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Venues in New Orleans, LA,
(504) 553-2205

About Us

Royal Sonesta New Orleans is an elegant ballroom wedding venue located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. This classic venue offers couples the opportunity to work with a top-notch team of wedding planners that will ensure all of your needs are met for your perfect wedding day. Book with Royal Sonesta New Orleans today and experience the timeless elegance that can only be found in The Big Easy!

Facilities and Capacity

This uniquely designed venue is perfect for hosting any style reception that you can dream of. Able to accommodate up to 500 guests, Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers over 20,000 square feet of event space in 20 dynamic rooms that can be used on the day of your event. The elegant Grand Ballroom is ideal for your magical night as you celebrate your new marriage. Smaller suites and event rooms are also available, offering an exquisite backdrop for socially-distanced minimonies and micro-weddings of up to 50 guests.

Services Offered

Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. This dedicated team offers a plethora of services to embellish both micro weddings and larger events. An event planner will be on-hand to assist you throughout your planning journey, along with a team of dedicated serving staff on the day. The venue also offers the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • Bartending services
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup


Couples have the option of choosing from multiple serving options, including buffet, hors d’oeuvres, plated, and food stations. Menus can be customized upon request for your event, reflecting your style and tastes. This team of dedicated culinary professionals can also offer dessert options, including a custom wedding cake.

Other Facilities

Royal Sonesta New Orleans offers a plethora of facilities to help make your day effortlessly enjoyable. This property offers valet parking and is wheelchair accessible. Guests who are choosing to stay at the hotel may also avail of the indoor swimming pool and top-of-the-range fitness center.


Located in the historic French Quarter, you will be immersed in the heart of New Orleans surrounded by the city’s best stores and restaurants. St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and Acme Oyster house are within walking distance. Only a 25-minute drive from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, this hotel is ideal for guests traveling both domestically and internationally.

Susie Parker Holton

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  • Beautiful, historic hotel in the French Quarter with impeccable customer service, delicious food, amazing amenities and ambiance! Gorgeous location for our wedding!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We enjoyed hosting your wedding and having you stay with us! Congratulations and best wishes to your son and new daughter in law! Warm Regards, Royal Sonesta New Orleans

    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?

    $ 7,000.00

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

    $ 7,000.00

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


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

    $ 650.00

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

    $ 650.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

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

    Cake Cutting

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 18.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, 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?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Wine, Premium Liquor

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    July, August, September

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