Windsor Court Hotel - NOLA

A Symphony of Romance in the Heart of New Orleans

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October 5, 2023
Words by Anthony Stein
Photos courtesy of Windsor Court Hotel

In a world where romance often seems like a forgotten art, New Orleans beckons many couples with its one-of-a-kind blend of old-world charm and vibrant modernity. Nestled within this magical city is the Windsor Court Hotel – a lavish and sophisticated haven that caters not only to the romantic at heart, but also those seeking unforgettable destination weddings in the Big Easy. With its timeless allure, exquisite event spaces, and luxurious offerings, this hotel stands as a testament to the enduring charm of New Orleans’ indelible spirit.

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Where Elegance Meets Imagination

Located in the heart of New Orleans, adjacent to the French Quarter, the Windsor Court Hotel is more than just a place to lay one’s head—it is an embodiment of a bygone era. Stepping through its doors is like stepping back in time, where cobblestone streets, gas lamps, and centuries-old architecture frame a world teeming with possibility. As if inspired by a romance novel, this hotel sets the stage for unforgettable memories.

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Enchanting Event Spaces 

For couples seeking a wedding or event venue that encapsulates luxury, the Windsor Court Hotel’s event spaces are nothing short of magnificent. Couples will lose themselves within the stunning courtyard adorned with lush foliage and majestic fountain. This iconic hotel provides the perfect backdrop for intimate ceremonies and receptions. With every step on the cobbled paths, echoes of the past can be heard as future couples embark on their journey. 

Palatial Presidential Suite

Moreover, the hotel’s new James J. Coleman Jr. Presidential Suite redefines extravagance and sophistication. From the private balcony 22 stories up, couples can get lost in the panoramic views of the city and its vibrant revelry. The suite’s spaciousness and lavish decor (complete with baby grand piano, oversized butler’s pantry and private library) this two-bedroom, 2780 square foot suite feels more like home than a hotel room.

Culinary Crescendo: Grill Room and Polo Club

In a city known for its culinary prowess, the Windsor Court Hotel rises to the occasion with its delicious dining. The Grill Room is a foodie’s paradise, where the rich heritage of Creole cuisine collides with contemporary gastronomy. Every dish is a masterpiece, a celebration of culture and flavors that are representative of every item on the menu.

At The Polo Club, music permeates through the space, carrying the energy of New Orleans’ along with it. The dulcet tones of jazz and the seductive sway of rhythm blend together, creating an evening full of entertainment and memorable moments. As couples share uniquely New Orleans cocktails like a Sazerac or Pimms Cup, they are reminded that romance is not merely a word, but a melody of the heart.

Afternoon Tea: A Windsor Court Tradition

One can’t-miss experience at Windsor Court Hotel is afternoon tea served at Le Salon. Delicate tea sandwiches, homemade scones and mouth-watering desserts are served alongside a selection of freshly brewed teas. You’ll be carried away with the soft sounds of the pianist serenading you just feet away.

Savoring the City: Beyond the Hotel

Beyond the walls of the Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans offers a treasure trove of experiences. The Sazerac House, a temple to the iconic cocktail, invites couples to toast to their love story while immersing themselves in the history and craftsmanship behind the libations that have warmed countless hearts.

Culinary Delights: From Sunrise to Sunset

For breakfast, couples can indulge in the quintessential charm of the Ruby Slipper Café. With its hearty Southern fare and unpretentious atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to start the day with comfort and joy.

Come evening, the Palace Café presents a fanciful fusion of contemporary culinary delights and classic New Orleans flavors. It’s not just a meal; it’s an experience. 

For a dinner that’s nothing short of magical, Arnaud’s stands as a testament to time-honored elegance. Its storied history and sumptuous Creole cuisine create an environment and experience that’s both intimate and regal. The many lavish event spaces within Arnaud’s are a dream come true for those seeking a destination wedding event with grandeur.

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A City That Never Sleeps

Vue Orleans, a vantage point like no other, grants couples a breathtaking panorama of the city’s skyline. As they stand hand in hand, gazing at the horizon painted with hues of gold and rose, time seems to pause, allowing them to savor the moment before them.

Taking up a show at the acclaimed Preservation Hall will provide an experience that is the essence of this unique and wonderful destination. Sitting so close you can feel the rhythm and passion of each performer as they expose their talent is what makes this city one-of-a-kind.

Unwind and De-stress

One stand-out at Windsor Court Hotel is the spa. With a full array of treatments and luxury amenities like sumptuous Italian robes, the peaceful surroundings will calm your nerves the moment you walk through the door.  Wedding parties can enjoy facials, pedicures, manicures and massage services on-site. 

Crowning Glory: Creating Everlasting Memories

In a city where passion and allure are woven into its very fabric, the Windsor Court Hotel stands as a beacon of romance and celebration. It’s a place where love stories are etched into the walls, where whispered promises are carried on a breeze, and where every moment is cherished and revered.

New Orleans, with its timeless charm, its culinary uniqueness, and its enchanting locales, serves as the ultimate destination for couples seeking to celebrate love in all its splendor. As the city’s heart beats to the rhythm of jazz and the melodies of desire,  it invites lovers to step into a world where elegance and emotion intertwine, creating an orchestra of romance that will resonate forever.

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