Margaret Place is the marriage of futuristic amenities with historic architecture, central location with seclusion, and personal service with uniquely unrestrictive policies. The 1854 greek revival mansion was painstakingly renovated from 2015-2020 to both National Park Service standards and the personal standards of young architect Trenton Gauthier, AIA based on his diverse global study of luxury from 30A to the UAE to Hong Kong. It is a unique passion project now available for you to celebrate yours. The venue is named for Margaret Place Park, directly adjacent and containing the second oldest American statue of a woman. It’s only twelve blocks to the French Quarter and half a block off St. Charles Avenue, but feels like a floating world with privacy, plentiful parking, and late hours available. We’ve optimized for flexible indoor-outdoor events unifying our spacious semi-tropical courtyard with our luxurious interiors. Above, we offer the city’s best bridal suite along with four other unrivaled guest rooms, sleeping a total of fourteen guests. Our ideal couple takes full advantage of the spatial and aesthetic flexibility of the venue and emphasizes food, drink, and music for a party of 80-230. We are almost unique in not restricting your choice of vendors and creative chefs fawn over our professional kitchen. Likewise, we use a calibrated line-array and networked audio system that makes a typical wedding DJ setup look like a pocket radio. Additionally, we’re one of the few venues that can affordably and comfortably host your wedding party over the whole weekend (or week!) and one of our favorite weddings even had the bachelor party the weekend before! To summarize, on their own, our unrestrictive flexibility, unmatched capabilities, or synthesis of historic and contemporary beauty alone would make us a strong contender but taken together, we’re an unrivaled contender for hosting your celebration.
We’re an “open venue” – you can bring your own caterer, planner, or any other vendors you would like… except for the bar due to ATC regulations. Don’t stress though, our bar package is the best in the business. Check it out here: Bar Packages
We only book weddings for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting at 5pm or later. We use weather, tourism, and city event data to price algorithmically by date. Check out our pricing and availability here: Event Pricing
We do offer “buyouts” for those who want to make the hotel their home base for the weekend. However, we never rent rooms to the general public during weddings or other major events. Buyouts
We try to price as a flat rate – inclusive of installed lighting and sound, security, and other site fees that other venues might charge. We also include enough furniture for most events. Included Furniture
If you want to really dig in, and you have access to a moderately powerful computer, you can download a 3d model of the venue along with some suggested layouts. You’ll need Sketchup Pro but there is 30 a day free trial. Margaret Place in Sketchup Format (219MB)
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Elegant Garden Micro-Wedding
This wedding and reception during the pandemic did an exceptional job of filling the space with a small group. Having great friends and family surely contributed but so did some clever and unusual layout decisions. The ceremony was held in the center of the courtyard with a wide and shallow seating arrangement using the same…
Designer Destination Wedding
As featured in New Orleans Weddings Magazine Composed like modern art, this destination ceremony, reception, and seated dinner took advantage of a tiny guest count to create a floorplan that embraced negative space and contrast. This minimalism created a heightened sense of drama and gave the whole event an almost dreamlike, cinematic quality perfectly captured…
Minimalist New Orleans Wedding
This extraordinarily simple wedding and reception during the pandemic leveraged the beauty of the courtyard and New Orleans’ great weather to full effect. The florals were limited to just a few bouquets and decorative arrangements prepared in advance. Elysian was the perfect caterer to match the restrained and effortlessly sophisticated atmosphere. They helped to create…
Contemporary Malayali Wedding
Spanning from Thursday to Monday, this action-packed weekend of events took full advantage of our space for everything from break-dancing under the projection array to relaxing in the swim spa and home style breakfasts in the kitchen. It was a long weekend full of art, music, and a play between tradition and contemporary style that…