13 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/2/2010
As a Louisiana native, even having lived away for many years, I had to get married in New Orleans. I knew the Royal Orleans was our venue as soon as I met Celeste Myers. Her professionalism and depth of knowledge for her business were immediately clear, and I felt confident working with her from far away. We planned our wedding while living in two different states (me in north AL, my husband in VA), and with our parents spread out as well (Baton Rouge, AL, and south FL). I hate to use the cliche, but everything really was perfect. Celeste and the entire staff followed our wishes to the letter, made sure our guests were comfortable during the event AND their entire stay at the hotel, and anticipated and solved peripheral issues before we ever knew about them. She made planning our dream wedding easy, and when the weekend finally arrived, she made it a reality beyond what we could have imagined. Not only were my husband and I treated like royalty, but all of our guests that stayed at the hotel, and especially our parents, were taken excellent care of as well. We had both our ceremony and reception here, it made things very convenient for our guests and didn't feel at all like a "generic hotel wedding." The courtyard was beautifully romantic, and the divided spaces of the terrace rooms allowed our guests options if they wanted to dance or sit & chat in a quieter spot. If you are considering this venue, my advice is to stop thinking and sign your contract! You won't regret it, and you'll be 200% happy with your event!
Member Since: 9/26/2011
The hotel is beautiful and the staff is friendly and accommodating.
Member Since: 10/24/2011
Everything was amazing... more than I could have ever expected. Celeste Myers is probably one of the best planners in the city. I planned my wedding from another state and could not be more pleased with all of her help from day one of planning through the ceremoy and even after.
We received so many complements on how classy and top notch everything looked. Our ceremony was outside on the terrace and our reception in the Grand Ballroom. We had so many people say the food was by far the best wedding food they've have ever had...Gumbo, crawfish pasta, pork tenderloin "couchon de lait style", we even had a bananas foster station late as a late night snack.
All of the staff are so polite and helpful. The bride/groom and each set of parents get their on personal bulter for the evening. Our butler JJ even made photolocation suggestions to my out of town photographer.
Member Since: 10/11/2011
Loved our 5 night stay with this hotel! We arrived in our room to find strawberry tarts, petit fours and macaroons, and champagne chilling(compliments of the hotel!). We had turn down service every evening, coffee and tea every morning delivered, and the friendliest staff I've ever dealt with! It was wonderful, and made the whole trip to New Orleans so much more special and memorable. We will definitely stay there again!
Member Since: 6/12/2011
We chose the Omni Royal Orleans for our ceremony and reception. Initially we estimated approximately 175 would attend, but as the RSVPs came in we needed to revise our estimate down. Celeste Myers was fantastic at working with us to keep us in budget and to make sure we supplied our guests with lots of great food and drink. She helped with planning the wedding, running the schedule on the day of, and was friendly and available throughout the process. I really felt we didn't need a wedding planner due to her knowledge and helpfulness in finding vendors and working with us to make sure they day was what we wanted. We had an amazing day there, and the Grand Ballroom was simply gorgeous. My aunt confessed she was skeptical about a hotel reception, but that the Omni was more beautiful than she could have imagined. Overall, we would choose this place again, although we were somewhat saddened by the construction on the exterior of the hotel on our big day. Celeste did get the workers to stop their work during the ceremony and made the outside more appealing with plants outside and more attractive construction covers. The dance floor was great with plenty of room for our happy guests. The food was well-reviewed (although we didn't have a chance to have a bite on our wedding day due to socializing). It is in a great location, and the majority of our guests were from out of town and were able to stay nearby. One issue that may arise is that there is another Omni in the Quarter, and a couple of guests went there for our ceremony! It may be worth being EXTRA clear about the location (we listed it in several places and provided a map, but alas) if you choose your wedding or reception to be held here.
Member Since: 5/7/2011
Celeste Meyers and the Omni Royal Orleans staff is the best in New Orleans. THey made our wedding go so smoothly and I didn't have to worry about one thing. THey went above and beyond to make our experience one we would never forget. THe bartenders even remembered all of our guests drink orders! THe food and drink quality was exceptional and the venue is stunningly beautiful. There is no better place to get married in the French Quarter!
Member Since: 7/20/2011
There can not be a better place to have a courtyard wedding and reception than at the RO. From the catering manager, Celeste, to all the employees that worked the reception, we would highly recommend this venue. The reception employees were so cordial & accommodating to my guests that even the guests were telling us how wonderful they were. They would come up to my guests & ask if they could bring them anything. As the MOB, I was continually told what activity was going on & at what time. They were very organized, like myself, & kept things moving along in a timely manner. I no longer live in NOLA but grew up there & I remember going to the RO weddings & being so impressed with the hotel. I was so happy to be able to give our daughter a dream wedding at a dreamy venue. Also, our guests complemented the food that was served. We bought the basic package but there was more than enough food & the presentation was wonderful. We used the hotel florist (see Petals & Parties) & with her knowledge of the space, the food presentation was spectacular. Don't hesitate...go to RO for your dream wedding.
Member Since: 3/28/2011
Words cannot express how happy I am that we booked the Omni Royal Orleans. They were extremely accommodating, the bar NEVER had a line because they give you 1 bartender per 50 guests (all other venues give you 1 per 100). The location is key to enjoying all of what New Orleans has to offer and the food was absolutely amazing, but I must say the real selling point is Celeste, she goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is pleased. This was truly the happiest night of my life and wouldn't have gone to any other venue
Member Since: 3/29/2008
I got married at the Royal Garden Complex, and I could not have imagined anything better! Celeste and her team are top notch! Everything was flawless and taken care of. If anything did go wrong, I certainly was not aware of. Having Celeste and her team was like having a day of wedding coordinator. So many of our guests have said our wedding was the best they had ever been to!!! Everything was perfect from the food to the service, we were even appointed a bridal attendant, JJ. He was absolutely wonderful! He made sure we were always taken care of, and he even had water bottles waiting for us after our second line. I would highly recommend the Omni Royal Orleans to anyone who wants a flawless wedding!
Member Since: 2/18/2011
Omni Royal Orleans was the most amazing venue for our reception!! Celeste was so wonderful and could not have been anymore of a help than she was! The room was beautiful, the food was amazing. JJ, our server was outstanding! I do not have a single complaint. If I could do it all over again, I would and I would do it at the Omni Royal Orleans!!!
Member Since: 6/18/2007
Celeste and the Omni team could not have been more helpful and professional for my big day! You name it- it was amazing! The food, set up, details...just everything! They made planning a wedding from NYC a breeze and I had no worries that my day would be flawless! Thanks so much to the Omni again!
Member Since: 11/25/2009
Celeste helped out so much, my mom and I were wedding planners but she was our organizer. Not only that, but the night of the wedding, they waited on our every whim. Our evening went by so quickly, but they helped out so much.
Member Since: 5/27/2009
Celeste, the wedding coordinator at the Omni, was amazing! We were planning a destination wedding in NOLA and we lived on the East Coast. My family is from the Midwest. We had to bring everyone together. But Celeste was so organized and helped me with all the details. I trusted her completely on how to do some things and used her recommended list of vendors.
She made the wedding planning a lot easier on both of us. My husband (now) and I even made a trip to NOLA 5 months beforehand to finalize details with her in person.
The Omni Garden Terrace was an intimate spot for our small wedding of 75 people. Food/services also were great!
After the ceremony, one of the best things we really enjoyed is that Celeste had my husband and I set aside in our own room so we could enjoy our first meal together as husband and wife. We actually got to eat before we socialized and danced with everyone!
Most Fashionable Location in the French Quarter
The Omni Royal Orleans upholds a tradition of luxury & sophistication in one of the world's most spirited cities. Our space is exquisite & our service is impeccable, from a classic ballroom to a private courtyard, we recognize that your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your lives.
- Price Range: $$$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013