About this Vendor

Still madly in love with the business of love.

Couture-like elegance. Because your event should be as original as you are. With elegant open spaces, a brand new high-end lighting system with projections you can customize, and cuisine tailored-made to accommodate an array of dietary needs, your day will be just that – yours.

Amenities + Details

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Guest Capacity

300+

Settings

Ballroom

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff

Awards
Bowhof
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Contact Info

4738 Utica Street, New Orleans Area, LA

Reviewed on 4/05/2016 Shannon M

Vanessa, Mike and Jay: Words cannot describe the gratitude we feel for making our wedding, the kind of day I've always imagined and prayed for, more than perfect. Each of you were all incredible from beginning to end. The staff from the guest checker, chef(s), servers and... Read More bartenders were absolutely wonderful. Vanessa, your attention to details in every aspect was above and beyond and we cannot thank you and Mike enough. In short, you more than delivered on all your promises and assurances. As my mom put it "any concerns were definitely unwarranted." You catered to us, our families and made our guests feel welcome as they were astonished by the ballroom's vintage beauty. The various appetizing continuous servings of hors d'Oeurves and well-prepared assortment of food stations were scrumptiously amazing. We speak nothing but blessings on The Balcony Ballroom and now personally understand why you've been in this business for over 40 years...PERFECTION in every way!! We love you all and hope to celebrate future anniversaries with you. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND couples to The Balcony Ballroom as they will not be disappointed...you really take care of your clients!! It has been days later and both our local and out-of-town guests are still charged and excited!! Sincerely, Shannon and Marshall April 2, 2016

2016-04-06T11:40:26 Response from the vendor

Our parents started this business over 40 years ago, and Jay and I happened to be with them when this review came in. Needless to say, it was such a proud moment for us to read your review aloud. We were thrilled to receive such... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 3/08/2016 Dr. Deandra S

All I can say is what are you waiting for!!!! Do your research and you will find there is NO OTHER PLACE that offers you the MOST besides THE BALCONY!!!! Not only do they offer more ...THEY HAVE THIS DOWN TO A SCIENCE!!! And the BEST THING THE BALCONY HAS ....ARE EMPLOYEES WHO... Read More LOVE WHAT THEY DO AND FAMILY BASED!!!!! My husband and I got married at The Balcony Sunday March 6, 2016 and we will blown away by their SERVICE, QUALITY, FOOD, DRINKS, HOSPITALITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL!!! Special thank you to MIKE AND KEVIN they are WEDDING ROCKSTAR S ( from being special guardians to are special day all the way to knowing how to bustle a French style wedding dress train!!!)!!!!! My husband, myself and our guests were giving AN UNFORGETTABLE moment that you only see in storybooks. THE BALCONY BALLROOM THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR FAIRY GODMOTHERS!!!! Anyone who is getting married, no matter where live come here and experience THE MAGIC OF THE BALCONY!!! LOVE Y'ALL!!!

2016-03-08T16:51:28 Response from the vendor

Deandra....you are literally a DREAM BRIDE!!! From a wonderful wedding with all of YOUR special touches to ALL OF THESE REVIEWS. We are truly touched and honored to have had you and Terry choose us. We are the lucky ones. xoxo Balcony Ballroom PS- can... Read Less Read More


The Most Important Day of my Daughter's Life...

Reviewed on 3/13/2015 Lindsay B

I want to thank ALL of The Balcony Staff, especially Vanessa, Jay, Mike, Colin, and Chef Wes for the MOST perfect experience I could imagine for the MOST important day of my only daughter's life - her wedding day :) I cannot say enough good things about how professional,... Read More diligent, and accommodating they all were from start to finish. The food was delicious, plentiful, and never ending, and a special thanks to Chef Wes for creating an entire menu for a nephew with Gluten issues. He didn't have to do that. I heard comments about how the bartenders would eventually learn each guest's drink preference and have it ready when they arrived at the bar! How many places do that?? Thank you so much! You all made me look good - LOL We will DEFINITELY be recommending your venue to everyone we know, and we know lots of people with adult children about to get married :) Thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart, for all you did for us. I've never seen my daughter smile so much :D Sincerest Regards, Mother of the Bride (Cody & Lindsay, March 6, 2015)

2015-03-14T17:49:38 Response from the vendor

Ms. Kelly, thank you so much for a wonderful review, but working with your family was a joy for us. Everyone was so sweet and so fun, and I love a Bride who knows what she wants and how to get it done. I look... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/25/2016

I can't recommend The Balcony enough! People are still raving about the food, the service and the atmosphere at my wedding!! Vanessa is AMAZING and knows her stuff! She is on top of everything and anything you may forget! I had time to actually ENJOY my wedding! Unlike most... Read More places, the staff at The Balcony ensures YOU enjoy your wedding day too! Thank you all so very much for making my special day so memorable! Highly, HIGHLY recommend!


Reviewed on 7/23/2016 Shykevia R

Greattt!!! No worries... Highly recommended..words can't explain

2016-07-24T18:19:25 Response from the vendor

Kevia and Keith......you know you're my favorite couple...EVER. Those shoes were the BOMB!!!! Thank you for being awesome and choosing US!!!! Now, back to listening to some old school R&B for me;) xoBalcony Ballroom


Reviewed on 7/19/2016

The Balcony was amazing! The food was excellent. Everyone is still talking about their favorite food from that night. The staff was excellent! They handled every detail for my husband and I! They catered to my crazy ideas! I highly recommend them for any event!

2016-07-24T18:17:33 Response from the vendor

We LOVE crazy ideas....and fun Brides!!!! xoBalcony Ballroom


Reviewed on 7/16/2016 Vontricia D

I can't wait until my special day.

2016-07-18T15:54:44 Response from the vendor

We don't know who this is....but we can't wait either;)


Reviewed on 7/18/2016 Melissa M

Every point of service at The Balcony Ballroom was fantastic. We got to make choices to make our reception individual and we were catered to every step along the way. We chose our music and aesthetic and they provided the personal service that left us amazed. Whether it was... Read More Vanessa bustling my dress (and solving the lack of a button issue) and helping me change into my flats, to the groom and I being offered something constantly (food, drink, anything else). It was such a relief to have one aspect of the day that I didn't have to worry about!

2016-07-18T15:54:16 Response from the vendor

MELISSA!!!!! How sweet of you to write this, but the honor was ours!! You were a perfect pin-up Bride...GORGEOUS!! And how wonderful to have Patrick as your Groom, seeing that his parents were married here, as well, in 1975!!!! Amazing story! We loved celebrating your... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/12/2016 Jennifer T

The Balcony was amazing!!! Everyone said how classy our wedding was, how AMAZING the food was, and how much fun they had! The staff is so friendly and personable. They really make you feel like the most important person on your wedding day. Also, the DJ was great. I had a very... Read More specific song for one of my dances, and he catered to that request. On top of all of this, the venue is so beautiful! The lights and decorations made my pictures come out beautifully. I can't imagine having had my wedding anywhere else. I wish I could have this experience all over again!

2016-07-13T14:42:29 Response from the vendor

So sweet of you to write this review!! Hope you're enjoying married life!! xoBalcony Ballroom


Reviewed on 7/08/2016 Kaitlyn F

When planning my wedding the best decision I made was choosing The Balcony Ballroom for my reception venue! As an eight-year-old, I was a Flower Girl in my aunt's wedding and her reception was held at The Balcony. After being in that wedding, it has always been a dream of mine... Read More to have my reception there as well. I'm so happy that 14 years later that dream was able to become a reality! When picking a reception venue, I wanted to make sure that I got as much bang for my buck as possible. Looking for amazing food? The Balcony! Looking for an awesome DJ? The Balcony! Premium Open Bar? The Balcony! I can't say enough about how much I value this venue. With The Balcony, the majority of the details are already included! I loved that. What really blew me away about The Balcony was their AMAZING staff and customer service. Vanessa was amazing in orchestrating all of the details before the big day. I was definitely stressed out in the last few days before the wedding and she put my mind at ease with her attention to details! Mike was SO AWESOME during the whole reception. Aside from personally catering to my husband and I, he also made a point to check on both of our parents throughout the night which meant so much to our families! Mike did it all! He bustled my dress, made sure we were fed, and never let our drinks get low! If you want to make the most of your special day, I'd highly suggest The Balcony Ballroom! Thanks again to Mike, Vanessa, Jay and the whole Balcony Ballroom crew for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!

2016-07-08T13:24:56 Response from the vendor

What an amazing review!!! We are SO THANKFUL that you took the time to write this!!! It was such a pleasure to have you here to celebrate!! Your future is so bright....that's why you had to wear shades;) xoBalcony Ballroom PS-those Groomsmen really know how... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 7/05/2016 Lakeisha G

Our wedding was July 3, 2016 and It was everything that I could have imagined for my wedding day. Jay, Vanessa, Mike and the whole team at the Balcony Ballroom did everything and more to help make and keep our wedding day special. The Groom is still excited about it, he has... Read More been so anxious to write a review since we left ( he wants to tell you guys THANK YOU 100 times lol!!!!) We had a great time and our families had a great time, everybody have been calling non-stop about how beautiful everything was and how good the food was, and thank you for our honeymoon to go package, that was so nice and handy. P.S. I really, really, really hope someone i know have a wedding there sometime soon so i can stuff my face with all the delicious food again, it was so good OMG!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much again...

2016-07-05T12:08:39 Response from the vendor

I LOVE this review!!! You got married like 5 seconds ago and you are already gushing about your wedding!!! So sweet of you to think of us!!! Hope to see y'all again soon!!! xoxoxBalcony Ballroom


Reviewed on 6/10/2016 Marquelle M

Back in 2009 a colleague of mines (Tiara Williams) invited me to her wedding at The Balcony so my mom & I attended.... Let me just say I'm so glad I went!! I was in aaawwweeee from the time I walked in til the wedding was over. I told my mom whenever that time comes in my life... Read More to get married this is where I want it to be. May 28, 2016 was my beautiful wedding day at The Balcony & it was a day my husband & I will never forget. Vanessa, Mike & Staff....... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! My parents, husband & I are PLEASED & OH SO HAPPY with the service you all provided for us & our guest. Everything we asked for we got it. Every staff member was polite & kept a smile on their face, the FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, the venue was sparkling clean from the Bridal Suite down to the dance floor & restroom. There's not enough words that can describe how blessed & happy my husband & I are for picking the PERFECT VENUE for the most important day of our lives. We will forever cherish the memories we made at The Balcony & will continue to speak very highly of you all. Please continue to keep up the good work & we wish you all continuing success at The Balcony!!!!;-) Much Love, Marquelle & Jeremy Laster P.S. I give you all permission to post our pictures & YouTube video because our wedding is definitely a must see!!!!! Highlights from our Videographer Tim McAskill https://vimeo.com/169758846

2016-06-14T11:26:16 Response from the vendor

I mean, once again, this entire review is a highlight of the wonderful people you and your husband are: thoughtful, sweet, generous. Seriously, it was such a pleasure to serve you both. I really should thank Tiara for bringing you here;) Sending you soooo many... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 6/02/2016 Toryn C

The Elwood's are HIGHLY PLEASED with The Balcony Ballroom! Mike you were awesome with coordinating everything the day of! Vanessa you are so sweet and down to earth (she danced with my mom lol) but you guys are great the staff is AWESOME! We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you guys to any and... Read More everyone we know and those we don't know. The Balcony is where you want your wedding. Everyone who was in attendance constantly complimented the venue, food, and drinks! You guys made our day perfect and special and very warming and intimate. We can't express our gratitude enough. We are waiting for one of our friends to get married here just so we can comeback! We really appreciate you guys, you have warm spirits and you made us all feel like family! Keep doing what you guys are doing you are PERFECT and have the PERFECT WEDDING VENUE. Mike, Jay, Vanessa and Staff our day wouldn't have been complete without all of you! Thank you again for everything! Love The Elwood's!

2016-06-07T12:05:33 Response from the vendor

TORYN & GERALD!!!!! The most fun couple!!!! My eyes still water thinking about your grandmother reading the letter from your dad.....what an awesome moment. And how gorgeous were your Bridesmaids in their formal jumpsuits....amazing!! Everyone is going to steal that idea. Best wishes for the... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 6/03/2016 Vicky L

We are about to be cruising the Caribbean for our honeymoon, but do you know where we would rather be? At The Balcony having our wedding all over again and eating their amazing food! We are about to be cruising the Caribbean for our honeymoon, but do you know where I would... Read More rather be? At The Balcony having our wedding all over again and eating their amazing food! Since half of our guest list had never been to New Orleans, we wanted something in the French quarter. When inquiring about prices at other venues, we got super discouraged and didn't think that it was even possible for our budget. after hearing what a french quarter wedding costs, we decided to look in other parts of the area. when the balcony told us their price for a 150-guest wedding, I couldn't believe it! They make having a fairytale wedding affordable and realistic! They also included so much more in their price than the other venues did! We didn't want a "cookie-cutter" wedding- we wanted it to be unique. Any special request we had, they bent over backwards to make sure we could have it! Vanessa brought in a mixologist just because we wanted sazeracs to be our signature drink! And they were SOOO delicious! All we had to do was bring in materials for our favors and anything else to pass out and they took care of it all! Every time I tell someone that we got married at the balcony, the response is almost always "that's where my parents got married!" There is a reason that this venue has been around for so long and will be for many more years to come. I recommend the balcony to anyone and everyone looking for that special place to have a wedding! People have been telling us that it was the best wedding they've ever been to! We are so grateful for everything Vanessa, jay, and mike have done to make our wedding day the best day of our lives! Since half of our guest list had never been to New Orleans, we wanted something in the French quarter. When inquiring about prices at other venues, we got super discouraged and didn't think that it was even possible for our budget. after hearing what a french quarter wedding costs, we decided to look in other parts of the area. when the balcony told us their price for a 150-guest wedding, I couldn't believe it! They make having a fairytale wedding affordable and realistic! They also included so much more in their price than the other venues did! We didn't want a "cookie-cutter" wedding- we wanted it to be unique. Any special request we had, they bent over backwards to make sure we could have it! Vanessa brought in a mixologist just because we wanted sazeracs to be our signature drink! And they were SOOO delicious! All we had to do was bring in materials for our favors and anything else to pass out and they took care of it all! Every time I tell someone that we got married at the balcony, the response is almost always "that's where my parents got married!" There is a reason that this venue has been around for so long and will be for many more years to come. I recommend the balcony to anyone and everyone looking for that special place to have a wedding! People have been telling us that it was the best wedding they've ever been to! We are so grateful for everything Vanessa, jay, and mike have done to make our wedding day the best day of our lives!

2016-06-07T13:05:53 Response from the vendor

I can not imagine getting a better review from a more thoughtful couple. Everything about your day was really done for your guests....you thought about nothing but them with the snoball stand, and the Wiseguys and the Mint Juleps and the Sazeracs, the kippahs......all of... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 5/31/2016 Diana J

If I had to sum up The Balcony Ballroom in one word, I'd choose: absolutely-amazing!! Every single person was incredible. Mike, Jay, Vanessa and Mr. Kevin! My family and I loved them all. They were so kind and respectful. Whenever we needed anything they made sure we had in... Read More minutes if not seconds; I'm not kidding. They are all amazing and I couldn't be happier that we choose them in our becoming of one!

2016-06-01T11:46:56 Response from the vendor

What sweet words!! I know the guys are going to LOVE getting a shout-out.....especially Mr. Kevin!! Tell you family hi...did they see the pics on Facebook???....we are in LOVE!! xoBB


Reviewed on 5/31/2016 Dominique P

My wedding was at the Balcony on May 22, 2016. I live in Houston but the staff was amazing from day 1. The day of the wedding we had issues with only one limo showing up for pick up which made us late for the wedding. Vanessa and Jay did not let this stop them from making... Read More sure that my day was GREAT. I received several compliments from friends and family about the food and how beautiful the venue was. Thanks so much for making our day extra special. ~Dominique & Greg~

2016-05-31T12:11:47 Response from the vendor

You are so sweet to take the time to write a review....especially since you have a little one that is keeping you very busy! It was a pleasure serving you and your guests. Your parents and Greg's parents are the sweetest.....and what a special gift... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 5/02/2016 Carlahn M

If your getting married this is the place to go. Words CAN NOT do any justice they have it down to a science. They made me feel loved, welcomed, and like family it's worth every penny food is AMAZING staff is the best I love the balcony and everyone who works there I'm already... Read More planning my 10 year wedding anniversary and I just got married yesterday lol.

2016-05-02T13:24:30 Response from the vendor

We LOVE this review!!!!!!!! And we miss you and your family already!!!!! Send hugs to the kids!!! xoBalcony Ballroom


Reviewed on 5/04/2016 Laura W

My wedding was awesome here! All of my guests compliemented me on my choice to have me wedding here. The food was great! The venue is gorgeous! My pictures look amazing in the venue. The coordinators are great at what they do, are very organized and kept my husband and me happy... Read More all night. The most important thing to me with my wedding was that I wanted something all inclusive. I didn't want to have to find a caterer, find a DJ, choose a bar selection, etc. With Balcony ballroom, it came with everything for one flat price and that made things so much better for me. And for what we got, the price was worth it. It is definitely one of the more economic wedding venues, especially for the fact that it comes with everything. I am so happy I chose balcony ballroom. I would recommend it to anyone!

2016-05-05T11:19:50 Response from the vendor

Laura!!!! What a fantastic review!!! This is really coming from a Bride who did her research!! It makes it have so much more weight and meaning. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your day...send hugs to Douglas;) xoBB


Reviewed on 4/25/2016 Charla B

There isn't much more I can say about this place except that it made my special day absolutely perfect! Vanessa was on the ball starting three days before my reception! She had a list of everything and everyone who would need special attention and care. I thought I wouldn't have... Read More a moment to myself but The Balcony is setup that my groom and I had a private meal together before we joined the rest of the party! It was truly a wonderful day. Oh, and the food was delicious! I's been over a week and people are still full!

2016-04-26T11:25:04 Response from the vendor

What kind words from such a sweet person. I miss your mom and dad and the hover board. Tell Brian we said hi!!!


Reviewed on 4/25/2016

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year vow renewal at the Balcony. All I can say is AMAZING!!! Mike and Vanessa made sure every single detail was taken care of. Our parents, family and guest raced on and on about the service from staff. Not to mention how delicious and... Read More plentiful the food was! Mike and Vanessa made us feel like royalty. They were both so sweet and accomodating to our every request. I can't say enough good things about this place. Simply magical!!

2016-04-26T11:17:33 Response from the vendor

Malarie and Mathew!!!!!!!! I am sooooooo excited that you chose us to celebrate this momentous occasion! People get married everyday, but celebrating a love that has lasted over a decade is truly remarkable. We were touched to be a part of it. Best wishes for... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 4/24/2016

Awesome service! I love them!

2016-04-24T16:34:29 Response from the vendor

THANK YOU so much for all of the STAAAAARS!!! And THANK YOU for complimenting our service...we are so lucky to have such great people as part of our staff;) xo Balcony Ballroom


Reviewed on 3/30/2016

Everything was perfect!!!

2016-04-11T13:03:33 Response from the vendor

Thanks for the 5*****!!!!!!!


Reviewed on 4/08/2016

For anyone who will be deciding on a wedding reception venue, please, please take a look at The Balcony Ballroom! My daughter’s reception was held there in March and it was PERFECTION. Start to finish, The Balcony Ballroom staff has EVERYTHING covered. They have been “in the... Read More business” for over 40 years and it shows! Their chef is FULL TIME, and the staff is NOT contract labor…these people know what they are doing – many have been with The Balcony for over 10 years, and some much longer. Read any reviews you can find - there is no place better in my opinion. Food – impeccable and my guests went home full as ticks! Room – stunningly beautiful with new state of the art lighting and remodeled food and wine stations, as well as coordinating linen choices - and the newly modified table flowers are beautiful. I could talk about this place constantly!! Do yourself a huge favor – visit The Balcony Ballroom – it stands higher against ANY wedding venue in Jefferson or Orleans parishes – or anywhere for that matter.


Reviewed on 3/11/2016 Chanel J

GREAT NIGHT...The staff was amazing and helpful in every way. Highly recommend.

2016-03-30T13:12:46 Response from the vendor

I could ask for nothing more then being highly recommended!! Y'all were such a wonderful couple and had such a wonderful wedding. From your amazing fuller then life princess dress to your live painting....it was gorgeous...everything!!! Wishing you years of happiness to you and Brandon;)


Reviewed on 3/21/2016 danielle c

We had our ceremony and reception here on March 11th and everything was perfect. Vanessa, Mike, and Jay did such a great job!!! We never had an empty drink and the food was amazing! They were very accommodating and made sure everything was perfect for us and our guests!! We... Read More highly recommend The Balcony!!

2016-03-30T12:42:33 Response from the vendor

I can't imagine anything less than a sweet review from such a wonderful couple!! It's people like y'all that make our jobs easy and FUN!!! And what a wedding you threw for your guests...that band alone made my day!! We wish you and Stephen every... Read Less Read More


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Meet The Owner

Johnny and Valerie Van Vrancken

Weddings are about families coming together to celebrate love, life and the beginning of forever. So it comes as no surprise that for over 40 years, this family-owned business has been the swellest setting for over 10,000 happily ever after’s. Now, their children, who grew up immersed in this rich familial culture of service and dedication are being handed the reins, bringing a fresh new perspective and vision to every event hosted at The Balcony Ballroom.