Private Event Rentals

Various indoor/outdoor French Market properties are available for weddings, fundraisers, corporate receptions, and private parties. As each private event is unique, we request that you fill out an application to begin the process. Please complete the digital French Market Event Application. Upon receipt of your completed application our event team will contact you within (7) business days.

For questions email Jeremy Smith at

The Farmers and Flea Market Pavilions are available for rent from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., with access allotted at 6 p.m. for setup,  and clean up allotted until 4 a.m. Events must end by 1 a.m. No access is allowed before 6 p.m. and all of the event decorations, equipment, and rentals must be removed by 4 a.m. the following day to allow for French Market Corporation to clean and clear the area for 7 a.m. arrival of vendors. NO EXCEPTIONS.  The rate is $5,000. Effective February 1, 2013.  Event must be confirmed 90 days prior for this rental due to notice required to vendors.

Filming & Still Photography in the French Market District

Please complete the digital Commercial Filming and Photography Application.  Upon receipt of your completed application our event team will contact you within (7) business days. We request that production companies allot at least 30 days notice for any of the above, as most projects first require City of New Orleans permission BEFORE the French Market Corporation can offer our properties for filming.

****Please note—the French Market Corporation works hand in hand with the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy regarding film and special event permitting. We cannot solely give permission for certain special event and film projects, depending on timeframe, scope, and community impact.****

One-time Group Performances

For one-time group performances (school bands, church choirs, etc.), please fill out the digital French Market Group Performance Application. Once the application has been received, you will be contacted to discuss the details of your groups performance.  Please review the City of New Orleans Noise Ordinance that your group must comply with.

Non-Musical Performances at the French Market

We are currently not accepting Non-Musical Performance applications.

  • Non-musical performance is a presentation by any group with more than one member that does not involve live music.

Cooking Demonstrations

Our new French Market Fare Stage is the perfect place for cooking demonstrations. We offer use of a professional cooking demonstration table and can provide audio/speaker set up. Fill out the French Market Fare Stage Request Form then email it to Jeremy Smith. Once the application has been received a demonstration can be scheduled.

Community Donation Request Form

The French Market Corporation is proud to be an integral part of our community. Please complete the digital Community Donation Request Form. Once your request form is received a member of our Marketing team will contact you within (7) business days.  Donations are limited to 50 reusable French Market bags.


Festival Food Vendor and Musician Database Registration

Please click here to add yourself to our festival food vendor or musician database

Note: The above Festival Food Vendor and Musician Database Registration form is not a festival application or an invitation to provide services.  The information collected by the form will be used to notify vendors that an application opportunity will occur.




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