How to Elope at Sully Mansion

Wondering how to elope at Sully Mansion?

This blog post runs down the most frequently asked questions and gives you all the information you need to make your wedding plans at one of my favorite places in all of New Orleans! Have a question that isn’t answered? Drop me a line!

Why should we elope at the Sully Mansion?

The Sully Mansion was designed by famous architect Thomas Sully in 1890 and is one of the most intact “Sullys” remaining in the city. With an 100-year-old oak tree in the front yard, an incredibly gorgeous staircase, stained glass windows, and so much more, it’s truly one of the most gorgeous homes I’ve ever been in. Now, it operates as a bed and breakfast – and you can get married there!

The Sully also provides a small cake and champagne for an after ceremony toast, rentals for your guests if needed, and a wedding bouquet and boutonniere. You literally just need to tell your guests when to be there, decide what to wear, hire an officiant and a photographer – and your plans are made! You can also choose to stay the night in one of their beautiful rooms. All of this is coordinated by Melinda, the incredibly kind and stylish innkeeper you’ll want to be friends with the moment you meet her.

What time of day is best?

I always recommend  an hour or two before sunset for the best lighting – the Sully is located in one of the most photographable neighborhoods in the city, so a little post-ceremony Garden District stroll for couples portraits is a must.

What do I need to bring?

Yourselves, your marriage license, and an officiant! Click here to learn more about obtaining a marriage license in New Orleans. I’m also happy to give you my personal recommendations for wonderful officiants – just send me a message.

How much does it cost to elope at Sully Mansion?

Marriage license: $27.50

Sully Mansion (for under eight people*): $800

Officiant: $200-$250

Photography: $600-$1200

*The Sully has a few wonderful elopement packages for up to 25 guests total – check those out here!

Will you photograph my elopement?

Yes! I absolutely love photographing elopements. Learn more about my elopement coverage here and get in my inbox!

WONDERING HOW TO ELOPE IN NEW ORLEANS DURING COVID-19?

READ MY POST ALL ABOUT WHAT’S CHANGED – AND HOW YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY STILL GET MARRIED!

PS – Interested in eloping at Sully Mansion? Check out Will + Natalie’s gorgeous Sully Mansion elopement!

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Sarah Becker


NEW ORLEANS WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER