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Jan 29, 201511:28 AM
Let Them Eat Cake

The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

Venue Spotlight

The Chicory offers rustic New Orleans flavor with elegant historic flair

Nestled in the Warehouse District block of 1800-style brick buildings off of South Peters Street is one of New Orleans’ premiere wedding venues. The Chicory, which opened its doors six years ago, is in an historic building, which housed coffee beans in the 19th century – hence the name. More than 9,000 square feet of open space, exposed brick and ceilings adorned with wood beams are among the many attributes this venue offers.

We toured the vast venue and got the scoop on what The Chicory has for couples planning their wedding celebration. Brent Bogan the wedding sales manager of The Chicory suggests booking a year to 14 months before your wedding date. Because of the large amount of square footage, four rooms and ability to accommodate up to 800 people, The Chicory is capable of catering to large and smaller, more intimate events.

 

 


A view of The Rooftop at The Chicory. The rooftop space with seating around the perimeter. 


The main staircase leading up to the second floor. A great spot for wedding pictures. 

 
A few shots of the Orleans Room on The Chicory side of the building. In the picture to the right, notice the authentic gas lamps. These gas lamps can be seen throughout the property. 


Bridal suites can be found on all three floors of the venue. 


The beautiful balcony spanning half of the building, overlooking Fulton Street and South Peters. 


The Gallery at The Chicory on the first floor of the building. 


Little accents can be found throughout the property. The first picture is the backdrop for the bar and to the right is the structure to display items like desserts or gifts. 

 

Amenities included at The Chicory are food, tables, gold Chaivair chairs and ivory linens, china, glassware, stainless flatware, alcohol, bartenders, servers, uniformed police officer and wedding attendants to ensure your event is flawless from start to finish. Pricing begins at $30,000.

 

Spring 2015-Summer 2015 Contract Minimums

The Gallery (space for up to 200 people)
Fridays - $15,000
Saturdays - $20,000

The Chicory (space for 200-400 people)
Fridays - $20,000
Saturdays - $25,000

 

Fall 2015- Summer 2016 - Contract Minimums

The Gallery (space for up to 200 people)
Fridays - $20,000
Saturdays - $25,000

The Chicory (space for 200-400 people)
Fridays - $25,000
Saturdays - $30,000

 

 

Bogan says, the No. 1 thing couples should know when shopping for or booking a venue is to make sure they feel a connection with the space and the people they are working with.  

"Consider all the factors when shopping for a venue – the look, the reputation, the price, the size and layout," Bogan says. "Make sure you are happy with all these things.  If you walk in and feel its right – go with your instincts."

It's important to remember that you will talk to and work with the people at the venue of your choice a lot over the months after booking.

"Having that harmonious rapport will give you peace of mind," Bogan says. "...Know that we are here to help create one of the best days of your life and relax knowing you have that peace of mind."

 

 

Visit www.thechicoryvenue.com

 

 

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The official blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine, offering a daily dose of all things weddings

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“Let Them Eat Cake,” is the official wedding blog of New Orleans Bride Magazine. The LTEC blog is the joint labor of love for Kelly Massicot and Melanie Warner Spencer. Massicot is web and social media editor for Renaissance Publishing, a contributing writer for New Orleans Bride Magazine, wedding junkie and fond lover of cake, especially petit fours from Chateau Coffee Cafe. Spencer is the editor of New Orleans Bride Magazine, writer of the “Bon Vivant” blog and a Francophile obsessed with Marie Antoinette and those tiny cakes from Chateau Coffee Café. You can reach Kelly at Kelly@myneworleans.com and Melanie at Melanie@myneworleans.com.

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