Grand Prix Parties 2019

May 10th, 2019

We’ve decided to change our Grand Prix coverage to give our readers more time to prepare. This week, a month before the event, we present a roundup of Grand Prix parties which will require reservations or ticket purchases. A week before the Canada Grand Prix, watch this space for a schedule of events at the track, and listings of free street parties and other official activities.

Official Opening Night

The Official Opening Night of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix 2019 will also be the unofficial debut of the Four Seasons Montreal Hotel as a prime venue for sumptuous, elegant events. This prestigious party, the launch of Formula 1 festivities in Montreal, has been reinvented for its 10th anniversary. Formerly known as “The Grand Evening,” this year’s Official Opening Night will transport guests to a world where “Montreal’s madness meets Paris’s glamour and New York’s eccentricity”.

Two types of tickets are available:

Cocktail Dinner
• Food stations
• Open bar
• Immersive artistic performances
• Parking with valet service
$1000 per person

In addition to the cocktail dinner items:
• Exclusive VIP area
• 3-service banquet dinner
$1500 per person

Location: Four Seasons Montreal Hotel, 1430 De la Montagne Street
Date and time: Thursday, June 6, 6 p.m. |

The Grand Prix Party

At the Ritz-Carlton Montreal Grand Prix Party, the past converges with the future. The artistic director of this party, Mabel Palomino, explains that the concept was inspired by the historic grandeur of the Ritz-Carlton and a futuristic vision of luxury. “Guests will flow between rooms and halls entirely transformed to create fascinating worlds of light and bliss.” Visual designer Lüz Studio and event architect Maddy K. also helped design the event.

Regular tickets cost $650 (not including taxes and service) and include a Champagne bar until 9 p.m., open bar all night, food stations, entertainment and surprises.

Limited VIP tickets for $1000 (not including taxes and service) include access to a VIP area on the second floor with additional food, an open bar and VIP touches.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton Montreal, 1228 Sherbrooke Street West
Date and time: Friday, June 7, 7 p.m.

ABGE: Welcome to the Jungle

Once again this year, Old Montreal’s Auberge St-Gabriel hosts ABGE, a series of five Grand Prix du Canada-related events. This year’s theme is Welcome to the Jungle. Celebrities from the fields of entertainment, art, fashion, media, politics and business mingle with race drivers during four days of festivities, from June 6 to 9.

The long weekend begins Thursday with Jump Start, a red carpet happy hour event and kickoff to the Grand Prix (10 p.m.). On Friday, Paris’s l’Arc Nightclub partners with Auberge St-Gabriel for Paris, Mon Amour (10 p.m.). There will be two events on Saturday: an after-party brunch (3 p.m.) and Grand Prix Madness (10 p.m.). On Sunday, the weekend ends with a bang at the Closing Party (10 p.m.).

Location: Auberge Saint-Gabriel, 426 Saint-Gabriel Street

Le Richmond

Little Burgundy’s Le Richmond restaurant is an official partner of the Grand Prix du Canada 2019 and will be hosting parties from Thursday to Sunday morning. High-quality Italian cuisine and an award-winning terrace make Le Richmond a must during the Grand Prix.

Location: Restaurant Le Richmond, 377 Richmond Street
Date and time: Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7 from 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m. | 514-508-8749 p.222

Bord’Elle Grand Prix 2019

Supper Club Bord’Elle, with its glamorous, naughty, Roaring Twenties vibe, fits nicely with the Grand Prix style. This place hosts live entertainment including aerial acrobatics and burlesque shows. The club will host two parties during Grand Prix weekend: on Friday, June 7, The First Lap; and on Saturday, June 8, The Main Event. Prices start at $50 (ladies’ admission, no seating, alcohol credit) and $150 (gentlemen’s admission June 7, no seating, alcohol credit). Dinner and table service start at $300 per person. Several group packages are available.

Location: Bord’Elle, 390 Saint-Jacques Street West