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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.

The Shag Room at Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Virgin Hotels New Orleans, the newest boutique hotel in Downtown New Orleans, is equal parts lavish yet homey. Tucked inside Commons Club, The Shag Room is an intimate yet inviting space designed to host a variety of social events and can also be reserved for private affairs. The playful space features colorful furniture for ample sitting with custom découpage wallpaper and local art. Reach out to Virgin Hotels New Orleans for more information about hosting an event.

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The Shag Room at Virgin Hotels New Orleans

Baroness – French Quarter

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Baroness is the perfect gathering and private dining space. Whether it’s an intimate private party of 20 or a wedding for 125, Baroness at 512 Conti can accommodate you. It’s the perfect location for a destination wedding with in-house catering, beautifully renovated on-premises accommodations, and a green room for getting ready on your big day. Visit the Baroness’ website for more details.

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Cocktail Reception at the Baroness

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
Views from the Samedi Room at Gris-Gris

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. Married to Maman Brigitte, caretaker of cemeteries, the Baron is ultimately responsible for an individual’s resurrection or transportation to the underworld. His outrageous behavior and passion for food, drinks, and entertaining all spirits is an inspiration to the vibe at Gris-Gris, where we say… “I’ll dance at your funeral, if you dance at mine.” 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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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.

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The Maylie Room at Copper Vine

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

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Tujague’s Krewe of Iris Room


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.

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Private Dining Room at Couvant

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