Once a separate city, the Carrollton neighborhood sits just west of Uptown. Oak-lined Carrollton Street, the last stop for the St. Charles Streetcar, extends northward from the Riverbend shopping area. Along the way, it intersects charming side streets that are home to students and faculty from nearby Tulane and Loyola. Especially along Maple and Oak Streets, Carrollton event venues share this quiet, mixed-use neighborhood with trendy little eateries, coffee shops, charming hotels and locally owned businesses.
New Orleans International Airport (MSY) serves the Crescent City via 11 domestic and international airlines. Public transit from the airport into Carrollton is available, and a cab ride from the airport runs approximately $33. Once in Carrollton, the green cars of the St. Charles Streetcar line (one-way fare: $1.25) provide quick and easy links between the Riverbend area and downtown New Orleans (CBD).
The largest New Orleans event venues are 15 minutes away in the CBD. The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has over 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space, including 140 meeting rooms, 12 contiguous exhibit halls, two ballrooms and a 4,000-seat theater. Another large event venue near Carrollton, the Louisiana Superdome offers 166,000 square feet of event space and can seat 70,000; the adjacent New Orleans Arena seats 18,000.
Among hotel meeting venues near Carrollton, the 100-room, boutique-style Hampton Inn Garden District Hotel has meeting space for up to 30. The lovely, 17-room Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast on historic St. Charles Avenue can host intimate events for up to 40. Also close, classy Albertine's Tea Room at the elegant, 19-room Columns Hotel is available for small group buyouts.
Nearby Carrollton event venues include multiple spaces on the campus of Tulane University, such as McAlister Auditorium, which has the world's largest self-suspended concrete dome, and can host up to 1,800 for keynotes or annual meetings. Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center has 10 meeting rooms, a lecture hall, a dining room and a ballroom for receptions for 734.
Event venues in Carrollton extend to the local dining scene with the classy Oak Wine Bar. The side room can host 35 people, and the entire restaurant is available for buyouts. Vincent's Italian Cuisine can seat up to 22 in a private room or 100 in a buyout. And for a true taste of local culture, legendary Camellia Grill can serve up their amazing omelets for small, impromptu gatherings.
All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.
New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Approximate taxi fare: $33 USD
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