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Elope to New Orleans

If you’ve ever made a visit down to the Big Easy, you know what a magical place it is. As soon as you land in this city, you can feel the life and vibrancy emanate from every direction, And, if you’re considering a New Orleans elopement, we probably know why: moss-covered oaks, intimate jazz clubs and an air of history that makes this city seem mysterious but oh-so-intriguing. Our New Orleans elopement packages capture the essence of this great destination.

Places to elope in New Orleans
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City Park

City Park

City Park is one of the oldest urban parks in the country. This 1300-acre park is filled with ancient oaks...

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Audubon Park

Audubon Park

Home of The Tree of Life, and nuzzled up to the Mississippi River, Audubon Park is a favorite destination spot...

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Jackson Square

Jackson Square

Originally known in the 18th century as “place d’Armes,” and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans...

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Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley is a historical niche folded into the French Quarter. This paved little charm is the culprit of history,...

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Court of Two Sisters

Court of Two Sisters

We know you love the history of the French Quarter so why not do your elopement in a spot that...

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Pharmacy Museum

Pharmacy Museum

This spot is for history lovers! Originally the storefront to the nation’s first Pharmacist Louis J. Dufilho Jr, The Pharmacy...

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Oak Alley - Audubon Park

Oak Alley - Audubon Park

Audubon Park is a favorite destination spot of NOLA locals, specifically Oak Alley! Beautiful oak trees adorn the area, making...

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New Orleans Elopement Packages

Our New Orleans elopement packages are designed to give you a wedding that’s hassle-free and beautiful; customized to give you the experience you’ve always wanted. If you have any questions about eloping in New Orleans, click the button below and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

Seed

Seed

  • Officiation services Personalization of vows
  • Enactment of ceremony
    Advice on obtaining wedding license
  • Advice on ceremony locations
Starting at

$400

Sprout

Sprout

  • Everything from the
    SEED PACKAGE
  • Photography of ceremony
    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)
  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images
    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)
Starting at

$800

Bloom

Bloom

  • Everything from the
    SPROUT PACKAGE
  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing
    Delivery of flowers
Starting at

$1,050

Oasis

Oasis

  • Everything from the
    BLOOM PACKAGE
  • 2 Hours Total of Photography
  • Hair & Makeup for One Person
    Day of Helper
Starting at

$1,975

Experiences

Urban Wildflower Package

Looking for something a little more exotic? Check out our adventure elopement package!

Imagine the ultimate Big Easy elopement experience: tying the knot at an iconic New Orleans location, grabbing photos at historic spots around the city, and then celebrating your marriage with a Second Line parade throughout the French Quarter – complete with a live marching band! With our New Orleans Urban Wildflower Package, you can have a beautiful ceremony, then choose nearby iconic locations around the city for photos before meeting your band in the French Quarter for the parade. This package also includes:

  • Personalized officiation services
  • Up to 4 hours of photography
  • Your choice of several favorite recommended city spots
  • Personal, customized adventure planning and consultation
  • Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
  • Transportation between your chosen locations
  • Your own Second Line and pictures through the French Quarter
  • Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered within 5 weeks or less after ceremony

*It’s important to note that this does not include a permit for Jackson Square, but can be added for an additional fee.

Package Price

$4,400

Add-Ons

you can optionally add any of the following services to your package:


Flowers

Flowers

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More Photography

More Photography

$350/HR
Expect an extra week of editing for every additional hour of photography!

Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$360

Engagement Shoot

Engagement Shoot

$450

Violin & Guitar

Violin & Guitar

$250

How do I elope legally in New Orleans?

New Orleans is unique in that it has parishes in replacement of city halls. In addition, the city has specific requirements on how to obtain your marriage license that is very unique to the city. To apply, you must both have a copy of identification – such as a driver’s license, military ID or valid passport, and you must both be in attendance. You’ll also need to provide your social security number, but do not need to bring your Social Security card with you. If you have previously been divorced you must have a copy of your valid divorce decree.

There is a 24-hour waiting period, but this can be waived for any out-of-state residents that obtain a judicial waiver. We can easily supply you with a waiver to the mandatory waiting period between when you get your license and hold your ceremony – just ask us! You’ll also need to have two witnesses in attendance at your ceremony to make it legal. If you’ve hired a photographer, good news: they can serve as one of your witnesses!

 

Where can I elope in New Orleans?

It’s so important to find a venue that is in line with what you seek when you imagine eloping in New Orleans, and with so many quintessential spots, it can be hard making a decision on where in New Orleans you’d like to plan your elopement. With their moss-covered oak trees, charming bridges, and beautiful fountains, both City Park and Audubon Park both pack in some serious charm for your big day.

We also love the historic, colorful alleyways of Pirate Alley – a historical niche folded into the French Quarter – as well as the endless spirit of Jackson Square, a top tourist destination with an iconic backdrop that will have onlookers applauding as you say “I do.” New Orleans is a city brimming with hidden spots for a celebration, so the sky is truly the limit.

When is the best time of year to elope in New Orleans?

We love New Orleans elopements all times of the year, though each season definitely offers a specific, unique vibe. Winters here are mild, and the temperate weather is perfect for anyone considering an outdoor elopement. Similarly, early spring offers beautiful scenery and comfortable temps for a wedding ceremony. One important thing to note is that storm season in New Orleans lasts from June until November, so if you’re nervous about rain or inclement weather interrupting your elopement, we definitely recommend planning for the months of December until May.

 

What time of day should I plan my New Orleans elopement?

Perfect lighting doesn’t just happen at any old time of the day: mid-afternoon not can get hot and muggy, and the direct lighting can create harsh shadows and sharp lighting, so we recommend holding your ceremony early to mid-morning or early evening that will ensure soft lighting, which is most complementary for portraits. If you’re able, we recommend planning your elopement in the morning prior to 11am or after 3:30pm for best lighting.

 

How far in advance should I start planning my New Orleans elopement?

We get this question all of the time! While our usual planning window is three to nine months in advance of the ceremony date, we’ve planned with as little notice as five days! The most important factor is ensuring that you have a plan in place to get your marriage license and everything else can fall into place. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have when eloping to New Orleans. We’re here to help!

Article written by

Janessa White

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot. She feels her happiest when building - teams, programs, ideas
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Traditional weddings are incredibly expensive and can take years to plan. When couples choose to elope, their ceremonies can be planned quickly at a fraction of the cost. But don’t take our word for it!

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Thank you so much for making our day so special and worry free! I feel like I wouldn’t have been so in tune with the moment if we went the traditional route, with all those stressors involved. Thank you for taking care of everything! We truly had the best day of our lives and we are so, so thankful!

- Leslie and Zak

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This was the best experience. There was constant communication which I loved, and everything felt very personal. Thank you!

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Thank you to all who made our day so magical!!! All of your hard work is and will always be gratefully appreciated!!

- Candace and Evan

Thank you so much for helping us to get married during these crazy times. We loved our day and we are so very thankful for Simply Eloped’s help in making our dream ceremony come true!

- Mollie and Larron

The ceremony was so perfect the traditional one I was going to have in a few years is never going to happen now. I thought this experience would be like an appetizer and I could have dinner later, but you girls served the whole meal and I couldn’t be happier.

- Kieara and Blake

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