Fine dining isn’t simply exquisite food and pleasing service. It also requires a setting that complements and enhances the experience. Joel Catering & Special Events found such a setting in il Mercato, an historic building located in New Orleans captivating Lower Garden District. It can comfortably serve 100 to 450 guests providing them an eye to the past while enjoying extraordinary cuisine and superlative service. Perfect for weddings, corporate events and fundraisers.
The renovation took almost two years. Besides lovingly restoring the walls, tiles and doors, the property was enhanced with the inclusion of a courtyard complete with 100-year old reclaimed bricks, a fireplace, and surrounding wrought-iron fencing. Many evenings begin in the courtyard for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres then naturally flow inside to the large open floor area.
To find out more about us and to see previous events hosted at il Mercato, please check out our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/ilmercatonola
Want something unique for your wedding, rehearsal dinner or that bachelor/bachelorette party? How about a bowling alley? In the heart of New Orleans’s Warehouse District, Fulton Alley is an upscale boutique cocktail bar, restaurant, bowling and entertainment venue. Fulton Alley offers bowling, bocce, table games, craft cocktails, and fine Southern cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. We are located only 2 blocks from the French Quarter in the heart of the Warehouse District and only one block from Harrah’s Casino.
The Elms Mansion and Gardens is a spectacular special events venue. The mansion was built in 1869 and is a National Historic Landmark, located along the streetcar line in the Garden District of New Orleans. The Elms Mansion has been hosting special events since 1968 and is ideally suited for wedding receptions, dinners, and cocktail parties. The beauty and grandeur of The elms Mansion and Gardens will make any event a special event. Wedding packages include the following. Special rates and minimums apply for the month of December and on Holidays. For pricing please contact The Elms Mansion at 504-895-9200. www.elmsmansion.com
Are you ready for the best wedding ever in the Big Easy? For the best live music in New Orleans, you have to be at BB King’s Blues Club, located at 1104 Decatur St. across the street from the French Market.
BB King’s New Orleans is a fantastic rehearsal dinner and wedding venue – and not just because of the location, food and music. We offer several creative options to meet your wedding needs. With a unique layout, including balcony dining, there are several different areas available for booking that perfect venue space for your wedding. We’ll be serving up the best Southern cuisine anywhere in New Orleans.
Special wedding packages available including complimentary house dance band! So put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate your wedding with us… you won’t regret it!!
Dream weddings don’t just happen, they’re planned. We do all of the work so all you have to do is arrive. Bourbon’s Best will help you create the picturesque French Quarter Wedding event, rehearsal dinner or reception experience you desire. Groups of 75-400.
Our Event Planners can also provide you with recommended resources to guide you with arrangements such as music, flowers, wedding photographers and any other requests you may have for the perfect French Quarter Courtyard Wedding.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans is delighted that you are considering hosting your group at our beautiful property.
Our New Orleans downtown hotel has over 5,000 sq. ft. of space, and can accommodate up to 400 guests. Our dedicated and experienced sales and event team at Homewood Suites New Orleans will help ensure your event is a success. We also offer audio/visual equipment, wireless internet access, refreshments, and other amenities in our meeting package. Choose from creative catering options to enhance your event and allow our expert planning specialists to transform your vision into a successful and memorable event.
No minimum food/beverage is required.
Just two blocks off the streetcar line and Bayou St. John, The Cannery is a multi-purpose venue offering 12,000 square feet of modern, unique space that can be customized for your next occasion!
Host your next wedding, fashion show, conference, or party at The Cannery and see the flexibility of this beautiful space.
Our large, open floor plan allows our staff to customize the rooms according to your creativity and vision.
New Orleans’ newest, most exciting French Quarter venue, only a short stroll from St. Louis Cathedral. Located on Decatur Street in the restored Jax Brewery Building, The Jaxson offers elegant surroundings, spectacular cuisine, and an open floor plan capable of accommodating groups from 70 to 300.
From the spacious outdoor terrace, you and your guests will enjoy an intoxicating view of the Mississippi River along with the sights, sounds, and feel of the beautiful Crescent City.
Make your special occasion a historic event at one of the top museums in the country!
The National WWII Museum provides a wide variety of venues designed to accommodate both intimate gathering and large scale extravaganzas. Our versatile facilities can accommodate eight to 650+ guests for rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions.
All of our delectable food is prepared exclusively in-house through American Sector Catering, featuring cuisine inspired by the Greatest Generation and local Louisiana tradition. We offer a wide range of catering packages as well as custom designed menus tailored to your unique style and taste.
Conveniently located in the Central Business District, a short trip from the French Quarter, the Museum is in the heart of downtown.
The National WWII Museum was recently rated by TripAdvisor as the top attraction in New Orleans, #3 Museum in the USA, and #15 in the world. Come and let us show you why!
Where do you imagine your special day?
Under a starry sky or in the gardens of a Southern Mansion? Or under a tent along the Mississippi River in the heart of New Orleans? The endless opportunities for your wedding at River City Venues will make any dream possible. Create timeless memories at our stylish event spaces. Intimate or grandiose, romantic or rockin’— at River City Venues, your wedding will be truly magical. Let our in-house coordinator take care of arrangements, so you can enjoy your time with family and friends. You bring your dreams, we’ll do the rest!
Looking for a romantic setting for the perfect New Orleans French Quarter wedding? Arnaud’s offers seventeen exquisitely appointed dining rooms, highly personalized attention, and French Quarter wedding planning services assured to make the planning process stress-free.
Our private event coordinators will attend to every detail of your dream wedding from customized menus and floral arrangements to a genuine New Orleans second line. No detail is too big or too small.
Many wedding vows have been exchanged at Arnaud’s, whether they were toasted at an engagement party, bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, a grand French Quarter wedding reception or simple dinner for two.
Located in one of America’s most romantic cities, club XLIV and Encore are the premier private luxury lounges of New Orleans. Modern furnishings, illuminated bars and signature lighting make club XLIV a dream location for any bride and groom. From the ceremony to the reception, this venue is fully equipped. Encore, connected to club XLIV by oversized sliding doors, is a venue that is customizable to the bride and groom’s wishes. Encore is ideal for a ceremony or additional reception space.
Built in 1799 on historic Bayou St. John, the Pitot House is a witness to centuries of New Orleans history. Families thrived in this house, the Cabrini Sisters used it as a convent, and preservationists have loved it for all of its historical context and architectural beauty. Home to New Orleans’ first American Mayor, the Pitot House is one of the few colonial West Indies style houses left in Louisiana and features a beautiful parterre garden reminiscent of the 19th century. Today it functions as a house museum, the headquarters for Louisiana Landmarks Society, and as a destination for field trips, exhibitions, and celebrations. The house is conveniently located within walking distance of the Canal Streetcar, City Park, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. Also nearby is the Lafitte Greenway, which connects cyclists from the French Quarter to the heart of Mid-City on the bayou.
For groups of more than 100 people:
For groups of less than 100 people:
Celebrate the start of your life together at the best location in New Orleans! We are one block from the French Quarter and surrounded with beautiful architecture, art galleries, museums, shopping, restaurants, and bars. The Canal streetcar is outside our front door. Our16th floor Ballrooms are one of the best kept secrets in the New Orleans. The high ceilings and panoramic views facing both the French Quarter and the Mississippi River provide the perfect setting for small and intimate celebrations for a few or large and lavish festivities for hundreds. Able to accommodate 30-350 guests. We offer elegant catering options and wedding packages that can be individually customized to accommodate any ceremony, from intimate to lavish to everything in between. Our wedding package includes:
Built in 1834 as a working mint, this massive landmark boasts a square block of fenced-in grounds and is located on the French Quarter tour bus route.
The newly renovated $4.7 million performance hall on the third floor features a stunning room equipped with the latest light and sound technology – perfect for musical performances. The versatility of the space makes it the ideal venue for large corporate events, fund-raisers and festivals.
Venusian Gardens is a contemporary art venue exhibiting an imaginative collection of luminous art and sculpture, featuring original hardwood floors, 16-foot windows, and a 40-foot cathedral-style cypress ceiling. With a fully inclusive package, Venusian Gardens provides tables, chairs & linens, event set up and break down, pre & post clean up, as well as an event manager in order to guarantee a perfectly executed reception.
• Conveniently located 5 blocks from the French Quarter
• Ample parking for autos and motorcoaches
• Security for all events
• Full services including catering, entertainment, and photography
Great events require great settings. From small, intimate gatherings of 100 to large, festive receptions for 800, the Louisiana Children’s Museum is one of the most unique venues in town! Let us help you capture the fun and excitement with more than 25 innovative, interactive exhibits. Our staff is well qualified to help you plan, organize and manage your event. And our space—from the exhibit floor to the 200 seat Times-Picayune Theatre – can adapt easily to your needs.
The “Jewel of the Treme” was built in 1950 and completed restoration in 2014…the Historic Carver Theater has a million dollar light and sound show and has gone through over 8 ½ million dollars in renovations to restore it to its former glory and new place in the history of New Orleans and the historic Treme neighborhood. It has been said that if New Orleans is the heart and soul of American music then Treme is the heart and soul of New Orleans. This spirit has forever been captured on the HBO series “TREME”. We look forward to your event and offer the following amenities:
717 Orleans Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. Ph: 504.523.2222.
Tired of the same old party? Host a unique wedding event your guests will always remember! Our rustic barn setting and beautifully landscaped grounds are ideal for wedding receptions, private parties, and corporate events. Bayou Barn can host your rehearsal dinner, engagement party, baby shower or bridal tea.
Cafe Amelie at the Princess of Monaco Courtyard. Private wedding & event packages for a standard three hours include the following:
The perfect day is yours when you celebrate your wedding at Hyatt Regency NewOrleans. Envision yourself surrounded by the ones you love, celebrating the happiness you so richly deserve. Whether you wish for your New Orleans wedding to be a small ceremony with close friends and family or a spectacular event with hundreds of cherished guests, our wedding planner and professional event team will assist you in creating an unforgettable day.
From deluxe gourmet menus to lavishly decorated New Orleans wedding sites, we can make any dream event a reality.
Each wedding at our luxury hotel includes the following best-in-class amenities:
• A professional wedding specialist, who will work with you thoughout the process
• The Empire Ballroom, a stunning setting for your big day featuring over 25,000 square feet of completely new event space including floor-to ceiling glass windows and exquisite outdoor balcony
• A full set of gourmet catering menus, offering deluxe food and drinks for intimate and large groups
• Complimentary luxury suite, stocked with the fines Champagne for the bride and groom to cap off their special evening
• Ideal location, in the heart of the city’s vibrant Arts & Entertainment District and close to the soon-to-come Loyola Avenue streetcar line
• Valet parking, as added convenience for you and your guests
• Discounted room rates for you and your out of town guests
• Your choice of venues, both in the hotel and in the surrounding city
The newly reimagined Royal Sonesta New Orleans can design weddings and receptions from intimate occasions to the most lavish affairs in our unique venues fitting 5 to 500 guests.
Our elegant 5000 sq.ft. Grand Ballroom, and beautiful 2000 sq.ft. Fleur de Lis Suite with access to our traditional New Orleans courtyard and the property’s authentic architecture, pair perfectly with Sonesta’s creative “Food Is Art” philosophy and Restaurant R’evolution inspired menus.
Accommodate your guests in our newly renovated guest rooms or luxurious suites; including Bourbon Balcony Suites, which are great for entertaining.
Offering the highest degree of personal service from a team of warm and wonderful wedding planners, we create uniquely personal events from bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, to bachelor or bachelorette parties.
Featuring breathtaking wedding venues and impeccable service, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans specializes in creating unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. With dedicated wedding planners to manage the details of your big day, your dream wedding will become reality. From the artistry of the hotel’s award-winning culinary staff to the city’s premier musicians, stunning New Orleans reception venues to luxurious honeymoon suites, each element of your celebration will be carefully tended to by the hotel’s skilled wedding planners to ensure your wedding, reception, shower and bachelorette parties are perfect to the last detail.
Begin your forever by holding your wedding ceremony and reception in our enchanting Garden Courtyard at Chateau LeMoyne in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.
Joy and celebration permeate every corner of our colorful city, and we specialize at bringing this spirit to your special day. Our lovely Ballroom opens into our flourishing Courtyard that’s ideal for outdoor ceremonies, indoor receptions, garden-style cocktail hours or candle-lit outdoor receptions.
The New Orleans Museum of Art is an enchanting and exquisite venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our venue includes free parking, security detail, wheelchair access, a facility manager for the duration of the event, and three hours set-up time.
In the heart of New Orleans, Weddings at the Roosevelt make history! Through the years, generations of celebrities, dignitaries and lovers have made their grand entrance in the ornate lobby of The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. This iconic destination blends elegance and romance with refined service and all of the essential elements for your wedding celebration. From intimate gatherings to lavish affairs, our historic venues and impeccable service provide the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams.
Lush and inviting, Audubon Park is a naturally beautiful destination to pledge your vows in an outdoor wedding ceremony. New Orleans residents and visitors can choose to plan their special ceremonies at one of several charming locations within Audubon Park:
Built in 1906, the Civic Theatre is the oldest theatre in New Orleans. This beautiful theatre has been renovated and redesigned with the latest in technology and hardware while preserving it’s original architectural design. Your guests will experience the best of the past while getting a taste of the future.
Crowne Plaza Weddings Directors are wedding experts – well versed, experienced and your single point of contact throughout the entire wedding planning process. You will receive dedicated and detailed guidance from one of our Crowne Weddings Director who will be there to advise you every step of the way. Our Crowne Weddings Director is dedicated to help you through your wedding day from start to finish. On your first visit, your Crowne Weddings Director will show you around the hotel facilities as well as gain an understanding of your wedding requirements.
Special packages are available for the ceremony, rehearsal dinner or reception. Need accommodations for your out of town guests? We offer special rates for your wedding group.
Compliments of the Crowne Plaza:
Housed in a historic warehouse building in the the Arts & Warehouse District, the Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center features 12,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space accommodating up to 500 guests. Our professional meeting planners will help you create the perfect space. With audiovisual equipment and professional catering, your New Orleans events come to life in the heart of the Big Easy.
We are excited to offer the following concessions when booking your wedding:
Nearly identical in design to the Cabildo, this venue hosts our must-see Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond exhibit. The second floor comes alive with an interactive permanent exhibit of all things Mardi Gras.
Like the Cabildo, this building also showcases a window-filled gallery that overlooks Jackson Square, providing the perfect space for your ceremony, reception or dinner.
Built in 1799 as the seat of the Spanish Colonial rule in New Orleans, The Cabildo is perfect for larger receptions or events. The second floor houses the room where the Louisiana Purchase transfer ceremonies took place in 1803.
The second floor also features a window-filled gallery with spectacular views of Jackson Square, making it a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your wedding.
From you rehearsal dinner all the way through your reception, any way you have imagined your wedding – intimate or grandiose, romantic or rockin’, indoors or outdoors – at Mardi Gras World, it can be yours! We have unique and breathtaking settings unlike any other…
The Attic at Lucy’s, is a beautifully renovated private party space located above the main bar and restaurant.
This is the perfect location for engagement parties, wedding welcome receptions, casual rehearsal dinners, or even the casual fun and funky ceremony!
Create the memory of a lifetime in New Orleans’ most iconic venue, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Located on the 200 Level, the Superdome’s Club Lounges offer an upscale environment in a unique New Orleans venue. With floor to ceiling picturesque windows overlooking the cityscape, the Club Lounges are truly “rooms with a view!” With amazing built-in amenities, dimmable lighting and complimentary parking, we make creating your wedding truly big and easy.
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