Romantic, Unique, & Fun Wedding Venues in New Orleans
We’ll come to you – at Parks, Courtyards, or Riverboats
Located between famous St. Charles Avenue and the Mississippi River lie 400 acres of “urban Eden”. There are over four thousand Oak trees in the park providing shade and a quiet respite from the hectic city pace.
The picture (at left – click to enlarge) is at the ‘Lovers Oak’ where two trees were planted close together many years ago and over time the roots have entwined and the trunks joined together to form one great and spreading tree – truly a most memorable location for your wedding.
Old Spanish Fort Gardens
A lovely site on the banks of Bayou St. John, located in a quiet residential area of New Orleans. Many beautiful old Oak trees with Spanish Moss and a small shelter in the event of an unexpected shower.
Louis Armstrong Park (Fee For Large Parties)
Located in downtown New Orleans on famous Rampart Street, this area used to be a gathering place for slaves and was one of the birthplaces of jazz. (Recommended for ‘day use’ only.)
In the heart of New Orleans sits 1,500 beautiful acres including the largest collection of mature live oaks in the world, 8 miles of lagoon, and some very beautiful and inspiring settings for your celebration. Click here for more information.
Note: Specific locations such as the Botanical Gardens, Peristyle, Fountain, etc. do have a fee and should be reserved well in advance. For other locations in City Park, there is no fee.
The Peristyle in City Park is a magnificent Grecian style structure of majestic ionic columns. Four statues of lions stand guard along the lagoon that was once a part of Bayou Metairie. The Peristyle, one of City Park’s oldest structures, was built in 1907, and has been the site of countless weddings, dances, cocktail parties, picnics, luncheons and dinners in this open air pavilion.
New Orleans Gondola
Get wrapped with the magic and allure of the Venetian Gondola, and mix it with the romance and flavor of New Orleans. Experience romance and relaxation aboard the Bella Mae as she glides quietly through City Park’s breathtaking lagoons. Whether you want an intimate cruise for two, or a small group of friends (up to six), you will cherish this memory for years to come. Click here for more information.
French Quarter Courtyard
Usually, if you are staying at a French Quarter Hotel or B&B (Bed and Breakfast) there may be a lovely courtyard for your celebration with no fee or a modest fee. If not, I can arrange for the use of one for your wedding at a reasonable cost.
- The Bombay Club – Located in the French Quarter, it has “Old New Orleans” charm and excellent food. The courtyard is a lovely setting for your wedding. Visit TheBombayClub.com for more information.
- Bayona – Nestled in a 200 year old Creole Cottage in the French Quarter, it has is three distinctly different and unique dining rooms plus a lush courtyard with tropical greenery and gurgling fountain. Truly romantic! Visit Bayona.com for more information.
- Broussards – A world famous New Orleans tradition of excellence since 1920. Three beautiful dining rooms and a large courtyard/patio with a fountain. VisitBroussards.com for more information.
and there are many other wonderful and romantic locations that are free.
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Located in the heart of the French Quarter on North Peters St. this is a hidden Jewel. Historic facade with all modern amenities at the interior. Daytime use only. Plan to visit even if your ceremony is elsewhere.
Located in the heart of the French Quarter is the famous, historic Jackson Square. Usually busy with many tourists and lots of activity. The City of New Orleans requires a permit to conduct your ceremony within Jackson Square – as of January 2014, the permit fee is $250. However, there are nearby locations that do not require a permit or fee – one is Pirates Alley (the walkway beside the cathedral between Jackson Square and Royal Street) and also the Moonwalk Park (the Mississippi River levy parkland in the French Quarter). Click here for more information.
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
It’s a great way to have a unique celebration and you’ll be aboard a movable historic landmark. It’s the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world! Ask me for details or click herefor more information.
The Cajun Swamp exhibit must be seen to be believed and it makes a terrific location for a unique and memorable celebration. Prices vary depending on the number of people.
Imagine the splendor of your wedding aboard a real Mississippi Riverboat—a true Southern Experience! Arrive in a horse drawn carriage, board under a wreath of flowers and journey down the majestic Mississippi river—a beautiful way to begin a glorious marriage!
Plus there are many others to suit a wide variety of expectations and budget.