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New Orleans Weddings

You've waited all your life to say yes, and now it's time to plan the perfect day. Whether you envision you and your beloved alone under the stars, or hundreds of guests at a formal dinner reception, we have assisted hundreds of happy couples with their New Orleans Weddings and have helped make many wedding day dreams come true.

New Orleans Weddings

So many beautiful backdrops to choose from if you pledge "I do" at Audubon. Consider Hygeia Pond, Odenheimer or Audubon Park's Newman Bandstand. The Tea Room Garden, Elephant Fountain or Sea Lion Exhibit are also options for New Orleans Weddings. When downtown, Woldenberg Riverfront Park is a popular wedding location.

New Orleans Receptions

Wedding receptions of any size can enjoy a beautiful, natural setting at Audubon. Our most requested venue for receptions is the magnificent Audubon Tea Room. Also sought after is Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, a lovely backdrop for parties and celebrations. With many options to choose from, you can create the reception of your dreams.


When it come to caterers in New Orleans for your special event, Audubon Nature Institute has all the resources you need to complement your picture-perfect venue. Let us introduce you to Audubon Catering and our off-site offerings.

Rehearsal Dinners

The event venues at Audubon Nature Institute are also available for your rehearsal dinner. The most popular venue for rehearsal dinners is Audubon Clubhouse, which is perfect for intimate gatherings. Let us help you plan your rehearsal dinner at one of our pristine venues.

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

For more information on all of Audubon Nature Institute’s Wedding Offerings:

Below are the Audubon Venues available for New Orleans Weddings, Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners.

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.

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.

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.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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