A Bride’s Story: New Orleans Wedding at Audubon Park

As submitted by: Sara, New Orleans (Guest Blogger)
Audubon Park Wedding

We were fairly lost when we tried to organize our New Orleans wedding. My groom and I were sure that we wanted to get married outside, but we really didn’t know where to start. It wasn’t until we found beautiful Audubon Park that our wedding plans really started to come together.

We received a great deal of help from the members of Audubon Events staff. Bernadette Walker, especially, was able to help us plan out everything and keep an eye on our budget at the same time. She gave us a list of vendors that Audubon Events staff had worked with in the past, and we were also given the option to take care of our catering through them. Like many brides, I changed my mind several times, but the staff was always understanding and worked with me.

We held our ceremony at Audubon Park in the Newman Bandstand. It was the outdoor wedding that I have always dreamed of. Our reception was conveniently held nearby at Audubon Clubhouse. Though the groom and I didn’t get to eat a lot of it, the food was great and everyone had the time of their lives! Audubon’s friendly and attentive staff took care of us and made sure that every detail was in place.

Another incredible benefit about having a wedding at Audubon Clubhouse is that the bride and groom are provided an attendant to help with the timing of important events within the busy and exciting ceremony/reception. My attendant Nikki was great as she made sure that we ate, drank and really enjoyed the entire celebration. She also made sure that my groom and I didn’t cross paths until 6:30, the time of the ceremony.

We celebrated from 7-10pm, having to leave at ten as it was a residential location. However, we decided to take the party to the French Quarter and extended our great night with family and friends!

My husband and I feel that everything worked great for our budget and for food, drink, seating, and the location for 100 guests to attend. We spent under $8,000 for our special day and got everything we wanted.


Audubon Park is a great place to have a romantic and elegant outdoor New Orleans wedding. The staff is helpful, and the location is beautiful. My husband and I look forward to seeing the site again one day to relive our special memories.

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