Wedding Officiants & Marriage Laws - Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans

Royal Sonesta New Orleans

Officiants & Marriage Laws

Judge Dennis Waldron

Rev. Patrick Mallinson

Marriage Laws 
Louisiana State Law requires that a certified copy of each party's birth certificate be presented when application is made. A certified copy of a death certificate must be presented if either party has been widowed. A certified copy of the final divorce decree must be presented if either party has been divorced. There is a 72-hour waiting period between issuance of the license and the ceremony. A judge CAN WAIVE the waiting period. 

Marriage License Office
200 Derbigny Street, Suite 2300
Gretna, LA 70053 
Phone: 504.364.2922 
Police Escorts: 504.465.1480
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
License Fee: $31.25 cash or check