After you say your "I Dos," let the "happyily ever aftering" begin in one of these fabulous honeymoon hotels, located in Plantation Country, the French Quarter, the Garden District and the Faubourg Marigny (Frenchmen Street).
Every year, hundreds of couples tie the knot at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens on the Great River Road. While weddings at the plantation are a dream come true for many, remember you don’t have to get married at Houmas House to honeymoon or spend your wedding night at the Houmas House Inn.
Come take your pick of romantic Creole-style cottages nestled along an alley of ancient oak trees, surrounded by breathtaking gardens. The cottages were modeled after those that graced Uncle Sam Plantation, once located downriver from Houmas House.
Many of these quaint cottages feature a single-king size bed perfect for honeymooners who want to experience the lavish lifestyle of a wealthy sugar baron in the early 1800s. You’ll enjoy a modern marble bathroom with a tub, ideal for soaking in, and a separate tiled shower. The double doors that lead out to a private porch are perfect for watching the sunset or sunrise over the Mississippi River, just steps away.
A guided tour of Houmas House and breakfast for two comes with your room. You can even arrange for a picnic lunch the next day. There are three restaurants right on the property, including The Carriage House, Latil’s Landing and Café Burnside.
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You’ve fallen in love with each other – now fall in love with Hotel Provincial, one of the most beloved boutique hotels in the French Quarter. You’ll be charmed by exposed brick walls covered by manicured fig ivy espaliers, courtyard fountains, and roomy guest rooms and suites, designed to enchant with Southern antiques, period reproduction furniture and comfy Sealy Plush Mattress with feather pillows. Some rooms offering views of the Mississippi River. Still others have private balconies, look out onto the landscaped pool area, or give you access to garden courtyards.
Hotel Provincial is also home the Ice House Bar and to Angeline, which always comes up on lists of New Orleans' most romantic restaurants. Southern Living called Angeline “The Meryl Streep of neighborhood restaurants: timeless, yet modern and impossibly good in its role.”
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If you’re going to insist on being carried over the threshold, here’s a good one: Sully Mansion in the historic Garden District. This delightful Queen Anne home was designed by famous New Orleans architect Thomas Sully in 1890.
For honeymooners, we recommend either the light and airy St. Charles Suite with fourteen-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the front gardens. The Bourbon Street Suite is also a possibility. It features great light and overlooks a century-old live oak and neighboring mansions.
The Dauphine suite has its advantages as well, including a grand jetted hot tub and a private entrance from the side garden. And The Tchoupitoulas has a sitting room with seven-foot windows so you can view the gardens that surround the inn and listen to music of fountain. The sun porch is perfect for morning coffee.
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If being able to lounge around a gorgeous pool sipping cocktails after your wedding is key to your dream honeymoon, book the Honeymoon Suite at the Maison Dupuy. The courtyard features one of the largest heated pools in the Vieux Carré, along with cabana beds and upscale pool furniture.
The Honeymoon Suite itself has a luxurious bedroom with a king bed, a large living room area, and stunning views of the courtyard and pool from both. You’ll enjoy the oversized marble bathroom with garden tub and separate shower. Necessary luxuries include a deluxe pillow-top mattress.
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Another inspired option in the French Quarter is the Carriage House at Maison Dupuy, a 2,000 sq. ft. 19th century cottage, detached from the hotel. Follow the brick walkway from the hotel’s main courtyard into your private courtyard with its own koi pond and gardens.
This lovely two-bedroom cottage features king-size beds, marble baths, Jacuzzi, and lots of room for private spa services. How do his and her massages sound? You’ll also enjoy a full dining area and an open butler’s kitchen. With their pre-arrival package, the Maison Dupuy will even stock the kitchen with your favorite foods and drinks.
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If you chose New Orleans for your honeymoon because of the music, you can do no better than The Royal Frenchmen Hotel, steps from great music venues like the Spotted Cat, Snug Harbor and d.b.a.
The Frenchmen King Balconies suites are nothing short of decadent with private balconies overlooking Frenchmen Street as well as spectacular views of the magnificent live oaks in Washington Square Park. All rooms feature furnishings by Restoration Hardware and en-suite bathrooms.
The hotel bar is a draw in itself. Bar Director Ferrel Dugas is an 11-year veteran of world-famous Commander’s Palace and mixologist Daniel Keller spent six years at Commander’s. Toast to your future together with their concoctions.
If you have any questions about your New Orleans Honeymoon, just reach out to us and we'll be happy to help!