Carver Theater

New Orleans



For a wedding venue with great entertainment value, host your special day at the historic Carver Theater. Located mere blocks from the famous French Quarter, Carver Theater was named for famed scientist George Washington Carver. The theater is registered on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized as being exceptionally significant in the development of theaters for African Americans in New Orleans. Recently renovated to include state-of-the-art amenities, Carver Theater is a great location to host private events. The large auditorium space is perfect for hosting your reception. The theater also features a second floor VIP lounge and balcony that is a great setting for smaller events or cocktail hour. In addition to providing ample space and amenities comparable to conference center ballrooms, Carver Theater also offers one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. The marquee on the exterior of the building has been lovingly restored to its 1950’s appearance and is a fantastic backdrop for memorable wedding photos. Give your guests an experience to remember and host your wedding at New Orleans’ historic Carver Theater.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Loft, Ballrooms


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 750 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 400 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 3:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,500 to $5,000 for a reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Bar staff are included in the rental fee.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Carver Theater is estimated at between $9,378 and $16,367 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Reception tables and chairs provided
Piano available for an additional fee

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight