The Starlight

817 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 150 people

About The Starlight

In the heart of the French Quarter, this historic 1779 Creole cottage embodies authentic New Orleans charm. The second floor balcony venue consists of The Dauphine room, The Toulouse room and The Bourbon room. All 3 are connected and accessed by a spiral wood staircase that leads to the landing. 12' ceilings, fireplaces, original wood floors and chandelier medallions. Each room can be closed off with our 10' solid wood doors to create 2 or 3 distinct reception spaces for smaller parties or break out rooms for corporate events. If left open the multi room space is an elegant setting for everything from cocktail and hors d'oeuvres receptions to corporate parties to post-wedding reception dance parties. A venue buyout for both the main floor parlor venue and the second floor balcony venue is available. 2-3 hour Food and beverage packages range from $25/person - $125/person. Corporate cocktail happy hours upstairs are also welcome in the main bar. All-inclusive bar packages, hosted consumption tabs and cash bar options are available. DJ, live band or other form of entertainment can be booked through the venue. Our in-house caterer is unique, delicious and good value, outside caterers ok if you have preferences. Call or email for more information and quotes.

Package Pricing

Starlight Corporate Holiday receptions
Attendees: 10-180 | $25 - $100 /event
Pricing for all event types
Starlight Food and Beverage Reception Packages
Attendees: 10-150 | $25 - $100 /person
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

The Firehouse
The Firehouse


Wedding - An Eventective User from Monroe , Louisiana

Linda and her staff went above and beyond for my wedding day. Communication was never a problem during the entire process. Responses to my questions were given within 24 hours unless communicated by her beforehand when she will be out of service. We had a small problem come about and she went ABOVE AND BEYOND TO FIX IT. Adding services to our package at no charge. You can’t ask for more then someone who genuinely cares in that way! I was amazed at the set up when I showed up day of. The rooms are beautiful themselves however they added extra details which made it all come together. The food Is delicious and was displayed at such an elegant fashion. The drinks were top shelf. I went in with no expectations due to being out of town and not knowing how this venue operates but was taken back from the moment I stepped in. Honestly, I have nothing but great things to say about this venue. If you feel lead to step out and do a non traditional wedding you won’t be disappointed. I will suggest keeping the guest list at about 60-70. It was perfect for us but, anymore and we would have felt on top of each other. If your looking for a small intimate New Orleans style wedding I recommend The Starlight Lounge!

A great venue to host a reception - An Eventective User

We held a reception at the Starlight on Saturday October 26th. Linda Novak was great to work with. Since I do not live in New Orleans, I had to discuss my plans and work through the details with Linda via phone calls and email. She was great to work with and made everything happen very smoothly. Jenny was assigned to manage and bar tend our event. She did an exceptional job. I was concerned about and kept checking on the details, but Jenny and Linda were way ahead of me. They communicated and worked with our caterers beautifully. Our guests were all impressed with the quaint Creole feel. I believe we hosted approximately 60 - 70 very comfortably. Thanks to Linda and Jenny for an exceptional event !!

Welcome Party for a 60th Birthday celebration - An Eventective User from Savannah , Ga

Had a cocktail party here for a friends 60th Birthday. Not only was it quintessential New Orleans...we had all been there numerous times when it was Petunias...but Linda and the staff were incredible! Our guests had a great time and the only reason we did not carry the night out there was because it was booked for another event right behind us. Great experience and we are so happy to have chosen the Starlight to welcome all of our friends the NOLA. Wow! Can’t say enough.

Perfect space for an event! - An Eventective User

The venue is stunning! It is the perfect location if you are looking for somewhere with character and a bit of New Orleans charm. Linda and Tyler were both amazing and very accommodating to specific requests and last minute changes. The staff at this location go above and beyond. Definitely recommend this venue for an event!

Perfect for Small, Intimate Wedding Ceremony! - An Eventective User

Fantastic experience and exactly what we were looking for with a small group (8 people total). The staff was on-time, knowledgeable about paperwork, and always communicated back with us. The location was amazing- right off the French Quarter- and had some great photo opportunities. We included hors d'oeuvres and a cake and they both exceeded our expectations. Absolutely would recommend Starlight for couples seeking the "vibe" of New Orleans but on a small, intimate scale!

Fundraiser - An Eventective User from French Quarter

The starlight is an amazing venue… Exactly what you would expect in the French quarter in NOLA . The service is impeccable, ambience charming, the drinks exciting and the food delightful. Oh wonderful venue for any event or any evening.

The Starlight - An Eventective User from NEW ORLEANS, LA

The Starlight is pure magic. The venue is stunning, enough old charm reminiscent of New Orleans. The venue exudes sexy coziness that evokes natural and easy conversation. The acoustics are great, so you don't have to scream to be heard, which makes ifor comfortable conversations. The passed appetizers were special and hot, and the downstairs bar is the perfect French Quarter place to enjoy an event. Every room, on both floors sets a mood and promote comfort and mingling. The host, Linda Novak, has a terrific sense of what works and she takes great care to oversee and make sure the guests and hosts have what they need for a perfect event.

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 150
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 5
  • Special Features: Second floor balcony, covered courtyard, piano, in-house caterer available but not required to book the venue. Full venue buyout of both floors available.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 4