Few places capture your heart the moment you set eyes of them; New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre is one of them. Originally built in 1927, the venue offers a rich, time-honored history, local residents have enjoyed for almost 100 years. The atmospheric theatre, designed by Emile Weil, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was originally built to recall an Italian Baroque courtyard, with over 150 lights in the ceiling of the theatre, arranged in the shape of constellations of the night sky. The theatre also utilizes special effects to project moving clouds, sunrises and sunsets across the theatre’s interior, leaving those who experience with the illusion of an exquisite Italian alfresco experience.
After Hurricane Katrina’s devastating blow, the theatre reopened in late 2013 having completed a $53 million dollar renovation, restoring this gem to its original beauty and charm. Today, the interior design reflects a magnificent 15th Century Italian courtyard and gardens, with arched surroundings, columns and decorative moldings. This spectacular setting is ideally located on New Orleans’ famous Canal Street, is perfectly suited for exclusive, private dinners; up to 600 guests under the blue domed “sky” ceiling, complete with twinkling lights, magical interior panoramas and lasting memories.
Let the AlliedPRA New Orleans team create your special event in this garden-like Florentine masterpiece. Contact PillowMINT today to find out how.