Netflix IRL’s ‘Bridgerton’ Ball revealed Montreal location and Queen would approve
Only a few months left before Montreal has a life of its own Bridgerton ball, transforming a local venue into Regency-era London. While much remains to be seen – for example which guests will win the Queen’s favor – we now know exactly where the event will take place.
True to the elegant and majestic ballrooms featured on the hit Netflix show, Montreal’s “Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience” will be held at Le Windsor Ballrooms (formerly the Windsor Hotel), located near the Square Dorchester on Peel Street.
The Regency Era, in which the show takes place, was the period from 1811 to 1820 – not too long, relatively speaking, before the Windsor Hotel was built in 1878.
According to the website, the venue includes two “Victorian-style French Renaissance ballrooms,” separated by a long marble walkway. “The wealth of architectural details will surely transport you to another era,” he says.
But the ballroom vibe isn’t the only thing that’ll make you think you’re in another time and place. The immersive experience includes actors dressed in period costumes, dance performances, cocktails, a string quartet playing music inspired by the Bridgerton soundtrack, acrobatic performances, romantic love stories and interactive moments based on the series.
Those details alone could possibly make you feel like a Bridgerton a member of the cast, interacting with elite members of high society, but it’s also worth noting that this isn’t Windsor’s first contact with royalty. It has hosted real members of the royal family in the past.
For example, a state banquet was held in honor of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth – who were staying at the hotel – in 1939. In 1951, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip visited the hotel , appearing twice on the hotel balcony “to respond to the crowd that had come to greet them,” according to the Windsor website.
“The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience” is scheduled to open on January 29 and run through March 6. Tickets are on sale now. You must be at least 17 years old to participate.
The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience
Price: Starting at $ 49 for general admission, depending on the date
When: French sessions from January 29 to February 6 & from February 16 to 27; Sessions in English from February 8 to 15 & from March 1 to 6
Address: 1170, rue Peel, Montreal, QC
Why you have to go: Fulfill your fantasy of attending a fancy ball in the 1800s just like your favorite Bridgerton characters.
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