Crescent City

Uniquely New Orleans Wedding


January 16, 2018
Words by New Orleans & Company
Photos courtesy of


New Orleans is the perfect location for a wedding as unique as the city itself. In the Crescent City, a wedding is more than just a one-day event – it’s a weekend celebration. An incomparable blend of Southern hospitality, world-famous cuisine and vibrant culture will make your special day in New Orleans one you and your guests will never forget.

There is no shortage of extraordinary wedding venues in New Orleans. In addition to more than 900 beautiful churches, the city boasts some of the most impressive and romantic settings for your one-of-a-kind ceremony. Exchange vows beneath the shade of centuries-old live oaks, on a rooftop terrace overlooking the skyline or tucked away in a French Quarter courtyard. Historic plantations and Mississippi riverboats provide an enchanting backdrop for both the ceremony and reception.

Celebrate your wedding weekend with a bridal jazz brunch or a fun night out. Enjoy live music at a Frenchmen Street club or explore the outdoors on a swamp tour. Savor the flavor of New Orleans at your reception with an assortment of mouth-watering regional fare – from jambalaya to seafood gumbo, bread pudding to Bananas Foster. Keep the dance floor rocking with entertainment from a local band. To wrap up your special day, head out in style in a horse-drawn carriage or leading a traditional Second Line.

With more than 1,400 restaurants and a countless number of attractions in the New Orleans metropolitan area, your guests will be eager to make their way to the Big Easy. They can sip café au lait while browsing miles of charming boutiques and antique shops or admiring the work of local artists. Many iconic landmarks are just a short walk through the French Quarter or accessible via streetcar, so getting around is a breeze. With your guests taken care of, get ready to eat, drink and be married!

In a city known for its celebrations, your wedding is sure to be one fantastic party. Plan your wedding in New Orleans – where the good times always roll.

Planning a destination wedding may feel stressful. Luckily the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau offers complimentary planning assistance to all happy couples. The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist with date selection, local vendor suggestions, hotel rooms and more. For more information visit or call 1-800-748-8695.

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Arte De Vie (1st & 3rd) and Studio Tran (2nd).

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