We LOVE visiting New Orleans. A city packed with culture, history, a food scene to die for, southern hospitality and quite a bit of mystery. Here are some of our wish list wedding locations in this history- rich, vibrant city!
Southern Oaks Plantation:
Always dreamed of being a southern bell on your wedding day? This gorgeous Antebellum- style mansion located on a plantation in the heart of New Orleans is dripping with romance and screaming, "magical fairytale" wedding.
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Hey Boho Bride, this one is for you:
If you've ever been to New Orleans, surely the European architecture and creole influence made your heart skip a beat. In the Lower Garden District, where food, cocktails and music collide to create an "other" worldy vibe, you'll feel like a New Orleans local. Previously what would be a mid-century middle class home, this three brick building venue, located on the Mississippi River encloses a private garden area. The hand picked antique furniture gives you an instant feel of modern New Orleans, steeping in history with original bannisters and 150-200 year old French tile.
For one weekend, live your life as if you're a New Orleans native. Slide your hand down the wearing banister to leave your mark of history and love .
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
The Orleans Ballroom overlooks one of New Oreleans most famous landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral. The grandest ballroom in the city, it dates back to 1817: This ballroom politely screams French elegance. Host a ball, quite literally, with the style and vibes of the French Quarter seeping into your grand reception.
Bonus: This boutique hotel can double as your accommodations.
Marigny Opera House
This historic site has long been admired for its beautiful architecture, since its inception in the 1840s. Transform this modern "Church of the Arts" into your dream wedding venue. Originally constructed as a German Catholic church, the grandeur of the architecture, white stone walls with beautiful tile floors lay the perfect ground work for a fine art destination wedding. Most notably, Solange was recently tied the knot here!
Looking for a venue with New Orleans Spanish influence? Look no further! Il Mercato boasts all things spanish architecture and style. Originally designed as a city marketplace, the outdoor courtyard is the perfect location for an outdoor ceremony, with a breathtaking colonial Spanish building as the backdrop.
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
Calling all history buffs!! This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is the pharmacy location of America's first licensed pharmacist, Louis J Dufilho, JR.
Complete your ceremony with a New Orleans parade with a brass band through the streets. We don't think there's anything more New Orleans and celebratory than dancing through the streets with your own brass band!
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