10 Best Places to Propose in New Orleans (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



New Orleans, Louisiana is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for cruises, rivers, gardens, parks or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in New Orleans to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in New Orleans for Outdoor Lovers
  • Jackson Square
  • Frenchmen Street
  • Steamboat Natchez
  • Royal Street
  • Audubon Park
  • Cafe du Monde
  • Moonwalk
  • Romantic Destinations in New Orleans
  • St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
  • New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • Audubon Aquarium Of The Americas
  • Best Places to Propose in New Orleans

Romantic Locations in New Orleans for Outdoor Lovers


1. Jackson Square

Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Jackson Square is a historic park surrounded by iconic landmarks such as St. Louis Cathedral and the Pontalba Buildings. Propose in the picturesque square, with the backdrop of the cathedral and the sounds of street musicians adding to the romance.


2. Frenchmen Street

Known for its live music venues, art galleries, and eclectic atmosphere, Frenchmen Street offers a lively and vibrant setting for a proposal. Consider popping the question at one of the street's jazz clubs or outdoor courtyards, where you can celebrate with a spontaneous dance.


3. Steamboat Natchez

Take a romantic cruise along the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez, one of the last authentic steamboats in operation. Propose on the deck as you enjoy stunning views of the river and the New Orleans skyline, with live jazz music providing the perfect soundtrack to your moment.


4. Royal Street

This charming thoroughfare in the French Quarter is known for its historic architecture, antique shops, and art galleries. Propose while strolling hand in hand down Royal Street, perhaps pausing in front of one of the ornate ironwork balconies or historic courtyards.


5. Audubon Park

Nestled uptown, Audubon Park offers lush greenery, scenic walking paths, and picturesque lagoons. Propose beneath the shade of the majestic oak trees or on the banks of the tranquil lagoons, surrounded by the beauty of nature.


6. Cafe du Monde

A New Orleans institution, Cafe du Monde is famous for its beignets and chicory coffee. Propose at this iconic cafe in Jackson Square, perhaps during a quiet moment in the early morning or late evening when the crowds have thinned out.


7. Moon Walk

Located along the Mississippi River in the French Quarter, the Moon Walk is a scenic promenade offering stunning views of the river and the city skyline. Propose at sunset, when the sky is painted in hues of orange and pink, creating a romantic backdrop for your special moment.




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Romantic Destinations in New Orleans

New Orleans is full of romantic gardens, aquariums, and streetcars. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, at a spectacular garden, or at a beautiful streetcar.

8. St. Charles Avenue Streetcar

Take a romantic ride on the historic St. Charles Avenue streetcar, which runs along one of the city's most picturesque avenues lined with grand oak trees and historic mansions. Propose on the streetcar or at one of the scenic stops along the route, such as Audubon Park or the Garden District.



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9. New Orleans Botanical Garden

Located within City Park, the New Orleans Botanical Garden offers lush gardens, tranquil ponds, and colorful flower displays, providing a romantic setting for a proposal. Propose amidst the blooming flowers and serene landscapes, and celebrate with a romantic picnic in the garden.


10. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Surprise your partner with a proposal at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, where you can pop the question in front of the mesmerizing tanks filled with colorful fish, sharks, and other marine life. Consider arranging for a behind-the-scenes tour or a private dinner in the aquarium for an extra special touch.


Best Places to Propose in New Orleans

Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, New Orleans has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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