When hosting a destination wedding, many couples are opting for more inclusive pre-wedding activities like hosting a welcome reception for all out of town guests instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner. The good news is New Orleans has more than 1,500 restaurants and many other venues to fit your party size and budget. Choose from legendary, century-old establishments, award-winning restaurants run by celebrity chefs, and authentic neighborhood eateries your guests will love. Or cater your event in a museum, a French Quarter Courtyard or a charming bed and breakfast. The most important thing is that everyone has fun and gets a chance to know each other better before the big day. This list will put you in the planning mood.