To many couples, a New Orleans wedding ceremony in Jackson Square, with the beautiful backdrop of the iconic Saint Louis Cathedral gracefully present behind them and brass bands playing in the background, is even more desirable than getting married inside the famous church itself!
Though the park is typically not closed off to the public during wedding ceremonies, pedestrians are almost always courteous and respectful, and thankfully do not walk through the area where the ceremony is taking place.
Jackson Square is also an ideal outdoor location for doing the group formal group photographs of the wedding party and families, and portraits of the bride and groom. But you should always have a rain plan in mind, with an alternate indoor ceremony location, just in case! Fortunately, it is not very common for rain to affect a couple's plans... I've shot many weddings in Jackson Square and only can think of one that was rained out.
Because there are so many great reception venues in the vicinity, such as Pat O's on the River, The Jaxson, Riverview Room all right across Decatur Street in the Jax Brewery building, along with Muriel's Restaurant and Latrobe's, and numerous elegant hotels such as the Bourbon Orleans, Omni Royal Orleans, and Royal Sonesta, guest transportation after a Jackson Square wedding ceremony is usually a simple matter. In most cases, everyone can simply walk there, or even better, you can have a second line parade led by a brass band bring you and your guests to the reception in true New Orleans style!
Location: 700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116.