Location Spotlight: Longue Vue House and Gardens
The gravel rumbled under the weight of my car, while the bright sun shined through my window. As I drove onto the property of Longue Vue House and Gardens, it was as if I stumbled into a Jane Austen novel and one of the Bennett sisters was to greet me upon arrival. The vast eight-acre property is a sight to behold, with lush greenery surrounding the grounds for what feels like miles.
Many brides and their guests have used the Old Metairie property for a vast array of wedding festivities. Photographers turn the gardens into a picturesque bridal portrait backdrop and maids have gathered for tea in celebration of their friends.
Originally constructed in 1935, Longue Vue has the potential to host an event for nearly 400 people. It’s true beauty, however, lies in the intimate, whimsical garden teas and bridal shower soirees. Outside options are almost limitless, while their indoor Playhouse can host a 50-guest seated tea or a 75 person cocktail style event.
Your event will include tables, chairs and linens with all other food and necessities coming from outside sources.
Hollywood south has also discovered the beauty of Longue Vue. TV shows including FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,“ and movies like such as the upcoming “LBJ” with Woody Harrelson have used the grounds for various showbiz reasons.
The house and property were originally built by Edith and Edgar Stern, who named the property after a tea house on the Hudson River where they got engaged. The Sterns were a huge staple in the city of New Orleans. Both had deep family roots in philanthropic efforts and continued that throughout their marriage and passed the legacy onto their children and grandchildren. The Sterns were responsible for finding Dillard University and the Flint-Goodridge Teaching Hospital for African-Americans. They also spent their time working on voter registration reform, among many other things.
Longvue House and Gardens – 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans 70124