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Wedding Venue in New Orleans

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans Weddings

Host your wedding at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans hotel, a luxury New Orleans wedding venue in the heart of the iconic French District

Envision Your New Orleans Wedding

Capacity

Capacity

Total Event Space: 60,000+ sq. ft.

Wedding Guest Max: 550

Hotel Rooms: 483

Venues — 6 Unique Spaces

Venues — 6 Unique Spaces

Fleur de Lis Suite and Courtyard

Grand Ballroom

Evangeline Suite

Acadia Suite & Terrace

Regal Suite

Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite

Ideal For

Ideal For

Engagement party

Rehearsal dinner

Wedding ceremony

Wedding party

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Fleur de Lis Suite and Courtyard

Many of our couples plan their ceremonies in our tropical courtyard with their receptions in the luxurious Fleur-de-lis Suite, which affords an elegant backdrop with multiple options for photos. The Fleur de Lis Suite and Courtyard feature 5,240 sq.ft. of combined space and can accommodate up to 160 guests.

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Pick Your Venue
Pick Your Venue

Grand Ballroom

Our Grand Ballroom is located on level one, with entry from the Arcade and the Foyer (private or semi-private). The sparkling chandeliers offer romantic and flattering lighting that creates the perfect ambiance and setting for your wedding. The Grand Ballroom features 5,000 sq.ft. of space and can accommodate up to 550 guests.

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Evangeline Suite

The Evangeline Suite is located on level one and features floor-to-ceiling windows along with opulent chandeliers. The room is divisible into three sections, A, B & C. The Foyer is a semi-private pre-function space located outside. The Evangeline Suite features 2,110 sq.ft. of space and can accommodate up to 200 guests.

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Pick Your Venue
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Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite

With its VIP view of the iconic Bourbon Street and authentic wrought iron balcony, the Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite is the perfect place for a small party or reception. The Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite can accommodate up to 150 guests.

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More Beautiful Options

We pride ourselves on providing plenty of options for your special day. Our options also include the Regal Suite, the Acadia Suite & Terrace, and more.

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Need help picking your ideal French Quarter wedding venue? Contact us for recommendations at rsnosales@sonesta.com.

Our Services

Plan Your New Orleans Wedding

Have questions about our offerings, venues, and services? Find all the answers for your special day here.

Our signature New Orleans wedding venue is, without a doubt, the Fleur de Lis Suite and Courtyard. Many of our couples plan their ceremonies in our tropical courtyard with their receptions in the luxurious Fleur-de-lis Suite-which affords an elegant backdrop with multiple options for photos. The courtyard is cared for by a full-time horticulturist and boasts a tranquil verdi gris fountain, lush ferns, bromeliads and greenery, 2 palm trees, and 4 orange trees.

 

The best venue for large weddings in New Orleans is our beautiful Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate receptions of up to 550 guests. Its sparkling chandeliers offer romantic and flattering lighting that creates the perfect ambiance and setting for your wedding.

For small, intimate wedding ceremonies, we recommend the Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite. With its exclusive views of Bourbon Street, it is ideal for small weddings and receptions, as well as rehearsal dinners, bachelor(ette) parties, and engagement parties.

Yes, we offer a variety of wedding decór options, from a selection of linens, tables, and chairs to custom-printed menu cards for each guest and complimentary votive candles for dinner tables. We are also happy to recommend a professional wedding vendor to help you add a special touch to your ceremony with handpicked décor.

Yes, we'll be happy to offer you a custom wedding cake and groom’s cake from our award-winning executive pastry chef.

Custom wedding menus are  available for Reception Style, Plated/Buffet Dinner, Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, and Hospitality ceremonies. Get in touch with us to learn more about our customer catering menus. 

Yes, our preferred vendor, Encore Audio Visual, can provide you with all audio/visual services. If you have a specific vision for your wedding day entertainment, we can also connect you with local DJ/Music professionals.

Treat your wedding guests to a special discount on their stay during the ceremony or reception. We are happy to offer a preferred group rate for overnight accommodations.

Yes, we can host ceremonies and farewell brunches at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Your ideal venue will depend on the size and style of your event. Contact our event consultants for personalized recommendations.

Our signature New Orleans wedding venue is, without a doubt, the Fleur de Lis Suite and Courtyard. Many of our couples plan their ceremonies in our tropical courtyard with their receptions in the luxurious Fleur-de-lis Suite-which affords an elegant backdrop with multiple options for photos. The courtyard is cared for by a full-time horticulturist and boasts a tranquil verdi gris fountain, lush ferns, bromeliads and greenery, 2 palm trees, and 4 orange trees.

 

The best venue for large weddings in New Orleans is our beautiful Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate receptions of up to 550 guests. Its sparkling chandeliers offer romantic and flattering lighting that creates the perfect ambiance and setting for your wedding.

For small, intimate wedding ceremonies, we recommend the Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suite. With its exclusive views of Bourbon Street, it is ideal for small weddings and receptions, as well as rehearsal dinners, bachelor(ette) parties, and engagement parties.

Yes, we offer a variety of wedding decór options, from a selection of linens, tables, and chairs to custom-printed menu cards for each guest and complimentary votive candles for dinner tables. We are also happy to recommend a professional wedding vendor to help you add a special touch to your ceremony with handpicked décor.

Yes, we'll be happy to offer you a custom wedding cake and groom’s cake from our award-winning executive pastry chef.

Custom wedding menus are  available for Reception Style, Plated/Buffet Dinner, Brunch, Rehearsal Dinner, and Hospitality ceremonies. Get in touch with us to learn more about our customer catering menus. 

Yes, our preferred vendor, Encore Audio Visual, can provide you with all audio/visual services. If you have a specific vision for your wedding day entertainment, we can also connect you with local DJ/Music professionals.

Treat your wedding guests to a special discount on their stay during the ceremony or reception. We are happy to offer a preferred group rate for overnight accommodations.

Yes, we can host ceremonies and farewell brunches at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans. Your ideal venue will depend on the size and style of your event. Contact our event consultants for personalized recommendations.

Complete Your New Orleans Wedding Experience

Accommodate Your Bridal Party

Accommodate Your Bridal Party

Stay in the heart of the action by staying at The Royal Sonesta New Orleans for the duration of your wedding ceremony! We’ll be happy to offer you a special group rate if you choose to book your stay with us.

Hotel Features & Amenities

Hotel Features & Amenities

You and your guests can enjoy our on-site dining options, pool area, parking options, and more.

Offers

Offers

With Sonesta Travel Pass, you have even more to look forward to beyond your wedding day: complimentary nights at your choice of Sonesta Hotels and Resorts.

Our Guests’ New Orleans Wedding Stories

New Orleans Wedding Testimonials

 

We are so impressed with The Royal Sonesta. They accommodated our every need. The night couldn't have gone more perfectly. The Royal Sonesta is the place to go for your reception.” 

D’Angela, Bride 

 

“We loved having our reception at The Royal Sonesta. The ballroom was recently re-done and it looks fabulous! [The staff was] so accommodating and went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable and taken care of. Could not have picked a better location.” 

Michelle, Bride 

 

“I can honestly say everyone at The Royal Sonesta, the parking attendants, the bellman, the concierge, front desk, sales, catering, and all of the staff at the wedding reception were phenomenally impressive!” 

Nina, Bride 

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