The Elms Mansion New Orleans is locally owned, third generation of the Elms Family. The venue has been hosting events since 1969. Let us help you host your wedding, rehearsal, welcome party, anniversary, corporate dinner or any event. The Elms is located on famed St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District of New Orleans along the streetcar line.
National Historic Landmark.
Call to schedule an appointment at 504-895-9200
The Elms offers a romantic garden setting ideal for daytime or nighttime ceremonies. Our iconic gazebo provides the perfect stage to exchange your vows. The Elm's gardens are home to one of the largest magnolia trees in the city. The trees create a beautiful natural canopy over the courtyard.
The Elms Mansion and Gardens can accommodate anywhere up to 400 plus people. The interior of the mansion features a wood paneled ballroom that includes a stage, full service bar and a unique nook that was the former "chaperone's area". The mansion has 4 rooms downstairs with elegantly preserved architecture. A beautiful upstairs space is also available for rent.
The outdoor gardens provide an expansive area for music, dancing, food and seating.
The reception includes: Three hours with an open bar, champagne for the bridal toast, cake knife and toasting glasses to accent your cake table,bartender and wait staff in formal attire, security officer on duty
At the Elms Mansion we offer full-service wedding planning services. As your wedding planner we provide oversight and management to ensure every detail of your wedding is taken care of. Coordination is provided for ceremony setup, florists, bakery, musicians and photographers. The Elms also works with you to create a customized food and beverage menu prepared by our in-house Chef.
*However, we are also happy to work with outside wedding planners.
Seated and Rehearsal Dinners
The interior of the mansion can seat up to 100 people, while the outside grounds can accommodate over 200 people. Every seated dinner package includes a 45 minute cocktail reception.
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Recommended by 75% of couples
Kim · Married on 04/03/2016
I cannot say enough to recommend The Elms Mansion! Their team, especially Judy and Faith, did a truly fantastic job with our garden ceremony and reception. My husband and I are still amazed at how fabulous our wedding there was. Throughout the entire planning process, for every random question (and there were many) I sent them, they responded immediately, all the while reassuring me that it was all going to be fantastic. And it was!! Our entire wedding and reception was flawless. The mansion and garden are just stunning. Our guests keep raving about it, saying it was the most beautiful location for a wedding. The food was exceptional, the servers so friendly and yet professional - everything was perfect. The value of their packages is absolutely amazing. There are other lovely venues around town, many of which are considerably more expensive and offer less, but The Elms' location on St. Charles Ave, centuries-old history, tasteful elegant decor and thorough events team are simply unmatched in my opinion. They quietly took care of every last detail and provided my husband and me with the most beautiful wedding imaginable.
User3821441 · 2+ years ago
The Elms mansion was the perfect setting for our dream New Orleans wedding and now that it's done I can't imagine getting married anywhere else. The setting was picture perfect, inside or out, and the service was truly excellent. I also think that for all that you get and shopping around other venues, it's a pretty good value. Everyone raved about how good the food was and they even ended up adding a lot of extra items to the menu beyond what we ordered, which was a nice surprise.Sent on 10/21/2014
They run a tight ship and have a certain way of doing certain things, but there is of course room for individual brides to do things as they want or need. However, because they do tend to run weddings a certain way, they do it very well and seamlessly which makes it easy on the bride and couple. Working with Judy and Faith was generally very easy and I knew I was in good hands with the both of them.
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Emily · Married on 02/16/2013
The Elms Mansion was the absolute perfect place for a New Orleans wedding. It has it all - a historic gorgeous home, expansive side yard with a gazebo and paved area for dancing, situated directly on the streetcar line. We hosted 200+ guests there for a February wedding. We were married in the gazebo and then had a flawless indoor/outdoor reception. The band, Refried Confuzion, was setup to play mostly outside, but at one point, they changed to brass instruments and processed inside the home and played in the back bar area (another option for a small band setup). The food was amazing. We had heard great things about the chef and he definitely lived up to his reputation.
Judy, who worked with me throughout the whole process, was just great. I didn't have a wedding planner and definitely didn't need one. She had everything under control, kept me informed as we needed to make planning decisions, and was a pleasure to work with.
I'd recommend the Elms to any bride looking for a perfect wedding venue in the heart of New Orleans.
For a beautiful southern wedding at one of the most beautiful Mansion on St. Charles Avenue I highly recommend The Elms. Judy will help you plan a wedding that your guest will talk about for years to come. She and the entire staff at The Elms are a pleasure to work with and they will make you feel like a guest at your own event.