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Audubon Nature Institute is a picture-perfect location in New Orleans, Louisiana. Comprising museums and parks, this property can play host to a number of wedding festivities, from ceremonies to cocktail receptions to sit-down dinners.

Facilities and Capacities

Whether you choose to pledge your vows under the stars at the Sea Lion Exhibit or under the sea in the Gulf Exhibit, Audubon offers both big and small sites for your wedding celebrations. Choose to exchange your vows while your guests and towering oaks look on. The Clubhouse is another option where 200 loved ones can gather comfortably. This Arcadian-style venue also overlooks the beautifully manicured golf course. The Audubon Tea Room is by far the most spacious, with a capacity of 750. This site is also home to elegant furnishings, silk drapery, and polished hardwood floors. You can even say "I do" by the Hygeia Fountain or dance the night away in the rustic chic Cajun Ballroom. Whichever you opt for, the possibilities for photographs are endless here.

Services Offered

The flawless service and excellent food at Audubon Nature Institute have earned them an impeccable reputation. They are also able to provide tables, chairs, linens, and more for the occasion. With a state-of-the-art kitchen, the catering department can take you and your guests on the culinary journey of a lifetime. They are also the first green-certified caterer in the area, indicative of their environmental stewardship and culinary excellence. Coupled with the efforts and commitment shown by the events staff, your event will be seamless and successful.

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Brianna O. Married on 10/26/2019
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Absolutely Beautiful

The Tree of Life was more than we could have hoped for. We added a few decorations but really, none were needed.
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Casey L. Married on 05/11/2019
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From the Big Apple to the Big Easy

Living in NYC, I debated hiring a wedding planner for our wedding in New Orleans. We shopped many venues and the moment I met Michelle Borchard with Audubon Tea Room we fell in love ..... with the venue and her!

Michelle is a true gem! She provided me with the guidance and information I needed to feel confident about the decisions I made regarding the details. She was reliable, responsive and never made me feel like a Bridezilla. I never hired a wedding planner. No need with Michelle in my corner.

I also cannot say enough about the staff. They were on top of every detail, their calm demeanor put me at ease, and their smiles made everyone feel welcomed.

My guests raved about the gorgeous ceremony, the delicious food (I probably gained 5 pounds I could not stop eating), and the excellent service at ART. It was truly the wedding of our dreams!
Maggie Married on 03/29/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Worth the money!

Expensive but worth it. Vivian was great to work with - organized and on top of everything. The food was delicious. The Sea Lion exhibit and Tea Room were absolutely gorgeous. I had no problems with this vendor!
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