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Weddings in New Orleans

Planning a New Orleans Wedding?

You've come to the right place! As 5th-generation New Orleanians, we can help you find just the right location for your wedding day.

An exquisite backdrop for any wedding, New Orleans offers wedding venues from French Quarter courtyards and Garden District mansions to steamboats with live jazz, rooftop garden terraces overlooking New Orleans, and more. Many of our world-famous New Orleans restaurants and boutique hotels are ideal locations to hold your New Orleans wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.

Weddings in New Orleans provides you with everything from the legal requirements for New Orleans weddings to premium wedding packages and venues available throughout New Orleans for your special day. We'll be happy to help you find just the right package, and make recommendations for you based on your preferences. Just send us a request for a quick quote, and you will receive responses from all of our listed venues. We will forward your request to New Orleans wedding venues that we have recommended so they can back to you directly!

Congratulations on your upcoming New Orleans wedding, and if you have any additional questions, please email us!

  • Wedding Venues in New Orleans

    Wedding Venues

    Whether it's saying "I do" under the stars in a beautiful New Orleans courtyard or on the deck of a historic steamboat, New Orleans offers some of the most romantic venues for your wedding and reception, from intimate gatherings of 20 to all-out bonanzas of 2,000 or more. Check out our recommended wedding and rehearsal dinner venues, party rooms, and reception halls. Learn More
  • Wedding Accommodations in New Orleans


    Many of our recommended wedding venues are located in one of New Orleans' many elegant and luxurious hotels. Whether you desire contemporary or traditional accommodations, an opulent bridal suite, or a block of room for guests, there's a New Orleans hotel just right for you. Learn More
  • Wedding Essentials in New Orleans


    Beautifully decorated and award-winning wedding cakes, romantic carriage rides, elegant limousines--all can be part of your special New Orleans wedding! Learn More
  • Wedding Planners

    Wedding Planners

    Many local New Orleans wedding venues also provide full-service wedding planning assistance which can help you with your special day. Many of our wedding planners have been creating unique weddings in New Orleans for over 25 years. Click the links for more info. Learn More

Get a Quick Quote

Weddings in New Orleans would love to help you find everything you need for your special day. Simply click here and complete the form, indicating your preferences and needs. We'll respond by email with recommendations, and forward your email to the wedding and event venues that most closely match your requests!

Marriage Requirements

You do not have to be a resident of Louisiana in order to obtain a LA marriage license. You must be 18 years or older in order to marry without parental consent. If you are between 16 and 18, parents or legal guardians must be present.

Technically, there is a 3-day waiting period from the time you receive your license to the date you can marry. However, a 72-hour waiver can be issued by your officiant. You must make sure your officiant attaches the waiver to your license before returning it to the Clerk of Court's office.

You will need to bring picture IDs, certified copies of your birth certificates, and the Social Security cards of both persons to be wed. Also, if either party has been previously divorced or is a widow or widower, applicable divorce decrees and/or death certificate must be presented.

Either the bride or groom must appear in person in order to apply. The fee for the license is usually around $25-$35, but it varies from parish to parish.

You should contact the parish where you plan to be married for any additional information. Click Here for a list including general information for every parish in the greater New Orleans area.