Emile Weil, a prominent New Orleans architect, designed The Canal Bank & Trust Building at 210 Baronne Street. Built in 1927, Weil used mahogany trim, Tennessee marble, travertine floors and brass embroidery to line the corridors, and he embellished the façade with limestone statues. Previously, the building housed professional offices and one of the largest banks in the South for almost 90 years. The bank lobby was built to project a sense of grandeur and scale unmatched by any other location in the city. Now, the historic bank lobby, complete with its grand columns and ornate plaster ceiling, is the Capital on Baronne.
The Capital on Baronne is one of the only venues in the downtown area that can seat 300 plus guests for a seated plated dinner all together that is not your typical hotel ballroom. Our luxury property offers the diversity to be able to accommodate up to 700 guests. Our custom floor to ceiling curtains gives you the ability to close the outer lobbies to create a more intimate feel for those groups as small as 100 guests.
Want to host your ceremony with us too no problem. Our custom-built removable walls will help to create two separate spaces. The Capital on Baronne is so much more than your traditional venue! The Capital was built in 1927 originally as Canal Bank by Emile Weil. Weil also build the historical Saenger Theatre just a few blocks away. We have been hosting weddings, parties, and events in New Orleans since 2018 and have received such amazing reviews from our clients. The Capital on Baronne is on the New Orleans National Historical Registry. Let us be part of your story.
Let us introduce you to our team. Michele Adams, Brittani Adams-Perret and Blakley Kymen are the Management Team for The Capital on Baronne. They opened the Capital in January 2018 and are pleased to be one of New Orleans most luxurious event venues. From the historical architecture to our Five Star Chef, Blakley Kymen, your event will be one your guests talk about for years to come. We wanted to give you a little insight into The Capital on Baronne so you can see how we operate behind the scenes. At the Capital on Baronne we are family owned and women operated. That's right our entire management team and executive chef are all women.
Michele and Brittani are a Mother/ Daughter team who have been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. Michele was the Director of Catering for several hotels in the French Quarter, she has consulted for some of the top wedding venues in New Orleans and she and Brittani have owned and operated their wedding consultant business, Unique Weddings in New Orleans, since 2001. Their years of experience means they have thought of it all and they will make sure your event is not only the things dreams are made of but stress free.
Our Executive Chef is Blakley Kymen. Her unique training in French and Italian cuisine coupled with classic New Orleans/Cajun upbringing make for an experience your guests will talk about for years to come. Her local Restaurant Marcello's was name in The 10 Best Restaurant in the New Orleans Warehouse District. Chef's love for events and creativeness means no two events are ever the same. From her creative and beautiful displays to one-of-a-kind dishes your guests are sure to be impressed.
We love our city and our community, and we’re proud to be a part of the history and charm of New Orleans.