Average Base Cost: $18, 500Average base cost for a Latrobe’s on Royal wedding, including tax and gratuity, is calculated by figuring a 150-person guest list, ceremony fee, and 6-hour reception on a Saturday night using the least expensive menu and bar options. They do not include transportation to/from the venue, or any optional fees. Numbers are rounded up to the nearest hundred.
How it Breaks Down:
Food: Three levels of Prix Fixe packages are available and range from $13,295-$17,295 for a three-hour reception
Bar: Upgrades to the premium bar are $5/person. Otherwise the price of liquor is included in Prix Fixe package cost.
Optional Extras: You can opt for a wooden dance floor for $850, but it is not required.
Hours Available: Rental is for 3 to 3.5 hours (the latter if you’re including your ceremony).
Party On! Each additional hour starts at $500. Parties can run from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
What’s Included? Facility fee, Ceremony fee, tables, chairs, service ware, linens, wait staff, food, open bar, service charge, tax and gratuity included in package price.
Space Type: Inside
Size: Up to 300 people (150-200 would be more comfortable)
Food Service Type: Stations and formal seated dinner available
Dressing Rooms Available: One
Security Provided: Yes
How Will Grandma Get There? Latrobe’s on Royal is located right smack in the French Quarter, meaning there are plenty of hotel options within a short walking distance.
Things To Remember:
-Sunday weddings are typically $1,000 less.
-Have a date? Book this place NOW as their wedding calendar fills up fast.
This former two-story bank building is right in the heart of the French Quarter, but off the beaten path enough so you don’t get the crazies on Bourbon Street. The exterior of the building is quintessential New Orleans, complete with a wrought-iron balcony and gas lanterns. Latrobe’s on Royal is on the building’s first floor and has been refurbished so it feels modern yet still maintains it’s old-world charm, making it the perfect setting (the Carried Underwood video, Cowboy Casanova, was filmed there). Two large, distinct rooms allow you to have both a ceremony and reception easily in the same location, with a smaller “bar” area and foyer in between. There is no outside space, but the ceilings are tall and the space feels open. Bathrooms are in great condition, and contain several stalls for females. The menu is diverse and customizable, and the chef is Cordon Bleu trained.
Woman Getting Married Says:
If you’re going to have a destination wedding in a city like New Orleans, your guests should feel as if they’re in a unique part of the city’s history…and this venue definitely captures that. The location was perfect…guests could stay at the Royal Sonesta one block away, or another hotel in the French Quarter and be within short walking distance. The menu options were delicious (citrus smoke salmon with lemon crème fraiche, anyone?) and are customizable to suit your party…meaning if you wanted famous New Orleans beignets passed around for dessert, you could. I’m a liquor snob, and the brands they choose for their various bar levels, such as Woodford Reserve bourbon and Grey Goose vodka, are definitely up to par. All in all, I think this venue offers a great value for food, bar, location, and decor.