June 29 2018 | Planning Tips

New Orleans is often listed as one of the top destination wedding locations in America and one of the chief reasons is the food. Our award-winning chefs, local seafood industry and traditions of culinary decadence make for an amazing wedding day. Here are five foods to consider for your "I Do Menu."


New Orleans brides are real head turners – especially when the reception is a crawfish boil. If you’re hoping for a fun, casual, backyard vibe with a lot of laughter and beer, this is the way to go.


We love our snoballs in New Orleans and this is a perfect treat at a summer wedding – especially if you’re going to have a lot of children in attendance. Makes for cute pics, too.

Mini Muffulettas

A New Orleans wedding is more than a chance to celebrate a new marriage – it’s a celebrate New Orleans food. Local and out-of-town guests alike will appreciate this opportunity to indulge in this classic NOLA sandwich.

An Oyster Bar

Start your life together on the half shell with an oyster bar at your reception. Everyone will love it – especially if you hire an entertaining shucker.

A Groom’s Cake Shaped Like a Box of Popeye’s Chicken or Death Valley

Fun groom’s cakes are all the rage in the South (remember the red velvet armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias?). While many choose a Mardi Gras King Cake, you’ll also find groom’s cakes shaped like Death Valley (Louisiana State University’s football stadium), a Saints’ fleur de lis, a pot of boiling crawfish, a box of Popeye’s Chicken and more. The crazier the better.


Also Read: New Orleans-Themed Wedding Favors