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Bourbon Orleans, Bourbon Vieux, or Louis XIV

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We are planning a March 2009 wedding. We are coming to check out venues (we are from NYC). Which place do you think has the best wedding food? Bourbon Orleans, Bourbon Vieux or Louis XIV?

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  1. Being from New Orleans I wouldn't have my wedding at a hotel, there are tons of awesome restaurants that can accomadate wedding receptions, the food would probably be a lot better
    Arnauds
    Restaurant August
    Ralphs on the park
    Muriels

    1. THanks for those suggestions. Unfortunately budget is the major factor and we want to have room for a dance floor and a ceremony in the same place as well as good food. THose places are all on my list for "want to eat when I go to NOLA next time."

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      1. re: ZestyZ

        i had my rehearsal dinner at Louis XIV. Freaking gorgeous. Food wasn't exactly stellar, but very good. Atmosphere was stellar.

      2. The Napoleon House has a pretty neat banquet room upstairs that I'd take a look at as well.....

        1. We have a July 07 wedding planned with ceremony and reception at the River View Room. They get great reviews on their food on The Knot wedding web site. There is a large dance floor.

          1. We had our reception March '07 in the courtyard at Louis XIV and were thrilled. Our guests tell us the food was terrific (we didn't have time to eat much). Also, Louis XIV has the great advantage of being virtually weather-proof.

            1. The Louis XIV hotel is OK, but the food is New Orleans' best. If you go, order choclate souffle for desert. It's not on the menu but order it when you make your reservation and double check when you are seated so they'll have time to make it. By the way, if you can work it out, there's a restaurant across the lake called La Provence. It has great food and an atmosphere you can't touch anywhere else.

              1. also visit the Westin Canal Place. depending on the size of your wedding party, they have a lovely courtyard overlooking the Mississippi River adjacent to their dining room.

                as far as Louis XVI, pre-K it was really showing its age and was a bit musty.