Trusted Brand’s Announcement Coincides With Beginning of Engagement Season

New Orleans & Company has received the prestigious honor of being awarded The Knot Best of Weddings 2020. The Knot Best of Weddings is an award representing the best event professionals across the country, as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on This is the second year in a row that New Orleans & Company has been a winner of this annual recognition.

To determine the winners, The Knot assessed its millions of users reviews across the various vendor categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. Only the top five percent of wedding vendors received this honor for 2020.  

“Receiving the Best of Weddings award for the second year in a row is a testament to the hard work put in every day by our team,” said Kim Priez, senior vice president of Tourism at New Orleans & Company. “As we enter engagement season, it is influential to have this designation from one of the most respected sources in the industry, establishing New Orleans as a choice wedding destination and our company as a respected wedding resource.”

New Orleans & Company’s dedicated wedding specialist, Rachel Funel, offers complimentary assistance for those planning destination weddings with services ranging from selecting a wedding date to receiving group hotel rates and providing brochures to guests. With resources like, the New Orleans Destination Wedding Guide, checklist, budget breakdown, lists of local vendors, legal information and more, New Orleans & Company provides tools and unbiased advice throughout the wedding planning process.

The Knot is the leading multiplatform wedding resource in the U.S., reaching engaged couples through its website, mobile app, national and local magazines and book series. Since its founding in 1996, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples during the planning process. For more information about The Knot, visit here.

New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. New Orleans & Company and its members and partners influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding, visitor services and local advocacy initiatives at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Chicago, Columbia, SC, Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Brazil and China. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2019. For more information, please visit