HISTORY

Weddings are about families coming together to celebrate love, life and the beginning of forever. So it comes as no surprise that for over 40 years, this family-owned business has been the swellest setting in New Orleans for more than 10,000 happily ever after’s. Now, the current generation, who grew up immersed in this rich familial culture of service and dedication, is being handed the reins, bringing a fresh new perspective and vision to every wedding and event hosted at The Balcony Ballroom.

With its timeless aura, exceptional reputation, and endless options for food, décor and more, The Balcony Ballroom has a history of creating straight-up wonder for every event whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, or just a party to celebrate being together. Which is why on your special day, you’ll always see one of the owners there to make sure the only thing on your mind is your groom. (And maybe the cake.) 

Vanessa Van Vrancken, Jay Van Vrancken, Johnny Van Vrancken, Valerie Van Vrancken, Mike Borne.

Vanessa Van Vrancken, Jay Van Vrancken, Johnny Van Vrancken, Valerie Van Vrancken, Mike Borne.


My husband and I had our reception at The Balcony in 1981. It was fantastic. So it’s only natural that when our daughter said she was getting married we hoped to return to The Balcony, but the decision was hers to make. She wanted to look at other venues and we did. We saved The Balcony for last in our reception shopping. When she saw the room, the foods you would get, the price and how nice the people were she was sold.
— SuzanneCB, Theknot.com