There’s certainly no shortage of amazing places to hold your destination wedding, but there are several reasons why New Orleans should be on the top of your list.
It’s no secret that over the past few years, New Orleans has become something of a Mecca for couples looking to elope and get married, and it’s no wonder. The art, the culture, the cuisine, the classic luxury, and the climate all combine to form one of the best destination spots for romantic getaways and beautiful ceremonies.
So what does the city have to offer? You’re in for a treat.
Let us show you why New Orleans has quickly become one of the hottest spots in the country for couples looking to tie the knot!
Magnificent Accommodation Options
When it comes to New Orleans, you’re looking at some of the finest hotels you could possibly ask for. Many of them have renovated and crafted their space specifically for wedding ceremonies, so on top of luxury accommodations, you have ball rooms, dining rooms, photography settings, and more right there in one building.
Often hotels in New Orleans come equipped with romantic balconies that overlook the city or the bay, aesthetic gardens perfect for ceremonies or photo shoots, great proximity to parks, restaurants, chapels, and other crucial wedding services, and knowledgeable staff who will work hard to ensure that your stay is a memorable one.
Because so many hotels in the area are used to hosting wedding services and parties, the staff are already familiar with working in tandem with local caterers, photographers, officiants, and wedding coordinators, to create a seamless professional experience that you can’t really get anywhere else.
World Class Restaurants and Catering
New Orleans has come to be synonymous with great food. The unique mixture of cultures, traditional customs, foreign influences, and long history has made the city a veritable hotbed of delicacies and comfort food.
Not only this, because of the influx of couples looking to wed, many of these restaurants do in fact accommodate large gatherings like weddings and even provide amazing catering options with impeccable service.
We’ve highlighted some of our favorite New Orleans restaurants before. Places like the Rum House, Brennan’s, and the Commander’s Palace have become nationally sought-after tourist destinations based on their reputation and food alone. If that doesn’t speak for how wonderful the food in New Orleans is, nothing will.
One of the best parts about the dining in New Orleans is that there is something for everyone.
Looking for an extremely high class experience with French delicacies? Good down south comfort food? The freshest seafood money can buy? Decadent desserts that will have you coming back for more? New Orleans has all of this in spades.
So one of the big reasons so many couples love New Orleans as a place for their destination wedding is, you can always count on the food. Whether you are looking for 5-star wedding catering or a romantic restaurant to have a quiet date, or a fun bar with great night life and food, you can find it here.
Scenic Natural Beauty and Climate
New Orleans has the benefit of being situated on the Gulf Coast, which enjoys magnificent weather at just about all times a year. It can be occasionally humid at the height of summer, so that’s something you might want to take into consideration, but if you’re looking for a paradisiacal getaway in the dead of winter, New Orleans might be calling.
Add to this the lush and attractive gardens and scenic beaches and lakes that are all around the area, and you have the perfect setting for marriage magic. It’s a sightseer and photographer’s dream, as well as an amazing choice for anyone looking for a warm, relatively stable climate at just about any time of the year.
Between the vast Lake Pontchartrain, ferry rides across the Mississippi, and touring the famous Garden District, you can’t do much better than the natural beauty and warm climate of New Orleans. A destination wedding dream!
City Rich in Romanticism and Culture
The food and the weather tie into our final point: New Orleans just simply has that “magic” something that makes it a “romantic” city.
Wherever you turn, beautiful architecture meets quaint cafes and elaborate gardens. Music playing in the streets, festivals and parties year-round, world class dining and fine arts to keep any couple occupied, and possibly some of the most robust night life this side of Vegas.
At any time of the year, you’re guaranteed to find fun events to attend and themes to fit your wedding around. It’s not all about Mardi Gras either. New Orleans enjoys a rich mix of different cultures from all over, including German and Creole. There are many cultural festivals, holiday festivals, art shows, theater showings, and live music to enjoy at all times of the year.
What better way to celebrate your wedding or elopement than to live it up in the heart of New Orleans? There’s truly something for everyone in this city of romance, and that’s perhaps the number one reason why it has become such a huge hotspot for destination weddings. There’s simply no other place like it. For more info on marrying in New Orleans, connect with us! We would be honored to help you navigate the many options!