After this couple's wedding ceremony at The Elms Mansion in uptown New Orleans, as exciting treat for the mostly out-of-town guests, everyone was transported on several chartered streetcars (each with its own compliment of musicians on board for entertainment during the ride) past the stately mansions down St. Charles Avenue to Canal Street, where they disembarked and then walked the few blocks to the reception at the Omni Royal Orleans Grand Salon Ballroom. This would have been a perfect opportunity to incorporate a second line parade (from the streetcar stop to the hotel), but they decided to save that festive New Orleans wedding tradition for the end of the night.
The Unique Weddings in New Orleans planning and coordination team made sure the event was executed flawlessly.
Here's the nice comments I received from the bride after the wedding:
My husband and I selected Michael Caswell for our wedding photographer. He was so easy to work with and was so pleasant to be around. We love our photos and highly recommend him to any bride and groom looking for a photographer. He is very trustworthy, extremely professional, and reliable. You will be very happy that you selected Michael Caswell as your photographer!
A streetcar departure at the end of a wedding as a send-off, or in this case using them as a way of transporting guests to the reception is one of the benefits of The Elms' location right there on the St. Charles Avenue line, and it's one of the few wedding venues in New Orleans that can offer this amenity.
In addition to serving as wedding day transportation, a chartered streetcar can also serve as the actual ceremony venue! While obviously not suitable for every couple, it's a truly unique and unconventional way to get married in New Orleans.
Location: 3029 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115.