Our Boutique - The Petrie Building

We have created a truly unique bridal shopping experience for you, starting with our space!
We are located on the third and fourth floor of the historic Petrie building.

You will shop in our dress loft, glance the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate from our floor to ceiling windows and enjoy all the stunning elegance of 19th century architecture.

The Petrie Building has been a downtown Guelph icon since opening in 1882. It was designed by architect John Day for businessman A.B. Petrie, who ran a pharmacy on the ground floor. Petrie was an entrepreneur and community leader. The Petrie Building is one of three remaining Canadian buildings built before 1890 that had full metal façades, and is now truly one of a kind, as it is the only remaining machine, stamped building.


Our Rooms

Wedding Dress Shopping at The Modern Bride

The JADE Room & The PEARL Room

Experience the true beauty of this historic space. When booking in the Pearl or Jade room you will be ushered into our front room; floor to ceiling windows bathe light on you and your group in our semi-private viewing area. 
Your group will take their seat as you change in a separate private dressing room. When you reveal your favourites you will be the brightest thing in the room.

The OPAL Room

Our brides know and love our intimate and private boutique experience. Our Opal Room is all that and so much more! You will be lead through double doors to your completely private change room and viewing area where you and your closest can help you decide on a gown.
Share those special moments in our exclusive space, just for you, your family and friends!


Our Services - Bridal Consultation

You’re engaged! Now let’s make sure you have something spectacular to wear! We carefully curate our selection of gowns to bring you styles that are sleek, fresh and fun, not to mention made out of some of the most gorgeous fabrics. We choose designers as selectively as we do our gowns and we're happy to boast two designers that design and manufacture in Canada! We believe that your wedding day look should reflect your style and personality so we left the stuffy tradition at the door and aim to curate our selection on modern details and edgy styles with an unpretentious vibe.

From start to finish you and your party will have the undivided attention of your own bridal stylist/consultant. She will help you navigate our stock and perhaps take you out of your comfort zone to discover what works best with your vision, body type and style! Enjoy every minute with those closest to you and maybe even celebrate with some bubbly!