History of the building

Del’avant was once the home of the Kress and McLellan five-and-dime stores.  The charm and character of our historic event space and downtown LaGrange make Del’avant a unique choice for your wedding reception, party or meeting.  Plus, it offers all the amenities you’ll need including two green rooms, catering kitchen, sound system, and complete set-up. Our dedicated event coordinator and support team are focused on ensuring your next occasion is truly a special one.

In addition to the event facility, the Del’avant building includes retail space for rent, as well as four loft condos for purchase.

Owned and managed by the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority (DLDA), the Del’avant building was redeveloped in 2010 and donated to the DLDA as a gracious gift from the Callaway Foundation.  Del’avant proceeds serve as a revenue source for ongoing revitalization of downtown LaGrange. Building upon a sense of community, the purpose of the DLDA is to develop and promote a healthy and prosperous downtown within the context of cultural and historic preservation.