Pat O’Brien’s is synonymous with dueling pianos in New Orleans.  You practically can’t escape the establishment that is Pat O’s on Bourbon Street, and those hurricanes!  This was our second trip to their sister location, Pat O’s on the River, which is the place to go for a Pat O’Briens Wedding.

Pat O’Briens Wedding – Dueling Pianos

Piano at Pat O'Briens Wedding Venue

Piano at Pat O’s on the River

Pat O’s has a great 3rd floor location right off the river that is perfect for weddings.  With a beautiful room and great patio area, you still get the New Orleans vibe without being totally crammed into Bourbon Street.  And it’s only a couple blocks away, so the after party is on!

The Wedding started as any good wedding in NOLA should, with a second line band.  It honestly never gets old.  Having a brass band march the wedding party from the ceremony to the reception is an amazing way to get the energy up immediately.  Nothing makes you feel like you’re in New Orleans quite like a Second Line.  (Side note, we can actually help you book Second Line entertainment, and don’t forget the permits!).

Reception at Pat O’s

Pat O'Briens Wedding Venue

The Wedding Party and Guests!

This wedding was a blast in part due to the Disney theme.  We had the crowd singing along with all the classics (Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), along with the newer tunes from Frozen and Moana.  We’ve seen quite a few Disney themes – it’s really a lot of fun.  The wedding party also took part in a cake pull, in which they pull charms from the cake that indicate their fortunes.  It’s a great tradition that we never see anywhere except for weddings in the south.

This was also a special night in that they had 4 generations present on both the bride and groom’s side of the family.  Great grandma was the best!!

Dueling Pianos NOLA

If you’re looking for a unique wedding reception and want to avoid the DJ, nothing says New Orleans like dueling pianos at Pat O’Briens.  A Pat O’Briens wedding has to be amazing almost by definition.  And if you’re looking for performers to make this the best reception you’ve ever been to, you can start by clicking here!

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