The Cannery is
mid city's newest event venue.

After renovations, we opened our doors in 2012 with a modern, sleek and open floor plan.

Located just two blocks off of the Carrollton Avenue streetcar line, The Cannery offers secure, off-street parking as well as handicap accessibility.

Imagine walking into a grand foyer with walls splashed in your wedding color palette, your brand’s colors, or a custom design. After passing through the foyer, you’ll enter our expansive ballroom, set up any way you could imagine — from rows of chairs lined up for a motivational speaker to large round tables covered in flowers and bling…

With over 12,000 square feet of space, we can customize our venue to your heart's desire

Contact us about your event

At The Cannery, we offer dozens of different types of events:

  • weddings
  • receptions
  • meetings
  • sit-down dinners
  • cocktail parties
  • luncheons
  • balls
  • holiday parties
  • bar mitzvahs
  • bat mitzvahs
  • showers
  • award ceremonies
  • rehearsal dinners
  • surprise parties
+ anything your mind can envision, we can make come to life.
Contact us to make reservations


Located in the heart of Mid City, The Cannery was built between 1965-1970 and was the warehouse space for the American Can Company until it’s closure in 1988. The American Can Company consisted of a complex of six buildings in total that were designed for the manufacturing of steel cans.

After the American Can Company’s closure, the site sat dormant for 9 years until Pel Hughes Companies purchased the warehouse in 1997 to open a new location for their growing print and direct marketing company. Pel Hughes Companies leased the space to a convention service provider until opening a new business in 2006, Floor de Lis.

Once Pel Hughes Companies realized the space could be better utilized as a venue, The Cannery was born. After renovation, in June 2012 the space that had served so many others was redesigned into a high-tech, modern and luxurious venue.

The Cannery is now a premiere New Orleans wedding and reception venue, and serves other events such as company holiday parties, corporate conferences, business meetings, and luncheons.

Meet the team

Jackie Hughes

Owner of Pel Hughes Companies

Kellie Levy

Director of Sales 

Ashley Dubret

General Manager

Mike Reynolds

Executive Chef Toulouse Gourmet 

Dawn Schilling

Catering Sales

Laurie Mascair

Cannery Kitchen Manager & Production

Terry Wilson

Cannery Kitchen Production

Barbara Bacharach

Event Manager

Michael Perez

Event Production

Melissa Aucoin

Sales Manager

Stephany Kippers

Event Coordinator + Office Assistant

Jessica Burke

Social Media Manager

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Anything your mind can envision, we can make come to life.