Nothing exudes the quintessential charm of the south quite like nuptials set on a stunning New Orleans balcony. With wedding season looming, the timing’s perfect for an overview of some of the most beautiful balconies for brides. Whether for vows with family and friends gazing on or incredibly Instagram-able first look photos, the historic French Quarter properties in the J Collection offer some of the state’s most swoon-worthy settings.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Best Balconies In New Orleans Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Home to the oldest and most grand ballroom in New Orleans, the Bourbon Orleans offers turnkey wedding and elopement packages set on a romantic balcony with vistas of the historic St. Louis Cathedral.

Hotel Le Marais 

Best Balconies In New Orleans Hotel Les Marais

Intimate brick-lined courtyard weddings at Hotel Le Marais are set alongside a tranquil pool with lush landscaping. Ideal for celebrations with up to 50 guests, the balcony settings overlooking the private courtyard are a prime photo opportunity for new couples.

Audubon Cottages

Best Balconies In New Orleans Audubon Cottages

Tucked away in plain sight just a block from Bourbon Street, the Audubon Cottages are a unique, private enclave of seven cottages. The property includes intimate, semi-tropical landscaped courtyards, brilliant blooms, well-manicured private patios, and picturesque balconies.

Hotel Mazarin

Best Balconies In New Orleans Hotel Mazarin

Steeped in relaxed luxury, Hotel Mazarin offers a surprisingly sophisticated setting for nuptials, overlooking Bourbon Street. The refined hotel’s elopement package sets the stage for exchanges of a lifetime with the ceremony set on the balcony of their luxurious Fleur de Lis Suite, complete with officiant and seating for up to 16.