Historic Mansion in the Bywater

New Orleans, LA


People

200 event guests

I-overnight guests

18 overnight guests

I-min nights

3 minimum nights

Located in the distinct Bywater Arts District of New Orleans, this venue is the ideal spot to be! You'll find yourself set in an environment mixed between old-time New Orleans and hip, contemporary New Orleans. Only about 2 miles from the famous French Quarter, you'll have easy access to a multitude of shops, bars, and restaurants! Absolutely perfect for events of all kinds, you can have it all at this venue! With 8 spacious bedrooms (most of them have king/queen beds), you can house up to 16 people, making it suitable for overnight wedding accommodations. The gourmet kitchen and large dining table that can seat up to 18 people are great for rehearsal dinners or other parties. You'll be extremely delighted with the oversized living room that holds a 70-inch TV, surround sound system, and a Baldwin upright piano. To add to that, the large side yard features a fire pit, 6-burner gas grill, outdoor table, AND hammocks! Not only do these amenities make it easy to entertain, but with the large side yard you're able to turn this place into the perfect wedding venue.

Proposal Engagement party Bridal shower Bachelor party Bachelorette party Rehearsal dinner Wedding Ceremony/Wedding Reception Overnight Accommodations Post-wedding brunch Honeymoon Vow renewal
  • Invalid Dates!

  • Large Event?

    $1,000.00

  • Per Day

    $1,528.25

  • Dollar

    $1,558.25

Amenities & Details


This property is a plantation-style home dating back to the early 1880s, located in the heart of New Orleans' Bywater arts district - and about 1-1/2 miles from the French Quarter (30 minutes walking or 8 minutes by Uber). We are close to Bacchanal, The Joint, The Country Club, Elizabeth's, and Satsuma Cafe. It's perfect for family reunions, wedding parties, company off-sites, and other large groups.

The space

The house was recently renovated to preserve historic details including 13' ceilings with plaster medallions, heart pine wood floors, cypress doors, and a 125-year old oak tree. At the same time, we updated the layout to more comfortably accommodate large groups:

* 18-person dining room table
* Oversized living room with 70-inch television, surround sound system, and Baldwin upright piano
* Private yard (1/3 acre) with fire pit, six-burner propane BBQ, outdoor table, and hammocks
* Super-fast WiFi (the top tier that Cox offers)
* Front porch (gallery) with historic gas lamps and outdoor seating
* Off-street parking for two cars and ample street parking for overflow

The house has eight bedrooms with layout as follows:

Downstairs
- Bedroom 1: one queen bed (ensuite bathroom - shower)
- Bedroom 2: one king bed (ensuite bathroom - shower)

Upstairs
- Bedroom 3: one queen bed (ensuite bathroom - shower/tub combo)
- Bedroom 4: one double bed
- Bedroom 5: one twin bunkbed
- Bedroom 6: one king bed
- Bedroom 7: one king bed
- Bedroom 8: one queen bed

There are two additional shared bathrooms upstairs: one with a clawfoot tub (with shower) and another tub/shower combo.

For larger groups, we also have a separate guest cottage that has a queen bed, full kitchen, and full bathroom (with clawfoot tub/shower). It is available upon request for an additional fee.

Guest access

Full house, excluding guest cottage. Includes one gated side yard with BBQ area and fire pit, as well as a corner yard under the oak tree.

Interaction with guests

Caretaker on site occasionally and 24/7 assistance available on demand as needed.

Other things to note

If you're interested in hosting an event on site (e.g. wedding rehearsal dinner, family reunion BBQ), that's no problem at all. We can also host full weddings on site, though an additional fee may apply.

And in case you're wondering, we're a fully-licensed B&B in compliance with all local laws and regulations.

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  • Bed 9 bedrooms
  • Bath 6.0 bathrooms

Reasons to Fall In Love


  • Fantastic neighborhood/area that is super close to all of New Orleans attractions
  • Beautifully decorated with intricate details throughout

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  • What Does This Actually Cost?

  • 18 People ÷ $1,558 per night
  • $87 per night for an overnight guest
  • The bride and groom each pay $500 each for the wedding event
  • $93% cheaper than the national average for the cost of a wedding venue

Rental Rates


Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night
Standard Rate
03/06/2017 - 12/11/2017
3 night minimum stay
$900.00 $1,100.00
Mardis Gras 2018
02/06/2018 - 03/13/2018
3 night minimum stay
$900.00 $1,100.00

Jeff

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Availability


Unavailabile 2 Nights Minimum 3 Nights Minimum 4+ Nights Minimum

Reviews


We took a gamble and hosted our destination wedding with 40 out-of-town guests at this venue - a beautiful plantation house in our favorite neighborhood of New Orleans (The Bywater) - sight unseen. To say that it exceeded all of our expectations is a HUGE understatement. When we walked in, we all started screaming; we couldn't believe how gorgeous it is. Every room is designed with impeccable taste/detail, functionality and careful thought. We couldn't have been more thrilled with our decision to rent this house and host our entire wedding weekend here. We stayed at this house for a 3 nights with our 3 kids and 10 of our closest friends (15 guests total) and never hurt for space. We also hosted an additional 25 guests on Friday evening for a popcorn party/movie night, Saturday morning for the wedding and creole brunch, and Saturday evening for a cocktail hour and to watch the Cubs game on the giant 70" TV. There was enough room for everyone to be out of each other's way, but definitely space for chatting, having conversations, and enjoying time together too. Our guests loved hanging out on the upstairs balcony and watching the rain, sitting outside in the south yard by the large oak tree, doing yoga in the north yard by the fountain, and wandering the Bywater neighborhood for coffee, bakery goods, BBQ and dive bars. As we walked the property to figure out where to hold the ceremony (inside, outside, by the giant 150 year old tree, underneath one of the many trellises, by the fountain, on the lit patio, on the square lawn? - so many options!), we were thrilled to discover that the house was fully equipped with plenty of silverware, glassware, a bar cart, and enough chairs to comfortably accommodate our party of 40. There were also 3 separate Nest thermostats - amazing for a house of this age - and incredibly helpful for our unusually warm October wedding (95 degrees!) As the bride/groom, we couldn't decide which room WE wanted to stay in ourselves - each room was just so smartly designed, gorgeous and breathtaking. Every bathroom was pristine and gorgeous. The full size washer/dryer, steamer, iron, and plenty of full-size mirrors were helpful on wedding day as we were getting ready. Also helpful, while the adults were mingling downstairs or on the balcony, the kids spent time in the media room upstairs with its own TV and private bathroom - a great little hideaway for our 8, 10 and 12 year olds. The Bywater is a great neighborhood with tons of character, charm, and personality. It's only 10 minutes to Frenchmen Street and less than 15 minutes to the Quarter. We had a car and had no problems parking while we were there either. Jeff was communicative and incredibly responsive/helpful with helping us plan a destination wedding, offering the names of various bakeries, caterers, photographers, and party rental services. He offered us the flexibility to bring in whatever food we wanted and bring in our own drinks/liquor. Because we rented the house for the weekend, there was no pressure to wrap up by any certain time, which was great because nobody wanted to leave the house. I'm certain there is not a single reception venue that would allow for such flexibility. If you're looking for a place that will give you the autonomy of doing your wedding YOUR way, The Perfect NOLA Getaway can't be beat. FWIW, all of our friends already want to come back. We've already started looking at our calendars for our next stay!

Mari
October 17, 2017
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We had an amazing time at this beautiful home! Everything was perfect!

Amanda
February 16, 2017
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Amazing house with many up-to date-features. It has a huge yard and beautiful balcony. I highly recommend it.

Michael
February 23, 2017
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Rules & Considerations


Security Deposit: $1,000.00

Please note that rates for having a wedding will vary. It ranges between $1000 - $5000 based on size and type of event.