WEDDING, CORPORATE, & SPECIAL EVENTS VENUE IN THE HEART OF NEW ORLEANS
The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, 916 Lafayette Street, a historic three-story, three-bay, brick house with an attached two-story service wing located in New Orlean’s CBD. Combining both the restraint of the Greek Revival and the Italianate Styles, handsome crosses or “Greek key” door surrounds are among the original interior architectural features which remain. 916 Lafayette offers a private, second floor exclusively for events complete with private entry. For larger events, or guests wishing for a progressive event experience, you may opt to also include the courtyard as well as the entire first floor, Swoop's dining room, and bar, as part of your event.
The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, 916 Lafayette Street, caters to out-of-town guests by offering all-inclusive event planning services, which include coordinating all elements of your event such as our in-house catering, bar packages, personalized event website, entertainment, florists, and transportation including carriages. In addition, we also offer our carefully curated list of businesses local to New Orleans to further help you plan your event from anywhere in the world.
FOR OVER 200 YEARS, THE PROPERTY AT 916 LAFAYETTE HAS BEEN WOVEN INTO NEW ORLEANS' HISTORY.
The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, home to Swoop's, both located at 916 Lafayette Street, has a history as colorful, and mysterious as the city in which it is located. Part of the Upper Central Business District's National Historic District, as well as the local Lafayette Square Historic District, it is possibly the single oldest "house" remaining in downtown New Orleans. The property dates back as far as the early 1800's, while the structure as we know it today was completed in 1865 by Sebastian Swoop. Its illustrious past is dotted with family history, entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as tragedy, lore, illicit activities, and death.