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Address: 3029 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115-4423
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+1 504-895-9200
09:30 - 16:30
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Magnificent example of Italianate style architecture containing imported...

Magnificent example of Italianate style architecture containing imported techniques, 24-karat gold sconces and a 48-foot grand ballroom lined with jeweled windows.

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WOW, a great location for events

I attended an event here and it was great. The location is nice, the grounds are kept well and the mansion is amazing. I had the chance to meet the granddaughter of the original... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Plantation, Florida
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Plantation, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended an event here and it was great. The location is nice, the grounds are kept well and the mansion is amazing. I had the chance to meet the granddaughter of the original owner and she is very pleasant and helpful. All the staff and bar tenders are top notch and very professional.

Thank SLynnS01
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cruise with Azamara, we were brought here one evening for "An Amazing Azarama evening" We were able to tour the historic mansion and enjoy a jazz band and entertainers in the garden. Memorable.

Thank LovemyAcura
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I attended a wedding here and the experience was top notch from beginning to end. This is a lovely mansion on St. Charles Avenue and I just love the idea of being able to hear the rumbling of the streetcar during any event you have here. I think that it adds a nice New Orleans touch to the festivities. The... More 

Thank Marielle S
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

A group of us toured the first floor with a granddaughter (Faith) of Mr. Elms' It was fairly brief, but interesting and fun to see inside one these historic old New Orleans homes.

Thank feltoneer
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Went to the Black Hat Society Ball October 2014 and had a true magic moment. I would recommend everyone to score tickets if you can. Just WOW!

Thank Ian C
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

Attended a special event here. What a gorgeous old mansion! It's a National Historic Monument built in 1869 for the industrialist Watson Van Benthuysen. It's actually called The Van Benthuysen - Elms Mansion. The Elms family has owned it since 1951, and their Mardi Gras royalty souvenirs can be seen throughout the space. It's by the architect Lewis Reynolds. Self-guided... More 

Thank ClintPage
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

This was a beautiful mansion. We really enjoyed it. Staff nice and helpful. We went and did the servants tour after which was great too. The employee was very knowledgeable and friendly. Lunch at the carriage house was included in our package. Large delicious sandwich with a giant cookie, bag of chips and a drink. Not a bad deal at... More 

4 Thank Steph K
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

The home and grounds are beautiful. The Elms was an excellent venue for a Rehearsal dinner/cocktail party. Guests were able to stay inside or sit outside. The food was fabulous and there were bars set up inside and out. The staff was professional and accommodating. A band performed in a small gazebo outside adding to the ambiance of the event.

Thank bayougal57
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Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

We were in tour group from Canada and this mansion has been selected for the stop for eating. Great meal with great menu. We were received with a Mimosa. Then a tour of the mansion. Was really nice architecturally, woodwork, richness. One room is all mahogany. Another room was flemish oak elaborate with carved panels and cornices over the doors.... More 

Thank Danthemannad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Pros: The Elms Mansion is absolutely gorgeous; the mansion and grounds are some of the prettiest New Orleans has to offer and because of that our wedding was equally beautiful. Our guests are still raving about the quality of the food (we didn't have much opportunity to eat at the wedding, nor were we ever offered a tasting prior). The... More 

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