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Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum and Showroom

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About

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,500

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Lighting

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
October
November
December
Rated
3.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 74% of couples
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    Beth Married on 05/30/2020
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    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.

    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.
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    Emily Married on 01/22/2022
    Rating 4 out of 5
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    Beautiful Venue

    Let me start by saying our wedding was magical the whole night was incredible and Bevolo was the perfect venue! Very warm, unique and inviting. Exchange ally was at the back of Bevolo and was a perfect spot for first look and family photos and they had a sweet little upstairs area where we could eat and have quiet moment before our reception. I would absolutely suggest having a wedding/reception here. My reasoning for the 3 star review was the actual staff for Bevolo. We didn't see the venue until 2 days before our wedding so once we arrived in NOLA went straight there! We went in and excitedly explained we were getting married that weekend and were just looking around. The staff there was incredibly rude and unkind and started the whole wedding "vibe" off negatively and was very disheartening. The security during our ceremony did nothing but look at his phone so our best man had to do the security's job when people were causing a disruption during our ceremony. Also, we hired a craftsman to work in the workshop to create a fun experience for the guests and to make something we could take home to commemorate our day. The day of the wedding there was no craftsman and no one bothered to communicate that to us so my heart fell when I didn't see him. We were told the morning after he had come down with Covid... The money I had paid for him was returned but I think a bit of communication would have gone a long way.
    Bevolo requires you to have a coordinator and we went with Becca as suggested. We were unable to see the venue before we got married so all of our trust was in her. The communication leading up to the wedding was a bit spotty but she came through with several great suggestions and at the rehearsal and on the day of she executed everything perfectly. She was on point and had all of our things returned to our hotel immediately following the wedding. She wrote a follow up email apologizing for the craftsman and gave us a detailed account of the night which I really appreciated. I highly suggest asking for a detailed floor plan if you can't see the venue in person and if you want to set up an alter/ pipe and draping don't do it directly in front of Royal street. I didn't realize in all of the pictures on line the curtain is actually hanging in the middle of the room facing toward the workshop instead of above the doors leading to royal street. All in all we and our guests had an amazing time!!

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Map

521 Conti Street New Orleans, LA, 70130
5045229485

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location of (Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum and Showroom)
316 Royal Street New Orleans, LA, 70130

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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