The Chicory is a wonderful venue with tons of great New Orleans character, similar to The Foundry, a nearby venue that, much to the dismay of many wedding professionals in the city, shut down in 2014 after someone purchased the building to turn it into an auction house.
But The Chicory is going strong, and is a much loved ceremony and reception space. It features a great location right by the popular Fulton Street area, and is one of those great New Orleans wedding venues that has its own distinct look and ambiance. The reception took place in the main part of The Chicory, the Fulton, Orleans, and Lafayette rooms (along with the balcony, overlooking Fulton Street). With lots of exposed brick and wood beams, this space has lots of character and photographs well, especially when adorned with, in addition to the beautiful floral decorations, gorgeous decorative lighting by Luminous Events.
Entertainment for this wedding was over-the-top! The Chee Weez delivered a non-stop concert-like party atmosphere with a bunch of great '80s songs (many of which I'd never heard at a wedding reception before), along with lots of more current music as well, keeping the dance floor completely packed all night long. Toward the end of the event, several guest singers joined in with the band, including the bride's brother, and another guest who sounded almost exactly like AC/DC's vocalist Brian Johnson. But the best guest musician of all was the groom himself who sat in on drums and surprised everyone with his impressive chops!
Location: 610 S Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70130.