FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the minimum buyout?
Our minimum buyout is three nights and includes one event. Additional nights and events can be reserved for an extra charge.
What is included in the weekend rental?
You have your choice of one event as well as exclusive use of the entire property, which includes the grounds and accommodations on site.
Do I need an event planner or coordinator?
Yes and no. We do require a planner for wedding ceremonies and receptions but do not require (but strongly recommend) a planner for other social functions. A well-orchestrated event always has a conductor.
Do you do photo shoot rentals?
Yes! With a variety of indoor and outdoor backdrops, the Derbès Mansion is an idyllic setting for family photos, engagement sessions, bridal portraits, and styled shoots. You are free to take your photos during your weekend rental or schedule an appointment based on availability.
When is check in and check out?
Check in is at 3PM. Check out is at 11AM.
What are the house rules?
We will provide you a full list upon booking but the most common ones are:
All outdoor gatherings must end by 10PM
No open flames or candles are permitted inside.
All outside candles must be in glass cylinders.
No glitter, confetti, or artificial rose petals.
Sparklers must be 20 inches only and lit 20 feet from the house.
Are there noise restrictions?
Yes. We are located in a residential area and try to be good neighbors. We strictly follow and enforce all New Orleans sound and noise restrictions.
Can I bring my pets?
Yes! Well-behaved potty-trained pets are welcome.
When can I see the property?
We’d love to have you over! We are happy to schedule an appointment when we don't have guests staying onsite. Typically, Monday-Thursday 11AM-6:30PM.