11 Best Places to Propose in New Orleans (2023)

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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 gardens, natural scenic beauty, history, art, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in New Orleans to ask that special woman or man to marry you.


In this guide, we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in New Orleans for Art or History Lovers
  • New Orleans Art District
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Historic French Quarter
  • Outdoor Locations to Propose in New Orleans
  • Audubon Park
  • Jackson Square
  • Frenchmen Street
  • Garden District
  • Romantic Gourmet Destinations in New Orleans
  • Dinner Cruise on Mississippi River
  • Algiers Point Riverfront
  • Arnaud's
  • Bayona
  • Keep It Simple


    Romantic Locations in New Orleans for Art or History Lovers

    1. The New Orleans Arts District

    The Arts District, also known as the Warehouse District, is a hub of contemporary art in New Orleans. This neighborhood is home to numerous art galleries, museums, and street murals. Take a romantic stroll through the district, exploring the various galleries and admiring the street art. You can choose a favorite gallery as the backdrop for your proposal so you can propose with a favorite romantic painting or sculpture as the backdrop.


    2. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art

    The Ogden Museum of Southern Art focuses on artwork from the American South, featuring a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, and photography. Located in the Warehouse District, this museum offers a serene and intimate atmosphere for a proposal. Explore the galleries together and find a quiet spot where you can express your love and commitment.


    3. The Historic French Quarter

    The French Quarter is not only known for its vibrant nightlife but also for its rich history and artistic heritage. Stroll hand-in-hand through the charming streets of the French Quarter, passing by historic landmarks, colorful buildings, and art galleries. Find a secluded courtyard, a romantic balcony, or a quaint street corner to ask the big question.



    Outdoors Locations to Propose in New Orleans

    4. Audubon Park

    Located uptown, Audubon Park is a serene and picturesque setting. Propose while walking along the oak-lined trails, near the beautiful lagoon, or under the shade of a magnificent tree that is perfect for a proposal. 


    5. Jackson Square

    Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Jackson Square is a charming and iconic spot. With the St. Louis Cathedral as a backdrop, propose under the beautiful oak trees or near the picturesque fountain.


    6. Frenchmen Street

    Known for its vibrant live music scene, Frenchmen Street offers a lively and romantic atmosphere. Find a cozy jazz club or a quaint courtyard where you can propose amidst the soulful sounds of New Orleans.


    7. Garden District

    Take a stroll through the historic Garden District and find a quiet spot in one of the stunning parks, beautiful mansions or lush gardens for the perfect proposal.


    Romantic Gourmet Destinations in New Orleans

    New Orleans is full of romantic restaurants, wineries, and bars. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal over a glass of wine, fine liquor, or delicious meal.


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    8. Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River

    Surprise your partner with a romantic dinner cruise along the Mississippi River. Companies like the Creole Queen or the Steamboat Natchez offer dinner cruises with live music, exquisite cuisine, and the opportunity to propose under the stars.


    9. Algiers Point Riverfront

    Take a stroll along the Algiers Point riverfront and propose with the magnificent Mississippi River as your backdrop. The peaceful and intimate atmosphere of this historic neighborhood adds a touch of charm to the moment and making it a great location for a one of a kind romantic proposal.


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    10. Arnaud's

    Arnaud's is a historic French Quarter restaurant that exudes old-world charm and sophistication. With its classic New Orleans Creole cuisine, live jazz music, and elegant dining rooms, it sets the stage for a romantic and unforgettable proposal. You can also request a private dining room for a more intimate experience.


    11. Bayona

    Tucked away in the French Quarter, Bayona is a hidden gem known for its romantic ambiance and innovative cuisine. The restaurant occupies a charming 200-year-old Creole cottage and features a picturesque courtyard with a fountain. The combination of the intimate setting, candlelit.


    Keep It Simple 

    While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. 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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