These days, it’s actually kinda cool to get hitched in a shared office. In the spring of 2016, Montreal-based members-only co-working space Crew Collective seriously upgraded their digs, taking over part of the main hall of the former Bank of Canada corporate headquarters. They turned the space into a giant, 12,000-square-foot café that’s open to anyone, with freelance writers and designers still having access to assigned desks, private booths or designated meeting rooms. The cavernous space, with 50-foot ceilings and impressive stone archways, is not only ideal for out-of-the-box creative thinking, but also for the jaw-dropping, jealousy-inducing wedding festivities.
The building was originally constructed in 1928, and it’s still got oodles of Art Deco glamour, including marble flooring, elaborate dangling chandeliers and painted coffered ceilings that are impossible to ignore. The place can accommodate a wide range of parties (even, according to their website, one with cockatoos), and you can take a virtual tour here. With all the natural light that floods through, it would be an especially awesome setting for a daytime ceremony, followed by elegant snacks and cocktails. Just think of the regal poses you could do with your bridal party on this sweeping staircase.