Private Parties

Audubon Nature Institute offers award-winning catering and venues for your private event needs. Consider our many unique venues for business or pleasure at locations ranging from Audubon Zoo and Audubon Park to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Audubon Woldenberg Park.

Family Gatherings and Picnics

Daytime buffet-style picnics are fantastic fun at our Corporate Picnic Pavilion at Audubon Zoo. Choose from a variety of picnic menus. Enhance your event with discounted Zoo admission for your guests, live music, inflatables and more. Perfect for employee parties, family reunions, and club gatherings.

Cocktail Reception or Dinner

Whether you are toasting a special occasion or marking a milestone, with a guest list of 50 or 500, we can assist you in planning a fun-filled cocktail reception or dinner.

Meeting Facilities

With a community center designed to host small meetings and an auditorium with theater-style seating, meetings are serious business at Audubon. Our best boardroom and our largest party rooms are available for meetings of all types. Whether you are a teacher, a club president, a CEO or a scout leader, we have a meeting room for you.

Holiday Parties

Location is everything when planning a holiday party! Consider the Pisces Room with its view of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Swamp Exhibit which is a destination of its own, and our many other locations that combine nature's beauty with excellent service and style.

Contact us by email or (504) 212-5301 to start planning your event today!

 

Below are the Audubon Venues available for Private Parties.

Audubon Tea Room

Audubon Tea Room

Audubon Tea Room is the most presitigious of our venues, with gleaming wood floors, soaring ceilings, silk drapes and an impressive series of double doors leading to the lush Tea Room Garden. Beauty and elegance is always waiting to welcome you and your guests.

Louisiana Swamp Exhibit Cajun Ballroom

Louisiana Swamp Exhibit Cajun Ballroom

The Louisiana Swamp Exhibit at Audubon Zoo transports you down the bayou and introduces you to the creatures, and history, of a region. Invite your guests to a Cajun fais do-do, crawfish boil, or other Southern-themed party at the Cajun Ballroom.

Nims Community Center

Nims Community Center

Conveniently located just next door to the Zoo's front gate entrance, the Nims Community Center at Audubon Zoo provides the perfect place for your next meeting or retreat. The center offers seating for up to 40 as well as audio-visual capabilities.  Host your next retreat, board meeting or committee party at the Nims Community Center.

Woldenberg Park

Woldenberg Park

Woldenberg Riverfront Park at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas borders the Mississippi River as a beautiful green space in the heart of the historic French Quarter. Just steps from major hotels, the convention center and Jackson Square, the park is home to the annual French Quarter Fest and an ideal setting for festivals, concerts, corporate gatherings, or other large-scale events.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas provides an exciting backdrop of exotic fish, mystical jellyfish and rare white alligators for parties of all kinds. Imagine a table for two in front of playful penguins or a full-service bar next to circling sharks. The Aquarium’s appealing riverfront location is just a short walk from the convention center, historic French Quarter, and major hotels.

Audubon Clubhouse

Audubon Golf Clubhouse

Audubon Clubhouse replicates a historic Acadian home complete with deep verandas showcasing sweeping views of southeast Louisiana's most prestigious golf course. The dining room, and a smaller, private room, are available for wedding receptions, dinners, reunions and more.

Pisces Room

Pisces Room

On the second floor of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Pisces Room offers a coveted view of the Mississippi River and Woldenberg Riverfront Park through its wall of windows. A large, open area, the room can be configured for large or small meetings, retreats, breakfasts, luncheons or dinners.