54 total reviews
My husband and I had our reception at The Balcony in 1981. It was fantastic. So it's only natural that when our daughter said she was getting married we hoped to return to The Balcony, but the decision was hers to make. She wanted to look at other venues and we did. We saved The Balcony for last in our reception shopping. When she saw the room, the foods you would get, the price and how nice the people were she was sold. The staff gathers all of the necessary details from you, then a week before the wedding you can bring in everything that you have to deliver to be used at your reception, (guest book, photos, cake knife, etc.) so you don't have to rush around the day of your wedding making sure everything gets where it has to go. Everything went very smoothly.
Our daughter's wedding reception was at The Balcony on February 1, 2014. We were extremely satisfied with the venue, very elegant; the food was plentiful and delicious, the service was fantastic. Your drink wasn't quite empty when they were asking if you would like another drink or something to eat. We really like that they feed the bride and groom, parents and bridal party upstairs when you arrive. Once you get downstairs they will get you anything you want but you are so busy greeting your guests that you don't take the time to eat...and you really don't want to miss out on that good food! You get so much BANG for your BUCK at The Balcony. You show up the day of your wedding without a worry.
Our phone didn't stop ringing after the wedding. Guests were calling to say that it was the best wedding they have ever attended. The said the food and drinks were delicious and plentiful. There is something for everyone at The Balcony.
If we had another daughter we would return for a third time!
I got married at The Balcony on January 18th. It was absolutely beautiful!! Vanessa, Mike and all the amazing staff made our dream wedding come true:) Also, the food was the BEST!! Wish we could do it all over again. Highly recommend The Balcony.
Sunnie!!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!! And thank you for letting us host your wedding....your family is as sweet and beautiful as you!!! Congrats!!!
My wedding went through without a stitch! Perfection!
From the moment we toured the Balcony Ballroom until the end of our reception, we were treated like more then a number with money. They really catered to and anticipated our every need. We highly recommend this place to anyone. Very accomadating! Great food!
Erica, you could NEVER be a number to us!!! What a sweet person you are and Lenny is the perfect match. I can't wait to have your 50th Anniversary here!! LOL And you better tell your photographer to SEND ME YOUR PICTURES!!! We have some great ones...
The Balcony did an amazing job for my wedding! I'm from out of state and they took care of anything and everything I didn't even think of. They were so attentive to the guests and everyone had an amazing time!!!!
JANIE!!!!! It's only been 5 seconds since you were married and already a review!!! I LOVE a girl on a mission!!! So your pics will be up next week and I will burn a CD with EVERYTHING we took and mail it to you. Call the office and give me the bes...
I have been to a couple of weddings/ receptions at the Balcony and I have been very impressed by the venue in particularly the food and the wait staff . They are very attentive and give excellent service .
Hey Knottie, YOU WON THE MOVIE TICKETS!!! Call the office tomorrow and let me know what name I should put them under at the Box Office;)
We will be in after 10:00am.
-The Balcony Ballroom
My husband and I will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary on Saturday. I can still remember my special day which included a grand reception at The Balcony. When the wedding party arrived, they were escorted upstairs for photos and delicious food. Of course, our guests downstairs were well taken care of. Walking down the staircase as the bride and groom was just magical. The staff and service catered to us like royalty. Our first dance on the upstairs balcony was very special with everyone having a view of the happy couple. In 2013, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party at the Balcony. It was like walking back in time since I visited in 1986. Everything was just as I remembered--the delicious food, the excellent service, and the attention to every detail. I have been fortunate to experience 2 major life events at The Balcony.
This review is..........AMAZING!!! So much happiness and history!! Well, YOU WON THE MOVIE TICKETS!! Please call the office tomorrow to let me know what name to put them under. (I would call you, but I think the phone number we have in the green b...
I loved everything about the venue, service, and food at the Balcony. Vanessa was awesome - organized, thorough, and friendly. She definitely understands her business and knows how to put the bride and her bridal party at ease. From the time we arrived at the venue until the time we left, Vanessa and the entire staff catered to me and my parents. She thought of everything! I give the Balcony 5 stars! You won't be disappointed :)
Our wedding is February 21, 2014. Out of all the places I have looked at The Balcony was the ONE. The staff at The Balcony was so nice and they work with any budget you have. I've been to one place that told me "You don't need a candy buffet, no one will remember it.", the Balcony told me they can work with whatever I want. Also heard the food was wonderful. I CAN NOT wait to have our wedding there in February it so elegant(if that's the look you are wanting).
AMANDA!!!!!!!!! I love that you wrote a review BEFORE your wedding!!! Now the pressure is really on us to make sure your night is everything and more;)You better tell Darren to bring his appetite. See y'all soon!!!
I usually don't write reviews for services; but in this case I have to. All I can say is that from the first day we sat down to discuss the details of our wedding with The Balcony staff, I felt a sense of professionalism from EVERY person we spoke with. They love questions, pay attention to detail, and absolutely know what they are doing. I never had a second though about the way they would/did handle our wedding. The Balcony is a beautiful place and their staff were on point with everything they did. The food was fabulous and the DJ was OUTSTANDING (especially the way he announced our wedding party)! We could not have asked for anything better. They accommodated us in EVERY way and our signature "SHELLSHOCK" drink :). They were even prepared for the things that "we" didn't think of and our ceremony flowed effortlessly. We ABSOLUTELY recommend this establishment for anyone that is planning to get married in the New Orleans area! You can't go wrong with The Balcony. They love what they do and it shows. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Terrific job :D
Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! You have no idea how much it means to us. In honor of y'all we celebrated with a SHELLSHOCKED last night at dinner. We were surprised that the waiter didn't know what it was, but I think he was very impres...
Dear Balcony staff,
Please excuse my delay in this review. I want to thank you guys for such an AWESOME job!! I am the mother of the bride, and my daughter's wedding reception was on March 23, 2013.
I can not say enough about your venue. If you are a mother of the bride, you can not go wrong with this establishment. They are worth their weight in gold.
Thank you Mike, Vanessa, Jay, and everyone who made my daughter's wedding day a memory to cherish.
May god continue to bless you and your business. The Balcony is truely THE BEST!!!
Thank you so much for your review.....it's never too late for glowing comments!!!! We were honored to host your daughter's special day!!!
I recently had my wedding reception at The Balcony on April 13, 2013. I want to first start off by saying that everything was absolutely perfect. From the food to service to ambiance, to this day my guests rave about how much of a wonderful time they had and how great everything was, especially the food. We had our ceremony at St. Joseph in New Orleans, and because of the Balcony's familiarity with ceremonies in churches, they were very accommodating and were knowledgeable of timelines for every aspect of my day. Mike was the one helping us on our special day and he was absolutely amazing. He made sure that my husband and I were comfortable and enjoying ourselves, and made sure our guests had the best time too. We had the perfect day and all of my guests mentioned how much of a dream wedding it truly was. I would definitely recommend that anyone have their wedding at the Balcony. You will definitely be pleased and not regret having your wedding at The Balcony. Even today, my husband keeps saying how much fun he had and how we hope one of our friends will get married and have their reception there. It really was that great.
Try as you might, you will not find another venue in the Greater New Orleans Area that tops the service, staff, quality, and incredible attention to detail that we experienced upon using the Balcony for our Reception, and at a much more affordable cost than - I would dare to say - ALL other area venues.
The food was outstanding, and many of our guests commented on how delicious and plentiful it was! You do not have to worry a bit about food running out at your wedding when you choose the Balcony as your venue. You also do not have to pick and choose from a pre-set menu; rather, you simply get it ALL, from countless passed hors d'oeuvres to dozens of entrees and not to mention New Orleans Bananas Foster made practically table-side and a 4 ft. tall chocolate fountain with hand-dipped fruit and other items.
We had many special requests for our wedding including specialty drinks, an ongoing slide-show using a new SmartPhone App of pictures taken that evening, and many others. The staff at the Balcony covered it all for us, and we did not worry a single bit.
As they say at the Balcony, "Dare to Compare" - they invite you to visit their venue and gather information on what they offer to see for yourself that there is no comparison anywhere else in the city.
Our 300+ guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are still commenting on how it was one of the best weddings they've been to. I would hands down recommend the Balcony to ANYONE looking to get married in NOLA! Their recent remodel is an added plus, the venue is absolutely gorgeous inside.
Thank you to the team at the Balcony who made our special day so much more than we could ever have imagined! We are so grateful to your for your knowledge, expertise, and organization. You all were absolutely fantastic!!!
~ Morris-Elmer, May 2013
It really means the world to us to know how much you appreciate everything! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your families to make an event that we will be speaking highly of for a long, long time as well. After all, you were our first live...
The balcony is awesome. First, the food is delicious. We got so many compliments on it. It's very beautiful with high ceilings and a balcony which we did our first dance at. They worked hard to ensure that we got everything we wanted and packed everything away for us at the end. It's a great place to have a reception at!
Thank you sooo much for the review!! It really means so much to us that you took the time to say anything, much less such nice things!! Tell Nick hi for us and hope to see you again at The Balcony.....this time as a guest!!
The Balcony is the epitome of elegance & class! They treated my husband, family & I like royalty!! Plus the food & music was great!! I recommend everyone who's planning a wedding to consider The Balcony they won't let you down!!
Oh my goodness where do I start. . . the food was fabulous and enjoyed by all of my guests, it was very clean and the service was wonderful! I didn't have to worry about anything but cakes, a guest book/ pen, and toasting glasses. The Balcony provided everything else including table centerpieces! Highly Reccomend!
I think the title of your review is my favorite of all!!! We really strive to make your night just that and more!! Thanks for taking the time to write something, but mostly, thanks for choosing us in the first place ;) We are truly honored!
The Balcony is the BEST WEDDING venue in New Orleans. I always knew I wanted to have my reception at the Balcony. My parents had their reception there in 1976 and always talked about how wonderful it was. When I found out Mr. Johnny still owned it, there was no question where I was having mine.
My husband and I were married on June 10, 2005 and my friends and family still talk about how great my reception was. The food is FABULOUS and the selection is like no place else! I have been to many many weddings since mine and the food at other venues does not even compare to The Balcony! There is so much to choose! I have been to three weddings at The Balcony since mine and it is still incredible.
The Balcony accommodated to everything I needed and I loved that not only did I have a personal attendant the entire evening, but my parents and in-laws did as well. We always had food or a drink in hand!
Mr. Johnny and his team are AMAZING!! Thank you for an unforgetttable wedding!
I CAN NOT wait to add your wedding pictures and your parents wedding pictures to our collection!!! Thank you so much for the sweet review!!!
I cannot express how much I LOVED this place!!! Not only is it beautiful but Jay, Mike, and the Balcony staff were amazing. They took care of our every need including making sure we ate! The food was amazing. Our wedding attendant was right by our side all night asking if we needed anything, same for our parents and bridal party too. It was wonderful! I heard compliments from our guest about the food and atmosphere that night plus throughout the next month. The DJ was included in the price and kept the guest on the dance floor all night. I couldn’t ask for anything better! They even sent us home with a little package of cake, food, wine, etc. AMAZING!!!
We had a lovely time with you and your guests!! I hope we see you at an event here soon, Jennie!!
I decided to have my wedding and reception in one place so it would make it easier for all the out of towners. I was concerned about the break down between the ceremony and reception but The Balcony did a wonderful and seemless job!! It was converted in a matter of minutes and the guests didn't even notice because they were in the food and drink lines.
The food was absolutely delicious and the service was outstanding.
Everyone raved about how beautiful the place was and how great the food was.
I have been to just about every reception hall in the Metairie area for weddings over the years and The Balcony has everyone beat with their home made food.. Not the fried Sam's stuff...
You won't be dissapointed
Thank so much for a great review. You and Justin are a beautiful couple.
We really pride ourselves on the quality of our food, so it always appreciated when other people notice! Thank you again for choosing us!
Loved having my reception at The Balcony!! I knew it was "the" venue as soon as I walked in to visit the first time-I fell in love with the amazing ballroom-from the beautiful mirrors and lovely staircase and gorgeous chandeliers!! Even the bathrooms are quite beautiful and impressive!Dealing with everyone there was a breeze-they felt like family to mom and I whenever we had questions or wanted to visit before my wedding! Everything is top-notch-service, staff, and last but not least, FOOD! The food was amazing-all of it. Also loved having Mike as one of the attendants/staff, I still remember to this day how nice and helpful he was and stayed on top of everything for us!! As one of my guests put it-my reception was FIRST class all the way!! For this beautiful venue along with the food and wonderful staff, and prices, The Balcony can't be beat! Please go check it out!
Thank you, Mrs. Sander for your review!! We always enjoy working closely with Brides and their families to make the event perfect!!
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Tired of leaving your wedding hungry??? So are your guests. Choose The Balcony Ballroom.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012