New Orleans Weddings at Spanish Plaza

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 Information 

 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:

1450 Poydras St.., New Orleans, LA 504-539-5116 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 Information 

 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 below e-mail. 

Fig Street Weddings 

    65115 Highway 41     Pearl River, La.  70125


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Map To Spanish Plaza