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.
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.
Constructed in 1858 in the Esplanade Ridge National Historic District, The Benachi House and Gardens radiates the old world glamour and exuberance unique to New Orleans. The splendor of the historically-restored landmark home, as well as the lush, tree-lined gardens studded with gazebos and fountains contribute an intangible style to the events hosted there.
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.
Eclectic and modern touches enhance the allure of this restored 18th century Creole townhouse. The 35-room boutique hotel features three distinctive event spaces – the rooftop terrace, café, and courtyard – equally suited for a seated dinner or a lively cocktail party. Exposed original brick walls, Venetian plaster, artworks by prominent local artists, and upward city skyline views provide texture and intrigue for truly unique and dynamic events.
The original Canal Bank & Trust building was designed by Emile Weil in 1927 and operated as a bank for almost 90 years. Complete with meticulously preserved details, the original bank lobby now serves as The Capital on Barrone, a captivating and impressive venue. The gilt trim, ornate marble columns, and soaring ceilings provide an unmistakable air of gravitas and luxury to the events held there.