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Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

Hi everyone. We decided to go with Mr. Mudbug catering. Collardman was right: we definitely couldn't do it on $20pp. They quoted us $1722 for the event based on 50 people, it includes the shrimp boil (with sausage), a jambalaya, and some portabella mushroom pasta for those who aren't big fans of shrimp (or of eating animals). That comes to about $34pp. We still haven't even bought the drinks (going with just beer and some bottled root beer/cream soda). Thanks to everyone who responded and gave me some direction.

Also, we are having it at the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum's Courtyard.

Aug 25, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans

Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

Jenniferpdc, a good portion of our guests are coming from Utah and are Mormon, so won't be imbibing, so hopefully that would bring the cost down. Thanks for the columns inn rec, I'll definitely check it out.

Jul 26, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans

Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

Thanks, collardman. That's definitely helpful. I didn't even think about alternative options for those who may not like shrimp or crawfish. Do you know of any places (like restaurants) that might have space for a larger party that can do a boil? Do you think that may be a better way to go? Thank you so much for your response!

Jul 17, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans

Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

Califkatie, these all look like great places! I'll definitely be calling some of them to check on their prices. The menus look exactly like what I was looking for. Thank you for your recommendations!

Jul 16, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans

Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

Hazelhurst, what a wonderful idea! We'll definitely look into having a crawfish or shrimp boil. Where would you recommend having it that could accommodate 50-70 people? City Park or Audobon Park?

Collardman, I agree it's not a lot of money, but since we're out-of-towners, our rehearsal dinner is going to involve everyone that's coming to the wedding, so having a nice sit-down dinner two nights in a row isn't an option for us. We therefore wanted something fun and cheap. Thanks for your insight, though. We may want to rethink our budget for that night.

Jul 16, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans

Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

TaTee, we were thinking about spending approximately $20 pp, and hoping that that will include beer and wine. Does that help?

Jul 16, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans

Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

N.O. Food, it will be for the evening of May 11. I expect approximately 50 to 60 people.

Jul 16, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans

Need recommendations for non-touristy, atypical places to host a rehearsal dinner in New Orleans

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to see if any of you knew of any special little gems around New Orleans (does not have to be in the Qtr) to hold a casual, low-key, non-traditional rehearsal dinner. I recently read on one of the boards that someone had a private gathering at Casamento's and I fell in love with the idea. However, they only host private gatherings on Sunday, Monday, or Wednesday nights.

I would love to know about a place that exhibits that wonderful NO charm, that serves amazing food, and, most importantly, is easy on our wallet.

I'm excited to see all of your suggestions! Thank you!

Scarlett

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Casamento's Restaurant
4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Jul 15, 2011
reevesfs in New Orleans