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Il Mercato

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About Il Mercato

Il Mercato is a wedding venue in New Orleans, Louisiana that embodies sophistication and elegance. This unique and historic building features original architectural details and a romantic setting for your wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
Il Mercato offers 8,500 square feet of event space, with five indoor and outdoor venue options to choose from for a breathtaking ceremony and reception. Outside is their expansive, open-air courtyard with a gorgeous fireplace, as well as a covered arcade with original flagstone floors and painted wood ceiling. Inside, their dazzling ballroom is complete with herringbone wood floors, original plaster walls, and Italianate chandeliers. The annex features French wall panels in a rich gray tone with gold leaf accents, and the library has original wood beams, cabinetry filled with books, and a custom bar. The venue can accommodate 225 seated guests and 450 guests cocktail-style.

Services Offered
Il Mercato offers many services for a stress-free and memorable experience, as well as many event rentals to enhance the atmosphere of your celebration, such as tables and chairs, tents and tent accessories, chair covers, dance floor, decor, furniture, lighting, photo booth, altars and arches, audio equipment, aisle markers and runners, and drapery. The venue has ample parking and is wheelchair accessible. They are available to hosts ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Cake
  • Catering and bar services
  • Event planner
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting and sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Shuttle
  • Valet service
  • WiFi

Il Mercato offers the convenience of in-house catering with award-winning cuisine by the Joel Catering team. They also supply all needed barware, china, chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware, and linens for your event. The wedding catering services they provide include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Other Services
Il Mercato also provides many bar services for your special day. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, liquor, and wine
  • Limited bar
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine

Il Mercato is located in the Lower Garden District on Magazine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. It sits adjacent to Sophie Wright Park and is surrounded by local boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.

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Married on 03/19/2016

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Il Mercato is a hidden gem right in the center of the garden district. There is a beautiful courtyard with a rustic feel (including a fireplace) that is landscaped to match the style of the venue. And ... Read more the inside is stunning. The simplicity and clean look of the indoor area adds to the beauty and the open layout is perfect for weddings. Our ceremony was held in the courtyard and reception inside and the transition was flawless. In regards to hosting an event, I would highly recommend it. Our guest raved about the quality of the food and the service was top notch. I don't think there is any other venue like il Mercato in the New Orleans area.

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