Elms Mansion

A Historic Mansion in the Garden District

The Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion is a beautiful example of Italianate style architecture, providing exquisite grandeur to St. Charles Avenue and the Garden District of New Orleans.

The historical Elms Mansion is complemented with period furnishings and surrounded by lovely gardens and patios. It is one of the most sought-after private party venues in New Orleans, and continues to host special events for individuals and corporations.


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The mansion features elegant touches such as an imported mantel of hand-carved marble, ornamental cornices, 24-karat gold sconces, and a 48-foot grand ballroom lined with jeweled windows.

We are proud to say that we are the only historic home on "The Avenue" to offer such functions. In addition to providing excellent New Orleans cuisine.

We continue to receive rave reviews from everyone who has experienced The Elms, and we look forward to sharing our Southern Hospitality with you on your next visit to New Orleans!


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Guest reviews and experiences

We receive many letters of thanks and appreciation from visitors and corporations who have had the opportunity to experience The Elms. We'd like to share a few of them with you. Read more of our accolades here.

Janet Lagner, Affiliate Relations

I want to express my thanks to you and your staff for a party that was clearly the talk of the convention. As you said, the mansion clearly speaks for itself. Thank you for all of your assistance in coordinating this event.

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Kathy Dennis, Director of Communications

Repeat customers can be your best advertisers and I can certainly attest to that. I held many functions at your home and every time it gets better and better.


Susan L. Schmitz, Marketing Programs Manager

I have to smile every time I think of the wonderful Southern Hospitality you and your team exhibited during our recent conference. Our guests really enjoyed their day at your home. You made them feel so welcomed and so comfortable!