An Historic and Exceptional Setting.
Inspired by a powerful and community-focused legacy, we open our doors for you to learn, innovate, create, and enjoy. Host a business meeting, small retreat, bridal shower, tea, or special occasion, and set yourself up for an unforgettable experience.
COVID-19 update: In these uncertain times, we are doing our best to remain flexible with respect to event scheduling and formats. We have suspended cancelation restrictions (a 10-20% administrative fee will apply). Please contact Director of Sales Laren Holzer to discuss your vision for a safe and successful event or meeting at Longue Vue, tailored to your specific needs.
EXPLORE OUR VENUES
The Whim House
Indoor space with private garden available; can seat up to 12 with distancing.
Rental Fee: Half Day $750; Full Day $1,100
Indoor space with access to Tennis Court Garden; can seat up to 20 with distancing.
Rental Fee: Half Day $800; Full Day $1,300
The Yellow Garden
Outdoor space; perfect for smaller groups. Available as an add-on to the Whim House or as an independent space.
The Spanish Court
The East Lawn
The Wine Cellar
Indoor space, can seat up to 6 with distancing.
Rental Fee: $1,200; up to 4 hours
VENUE RENTAL FAQS
What does my venue rental at Longue Vue include?
Venue rentals at Longue Vue include tables, chairs, white linens, and an Event Captain to help you set up your food and decor, direct caterers or other vendors, facilitate questions or requests throughout the event, and clean up at the end of the event. Venue rentals at Longue Vue do not include catering, cake, beverages, or servers/bartenders but our Sales & Marketing Director can assist you in recommending those vendors. Clients can request use of Longue Vue’s glassware depending on the size of your party.
What items am I not allowed to bring to Longue Vue for a private event venue rental?
Due to the historic nature of Longue Vue’s interior and exterior spaces, we do not allow candles or any type of flame on the property. This includes chafing dishes. We also do not allow glitter or confetti of any kind. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Latex balloons are not allowed. Any other type of balloon or balloon display must be taken home after the event and disposed of off-property.
Can I bring my dog to a private event at Longue Vue?
Unfortunately, we do not allow pets of any kind on our grounds.
Do you have any preferred caterers that you work with?
Yes! Our Director of Sales & Marketing, Laren Holzer, keeps a running list of caterers and other vendors we have worked with in the past and can make recommendations based on your vision for your event. Any caterer or vendor beyond this list is also welcome as long as they are able to abide by our venue restrictions listed in this FAQ and as communicated by our Sales & Marketing team during the planning process.
Does Longue Vue allow music at private events?
Clients can bring a small personal speaker for events in the Whim House, Playhouse, or Yellow Garden. Clients may hire a harpist, violist, guitarist, or other string player or string group of their choice. Longue Vue does not allow loud amplified music during private events such as large speakers, a DJ, or large band due to our location within a residential neighborhood.
How late can I host my event at Longue Vue?
Due to our location in a residential neighborhood, all events must end by 6:45PM to allow for guests to exit the property by 7PM at the latest. Longue Vue cannot facilitate any nighttime events.
Where do my guests check in and where can they park?
Guests will pull up to the Gate House upon entry and be greeted by one of our guides. Our guides will then direct guests to one of two parking lots and provide directions from the parking lot to their designated venue space. Guides will also be available to direct caterers and other vendors to your event.
Will I be required to show a negative Covid-19 test or vaccination card?
At this time, if your event is indoors, you and your guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test administered within the last 72 hours. We will update this policy as city mandates change and will continue to follow the mandates put forth by the City of New Orleans as we are located in Orleans Parish.