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16 Incredible New Orleans Restaurants For Your Wedding Day

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New Orleans is a gorgeous destination for weddings, from the French Quarter to City Park. With so many historic and ridiculously beautiful restaurants in New Orleans, these coveted spots can be yours for your special day.

Here now are the best New Orleans restaurants for weddings receptions (and entire wedding ceremonies, in some cases). Almost all of these destinations have on-site wedding or party planners and catering teams with years of experience. From buy-outs to private rooms rentals, with Creole and Cajun cuisine thrown in for good measure, these are the hottest spots for brides and grooms.

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Antoine's Restaurant

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Various legendary dining rooms and seating configurations can host a variety of party sizes. Creole fare can be done buffet or reception style, and of course there is the iconic Baked Alaska. Overall, an elegant location for Quarter weddings. [Photo: Facebook]

Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

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Several gorgeous rooms to choose from. The courtyard is one of the most romantic in the Quarter. The Louisiana cuisine has a touch of Caribbean flare thanks to chef Neal Swidler. [Photo: Facebook]

Brennan's

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For the bride and groom who want a restaurant emblematic of French Quarter hospitality and grace. There are seven incredible dining rooms to choose from for wedding parties of all sizes, and a slew of menu packages from brunch to dinner. But what really makes Brennan's a coveted wedding destination—along with the multi-million dollar overhaul of the gorgeous restaurant, its Quarter location, and Beard nominated chef Slade Rushing —is the courtyard, where you can get married if you're willing to buy out the entire Big Pink.

Arnaud's Restaurant

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An onsite party planner works with wedding couples to bring their weddings to life in this historic Quarter restaurant. Tons of upstairs banquet spaces. Plus, the catering team is exceptionally experienced at knocking it out of the park for large parties. Plus, the French 75 Bar is right there in all its glory. [Photo: Facebook]

Coquette

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The private upstairs area at this Garden District stunner features seating for 55 or standing room for 80, making for a great reception space on Magazine with elegant food as prepared by Michael Stoltzfus, Kristen Essig, and team. [Photo:Official Website]

Café Amelie

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If romance is at the top of your wedding venue checklist, this is the spot for you. A spectacularly lush romantic courtyard that exemplifies the essence of outdoor weddings, especially an outdoor wedding in the Quarter. When it comes to a wedding venue, Cafe Amelie has been coming through for years with reliable planning, catering, and enough room to accommodate between 100-150 guests. [Photo: Facebook]

Restaurant August

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The flagship of the John Besh empire of restaurants, Restaurant August is known for elegance. The space has light, exposed brick, and dark wood. Private dining areas can seat between 100 people and 120, and the restaurant also does complete buy outs. [Photo: Facebook]

The Court of Two Sisters

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This courtyard wedding favorite on Royal Street in the Quarter can accommodate up to 500 guests, especially beautiful in early spring as the Wisteria blooms. In fact, it is the largest courtyard in the Quarter. It's been popular for weddings for ages for good reason. Facebook]

Commander's Palace

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A beloved Garden District gem, Commander's Palace has withstood the test of time. Exceptional cocktails, classic and cutting edge food, and most importantly -- hospitality. Options for a reception or rehearsal dinner include the gorgeous courtyard and equally swank private wine room. Commander's has its own party planner to work with you through the planning process.

Ralph's on the Park

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Ralph's upstairs area is a gorgeous location to hold your reception if you're planning a City Park wedding, with a balcony overlooking the park and space to accommodate up to 150 guests. It's also great of reception dinners and bridal luncheons. Parking in this area is simple as well. [Photo: Facebook]

Messina's at the Terminal

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If offbeat and Art Deco are part of your wedding plans, Messina's at the newly renovated Art Deco Lakefront Airport is your answer. Messina's offers a few different food packages -- from Southern to Mediterranean. Accommodates up to 750 guests reception style.

Napoleon House

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Romantic, dark, and full of atmosphere, Napoleon House is a historic French Quarter institution. Rent a room or the entire restaurant (the whole restaurant accommodates 250 guests). Whatever you. do, get the muffulettas and Pimm's Cups.
Cavan is a newer restaurant, but it doesn't feel that way. Housed in a glorious, salvaged, and sexy 1880s Magazine Street mansion, this restaurant does food and atmosphere perfectly. American coastal cuisine is served in a space that also happens to be flooded with natural light (perfect for wedding photos)

Salon by Sucré

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For the couple with a mid-century sense of style and a love of sweets, Salon by Sucre is spot located in the French Quarter. Under the leadership of Tariq Hanna, the exquisite venue is known for French macaroons, gorgeous cakes, and sweets. A great food menu as well.
Salon by Sucre BRASTED

Press Street Station and Press Street Gardens

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You are likely to spend a lot of money for your wedding, so why not spend it to support something great. Little known fact. You can get married and host a reception at the Press Street Gardens, part of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Since the art school has its own top-knotch culinary program, you're in good hands.
Going to the chapel and you're going to get married? Vessel looks like a church, but it's actually a restaurant located in a 100 year old former church. Kind of the best of both worlds. For the creative couple, this spot wins with food and a super-cool space.

Antoine's Restaurant

Various legendary dining rooms and seating configurations can host a variety of party sizes. Creole fare can be done buffet or reception style, and of course there is the iconic Baked Alaska. Overall, an elegant location for Quarter weddings. [Photo: Facebook]

Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard

Several gorgeous rooms to choose from. The courtyard is one of the most romantic in the Quarter. The Louisiana cuisine has a touch of Caribbean flare thanks to chef Neal Swidler. [Photo: Facebook]

Brennan's

For the bride and groom who want a restaurant emblematic of French Quarter hospitality and grace. There are seven incredible dining rooms to choose from for wedding parties of all sizes, and a slew of menu packages from brunch to dinner. But what really makes Brennan's a coveted wedding destination—along with the multi-million dollar overhaul of the gorgeous restaurant, its Quarter location, and Beard nominated chef Slade Rushing —is the courtyard, where you can get married if you're willing to buy out the entire Big Pink.

Arnaud's Restaurant

An onsite party planner works with wedding couples to bring their weddings to life in this historic Quarter restaurant. Tons of upstairs banquet spaces. Plus, the catering team is exceptionally experienced at knocking it out of the park for large parties. Plus, the French 75 Bar is right there in all its glory. [Photo: Facebook]

Coquette

The private upstairs area at this Garden District stunner features seating for 55 or standing room for 80, making for a great reception space on Magazine with elegant food as prepared by Michael Stoltzfus, Kristen Essig, and team. [Photo:Official Website]

Café Amelie

If romance is at the top of your wedding venue checklist, this is the spot for you. A spectacularly lush romantic courtyard that exemplifies the essence of outdoor weddings, especially an outdoor wedding in the Quarter. When it comes to a wedding venue, Cafe Amelie has been coming through for years with reliable planning, catering, and enough room to accommodate between 100-150 guests. [Photo: Facebook]

Restaurant August

The flagship of the John Besh empire of restaurants, Restaurant August is known for elegance. The space has light, exposed brick, and dark wood. Private dining areas can seat between 100 people and 120, and the restaurant also does complete buy outs. [Photo: Facebook]

The Court of Two Sisters

This courtyard wedding favorite on Royal Street in the Quarter can accommodate up to 500 guests, especially beautiful in early spring as the Wisteria blooms. In fact, it is the largest courtyard in the Quarter. It's been popular for weddings for ages for good reason. Facebook]

Commander's Palace

A beloved Garden District gem, Commander's Palace has withstood the test of time. Exceptional cocktails, classic and cutting edge food, and most importantly -- hospitality. Options for a reception or rehearsal dinner include the gorgeous courtyard and equally swank private wine room. Commander's has its own party planner to work with you through the planning process.

Ralph's on the Park

Ralph's upstairs area is a gorgeous location to hold your reception if you're planning a City Park wedding, with a balcony overlooking the park and space to accommodate up to 150 guests. It's also great of reception dinners and bridal luncheons. Parking in this area is simple as well. [Photo: Facebook]

Messina's at the Terminal

If offbeat and Art Deco are part of your wedding plans, Messina's at the newly renovated Art Deco Lakefront Airport is your answer. Messina's offers a few different food packages -- from Southern to Mediterranean. Accommodates up to 750 guests reception style.

Napoleon House

Romantic, dark, and full of atmosphere, Napoleon House is a historic French Quarter institution. Rent a room or the entire restaurant (the whole restaurant accommodates 250 guests). Whatever you. do, get the muffulettas and Pimm's Cups.

Cavan

Cavan is a newer restaurant, but it doesn't feel that way. Housed in a glorious, salvaged, and sexy 1880s Magazine Street mansion, this restaurant does food and atmosphere perfectly. American coastal cuisine is served in a space that also happens to be flooded with natural light (perfect for wedding photos)

Salon by Sucré

For the couple with a mid-century sense of style and a love of sweets, Salon by Sucre is spot located in the French Quarter. Under the leadership of Tariq Hanna, the exquisite venue is known for French macaroons, gorgeous cakes, and sweets. A great food menu as well.
Salon by Sucre BRASTED

Press Street Station and Press Street Gardens

You are likely to spend a lot of money for your wedding, so why not spend it to support something great. Little known fact. You can get married and host a reception at the Press Street Gardens, part of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Since the art school has its own top-knotch culinary program, you're in good hands.

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Vessel

Going to the chapel and you're going to get married? Vessel looks like a church, but it's actually a restaurant located in a 100 year old former church. Kind of the best of both worlds. For the creative couple, this spot wins with food and a super-cool space.

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