Wedding season is in full swing, and with it comes celebration and lasting memories. Those planning a wedding, however, typically have a long to-do list. While wedding planning often carries stressful connotations, having access to the right resources allows couples to enjoy the process. Explore this list of everything wedding-related for some early inspiration or to get a head start on wedding plans.
New Orleans Country Club
Thecountryclubneworleans.com | 634 Louisa Street, New Orleans
504-945-0742 | @thecountryclubneworleans
The Country Club offers an elegant escape from everyday living. Our restaurant and bar deliver exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. The separate pool area boasts a poolside bar and outdoor kitchen. The Country Club offers three beautiful hand-painted dining areas for you to choose from. The Double Parlor is perfect for Rehearsal Dinners of up to 50, or celebrate Bridal Showers in our Single Parlor comfortably seating 25 of your closest friends. Our Lounge allows easy access to the bar while providing an intimate, laid-back atmosphere, while the poolside Secret Garden is ideal for your Welcome Cocktail Party with your own private satellite bar. Our packages offer a selection for all budgets from passed hors d’oeuvres to a plated three, four and five-course dinners including our private label wine selection. The 21 and over atmosphere allows you to enjoy some much needed relaxation from the stress of planning your big day. Visit thecountryclubneworleans.com to learn more.
Generationhall.com | 310 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans
504-568-1700 | @generationshall
Located in New Orleans historic Warehouse District, Generations Hall is renowned for being one of the city’s most unique wedding venues. A highly- versatile event space, Generations Hall can be configured into three separate rooms: Metropolitan One, Metropolitan Two and The Big Room. True to New Orleans culture of celebration and romance, Generations Hall is second to none when it comes to dazzling live sound, customizable lighting systems and fully-stocked bars, along with one-of-a-kind add-ons like disco balls, balloon drops, projection screens, and much more. One of New Orleans only venues to allow outside catering at no extra charge, Generations Hall’s event planners are dedicated to making one of life’s biggest events as memorable as possible. To book Generations Hall for weddings and other upcoming events, visit generationshall.com or call Tsana at 504-581-4367.
Rubensteins New Orleans
Rubensteinsneworleans.com | Corner Canal at St. Charles, New Orleans
504-581-6666 | @rubensteinsnola
Dedicated to quality men’s fashions and superior customer service, Rubensteins has provided the premier menswear shopping experience since 1924. In addition to custom-made clothing, Rubensteins offers the finest in men’s tailored clothing, sportswear, suits, footwear and accessories. With easy-to-book, complimentary Style Sessions, Rubensteins’ skilled staff guide guests through the basics of a great wardrobe with no pressure to purchase. Custom clothing including wedding tuxedos and suits are available in 4-5 weeks starting at just $875. To browse its endless stock and enjoy complimentary valet parking, visit Rubensteins on St. Charles Avenue and Canal Street, or visit rubensteinsneworleans.com.
2917 Magazine Street, New Orleans | 721 Dante Street, New Orleans
504-891-4502 | @ ballins_ltd
Ballin’s offers a wide selection of elegant evening gowns. This Alexander by Daymor gown is mother of the bride perfection.
Compass Point Events
Compasspointevents.com | 200 Opelousas Ave, New Orleans
504-366-1768 | @compasspointevents
Planning and hosting events for over 30 years, sisters Erin Steen French and Amy Steen Reggio are experts in southern hospitality. Now with a venue of their own, Compass Point sits on the banks of the beautiful Mississippi River and boasts eight 100+ year-old homes, a spacious event hall, and historic cottages available for rental. A full-service event planning team, Compass Point offers catering, a full bar, custom floral arrangements, and a host of vendors including photographers, cakes, and bands. Dedicated to taking the guesswork out of the big day, Compass Point Events specializes in creating lifelong memories.
The Balcony Ballroom
Balconyballroom.com | 4738 Utica St., Metairie
504-885-8001 | @thebalconyballroom
For nearly 50 years, The Balcony Ballroom has celebrated love! As the setting for more than 12,000 “I Dos”, The Balcony Ballroom has gained unsurpassed experience translating into unrivaled service. As experts in the field, this family-owned business has an owner at every event to ensure everything is handled impeccably. The newlyweds and their parents receive a personal attendant and wedding coordinator to take care of all details, providing an experience like no other. The all-inclusive venue features custom lighting and linens, gourmet food offerings for every dietary restriction, a premium bar, and so much more. Unlike anything in New Orleans, The Balcony Ballroom creates cherished memories lasting a lifetime.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Hiltonneworleansriverside.com | Two Poydras Street, New Orleans
504.556.3700 | @hiltonriverside
The perfect wedding experience starts where romance meets the river. Whether it’s the food, the flowers or the stunning décor—creating a celebration that brings your dream wedding to life is our specialty. From the intuitive expertise of our wedding planners to our versatile venues and custom culinary creations, Hilton is committed to providing everything you will need to make your special day a celebration to remember. Hilton Riverside offers intimate rehearsal dinner space, river view rooms, luxurious suites and charming ballrooms. Make beautiful memories on the Mississippi riverfront at the iconic Hilton New Orleans Riverside!
Chateau Golf & Country Club
Chateaugcc.com | 3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner
504-467-1351 | @chateaugcc
Although just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans, Chateau Golf & Country Club feels like an elegant oasis. Sitting on 110 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, the 50,000 square-foot clubhouse holds event spaces perfect for the big day. With event coordinators dedicated to providing the utmost quality and service, Chateau Golf & Country Club’s team works with wedding parties to perfect the menu and the space to create an unforgettable night. Wedding packages include an open bar, attendants for the bride, groom, and parents, a private picture and reception room, engraved napkins, toasting glasses, and much more. Committed to maintaining an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment, Chateau Golf & Country Club is an unforgettable venue for life’s biggest moments.
Johnstuxedos.com | 3200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, LA
504-455-5353 | @johnstuxedos
Locally owned and operated since 1984, John’s Tuxedos is a premier provider of tuxedos, suits, menswear and accessories. Serving the Metairie and New Orleans areas, John’s Tuxedos offers both rental and retail options for the groom’s special day. Shop an endless selection of tuxes, suits, dress shirts, neckties, bowties, socks and much more. Offering the best in customer service, guests can easily submit measurements online, or visit the store to receive same-day, on-site alterations with no appointment necessary. Featured in The Knot’s Best of Weddings since 2011, John’s Tuxedos is dedicated to creating the perfect look for the big day.
Getglasskin.com | 4025 Magazine Street, New Orleans
504-581-8356 | @getglasskin
Glasskin is an active skincare studio specializing in skin workouts, high-tech facials, and clean ingredients. With a mission to deliver accessible, efficient and transparent skincare, Glasskin is the perfect addition to a pre-wedding routine. The skin workouts utilize restorative facial massage techniques to improve the skin’s texture, promote lymphatic drainage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and attain glowing skin. To achieve the most radiant skin, schedule monthly skin workouts with Glasskin’s Dew Good Club membership program. Brides-to-be can prepare their skin at home by shopping Glasskin’s vast range of quality, clean skincare products. Glasskin nourishes, enhances and elevates skin to deliver real, natural results.