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Best Small Wedding Venues in New Orleans

Hey Y’all! Say “Yes” to New Orleans: Top Intimate Venues for Your Dream Wedding for under 50 guests!

Congratulations on your engagement beautiful people! It’s Marcia, and let me tell you something: love deserves a grand celebration, but sometimes, a small and intimate ceremony is exactly what the heart desires. Now, if you’ve been dreaming of saying “I do” to your soulmate in the magical city of New Orleans, with just your closest loved ones by your side, then listen up! This article is your one-stop shop for finding the perfect venue and planning a stress-free, unforgettable elopement in the Big Easy.

New Orleans: A City Made for Love

New Orleans isn’t just about Mardi Gras mayhem and world-famous beignets (although, honey, there’s a place for those too!). This vibrant city oozes Southern charm with its elegant architecture, rich history, and infectious culture. Imagine exchanging vows under a canopy of majestic oaks or strolling hand-in-hand through the French Quarter’s pastel and wrought iron streets after your ceremony – pure magic, wouldn’t you say?

Why Elope in the Big Easy?

  • Picture-Perfect Backdrops: New Orleans is a photographer’s paradise. From the iconic wrought-iron balconies of the French Quarter to the lush greenery of City Park’s largest concentration of historic oaks dripping with Spanish Moss, there’s a stunning location for every couple’s taste.
  • Foodie Paradise: New Orleans is a melting pot of cultures, reflected in its incredible food scene. Treat yourselves to a post-wedding feast at a cozy bistro in the Faubourg Marigny, or indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner at a French Quarter fine-dining establishment.
  • Endless Entertainment: Your elopement doesn’t have to end after the ceremony! Explore the vibrant nightlife on Frenchmen Street, take a leisurely stroll through the Garden District’s historic mansions, or catch a live jazz performance in a cozy club.

Ditch the Stress & Embrace the Love: Custom Elopement Packages

Let’s be honest, planning a wedding can feel overwhelming. But don’t worry! With a custom elopement package, you can take the pressure off and focus on what truly matters – celebrating your love. Here at Ibay Photography, we offer a range of packages designed to suit every budget and style.

What’s Included?

  • Officiant Services: Say “I do” in a beautiful ceremony officiated by a professional who will make your special moment heartfelt and memorable.
  • Stunning Photography: Capture every precious moment of your elopement with a skilled photographer who will create a stunning visual story of your special day.
  • Beautiful Blooms: Let our florist create a breathtaking bouquet that complements your style.
  • And More! Depending on your package, we can also include a delicious wedding cake, personal violinist, and even a live artist to paint a special moment on site.

Our Favorite Small Wedding Venues in New Orleans

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty: where to say “I do” in this enchanting city! Here are some of our favorite venues that cater to intimate weddings of under 50 guests:

  • Butler Fountain (City Park): Butler Memorial Fountain holds a certain charm with its classic design and tranquil setting. It’s a perfect spot for a private ceremony amidst the vibrant energy of City Park.

  • Canal Street Inn (Mid-City): With its charming ambiance and focus on personalized service, the Canal Street Inn is also a great choice for small weddings or intimate gatherings. Imagine exchanging vows in the historic courtyard or hosting a celebratory dinner in the gardens after in a dreamy location. The inn’s unique atmosphere creates a truly special setting for unforgettable memories.

  • Tree of Life (Uptown): Nestled amidst the sprawling greens of New Orleans’ Audubon Park lies the majestic Tree of Life, a beloved landmark steeped in history and shrouded in romantic mystique. This awe-inspiring live oak, estimated to be anywhere between 400 and 800 years old, is more than just a grand tree – it’s a captivating symbol of enduring love and a truly magical backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony.

  • Napoleon House (French Quarter): Step back in time and exchange vows amidst the rich history and undeniable charm of the Napoleon House, a legendary landmark in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. This iconic restaurant, boasting over 200 years of existence, offers a unique and unforgettable setting for a small wedding or intimate elopement. After your ceremony, indulge in a New Orleans 2nd line parade (it’s the best only in New Orleans experience!)

  • Pharmacy Museum (French Quarter): Forget the traditional wedding halls! New Orleans, the city of quirk and charm, offers a truly unique venue for your special day: The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Step into a world of vintage apothecary jars and fascinating medical history, and create a wedding that’s both romantic and unforgettable.

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