December 1 2023 | Planning Tips

Start Your Life Together — and the New Year – 
in New Orleans.

New Orleans is always on the list of top destination wedding spots in the U.S. but a New Year’s Eve Wedding in New Orleans is truly something your guests will remember for the rest of their lives. 

Of course, getting married on any holiday comes with its pros and cons. On the plus side, your guests may have more free time off at work which will make traveling to New Orleans easier. And who isn’t  in the mood to put on a tux or a sparkly dress and celebrate in a big way on New Year’s Eve? New Orleans also has a lot of fun events during the holidays for your guests to take advantage of — including holiday cruises on the Steamboat NATCHEZ, Candlelight Caroling in Jackson Square, Celebration in the Oaks in City Park. Learn more.

On the other hand, traveling during the holidays can be more expensive than usual. What’s more, the rates at certain wedding venues may be more expensive than normal for New Year's Eve. Get your questions ready and start shopping around. Find Your “ I Do” Venue here.

Here are five reasons to make a resolution to get married in New Orleans

1. Everyone loves New Year’s In New Orleans.

Since the first Sugar Bowl 90 years ago, New Orleans has been on the world’s NYE radar. These days, the whole French Quarter is one big New Year’s Eve party. Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve broadcasts from here every year, there’s a big Fleur de Lis Drop, and there are fireworks on the river. (As if you need any more fireworks on your wedding night). Having a small ceremony and just need a private room in a restaurant? Check out these Can’t Miss New Orleans New Year’s Eve Parties

2. Toast to 2024 with New Orleans cocktails.

Will your first toast as man and wife be with champagne or with a famous New Orleans cocktail such as a Hurricane, a Sazerac, a Grasshopper, a Mint Julep or a Brandy Milk Punch?  Your wedding will be the best — bar none! Check out these New Orleans Signature Sips

3. New Orleans food will blow your guests away.

Gumbo, crab cakes, mini muffulettas, raw oysters other fresh seafood…and how about a King Cake for a groom’s cake? Baby, you’re going to love your reception in New Orleans. Read: Five Foods You’ll Only Find at a New Orleans Wedding

4. Party horns or live jazz?

New Orleans is home to many great bands. Choosing one to have your first dance to is easy and fun! We highly recommend Bag of Donuts. And check out these popular New Orleans wedding songs. 

5. Your first kiss of the New Year can be as newlyweds.

This is one of the best parts of getting married n New Year’s. Other pros? It gives all your friends and family a chance to really glam up on New Year’s Eve and take great pics they’ll cherish forever. Plus, everyone (not just your spouse) will remember your anniversary.


GO TO: New Orleans Groom’s Cake Ideas