Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Benachi House and Gardens is a historic mansion wedding venue, available for indoor and outdoor celebrations. Ceremonies and receptions are both welcome. The front of the property is Classical in style and has kept the house’s original exterior and layout, among other details. The property underwent award-winning restorations in the 1980s to correct the neglect it had suffered over the years. It is located near New Orleans’ iconic French Quarter.
Facilities and Capacity
The Benachi House and Gardens can hold indoor celebrations of up to 75 guests, while up to 200 people can enjoy an event set in the beautiful gardens, surrounded by statuesque trees. Guests are greeted by a Rococo fountain as they approach the house, setting an elegant atmosphere. For celebrations of up to 60 guests, the parlors, dining room, gardens, or patio can be used. Outdoor ceremonies can be held on the elegant front gallery or pavilion, while receptions can take advantage of a romantic rear patio. Intimate gatherings can use the idyllic gazebo. Tents can be erected for outdoor events, as good weather is not always guaranteed. Get-ready rooms are provided for both sides of the wedding party, the larger of which has a private balcony. Accommodation is available in the onsite cottage for overnight stays.
For the utmost comfort, the Benachi House and Gardens can provide heaters, coolers, and fans to combat whatever the weather may offer. Tables and chairs can also be supplied for up to 130 guests. The team at the house offers setup and teardown services to aid in cleaning up after the celebration. A portable sound system can complement an evening of entertainment, or ensure that speeches and heartfelt vows can be heard by everyone in attendance. An onsite wedding coordinator is available to assist couples. Professional catering companies can enjoy the large kitchen for preparing their cuisine.
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Darnell C. · Married on 12/15/2018
Rehearsal Dinner and December Wedding
Our family had an awesome experience with the Benachi House and Ms. Rhoda, the crews she provided for setup and breakdown, and her recommendations for other key personnel. All did their job exceptionally well. The house and grounds met our every need. We began our stay at the beautiful grounds on Thursday in the two story historical Cottage that was perfect for our many wedding activities with my daughter departing on Monday. Our wedding guests and party were from Mississippi, Thibodaux. LA, and throughout the US. On Thursday we used the cottage for wedding flower preparation, Friday the family of the groom prepared a feast for an outdoor rehearsal dinner for 40, Saturday was our beautiful wedding for 160 people. The wedding was on the front lawn. The reception was indoors and in the courtyard; the temperatures were a bit chilly and the venue provided a place for all guests temperature preferences. Thank you. Ms. Rhoda for such superb assistance throughout this wonderful experience.Sent on 12/17/2018
Benachi House and Gardens's reply:Many thanks for the kind words. We so appreciate your review. We aim to please! Thank you for the visit. Congratulations tp Amy and Rob.
Reagan · Married on 05/21/2016
I could not have chosen a better location for our wedding reception on May 21, 2016. It really was perfect. The house is beautiful and historic and Rhoda and Mr. James are fantastic. We used the front for our cocktail hour and the back for the reception. The decorations I used were minimal because they weren't necessary.Sent on 06/03/2016
Don't let Mr. James' initial dry demeanor deter you from using his place. He is very upfront and direct laying out all expectations, but he is very fair and was willing to work with us on all aspects of what we needed. When we went for a site visit, we weren't sure what to expect, but he was kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. He even gave us some of the wonderfully cool history of the house's namesake.
We rented tables b/c I wanted a different size and shape than what he offers. When I found out that the rental company charged quite a bit extra for a Sunday pickup, I emailed him to ask guidance. Without hesitation, he said they could pickup the tables anytime Monday b/c he didn't have an event Sunday.
I was worried about the "noise ordinance" clause in the contract. We worked with our wonderful DJ (Robbie Cox) to get the best positioning of the speakers as to not have to worry with it. The music was never not loud enough (folks danced for hours) and we didn't have any issues with it being too loud. When it came close to the 10pm time limit for the neighborhood noise ordinance, the security guy was so discrete that I didn't notice him mentioning it to the DJ. One of my wedding party did, but talked about how professionally and calmly it was handled.
The house manager, Rhoda, is also great. She even emailed me after to make sure I was happy and to tell me i looked beautiful. We rented the Cottage for my parents and Godparents to share and
Nancy · Married on 04/09/2015
Benachi House was an answer to our prayers. It was the perfect setting for our daughter's fairytale wedding and reception. They allowed us the flexibility of using our own vendors a very generous time frame for both the day of and the rehearsal the day before. Unlike some places, the whole house and gardens were available for our use, and our use alone. A special thanks to the owner for making sure everything was working and looking its best.Sent on 04/12/2015
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