The Columns

New Orleans



If you have been searching for a New Orleans wedding venue that is at once grand, elegant, and modern -- then you have found your perfect match in The Columns! Blending modern amenities with vintage style, this stunning late 19th century home is guaranteed to impress both you and your guests. Nestled in the Big Easy’s Garden District, this gorgeous home is one of the few surviving Italianate houses that painted the town in the late 1880’s. Imagine exchanging your vows in the grand lobby, complete with stately mahogany stairwell and an epic domed ceiling made of stained glass. For an outdoor affair, look to the beautifully landscaped Side Terrace. The wonderfully restored Drawing Room, Avenue Room, Albertine’s Tea Room, and Ballroom all offer stunning historic spaces to host a reception. With over 35 years of event planning experience, the staff at the Columns will ensure that your big day is expertly assembled and impeccably executed!

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 90 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 2 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony ranges from $300 to $1,500. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,200/hr. Please inquire with venue for food and beverage minimums for guest counts over 200.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Columns is estimated at between $9,204 and $13,846 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Valet/shuttle service provided

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight