Where to Elope in New Orleans

Wondering where to elope in New Orleans?

For such a small city, New Orleans has so many amazing locations for your elopement. This list just scratches the surface, but here are six of my absolute favorite places in New Orleans to elope.

Audubon Park Elopement

The most popular location in Audubon Park is undoubtedly the Tree of Life. This massive tree is one of the largest in the South (35 feet in circumference – you have to see it to believe it) and some records suggest it was planted in the 1700s. While it’s located behind the zoo and a few blocks from St. Charles Avenue, it feels completely remote and romantic underneath the large branches. No permit is required to get married under the Tree of Life – you just show up! Learn more about how to get married at New Orleans Audubon Park. Check out these elopements at Audubon Park: Jessica + Jason, Sean + Jessee.

Race & Religious Elopement

This stunning 1830s creole cottage has long been one of New Orleans’ most coveted wedding venues. With three separate structures surrounded by a lush courtyard (and pool!), Race & Religious‘ layered and eclectic feel is unrivaled. With the launch of their Petite Events Collection, you can now host your elopement or small wedding at R&R! Check out these elopements at Race & Religious: Elise + Jordan, Kris + Kyle.

City Park Elopement

In the heart of New Orleans, City Park is a 1300 acre park with a huge variety of landscapes. There are many different locations within the park that are ideal for elopements and portraits, and I can walk you through all of them! City Park requires a $50 permit for your elopement easily obtained through their special events office. Learn more about how to get married at New Orleans City Park. Check out these elopements at City Park: Lacey + Tim, Nicole + Mark

Sully Mansion Elopement

An absolute gem in the Garden District, I used to live around the corner from the Sully and walk by every day and whisper how much I loved it. (Only kind of kidding.) Designed by renowned architect Thomas Sully in 1890, it is now a gorgeous inn with nine guest rooms – so yes, you can stay here AND get married here!

Pharmacy Museum Elopement

Known for its gorgeous lush courtyard, the Pharmacy Museum is in the middle of the French Quarter literally steps away from incredible restaurants, bars, and Jackson Square. Not only does it have arguable the most romantic courtyard in New Orleans, your guests can view the fascinating displays inside the museum – making it romantic, and educational! Check out these elopements at the Pharmacy Museum: Eugenia + Ethan, Jean + Crickett.

Beauregard-Keyes House Elopement

One of my favorite places, the Beauregard-Keyes House is located in the residential part of the French Quarter near Esplanade Ave. Built in 1826, it was the home of famous New Orleanian author Frances Parkinson Keyes and is now run by a foundation in her honor. Many couples choose to get married in the adjacent Rose Garden, an absolutely gorgeous feature of this home. Check out these elopements at Beauregard-Keyes House: Erica + Collin, Todd + Mary.

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Sarah Becker


NEW ORLEANS WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER