3 featured reviews
Member Since: 5/27/2011
Before you read my review, you should know that I used to be an event planner and have worked with several companies and vendors. While this was my wedding, it was not my first experience working with vendors at an event like this...
My fiance and I chose the Hotel Mazarin for our wedding venue as soon as we saw it. We looked all over for "the perfect courtyard" and we found it! Like other people who responded, the hotel changed it's name from the time that we booked the wedding to the time of the actual wedding, but it was not a problem to let the guests know and none of them had issues finding it.
The first time that the Hotel Mazarin was able to prove that they were going to make our day special no matter what came when we found out that Haydel's bakery would be closed on our wedding day. This, in my mind, was a crisis because that was the cake that was included in our package and the bakery that everyone told us to use in New Orleans. When I called Rached from Haydel's in panic mode, she was so relaxed. She called me back within the hour with the phone number and location of another baker, Swiss Cakes. We were able to drive right over and do our tasting. The cake was incredible, but more importantly, Rachel handled my crisis with ease. I knew that she would be great to work with!
We checked in to the hotel a few days before the wedding, and immediately were placed in the best room that they had, at no charge to us. I could not believe it - I really felt like we were famous people checking in or something... everything we needed was delivered to our room immediately... chairs, a refrigerator, water, etc... we were so spoiled!
Due to a death in the family, our guest list dropped DRAMATICALLY from the time that we booked to the week before the wedding. I was so upset and worried that we had spent a lot of money on a venue that was now WAY too large for our guest list. Rachel and her AMAZING team worked with us every step of the way. Acknowledging our circumstances, they allowed us to cancel the reservation of one room and reduced our food and beverage minimum, even though they really did not have to. Their generosity made this difficult and stressful time in our lives a little better and we were able to enjoy our day.
I cannot even begin to descibe how wonderful the food was! My (now husband) and I joke all the time that we want to go back and eat at our wedding reception again! Our guests also loved the food and are still commenting on how wonderful it was! The chef made a custom menu for us and the hotel even went the extra mile to make individual menus for the guests as this was a last minute change. I could not even believe it! They really went out of their way to take care of everything.
After cutting the cake, the staff gave the guests individual "to go" pieces.. another detail that was not discussed but amazing.
The servers and bartenders at the Hotel Mazarin were experts as well. They took care of our guests with smiles on their faces and the best manners around! I could not have asked for more from them.
I believe that our event manager's name was Wilfredo, but I could be mistaken. He was on top of everything with an ease that was contagious. His attention to detail truly made the evening flawless. He changed everything that I asked him to change, and he constantly reassured me that things were beautiful. That is just what I needed to hear, and I was so glad that he was there to
Member Since: 7/5/2011
The courtyard looked stunning! This hotel was recently renovated -- its beautiful but also a source of a stressful situation during my wedding planning as the hotel changed its name during my planning process. We had a few bumps in the road during the planning process with not being notified of changes to the venue but overall, the reception turned out beautiful and we had an amazing experience.
fyi: There is an air conditioning system installed in the awning and it was supposed to be turned on for our reception. Thankfully, my dad went over to the courtyard prior to being picked up by the limo for the ceremony (St. Mary's church) because the air conditioning was not turned on. It was resolved at that time.
Member Since: 11/11/2009
Louis XVI was a perfect choice for our wedding catering. Rachel made choosing our menu so easy. She even made sure that our vegetarian guests were well-fed (which is really hard to find in New Orleans). I didn't get to try all of the dishes, but the ones I did try were AMAZING!
Let's face it, no matter how great a chef is, cooking gourmet meals for 100+ people is always hard. Louis XVI pulled it off with perfect New Orleans grace and a lot of fresh ingredients...and yummy spices too. We can't wait to go back to New Orleans and have dinner in the restaurant!
French Quarter Courtyard Weddings
Our 102 guestrooms offer luxurious bathrooms with spacious vanity areas and walk-in showers, “Michelangelo” black porcelain tile & granite finishes & top of the line European inspired toiletries make this small, luxury boutique hotel a relaxing sanctuary for guests.
- Price Range: $$$
- Number of Rooms: Over 50