Whitehall New Orleans, The Premier Event Venue

The Perfect Backdrop for Your Cherished Moments

Step into a timeless realm of elegance and grandeur, where history and romance intertwine to create the perfect backdrop for your most cherished moments. Picture yourself strolling down the aisle beneath the sprawling canopy of century-old oaks, their branches whispering stories of a bygone era. Nestled within these magnificent grounds stands a historic home, an architectural masterpiece that has witnessed generations of love and celebration.

With its enchanting blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, Whitehall New Orleans beckons you to become a part of its rich tapestry, weaving your own tale of joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories. Welcome to a place where dreams come alive, where the past and present unite to craft an exquisite canvas for weddings, parties, and events of unparalleled splendor.

Whitehall New Orleans sits in Old Jefferson, near the Mississippi River and a mere 5 miles from downtown New Orleans. Whitehall New Orleans’s central location and ample parking make it easy to access, and it is also perfect for hosting all types of events and gatherings. We easily accommodate parties of 25 to 1,000 guests, taking pride in tailoring the venue to suit your needs.

Historic Event Venue on the Mississippi River

Built in 1857, Whitehall New Orleans was the home of Francois Pascalis de la Barre and his family. It was a successful sugar plantation until 1891. This vast estate sprawled over a remarkable 8,000 acres, extending its reach from the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain.

Historical accounts beautifully depict life at Whitehall New Orleans, marked by festive gatherings and joyful celebrations. During the Christmas season, plantation owners warmly invited their friends and families to partake in the merriment of Christmas Eve.

Whitehall New Orleans’s significance extended to the Civil War era when Union General Morgan established his headquarters here. They based the decision on the property’s location near New Orleans. The property also has a connection to the popular Labarre Road, which is a famous dirt road.

In 1919, the estate underwent a transformation, becoming a vibrant casino with lively dance floors and performances by renowned orchestras. Additionally, Whitehall New Orleans proudly housed a splendid restaurant, where sumptuous meals and exquisite music combined to create unforgettable experiences. A stroke of luck could turn your journey home into a delightful adventure.

Whitehall New Orleans Gives Back to Community

Magnolia Community Services intertwines with the captivating landscape of Whitehall New Orleans. Dr. Charles Bloom started Magnolia School in 1935 to help people with intellectual and developmental challenges through specialized training and support.

Dr. Bloom led a group of businessmen to establish a school for his son, driven by the need to secure resources. They worked together to create Magnolia School, showing their strong dedication to helping and teaching those who needed it.

Through generous private donations, Magnolia School emerged as a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. When you opt to rent Whitehall New Orleans, a portion of the fee directly contributes to this vital cause.

As you search for an event venue near me, remember booking your party at Whitehall New Orleans goes beyond providing event space. It allows you to make a real and important impact in the community and shows the value of giving back.