Fleur di lis, world-class dining, and weddings? Why NOLA is becoming a top contender for intimate wedding celebrations

Did you realize that couples get married all the time in the Big Easy? Its the perfect venue for an intimate getaway combining the ceremony and a honeymoon.

There are lots of options. Get married in Audubon park under one of the largest oak trees in the world. Or, how about a ceremony on the levee, with the mighty Mississippi rolling along in the background? Some couples choose to use some of the many wedding packages that quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns offer.

The Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast has such a package. It includes two nights in the Grand King with its romantic four poster bed and sitting area. You get continental breakfast each morning, complimentary snacks at night, free parking, WIFI and even local calls waived.

The wedding includes the Minister, a Photographer, a Celebration Cake, Bouquet, Boutonniere, and of course, the wedding march played as the bride comes down the grand stair case. Couples may invite up to 10 attendees to witness the proceedings at no additional charge. If you have as many as 35 to invite, then the Inn also offers a more formal presentation in the the parlor, which is transformed into a chapel like setting complete with “Gone with the Wind” draperies that the bride will enter the room thru to the delight of her guests.

The Inn specializes in last minute decisions to get married, so if the mood strikes you,give them a call to check availability.


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