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.
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.
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.