The Face of Wedding Experts
Jay Van Vrancken, Johnny Van Vrancken, Mike Borne, Chef Ryan Romain, Valerie Van Vrancken and Vanessa Van Vrancken
With its storied history, authentic culture, and legendary hospitality, New Orleans is one of the most iconic wedding destinations in the world. A location like New Orleans demands expertise and elegance—specialties of the award-winning Balcony Ballroom. Now in its second generation, the Balcony Ballroom is a family-owned and operated event venue founded by wedding innovators Johnny and Valerie Van Vrancken, who broke ground with the first all-inclusive, stand-alone venue over 40 years ago. From the premium food of their in-house chef to their custom choice linens, no detail is too large or small for a family business that has hosted over 10,000 happy couples.
“Whether we’re bustling a wedding dress, cutting a cake, or getting the Mother-of-the-Bride a glass of champagne, we put our all into every event,” says Vanessa Van Vrancken, Co-Vice President with Mike Borne and sibling Jay Van Vrancken. “We grew up here, immersed in this business, and are thrilled to continue our parents’ legacy. New Orleans weddings are as much a part of us as we are a part of New Orleans weddings,” she says. The Balcony Ballroom has been consistently named in The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” and is in their Hall of Fame.
BALCONY BALLROOM | 4738 Utica St, Metairie | 504-885-8001 | balconyballroom.com
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