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il Mercato

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Joel Catering created Il Mercato to bring special events to life in the heart of the Lower Garden District. The remarkable Spanish Colonial style building, originally designed in 1931 as a neighborhood market, maintains the same open and inviting ambiance for guests today. The recently renovated space exudes a distinctly European feel, featuring a classical courtyard and sweeping main hall with sumptuous, thoughtful details throughout.

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Old Ursuline Convent

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The Old Ursuline Convent is one of the oldest buildings in the Mississippi Valley, originally built in 1752. Until 1824 it was a convent, an orphanage, and a girls’ school operated by the Ursuline nuns. Now the designated National Historic Landmark in the old French Quarter houses a museum and an incredible event space.

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historic

Race and Religious

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An 1830’s Creole cottage and accompanying buildings on the Lower Garden District’s riverfront comprise Race + Religious, an event space voted as “one of the world’s coolest rental houses.” This stunningly restored relic of a bygone era is the perfect setting for a quintessentially New Orleans event.

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Marigny Opera House

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This impressive building located near the French Quarter was originally a Catholic Church designed by French architect Theodore Giraud and built in 1853. Now known as a “church of the arts” which hosts performances of music and dance, the Marigny Opera House is a dramatic and spacious venue. The airy cathedral ceilings, bare walls, and artfully tiled floors create a striking backdrop for elegant weddings and special events.

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spacious

The Civic

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Originally built in 1906 and renovated to its original glory in 2011, the Civic is a venue known for its infinite customizability. The tremendous space features modular floors and cutting-edge technology and can be transformed to suit any event and imagination.

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New Orleans Museum of Art

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New Orleans’ oldest fine art institution, NOMA originally opened in 1911 is the home to over 40,000 pieces of art. Various galleries are available for weddings and other events, as well as the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, one of America’s most important installations of over 60 sculptures in a stunning setting complete with beautiful flowers, lagoons, and 200-year-old live oaks.

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museum, historic

The Sazerac House

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The Sazerac cocktail gained fame in New Orleans in the 1850s and is served all around the world to this day. Now, it has its grandest home yet: The Sazerac House. This is your place to see how the Sazerac is part of the customs, traditions and culture of New Orleans.

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historic, intimate

Beauregard-Keyes House

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This charming historical house located on Chartres Street has a storied past and lively present. Built in 1826 and restored in the 1970s to its post-Civil War style, it has been maintained as a museum and event space. With its blithe yellow façade, cozy interiors appointed with period furniture, and a stunningly manicured garden, the Beauregard-Keyes House is the perfect setting for an intimate event surrounded by history.

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historic

The Mazant

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The Mazant is a stunning bed and breakfast which can also be rented out for special events. With an interesting history reaching back to the early 19th century, this property includes the stately home with elegantly appointed rooms, surrounded by two beautifully landscaped lawns.

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