Weddings

NOCHI

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About

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, NOCHI, otherwise known as the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, is a restaurant wedding venue. This nonprofit organization educates learners in culinary techniques, enabling them to integrate into industries both locally and abroad. They began shaking up the New Orleans culinary landscape in 2019, setting a standard of continued excellence and industry-driven approaches. Their practices aim to honor cultural and historical contexts while enriching current and future legacies.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue is in the middle of all the action, surrounded by some of New Orleans’ finest establishments. The NOCHI campus is five stories tall, including a 1920’s yellow brick facade alongside newer construction from the 2000s. The building’s facilities are inspired and versatile, ideal for numerous uses. Hosts holding an event on the premises will have many choices when selecting their dedicated space. McIlhenny Hall is attached to the Tabasco Terrace, a spot with a capacity of 175 guests, all of whom can enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, those who wish to be outside might enjoy the rooftop RNDC Beverage Lab, a room boasting a mix of elegant and industrial aesthetics. This terrace holds 150 people. Other areas include the entire fifth floor, inclusive of enough space for 300 attendees, or the Dining Lab, a cozy location with a capacity of 70 guests. For a more open concept occasion, couples may select the Golding & Woldenberg Family Foundations Lobby, ideal for 150 people. Otherwise, the Ecolab Courtyard presents as a pleasant outdoor space that suits 55 attendees. Casual and educational areas include the NOCHI Cafe and two lecture classrooms.

Services Offered

NOCHI offers couples full-service solutions stemming from their in-house open kitchen. Culinary experts can curate menus to suit hosts’ events and deliver provisions with exceptional quality. With their assistance, couples’ visions will be crafted with care, bringing them into a beautiful reality. With NOCHI, every client is treated with a friendly disposition, making for an environment that is warm and inviting every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
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    Rachel F. Married on 04/28/2020
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    Richard is a seasoned pro, & a gem of a person.

    Nochi is the perfect back drop for any occasion. Its mod vibe provides just the right amount of edge, & modernity to up the anti on entertaining. Their culinary team is excellent & eager to please. I definitely recommend Nochi & look forward to my next event there in October.

    NOCHI's reply:

    Dear Rachel,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. Coming from a seasoned and well sought after event planner is icing on the cake.
    My team and I are so appreciative of the referrals (and business) you bring to us and the professionalism you show everyone when on site.
    Thanks again.
    See you soon!
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    Kendra T. Married on 09/30/2019
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    Amazing Location! Beautiful views

    My wedding day was 5.21.21 at NOCHI. It was an amazing experience. I found NOCHI after doing extensive research on a venue to have an intimate wedding of just close family and friends. My menu included small-light bites. The wedding was at 12 noon on a Friday. Richard was extremely helpful and helped me with my vision for my wedding day. Our photos around the venue were super cute, special and unique. Tray came in and helped with the room setup and the music. I’ve known of brides having to worry about many things but honestly the venue wasn’t one for me. They handled everything professionally and were flexible with my ideas. Overall highly pleased. Hoping to have an Anniversary party there in the future. You will not be disappointed. It is a Culinary & Hospitality Institute!!! ♥️ Invite me to your wedding if you choose this location. It’s absolutely beautiful 😍

    NOCHI's reply:

    Thank you Kendra. We LOVED having your wedding with us and thank you so much for entrusting me and our NOCHI team to help create and present your vision of a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. And thanks for posting the pics! Love them!
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    Susan G. Married on 05/28/2019
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    Perfect venue whether 25 or 250

    I’ve hosted two events at NOCHI and attended more. The location, space options (indoors/outdoors), menu selections, professionalism of staff, make this an excellent selection for your event.

    NOCHI's reply:

    Dear Susan,
    Thank you so much for your review and more importantly, for your loyalty as a client and a friend.
    I look forward to when our lives reopen and once again, celebrate in the freedom of numbers!

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725 Howard Ave New Orleans, LA, 70130
504-565-2807
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