il Mercato New Orleans

il Mercato is dedicated to providing you with an excellent and memorable event experience in historic New Orleans.

Our venue is located in the heart of the Lower Garden District facing Sophie B Wright Park. Built in 1931, Il Mercato is a Spanish colonial style building designed by prominent local architect Sam Stone and originally constructed as a neighborhood market.The 2014 renovation by local restaurateur Joel Dondis added herringbone wood floors, Italianate chandeliers, and a furnished library with banquet seating. The property also features a large private courtyard, perfect for your next event or ceremony.

Il Mercato events are exclusively catered by Joel Catering and Special Events. The expert and efficient staff have a combined 50 years of experience in the food industry and will work with you to coordinate every aspect of your event.

  • Address

    Il Mercato, 1911 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, USA

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  • Corporate or private event
  • Courtyard
  • Historic Venue
  • Meeting Spaces

Room Capacities

Name Reception CapacitySit Down CapacitySquare Feet
il Mercato Interior Reception Capacity: 450 Sit Down Capacity: 225 Square Feet: 5000