July 29 2020 | Planning Tips

Where to Marry Mr. Right Right Now.

While you may not be able to have the huge ceremony you’ve always dreamed of right now, venues all over New Orleans are finding ways to help couples create wedding memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime.  

Current restrictions limit indoor gatherings to 25 people and outdoor events to 50. For obvious reasons, couples are choosing outside spaces, when possible, which New Orleans has in spades. Mansion lawns, parks and charming French Courtyards are all lovely places to say “I do.”  And the city has a few rooftop venues as well, including two from Messina’s Catering & Events.

The Rooftop on Basin features stunning views of the French Quarter while the Observation Deck at the art deco Lakefront Airport offers views of the runway and Lake Pontchartrain. From mini quiches to huge seafood displays, the catering at both locations is as good as it gets. Breathtaking sunsets available at no additonal price.

The French Quarter also has a couple of rooftop options. The Riverview Room encompasses the entire fourth floor of Jax Brewery. Two covered and two open terraces offer panoramic views of the Mississippi River, French Quarter, and Central Business District. 

Another rooftop that deserves a shout out is the one at Mambo’s on Bourbon Street, always a great place for celebration. What could be better than a dozen or so of your loved ones and a dozen or so chargrilled oysters? That’s what we call heaven on the half shell.

Rooftop on Basin photo: @imagesbyrobertt

Read: How to Get Married During a Pandemic