Trusted Brand’s Announcement Coincides with Beginning of Engagement Season  

NEW ORLEANS – November 23, 2020 – For the third year in a row, New Orleans & Company has received the prestigious honor of The Knot Best of Weddings 2021, an award representing the best event professionals across the country, as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on   

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 2021.   

“Receiving The Knot Best of Weddings award for the third year in a row is such an honor,” said Kim Priez, senior vice president of Tourism at New Orleans & Company. “We take great pride in the level of service we provide to our couples and appreciate such a 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 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. Consistently recognized as one of the top five destination marketing organizations in the country, New Orleans & Company celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020. For more information, please visit