Laurenia At Pythian Market


Guest capacity

Up to 175 seated guests

About this venue

Laurenia is housed inside the Pythian Temple which has a history of remarkable local significance. Smith Wendell (S.W.) Green, then one of the most prominent African-American businessmen in New Orleans, commissioned the construction of the Pythian Temple in 1908. The Pythian immediately played an integral part in New Orleans early civil rights movement. It towered over the surrounding neighborhood and became a center of the African American community. Since its inception, The Pythian Temple hosted popular performing groups and African-American carnival balls. The venue led to the formation of the Zulu Parading Club and even housed a popular rooftop bar known as “Piron’s Garden of Joy.” It is said that a young Louis Armstrong first played at The Pythian Temple. Laurenia is named after Smith Wendell (S.W.) Green’s wife. She assisted him in running his business, was a member of the NAACP, and was active in the early struggle for civil rights.

Our event spaces

Laurenia At Pythian Market packages

Micro Weddings in Laurenia

10-50 guests

Peak pricing $7,500

Off-peak pricing $5,000


1/2 hour ceremony 3 hour reception Welcome beer or sparkling wine 3 hour open premium bar Appetizer course 2 manned buffet stations Wedding cake from Bywater Bakery

Available services that can be provided by Laurenia At Pythian Market

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event coordinator
  • Event rentals
  • Event staff
  • Liability insurance
  • On-site accommodations
  • Pet friendly
  • Service staff
  • Set up
  • Wedding cake services
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi


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