Known for its vibrant culture, live music scenes and cuisines reflecting the history with French, American and African influences, New Orleans is one of our favorites! Lively bar and bourbon cafes are some of the highlights, but you’ll also have the chance to explore some of the town’s heritage and some well-preserved architecture.
We’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 elopement packages in New Orleans, where you’ll find the prices of the packages and what’s all included. And if you keep reading, you’ll find some beautiful elopement venue ideas and what makes these venues so special!
New Orleans Elopement Packages
1. Simply Eloped
Our top pick for New Orleans Elopements! Their elopement packages are designed to capture the essence of this jazzy city and create an authentic New Orleans experience.
You’ll find 3 hassle free elopement packages with the option of customizing each package – either with extra photography time or some beautiful customized flower arrangements.
(We love the cute nicknames they’ve given each of their packages)
Seed: What’s cool about this package is that it’s not planning out your entire elopement, but rather offering you some coordination and planning services that’ll make your life a lil easier! What’s included: Officiant services, personalization of vows, enactment of the ceremony, advice on obtaining wedding license (super handy) and advice on location venues.
Sprout: Everything from the seed package, photography of ceremony and brief photographs after the ceremony and a digital transfer of your photographs.
Bloom: Everything from the sprout package, plus bouquets and boutonnieres of your choosing (and their delivery), as well as the organization of permits (if they’re required).
Their website: SimplyEloped
2. New Orleans Hotel Collection Package
The New Orleans Hotel Collection is made up of 6 hotels across the city: Bourbon Orleans, Hotel Mazarin, Dauphine Orleans, Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport, Hotel Le Marais and The Whitney Hotel. Opt for this package and you’ll have the option at elopement at any one of these venues that have a rich history, along with a vibrant present.
What’s included in your package: ceremony set up, an officiant, an elopement wedding cake along with a bottle of champagne, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, a photographer and a special on your suits pricing.
Their website: New Orleans Hotel Collection
3. French Quarter Wedding Chapel
The only wedding chapel in the French Quarter and a bonus is that its open 24/7. It’s perfect for couples that are looking for either an outdoor elopement (in the courtyards parks and balconies) or more of a private indoor ceremony.
Your elopement package for the French Quarter Chapel will include: venue hire, an officiant, the option of having up to 15 guests, a violinist (for that traditional New Orleans feel), digital photographs, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, an elopement cake and bottle of champagne
Special features: Half an hour carriage ride and 2 Engraved Crystal Champagne Flutes with 24K Gold Rim Banding are included in the elopement package
Their website: French Quarter
4. Grand Victorian Elopement Package
A quaint bed and breakfast with a true New Orleans feel to it. It was designed and built in 1893 by the famous New Orleans architect, Thomas Sully. Keeping with the olden day feel, you’ll have a beautiful venue with a majestic feel that takes you back to the past.
The intimate elopement destination:
- Accommodations in the Nottoway/Honeymoon suite if available or best substitute for a minimum of 2 nights
- Beautiful Victorian parlor or porte-cochere balcony for a memorable wedding ceremony. Their bed and breakfast is only available as a wedding venue for couples who are renting a room here. There is no venue charge for up to 5 guests/witnesses
The basic elopement package:
An officiant for your ceremony, help with a marriage license, keepsake folio with a signed marriage certificate, printed transcription and an audio recording (CD) of your vows, bridal bouquet, and boutonniere, petite two-tier wedding cake, etc.
Basic packages start at $325.
Their website: Grand Victorian
5. Fleur de Lis Mansion Elopement Packages
You’ll be sure to feel like a real local at Fleur de Lis Mansion. It’s located within walking distance of all of New Orleans main attractions, like Harrah’s Casino, The Warehouse District (which is known for its fine dining), and the National WWII Museum. The hotel scores a perfect 5-star rating, making it a hot spot for elopements.
Just you and me babe elopement package: 30-minute elopement ceremony administered by an officiant, you’ll have a choice from a variety of bridal bouquets and a boutonniere. An elopement cake with a personalized topper and a bottle of champagne form part of the package. The night will be finished off with a romantic dinner for the two of you, on the front porch, along with a candle display and catering. Your package also includes accommodation and continental breakfasts.
Their website: Fleur de Lis Mansion
Why opt for an elopement package?
Elopement packages are exactly the reason you chose to elope in the first place! They can end up saving you a lot of money and time, and they’re designed to provide you with all the essentials when it comes to tying the knot, at one set price. Your basics in an elopement package will include – your ceremony setup, floral arrangements, an officiant and your hair and make-up. More often than not, you’ll be able to find elopement packages that include photographers, and maybe even a venue. If you’re looking for elopement packages that include your venue, it’ll be easier to find your venue first, and then see if they offer any packages.
They’re the perfect option if you’re eloping in a destination you’re not familiar with. Packages provide the management for the bulk of your planning, and all you’ll need to do is show up in your beautiful attire. Most elopement packages come with wedding planners or coordinators who work with local vendors regularity, so there’ll be no need for you to meet different vendors or attend any meetings.
Beautiful New Orleans Elopement Venues
Even if you don’t elope here, you have to give City Park a visit! You’ll find old aged oaks reaching up to the skies, beautiful lush greenery and large open-air spaces that’ll leave you feeling like you’re in a different world! It’s one of the oldest parks in the city and it’s filled with modern art and botanical rose gardens, making this destination exceptionally beautiful and romantic!
New Orleans French Quarter
In the heart of New Orleans, you’ll find the French Quarter, with classic boutiques, beloved antique stores, and artisan cocktails bars. You’ll be teleported to a different century as you explore some old jazz clubs while drinking the finest bourbon.
Vibe: Romantic, mysterious and jazzy!
Eiffel Society is an events venue and lounge that overlooks St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. The building is actually made up of pieces of an old restaurant that was once within the Eiffel tower.
The Tree of Life is one of the oldest oaks in the nation and holds incredible beauty! You’ll find it surrounded by arching moss-covered oaks in Audubon Park, offering a place of absolute stillness.
If you really take exploring seriously, you’ll find the parks best-kept secret, the Meditation Garden. How amazing would it be to say your vows in a secret meditation garden? If you think finding it might be a problem, don’t be shy to ask some of the locals! New Orleans is filled with friendly faces.
Are you excited for your New Orleans elopement yet? Let us know if you’re considering a New Orleans elopement package and where you’d love to elope!
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