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Top Unique Wedding Venues in New Orleans


New Orleans has a wide variety of wedding venues. Many of these are hotel venues or plantation homes, which aren’t for everyone. If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in New Orleans with character, check out the following options!

Marigny Opera House

Marigny Opera House wedding bride and groom

As a former church built in 1853, the Marigny Opera House has the New Orleans character you may be looking for. If you love old textures of wood and stone and an interior with a vintage church meets opera house vibe, you might like the Marigny Opera House. Check out some wedding inspiration at this amazing venue here. This is one of my favorite wedding venues in New Orleans!

Il Mercato

Il Mercato, built in 1931, is a Spanish Colonial style building situated in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District on Magazine Street. The venue’s courtyard with its iconic outdoor fireplace is a unique ceremony space. The indoor ballroom with its wood floors and Italianate chandeliers is perfect for an elegant seated dinner.

New Orleans Museum of Art

Art lovers should check out the New Orleans Museum of Art. Spaces include the museum steps, interior staircase and galleries, and the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. See wedding inspiration from NOMA here.

New Orleans City Park

If you dream of getting married surrounded by historic oak trees, City Park is an excellent New Orleans venue option. Portrait locations are endless at the park, with bandstands, the Peristyle, and historic bridges to name a few.

Elms Mansion

Elms Mansion is a historic 1869 home located on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. The interiors feature ornate woodwork, gold sconces, and period furnishings. Outdoors, the gardens with a large gazebo are a lovely ceremony space. If you’re looking for a more classic New Orleans wedding venue, check out Elms Mansion!