Guest Contribution by Ibay Photography

What could be more romantic than tying the knot while overlooking the gorgeous city of New Orleans from the balcony of a luxurious hotel?

If this sounds like your dream for a destination elopement, you’re not alone. Thousands of couples have fallen in love with the idea of getting married on the balconies of one New Orleans beautiful and historic hotels. They are becoming quite the wedding trend.

Typically associated with royalty and made increasingly popular due to the sensational and hyped up royal weddings that we see in the news, more and more couples want this magical feel for themselves!

Let’s take a look at some of these hotels and see why they are becoming hot spots for weddings and elopements.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Our first featured hotel is a landmark of the New Orleans French Quarter that is known for its balcony suites that are spacious, classy, and will have you feeling like royalty. The hotel his one of the most popular destinations for eloping couples.

The best part about the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is its wide variety of unique suites that all feature balconies, including their breathtaking two-level floor plan Andrew Jackson Suite with its own private balcony.

Hotel Royal

This place is another historic French Quarter gem, a renovated Creole townhouse from 1827, it has become another mainstay for couples looking for elegant wedding and elopement options. The best part is, the hotel has a gorgeous Royal Balcony Suite that specifically caters to couples looking for the perfect set for the occasion.

Hotel Mazarin

No discussion about balcony elopements in New Orleans would be complete without mentioning Hotel Mazarin and its beautiful suites that offer oversized balconies overlooking the heart of the French Quarter, including the magnificent Fleur de Lis Suite, with accommodations indeed fit for royalty.

Planning Your Balcony Elopement

The key to the perfect balcony elopement is choosing your location, locking in your reservation, and coordinating with your officiant and photographer, as well as anyone else that will need to be on site at your hotel of choice to make everything come together perfectly.

Make sure you take the time to put together a schedule, set everything up on the balcony as necessary, and don’t forget to choose the right time of the day. Try to hold your ceremony in the morning or two hours before sunset for best result – you can refer to your photographer for best lighting!

Regardless of what you’re looking for out of a balcony elopement, if it’s your dream you can surely find it in New Orleans. The selection of historic, beautiful, elegant, and highest quality hotels such as the ones we listed above, are enough to let anyone live out their dreams of a “royal” style wedding.

About Ibay Photography:

Ibay Photography – New Orleans elopement wedding photographers capturing memorable experiences on your special day.  Our specialty is elopements with over 5 years experience in the wedding industry.