Venue Spotlight: The Chicory

Chelsea PellegrinoContributor

Since it’s almost time to break out those Mardi Gras beads, it’s only appropriate to spotlight a venue in good old New Orleans! Whether you’re looking to host a Mardi Gras celebration, a wedding reception or anything in between, look no further than The Chicory.

The establishment has a rich history, beginning in 1902 as the Ernst Café. With recent renovations, including a 9,000 square foot expansion, the locally loved watering hole has transformed into a premier event venue. Exposed beams, brick walls, gas lanterns and an original pressed tin ceiling provide a nostalgic atmosphere with a touch of class, right in the center of the Warehouse District.  

The Fulton Room This area is ideal for mid-sized functions, like an anniversary party or wedding rehearsal dinner. With 1850 square feet, including exposed brick wall space, this room creates a charming rustic-chic atmosphere. If your event is slightly larger, this room can even be combined with…

The Orleans Room With over 3000 square feet, the Orleans Room is the largest space at The Chicory. It can comfortably host 300 guests for a cocktail reception, or 200 for a seated event. This room is the perfect fit for all of those relatives you can’t *not*  invite to your wedding!   The Bridal Room Speaking of weddings, The Chicory comes complete with its own Bridal Room. With 400 square feet of private space, this room is a necessity for both the bride and bridal party alike. Prepare for the big ceremony or reception in a convenient space!


The Lafayette Room If you’re looking for a room with a view, the Lafayette is for you. A 2,000 square foot balcony overlooks Lafayette and Fulton Streets, giving the area an open feel. Don’t forget the awesome built-in wood bar, perfect for serving up cocktails at a bridal shower or adult birthday party! Up to 200 guests can enjoy this space. Celebrate your next event with unique New Orleans history. Check out The Chicory!