New Orleans has long been known as a destination for some of life’s big moments. Beautiful architecture, horse-drawn carriages, exquisite cuisine, and European ambiance make New Orleans one of America’s most romantic cities. These four French Quarter hotels are dreamy locations where storybook weddings become reality.
A rare oasis just one block from Bourbon Street, Audubon Cottages is an unparalleled haven where couples wed in private courtyards or poolside. Built in the late 1800s, this historic property has seven private one or two bedroom cottages set in semi-tropical grounds. Some suites have a scenic balcony, a prime location for wedding photos.
Wedding ceremonies up to 30 people can be held in a private cottage courtyard. Or, book all seven cottages and make this property exclusively yours for your wedding weekend. By the pool, your 50 wedding guests will mingle comfortably with outdoor bar and buffet stations.
You will enjoy second-to-none service from their staff, including your own private butler who will assist you throughout your wedding. Audubon Cottages is a truly unique wedding venue for your intimate wedding.
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
On historic Orleans Street, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel resides on a premier location in the French Quarter. At this notable hotel, you and your partner can have a small wedding affair or a grand bash in their many wedding venues.
Home to the oldest ballroom in the city, their Orleans Ballroom has hosted weddings and balls for over two hundred years. Designed in an opulent French style, this grand venue continues to wow wedding guests today. Don’t miss the ballroom’s balcony where you’ll enjoy a picturesque view of the St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square – a wonderful photo opportunity for newlyweds. The Bourbon Orleans Hotel ballroom holds up to 275 guests, a live band, and dance floor.
For smaller events, St. Ann Cottage and Courtyard offers a more intimate setting for a wedding and reception of up to 75 guests. Tucked away in a private location, this venue provides an exclusive experience for the wedding party and attendees.
Hotel Le Marais
On a quiet street in The French Quarter, Hotel Le Marais is an upscale boutique hotel where classic style is blended in a modern way. This chic hotel’s lovely open-air courtyard is the perfect spot for cozy, private wedding. Surrounded by lush landscape, this brick-lined haven features a tranquil pool providing a beautiful atmosphere for the big day. The hotel’s courtyard can hold up to 50 guests along with ample seating and live music.
Graced with a beautiful wrought-iron balcony and a courtyard view, a second floor guest room is reserved for the bride and groom. This picturesque guest room gives newlyweds a prime photography opportunity.
Celebrate the most romantic day of your life in style at Hotel Monteleone. Built in 1886, this legendary hotel has been a family-owned hotel for five generations. Its premier location on Royal Street will put your wedding in the heart of The French Quarter.
Every detail from sophisticated floral design to an expertly handcrafted wedding reception menu, the marvelous staff will manage your wedding to perfection. A dedicated Special Events Manager will oversea every detail ensuring your dream wedding lives up to your expectations.
Your wedding could happen in the grand Queen Anne’s Ballroom or a rooftop reception in the Riverview Room – both stunning venues for your most memorable celebration. A private attendant will assist the newlyweds during the reception. Every couple will have an exclusive photo opportunity by the iconic Hotel Monteleone rooftop sign.
All photos courtesy of Hotel Monteleone and New Orleans Hotel Collection
Exotic cultures, beautiful oceans, and urban places gets Sara Kendall racing to the airport. Sara is just as passionate about photography as she is for traveling, so you will find her writing is paired with her beautifully captured images. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online publications including her long-standing run as a contributing travel writer for The Charlotte Observer.