Let's talk REAL up-to-date numbers. (New Orleans, LA)

posted 1 year ago in South
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Hmm, I find most places don’t have much of a difference between Friday and Saturday evening, but we were able to save significantly on a Saturday daytime event at Audubon tea room.  If you end up doing a cocktail style, it’s really reasonable PP. We are doing buffet and it is 58.50 for food and 27 for the premium bar.  But you can do a basic bar for 3 h for 17 a person.  The cheapest cocktail style option is $36 Pp but you could do a la carte as well.  They KILL you on service charge at 22% and tax 9.75%.  Rental fee for Saturday daytime is 2500.  So that puts you at 11,370 total with tax and service for a 3 hr reception during the day (must be done by 4) there for the bare minimum.  The zoo and the Audubon clubhouse are going to be cheaper, I imagine.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Love the Columns!  My only issue with it is that they won’t let you rent out the front porch which was kind of a bummer.  Just be weary of the construction on St. Charles and make sure it will be completed by the time your wedding comes around.  That construction is putting such a damper on Uptown!

I actually preferred the daytime just because we are doing a Catholic ceremony and most of the churches wouldn’t let us have mass until 7… I like to be in bed by 10 sooo that wouldn’t work! Hah!  I have had 2 friends do Sunday evening on a holiday weekend and saved a ton!  So far we’ve saved about 5k by doing daytime but I can definitely understand why your FI wouldn’t want to.  Good luck!

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