12 featured reviews
Member Since: 2/6/2014
This was my 1st wedding and I wanted something small.. I started out with just having an intimate wedding there.. But after talking over things with Ms Broel she stated I still can have something small with family & friends.... So I placed it in the hands of her and the staff...I stated to her how many invites I was planning and she took care of it all..I mean it all from flowers, cake,DJ, and all course the wonderful menu..I was so amaze when I enter the doors of the House of Broel about an hour before my wedding...it was more than I could ever imagine... I choose to get dress there in the elegant room that was for the use of the bride. I am so glad I made the decision to hold my special day there... Her staff was wonderful and not only did they make sure the bride & groom were not in the need of anything but they also took care of the guests..All my guests enjoyed their self to the upmost and stated this was on memorable wedding attended so of course that made me feel special ... I thank Ms Broel and her staff for making my day on Sept 17,2011 an everlasting memory..I advise any bride who wants to be stress free in planning for a wedding to go to The House Of Broel...I still remember Ms Broel saying to me "She& her staff will take care of it all & all I had to do was arrive an 1hr or so before my wedding and she was right!!!! I would like to take this time once again to thank Ms Broel and her staff for making my day on Sept 17,2011 an Special & Memorable Day!!!!
Member Since: 1/12/2014
Ms. Bonnie Broel proved to be the ultimate "hostess with the mostess." From the moment that we arrived to the reception venue until the evening's end, our every need as newlyweds was met by Ms. Broel and her conscientious staff. My husband and I didn't have a wedding planner, so this was of the utmost importance to us. Many brides will tell you that they are so busy during the reception greeting guests and taking pictures that they forget to just take moments to enjoy themselves. Ms. Bonnie made sure that we sat down to eat-she served us herself-had someone on hand to get us drinks continuously throughout the night, and provided a special room in which we could change or just escape from the crowd for a few minutes.
What was most impressive, however, was the way that she treated my guests. I should mention that the House of Broel is also a gorgeous, ambient Victorian Mansion that doubles as a museum, and Ms. Broel made sure that guests who didn't feel like dancing or mingling were entertained by giving them a personal tour of the house.
Months later my family and guests are still talking about the food and about how much fun they had at my wedding. This all-in-one reception venue is a must for any bride and groom who want an elegant New Orleans' style wedding catered by a personnel that exemplifies true southern hospitality!
Member Since: 11/29/2013
They made it so easy for us. It was just the two of us and it couldn't have gone any better. Everyone was very personable and went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. I forget the young woman who shot the photos for us? She did an outstanding job and was creative and covered the entire event with professionalism and a warm, friendly personality.
Bonnie is one of the sweetest people we've ever met. The wedding cake was beautiful as well as being "the best" tasting cakes ever!
If you're looking for a romantic, beautiful setting in the Garden District of New Orleans, you won't find a better facility. I'd be happy to answer any individual questions you might have. Mike & Denise
Member Since: 4/13/2013
Bonnie Broel helped me out in a pinch. We put together a wedding in 5 weeks! Bonnie knows how a wedding should go--and I didn't--so that was extraordinarily helpful. She was hesitant about a variation that I wanted, but worked with me and did what it took to make it MY day. All my guests were pleased. The gardens are enchanted and all lit at night. The house is cozy and elegant. The staff is friendly and I loved my wedding assistant. She was level headed in the midst of the usual wedding confusion. I am impressed with the VALUE of what I got for my dollar. I would recommend HOB to a friend.
Member Since: 10/6/2013
My Friend Kristi set up most everything and it was just fantastic. Everything included. So friendly so easy. I would highly recommended this for anyone! The ease was fantastic. The host/ordained minister was so friendly and sweet.
I received my disc with photos within days of contacting the photographer and they are just great!
The cake was really delicious that was prepared. Everything was there and provided I did not have to think about a thing just show up and it was all prepared/provided.
The only thing that I would have done differently is I wished that I had purchased a bouquet to go with my wedding colors. Other than that FANTASTIC!!
Member Since: 8/23/2013
I must say when I heard the price of my wedding, I was a little afraid,I mean the value was astonishing. Ms. Broel was like having my very own Fairy Godmother, She helped me make the difficult decisions the right way, Her staff was courteous, attentive, and everything you could ever want. She has so much experience, it's astonishing. I felt like a princess, My husband like a King, our guests were so happy, My cousin is getting married in November and wants to return to The House of Broel. I advised her that if she does not, she will be making a mistake. Ms. Broel is the sweetest woman I have ever met, Not originally from the south but a very distinct and dignified transplant. I would not change anything about my day. Thank you Ms. Broel for all your wonderful help, your Beautiful home, and all of your extensive knowledge.
Member Since: 9/19/2012
I'm just so happy that we picked this place, due to it being in our budget and they do everything of you in a package deal. Every came out perfect. The staff really does know how to throw a party and have everything flow well the whole night. Do watch out that Mrs. Broel can be bi-polar at times and she would like you to do things her way because it is better. It is really better, she knows her shit.
Member Since: 4/9/2013
The House of Broel is excellent for that "New Orleans Proper" type of wedding. The venue provides elegance and sophistication wrapped up in New Orleans history and tradition.
Member Since: 1/17/2012
When looking at venues all over Houston and New Orleans, we initially chose the House of Broel because of the cost and the amazing location (we loved the classic New Orleans feel, right off the streetcar route). Ms. Bonnie, the mansion owner and her staff (especially Monica) not only exceeded our expectations but the expectations of our 150 guests!! Family and friends are still raving about the entire experience from the food (an assortment of passed appetizers as well as hot buffet stations) to the music to the museum tours to the CAKE and the free-flowing drinks!! As a very busy bride (originally from NO but living in Houston), the all-inclusive package offered was the way to go!! We only had to worry about a photographer and the flowers. Upon our first visit, Ms. Bonnie gave me her cell phone number. She was excellent with communication and getting back to me when I'd email her any questions that may have come up. She collaborates with extremely professional and caring vendors (Cake-Swiss Bakery & DJ-Carl Livermore) who run their businesses like she does - with the utmost professionalism and a focus on customer service. They were also excellent with communication and taking care of anything that we dreamt up prior to the event!! The dance floor stayed packed the entire night! I also forgot to add that the all-inclusive package includes an OPEN BAR!!! This is not something that we found at any other venues. Bottom line - If you are looking for an amazing venue with an amazing hostess, call the House of Broel. The only thing you'll have to worry about is enjoying your wedding with your friends and family!!
Member Since: 1/19/2012
I was so impressed at how much Mrs. Broel focused on doing everything possible to make us happy and make sure my wedding day went as planned. She went out of her way to not only make sure I was happy, but to make sure my groom was happy and both of our parents were happy. She had a coordinator that checked on us all night and they even made sure we had time to sit and eat! The House of Broel is the most beautiful place and we took some fabulous pictures there. We didnt even have to decorate it since it already had beautiful flowers and it has its own victorian decor. I really felt like a queen for the day! We recieved so many compliments on the whole expereince: the food, the amazing service, the beautiful place, etc. Also, they have all inclusive packages including food, open bar, and wedding cake for very reasonable prices. They took care of everything for us. They really made my dreams come true and gave us the wedding and memories of a lifetime.
Member Since: 6/21/2000
The cons: can't choose or change the menu
The pros: location and cost
Member Since: 2/14/2011
The House of Broel was great. Everyone was very pleased with it. THe staff was awesome aswell.
The Most Romantic Site in New Orleans
Known for its warmth and charm this Garden District Mansion delights guests with exceptional Creole Cuisine, attentive staff and unparalleled surroundings – all at an affordable price. The hand painted high Victorian ceilings, exquisite antiques, romantic courtyard and glorious gardens offer a unique background for your special day in this magical city.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 350
- Style: Botanic Garden/Park, Mansion/Historic Site