How to Elope at Race & Religious

Wondering how to elope at Race & Religious?

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 Race & Religious?

Race & Religious is an oasis. A completely unique location in the lower garden district, it’s made up of three properties nestled between courtyards. Everywhere you look you’ll see hidden artwork, eccentric furnishings, dripping candles, gorgeous tropical landscaping – I’ve photographed at R&R over fifty times but I still see something new every time I go!

Race & Religious is one of the most sought after (if not THE most sought after) venue in New Orleans and they have only recently opened up their property to elopements in 2020. This is the perfect time to have a small wedding at this incredibly special venue!

What time of day is best?

I always recommend  an hour or two before sunset for the best lighting – Race & Religious has many gorgeous photo backdrops and layered nooks and crannies, so making sure we have at least forty five minutes for 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 Race & Religious?

Marriage license: $27.50

Race & Religious: starts at $1200 (For twelve guests or less. Includes two hours on the property and champagne toast!)

Officiant: $200-$250

Photography: $600-$1200

*To learn more about R&R’s Petite Events, reach out to them 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 Race & Religious? Check out a gorgeous R&R elopement here!

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Sarah Becker


NEW ORLEANS WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER