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Marriage License & Lagniappe

Marriage License Requirements

  • Certified copies of birth certificates: If either party is from out-of-state, this requirement may be waived by a judge. more…
  • Must know Social Security numbers, but no documentation is required.
  • If previously married, a final divorce decree is required.
  • If widowed, a certified copy of death certificate is required.
  • $27.50 for marriage license in Orleans Parish (fee is non-refundable).
  • LOUISIANA RESIDENTS – 72-hour waiting period period between issue of license and wedding, may be waived by a judge. Bring marriage license to judge at First City Court, 421 Loyola Avenue, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  The license is valid for 30 days.
  • NON LOUISIANA RESIDENTS – An officiant may waive the 72-hour waiting period upon application of the parties giving “serious and meritorious reasons”.
  • Either the bride or groom must appear in person.

Orleans Parish Marriage Office

1450 Poydras Street (Benson Tower) 4th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112
Ph: 504-593–5100
Hours: 8:15am to 3:15pm
Mon-Fri (except state holidays)
www.oph.dhh.state.la.us  or click here


For map and directions [CLICK HERE]

Second City Court – Algiers Pointe Courthouse

(walking distance from the Canal St./Algiers Ferry)
225 Morgan Street
New Orleans, LA 70114
Hours: 9:00am to 3:00pm
(Please arrive before 2:15pm)
Mon-Fri (except state holidays)

For map and directions [CLICK HERE]

Copy of Orleans Marriage Certificates

  • Instructions for ordering Marriage Certificates  Click here
  • Application for Certified Copy of Orleans Parish Marriage Certificate [HERE]
  • Marriage Officiant Registration Affadavit  Click here
  • 72 hour Waiver Certificate  Click here

Second-line Street Parade Permit Information (updated 2/2014)

File an Application for a Parade Permit if the event will involve the use of public streets for a parade, jazz funeral, secondline, or other mobile street event.  Link to application with the City of New Orleans One Stop: Click here

After One Stop receives Parade Permit a notification of the event will be sent to the New Orleans Police Department, Special Events Division and they will contact the bride to finalize all details. Contact: NOPD Special Events Division, 504-658-6201 or wpowers@nola.gov

 Jackson Square

A permit is required to hold your wedding or take photographs in Jackson Square.  For details: 504-658-2176 or Events in Jackson Square.

Streetcar Charter

Charter a Red or Green streetcar for private events – a unique New Orleans
Experience Contact Ashanti with RTA 504-827-8325 Click here

French Market Rental

  • Washington Artillery Park – Cannon Platform & Amphitheater
  • Dutch Alley
  • Cafe du Monde Corridor
  • Latrobe Park
  • Market Pavilions
  • French Market Event Rate Card  Click here


Mardi Gras Indian Show – The Second Line Parade Package has you and your guests dancing in the streets with the Mardi Gras Indians to the music of a New Orleans  Brass Band. A tradition that dates to the 1940s, the Second Line Parade consists of the first line, the brass band, who leads the second line of people through the neighborhood. Following behind the brass band would be you and your guests. That’s right! Everyone who follows behind the band dancing to the music is Second Lining. What is so special about this package is that we provide the complete Mardi Gras Indian Show. A traditional New Orleans Brass Band and the Mardi Gras Indians at one time! Put a handkerchief in your hand, and enjoy this exceptional New Orleans experience. More information at wwww.mardigrasindianshow.com.

Uniquely New Orleans Wedding Settings

  • Historic Homes/Plantations
  • French Quarter Courtyard
  • Private Gardens
  • Hotels
  • Mississippi Riverboats
  • Churches (choose from more than 900)
  • Lake Pontchartrain boats, yachts
  • Botanical Gardens – City Park

For Complimentary wedding assistance in New Orleans click here

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