It’s always fun to discover off-the-beaten-path venues that embody the personalities of the engaged couple. Here, we take a look at a variety of spaces that will ensure the quintessential New Orleans wedding of your dreams.

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Photo Courtesy of Bridget Burnett and Midnight Revival

The Frenchmen Hotel 

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The Frenchmen Hotel, which was originally built in 1860, has been completely reimagined and redesigned by Denver-based FAM Design and hospitality entrepreneur Robert Thompson (who purchased the hotel in 2021). The redesign takes inspiration from Leonor Fini (a major figure in the French surrealist movement) who is known for her independence and eccentric, flamboyant style. In addition to 23 guest rooms, two loft suites and two two-bedroom suites, the hotel features a first-floor bar called Tiki Tock with space for 300 guests and a rooftop/mezzanine with capacity for 90 guests. Full buyout of the spaces is available, as are custom packages. thefrenchmenhotel.com

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Fire House Loft 

Fire House Loft is a gorgeous and unique space in New Orleans that’s perfect for bridal parties, showers and receptions for up to 113 guests. The property, which started off as an Airbnb, now acts as an art gallery featuring 1,700 square feet of entertaining space (including two bedrooms and two full bathrooms). One of the former bedrooms has been converted to a private dressing room. The space also photographs extremely well thanks to the exposed brick walls. Rental of the space includes use of the entire facility, plus all in-house furniture and kitchen equipment. Fire House Loft also provides private security during the evenings. Catering is allowed, as is bringing in alcohol, but guests must use bartenders from a pre-approved list. firehouseloft.com

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Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans

Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, the award-winning Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans offers elegant bridal venues and attentive service. The hotel features two modern ballrooms (one with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Mississippi River and another with built-in marble bars, overhead-star lighting and wrap-around access to an open-air terrace); a lush garden that can host up to 200 guests for welcome cocktails, a ceremony or a post-wedding alfresco brunch; and the Vue Orleans 34th-floor observation deck with panoramic views of the city. Four Seasons Hotel New Orleans can accommodate receptions of up to 500 guests. fourseasons.com/neworleans

Saba’s Lounge

Alon and Emily Shaya’s Pomegranate Hospitality has opened Saba’s Lounge, an all-new lounge space adjacent to the group’s flagship restaurant, Saba. The Lounge is an intimate setting with capacity for up to 50 guests. Enjoy Israeli-inspired cocktails (plus large-format classic cocktails served in beautiful, hand-selected decanters), and a curated list of distinctive natural wines. Of course, Saba’s signature food also is available, including salatim, hummus, wood-fired pita and desserts. eatwithsaba.com

The New Orleans Jazz Market

The New Orleans Jazz Market is an artistic events venue that provides a lovely backdrop for weddings and receptions. The Jazz Market Theater features polished floors, comfortable seating, bright lights and a grand stage for a band or DJ. This arena can accommodate up to 370 guests with any desired seating arrangement, from round dinners to standing cocktail parties. The historic facility also contains a lounge area to mingle over appetizers or drinks. The site offers a blend of contemporary chic decor, tall bar chairs and colorful furniture. thenojo.com/the-market

Capulet

Originally built in the 1800s, the Capulet has been thoughtfully restored and now features a distinct warehouse interior that provides a romantic setting for up to 250 guests. Details include soaring 30-foot wooden ceilings, exposed brick walls and industrial-chic accents. The warehouse’s main event space features a sleek bar, and the rooftop deck has beautiful views of the city. The Capulet also has a full kitchen for either in-house or preferred caterers. capuletbywater.com

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Hotel Peter & Paul

Built in 1861, Hotel Peter & Paul previously served as a church in the Faubourg Marigny. Now, after decades of rest, the great hall has been restored with careful attention. In addition to offering 71 hotel rooms across three historic building (group blocks are available), Hotel Peter & Paul offers a number of spaces that are ideal for weddings and receptions. The 4,950 square-foot church hall can accommodate up to 330 guests for wedding ceremonies and up to 160 guests for a seated reception. The piazza, which is nestled between the School House and the Rectory, also is available for a 45-minute cocktail hour between the ceremony and reception. ash.world/hotels/peter-and-paul

Hotel St. Vincent  

Located in the Lower Garden District, inside a landmark 1861 building, the Hotel Saint Vincent features 75 guest rooms and a bevy of event spaces. Designed by Lambert McGuire Design and managed by McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality the hotel exudes ‘70s-era Italian charm and unexpected details. (MML Hospitality founders, Larry McGuire, Tom Moorman, and Liz Lambert partnered with real estate developers Zack Kupperman, Christian Strobel and Jayson Seidman to formulate the ownership group. Many know Seidman from his hotels The Drifter and Columns.) Of the various onsite venues, the Evangeline Hall & Courtyard can accommodate 175 guests and feature an open floor plan with full kitchen, a private wood-paneled bar and ample outdoor space. The second-floor veranda overlooks the pool and courtyard and can accommodate receptions of up to 55 guests. The North veranda also is available for open-air receptions of up to 30 guests. The Grotto, between the main hotel and Elizabeth Street Café, can accommodate up to 85 guests. Finally, the Chapel Club features a neon-lit entrance, hot-pink velvet bar siding, and a black-and-white marble-topped bar; it can accommodate up to 60 guests. saintvincentnola.com

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Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Virgin Hotels New Orleans has various flexible wedding spaces. All spaces include expertly crafted cuisine from award-winning Chef Alex Harrell. The Shag Room, which is tucked inside Commons Club, is an intimate space for up to 30 guests. Meanwhile, Dreamboat, adjacent to The Pool Club on the 13th floor, has lush greenery and lanterns with occupancy for 100 guests. Additional wedding spaces include The Manor, an 1,860-square-foot space with arched colonnades and custom murals, with space for 150 guests. There’s also The Lounge pre-function space, accessed via a sweeping art-filled staircase overlooking Commons Club, with a second-floor outdoor balcony and occupancy for 75 guests. virginhotels.com/new-orleans

Tujague’s

From rehearsal dinners to wedding receptions, Tujague’s can create a gorgeous setting for a French Quarter event. The newly renovated three-story restaurant’s new location offers six dining rooms, decorated in traditional New Orleans and Tujague’s decor, dating back to the restaurant’s opening in 1865 with space for 10 to 300 guests. tujaguesrestaurant.com

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Jack Rose/The Parlor

Jack Rose is a lively concept in New Orleans’ historic Pontchartrain Hotel with several event spaces. Both The Mile High Pie Club (capacity for 36 guests) and the entire Jack Rose restaurant (capacity for 120 guests) are available for receptions. Larger weddings and receptions can be hosted at The Parlor (capacity for 110 to 220 guests), tucked behind the Pontchartrain Hotel, accessed via an unassuming garage door that gives way to the dazzling interior. jackroserestaurant.com, theparlornola.com