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Dec 2, 2007 07:06 PM

NOLA Wedding w/ Good Food

I have been doing a lot of research for our wedding on April 26th (Jazz Fest first weekend), looking for good food and a nice quick ceremony. Our current front runners are the Masion Dupuy, Garlands Guesthouse, and the upstairs room at Napolean House. We are both from San Diego and have family and friends from all over, we are expecting 20-40 people to attend. We visit NOLA any time we can as it is our favorite city. Did I miss anywhere that could host a nice intimate wedding with top knotch food? I searched the boards and got some good ideas that steered us in the right direction (I hope). Any assistance you folks could provide would be greatly appreciated. We should have taken care of this long ago, but the engagement just happened on Friday. Budget per person is around $50-$60 pp with open bar. Thanks in advance for the assistance.


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  1. My BIL had his reception at Rosy's Jazz Hall; neat space, and the food was quite good.

    1. I've been in a wedding that was at the Maison Dupuy, but that was preKatrina. The food was wonderful and I loved the setting. I don't know about price or how it is these days, but I don't think you can go wrong.

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      1. I know someone who had their reception at the upstairs of the Napoleon House.
        They loved it. That said, being a Jazz Fest weekend . . . well, not sure if you will get the price you want or hotels.

        Here's an alternative: Uptown New Orleans

        The Fine Arts Center, I have been to many events here & have enjoyed every one!

        The family also has a B & B very close by (1 or 2 blks)

        I am pretty sure it will fit your budget.
        Perhaps you could also rent a streetcar for your entire guest list.
        That might be fun!

        1. Had our wedding reception upstairs at Napoleon House six years ago. Searching for something different than the run-of-the-mill wedding reception. My wife and I and friends are still talking about how wonderful our reception was. The Napoleon House allowed us to come in one Saturday night while another couple's reception was taking place, offered a large selection of possible food choices (all of which we were allowed to sample), and the personnel were extremely helpful and personable.
          I would recommend the Napoleon House.

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          1. re: gettingbigger

            Thanks for all the info and suggestions folks, this is truly one of the best boards on Chowhound. Waiting on some call backs, and quotes hopefully will have a place nailed down by Wednesday.

          2. Another vote for Napoleon House! Congratulations!