Spanish Plaza New Orleans River Front
Located on the River Front by
The River Walk and Harrah's Casino, Spanish Plaza was a gift of Spain
to New Orleans. Several River Boats dock along the river in this spot.
This is an excellent spot to meet for a small simple elopement before a cruise as it is near the cruise terminal. On a budget this is the best way to be married then board the ship for your honeymoon cruise.
Made of Spanish tile with a large water fountain in the center it
celebrates Spain's history with the New World and New Orleans. Small
wedding ceremonies of no more that a few people can be performed in
the Plaza with the fountain and river boats as backdrops. Convenient
to the Harrah's Casino Hotel that has several great restaurants on Fulton St. for lunch or dinner
right after the ceremony. Right on Canal St. at the River Walk Mall near most hotels and at
the Streetcar stop.
New Orleans Marriage License
Either the bride or groom before may obtain the license
from the State Office of Vital Records or other Parish Clerks of Court
offices before the ceremony is conducted. The New Orleans Office is
open on Saturday. Identification is required along with authentic copies
of birth certificates and any divorce judgments. In some cities there is a
three-day waiting period. In New Orleans a Minister or Judge can waive the
waiting period in writing for non-residents when good reasons exist. No
medical tests are necessary. The license is good for 30 days. You must
present the license to the person doing the ceremony in advance as it
requires the officiant to complete some portions in black ink only.
A ceremony must be conducted before 2 adult witnesses who also sign
the certificates. The cost of the license is just under $30.00 paid
to the State. For further information contact the office located near
the City Hall:
ORLEANS PARISH MARRIAGE LICENSE OFFICE
1450 Poydras St.., New Orleans, LA
Hours: 8 am - 3 pm daily- Be sure to check on times and locations as they have changed since the Storm. New Orleans Second City Court, 225 Morgan St. Algiers, LA., phone 504/368-4099 also issues licenses they are across the River with limited office hours. Or any Clerk of Court Office in Jefferson or St. Bernard Parish.
New Orleans Wedding Minister
Jerry Kenneth Schwehm served as as Justice of the Peace
in 1990 to 1994 in Slidell, La. and was ordained in 1989 as a Lay
Minister after serving as Elder and Deacon in his church for many years.
He has a BA and JD from Louisiana State University (1972) and an Honorary
Doctor of Divinity from a local Bible Church in 1990. He has
performed numerous wedding ceremonies and is available in the Greater New
Orleans area to perform your personalized marriage ceremony. He will go to
your location or at his office in Fig Street Studio. He may be contacted at the
Fig Street Weddings
65115 Highway 41
Pearl River, La. 70125
Map To Spanish Plaza