Rich, dark woodwork, 1920s glamour, lush greenery, a cooler than cool live music venue, rooftop pool and garden and culinary masterpieces from James Beard Award-nominated chefs — Ace Hotel New Orleans is the latest must-see for couples in search of a one-stop shop of sorts for all of their wedding needs.
Opened in March 2016 as part of the burgeoning South Market District development, the hotel’s Art Deco edifice sits in the middle of New Orleans’ Warehouse District at the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette Streets. This 234-room hotel is more than just a place to lay your head; it’s a complete destination that packs the full New Orleans experience — from art, to music, to food — into one stylish locale.
Ideal for nuptials of all size, the 4,000 square-foot Barnett Hall can accommodate large groups, or be split into two, more intimate spaces. Other options include matching 960-square-foot green room and music room, along with the vintage elegance of the 675-square-foot Barnett Dining Room.
The hotel’s Josephine Estelle Restaurant, led by James Beard Award-nominated chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, is an ideal spot for a rehearsal dinner, welcoming diners through wrought-iron gates pulled from the New Orleans Opera House and original columns from 1902.
Following dinner, continue the evening with live music in the ultra-chic Three Keys music venue before retiring to the ornate Ace Suite, which features a two-level living area.
The entire wedding party will undoubtedly be grateful to rise to fresh coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters — all without leaving the building.
Are you looking to get a little sun before the Big Day? Take the party to the hotel’s rooftop pool and garden, where trellis-framed seating beckons you to enjoy small plates paired with cool cocktails.
Ace Hotel New Orleans truly puts the “easy” in a Big Easy wedding.
Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., 900-1180, acehotel.com/neworleans.
Photo Tim Black