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If you’re a tourist wondering what the Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Louisiana, are all about, you’ve come to the right place. After reading through this post, you'll understand what Mardi Gras is and why it's held every year. The Basics Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” in French; it’s the day preceding Ash Wednesday. If you’re a practicing Christian, you know that Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season which ends at the start of Easter holidays. During Lent, Christians are supposed to fast and make personal sacrifices, including, for many, avoid diets with lots of fats and meats. “Fat Tuesday” got its name [...]

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by Bourbon Vieux | 3 months ago

Event planning shares a familiar mantra with real estate: location, location, location. The importance of choosing an event center that is well-located cannot be overstated. There is no excuse to throw a cookie-cutter or humdrum event in a city like the Big Easy. The neighborhoods of New Orleans are dripping with character and charm, and none more so than the French Quarter. Proximity to Hotels, Offices, and City Centers Whether you are hosting a wedding, family reunion or celebration, or a corporate event, a location such as the French Quarter will put your event at the head of the pack! It's important to utilize a location that is close to hotels and office buildings that offers [...]

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by Bourbon Vieux | 4 months ago

New Orleans is an incredibly unique and vibrant city which makes it a popular destination for weddings and many other events. Between Mardi Gras, football games, festivals, and conferences and conventions, it can seem close to impossible to find an open weekend for venues, hotels, and vendors during the Spring and Summer. In our humble opinion, October is the most perfect time of year to schedule a wedding in New Orleans. The weather is fantastic, the crowds have thinned out a bit, and hotel blocks and event center reservations are easier to come by. Now, not everyone agrees with our opinion, as many would say that Summer is the most common time of the year to host a New Orleans wedding. In [...]

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by Bourbon Vieux | about 5 months ago

Are you planning a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2019? Wondering what to do to make it an unforgettable experience? We’ve got the answer for you. When people think about Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a few images may pop into their heads: parades, king cake, beads, and Bourbon Street. At Bourbon Vieux, we’ve got all the ingredients to make your Mardi Gras 2019 event unforgettable. You and your friends will enjoy a premium open bar, delicious New Orleans cuisine, and the amazing views and experiences of Bourbon Street! Our large event facility is located in the heart of the French Quarter with a private covered balcony overlooking Bourbon Street. You’ll be sought out by [...]

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by Bourbon Vieux | 7 months ago

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