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Where to Host Your Next Private Event in New Orleans

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Searching for the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, cocktail hour, dinner reception, work event or special meeting in New Orleans? There’s plenty of amazing spots to fit parties of all sizes – from 10 people to 300 people – across the city and located “off the beaten path.” We’ve compiled some of our more unique favorites for your ultimate private event, check them out below.

Barcadia new oRleans / ohm lounge

A contemporary, Asian themed lounge and nightclub with décor derived from Japanese and Chinese influences, Ohm Lounge and Barcadia is a fun non-traditional spot in the Warehouse District. With its own entrance, OHM can be operated completely separate from the Barcadia rooms in the front of the property. This space can accommodate 100 guests seated or 225 reception-style standing. View Barcadia’s event brochure for more information on private events HERE, and visit their website online HERE for more information on booking. 

barcadia ohm lounge private event
barcadia ohm lounge private event


Couvant’s courtyard is worthy enough of its own spotlight, but there is an indoor private dining space in Couvant for more intimate luncheons, social events, and other friendly gatherings. The restaurant recently reopened at the helm of a new Chef, and is located inside The Eliza Jane Hotel. Inquire for private dining options at Couvant here.

couvant private dining
Private Dining Room at Couvant

Copper Vine

Copper Vine offers an array of options for your private event; from wine tastings guided by your own sommelier or a special dinner curated by Chef Amy Mehrtens. Located on the second floor where the Maylie family lived from 1876 through 1986, three charming rooms can be activated separately or together to create a flow that keeps the party going. Maylie’s Room is the largest of their event spaces with up to 50 guests reception style. Check out their other options and floorplans here. Read more about the restaurant and why we love it here.

Copper Vine Private event space
The Maylie Room at Copper Vine

dreamboat at Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Virgin Hotels New Orleans, the newest boutique hotel in Downtown New Orleans, is equal parts lavish yet homey. Dreamboat at Virgin Hotels New Orleans is a modern, intimate wedding venue, event venue, and party venue all wrapped up in one. Adjacent to The Pool Club on the 13th floor, Dreamboat is an intimate indoor air-conditioned rooftop space that evokes a sense of the outdoors with lush greenery, lanterns and locally-designed latticework. Reach out to Virgin Hotels New Orleans for more information about hosting an event.

Dreamboat Virgin hotels new orleans

Fiery Crab – metairie

Low country seafood boil meets event space at Fiery Crab in Metairie, located at 3330 Veterans Blvd. The team at Fiery Crab tailor your experience and the party vibe specifically to your functions needs. Adaptable to host a multitude of events, their space can hold up to 100 people comfortably. For more information or to book your next private event, email thefierycrab@gmail.com

fulton alley

Want something fun that will keep your guests engaged in an activity other than eating and drinking? Try bowling! Fulton Alley can host everything from a group of friends to 1000+ guests, making this one of the larger event venues in the city. Take advantage of their flexible space with classic and cutting-edge amenities to satisfy your party’s unique needs. 

Check out their brochure with more event information HERE, and reach out to day via the contact form on their website HERE.

Gris Gris’ Samedi Room

Welcome to the Samedi Room, Salle du Samedi. Gris-Gris’ two-story private dining and event space located on Magazine Street is your intimate dining experience pick. The room features:

  • – A private kitchen and dining table for up to 12 people (larger standing / cocktail dining accommodations are available for up to 40 people)
  • – A third story lounge space with seating, a  large-screen TV and two outdoor balcony spaces and a spectacular ROOFTOP view

The Samedi Room is named after Baron Samedi (sahm-dee), a loa (or spirit) of Haitian Voodoo and Louisiana Voodoo. Samedi is the known as the master of the dead or giver of life. For more information or to book your next private event, email events@grisgrisnola.com

The Tasting Room’s second floor: l’etage

Magazine Street’s newest event space, The Tasting Room‘s L’etage, pronounced Lay-taage, can comfortably accommodate up to 50 guests. Located above The Tasting Room wine & cocktail restaurant, the space features a balcony overlooking Magazine Street as well as a full bar and eclectic catering menu. Reach out to The Tasting Room to inquire about hosting a private event. 


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Saint John’s private room

Taking you to our beloved Saint John, their newly renovated 3rd floor private event space is the talk of the town! Created with smaller gatherings in mind, this venue can accommodate 30 seated and 40 cocktail style. For inquiries, email events@saintjohnnola.com. Saint John opened in October of last year and has become a favorite for both locals and tourists alike. Chef Eric Cook’s take on Haute Creole cuisine can’t be beat, and is a great combination that satisfies all of your hearty food cravings.


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Celebrate your event in one of the oldest restaurants in the United States, and the second oldest in New Orleans. Their newly renovated 3-story restaurant offers 6 dining rooms, all of which are beautifully decorated in traditional New Orleans and Tujague’s décor, dating back to our opening in 1865, and can accommodate events for 10 – 300 guests. The Krewe of Iris room is our favorite, but there’s plenty of options pending your capacity. View all of Tujague’s availability here

tujague's krewe of iris room
Tujague’s Krewe of Iris Room

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