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Where to propose in New Orleans

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Where to propose in New Orleans

I am looking for a place in New Orleans. I am not decided whether or not where I want to do it. Does anyone have a good suggestion?

Blenheim, Canada
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1. Re: Where to propose in New Orleans

I like Jackson Square. It's beautiful and right in the Quarter with the St Louis Cathedral in the back ground...can't get much better than that!

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2. Re: Where to propose in New Orleans

Check out nolagondola.com. We did this gondola ride in the lagoon at City Park for my daughter's 17 birthday and the guy was telling us about a proposal he had the day before.

Here is the info from their website:

Nola Gondola Tours:

Experience a romantic and magical trip aboard an authentic, hand-crafted Venetian Gondola mixed with the romance and flavor of New Orleans on our tour package!

Nola Gondola's Gondolier gracefully ushers lovebirds through a tour of City Park's rustic lagoons. Along with the soft splash of oars on water, you will be soundtracked by Italian music seeping gingerly from the Gondola Bella Mae's sound system.

The tour comes with these amenities:

- A PRIVATE Gondola ride for two to six people

- Recorded romantic Italian music

- Complimentary crackers & cheese.

Ask about the "Proposal in a Bottle", if you are considering popping the question!

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3. Re: Where to propose in New Orleans

Depends. The gondola is a lovely idea. But for me, I'd want Jackson Square. Has she been there before? If so, what are her favorite places?

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4. Re: Where to propose in New Orleans

I will go with Jackson Square too, though perhaps a table, upstairs at Galatoire's, or maybe a table at Muriel's (not our favorite restaurant, but gets great recs. here).

Going back 44 years, I did mine at a tiny Italian restaurant in Metairie, and that seems to have worked. Still, not where I would recommend today.

Good luck,


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5. Re: Where to propose in New Orleans

Have you & your SO been to New Orleans before? Does she have a favorite spot?

Does she have a particular affinity for the city? Would a proposal in New Orleans, specifically, be special for her?

Maybe I'm not being very clear.... take my husband and I for example - - Being proposed to in NO would have been perfect for me; however, if the rolls were reversed, it would have been the last place to propose to my husband - - he just rolls his eyes that I'm so enthralled with the city. :)

Of course you've probably already considered all of this - but your sentence about not being sure struck me.

In any event - enjoy, wherever it happens! It's such a special occasion.

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