3114 Severn Ave., Metairie
For 48 years, Pearl’s Place Bridal and Special Occasion Boutique has prided itself on quality customer service. Their expert sales staff offers a one-on-one experience that leads to your dream dress. With the largest selection of bridal gowns in the South, your options are limitless. They tailor to every bride at every budget. Experience the magic!
Blue Gardenia Events
631 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
“Our philosophy is simple – we love creating memories! We specialize in creating artfully designed events designed to leave a long-lasting impression on your guests, creating memories to last a lifetime. We believe that well-curated details make an event feel truly custom, unique and charming. Some call it Southern hospitality, we call it the Blue Gardenia standard.” –Belinda Belk, Owner.
Terry Cambise Wedding & Event Consulting
Terry Cambise believes in elegance, romance and bringing your vision to life. Let her and her team do the design and the planning, so you don’t have to. Their goal is to create memories for a lifetime and for you to “Be a Guest at your own Event.”
Z Event Company
508 Metairie Rd., Metairie
“We look at every wedding through your eyes and craft the perfect style to complement your dreams. Chasing trends is not our thing, we believe in blazing new trails and setting a higher standard of entertainment and design in all of our events! We are experts with over 30 years of experience.” – Susan Zackin, Owner.
Personal service and attention to detail is the hallmark of Fabulous Flowers – a full service design company specializing in wedding flowers. Owner Ken Marino works closely with every bride to bring her vision to life and personalize the look of each wedding. “A happy bride is the ultimate goal,” says Ken.
Kim Starr Wise Floral Events
437 St. Phillip St., New Orleans
Kim Starr Wise Floral Events provides custom-designed events based on each client’s aesthetic, style and vision. Whether simple or lavish, they create beautifully unique events – from custom furnishings, to fresh flowers, linens, candle décor and draping – with the goal of creating something styled just for you. Schedule a consultation for your wedding!
1904 Veterans Blvd., Metairie
Founded in 1918, Gem Printing Co. has served four generations of New Orleans brides. Gem specializes in Engraved, Thermography and Letterpress invitations, and also offers a wide array of personalized and non-personalized wedding essentials. Visit them for ideas and inspiration. Gem Printing Co. is a must for every bride in town!
701 Metairie Road, Metairie
“This spring we’re seeing a shift back to some of the traditional and classic three-stone engagement ring settings. The massive worldwide popularity of the British royal wedding last year, where Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle a classic style three-stone engagement ring, has brought classic to the forefront again.” – Brandon Boudreaux
3200 Houma Blvd., Metairie
Since 1984, John’s Tuxedos has offered one of the widest selections of men’s tuxedos, suits and formal wear accessories in the greater New Orleans area. Their expert tuxedo consultants have decades of experience and love to help brides and grooms coordinate the ideal look for their special day.
Jos. A. Bank
230 Carondelet St., New Orleans
Whether you’re the lucky groom, a groomsmen or guest, Jos A. Bank can make it simple to find the right look. Since 1905, Jos. A. Bank has provided one-of-a-kind customer service, quality workmanship and an extensive selection of beautiful, classic, tailor-made clothing below competitors’ prices.
Party Cup Express
121 Industrial Ave., New Orleans
Party Cup Express offers a variety of unique custom drinkware for your wedding or special event. They offer locally-inspired stock design or can help you customize your own personal monogram or other design ideas for custom printed cups of all kinds, koozies, napkins and other barware. Stop in or order online.
Venues for Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners & Special Events
301 Tchoupitouals St., New Orleans
August is located in a historic 19th century French-Creole building in New Orleans’ Central Business District. The interior is rich with original architectural details, gleaming hardwood floors, soaring columns, mahogany paneling and antique mirrors. The private dining room provides a upscale and unique experience while accommodating a large party.
813 Bienville St., New Orleans
Nestled in the historic French Quarter, Arnaud’s offers New Orleans charm and modern elegance perfect for your most important day. Boasting 17 dining rooms, intimate ceremonies and receptions, to entire restaurant buyouts are easily organized and seamlessly executed. From creating customized menus to coordinating day-of event logistics, Arnaud’s is there every step of the way.
417 Royal St., New Orleans
Brennan’s is an iconic location for wedding events – from courtyard ceremonies and rehearsal dinners to bridal luncheons and farewell breakfasts. The open-air courtyard and eight unique dining rooms, each steeped in New Orleans architecture and ambiance, can be personalized for your event. Let them create a memorable occasion for you every step of the way!
701 South Peters St., New Orleans
Let Briquette host your event, whether it’s a seated dinner for up to 240 guests, a reception for up to 400 or a smaller cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres at their beautiful bar area. Every menu is hand-crafted for your special event. On-site valet parking is available for your guests.
Chateau Golf & Country Club
3600 Chateau Blvd., Kenner
The most important day of your life deserves a setting as special as the day itself. Chateau includes exquisite facilities perfect for both intimate ceremonies or the most lavish 350+ celebration. Their experienced staff is dedicated to creating and facilitating the wedding of your dreams.
2306 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans
In addition to wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, Degas House offers the “Dressing of the Bride Experience” in the historic Estelle Suite and Balcony overlooking tree-lined Esplanade. Create lasting photographic memories of time shared with your bridal party and mothers. Hors d’oeuvres and champagne available.
3029 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
Join us for a quintessential New Orleans experience on St. Charles Avenue. Exchange vows in their spacious garden gazebo and begin the celebration in their immaculately preserved 1869 Mansion. Bring 60 or 600 hundred of your closest family and friends to enjoy dancing and gourmet local dining under their oak and magnolia trees.
1 Clubhouse Drive, New Orleans
Discover the realm of extraordinary at English Turn. Their waterfront patio, which overlooks the 18th hole, creates the picture perfect sunset ceremony. Enliven your palate with some of the finest local cuisine, curated by their talented culinary team. Magnificence awaits you at English Turn — the perfect place to say “I do!”
Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
1201 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans
Say “I do” in a lovely courtyard with climbing ivy and flourishing flowers. Dance the night away in the Riverside Ballroom, with romantic lighting and a neutral palette that can accommodate your personal style. Eat fine cuisine by Joel’s Catering. Whether you’re throwing the biggest bash of the year or an intimate affair, the team at Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center will execute your vision of the ideal wedding day!
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras St., New Orleans
Make beautiful memories at the only hotel on the Mississippi Riverfront in New Orleans. The iconic Hilton New Orleans Riverside features over 130,000 square feet of newly renovated space including intimate rehearsal dinner space 29 floors up, river view rooms, luxurious suites and charming ballrooms.
InterContinental New Orleans
444 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
Say “I do” at the InterContinental and experience a wedding as magical as New Orleans. Their magnificent wedding venues overlook historic St. Charles Avenue and can host an event to remember. Let them provide the perfect setting for your rehearsal, bridal party, nuptials and reception.
Messina’s at the Terminal
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., New Orleans
Restored to its original 1930s grandeur, the Art-Deco Lakefront Airport venue features a two-story Grand Atrium encased in marble and granite. The Walnut Room offers an intimate setting with a bar area sitting on the runway. The outdoor terminal terrace overlooking Lake Pontchartrain and runway is great for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
New Orleans City Park
1 Palm Drive, New Orleans
City Park offers spectacular settings for weddings and other special occasions with an incomparable outdoor landscape, a unique selection of historic and architecturally significant venues and one of the largest catering operations in the area. Reach out today and let the staff show you the magic of City Park.
The Royal Frenchmen Hotel & Bar
700 Frenchmen St., New Orleans
The Royal Frenchmen Hotel & Bar provides a beautiful space for weddings, welcome parties, rehearsal dinners and after parties. A gorgeous 1,600 square-foot courtyard provides a perfect private space for all events. The hotel offers 16 expertly appointed rooms that sleep up to 55 guests. They offer a carefully crafted bar package and work hand-in-hand with their preferred award-winning caterers to meet your every need.
St. Joseph Plantation
3535 LA-18, Vacherie
Your perfect wedding awaits in the midst of centuries old Live Oaks. Let us help you create a memorable day set amid the timeless beauty of St. Joseph. Our home and grounds lend itself to your idyllic vision. Simple countryside elegance and a graceful antebellum home will offer the perfect atmosphere.
The Country Club
634 Louisa St., New Orleans
The Country Club delivers exquisite food and drink in sophisticated surroundings. Their grand parlors comfortably seat 10-50 people for dinner or 100 people reception-style – perfect for your rehearsal dinner, a bridesmaids brunch or a cocktail reception. The pool area is available for rent October through March.
The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine St., New Orleans
The National WWII Museum provides a wide variety of venues perfect for wedding receptions and other special events. Signature in-house entertainment will dazzle your guests and take them on a nostalgic journey through WWII-era musical classics. Their delectable food is prepared exclusively in-house through American Sector Catering, featuring cuisine inspired by the WWII generation and local Louisiana tradition.
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans
The Orpheum’s iconic space is more than just a stunning historic theater. Built in 1918, the Orpheum has hosted vaudeville acts, silent films, Mardi Gras balls, countless concerts and, of course, weddings. They have a knack for creating unforgettable occasions and special memories; moments that happen only at the Orpheum.
Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St., New Orleans
Windsor Court’s timeless elegance sets the stage for unforgettably romantic weddings. With stunning skyline views of the Mississippi River, crystal chandeliers, marble archways and unique artwork, each ballroom offers an incomparable backdrop. From the rehearsal to the reception, dedicated planners coordinate every detail, including customized catering, decorations and vendor referrals.
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