Louisiana has many beautiful location options for your wedding, whether you're looking for the perfect place close to home to host your Louisiana wedding or you want a destination event to bring far-flung family and friends together. Historic plantations, quaint country cottages and urban New Orleans cultural spots can be found to host your ceremony and reception. Local professionals can arrange guest travel and accommodations, and all the details that go along with planning a special day in the Deep South.
The Louisiana Castle is a popular location for destination weddings, and among locals. This replica of an old Norman Castle is an easy distance from New Orleans, located on 10 lush acres perfect for an outdoor ceremony. The grounds are appointed with a stage and pathways where you can hold your event in view of the castle and pond. The Louisiana Castle will host a gorgeous reception, indoors or outside, and the large, luxurious Juliet Suite is available for bridal preparations and, of course, the wedding night. The staff of the Louisiana Castle is accustomed to helping brides and their families coordinate memorable events. Assistance with catering, flower selection and even decor details is available on site.
Southern Oaks Plantation
This high end venue outside New Orleans strives to offer couples the perfect southern luxury experience with a heavy dose of personal service. The couple who developed the Southern Oaks Plantation into what it is today were motivated by their time photographing weddings throughout the region in the 1980s. Southern Oaks Plantation pulls out all the stops for a ceremony, offering horse-drawn carriage rides down the aisle, fireworks or a daytime garden affair. The Southern Oaks kitchen prepares New Orleans-style dishes for your guests, from appetizers to a multiple-course dinner.
New Orleans Museum of Art
The New Orleans Museum of Art makes its elegant space available for weddings and other events throughout the year. After museum hours, NOMA's facility can host up to 1,500 guests in its many venues and corridors. The Freeport-McMoRan Great Hall is a large open room in white marble, with a grand staircase perfect for making an entrance. For arts appreciators and others who love to be surrounded by beautiful paintings and objects from all eras, a wedding at NOMA will make for a very special experience. The staff events coordinator will work with couples and their own vendors to create a memorable event in the heart of the city.
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