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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 of the Audubon Cottages dedicated to your event. 

Our wedding packages require the ceremony and reception to be held in a private cottage courtyard along with rental of a two-bedroom or adjoining one bedroom cottages for a minimum of two nights. Use of the Garden Room or spaces surrounding the courtyard pool are not available without a full property rental. 

For small weddings, couples can choose between two packages:

Exquisite Elopement Package:
This package can be customized to your needs with prices beginning at $1650. The price is inclusive of a wedding officiant, floral bridal bouquet and boutonniere, white ceremony chairs, bottle of champagne for toasting, traditional two-tiered wedding cake, and on-site liaison.
 
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 an on-site liasion. 
 
Guest Limits: Prices include up to 10 guests complimentary. Additional guests are welcome at the cost of $20 per person with the maximum number of guests dependent on the cottage selection and the corresponding courtyard size. Cottage 4 can hold 35 maximum and Cottages 3 and 2 can each hold 25 maximum. Adjoining courtyards 1 & 7 and 5 & 6 can each hold 20 guests. 
 
Event Duration: Elopements include up to a 1.5 hour total event time. 
 
Full Property Rental Package:
Achieve full exclusivity and privacy during your wedding weekend by opting for a full rental of all seven cottages. Ceremonies of up to 35 may take place within a cottage courtyard or you may set up poolside to accommodate up to 60 guests. A flowing event, utilizing the central and private courtyards can easily host 100 guests. Each of the private courtyards may be used for outdoor bars, buffet stations or novelty areas. The property rental package also offers use of the petite indoor Garden Room complete with a bar and buffet station. There is an additional $500 fee for any events hosted onsite. 
 
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 wedding photography, full property rentals and cottage information, please view our full wedding and elopement packet here. 
 
Private Events:
There is a $500 fee for any event hosted onsite. For guest lists under 35: a rental of a two bedroom cottage with private courtyard is required and all event activities must be relegated to that space. For guest lists of 35-100: a full property rental of all seven cottages is required and allows for a flowing event utilizing the main and surrounding private courtyards as well as the garden room. 
 

Contact us to request more information by filling out a wedding request form here.

Terms and conditions: Please inquire about seperate rates for required guestroom accommodations.  Based on availability and subject to restrictions. 

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