Located in the beautiful Garden District of New Orleans, LA, Elms Mansion is an elegant wedding venue that offers a glimpse into the city’s fascinating history. Also known as the Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion, this beautiful Italianate-style mansion was built in 1869 and has been hosting weddings and other events for over fifty years. Elms Mansion was built for ‘Yankee in Gray’ Walter Van Benthuysen, a Civil War officer and prominent New Orleans businessman who lived there until his death in 1901. Later, the house served as the German consulate until the start of World War II. In 1952, it was bought by John Elms Sr., the owner of the largest coin-operated amusement company in the South. The house is now owned by the third generation of the Elms family, who have used it to host private events since 1969. Complete with period furnishings, this stunning venue features such exquisite details as a hand-carved marble mantel, 24-karat gold sconces, and ornamental cornices. Couples who choose to host their weddings here will be able to experience a taste of luxurious life in historic New Orleans. One of the most popular venues in New Orleans, Elms Mansion offers guests an experience like no other. Couples can exchange their vows on the gazebo in the mansion’s beautiful gardens, which is home to one of the city’s largest magnolia trees. The 48-foot grand ballroom, complete with jeweled windows, features a stage and a full-service bar. With the gardens, Elms Mansion can accommodate 400 people or more (minimum headcount of 100). For receptions, the venue offers three hours with an open bar, champagne for the wedding toast, mansion candelabras, and a cake knife and toasting glasses. With wait staff in formal attire using the finest crystal, silver, and linens, couples and their guests will dine like royalty. Elms Mansion offers full wedding planning services, though they are happy to work with outside wedding planners. They will also work with couples to customize a food and beverage menu prepared by their in-house chef. For those looking for a stunning historic venue with style and elegance, Elms Mansion is the perfect choice.