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Venues in New Orleans, LA,
(504) 827-2400

About Us

Il Mercato is a wedding venue in New Orleans, Louisiana that embodies sophistication and elegance. This unique and historic building features original architectural details and a romantic setting for your wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
Il Mercato offers 8,500 square feet of event space, with five indoor and outdoor venue options to choose from for a breathtaking ceremony and reception. Outside is their expansive, open-air courtyard with a gorgeous fireplace, as well as a covered arcade with original flagstone floors and painted wood ceiling. Inside, their dazzling ballroom is complete with herringbone wood floors, original plaster walls, and Italianate chandeliers. The annex features French wall panels in a rich gray tone with gold leaf accents, and the library has original wood beams, cabinetry filled with books, and a custom bar. The venue can accommodate 225 seated guests and 450 guests cocktail-style.

Services Offered
Il Mercato offers many services for a stress-free and memorable experience, as well as many event rentals to enhance the atmosphere of your celebration, such as tables and chairs, tents and tent accessories, chair covers, dance floor, decor, furniture, lighting, photo booth, altars and arches, audio equipment, aisle markers and runners, and drapery. The venue has ample parking and is wheelchair accessible. They are available to hosts ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Cake
  • Catering and bar services
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting and sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Shuttle
  • Valet service
  • WiFi

Il Mercato offers the convenience of in-house catering with award-winning cuisine by the Joel Catering team. They also supply all needed barware, china, chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware, and linens for your event. The wedding catering services they provide include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Other Services
Il Mercato also provides many bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, liquor, and wine
  • Limited bar
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine

Il Mercato is located in the Lower Garden District on Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. It sits adjacent to Sophie Wright Park and is surrounded by local boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.


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  • il Mercato is a hidden gem right in the center of the garden district. There is a beautiful courtyard with a rustic feel (including a fireplace) that is landscaped to match the style of the venue. And the inside is stunning. The simplicity and clean look of the indoor area adds to the beauty and the open layout is perfect for weddings. Our ceremony was held in the courtyard and reception inside and the transition was flawless. In regards to hosting an event, I would highly recommend it. Our guest raved about the quality of the food and the service was top notch. I don't think there is any other venue like il Mercato in the New Orleans area.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 4,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, June, July, August, September

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