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Best place to host a cocktail party in New Orleans ?? Oct 24th

TXvisitor Sep 29, 2009 09:12 AM

My company is hosting a cocktail party for business guests on Oct 24th and I need suggestions.

We already checked with Muriel's, Commanders Palace, Bacco, NOLA and Pat O'Briens - none of them are available on Oct 24th or can't accomodate our budget ($30 pp + tax and gratuity for 100 people).


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    savory south RE: TXvisitor Sep 29, 2009 09:35 AM

    Call Lina Sins @ Arnaud's to see if they can work something out in the ballroom upstairs.
    Arnaud's is great for this as your clients can go thru the Germaine Wells museum as
    they socialize. @ $ 30 your food choices are limited Then if some want to stay for dinner that option is also there.

    Another would be the 2nd floor of the Napoleon House. I've done that venue for 75 - their
    menu is alot less in general and $ 30 should be able to work.

    Do it this week as that is a HUGE wedding weekend.

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      TXvisitor RE: savory south Sep 29, 2009 12:38 PM

      Thank you!! I will check them out

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        Bill Hunt RE: savory south Sep 29, 2009 09:40 PM

        Arnaud's did a smaller event for us some years ago. It was only about 15, and we did do the dinner for all that night. Do not recall the cost, but it WAS many years back. We enjoyed, as did all of our guests.

        Good call,


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        shrike4 RE: TXvisitor Sep 29, 2009 11:05 AM

        If you have the ability to travel, Cure has been known to close the back patio to the general public during regular hours (they open at 5) so that private parties can use the outdoor space.


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          cereed007 RE: TXvisitor Sep 29, 2009 01:51 PM

          I would call Ralphs on the Park. For large parties, they have very resonable prices!

          1. edible complex RE: TXvisitor Sep 29, 2009 02:31 PM

            Napoleon House has its Emperor's Apt. upstairs.

            1. Bill Hunt RE: TXvisitor Sep 29, 2009 09:38 PM

              I do not know about that date, but Broussard's did similar for an event for us. Now, we did also do dinner for 250 afterwards, but for the reception in the courtyard, they did a wonderful job.

              Good luck,


              1. Bill Hunt RE: TXvisitor Sep 29, 2009 09:41 PM

                Another possible option would be GW Fins in the FQ. They have a separate "event room." Do not know their pricing, but it would also offer the dinner option.

                Good luck,


                1. BayouTeche RE: TXvisitor Sep 30, 2009 01:34 PM

                  As previously mentioned......one more rec for Napoleon House. No doubt.

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