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  • Writer's pictureBailey Rosenberg

How to get hitched at the Tree of Life in New Orleans

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

The Tree of Life has been one of the best kept secrets ... Till now!

If you are looking for a magical outdoor venue in oozing in beauty this could very well be your spot!

Nestled in the back of Audubon Park in uptown New Orleans you will find this stately Oak. The exact age of the tree is unknown, but educated guesses say anywhere between 100 - 500 years old. Previously this land was a sugar cane plantation, but the stunning piece of property was bought by the city in 1871. Bordered by the monopoly famous street, St. Charles Ave. and the grand Mississippi River.

Getting married at the Tree of Life is a fairly easy process, but even in the Big Easy there are few regulations and rules to seal the deal. I'd suggest beginning the process one to two months prior to your event date.

'How to' Guide:

Step #1: You will need to obtain a permit to get married at The Tree of Life. Contact the city of New Orleans at 504-212-5420 to obtain one. There is a $150 permit fee for any gathering at the Tree of Life (with any form of structure to be set up of 25 or more guests.

Step #2: Decide if you would like furniture (ceremony chairs, arch, tent, etc) and decor you would like. Please not all decor needs to be taken down immediately after your ceremony is complete.

Step #3: Take your time enjoying your beautiful venue by taking pictures under the the tree and throughout the park grounds

How do I get to the Tree of Life?

Surprisingly enough, The Tree of Life isn't the easiest to find because Audubon park is over 300 acres! If you are coming from Magazine street just turn onto Calhoun (towards the Mississippi River) and then take a right on Tchoupitoulas. Then a right on East drive and find a parking spot along the road. The Tree of Life will be on your left side!

I hope that you found our Tree of Life New Orleans marriage guide useful — If you are getting married anywhere in the New Orleans area, I would be honored to help you plan your wedding!

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