French Quarter Small Weddings & Events
The historic Audubon Cottages date back to the late eighteenth century and offer a truly one-of-a-kind experience for small weddings or events. Each Cottage surrounds a courtyard with what is said to the the oldest pool in New Orleans, which is also a heated, saltwater pool. Imagine the luxury and privacy of having the grounds and staff of the Audubon Cottages dedicated to your event.
Our most popular offering includes a ceremony and reception held in a private cottage courtyard along with rental of a two-bedroom or adjoining one bedroom cottages. These intimate ceremonies may include up to thirty guests, depending on the cottage and courtyard selected.
For those guests that do not need accomodations, we offer daytime ceremonies lasting two hours, between the hours of 1pm and 3pm. This time frame is inclusive of the ceremony, celebration and any on-site photography.
For small weddings, couples can choose between two packages:
Exquisite Elopement Package:
This package can be customized to your needs with prices beginning at $1600. The price is inclusive of an officiant, bouquet and boutonniere, bottle of champagne and a two-tiered cake. Additional offerings of en-suite champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and breakfast delivery can be added for $150.
Charming Elopement Package:
Should you choose to handle your wedding details independently, we are happy to work with your licensed and insured vendors of choice or provide you with a list of recommended partners. The price this package is $500 and includes day-of assistance by our French Quarter Butler.
Property Buyout Package:
Achieve full exclusivity and privacy during your wedding weekend by opting for a full rental of all seven cottages. Ceremonies of up to 30 may take place within a cottage courtyard or you may set up poolside to accommodate up to 50 guests. Each of the private courtyards may be used for outdoor bars, buffet stations or novelty areas. The buyout package also offers use of the petite indoor Garden Room complete with a bar and buffet station.
Please note that any rentals, catering and formal service are additional. Tent rentals in case of inclement weather begin around $500.
For additional information including past elopement photography, buyout rates and cottage information, please view our elopement packet here
Contact us to request more information by filling out a request form here.
Terms and conditions: Please inquire about seperate rates for required guestroom accommodations. Based on availability and subject to restrictions.