Wedding Reception at Pat O'Briens Briars Room
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Wedding Reception at Pat O'Briens Briars Room

This fun and easy-going Michigan couple had a delightfully intimate wedding in New Orleans with the ceremony taking place in Jackson Square and the reception at world-famous Pat O'Brien's, in the Briars Suite space upstairs. They had what was perhaps the best reception entrance ever, surprising their guests by having donned banana and hot dog costumes which, as had been mentioned during the ceremony, they had originally worn when they first met during a halloween party.

Pat O’Brien’s is a world-famous bar and restaurant in New Orleans, with its origins as a speakeasy during Prohibition, and moving to its current location in the 1940s. The historic building had originally been a private residence, and had also served as a theater. It was around this time that the proprietors developed a new drink recipe based on rum and fruit juice, and the famous Hurricane was born.

Many years later, a building around the corner on Bourbon Street was purchased, and Pat O’Brien’s Courtyard Restaurant entered the scene. It is in this part fo the property that the Briars Suite is located, a wonderful space on the second floor with a large balcony overlooking Bourbon Street, as well a smaller balcony with a view of the courtyard.

Pat O'Brien's Briars Suite Wedding Reception

Pat O'Brien's Balcony on Bourbon Street

Location: 718 St Peter, New Orleans, LA 70116.