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Galvez Restaurant

New Orleans , LA

LOCATION

914 N. Peters, French Quarter
New Orleans, LA US 70116 (map)

PHONE

504-595-3400

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Moonlight along the Mississippi River... is this your idea of romance? Then Galvez Restaurant is the perfect venue for you. Located in the historic French Market, only moments away from... Read more
Moonlight along the Mississippi River... is this your idea of romance? Then Galvez Restaurant is the perfect venue for you. Located in the historic French Market, only moments away from St. Louis Cathedral and Cafe Du Monde, Galvez is the ideal location for your event. We pride ourselves on excellent service and amazing food, and our location is next to none when it comes to New Orleans ambiance.

Chef Laura Cedillo's menus are an eclectic mix of traditional Spanish and Creole fare, and offering traditional New Orleans dishes such as BBQ Shrimp, Blackened Fish, and her amazing Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel. Every event we do is tailored to the vision of our clients, whether is be traditional New Orleans, Spanish or French, Chef Laura never disappoints with her honest approach to cuisine. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1960
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
7000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1960
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
7000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

4.8
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.8/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.7/5.0
4.9/5.0
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Galvez could not have been more perfect. When you see the space, you fall in love with it, but what you might not know is that the food and staff are fantastic. And so flexible! The package choices are just a place to start the conversation. You can basically ask for any combination of anything and they will make it work. And the food was outstanding. How can blackened fish made for 150 people be as good as a single serving? But it was! Turkey and sausage gumbo, pork chop, spinach salad, meat pies, bacon wrapped shrimp, all fantastic. People are still talking about it. Go to Tara. She will make your day perfect.
Galvez could not have been more perfect. When you see the space, you fall in love with it, but what you might not know is Read more...
Galvez could not have been more perfect. When you see the space, you fall in love with it, but what you might not know is that the food and staff are fantastic. And so flexible! The package choices are just a place to start the conversation. You can basically ask for any combination of anything and they will make it work. And the food was outstanding. How can blackened fish made for 150 people be as good as a single serving? But it was! Turkey and sausage gumbo, pork chop, spinach salad, meat pies, bacon wrapped shrimp, all fantastic. People are still talking about it. Go to Tara. She will make your day perfect. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Hi Rebecca!

Thank you so much for the sterling review! It was a pleasure working with you and Shawn. Your reception was beautiful, and I loved the centerpieces of books and table names of literary couples! I tell people about that all the time. It was such a cute idea. We hope to see you both soon. Take care and we look forward to seeing you both for your 1 year anniversary dinner.
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Loreny
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Galvez was dear to my heart because that is where my now husband proposed. I fell in love with the venue that night. He told me how everyone was so attentive and accommodating to him in planning the proposal. His experience made it easier for us to decide to have our wedding there. We rented out the entire restaurant for the ceremony, dinner and reception; with a cocktail hour in Dutch Alley. Tara helped make the entire process so easy and stress free. She was very flexible to all of the things I wanted to include and worked well with my wedding coordinators. Together they made that night amazingly special for us.

The location is beautiful and the views breathtaking! The food is beyond amazing! The first thing I hear from my guests is how great the food was and how gorgeous the venue is! I was happy to also hear that there was plenty of food for my guests to eat til their hearts content (vs. leaving our wedding still hungry). I could NOT have chosen a better venue for our French Quarter wedding!
Galvez was dear to my heart because that is where my now husband proposed. I fell in love with the venue that night. He Read more...
Galvez was dear to my heart because that is where my now husband proposed. I fell in love with the venue that night. He told me how everyone was so attentive and accommodating to him in planning the proposal. His experience made it easier for us to decide to have our wedding there. We rented out the entire restaurant for the ceremony, dinner and reception; with a cocktail hour in Dutch Alley. Tara helped make the entire process so easy and stress free. She was very flexible to all of the things I wanted to include and worked well with my wedding coordinators. Together they made that night amazingly special for us.

The location is beautiful and the views breathtaking! The food is beyond amazing! The first thing I hear from my guests is how great the food was and how gorgeous the venue is! I was happy to also hear that there was plenty of food for my guests to eat til their hearts content (vs. leaving our wedding still hungry). I could NOT have chosen a better venue for our French Quarter wedding! Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Loreny,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You were absolutely stunning! You are both family now, so come by any time. We are always here for you! Best wishes, and see you soon.

Best,

Tara
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Picking Galvez Restaurant was one of the best decisions I made while planning my June wedding. Everything went flawlessly and the pictures looked absolutely gorgeous. The Galvez ballroom has a great view of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and Tara made sure my day went smoothly. Everything was set up beautifully the day of the wedding so I had nothing to worry about.

My wedding planner Renae was recommended to me by Tara and I am so happy that I picked her. She went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was a success. She made everything so easy for me and was a great support system throughout the entire experience and even after the wedding. I highly recommend her if you want someone that is as excited about your wedding as you are.

The food we picked for the wedding buffet was really delicious and all of my guests raved about the quality and taste. In fact, my husband and I frequently ate at the restaurant while planning the wedding to get great food and drinks. All of the wait staff during the wedding were incredibly attentive and made sure everyone got enough food and drinks throughout the evening. My night was everything I wanted it to be and I only have wonderful things to say about my experience at Galvez
Picking Galvez Restaurant was one of the best decisions I made while planning my June wedding. Everything went flawlessly Read more...
Picking Galvez Restaurant was one of the best decisions I made while planning my June wedding. Everything went flawlessly and the pictures looked absolutely gorgeous. The Galvez ballroom has a great view of the Mississippi River and downtown New Orleans. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful, and Tara made sure my day went smoothly. Everything was set up beautifully the day of the wedding so I had nothing to worry about.

My wedding planner Renae was recommended to me by Tara and I am so happy that I picked her. She went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was a success. She made everything so easy for me and was a great support system throughout the entire experience and even after the wedding. I highly recommend her if you want someone that is as excited about your wedding as you are.

The food we picked for the wedding buffet was really delicious and all of my guests raved about the quality and taste. In fact, my husband and I frequently ate at the restaurant while planning the wedding to get great food and drinks. All of the wait staff during the wedding were incredibly attentive and made sure everyone got enough food and drinks throughout the evening. My night was everything I wanted it to be and I only have wonderful things to say about my experience at Galvez Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Amanda! It was our pleasure, and our honor to be a part of you and Josh's special day. We both are family now and we look forward to seeing you both again. Best of luck to you both, and see you soon.

Best,

Tara
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Elle
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Galvez for our rehearsal dinner of 20 people on May 31, 2013. Having never been there before, I still felt confident in my decision to book Galvez due to the excellent reviews.

The ambiance was amazing--right on the Mississippi River, as the sun began to set! White linens, table cloths, roses, and a classical guitarist (who coincidentally played 4 out 5 songs that I requested for my wedding reception). It couldn't have been more perfect!

The food was outstanding! I had the shrimp paella, and our other entree was the pork chop. Both were melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

I would highly recommend Galvez to anyone looking for a location for their rehearsal dinner.
We used Galvez for our rehearsal dinner of 20 people on May 31, 2013. Having never been there before, I still felt Read more...
We used Galvez for our rehearsal dinner of 20 people on May 31, 2013. Having never been there before, I still felt confident in my decision to book Galvez due to the excellent reviews.

The ambiance was amazing--right on the Mississippi River, as the sun began to set! White linens, table cloths, roses, and a classical guitarist (who coincidentally played 4 out 5 songs that I requested for my wedding reception). It couldn't have been more perfect!

The food was outstanding! I had the shrimp paella, and our other entree was the pork chop. Both were melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

I would highly recommend Galvez to anyone looking for a location for their rehearsal dinner. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Dear Elle.

Thank you so much for a stellar review! That was very sweet of you, taking the time to do so. It was a pleasure hosting your rehearsal dinner, and I am so happy that it was an amazing night for you. Please do come and see us again soon. Best wishes to you and your families.

Tara
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Erin
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The restaurant was very accomodating to our requests and let us set up the tables the way we wanted to and had tables set up for cocktail hour with plenty of drinks available for our guests with a pass around service for hor d'ouerves. Our guests had plenty of access to food and drinks. The food was amazing even in a buffet style. Tara was always available for any questions and met with us at least 3 times before the wedding to go over details and was accessible during the whole reception for anything that may have come up. The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance and has the balcony overlooking the river, it was incredibly romantic and very New Orleans. It was a perfect reception with delicious food, plenty of drink and a beautiful atmosphere.
The restaurant was very accomodating to our requests and let us set up the tables the way we wanted to and had tables set Read more...
The restaurant was very accomodating to our requests and let us set up the tables the way we wanted to and had tables set up for cocktail hour with plenty of drinks available for our guests with a pass around service for hor d'ouerves. Our guests had plenty of access to food and drinks. The food was amazing even in a buffet style. Tara was always available for any questions and met with us at least 3 times before the wedding to go over details and was accessible during the whole reception for anything that may have come up. The restaurant has a beautiful ambiance and has the balcony overlooking the river, it was incredibly romantic and very New Orleans. It was a perfect reception with delicious food, plenty of drink and a beautiful atmosphere. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Erin! It was a pleasure working with you. We wish you the best. Come back and see us
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We recently were married at Galvez and had the most wonderful reception! Tara was very flexible with creating my dream wedding. She was very professional and organized. We communicated via an online website so our comments were never lost in emails. The payments were on time and the waiters were extremely attentive. My guests raved about the delicious food, and the beautiful setting on the Mississippi River. Could not have gone better! I highly recommend this venue for wedding receptions!!
We recently were married at Galvez and had the most wonderful reception! Tara was very flexible with creating my dream Read more...
We recently were married at Galvez and had the most wonderful reception! Tara was very flexible with creating my dream wedding. She was very professional and organized. We communicated via an online website so our comments were never lost in emails. The payments were on time and the waiters were extremely attentive. My guests raved about the delicious food, and the beautiful setting on the Mississippi River. Could not have gone better! I highly recommend this venue for wedding receptions!! Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your kind words. We wish you and your husband many beautiful years of love and happiness.
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Ada
Wedding:
2/3/2012
4.8/5.0
They took care of everything and I barely lifted a finger. Great venue for small weddings/large receptions. The food and service were excellent, and Tara (the event coordinator) was attentive and helpful every step of the way. Great experience.
They took care of everything and I barely lifted a finger. Great venue for small weddings/large receptions. The food and Read more...
They took care of everything and I barely lifted a finger. Great venue for small weddings/large receptions. The food and service were excellent, and Tara (the event coordinator) was attentive and helpful every step of the way. Great experience. Read less
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Galvez Restaurant responded with the following comments:

Hi Ada! Hope you and Will are doing well. Drop us a line to let us know how you are. Do not forget, you have a 1 year anniversary dinner coming up :) Let us know when you come back in town
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Jesse
Wedding:
1/11/2014
4.5/5.0
Beautiful location for wedding receptions. Amazing food!
Beautiful location for wedding receptions. Amazing food!
Beautiful location for wedding receptions. Amazing food! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
First of all, the venue itself is amazing. Everyone was commenting on the space and the amazing views of the river & the city. And of course, it's convenient for out of town guests that want to stay in the French Quarter. The food is delicious too -- we got tons of positive feedback on the food, especially rave reviews on the sweet potato hash (part of the buffet package we chose) & the bananas foster station. The pricing seems pretty expensive to me, but relative to other venues it's actually pretty normal. Of course, like most places the bar tab is where all the money goes. I think a lot of the value comes in the fact that they're pretty laid back & flexible. For example, they worked with us to create signature drinks (included in regular bar cost), provided some fresh flowers at the last minute when I totally dropped the ball on that (didn't want to hire a florist, so I just picked up what I could the day of -- wouldn't recommend that plan btw), didn't mind too much that we took a week & a half to pick up our homemade photo booth backdrop. At times throughout the 7 or 8 month process, I thought maybe they were a little too laid back, but it all worked out wonderfully in the end. I also like the fact that I hear about people having their rehearsal dinners here fairly regularly but not a lot of weddings. I'm so glad we chose Galvez instead of another "same old" Nola venue. I would definitely recommend this vendor to a friend!
First of all, the venue itself is amazing. Everyone was commenting on the space and the amazing views of the river & the Read more...
First of all, the venue itself is amazing. Everyone was commenting on the space and the amazing views of the river & the city. And of course, it's convenient for out of town guests that want to stay in the French Quarter. The food is delicious too -- we got tons of positive feedback on the food, especially rave reviews on the sweet potato hash (part of the buffet package we chose) & the bananas foster station. The pricing seems pretty expensive to me, but relative to other venues it's actually pretty normal. Of course, like most places the bar tab is where all the money goes. I think a lot of the value comes in the fact that they're pretty laid back & flexible. For example, they worked with us to create signature drinks (included in regular bar cost), provided some fresh flowers at the last minute when I totally dropped the ball on that (didn't want to hire a florist, so I just picked up what I could the day of -- wouldn't recommend that plan btw), didn't mind too much that we took a week & a half to pick up our homemade photo booth backdrop. At times throughout the 7 or 8 month process, I thought maybe they were a little too laid back, but it all worked out wonderfully in the end. I also like the fact that I hear about people having their rehearsal dinners here fairly regularly but not a lot of weddings. I'm so glad we chose Galvez instead of another "same old" Nola venue. I would definitely recommend this vendor to a friend! Read less
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