47 total reviews
The venue itself is beautiful. We were both fond of Edgar Degas and his work. It was awesome to both get married and stay there. The staff was amazing. It was as stress free as a wedding can be. Sharon and Kelly were incredibly attentive and helpful. We look forward to returning every year for our anniversary.
As mother of the bride I wanted my daughter's wedding to equal what she had envisioned. I would have to say it met those expectations and beyond. The Estelle Suite, served as a perfect place for the night before the wedding, for the dressing of the bride, and the Bridal suite for the bride and groom. The house and courtyard served as a perfect New Orleans setting for both the ceremony and reception. The Degas House staff transformed the ceremony space into the reception space seamlessly while guests were served hors d'oeuvres.
Mrs. Sharon and the waiting staff made us feel at home and truly outdid themselves! Our guests, both local and those from out of town, raved about the exceptional food! The menu offered was a tribute to New Orleans cuisine. The house itself served as a beautiful backdrop for pictures and the cutting of the cake.
If you are looking for a venue that provides New Orleans ambiance and tradition this location is a perfect choice.
My now husband and I were blown away by how amazingly perfect everything was at the Degas House. It is not only the most beautiful location, but the staff are the most special people. We felt so taken care of and they were kind and helpful. I would suggest you stay there the night before and the night of because things worked out perfectly for us. If you are looking for an intimate setting, this is the place! Also.. the food is to die for!
Ashley, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you were pleased with your wedding here at Degas House. Thank you for choosing us for this most special event in your lives.
Word cannot express how thankful I was to find this venue! I am a New Orleans girl born and raised but have been living out of state for a while now. Planning away from home was quite the challenge but Eva and The Degas House made things so much more easier for me! I called venue after venue and each one, I just felt kind of beside myself. More as if because I wasn't physically there, they didn't really want to help. Instead of just make it work, I kept looking and I am SOOO glad that I did! From start to finish The Degas house made me feel so welcome! From every phone call to every e-mail, they were there to answer everything! The moment I meant Eva, it was the most comforting feeling any bride can have with their venue! She made me feel like family! Eva took care of everything for me so that I and especially my family didn't have to worry about a thing! Everything looked absolutely beautiful, and I will remember them forever! I had the most carefree and loving day to last a lifetime! The only regret that I have is that I didn't get a chance to thank the staff personally the night of the wedding. It FLEW by but every time I turned around a staff member was there to make me smile! I was this nervous bride sitting in the stairwell, trying to peek at who was out there! lol Just waiting...nervously for it to be the moment when I am facing everyone for the first time. A couple of the staff members waited with me to give me the signal and while we waited, they made me feel so comfortable! She told me stories and took away all of nerves! I literally felt like I had a whole new family on my wedding day and that really meant a lot to me! Ms. Sharon's food was the talk of the town too! My whole family raved about her and she sent us off with the food we didn't get a chance to eat and for the next couple of days we were in heaven! I'm hoping she sends me the recipe to her red beans! LOL The Degas House was an absolute beautiful place and the staff just topped it all off! I could keep going but you really should see it yourself! The pictures does NOT do it justice either, I had my questions of space not being able to be there but when I finally got to see it, it was like a moment in time. I cannot thank you all enough for everything that you did for me, my new husband, and all of our friends and family! Can't wait until we see you all again!
We were very excited to find out that our original date of our wedding 10 years ago was available. We were very impressed from there on out. The staff the days leading up our renewal was so supportive and professional. The day of was stress-free and everyone had fun. Everything went even smoother then our wedding years ago:)
This past summer I hosted a Bridal Shower at Degas House. We wanted something different and fun. I worked with Paige on our small event, but she made us feel important. It was fun! We had beer, wine and appetizers. We got to bring in our own cake. They even helped us with games- it was part of the Dressing of the Bride Package. We just added on to it. It was really nice for the older people who came, they had just as much fun as us girls being silly!
I highly recommend getting married here! My partner and I got married in NOLA for our destination wedding and were only able to make one trip down to the city to pick a venue and get everything in order. We had a list of place to visit, but after visiting Degas House, we were so excited and we knew that it was "the one." We rented out the entire bed and breakfast (8 rooms) for the weekend and had our immediate family from all over Canada and the US stay with us at the house for four days total. One of my best memories is waking up and hearing our family downstairs talking and laughing. We had the run of the house and it literally felt like we were home.
The staff are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! They were warm, funny and extremely responsive to our needs. Every single person in our family said that they actually felt as if the Degas House staff were family, which made our wedding weekend so much more special and memorable.
The event staff, Eva (wedding planner) and Paige were amazing from the moment that we first visited Degas House until our taxis arrived at the end of the weekend. They accommodated everything that we asked for and were quick to follow up via email/phone leading up to the event.
We organized a beautiful rehearsal lunch outside in the courtyard and Degas House brought in an amazing chef to cater our meal (chef made vegetarian accommodations too!). The meal was elegant and beautifully arranged and Paige and Eva even served us! Degas' great grandniece (who works in the museum) came to our luncheon to give a welcome and explain the history of the house, which I would highly recommend. Our family was blown away by this special surprise.
In looking at photos before, I thought that the courtyard looked a bit small to accommodate our ceremony, but it fit our 100 guests perfectly without leaving too much empty space. We brought a lot of our decorations and the staff set them up. Degas House has a beautiful white arbor that a past bride donated to the house and is available for couples getting married there. Everyone said that our wedding was one of the most beautiful and romantic weddings that they had ever been to, largely because of the setting. Degas House will get you out of the French Quarter in a beautiful historic neighborhood with huge live oaks and lots of space to enjoy. One more thing, our reception was held outside, but we also used the parlor of the home for seating. If you have any piano players in your group, there is a baby grand in the living room--my dad and his best friend played a blues duet for everyone.
My final suggestion is to ASK Eva or Paige if you have any questions or concerns and trust that they will work it out for you. They are extremely flexible and want you to be happy! We are already planning our visit back to NOLA and want to stay at Degas House.
My perfect day was everything it was supposed to be thanks to Eva, Paige, and the rest of the amazing staff at Degas House!! They worked with me on every detail, making sure I was completely satisfied! My husband and I were on a VERY tight budget and that didn't compromise their service or enthusiasm at all! From the tasting and full bar selection, to help with a florist, bakery, and send off ideas, Degas was there every step of the way! They waited on us hand and foot throughout the exceptionally coordinated ceremony and reception; my husband and I never had to 'lift a finger' and never were without a beverage in our hands and smiles on our faces! They made sure we got to eat by setting us up our own table on our suite balcony for the two of us to eat and visit together after the ceremony and before the reception. The food was plentiful and delicious!! We were so excited to find after we returned from our 'just married' celebratory cocktails at the Sazerac that they had decorated our suite with our wedding flowers, more food, our pictures of us with which we had used to decorate our reception tables, and rose petals adorning the bed!! It was such a memorable event and the staff at Degas House made it all the more memorable! I obviously do not intended to get married again, but if I did, I'd do it all over again at the Degas House, absolutely!!!
We just got married at the Degas House in New Orleans. The entire experience was PERFECT! Our wedding planners (which were included in the entire wedding package) Paige and Eva were so wonderful and helpful and fabulous that I wasn't stressed for a second. They even got the Degas House wired for more electricity to accomodate our amazing band! Paige felt more like a best friend than a wedding planner. She was easy going, friendly and made everything go so smoothly. I didn't have to do anything on the big day and that made it so wonderful.
Our ceremony was gorgeous! The lighting they use down the courtyard and over the dance floor was so beautiful and magical. It really made for an enchanted evening.
My entire family stayed at the Degas House which was such a cool experience. The rooms were great and the breakfast was spectacular every morning.
My bridesmaids and I got ready in the Estelle Suite which was so fun! We had lunch on the balcony and took some amazing photos overlooking beautiful Esplanade Ave.
We used Ms. Sharon, who is employed by the Degas House, to cater our wedding and she did not disappoint. The food was superb. Everyone loved it.
We had such a great experience with the Degas House that we'd do it all over again in a heart beat. It was absolutely the best day of my life and I have Paige and Eva and the Degas House crew to thank for that. I know my husband agrees. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and we also HIGHLY recommend this vendor for your wedding day.
I was married at a local church in New Orleans and had my reception at The Degas House. I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about The Degas House, their staff, and the wonderful reception they helped put together.
First, Eva, our wedding coordinator went above and beyond to make sure our reception went perfectly. She was constantly in contact with my mother and I to make sure everything went better than it was supposed to. You could always count on her to email you back the same day, if not within a few minutes, even if it was later in the evening.
Next, the staff set up everything we had. Any decorations, favors, anything was set up so that my parents did not have to worry about it the day of the wedding. Eva placed everything where it was supposed to go and never missed a beat.
The day of the wedding was fantastic. The second my husband and I got off the street car Eva was smiling with champagne glasses in hand to greet us and get me freshened up. She was constantly telling me what was next and giving me a heads up if I needed to be anywhere for toasting, cake cutting, etc. I literally didn't have to worry about a thing and was able to let go and just have fun with the guests and my husband.
The staff could not have been more perfect. They were smiling, getting food for my husband and I without us asking, and making sure we were eating (since I'm sure most of you have heard that the bride and groom usually don't eat on their wedding day). They were always checking on our guests and a joy to have.
The food was to die for! If you are looking for amazing New Orleans cuisine you do not need a caterer for this venue. They will also try to accommodate anything you may want at your reception.
I gave the Degas House 5 starts for all of these reasons listed above and so much more. If you are looking for a place with exceptional service, a New Orleans feel, and beautiful atmosphere this is the venue for you!!
My husband and I live in Chicago and we wanted to get married in New Orleans. We were lucky enough to find the Degas house to host our dream New Orleans Wedding. They could not have been more accommodating and wonderful in planning a destination New Orleans wedding!
-The food was gourmet and classically New Orleans, prepared in house by an extremely talented local chef Ms. Sharon who has worked there for years (they provided a tasting for my parents and my husband that was simply wonderful);
-The owner David was so helpful and generous in talking to us, showing us around, and really made us feel at home during our stay there;
-We got to stay in the Degas house where the wedding was held, and just walked up stairs to an amazing honeymoon suite in old style New Orleans decor at the end of our ceremony;
-The wedding planners (Eva, Rachel) were incredible (Degas house provided us with wedding planners!)! Every need we had, every convenience we hadn't even considered, they had already taken care of. They catered to what we wanted and helped us from the beginning until the end of the second line! They even wrapped up food and cake for us at the end of the night and had it waiting in our room knowing we'd be famished;
-The Degas courtyard was classically New Orleans, with gorgeous lighting between the houses, full space for our 8 piece band, and flawless access to the main house;
-The main house was stunning and a wonderful place to cool off and mingle between the courtyard and the guests;
-The Degas staff was first class, professional, cordial, and showed us that constant warm hospitality New Orleans is famous for;
Degas house created an incredible event for us and we would choose it again in a heartbeat. All of our guests keep telling us that "this was the best wedding [they've] ever been to." As we talk about it, ours was the best wedding we've ever been to as well. And at the end of the day, our wedding was the best wedding for us, because it was at Degas House.
I cannot recommend Degas house enough to anyone and everyone I talk to. Degas house is THE place to have a wedding in New Orleans.
The Degas House provides that charming Southern elegance that is uniquely New Orleans. I personally have attended several events ... ranging from art gallery receptions, private parties on the patio, and their unique "Dinner With Degas". The staff is so accommodating; the food was delicious; and the setting is just perfect. A lovely venue for a destination wedding!
I was at the Degas house with 16 guest and had an unbelievable experance with the food , service , and entertainment. Working with Page was awesome took care of all of our needs and put our experance over the top.
The Degas House was a perfect location for our reception. Not only is it beautiful, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The venue was already wonderful, but only became better when they saved us from a very difficult situation. At the last minute (3 hours before the reception!) our caterer went missing and we were completely lost. It looked as if we were going to have a reception without food (a problem in general, but even worse in New Orleans, where we love our food!).
As soon as Degas House heard about our troubles, they sprang into action, somehow creating a feast within hours. David, Rachel, Paige, and Eva were so helpful, and the talented chef, Ms. Sharon, salvaged the night with delicious in house catering. Our approximately 300 guests were none the wiser and the party went off without a hitch. Everyone commented on the great atmosphere and flow of the event and fully enjoyed the ability to travel throughout several spaces. Working with the staff, we decided on 3 different musical acts for the main house, the second residence, and the courtyard. The flexibility of the space makes me want to throw other events there in the future. Above all, though, I will never forget the grace and generosity of the Degas House staff and their extensive efforts to make sure our reception was everything we envisioned.
We could have chosen from any number of banquet halls, but the Degas House is the only way to go if you are looking for an authentic New Orleans experience. The house and grounds are beautiful, the food delicious, the history of the home fascinating, and the staff extremely helpful and professional. Our coordinator, Eva, was a dream to work with. My son and his bride were absolutely thrill with their wedding. It was everything they hoped a New Orleans wedding would be. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, this is the place!
Leslie Quinn, Florida
Beatiful and elegant, we had a great time for our wedding and everyone was so accomodating. Eva and Paige were great, thank y'all for making our day so special!
We feel so fortunate to have had our daughter's wedding reception at the beautiful Degas House! The romantic atmosphere of the historical home and charming courtyard was the perfect setting for a New Orleans wedding celebration.
The entire Degas House staff was so attentive and warmly catered to each of our guests making everyone feel so welcome. All of our guests enjoyed the delicious dinner buffet prepared by Ms. Sharon. We received so many compliments, and the New Orleans cuisine was one of many special highlights of the evening.
We loved working with Eva, our wonderful wedding coordinator. She handled every detail of the reception in such a caring and professional manner. She truly has a special gift for smoothly coordinating all aspects of wedding planning, and her kind and sweet spirit was so appreciated.
It was such a sincere pleasure working with the exceptional staff at the Degas House. The venue is one of the most beautiful settings in all of New Orleans. It was a wonderful experience, and we will treasure the memories!
My sister got married last weekend at the Degas House and it was the MOST incredible experience ever! The house was amazingly beautiful, but what made the weekend for us was the staff. Everyone was SO helpful- Paige was the greatest and went above and beyond to make every detail perfect. Ms. Rose's food was off the charts amazing and the staff just couldn't do enough. We can't wait to go back and stay just for fun!
I have done several events for my clients, but never a Wedding. When one of my clients asked me to do a Wedding Dinner for her daughter in New Orleans in a short time frame, I took on the challenge. I spent a few days looking at different venues and then discovered The Degas House, home of the famous painter Edgar Degas of the Impressionist movement. The site went exceptionally well with their staff and fit within the short time frame and budget that was given to me. In the mother’s words, “it was like stepping into a historical period of a museum home, but being allowed to walk and sleep behind those red ropes that keep visitors out”. The couple served in the military and only came in for a few days and then off to serve our country. The setting was everything I expected, the food was superb and the house staff, wait staff etc. took care of our every need. I would highly recommend this property “The Degas House” for any kind of event; due to the wonderful office/event staff and informative information they shared to make this a successful, memorable event.
Sincerely, A Vip Travel Experience (Mississippi-Event Planner)
We recently held a sponsor reception event at the Degas House. The staff, especially David and Rachel, were extremely helpful during the weeks leading up to the event.
The caterer we hired fell through, unfortunately, but the Degas House managed to pull together some amazing food for our 200+ guests (at no extra charge!) with less than three hours notice! They are incredible and certainly exceeded our expectations. I would recommend the Degas House to anyone looking to host an event in New Orleans.
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The Famous Home of Edgar Degas
Our New Orleans-style weddings are a blend of art, history and hospitality. Enjoy an intimate setting of Creole elegance in graceful double parlors, or a New Orleans reception in the French Quarter-style courtyard. Available for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners & parties up to 350 guests.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Tented Area
- Capacity: Up to 350
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013