LIFE IS THE FLOWER
LOVE IS THE HONEY.
A WEDDING FOR THE AGES
drink with joy & dine with gladness
After decades of rest, the great hall of Sts. Peter & Paul has been lovingly restored with careful attention. Built in 1861, every pane of stained glass is infused with history and every brick with stories of days past.
The reverberant and resonant hall is located squarely in the Faubourg Marigny, the city’s eclectic hub for art, cuisine, and entertainment and only a short walk from the French Quarter. The church has served as a haven and gathering place for over for a century and a half, and now, we open her doors to you and yours.
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We would be honored and blessed to host your wedding here at the historic Sts. Peter and Paul Church in the colorful and quiet Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans.
Please read below for the tenets and truisms that we request you abide by when hosting your wedding or event with us.
- To preserve its historic beauty, please don’t tack or affix anything to the walls, ceilings, or columns of the Church.
- We have 95 mahogany Chiavari chairs that are free to use, but we do not provide tables or any other rentals without prior arrangement.
- Our 150+ year old stained glass windows are fragile. Noise above 85 decibels in the church is strictly prohibited.
- The bell towers and choir loft spaces are not accessible to event organizers or attendees for any reason.
- We do not allow confetti, glitter, sparklers, or noisemakers in the Church or outside.
- Candles are a welcome addition to any celebration, and all candles must be encased in glass.
- Events must end at 9:30pm and wedding guests are not permitted to congregate outside of the Church or the Rectory for the sake of our neighbors, who might be sleeping soundly.
VENDORS & PARKING
Street parking is not permitted for event attendees. For weddings with 10 or more drive-in guests, a parking solution is needed. Groups must arrange for parking with a representative of the hotel and we strongly encourage use of either a Lyft or rideshare code or a valet service to direct your guests to our off-site parking lot.
All vendors are required to provide proof of insurance. Also, all events must provide event insurance listing “Peter and Paul LLC” and “Peter and Paul MT” as additionally insured.
Vendors must vacate the premises during the wedding. We do not allow for vendor parking during the event.
THE ELYSIAN BAR
We require that an off-site after-party plan is in place. Due to its size, The Elysian Bar cannot accommodate parties larger than 6. Throughout and during you and your guests' stay, we highly recommend making reservations at The Elysian Bar and advise that the restaurant and its spaces be reserved for drinking and dining – not gathering before and after your ceremony.
CATERING & COCKTAIL HOUR
All food and beverage must be organized via the hotel and Bacchanal Catering. We’re happy to connect you with them for any catering needs.
We don't permit decorations and lighting in the piazza for the cocktail hour other than moveable furniture and a tent in case of inclement weather. Tenting the piazza must be arranged through the hotel.
In order to use the 3rd Floor Stage Lounge for gathering, the space must be rented in advance. Gatherings of more than 6 people are not permitted in the 3rd Floor Stage Lounge at any time without prior arrangement. After-parties in the stage lounge are never allowed and will result in forfeiting your security deposit. Quiet hours after 10:00pm are strictly enforced. If you are renting the 3rd Floor Stage Lounge for your gathering, the adjacent guest rooms must also be rented by you or your guests.
We allow complimentary group blocks of up to 10 rooms. If more rooms are desired, the entire block must be guaranteed. Like the classrooms and congregations before us, Hotel Peter & Paul has several areas that were designed with community and camaraderie in mind. There are five rooms above the rectory parlors with plush and romantic finishings, and seven rooms meant for contemplation and respite in the convent. All are available to rent and host your friends & family during your wedding weekend.
Second lines associated with weddings are strictly prohibited in our neighborhood. We’re happy to explain the reasons why.
We do not provide day-of coordination. We require that you hire a coordinator or planner to help with your celebration and can recommend the best in town to ensure your day is special and free of stress.
To ensure that the experience of our guests is always held to the highest of standards, we generally do not allow any photoshoots in public spaces, corridors, exteriors, and all Rectory and The Elysian Bar spaces at Hotel Peter & Paul.
If you are getting married here, hosting a private event, or have a group block or wedding block here, we do permit you to take photos in your rented guest room and public spaces, pending prior approval of the time and locations of the photoshoot. We require a shot list and schedule of shooting one week prior to the shoot date.
No photoshoots are permitted in the Rectory or The Elysian Bar spaces, including the courtyard, parlors, bar, and café.