In the Marginy, on St. Ferdinand Street, sits a building filled with rich history, striking architecture and the opportunity for a beautiful wedding. Originally built in 1853; Holy Trinity Catholic Church, now known as the Marigny Opera House is a non-denominational, neighborhood church. It serves as a home for various arts organizations, including the Marigny Opera Ballet company, and community groups.
The space was originally meant as a place of worship for German Catholic families living in the area. After the parish relocated in the ‘90s, the building was deconsecrated and left empty. Dave Hurlbert and Scott King purchased the space in 2011, and restored the building to its former glory. They renamed the building to the Marigny Opera House and it is now used for art events, community needs, a space for its ballet company, as well as weddings. Many will remember it as the location for part-time New Orleanian and soul singer Solange Knowles’ elegantly funky nuptials to director Alan Ferguson in November of 2014.
The owners worked with architect Rick Fifield for the restoration of the 5,000-square-foot space. Fifield continues to implement changes to the building, while working with and enhancing, rather than polishing away its beautiful decay. One recent addition of a side entrance with a stunning custom wood door.
Available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, the Marigny Opera House offers the beautiful indoor space, as well as the newly renovated outside lawn area. The new handicap-accessible door was blessed by a local monsignor and is Americans with Disabilities Act compliant, bringing the party to everyone both inside and outside.
The Marigny Opera House allows couples to include their own style and vision for their ceremony and reception. A couple can rent out the space for a single day (nine hours) for the ceremony at $4,000. Adding a reception to the ceremony is $6,000.
This beautiful, affordable space will bring the history, architecture and drama to any wedding.
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