NEW ORLEANS What better place to dance all night than the birthplace of jazz and the home of Mardi Gras? Add in aff ordable airfare, well-priced hotels and NOLA’s charming courtyards and celebrated cuisine, and your Big Easy bash will be one to remember.
The Queen Anne Courtyard at 105-room Hotel Mazarin, which has a retractable roof and can be air-conditioned, holds up to 100 seated guests, with a reception in two rooms that open onto the courtyard, or in the adjacent La Louisiane venue.
The ceremony fee is $850; the reception fee is $1,500; buff et or sit-down reception packages with a three-hour open bar start at $85 per person. Rooms from $209. If you expect 125 guests or more and would love to say I do with views of the mighty Mississippi and the rooftops of the French Quarter as a backdrop, you can.
Riverview Room, located atop the Jackson Brewery Millhouse, has four terraces (two open and two covered), as well as an airy reception room with fl oor-toceiling windows and a dance fl oor. The venue rental is $1,000, and the ceremony fee starts at $500. Host a threehour New Orleans-fl avored buff et reception with an open bar (from $68 per person).