N.O.L.A. Venue Search - Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights Museum

When a guest walks into 316 Royal after it has been transformed for an event they get the feeling that they've been given access to something truly special, unique and secret.  When they walk by the storefront the next day, and see it undone, the feeling magnifies.  Just like Cinderella and her Pumpkin, the party disappears after midnight, and that leaves guests wondering how the party was ever pulled off in the first place.

 

 Photo by Kat Rizza, flowers by Pistil & Stamen, styling by Clark & Kelly

Photo by Kat Rizza, flowers by Pistil & Stamen, styling by Clark & Kelly

 

What

Bevolo is a storefront, craftsman workshop, and lighting museum by day turned perfect venue for intimate weddings, corporate parties, rehearsal dinners and private seated meals by night.  The building, which fills the block between Royal Street and Exchange Alley in the French Quarter, boasts 40 hand-made copper lights, exposed brick and a workshop brimming with antiques.  Events at Bevolo have a secret feel, seeming to appear out of nowhere.  The neighborhood is rich with history as is the building itself.  This venue has a max guest count of 100 for reception style events, 60 for ceremonies and 50 for fully seated meals.  There is a small kitchen, from which creative chefs have been able to create memorable meals.  Parties at Bevolo typically go from 7pm-10pm.

 Photo by Kat Rizza

Photo by Kat Rizza

 Royal Street - Photo by Kat Rizza

Royal Street - Photo by Kat Rizza

 

Who

Couples who are attracted to Bevolo for weddings typically like it because it has that "French Quarter" look and history.  The space speaks for itself and doesn't need a ton of dressing up, which means that it lends itself to more minimal or simple couples.  The lights are a unique feature that add tons of character to the backdrop.   Bevolo is a storefront, and it cannot be totally cleared out of inventory for events, so couples need to know that they have to be flexible and unfussy going in.  Nothing comes included in the rental so a planner is required to host an event at Bevolo.  A great planner (ahem, I know of one at least, ha!) can help you bring in unique vendors to create a one of a kind experience.  In our opinion, the best use of the space is for killer welcome parties and rehearsal dinners.  

 Photo by Hannah Pickle

Photo by Hannah Pickle

 Photo by Emily Green 

Photo by Emily Green 

 Photo by Dark Roux, Flowers by Pick-a-petal

Photo by Dark Roux, Flowers by Pick-a-petal

How 

To rent Bevolo reach out to events@bevolo.com.  I hear someone really attractive, cool and professional will respond to you to set up a call or tour.  Okay, okay, I admit it...  it's us!  

Clark & Kelly has been venue managing for Bevolo since 2016 and we love working with the Bevolos!  Not only is the space beautiful, but we love the location and fact that it's one of the only "build your own event" venues in the city.  We offer special pricing for Bevolo couples and love to help couples get the most bang for their buck and best custom experience using local vendors.  

 

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Happy planning!