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Planning a wedding in New Orleans - any venue suggestions?

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DanielPBradley1989 Nov 3, 2013 02:40 AM

Hi All!
My fiancée and I are planning a wedding in New Orleans next year (date undecided).
We will have 80-100 people.
Does anyone have any recommendations for venues & catering companies or any special restaurants which would be suitable for a wedding?
Most guests will be from out of town so we're looking for somewhere centrally located.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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    montore1 RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 3, 2013 04:17 AM

    English Turn golf and country club. My daughters wedding was there beautiful setting.

    1. BayouTeche RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 3, 2013 06:02 AM

      Napoleon House

      http://www.napoleonhouse.com/receptio...

      Race & Religious

      http://raceandreligious.com/

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        collardman RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 3, 2013 11:03 AM

        What is your budget?

        Also if you do a search your question has come up a few times for different budgets.

        Having just been to a reception at the Pavillion of the Two Sisters in City Park I can vouch for the beauty and food.

        On Friday night we had a good wedding reception band inside and you could walk outside and kick it up with Voodoo Fest sounds.

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          Jwestcoaster RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 3, 2013 12:33 PM

          My daughter was married at City Park. The ceremony was at the Peristyle and reception at the Parkview Terrace. Both were perfect. Parkview terrace has indoor/outdoor space. The wedding was in April so we could escape the music outside on the terrace in the evening. We used City Park catering. The food was good and it was less complicated that way. We went with passed appetizers, a table with fruit, cheese, and crawfish cheesecake, and open bar. We were a little concerned about the delay in responses from the venue but it was during the meeting a month before the wedding that we finalized. That's how they do things. There were a lot of choices for food which we sampled during a group tasting. The cost, at least compared to the west coast was very reasonable for what we got. We did arrange transportation back to the quarter from the venue.

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            Jwestcoaster RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 3, 2013 12:34 PM

            My daughter was married at City Park. The ceremony was at the Peristyle and reception at the Parkview Terrace. Both were perfect. Parkview terrace has indoor/outdoor space. The wedding was in April so we could escape the music outside on the terrace in the evening. We used City Park catering. The food was good and it was less complicated that way. We went with passed appetizers, a table with fruit, cheese, and crawfish cheesecake, and open bar. The cake was from Haydels and was very good. It was included in the price. We were a little concerned about the delay in responses from the venue but it was during the meeting a month before the wedding that we finalized. That's how they do things. There were a lot of choices for food which we sampled during a group tasting. The cost, at least compared to the west coast was very reasonable for what we got. We did arrange transportation back to the quarter from the venue.

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              lillidalla RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 3, 2013 03:45 PM

              Muriel's (Jackson Square) would be very centrally located for guests lodging in The French Quarter. It's a gorgeous restaurant with lots of New Orleans charm. I have no personal experience with weddings there, but have dined as part of a group of forty people. The food and service were outstanding.

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                DanielPBradley1989 RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 4, 2013 12:38 AM

                Thanks all for the recommendations!

                1. TaTee RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 4, 2013 01:11 PM

                  Here are a few suggestions and most of these will have in-house catering:

                  The Columns on St. Charles Ave http://www.thecolumns.com/

                  Latrobe's on Royal http://www.latrobesonroyal.com/

                  Broussard's on Conti http://www.broussards.com/

                  Cafe Amelie on Royal http://www.cafeamelie.com/

                  New Orleans Opera Guild
                  http://neworleansopera.org/guild-home/

                  1. TaTee RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 4, 2013 01:40 PM

                    Thought of two more:

                    Valentino Conti House
                    http://www.valentinocontihouse.com/

                    Basin Street Station has a roof top room for specail events
                    http://www.yelp.com/biz/basin-st-stat...

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                      TaTee RE: TaTee Nov 5, 2013 10:40 AM

                      And two more:

                      The Elms Mansion on St. Charles Ave
                      http://www.elmsmansion.com/

                      Galvez Restaurant on the MS river
                      http://galvezrestaurant.com/

                      Lovely river views, had a family wedding and reception there and the food was wonderful.

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                        hazelhurst RE: TaTee Nov 5, 2013 11:48 AM

                        The Elms is worth it just for the historical marker outside about the Novelist and U-Boat Kapitan.

                    2. N.O.Food RE: DanielPBradley1989 Nov 4, 2013 03:44 PM

                      Noma. Joel catering.

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