We used The Lowes Hotel. It's beautiful and has bridal suite. It is very expensive. We got a deal because it was an August wedding and August in New Orleans is not busy time for hotels.
The Hotel Monteleone is very popular and The Roosevelt is exquisite.
Not sure what your budget is but those are three high end beautiful hotels with wonderful bridal suites.
We and our guests really loved the hotel Monteleone. The location is perfect, in the heart of the French quarter and the staff could not have been more helpful and gracious. The biggest and plus was the carousel bar which was the perfect gathering place for all guests to congregate
First of all, congratulations! What a wonderful city to have a wedding. We stayed at Le Richelieu Hotel with my family and close friends. Some of the wedding party chose to stay at other places outside of the city due to cost. It's an old hotel but the rooms were comfortable and lovely. We even had a welcome party at the small bar in the hotel once all of the guests arrived in the city. My family has loved this hotel for years because it's close to the French Quarter but not quite in the middle of it. It is near the French Market and Frenchmen Street (much better than Bourbon Street, in my opinion).
In What area of town are you having there wedding?
Wedding ceremony is in the Bywater and reception will be on Loyola's campus.
The Roosevelt hotel is a suite hotel and has beautiful suites
With things spread out you have so many options! Somewhere close to the st Charles streetcar line is always nice. The old 77 is very newly renovated and is a popular place for wedding groups (I've been to two weddings that this is where they chose to get ready!) in the cbd right off poydras so it's somewhat central between both places. if you're looking for more intimate the hotel Mazarin in the quarter is phenomenal and has a beautiful courtyard and some outdoor space elsewhere to take beautiful pics, plus it's a block off of bourbon which can make for even better pics. Also offer a free (DELICIOUS) breakfast buffet for guests in the courtyard. Or at least they used to!
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