New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center

New Orleans



Come experience how the history of a light, a lake and a coast has blended together. Visit Louisiana's only working lighthouse containing a museum for your wedding. The New Canal Lighthouse Museum is located on the first floor of the rebuilt lighthouse raised up 19 feet above the level of Lake Pontchartrain. The balcony allows your guests to get a panoramic view of the New Orleans south shore lakefront throughout your event. Inside, the museum consists of three display areas, one depicting the history of the light and the region, one presenting LPBF's SAVE OUR LAKE successful campaign, and one presenting the challenges addressed with LPBF's SAVE OUR COAST campaign. You and your guests are welcome to explore all the museum has to offer as you celebrate your nuptials. Experience a gorgeous day in lush green surroundings of this venue. Gather your loved ones at the New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center for a unique and special wedding day.

Venue Style

Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


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

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $300 for a reception and includes 1 hour of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $300 and includes 1 hour of event time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $300/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Events over 75 guests requires an additional fee of $100.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at New Canal Lighthouse Museum and Education Center is estimated at between $5,309 and $9,852 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 11:00PM
Biodegradable throwables only
Security required