Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum and Showroom is a wedding venue located in New Orleans, Louisiana. This one-of-a-kind location houses some of the most beautiful copper light fixtures in the French Quarter, each handcrafted by the artists employed here. They illuminate the distinctly stylish event spaces where you are invited to celebrate your special day.
Facilities and Capacity
Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum and Showroom is the ideal location for an event that celebrates your union, with a touch of history added to the festivities. At this French Quarter property, you can enjoy the old-world design features that run through the building. From the handcrafted lights to the interior stonework, your celebration will feature a real sense of classic beauty. You and your guests can enjoy a cocktail reception in the building’s courtyard, a private area complete with intricate cobblestones underfoot. From here, you can lead your wedding party to the workshop. The hall features memorabilia that your guests are welcome to explore, further educating themselves on the story of the Bevolo workshop and its importance to the French Quarter. Your reception can take place in this warmly lit event space, complete with seating for up to 100 attendees. Thanks to its romantic glow, this area can easily transition from dining to hosting your evening’s entertainment.
The staff at Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum and Showroom aim to provide you with a seamless service experience. In order to facilitate your special day, you can collaborate with the property’s event planner. This coordination professional can aid you in organizing the space for your ceremony and reception, including outside vendor recommendations. You are welcome to include your own preferred vendors in your event, adding to its personalization. For an extra touch of atmosphere, you can request that the Bevolo craftspeople offer demonstrations of their work on-site. This will allow you and your guests to witness just how these breathtaking lanterns are created. At Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum and Showroom, you can enjoy a truly illuminating celebration of your union.
2 Reviews for Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum and Showroom
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Beth · Married on 05/30/2020
Beautiful Venue, Perfect for Intimate Event
My now-husband and I hosted our wedding reception at Bevolo in March, and we had Clark & Kelly as our wedding planning company, as they contract out with Bevolo to offer wedding planning services to couples who get married in the space.Sent on 04/05/2019
The space is absolutely beautiful, and it was everything we wanted. I will say, it's probably a better venue for a more intimate wedding -- the most we could really seat in the space was probably 45 to 50. Any higher than that, and you're going to probably end up with a more cramped space or doing a partially seated/partial standing dinner, which is fine if your group is comfortable with that -- we knew our group probably wouldn't like that as much so we kept the numbers low enough to get everyone seated.
An amazing perk of Bevolo is that you don't have to do a lot of work to make it beautiful. The wall is lined with gas lanterns that are lit up, which is especially beautiful for an evening wedding. And you can pay extra for a craftsman to hang out in the back and make a gas lantern -- it can either be just for show/demonstration for your guests or you could actually have it made so you can take it home (although you'd probably have to pay a little extra for the actual cost of the lantern; I'm not sure as we didn't take that option).
There's also a gorgeous upstairs space that we were able to use as our own private place for dinner and pictures (with a balcony overlooking Royal St.).
I know there's another review below that had issues with Clark & Kelly. I had the opposite experience so just want to jump in. They were our wedding planners, though, so don't want to spend too much time reviewing them as such since this is a review for Bevolo itself. Clark & Kelly (run by Becca and Kate) helped make our wedding day run so smoothly and recommended so many great vendors to us. They really made it a beautiful day for us. They also know the space, which is important because Bevolo has kind of an awkward layout.
Maybe it's because they were our planners that all of our communication and coordination went so smoothly, but they actually helped streamline our payments to Bevolo. Originally, Bevolo had requested a check for the venue deposit, and after a month or two it still had not been cashed. We followed up with Becca and Kate a couple of times and they responded each time saying they would check in -- and they did. By the second or third time, it turned out that Bevolo had lost the check so Becca and Kate just had us set up a payment through Zelle. After that, everything went off without a hitch.
There is a $500 safety deposit, and I don't recall being told about it from the outset. It didn't personally bother me, but I can see how that would come as a surprise and be frustrating. It is refundable, though. So as long as no one breaks anything or causes any other damage, you get it back. In fact, we were refunded the full amount within two to three days after the wedding.
Becky Matte · Married on 02/29/2020
Lights Candles Wedding!
I want to first of say that I did not use the planning services provided by Bevolo however can also provide assurance that they are now under a different planning company so any negative experiences posted regarding Clark and Kelly should be negated. I first saw Bevolo on a pinterest and new I wanted my wedding there. I was a destination bride so I didn't actually get to see the venue until 3 days before the wedding and it took my breath away. It is a very small area and you couldn't have a wedding bigger then 70 people but it fit our party of 40 just fine. Everyone looks beautiful in candle light and this venue rang true. It's small but it has lots of little spaces to keep those who don't feel like dancing occupied from the cute courtyard to the museum in the back. I wouldn't have changed a single thing! Do not you must have a planner to rent the space as it is a completely empty venue and you'll need to bring in chairs tables catering and dj equipment however in my opinion it was so worth it.Sent on 03/13/2020