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Help for Wedding Reception!

lunacelt Nov 11, 2010 04:52 AM

Hi All! I normally hang out on the Boston/New England boards, so I apologize if someone else has already asked this question...

Does anyone have a good idea of some good venues for a day-time wedding reception? A friend of my family wants to have her wedding mid-May, 2011 (which I realize is right around the corner).

I'm posting to Chow (rather than to one of those wedding website boards), because the bride's goal is to really showcase New Orleans. Obviously, food is front & center. And, we'd need space for approximately 150 people.

Thanks so much for your help!

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  1. BayouTeche RE: lunacelt Nov 11, 2010 05:05 AM

    Napoleon House


    Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
    500 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. TaTee RE: lunacelt Nov 13, 2010 07:47 AM

      We just had a family wedding at Galvez, formerly Bella Luna. The river views are fantastic and you are smack dab in the middle of the FQ. Food was delicious, not strictly Spanish...yummy lamb chops. Recommend it.

      Galvez Restaurant
      914 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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        vant27 RE: lunacelt Nov 13, 2010 02:22 PM

        I got married last spring at Latrobes on Royal. The chef there is fantastic. It was not typical "wedding food". Our out of town guests loved it and still rave about the shrimp and grits. It was once the bank of Louisiana. With 150 guests, she maybe looking at more of the ballroom or reception hall place rather than the restaurant route. Other places we looked was Brousarrds for a court yard wedding (may be hot in May).

        1. N.O.Food RE: lunacelt Nov 14, 2010 03:11 PM

          We had much the same goal when we got married a few years ago. We had just come back after katrina so we also wanted to have a New Orleans centric wedding. We had our wedding and reception at the new orleans museum of art. Joel catered. Rehearsal dinner at Ralph's on the Park. A great time was had by all.

          You only mention a reception. Where's the service?

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            CharlieH RE: N.O.Food Nov 15, 2010 06:03 AM

            Guess he lost interest.

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            nolawinelover RE: lunacelt Jan 5, 2012 08:43 AM

            try this....it is a fabulous space...


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              porker RE: nolawinelover Jan 5, 2012 09:01 AM

              By now, theres a good chance the married couple already contacted http://www.noladivorcelawyer.com/

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                N.O.Food RE: porker Jan 5, 2012 09:18 AM


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