📆 Schedule

Here is the full schedule with detailed information for all of the various wedding events. Let us know if you have any questions!


7:00 PM: Basi-Sullivan family dinner (rehearsal dinner)

  • Where: Tandoori King
  • Address: 4744 Boul Saint-Jean, Pierrefonds, QC H9H 4B2 (map)
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Who: Basi and Sullivan family members
  • Dress: Dressy casual
  • About: This traditional Punjabi dinner, hosted by Mandeep’s family, will be the first opportunity at the wedding for both families to come together in person. The vibe is casual, and we aim for there to be plenty of time to relax, mingle and converse. Punjabi (North Indian) food will be served buffet style.
  • Additional information:
    • This event is limited to members of Mandeep’s and Johnny’s families!
    • Getting there: The venue is located in Pierrefonds, a suburb of Montreal about 18 miles away from downtown. Driving time can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic, so check Google Maps and plan accordingly.


10:00 AM: Wedding ceremony

  • Where: Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar
  • Address: 7801 Rue Cordner, LaSalle, QC H8N 2X2 (map)
  • Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Who: everyone!
  • Dress: Formal western or South Asian
  • About: The ceremony will take place at the local gurdhwara (Sikh temple) where a formal and traditional Sikh wedding service will be carried out. Guests will sit on the floor (don’t worry, there will be some chairs for anyone needs one), and the service will include Punjabi music, prayers and lavaan, the official marriage ritual. Afterwards, guests will move to the langar hall for langar, a customary free vegetarian meal. Consult the Gurdhwara Guidelines for a complete guide to the ceremony.

1:00PM: Photo shoot – Saturday afternoon

  • Where: Terrasse Saint-Ambroise
  • Address: 5080 St Ambroise St, Montreal, Quebec H4C 2G1 (map)
  • Time: approximately 1:00 – 3:00 pm (directly following the wedding ceremony)
  • Who: anyone who wants to come!
  • About: We will have our photoshoot outside by the Terrasse Saint-Ambroise, next to the Lachine Canal and in the shadow of the old Canada Malting Plant. The Terrasse Saint-Ambroise is a beautiful brasserie (brewery) with a large outdoor patio. There are no reservations taken, but it is easy enough to commandeer a few tables for everyone in the photos (family members) and anyone else who wants to come enjoy a beer and experience le vrai Montréal.

6:00PM: Reception – Saturday evening

  • Where: Auberge Saint-Gabriel
  • Address: 426 St Gabriel St, Old Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2Z9 (map)
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
  • Who: invited guests
  • Dress: Formal
  • About: We’ll celebrate in style in Grenier Hall at the first auberge (inn) in North America (dating back to 1688!). We start with a cocktail/mocktail hour at 6pm in the Piano Room, and eventually will move over to the dining room for dinner and dancing. DJs DjD and PapaQ will provide the soundtrack for the evening with a mix of our favourite music, including rock, pop, R&B, reggae, soul, and of course plenty of Punjabi Bhangra music.
  • Additional information:
    • Access: Grenier Hall, where the reception will be held, is on the 3rd floor and requires climbing 50 stairs to get there. If you or someone accompanying you need help or extra time getting up the stairs, we recommend you arrive at 5:30, and the Auberge Saint-Gabriel staff will be available to assist as needed.
    • Bar service: There will be an open bar during the cocktail hour and dinner, and wine will be served at the tables during the dinner service. The bar will change to a cash bar once the dinner service concludes.


10:00AM: Family brunch (tentative/optional)

  • Where: La Petite Marche
  • Address: 5035 Saint Denis St, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2L9 (map)
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Who: This is a totally informal/optional event for whoever is around and wants to join!
  • Dress: Come as you are
  • About: On Sunday, after the wedding, we look forward to hanging out with family, and especially those who have travelled to attend! We’ve made a reservation for Sunday morning at La Petite Marche, a good spot in our hood for a relaxed brunch in true Montreal style.
  • Additional information:
    • We’ll get an accurate tally of everyone who wants to come and update the reservation to ensure we have the right number of seats.
    • For any guests staying though the day Sunday, we can recommend a walk in the neighbourhood or on the mountain (Parc du Mont-Royal) after, and a visit to our home later in the afternoon with some pizza from our favourite neighbourhood pizzaria. (We do live in Little Italy, after all…)

We are so excited to share this weekend with you! – M & J