Uniquely New Orleans Weddings

May 01, 2019
Native New Orleanians adored Frank Davis, a television personality distinguished by his tag line, "Naturally N'Awlins." He brought attention to one-of-a-kind places and people that were unique to our fair city. There's no denying the city of New Orleans dances to the beat of her own drum and so will you when you make the decision to marry within her multi-cultural, historically rich walls. Steeped in Creole cool, the Big Easy has many beautiful and unique venues for your big day. You will find historic homes & restaurants with some of the most beautiful, tropical courtyards you've ever seen.

The truth is, when it comes to celebrating in style, there is no place like New Orleans. Bursting with historical beauty, a rich, one-of-a-kind culture and music, and unrivaled wedding venues, this is the most exciting place to be, especially on the most special and significant day of your life. Weddings here are as unforgettable and unique as the city itself, capturing the romance and timeless elegance of historic New Orleans. Romance, after all, has always found its home here and is one of the many reasons that our fair city is a top wedding destination for those who want to live happily ever after.

The Royal Frenchmen Hotel & Bar is the new hot spot steps from New Orleans’ newest hot street for entertainment. It provides a beautiful space for weddings, welcome parties, rehearsal dinners and after parties. The hotel features a gorgeous 1600 square foot courtyard which provides a perfect private space for all events. They have sixteen expertly appointed rooms that can sleep up to 55 guests. The staff works tirelessly to guarantee the space is sparkling with elegance to enhance the quality of your special day. They offer a carefully crafted bar package and work hand-in-hand with their preferred and award winning caterers to meet your every need. Their Director of Sales, Megan Sapp, has been recognized by The Knot as one of the most outstanding Wedding and Catering Coordinators. She will be happy to arrange a visit to their beautiful property to see how it fits into your dream wedding. 700 Frenchmen Street, (504) 619-9660.

The ambience and charm of the lush and centrally located Maison Dupuy with their breathtaking and secluded newly renovated courtyard is the perfect backdrop for an authentic New Orleans wedding and reception. Sample their delicious food, all made fresh in house, and your mouth will confirm what your hearts feel. Further, the Maison Dupuy offers an all-inclusive wedding experience for their guests. Not only could you stay in a lovely first-class corner suite with a wrap-around balcony and wonderful views, but also the wedding and reception could be held there just an elevator ride away, and a team of culinary chefs could organize the reception menu “from soup to nuts!”

Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter, the Maison Dupuy is a charming hotel offering an authentic New Orleans ambience for your wedding and reception. Their newly renovated French Quarter courtyard provides a secluded, breathtaking venue to celebrate the most important day of your life. This beautiful backdrop for your reception can accommodate up to 200 guests, with the option of adding a custom tent to give you the outdoor experience in any weather! As the city's most unique boutique hotel, the culinary staff serves delicious food, all made fresh in house. It beckons you to discover first-class New Orleans event venues and accommodations at their best. Your out of town guests will enjoy the location, just two blocks from Bourbon Street in the heart of the Vieux Carre’. Guests may also enjoy airboat tours, gambling at the casino, cemetery tours, cocktail tours, children’s activities, ghost tours, museums, walking around the French Quarter, and shopping. The central location makes it easy to explore the restaurants, shops and local attractions in the French Quarter before and after your special day. 1001 Toulouse Street, (504) 586-8000.

Lafitte’s Hotel and Lounge is the quintessential French Quarter venue to tie the knot. Constructed in 1849, this mansion offers well-appointed guest rooms, an intimate courtyard, and a stunning fine art gallery. The enchanting location exudes Vieux Carre’ charm and a dedicated staff who will perfectly plan your event and guarantee unforgettable guest experiences. From second line parades down Bourbon Street to candlelit cocktails on their lush patio, you will be delighted with a wedding in this charming boutique hotel with a rich and colorful history. Located at the corner of Bourbon and Saint Philip Street in the residential end of the French Quarter, it gives visitors the perfect jumping off point from which to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Vieux Carre’ with the opportunity to return to their own serene retreat at the end of each day of adventure. Transformed into a hotel in the last century, the mansion now offers fourteen expertly appointed rooms, each enjoying a private bath and many with private balconies. All guest rooms are spacious and uniquely decorated with antiques and art from New Orleans and beyond. The house also has several shared balconies, offering guests gorgeous views of Bourbon Street and downtown New Orleans. 1003 Bourbon Street, (504) 581-2678.

Broussard’s is one of New Orleans dining’s Grande Dames and is the perfect place for rehearsal dinner parties, showers, weddings, and bridal luncheons. It is a scenic and historic setting that reflects our city’s rich culinary tradition. The century old wisteria beside the fountain in their lovely French Quarter courtyard provides the ambience that every couple seeks when planning their wedding events, whether they prefer to order from a menu or serve themselves “reception style” from many uniquely New Orleans choices. 819 Rue Conti, (504) 586-1155.

There are so many unique options in wedding services and venues to consider in New Orleans…What could be more romantic than expressing your love aboard the Steamboat Natchez as the sun sets on the Mighty Mississippi? From single couples to hundreds of guests, this last authentic paddle-wheeler is an icon of New Orleans and offers catering and entertainment options for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, wedding, or reception. Captains can perform the ceremony or you may invite your own. Food is created fresh on board, and full packages include cakes, flowers, photography, entertainment, and more. Breathtaking views of the beautiful city skyline while floating down the Mississippi River make for an exclusive and memorable event for up to 350 guests. (504) 569-1431.

K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen is a legendary French Quarter restaurant serving upscale Cajun and Creole dishes with top-quality service and atmosphere. Upstairs, they have perfect private rooms and balcony with a beautiful view overlooking the French Quarter for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or bridal luncheon. There is an intimate climate-controlled courtyard for dining al fresco that would be perfect for many wedding events. K's Parlor, an enclosed private room on the second floor, can also host parties and other special occasions. Both floors feature an open kitchen where diners can see exactly how each delectable dish is prepared.

Award winning Chef Paul Prudhomme and his wife K opened this restaurant in 1979 and it quickly became a sensation as many customers claimed it was the best Cajun and Creole restaurant in New Orleans. Today the family tradition continues as Executive Chef Paul Miller who was mentored by Chef Paul and his wife, Brenda Prudhomme, the niece of Chef Paul, go to great lengths to ensure the highest quality food. Chef Paul states, "We have three kitchens and a bakery at K-Paul's and the philosophy and commitment to excellence will never change. There are still no freezers in the restaurant and only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality are used. This is why we change our menu daily." 416 Chartres Street, (504) 596-2630.

Washington Artillery Park is comprised of the amphitheater and cannon platform across the street from Jackson Square. It is perfect for small ceremonies and elopements with romantic and iconic views of St Louis Cathedral within the Square and the Mississippi River. It could provide the perfect backdrop for a small wedding. www.frenchmarket.org/eventrentals/ (504) 636-6367.

Since 1893, The Roosevelt has been amassing a tradition and history of hospitality which will make your special day a truly singular experience. Prior to the event, expert wedding professionals will coordinate with you at each stage ensuring your every wish and desire is fulfilled. Event spaces at The Roosevelt reflect the unique character of this landmark New Orleans hotel. From the grandeur of the Waldorf Astoria Ballroom to the casual style of the French Quarter influenced rooftop garden, there is a perfect space for your New Orleans wedding. For guests wishing to be married by means of a traditional Catholic ceremony, The Roosevelt is conveniently located only yards from one of New Orleans' most famous churches, the Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church founded in 1851.

As a landmark in a city with a love affair for food, The Roosevelt offers a standard of catering which is world-class. The passion and skill of the kitchen team combine with Waldorf Astoria's proud heritage of culinary excellence to make your wedding at The Roosevelt a memorable dining experience. Through the years, generations of celebrities, dignitaries and lovers have made their grand entrance in the ornate lobby of The Roosevelt, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It is an iconic destination that blends elegance and romance with refined service and all of the essential elements for your wedding celebration, bridal luncheon or shower, or rehearsal dinner. 130 Roosevelt Way, (800) 925-3673. The legacy of your love begins at Windsor Court Hotel, and they don’t take that lightly. Embellished with Waterford crystal chandeliers, elegant marble archways and one-of-kind artwork, their romantic wedding venues inspire celebrations as timeless as your love itself. From vow exchanges overlooking the New Orleans skyline and champagne toasts on the terrace to first dances shared under the twinkle of our chandeliers, they will ensure every moment of your milestone is magical. Be it an intimate ceremony or an extravagant reception, you’ll find dedicated wedding planners equally at ease. Pair your perfect celebration with customizable catering and award-winning services and you’ll have an affair your guests will remember long after the last dance.

The Windsor Court Hotel ballroom is particularly amazing, punctuated by stunning architectural elements including grand chandeliers, lofty windows and broad river-view terraces. Their event venues go beyond the ordinary while embracing the unique personality and charm New Orleans is known for. Let your vision come to life in 10,000 square feet of beautifully appointed venues, each polished and perfected with a personality of its own. 300 Gravier Street, (855) 264-1283.

How are you planning to arrive in style? New Orleans weddings are Allure Transportation Shuttle and Limo Service’s specialty! They ensure that everything about your wedding day goes smooth and as planned, arriving in style and on time. Their Mercedes Benz Sprinter limousines, Cadillac stretch limousines, Cadillac XTS sedans and Mercedes Benz Sprinter luxury shuttles have the “state of the art” amenities that will make your special day exceptional. They even placed a “bride’s door” in their limousine for easy access and beautiful bridal portraits! Allure Transportation promises to get you to your wedding events with elegance and tender loving care! For the most trusted and professional chauffeured locally owned and operated transportation, call (504) 444-2795.

Tessa Makeup Artistry will ensure that any bride looks her best by serving her before and during her wedding for a flawless appearance all day long. Tessa is a licensed Esthetician as well as a media & bridal makeup artist who has trained at the renowned Award Studio in Burbank, CA and also trained and assisted under makeup artist and developer, Ashley Sievert. She treats each face as a unique canvas and her services include traditional makeup application, HD airbrush makeup, lash application, and even grooming for the Groom! (504) 676-8424.

Consider these lovely options and more to make your special day as unique as the love it celebrates with a French Quarter wedding rich in history, tradition, charm, and elegance. Each location has a story and details that give it a quality all its own. For sweep-you-off-your-feet, over the moon romance, there is a unique gem in our Crescent City to inspire dream-worthy visions of your nuptials.