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  • Brigette Folse | May 25, 2016 3:30 PM ET

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans Is A Favorite For Wedding Venues

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans Is A Favorite For Wedding Venues

    PHOTO: A wedding experience known for exceptional style and service. (Photo courty of Royal Sonesta New Orleans)

    From elegant receptions, to custom designed wedding cakes, to fabulous floral creations and romantic bridal suites, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is a top choice for wedding venues in New Orleans simply because it takes care of every last detail.

    Known for its exceptional style and service, a wedding experience with Royal Sonesta New Orleans will be flawlessly executed from start to finish.

    Among reception halls in New Orleans, few can compete with the timeless elegance and modern charm of the hotel’s facilities. From ambiance to experienced staff and culinary excellence, that special day will remain in the minds of guests for years to come. Royal Sonesta New Orleans has set a new standard in romantic elegance. The newly expanded and upgraded R Club Level is also the perfect level of guest stay luxury for bridal suite, family and wedding party room accommodations.

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    In addition, the Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suites are a favorite for small groups and hospitality functions, located on the second and third floors of the hotel. These coveted suites are equipped with wet bars, plenty of entertainment space for groups of 50-150 people and French doors that open onto spacious, covered, wrought iron balconies with a bird’s eye view of Bourbon, Conti or Bienville Streets.

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans and its on-property venues—Restaurant R’evolution, Bar R’evolution, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Desire Oyster Bar, LeBooze and PJ’s Coffee Café—make it a truly full-scale luxury travel and leisure destination, all under one roof.

    Accordingly, the hotel can accommodate couples, guests, wedding parties and surrounding wedding events throughout all stages of the process, including bridal showers, bachelor or bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, honeymoon stays and more.

    In Sonesta tradition, the hotel can design weddings and receptions from small, intimate occasions to the most lavish affair.

    Offering the highest degree of personal service from a team of warm and wonderful wedding planners, Royal Sonesta New Orleans creates uniquely personal events. Whether a bride is dreaming of an intimate party or a magnificent ballroom gala for hundreds of guests, Royal Sonesta New Orleans is prepared to deliver a wedding to remember.

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    Many brides-to-be who have chosen Royal Sonesta New Orleans plan their ceremonies in its tropical courtyard, with receptions that follow in the luxurious Fleur-de-lis Suite. Both sites provide an unforgettably elegant backdrop with multiple options for photos. The lush, vibrant greenery and foliage of the courtyard, plus the neutral colors, wall sconces and sparkling chandeliers of the Fleur-de-lis Suite provide an elegant glow for all occasions. The size and layout of the adjoining rooms and guests areas offer a variety of different styles and decor.

    A personal Wedding Specialist will assist you in selecting the perfect menu for your reception. Customized menus can also be created.

    Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ professional staff welcomes the opportunity to enhance a wedding experience, customizing menus to exact specifications, including accommodating all diet-related restrictions and requests. Its kitchen is well known for its incomparable cuisine, with specialty menu items, signature drinks, sumptuous buffet dinners, and creative hors d’oeuvres. From custom-designed menus, to creative packages, the team can make a vision a reality, all with a unique, personal and creative touch based on Sonesta's acclaimed “Food is Art” culinary philosophy.


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Brigette Folse Sonesta in the NOLA

Brigette Folse Brigette T. Folse is responsible for the leadership, effectiveness and productivity of the Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ sales organization. Folse has over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry that includes overseeing several major hotel openings. Before joining the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, Folse served as the associate director of sales for the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. While at Loews Hotels, Folse served as associate director of sales at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa in San Diego and as the national sales manager for the opening of Loews New Orleans. Folse has held additional managerial positions at both the J.W. Marriott and Hotel Monaco in New Orleans.
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