New Orleans is not lacking in history. We live among countless buildings and historical sites, some of which have been in existence since the city was first established 300 years ago. One of those buildings, the Elms Mansion on St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District, recently announced a big anniversary.
In a press release about the anniversary, representatives for The Elms stated that the mansion was built 150 years ago, in 1869, by Watson Van Benthuysen II and is only on its third family of owners – brother and sister duo Tom and Faith Roche.
Many couples know the Elms Mansion as a wedding ceremony and reception location that offers a picturesque New Orleans backdrop to any wedding celebration. In addition to its December anniversary, the mansion is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a location for special events and wedding celebrations – being reborn as an events location in 1969.
The Elms Mansion is currently highlighted in the New Orleans Bride Magazine Summer 2019 issue’s location spotlights that highlights 10 outdoor locations that “wow for your Big Day.”