French Quarter Weddings
With its beautiful architecture, centuries old oak trees and European ambiance, New Orleans is often called the “most romantic city in America.”
For those who wish a wedding with all the trimmings, New Orleans offers magnificent churches of every denomination. In addition, there are exquisite antebellum homes, elegant hotels, sumptuous courtyards, parks and pavilions or intimate bed and breakfasts to accommodate every taste, every budget.
Plan your special day – or surprise your sweetie – in the romantic French Quarter.
French Quarter Wedding Chapel
333 Burgundy St.
Wedding ceremonies are tailored to the wedding party’s wishes. Extra amenities include photos, musicians, cake, champagne and video streaming for relatives back home. Theme weddings include Elvis weddings, period costumes and more. If you prefer a Voodoo ceremony, Vampire or Wicca ceremony, these, too, can be arranged. The ordained (non-denominational) ministers from either chapel will meet the bride and groom at any location in the city, including cruise ships.
Marriage licenses can be purchased at any state office building. In New Orleans, the State Office Building at 325 Loyola Avenue was damaged by Katrina.
Mail requests may be sent to:
Louisiana Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
Orleans Parish marriage licenses are being issued at:
Jefferson Parish Health Unit
111 North Causeway Blvd.
For more information about marriage licenses, please visit: www.oph.dhh.state.la.us
If you are a U.S. citizen, bring a valid I.D. in English (a driver’s license, passport or military I.D. will suffice). If you are a Louisiana native, you must bring your birth certificate. If you are from out of state, you can go to a judge’s office (in New Orleans, the state office will suggest a local judge within walking distance) for a birth certificate waiver. There is a 72-hour waiting period in Louisiana. However, in New Orleans this waiting period can be waived by the officiating minister or the presiding judge.
If you are widowed or divorced, you must present official documents verifying your marital status.
Whatever your choice of wedding—the grand affair in a centuries old church with an elegant reception in a hotel ballroom—or the no-frills ceremony with the one you love, consider New Orleans for your wedding and honeymoon. This city’s romantic ambiance is all a couple really needs.