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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Getting Guests to a NOLA Wedding

Words by New Orleans & Company


A destination wedding can make your dreams come true but planning the finer details can be tricky to do from afar. That’s why we as destination experts are here to assist you every step of the way! New Orleans & Company offers complimentary services to help make planning your New Orleans destination wedding as stress-free as possible! 

Here’s how New Orleans & Company can assist you with getting your wedding guests to New Orleans with ease:


Reserve a Hotel Block For Overnight Stays

Organizing hotel blocks for your wedding guests makes the reservation process seamless and simple. They allow everyone in your group to stay close and celebrate together.

A hotel room block is a group of 10 or more guestrooms per night that a hotel puts on hold specifically for your wedding guests to reserve. The rooms are kept on hold for a certain length of time, and your guests are responsible for making reservations and paying individually for their rooms before the cut-off date.

If you are wondering where to look for the perfect room block for your wedding guests, let us take care of it! By using our complimentary wedding planning service, we’ll contact hotels on your behalf for 10 guestrooms or more and find the perfect block for your needs and budget.


Preparation Makes Travel Easy

You may arrive to your ceremony New Orleans-style, in a streetcar, horse-drawn carriage or even riding a Mardi Gras float.

While your grand entrance is important, so are the transit plans of your wedding guests. From airport travel to group activities, there is a lot to consider when it comes to transportation. So let New Orleans & Company provide recommendations for transportation companies to consider.

A great way to make your guests’ arrival and departure seamless is the use the official Airport Shuttle for the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. There are also dozens of transportation providers that offer airport pickup and drop off service to and from your party’s hotel. You can find them listed in our transportation directory, or let New Orleans & Company help guide you. 

You also should consider how your guests are getting to the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and any other celebration that is planned. Lucky for you – to help with coordination – there are simple, streamlined services available to make getting around New Orleans trouble-free.

Ride services, like Lyft, offer special event codes that let you take care of all your guests’ transportation in advance. Invite your guests to use your specialized code to redeem their ride. Each ride service provides simple “How-To” instructions customized for your event. This makes group transportation seamless and helps the fun-filled weekend go on without a hitch!


Experience New Orleans

First and foremost, your destination wedding is all about your big day. But it’s just as important to savor the city you’re celebrating your love in! Be sure to set aside time for an only-in-New-Orleans experience, for both you and your guests! With so much to see and do, everyone will be eager to explore the Big Easy!

From live music and outstanding food to the iconic sights of the French Quarter, there’s so much that your guests should enjoy while in town. 

Have a morning jazz brunch, a fun night on Frenchmen Street, or a guided swamp tour to commemorate your time spent in New Orleans. Planning out a schedule that includes some New Orleans adventures is sure to excite your wedding guests. This is also the perfect opportunity for you to step away from the excitement and enjoy some rest and relaxation during your wedding weekend!

With our Complimentary Wedding Planning Assistance, your wedding plans are all taken care of and you enjoy your special day to the fullest. Be sure to check out all the incredible New Orleans Wedding Tools available and make your big day in New Orleans a grand event!



Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Todd Coleman (1st); Hannah Pickle (2nd); Paul Broussard (3rd); Zack Smith (4th); Dark Roux Photography (5th)

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