While there are certainly any number of amazing places to get eloped all over the country, New Orleans is still by far one of the best locations for couples looking for small wedding packages that focus more on excitement and romance than anything else.
If you have been thinking about where to get eloped, there’s a brand new opportunity awaiting couples looking for a meaningful, romantic experience. We’re happy to offer the #1 small wedding package in New Orleans that is sure to meet all of your needs and provide you with an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience.
What is a Small Wedding Anyway?
This can be somewhat hard to define because everyone has different opinions on what a “small” event is, but when talking about a small wedding or elopement, it usually refers to an intimate venue and only a couple dozen guests at most.
You might be wondering if this is the kind of ceremony that is right for you. Aren’t weddings supposed to be these giant, grand events?
This is where you want to take stock of what a wedding or elopement means for you. A smaller, more intimate event affords more intimacy and focus on you and your partner rather than a bunch of extra goings-on.
In fact, these are the perfect celebrations of romance that take some of the stress and frustration of wedding planning away from the couple and allow them to feel happier and more at ease, which is a gift unto itself.
A small wedding is perfect for couples who don’t have large families or who are more concerned with a true romantic celebration rather than a stuffy ceremony.
One of the other aspects of these weddings that couples love is the freedom to customize them how they see fit. Your small wedding package is just the start to an amazing event that you can tailor depending on your interests. You can easily bar-hop, visit certain five-star restaurants, arrange a cruise, or do just about anything while using your New Orleans elopement package as a “launchpad.”
The customization aspect of an intimate wedding is what couples love perhaps most of all. The freedom to run around the city, visiting historic locations, eating great food, and in general having a romantic adventure with the person you love without worrying about if all the decorations will arrive on time or if all of your guests will like the menu you prepared.
If you think a smaller style ceremony is right for you, it’s important to handle it right. While there is certainly much less planning involved on the part of the couple, you still want to put a little forethought into the experience with the help of a professional elopement planner. With the help of an elopement service like Ibay Photography, you can better structure your day and remove all of the hassle of thinking about how the ceremony is supposed to go. If you have ever wanted to take your partner’s hand and simply say, “let’s just get married,” and do it in style, this is the package for you.
“Let’s Just Get Married”
What if you want to completely forgo all of the trappings of average weddings and really go all in at a brand new and lavish hotel in the heart of downtown New Orleans? This is exactly the kind of perspective that went into crafting this new small wedding package.
What are couples really looking for out of a destination elopement? An amazing package would have to truly treat the couple to an exquisite time without being stuffy or overwhelming. This new hotel, situated only two blocks from the historic French Quarter (right on the famous Streetcar line!) had to be the centerpiece to host such a perfect experience.
The expansive and stunning Residence Inn by Marriott is under 1 year old and shines with visual appeal and quality amenities. It represents everything the city of New Orleans has to offer in terms of luxury, proximity to fine dining and entertainment, walkability, and professional staff waiting to assist with all of the details of your wedding.
While there is certainly no shortage of beautiful places throughout New Orleans to hold a wedding ceremony or elopement, this hotel truly has it all. This new locale actually stands out among other hotels in the area for two special reasons which are both relevant for couples who want a top notch experience.
First, the Residence Inn by Marriott features an array of beautiful balconies, the perfect setting for wedding photos that you won’t be able to take your eyes off of.
New Orleans as a whole is somewhat known for its attractive balconies and terraces, which pepper the many unique and elegantly structured buildings throughout the city. That element has not been lost here, as this hotel features balconies large enough to hold an actual ceremony on! For couples looking for a simple and streamlined ceremony that’s minimal and classy, this hotel has the perfect setting.
Another great perk of this hotel which only adds to its value as a small wedding package gem, are the size of its rooms. New Orleans is no stranger to luxurious hotels that come packed with features and amenities, but due to the age of many of the buildings, it can be difficult to find large hotel rooms at times.
That is not the case here, as this brand new hotel features an array of oversized suites perfect for couples who really want to get away from it all for a few days and not have to concern themselves about feeling cramped or cooped up in case the weather turns sour. In fact, you may not even want to leave!
With a state of the art recreation facility, fine dining all around, and gorgeous suites that any couple would find delightful, this hotel makes for a perfect “let’s just get married” kind of atmosphere.
Hear what a recent couple who married at the Residence Inn - New Orleans had to say:
"From the very beginning, Leslie and Marcia were so easy to work with and put our nerves at ease. When we were about a week out from the wedding, a hurricane was forming in the Gulf and we were concerned that the wedding would have to be cancelled. Both Leslie and Marcia checked in with us regularly that week to discuss the storm updates and check on how we were feeling about everything. Thankfully the storm passed us and we were able to move forward with everything! Leslie and Marcia showed up early to decorate and truly did a fantastic job. The view from our suite balcony was already beautiful, but their attention to detail with the decorations really made it special. Although we did not work with the pastry chef or the florist directly, we were very impressed with their work. The bouquet and boutonnière were incredible and the cake was not only beautiful, but tasty too! Marcia did a wonderful job coaching us and it shows in our pictures. We are just obsessed with them! We honestly could not have been any happier with the way everything turned out and are so thankful to be able to work with such a wonderful team". J. Radell
Advantages of a Small Wedding in New Orleans
The romance and convenience of a small wedding can sound like a dream come true, and with the right package providing a solid foundation, there's no question that you're in for an amazing experience.
If this elopement-style wedding ceremony sounds like the perfect match for you, you may be wondering if New Orleans specifically is what you're looking for out of a destination. What is it about this city that is so appealing for couples and what are the actual benefits to a wedding package here compared to anywhere else in the country?
The Small New Orleans Wedding Experience
New Orleans is simply a magical place that couples the world over seem to fall in love with. There's a reason why it has become to elopement destination of choice for so many - its irresistible amenities, rich culture and history, warm hospitality, artsy aesthetic, and abundance of restaurants, bars, parks, and other elopement-friendly venues make this city perfect for getting married.
Interested in taking advantage of the best New Orleans has to offer for couples who want a beautiful, intimate wedding experience? Our new package is sure to meet your needs. Get in touch with me at info@elopetonola for more information on this special Small Wedding Package!