Event Rental at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center
Housed on the ground floor of historic Turners’ Hall, built in 1868 for the Society of Turners, a German benevolent association, the center offers 6,000 square feet of newly renovated space featuring the art and legacy of Louisiana native John T. Scott.
Designed to be an interactive space for learning, connecting, and engaging, the space features three galleries offering an immersive experience of art, history, and culture in the heart of downtown New Orleans.
Featuring both an individual conference room for hosting meetings and multi-room spaces perfect for receptions and special events, the center offers a convenient location with modern technology, making it an ideal venue for your next event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Facility rentals include the space(s) rented, center-based furniture (tables, chairs), A/V, one (1) security guard, and an on-site coordinator. All beverage service, catering, special furniture rental, and any other services are contracted through third-party vendors by the renter. All third-party vendors must be approved by the center. The on-site coordinator acts only as an intermediary between the center, client, and third-party vendors for the interests of the center and does not serve as an event planner for the client.
The center allows clients to bring in outside caterers/beverage service at no additional charge. All caterers must be licensed and insured, approved by the center, and available for an on-site meeting with the renter’s events manager no less than seven days prior to the date of the event. There are restrictions on the types of beverages allowed in the center and the list of beverages must be pre-approved by the center.
The center is a unique space flexible in its design and use. We try to limit facility rentals from interfering with the normal working conditions of the center. For that reason, we offer price incentives for event rentals during the hours/days the center is closed.
The center is available for rent:
-Sunday-Wednesday beginning at or after 8 a.m.
-Thursday-Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. (*note center will close early on these days to accommodate facility rental)
The center rents its facilities in 4-hour blocks of time. Additional time may be contracted at an incremental, additional cost. Load-in and load-out are included in this 4-hour time.
Adjacent parking lots are not owned by the center. Parking arrangements can be made with Premium Parking via premiumparking.com.
Rates for renting the center vary based on the space desired and time of week.
A full list of rental options and rates are available here.
Interested in renting our unique spaces? Call 504.356.0169 or email [email protected] to learn more.
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