This city is blessed with many unique and historical venues for weddings. One at the very top of the list is Latrobe's on Royal is a fantastic New Orleans wedding venue in the French Quarter that has lots of character and is just oozing with historic ambiance. The building, originally the Louisiana State Bank, was designed by Benjamin Latrobe, who is best known as the architect of the United States Capital building.
Wedding ceremonies at Latrobes typically take place in the courtyard, which has long since been converted to a fully enclosed and air-conditioned space from the traditional outdoor courtyard it was originally. This amazing and unique room looks just as gorgeous in person as it does in photographs, with warm, subtle lighting, lots of natural exposed wood, and visually stunning textures and colors on the walls.
Most of the reception action at this venue usually occurs in the main ballroom, which is toward the front of the building facing Royal Street, but after the ceremony the courtyard will typically be cleared and set up as a secondary reception space. This is a nice arrangement, as it allows for a quieter place for guests who wish to engage in conversation away from the loud music and action on the dance floor.
What was once the bank's vault now serves as the venue's main bar.
If you just wish to have your reception at Latrobes, the venue also benefits from a convenient central French Quarter location that is within easy walking distance of popular ceremony venues such as St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. And of course you can always choose to transport your guests from another New Orleans area church to the French Quarter.
Location: 403 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130.