The magnificent historic Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion or the beautifully landscaped garden is available for your ceremony, continuing its tradition since 1969. 


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Weddings & Receptions Testimonials

The following are just a few of the many accolades we have received from couples who have celebrated their wedding day at the Elms Mansion:

Your facility is magnificent ... sumptuous interiors and furnishings ... both beautiful and atmospheric. All of our guests were very impressed with the magnificence of the rooms. The care you took to insure that every detail was attended to, including the gorgeous floral displays in all of the rooms, created a wonderful ambiance .. the food was beautifully prepared and presented. I was told repeatedly how delicious everything tasted. Many of our guests were from different parts of the country and the taste sensations provided by your interpretations of French and Louisiana cuisine were the cause of constant marveling and superlatives. Thanks to you and your staff and the hard work that you put into this event, our daughter's wedding was a truly memorable event. Every detail of the reception was handled professionally yet lovingly. You and your staff must truly love and enjoy what you do, and it shows. We cannot sufficiently express our delight and gratitude for a wonderful affair. We both know that there is no way we would have had such a fantastic, problem-free and memorable reception anywhere else.
The O-Shea's
Thank you for the tremendous job you and your staff did with my daughter's wedding reception... the thoughtful planning and keen sense of attention to details made everything absolutely perfect! Just as we had hoped, our guests were treated to a most wonderful evening.
David M. Mize, Major General U.S. Marine Corps
Juli and I would like to express our sincere thanks for the masterful job everyone at the Elms Mansion did during our recent wedding reception. The event was flawless! Among the almost 200 guests were friends from every corner of the globe -- Athens, Parish, London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, and without exception everyone commented how beautiful the reception was. The property looks exquisite, the food was sensational, and the organization from the original booking to when the last guest left was truly exceptional. You and your staff did a world-class job of ensuring our most important day was well beyond our expectations (and we had high expectations!)
Jack & Juli Jelenko
Our wedding day was nothing less than sheer perfection! We are still raving about everything, especially the food! We couldn't have asked for better better guidance and professional service.
Angela Lagoren
Thank you for my dream wedding! I could not have asked for anything more on one of the most special days of my life. You were professional, polished, and organized. I have nothing but praise for the mansion, and will recommend you to all of my single friends.
Emai Ho & Brad Kurtz
What a "fairy tale" wedding!!! Thank you so much for all of your guidance, ideas and hospitality at the Elms. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves and our memories will last a lifetime..
Alana Yucatich
Thank you so much for all that you did to make our wedding a dream come true for both of us! It far exceeded our highest expectations and we have had tons of rave reviews from all of our family and friends as to what an incredible evening it was! You did a fabulous job ... that alone would be a remarkable feat but considering that you were brought in 3 days before the wedding, it is truly unbelievable. Everything was absolutely perfect and we feel blessed to have had you coordinate our storybook wedding!
Jeanine & Nick Piskurich
Thank you for all of your help with our fabulous wedding! We couldn't have picked a more beautiful venue than the Elms Mansion! We are still receiving rave reviews...
Sean & Tammy Hegarty
I want you to know what a wonderful job your staff did for our wedding ceremony and reception... everything was fantastic -- from the location, to the food, and to the staff! The evening could not have been better. Our guests raved -- it was certainly an evening they will be talking about for some time and I would highly recommend your facilities to others.
Betsy Kentwood
We wish to thank you very much for helping us make the wedding a truly memorable event. The mansion was beautiful and the food and service were terrific. The entire job was professionally done. One of my very good friends summed the entire wedding up by saying "It was the best wedding I ever attended. Every girl should have a wedding like that!"
C.J. & Shirley Fayard
Thank you so much for helping me pull off such a wonderful reception. The Elms Mansion was the perfect setting for a traditional New Orleans reception. You both made coordinating the details from Texas relatively simple. I can't tell you how many compliments we got on the service and food served..
Chris Williams Soute
The Elms Mansion is the perfect place for a wedding! We had many guests from out of state who were charmed by the beautiful house and grounds. Our Louisiana friends were equally charmed! The food was wonderful and surpassed all of our expectations...
Kathy Durwin
Thank you for providing a lovely setting, delicious food, and excellent service for (our daughter's) wedding reception. Family and friends had a wonderful time. Since many of them had not been to New Orleans before, you provided their first experience with Southern hospitality. What a great first impression!
Billie Morgan
Thank you for your help in making our daughter's wedding so wonderful. You two were wonderful in knowing just what to do and in being patient with this 1st-time mother of the bride with many questions! You certainly have perfected your art and skills and made it almost a flawless event! Our guests have told us over and over how wonderful the food was .. hats off to the chef!
Elaine & Oscar Hingiosa
May we express our deepest gratitude to you and your staff for making our daughter's wedding reception an affair to remember. Since the wedding, we have received glowing compliments on the elegant home, delicious food and gracious hostess...
Jerry & Mary Marcello
I don't know how to begin to thank you for the spelndid evening ... the reception was perfectly lovely. Your staff outdid themselves on food and service. The guests all commented on the house, the food, the champagne, the garden, and the warm and inviting atmosphere. You both did such a good job at making it feel personal for us ... in short, I can't begin to list all you did for us. It was a huge success!
Katrina Eaton