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10 Most Magical New Orleans Wedding Venues

10 absolutely magical New Orleans wedding venuesPhoto: Bella Bridesmaids New Orleans/Sarah Mattix

 

Do you love elegant architecture with wrought iron balconies wrapped in sweet-scented floral jasmine and wisteria vines?

Are you a history buff who loves nothing more than a live band where everyone’s dancing and having a good time?

Do you dream of getting married somewhere with a unique, distinctive flair and heritage … without needing a passport and a long international flight? 

You do? Well, New Orleans, Louisiana is here, ready and waiting for you.

Those who’ve been here before already know. It’s an incredible place, a vibrant feast for the senses. Marriage is a celebration, and celebrating is something NOLA does really, really well. 

Because of this, there are a ton of next-level event venues to make your special day stand out in a big, big way.

These are our ten favorite New Orleans wedding venues!

 

1. The Nopsi Hotel


With high ceilings, brick walls, huge arched pane glass windows, this location has it all. Including a dedicated staff who work with you,  transforming this flexible event space to match your vision, bringing your dream wedding to life.

This venue:

• Offers breathtaking indoor and outdoor options
• Seats up to 600 guests
• Has on-site accommodation and amenities

    We can’t get over the variety of spaces at this location. The ballroom chandeliers are epic, and we love that its recent restoration pays homage to the building's historical significance.

     

    2. The Chicory

     

    This historic venue has been around since 1852. Before becoming a sought-after event space, the Chicory started as a coffee warehouse. 

    Its name pays homage to the process of adding chicory to the roast to stretch the coffee supply further. 

    This venue:

    • Accommodates up to 400 guests
    • Boasts 20,000 square feet
    • Offers multiple wedding package options

      We’re in love with the exposed beams, white-washed brick walls, and gas lanterns that emit soft, warm, romantic light.

       

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      3. Race & Religious

       

      Located in the heart of the Lower Garden District, this three-story brick building borrows inspiration from “wow.”

      The venue is a combo of three buildings and romantic brick courtyards accented with greenery. The upper-level balconies are dip and kiss-worthy. 

      You can say “I do” by the reflection pool or indoors. Either way, this eclectic venue is the perfect blend of something old and new — you provide the borrowed and blue.

      This space:

      • Accommodates 275 guests
      • 400 square feet indoors and out
      • Three gorgeous courtyards

        We can’t get over the attention to detail. This cool one-of-a-kind space exudes an artistic, romantic ambiance.

         

        4. The Jaxson

         

        Named after Andrew Jackson, the brewery erected in his honor is now a sophisticated and polished event space. Located in Jackson Square, the arched windows frame views of the French Quarter and the Mississippi River.

        This venue offers:

        • Two screens for slideshows and videos
        • Private bridal salon
        • Customizable floor plan
        • Mouthwatering in-house menu

          This venue is in the heart of the French Quarter, near the infamous Bourbon Street. We love the idea of having a wedding ceremony on the private outdoor terrace overlooking the Mississippi.

           The Jaxson wedding venue in New Orleans (review by Bella Bridesmaids)Photo: Bella Bridesmaids New Orleans/Tasha Rae

           

          5. Degas House

           

          Calling artists and fans of art: The Degas House was the home of none other than the famous impressionist artist Edgar Degas.

          Fans and those who’ve never heard of him alike can’t help but fall in love with this elegant Southern mansion. 

          The Degas House is complete with Victorian parlors and antique furniture. This romantic setting also includes courtyards and a pineapple-topped fountain. 

          This ideal spot for your special day provides:

          • Gourmet French Creole menu
          • Off-street parking for 90 vehicles
          • 3 event space options
          • Professional wedding coordinator

            We’re still in awe that it’s possible to have the ultimate wedding in the prestigious former home of a world-renowned artist.

             

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            6. House of Blues

             

            Love rock ‘n roll? This space is total Joan Jett meets Mardi Gras. With lively bars and state-of-the-art light and sound, what better way to get — and keep — the party going?

            From private event rooms to a full-on stage, it’s the perfect place for those who love everything about a good concert. But it’s also for couples who don’t want to skimp on the finer things.

            On-site, you’ll get:

            • Traditional Southern art and cuisine
            • Three elegantly designed event rooms
            • Unlimited entertainment access — including live bands

              The bold colors and overall party vibe are one-of-a-kind. In addition, the flexible reception venues and wedding planning options ensure no matter what, you and your guests will have the time of your lives. 

              Oh, and the food! What’s not to love?

               

              7. Melrose Mansion

               

              The parlor of this Victorian mansion features floor-to-ceiling windows. Melrose Mansion’s courtyard is also perfect for an outdoor event, complete with a pool. 

              The dark hardwood floors are offset with creamy white walls. These lead to high ceilings featuring original crown molding and chandeliers dripping in crystal.

              This space:

              • Accommodates up to 120 guests
              • Settings include a lush courtyard or indoors
              • Onsite accommodation with 14 rooms and suites
              • Also has elopement and intimate wedding package ceremonies

                We’re enamored with the bright, clean, and crisp feel of both the indoor and outdoor space. This wedding venue is a true modern display of Southern Charm.

                 

                8. Margaret Place Hotel

                 

                The Margaret Place Hotel is a fine example of Greek revival architecture. Here, you can celebrate your wedding day in the semi-tropical cobbled courtyard. 

                Shrouded in privacy by the exquisite brick building adorned with balconies, the hotel is perfect for indoor and outdoor events. 

                Knock the rehearsal dinner or wedding reception out of the park in the indoor space, and tie the knot in the courtyard, shaded by majestic oak.

                This space offers:

                • Room for up to 230 guests
                • Privacy
                • Guest rooms

                  We’re obsessed with the rustic, elegant vibes and unique tropical twist.

                   Margaret Place Hotel (New Orleans Wedding Venue review by Bella Bridesmaids)Photo: Bella Bridesmaids New Orleans/Brittany Dufrene

                   

                  9. Southern Oaks

                   

                  Timelessly elegant and dreamy, the outdoor space is made of a lush, sprawling country club green lawn framed by mature oak trees draped in Spanish moss and twinkling lights. 

                  Indoors you’ll find soft, elegant, muted finishes glowing in warm light. This opulent colonial home with stately columns invites you to go big on your big day.

                  This New Orleans wedding venue offers:

                  • Horse-drawn carriage
                  • Fireworks display
                  • Multiple indoor and outdoor ceremony options

                    We’re over the moon for this venue. This enchanting fairytale-like environment is a literal dream come true.

                     

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                    10. Chateau LeMoyne

                     

                    Providing rooms, catering, and the ideal spot to tie the knot, this venue is a one-stop shop, perfect for those craving a destination wedding. 

                    This awe-inspiring venue has a charming private garden courtyard and a renovated ballroom. The Chateau LeMoyne is also conveniently located in the French Quarter.

                    Our favorite features include:

                    • A “real” NOLA experience
                    • Multiple on-site rooms and suites
                    • Full-service catering

                      We love it; our creative ideas get going. It’s the ideal backdrop of brick, cobbles, and crisp black and white accents. Now, it’s just waiting for you or your wedding planner to add delightful details and finishing touches.



                      Conclusion

                       

                      It doesn’t matter where you choose to celebrate, whether it’s a venue overlooking the Bayou or boasting views of St. Louis Cathedral. In New Orleans, you and your guests are bound to have a blast. And with that in mind, “laissez les bon temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll.”)

                       

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