Margaret Place is the marriage of futuristic amenities with historic architecture, central location with seclusion, and personal service with uniquely unrestrictive policies. The 1854 greek revival mansion was painstakingly renovated from 2015-2020 to both National Park Service standards and the personal standards of young architect Trenton Gauthier, AIA based on his diverse global study of luxury from 30A to the UAE to Hong Kong. It is a unique passion project now available for you to celebrate yours. The venue is named for Margaret Place Park, directly adjacent and containing the second oldest American statue of a woman. It’s only twelve blocks to the French Quarter and half a block off St. Charles Avenue, but feels like a floating world with privacy, plentiful parking, and late hours available. We’ve optimized for flexible indoor-outdoor events unifying our spacious semi-tropical courtyard with our luxurious interiors. Above, we offer the city’s best bridal suite along with four other unrivaled guest rooms, sleeping a total of fourteen guests. Our ideal couple takes full advantage of the spatial and aesthetic flexibility of the venue and emphasizes food, drink, and music for a party of 80-230. We are almost unique in not restricting your choice of vendors and creative chefs fawn over our professional kitchen. Likewise, we use a calibrated line-array and networked audio system that makes a typical wedding DJ setup look like a pocket radio. Additionally, we’re one of the few venues that can affordably and comfortably host your wedding party over the whole weekend (or week!) and one of our favorite weddings even had the bachelor party the weekend before! To summarize, on their own, our unrestrictive flexibility, unmatched capabilities, or synthesis of historic and contemporary beauty alone would make us a strong contender but taken together, we’re an unrivaled contender for hosting your celebration.

Things to Know

  • We’re an “open venue” – you can bring your own caterer, planner, or any other vendors you would like. We also have our own industry-leading bar service.
  • We only book weddings for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting at 5pm or later. We use weather, tourism, and city event data to price algorithmically by date. Check out our pricing and availability here: Event Pricing
  • We do offer “buyouts” for those who want to make the hotel their home base for the weekend. However, we never rent rooms to the general public during weddings or other major events. Buyouts
  • We try to price as a flat rate – inclusive of installed lighting and sound, security, and other site fees that other venues might charge. We also include enough furniture for most events. Included Furniture
  • If you want to really dig in, and you have access to a moderately powerful computer, you can download a 3d model of the venue along with some suggested layouts. You’ll need Sketchup Pro but there is 30 a day free trial. Margaret Place in Sketchup Format (219MB)
  • We love our neighborhood! Browse our list of recommended Hotels or check out our recommendations for Second Line Routes. Second Lines are a great way to celebrate your union while the staff flips the space for your reception.

Book a Tour

We recommend a quick in-person tour for prospective clients who are still comparing multiple venues. But, if you’re already confident that Margaret Place is the right choice, an hour-long extended tour will allow us to delve into the specific details of your event. We also provide 1-on-1 remote/virtual tours via Google Meets. And for clients who have already secured their booking with us, there’s the option to schedule a virtual or in-person planning session.

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Pricing & Availability

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