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Federal Ballroom New Orleans

New Orleans , LA
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147 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 US (map)

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504-587-2088
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"The Day You Will Always Remember In the Venue You will Never Forget" - Federal Ballroom New Orleans The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick The Knot Best... Read more
"The Day You Will Always Remember In the Venue You will Never Forget" - Federal Ballroom New Orleans The Knot Best of Weddings 2012 Pick The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick The Knot Best of Weddings 2014 Pick


The Federal Ballroom is a historic wedding venue originally built in 1923. The Federal Ballroom's ambiance and old world southern charm features the buildings original bank vault, private art collections and statues, original lighting, grand columns and a man-operated elevator. Located one block from the French Quarter and within walking distance to local churches. Planners on staff to assist with your planning.



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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section

REVIEWS

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Darby
Wedding:
12/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about the Federal Ballroom!!! My husband and I just had our wedding reception here on December 29, 2016. I am from San Diego, but my husband and I started dating in New Orleans and we knew we wanted to return for our wedding. I was nervous about planning a destination wedding, but Rebecca, the wedding coordinator at Federal Ballroom made it a breeze. She helped me pick centerpieces, gave advice on picking vendors, and ensured everything was in place for our big day. She was patient, enthusiastic, and a calming presence through the whole process. I was blown away when I entered the Ballroom the night of our reception at how elegant it all was. Additionally, the Federal Ballroom uses Capdebosque catering which was a huge hit with our guests. Their food was delicious and they even set up a Hurricane Bar and made bags of beignets to-go for all the guests to take as they left the venue which people loved!!! Also, Sharon and Larry from Capdebosque ensured my husband and I never had an empty glass, ensured our evening ran on schedule, and even set up an intimate dinner for my husband and I to get a quick bite in alone during cocktail hour in a separate room so we were fed and recharged to party with our guests the rest of the evening. That detail was so sweet! At the end of the night they sent our parents and us home with boxes of leftovers which fed us for 2 days! The Federal Ballroom made my dream wedding come true and our guests were thrilled with it all too.
I can't say enough good things about the Federal Ballroom!!! My husband and I just had our wedding reception here on Read more...
I can't say enough good things about the Federal Ballroom!!! My husband and I just had our wedding reception here on December 29, 2016. I am from San Diego, but my husband and I started dating in New Orleans and we knew we wanted to return for our wedding. I was nervous about planning a destination wedding, but Rebecca, the wedding coordinator at Federal Ballroom made it a breeze. She helped me pick centerpieces, gave advice on picking vendors, and ensured everything was in place for our big day. She was patient, enthusiastic, and a calming presence through the whole process. I was blown away when I entered the Ballroom the night of our reception at how elegant it all was. Additionally, the Federal Ballroom uses Capdebosque catering which was a huge hit with our guests. Their food was delicious and they even set up a Hurricane Bar and made bags of beignets to-go for all the guests to take as they left the venue which people loved!!! Also, Sharon and Larry from Capdebosque ensured my husband and I never had an empty glass, ensured our evening ran on schedule, and even set up an intimate dinner for my husband and I to get a quick bite in alone during cocktail hour in a separate room so we were fed and recharged to party with our guests the rest of the evening. That detail was so sweet! At the end of the night they sent our parents and us home with boxes of leftovers which fed us for 2 days! The Federal Ballroom made my dream wedding come true and our guests were thrilled with it all too. Read less
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Hope
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Our reception at the Federal Ballroom was everything I could have ever wished for and more for my wedding. Our experience met and exceeded all of my wedding day dreams! The Ballroom itself is exceptionally elegant and beautiful. We especially loved the high ceilings, beautiful tall columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, lovely lighting, and large dance floor with a great area for the band.
Being able to have Rebecca as the wedding coordinator is what made our experience at the Federal Ballroom so fantastic. She is absolutely wonderful to work with! The decision to forgo hiring a wedding planner for a New Orleans wedding can be a little stressful and worrisome. but Becca made all of those concerns go away. She helped throughout the entire wedding process and was always willing to give her advice and expertise for our wedding planning. We visited the Federal Ballroom a few times before the wedding and enjoyed each visit with Becca. The day of the wedding, Becca took care of everything! We didn't have to worry about anything and put it all in her hands.
The service was excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious. We loved that we were able to pick so many different foods and that we had many great New Orleans classics to choose from. Our guests went on and on about how much they enjoyed everything. They especially appreciated having the hor d'oeuvres and cake passed around and how attentive the staff was.
The night went without a single hitch. I know this had to do with the planning and all of the behind the scenes work that Rebecca did. My husband and I, as well as my parents, felt very tended to throughout the whole evening, and the whole process. Our reception at the Federal Ballroom was beyond our expectations and absolutely wonderful. I am grateful for the amazing service from Becca, Capdeboscq and everyone involved, and I am incredibly happy to have chosen the Federal Ballroom. We will cherish our happy memories from our wedding reception there always.
Our reception at the Federal Ballroom was everything I could have ever wished for and more for my wedding. Our experience Read more...
Our reception at the Federal Ballroom was everything I could have ever wished for and more for my wedding. Our experience met and exceeded all of my wedding day dreams! The Ballroom itself is exceptionally elegant and beautiful. We especially loved the high ceilings, beautiful tall columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, lovely lighting, and large dance floor with a great area for the band.
Being able to have Rebecca as the wedding coordinator is what made our experience at the Federal Ballroom so fantastic. She is absolutely wonderful to work with! The decision to forgo hiring a wedding planner for a New Orleans wedding can be a little stressful and worrisome. but Becca made all of those concerns go away. She helped throughout the entire wedding process and was always willing to give her advice and expertise for our wedding planning. We visited the Federal Ballroom a few times before the wedding and enjoyed each visit with Becca. The day of the wedding, Becca took care of everything! We didn't have to worry about anything and put it all in her hands.
The service was excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious. We loved that we were able to pick so many different foods and that we had many great New Orleans classics to choose from. Our guests went on and on about how much they enjoyed everything. They especially appreciated having the hor d'oeuvres and cake passed around and how attentive the staff was.
The night went without a single hitch. I know this had to do with the planning and all of the behind the scenes work that Rebecca did. My husband and I, as well as my parents, felt very tended to throughout the whole evening, and the whole process. Our reception at the Federal Ballroom was beyond our expectations and absolutely wonderful. I am grateful for the amazing service from Becca, Capdeboscq and everyone involved, and I am incredibly happy to have chosen the Federal Ballroom. We will cherish our happy memories from our wedding reception there always. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
5/29/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my ceremony and reception at the Federal Ballroom. It was so perfect! Rebecca was so accommodating and took care of everything. It was as stress-free as a wedding can possibly be. The in house catering was delicious and the family and friends had so much fun. All I kept hearing after the wedding was how much of a good time everyone had. I have no complaints and would recommend this venue to any brides interested in getting married in New Orleans. Also, having our names on the marquee in the front of the building was pretty cool! Beautiful venue and great people to work with!
I had my ceremony and reception at the Federal Ballroom. It was so perfect! Rebecca was so accommodating and took care of Read more...
I had my ceremony and reception at the Federal Ballroom. It was so perfect! Rebecca was so accommodating and took care of everything. It was as stress-free as a wedding can possibly be. The in house catering was delicious and the family and friends had so much fun. All I kept hearing after the wedding was how much of a good time everyone had. I have no complaints and would recommend this venue to any brides interested in getting married in New Orleans. Also, having our names on the marquee in the front of the building was pretty cool! Beautiful venue and great people to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
Being an out of town bride, Rebecca was helpful in meeting with us when we were in town to go over our wedding accommodations. There were times though that it was a little difficult to get in touch with Rebecca, and I would have to follow up with emails 2x before I'd receive a response to my email. The venue was beautiful for the wedding and all of our guest had a nice time. Rebecca was very accommodating when we had to drop off decorations and did a great job with the setup and carrying through my vision for the day.
Being an out of town bride, Rebecca was helpful in meeting with us when we were in town to go over our wedding Read more...
Being an out of town bride, Rebecca was helpful in meeting with us when we were in town to go over our wedding accommodations. There were times though that it was a little difficult to get in touch with Rebecca, and I would have to follow up with emails 2x before I'd receive a response to my email. The venue was beautiful for the wedding and all of our guest had a nice time. Rebecca was very accommodating when we had to drop off decorations and did a great job with the setup and carrying through my vision for the day. Read less
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Conti
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a destination wedding in New Orleans on August 23, 2014. My reception was held at the Federal Ballroom and it was absolutely amazing! The food was great and everyone was raving about it (the caterers that work with the Federal Ballroom were a joy to work with and they have a really good selection of food items to choose from). The venue is unique and very eloquent. I looked at several venues in New Orleans and The Federal Ballroom is the best bang for your buck. The Federal Ballroom also has something that the other venues did not offer and her name is Rebecca O'Meara. Rebecca is an angel sent from God. Seriously, this lady is amazing! You do not need to hire a wedding coordinator or wedding planner if you are having your reception and/or ceremony at the Federal Ballroom. Rebecca handles everything and she made sure that everything was perfect for my wedding reception (she even helped me with my Ceremony that was held at another venue). She also saved me over $1,300.00 on my centerpieces!!! Rebecca and her staff are awesome! If you do not consider the Federal Ballroom for your Wedding Reception, you are making a huge mistake! You can view some of my pictures from my Reception at the Federal Ballroom on Facebook and Instagram by searching the #smith823 (hashtag). I had the Reception of my dreams at the Federal Ballroom without spending an arm and a leg :-)
I had a destination wedding in New Orleans on August 23, 2014. My reception was held at the Federal Ballroom and it was Read more...
I had a destination wedding in New Orleans on August 23, 2014. My reception was held at the Federal Ballroom and it was absolutely amazing! The food was great and everyone was raving about it (the caterers that work with the Federal Ballroom were a joy to work with and they have a really good selection of food items to choose from). The venue is unique and very eloquent. I looked at several venues in New Orleans and The Federal Ballroom is the best bang for your buck. The Federal Ballroom also has something that the other venues did not offer and her name is Rebecca O'Meara. Rebecca is an angel sent from God. Seriously, this lady is amazing! You do not need to hire a wedding coordinator or wedding planner if you are having your reception and/or ceremony at the Federal Ballroom. Rebecca handles everything and she made sure that everything was perfect for my wedding reception (she even helped me with my Ceremony that was held at another venue). She also saved me over $1,300.00 on my centerpieces!!! Rebecca and her staff are awesome! If you do not consider the Federal Ballroom for your Wedding Reception, you are making a huge mistake! You can view some of my pictures from my Reception at the Federal Ballroom on Facebook and Instagram by searching the #smith823 (hashtag). I had the Reception of my dreams at the Federal Ballroom without spending an arm and a leg :-) Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.9/5.0
The Federal Ballroom is an amazing place to have a wedding reception. Rebecca, the wedding planner, is there with you through the entire process (from booking to the night of the reception). She is amazing to work with. The food was exceptional and Mr. Gene Capdebosq was a pleasure to work with. He worked with every request we had. The lighting in the room was wonderful for a night time reception. The bride added a second line band to end the reception and that was something you should always have. They danced around the ballroom and down to the French Quarter. I would recommend the Federal Ballroom for any bride or even a banquet. I can't say enough good things about this place!
The Federal Ballroom is an amazing place to have a wedding reception. Rebecca, the wedding planner, is there with you Read more...
The Federal Ballroom is an amazing place to have a wedding reception. Rebecca, the wedding planner, is there with you through the entire process (from booking to the night of the reception). She is amazing to work with. The food was exceptional and Mr. Gene Capdebosq was a pleasure to work with. He worked with every request we had. The lighting in the room was wonderful for a night time reception. The bride added a second line band to end the reception and that was something you should always have. They danced around the ballroom and down to the French Quarter. I would recommend the Federal Ballroom for any bride or even a banquet. I can't say enough good things about this place! Read less
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Shelley
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have picked a more perfect venue for my wedding. Rebecca was amazing! She was so professional and did everything I asked of her to make my special day even more perfect than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone!
I could not have picked a more perfect venue for my wedding. Rebecca was amazing! She was so professional and did Read more...
I could not have picked a more perfect venue for my wedding. Rebecca was amazing! She was so professional and did everything I asked of her to make my special day even more perfect than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
These guys and their catering partners Capdebosqc Catering were COMPLETELY AMAZING !!
I cannot recommend them highly enough- not only did they do things EXACTLY the way I requested and envisioned...they were super nice and courteous to my family and bridal party!

My guests had an amazing time and I know it was due largely to the professionalism of the Federal Ballroom staff!!
These guys and their catering partners Capdebosqc Catering were COMPLETELY AMAZING !!
I cannot recommend them highly Read more...
These guys and their catering partners Capdebosqc Catering were COMPLETELY AMAZING !!
I cannot recommend them highly enough- not only did they do things EXACTLY the way I requested and envisioned...they were super nice and courteous to my family and bridal party!

My guests had an amazing time and I know it was due largely to the professionalism of the Federal Ballroom staff!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.8/5.0
The Federal ballroom was the perfect venue for us. Rebecca is so helpful and wants nothing more than to make your day special. She coordinated everything with the caterer. She coordinated the whole flow of events. The room itself is beautiful. I recommend it to anyone.
The Federal ballroom was the perfect venue for us. Rebecca is so helpful and wants nothing more than to make your day Read more...
The Federal ballroom was the perfect venue for us. Rebecca is so helpful and wants nothing more than to make your day special. She coordinated everything with the caterer. She coordinated the whole flow of events. The room itself is beautiful. I recommend it to anyone. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The Federal Ballroom and its staff are absolutely amazing! The venue is so lovely and the staff is incredibly helpful. Becca made sure that everything went smoothly and just as planned. Definitely consider the Federal Ballroom for your event!
The Federal Ballroom and its staff are absolutely amazing! The venue is so lovely and the staff is incredibly helpful. Read more...
The Federal Ballroom and its staff are absolutely amazing! The venue is so lovely and the staff is incredibly helpful. Becca made sure that everything went smoothly and just as planned. Definitely consider the Federal Ballroom for your event! Read less
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