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725 St. Ferdinand Street New Orleans, LA map | (318) 267-9632
| http://www.marignyoperahouse.org
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SebGe
Wedding: 2/1/2013
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Wow. posted 8/30/2013 (modified 8/30/2013)

My wife and I got married at the Marigny Opera House in February 2013, soon after a Depeche Mode video was filmed there.

This space is incredible and it was really easy to work with them, which made such a huge difference since we had so much on our plates and so much to do.

The owner/manager of the venue even played piano for us during cocktail hour(s).

I used to live in the neighborhood but had never visited the 'church' until one of my friends mentioned it and we'll be forever grateful that they did! We talked to all of our friends, many strangers and spent every day for more than three weeks walking and driving around most of New Orleans (and all of the Quarter and Marigny areas) looking for that perfect venue, and the Opera House was our favorite by far. We visited A TON of places.

And since it is primarily a performing arts space, with dance, music, theater, art exhibits, etc. the mood and feel of the place is worlds removed from any of those typical wedding venues you'll find elsewhere.

As a musician and caterer, I've worked what seem like a million weddings, and the last thing I wanted was to have the same wedding as everyone else. We couldn't have had a more romantic, more unique or way cooler New Orleans wedding than we did for any amount of money.

Our friends and family still talk about that day and what a magical experience it was, and our pictures of that day are pretty incredible. We had a second line, threw beads to all of the guests and really tried to provide a full-on NOLA experience for everyone. The Marigny Opera House was absolutely perfect! We loved it and so did everyone else.

Friends who couldn't make it are still jealous, and when we meet our friends' friends now they say, "Oh, YOU'RE the New Orleans wedding couple! I've heard such amazing stories! Wish I had been there!"

And for out-of-town friends there are lots of great guest houses, B&Bs, hotels and house rentals in the neighborhood so everyone can be close.

I am biased since it's my old neighborhood, but it is the best neighborhood in NOLA. It's walking distance to the Quarter, Canal St. street car line, great nightlife, food and drink all with a neighborhood vibe you have to experience to understand.

And most of the hassles you'll find in other parts of town don't exist here, like difficulty parking where you sleep.

We're having a second wedding next year in the south of France, and are slightly intimidated by how high we set the bar with the first one. We can't recommend the Marigny Opera House enough - six stars.

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OLD WORLD ARCHITECTURE IN THE BEAUTIFUL MARIGNY

Marigny Opera House is a stunning piece of architecture situated only 6 blocks from the French Quarter. It was originally Holy Trinity Catholic Church, founded in 1847 for German Catholics of the Faubourg Marigny. Constructed in 1853, the church was designed by architect Theodore Giraud.


  • Price Range: $
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Site Fee, Valet Parking
  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative