One of the most beautiful courtyards in New Orleans, Cafe Amelie is named after Amelie Miltonberger, the mother of Princess Alice, the first American Princess of Monaco, who lived in an accompanying townhouse in the mid-1800s. You can't beat the ambience for an outdoor wedding venue in New Orleans. Check them out here.
With adjoining courtyards, Broussard's and the Hermann-Grima House make an outstanding pair of venues for an outdoor New Orleans wedding in the French Quarter. You haven't lived until you've had the food at Broussard's, and their Ramos Gin Fizz is famous. The Hermann-Grima house was built in 1831, and recently restored as an example of a typical building of the time. Broussard's can be easily tented in case of rain, as you see below. See their site here.
Southern Oaks, right off the banks of Lake Ponchartrain, is a great venue for those that want to keep their ceremony and reception in one place, and provides plenty of parking and easy logistics for guests. Still plenty of southern charm to be had, including mossy oaks and a beautiful garden. Check them out here.
More Great Locations:
These are some select vendors with whom I have worked personally and have been impressed with and would recommend to anyone planning a wedding in New Orleans.
Studio Vieuxe Carre (Videography)
Fig Street Weddings (Officiant)
Fat Cat Flowers (Florist)
Pistil and Stamen (Florist)
Luminous Events (Candles and Decor)
Palate (Catering and Event Creation)
My House Nola (Catering and Planning)
Lavishly Chic Events by Delia (Event Planning)
Wink Design and Events (Event Planning)
Firefly Ambience (Candles and Decor)
classical musicians and soloists
Chegadão (Brazilian/Funk) - My other passion!