On the occasion of the beautiful season, weddings bloom and bachelorette parties too! If you are in charge of preparing the festivities for your friend and looking for something chic and feminine, cool and refined, here is the best day plan for a bachelorette party with an irresistible side "Eat, pray, love "... And guess what? It's happening in Old Montreal!
Start the day on the right foot with a fresh and delicate breakfast from the thoughtful menu over at the Mélisse. Local and seasonal menu, everything is good to enjoy in this small haven of peace located at 719 William Street .
Body spirit between you, continue this day with an group activity to spend energy or to be Zen but especially, enjoy these moments together! Two options are to be considered depending on your energy level:
You can opt for a session at Milan Pole Dance. Ask for the "Private Party 1h". No need to be experts, come without complex! You'll start with a warm up and you'll learn beginner movements (unless your group level is more advanced, in this case of course, don't hesitate to mention it) Also good to know, the studio can accommodate up to 32 people thanks to their 16 poles!
"We have great demand all year round, but especially in the summer. The ideal is always to contact us as soon as some basic details are confirmed by completing our online form", explains Isabelle, teacher at Milan Pole Dance.
You can also choose a yoga class at Yoga Vieux-Montréal, near Notre-Dame Basilica, on rue Saint Jacques, which offers a special bachelorette class. "Personalized between friends (...) the Yoga Bachelorette is 75 minutes long and consists of 1 hour of Vinyasa Flow, a therapeutic massage and tea with fresh fruit.The class will be adapted to all levels" mentions Susie from Yoga Vieux-Montréal. A moment of calm before the storm, just to empty your head and fill the heart! For reservations, you can send them an email and of course, here as well, the sooner the better to be sure you’ll have this session booked at your convenience.
After these beautiful experiences, we need to start thinking about eating and for that, just to take home at least one recipe, this bachelorette day is an opportunity to give the future bride an Italian culinary inspiration to reuse later! Joiea Sociale, the Italian restaurant that has recently opened and already has a great reputation, offers Italian cooking classes, bachelorette groups welcome!
Then we RE-LAX. After all, this girls day shouldn't exhaust you for before D-Day! To do so, head to the Scandinave Spa which also offers a "Bachelorette Special". Why not celebrate by letting yourselves be spoiled and enjoy. "We offer groups of ten or more who book a massage with the baths, a gift bag for the future bride that includes a small bag of Chocosina candies, a Scandinave Spa insulated bottle and a set of Oneka samples." explains Claudine of the Scandinave Spa. The smoothie service is included in the price and good to know, the products Oneka and Idoine are in demo in the women's locker room, ideal so you don't have to carry around your bath kit: only bring your swimsuit, your good mood and enjoy...
Once rested, just a few steps from the spa take direction St. Paul West, you’ll soon reach the Champagnerie. As its name suggests, this is the establishment “par excellence” that’ll "pop" your evening! There’s also a "Bachelorette Special", sabering course and an awesome menu for food & drinks. "Our bachelorette packages are available from 8 people and up. Several packages are available and all include: a Polaroid rental, an Instagram photo frame, an initiation to sabering, a bottle customization option and a bachelorette game." says Laura from the Champagnerie. To book a bachelorette party when it's the peak season, they recommend that you do it two to three weeks in advance. And now, Champagne please!
A little hungry after that? Time to return to McGill Street and cross the oldest part of the city where you’ll have a short but very instragrammable walk. Then enter Pastel restaurant.
Minimalist decor, the kitchen is at the heart of the restaurant and the Japanese inspirations guide the creativity of the team. Pleasure for the eyes and the taste buds, in the glass as in the plate, the concept promises a perfect dinner.
For those who want to fully enjoy the evening, there is a plethora of bars and speakeasys to discover in Old Montreal! You can start at Mimi la nuit, a cozy bar and nightclub, to drink or snack, everything is at its finest and so is the staff!
And if you want to feel somewhere else, we can’t go passed the Boho, hidden behind the Venice. Become "Reinas del Sur" and enjoy their signature cocktail "Oaxaca Sour", in a place looking like a Mexican hangout where the night is exotic!
When you’ve celebrated the future bride, go get some quality sleep at the hotel! Chic and modern or luxurious and traditional, Hôtel Nelligan or the St-Sulpice, the Hôtel Place d’Armes close to the basilica, or the St-James, don’t pass the opportunity to complete an unforgettable 24-hour bachelorette party in Old Montreal!