May 31, 201706:04 PM
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Location Spotlight: Sully Mansion
Despite the many choices of traditional, luxury and boutique hotels and Airbnb and HomeAway rentals to stay in when you travel or staycation or hold an event, there is something to be said about the classic bed and breakfast. Sully Mansion is one New Orleans’ classic bed and breakfasts and has recently undergone a cosmetic boost.
Sully Mansion is located on the tree-lined thoroughfare of Prytania Street in the Garden District. The mansion was built by Thomas Sully in 1890 for the Rainey Family.
This former home is a pristine representation of Southern residential architecture. Its welcoming wrap around porch and grand, along with the original stained-glass windows, 14-foot ceilings and the original carriage stone at the curb of the house are quintessential New Orleans.
Sully Mansion is now offering guests and visitors the like a chance to revel in the history and grandeur with private parties spanning the courtyard to the entire property. Couples can buy out the entire mansion property and have their guests or bridal party cozy up in one of the inn’s nine guest rooms.
As you walk up to the mansion, the newly stone-paved courtyard greets you at the gate and continues down the side of the building. The area below the overhanging trees is perfect for a springtime ceremony or a reception under the stars.
Along with the grand staircase, the first floor of the space includes three guest rooms, a salon sitting area, a dining area and the kitchen. The chic interior is homey and inviting with a variety of seating and lounge areas. The second floor includes an additional six rooms, as well as a living area filled with books and other diversions. Or, guests can relax on the porch and watch passersby on Prytania Street.
The mansion offers couples three different rental options, each involving a three-hour rental and the use of the front porch, dining room, kitchen, salon and courtyard. Each rental option houses a max capacity, with the highest reaching 120 for a full rental. The largest rental option also includes a two-night stay in the mansion’s bridal suite.
Additional requirements include a tent being placed on hold for weather conditions, as well as having all of your caterer and other necessary vendors pre-approved.
Sully Mansion. 2631 Prytania St. 504-891-0457. sullymansion.com
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