Carver Theater

BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $7,433 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $7k for 50 Guests
Starting at $7k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 750

Starting price

7K$ to start


Main Hall
Upper Level Hall
Main Hall


Historic/Landmark Building
Event Center


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 Notes

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.

Amenities And Requirements


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


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