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$$ – Affordable
Backyard, Ballroom, Garden, Museum, Historic Venue, Hotel, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Mother of the Bride here. Our daughter and her fiance live in China and wanted to come "home" to Louisiana and New Orleans for their wedding, as they both have family and school ties to the area. They wanted an authentic and unique New Orleans venue, as guests came from 3 continents, five countries and 17 states to attend the wedding. Originally the bride and groom estimated 35 people would come, the guest list rsvps were at 120. The Degas House was the perfect venue for their wedding. They are able to accommodate any number of guests from small to large. We love that this is a Non profit Foundation, and historical home, in a unique New Orleans neighborhood. Kudos to Miss Cindy Hoerner, our wedding coordinator, and everyone on staff for pulling everything together for the ceremony and reception. Miss Sharon's appetizers and dinner were absolutely delicious and we had so many options to choose from. Miss Cindy's expertise was so valuable: the day before the wedding she was able to find wonderful hair and makeup people when the original person cancelled. She also recommended a "sparkler special send-off" with a pedicab exit for the Bride and Groom. Fabulous. Miss Cindy was also quite adept at dealing with a Mom in California and the Bride in China, while working with a short planning time frame. The house and courtyard photograph beautifully. We highly recommend the bridal preparation package in the Estelle suite. A bonus was the delicious lunch included with that package. Perfect for the bride and bridesmaids, and the balcony was a great place for photos. And it's a beautiful room for the bride and groom to stay in after the wedding. We also booked the Mathilde suite for the groom and his groomsmen, which worked well for them, too. In closing, the highest compliment I can give to the staff at Degas House, is that, from the moment I arrived until after the sparkler send off, 8 hours later, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our daughter's wedding. And, as we had hoped, our guests were blown away by the venue, the wonderful food, great music and the hospitality at Degas House. All we had hoped for and more.
My husband and I got married at Degas House in August. Cindy and her team made our day incredible! Working with Degas House was a joy, Cindy's correspondance was promt, helpful, and kind. She always went above and beyond to be sure we were happy. The day of the wedding was was beautiful, stress free, and FUN. All of our guests raved about the food, the venue, and all around atmosphere. The venue is beautiful and uniquely New Orleans. I'd highly recommend getting "The Dressing of the Bride" package. The Estelle suite is stunning and photographs beautifully. Getting ready and having champagne lunch with my bridesmaids/loved ones in such a beatiful, relaxing setting was one of my favorite parts of the whole day. Thank you Cindy and team for a wonderful wedding!
We loved the Degas House. It was the perfect combination of classy and comfortable. Unique and artsy. There was some turnover during the year in the wedding coordinator, which led to some discontinuity. But in the end, we ended up with Cindy who did a great job and helped us with all the details, especially on the day of the wedding.
The Degas House was everything you can imagine for a perfect day. Not only is it a historic building with a rich artistic background, but Cindy Hoerner, the wedding planner will help guide you through this very detailed day. She literally thought of EVERYTHING! Down to an impromptu second line after the party was dying down. Her and the rest of the staff made this day EFFORTLESS! Everything fell into place and everyone left the evening with smiles on their face. When things went array (like our pedal cab not showing up or my lack of a voice on the day of) she was on it and made arrangements without us even having to worry. Lastly, the Degas House is the one-stop-shop for everything you need. Food, planner, accommodation, and a postcard perfect backdrop. Our 112 guests still talk about how great the food was. And the photos turned out better than I could have imagined with the looming trees in the street and the historic neighborhood. It was such a memorable experience to be able to have our second line through the Treme. I can not recommend this place enough! Book early to make sure you get the date you want!
The entire team at Degas House will make your event, whatever it may be, PERFECT. I had my rehearsal dinner and Dressing of the Bride there in September, and it could not have gone better. Eva & Flora worked with me to get everything organized and setup so that my weekend was effortless. We were able to come visit a month or two before the wedding to have our tasting and see the space. The whole atmosphere of the house, courtyard and Estelle suite just oozed New Orleans. And as much as I loved all of that, the best part of my Degas House experience is Mrs. Sharon and the kitchen crew. My in-laws spoke no english at all, and they still managed to communicate and make them all feel welcome & comfortable. And then when I forgot to bring music, they went out of their way to find a sound system that we could use. If you haven't already chosen Degas House for your event, DO IT. I promise it will be one of the best decisions you've ever made.
Wedding Ceremony & ReceptionReviewed on 11/02/2015 brooke s
We just had our Wedding Ceremony & Reception here and couldn't have asked for anything better. The staff and venue are more than words can say. Our Wedding Night was more than we could have ever imagined. They truly went above & beyond our expectations!
I cannot say enough about how absolutely wonderful the staff at and the ambiance at the Degas House were for our wedding. Flora, Marie, Sharon and the rest of the crew went above and beyond, and made our wedding such an enjoyable, relaxing, beautiful and memorable event for us and our guests. The accommodations were so charming as well. I HIGHLY recommend the Degas House as a place to have a perfect wedding experience, and we can't wait to come back and visit for a weekend getaway! Thank you to everyone at the Degas House! You truly are wonderful!!
The easiest part of the day!Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Alyssa R
The Degas House experience was a dream from the day we started looking into them for our wedding day. We started with Eva and she always responded to our questions, concerns, phone call and emails quickly. On our wedding day we had Flora coordinating and she was on it. She made sure everyone was in their correct place and everything was running smoothly. We even forgot our flower girl's basket and petals and she magically found something for them and got some petals in a heartbeat. Throughout the night the attendants made sure all of our guests and the groom and I were thoroughly taken care of and I heard the bartender was great. Ms Sharon's food cannot be beat and our guests raved about her cooking all night! Some even said they had gumbo and jambalaya the next day in the French Quarter and it couldn't even come close to the food at the Degas House. I can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures from this wonderful venue that will always have a special place in my heart!
The degas house met everyone one of our expectations and more. Our family and friends loved our reception. The courtyard is so awesome. We will highly recommend the degas house to our family and friends for their events. Beautiful New Orleans place
Nohrie and John's Resplendent Reception at Degas House!Reviewed on 10/30/2015
When deciding to transform lives, those of Nohrie and John in this instance, there are some of us that choose to manifest in the major, rather than the minor of keys: this is the music of the marriage of myself, a Yankee, to a consummate Confederate this past March, the highest note being our Reception at the Degas house. The aesthetics of the home: its spectacularly authentic rooms that are simply swoonworthy in taking you back in time, to the grounds that were festooned with the most spectacularly designed arrangements for all of us, designed and executed to perfection by Ms. Eva, our coordinator and Ms. Sharon surpassed all of our expectations...New Orleans led me here and to my husband in the most magical of ways by a combination of coincidence and instinct and our Wedding Reception at the Degas house proved the axiom of following ones' heart and bliss is, indeed, best!
We are so thankful to Degas House for making our wedding day so special, stress free, and seamless. We're from Chicago, and planning a destination wedding in New Orleans seemed daunting at first, but the expert help of Degas House staff made it easy. Flora is like a wedding planning James Bond - anytime we needed something she was there to help us get whatever we needed. Need help with finding New Orleans wedding vendors? Done! Need a ride to the restaurant for the rehearsal dinner? No problem! Left something behind at the reception? Already waiting for you in your room! Erin and Alex are ninjas in the kitchen. One of the big draws to New Orleans for us was obviously the FOOD. The dinner Erin and Alex made for our wedding reception was one of the highlights of a very tasty week spent in NOLA. They went out of their way to make sure our vegetarian guests had enough to eat and even made a special vegetarian gumbo that was so good that the non-vegetarians didn't even notice it was meatless. Also have to give big kudos for the brunch - seriously best grits I've ever had in my life. We are so happy we found Degas House. Next to the decision to actually get married, it was the best decision we could've made for our New Orleans wedding.
We are so incredibly happy with our decision to book Degas House. Eva was the event coordinator at the time we signed the contract, and she was so sweet and wonderful throughout the planning process and clearly loved her job and cared that her brides were happy. Being able to work with her as our coordinator was a big part of the value I saw in booking Degas House and made a huge difference in my stress levels during the planning phase. She called me about a month before the wedding to tell me that she was retiring and wouldn’t be there for my wedding day, which I was initially very disappointed by because I had never met or talked to her replacement, Flora. Flora and I didn’t have much planning left to do together (besides her finding me a great price on an oyster bar) but once we showed up for the weekend I knew that we were in great hands! I was uncertain when Eva first told me about her replacement because I didn’t know how experienced she was (still don’t) but she clearly knows what she is doing. She was most valuable during the wedding itself. I couldn’t believe what a well-oiled machine the DH staff was, and I had a few guests comment that the staff did a great job of being effective yet “invisible” during the reception. My sister-in-law’s boyfriend organized a surprise Second Line with Flora and they pulled it off so flawlessly that most of the guests didn’t even realize my husband and I had no idea about it beforehand. We had 105 people and I thought the space was perfect. Everyone loved the food and we even had plenty of time to eat it with DH staff bringing us plates and drinks and whatever we needed.
The Degas House is an exceptional venue that breathes history through its gorgeous walls. Our Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc, a group that honors history, adores this venue because of its authenticity. We hold our annual holiday party here because the decorations are perfect, the staff is wonderful, the location is excellent, and the vibe is just ideal for anyone who loves our city, our French heritage, and all the artful characters who have come before us. I cannot recommend this venue enough as a place to experience true New Orleans and honor our past, present, and future. We have made this krewe holiday reception an annual tradition and cannot imagine the season without it. Thank you.
Our wedding at the Degas House was truly a magical experience. This is primarily because of the wonderful staff there. From David, the owner, to Eva, the Coordinator, to the chefs and waitstaff, everyone made sure that all aspects of our special day were perfect. The planning process with Eva went extremely smooth. She explained the various options in detail and helped us to keep the event within our small PhD student budget. On the wedding day, neither my wife nor I had to worry about a thing. Eva was around to keep everyone on task, guest and staff alike, but she only really needed to corral my wild family.The entire staff wanted to be there, which means they are being compensated fairly, and each individual worked hard to ensure that we had a fantastic event. Every detail truly was magnificent: food, decor, and entertainment. Thank you Eva and your staff for everything. We look forward to spending some of our anniversaries in your lovely B&B!
There may be 2 reviews under my name because my husband wrote a review on our wedding account that is under my name, but I HAD to write my own review! We had our destination wedding at the Degas house on 10/23 and it was everything I ever wanted it to be. The staff and venue and everyone involved completely exceeded any expectations I had. They could not have treated us anymore like royalty. Eva was lovely to work with in our initial planning and when we learned that she was retiring, I was devastated. However, her replacement Flora was fabulous, patient, listened to all my concerns, and had EVERYTHING HANDLED! It was great!!! We had 70 guests, all from out of town and I felt like everyone was blown away by the magical looking venue, the food (great job Ms. Sharon!!!), and the staff. My bridesmaids and I also did the Dressing of the Bride event in the Estelle suite and it was such an awesome way to start our day. I would a thousand times recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in New Orleans.
Eva at Degas House was a pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly as we requested for my husband's parents' 40th Anniversary Brunch. The house is beautiful and has a wonderful Old New Orleans feel. Would definitely recommend!
We had a wonderful experience having our wedding and reception at The Degas House. The venue is beautiful and I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed The Dressing of the Bride in the Bridal suite. I felt like a princess. The ladies spilled out onto the beautiful, spacious balcony where we were treated to a second line parade strolling down the street in front of the Degas House. It was so cool, so New Orleans. We had our wedding ceremony in the spacious courtyard in front of the fountain. Our indoor/outdoor reception included the formal parlors where Edgar Degas painted one of his most famous paintings of the parlor itself. The service was impeccable and Sharon made me feel like I had nothing to worry about. The off street parking included in our package was convenient and accommodated all of our guests. The food was really wonderful and we stayed overnight and had a delicious gourmet breakfast which included a mimosa. The whole experience there was just wonderful and warm.
I had my wedding at the Degas House on October 18, 2015 and loved, loved, loved the venue. It's a beautiful unique, old historic New Orleans location. I had a smaller wedding of 50 guests and they all raved about how fantastic the location is. Flora, our wedding coordinator did a fabulous job, ensuring everything was set up as we imagined it. She was always there during the reception making sure we had everything we needed. Mrs. Sharon's food was delicious. The wedding and reception was magical at The Degas House.I couldn't picture getting married anywhere else.
Wow!!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect. The entire Degas team worked wonders. We were treated like royalty. Flora, our coordinator, was very responsive and thoughtful. They gave us everything we asked for and more. My beautiful wife...I can say that now...participated in their "Dressing of the Bride" offer, which all of the ladies loved (she's writing her own review). The venue is so beautiful inside and out. Luckily, the weather was perfect for us, so we felt like we were in a fairy tale. The food was AMAZING. All of the guests had a great time and were incredibly complimentary of the venue and the Degas House team. There isn't one, single, small, tiny thing I would change about our special night. Also, if you stay there as well, the breakfast is delicious! Get the Bananas Foster French Toast.
The guests at my son's wedding had a wonderful time at their wedding and reception at Degas House. The staff was very experienced and professional. The setting is unique and beautiful inside the house and outside as well.
PERFECTION Every bride, woman, event coordinator, or person dreams of the PERFECT event. Perfection is something we strive in all the time. Eva Tracy & the friendly staff at The Degas House helped us pull off an impeccably perfect event! My husband & I married abroad but had a welcome home/reception here in the city we call home New Orleans. The location here photographs beautifully and is easy to keep small & intimate or expand to a roaring party. Eva helped us tailor the space, our designs, ideas, & wishes to create a memorable event for both us and our guests. Nearly 250 days (thank you TheKnot.com for the reminder) people are STILL talking about what a great time they had. In addition to a great venue the people we got to work with have never been better. In a culture that has lost much of its concern with customer service this place still holds the value of connection and personal touch very highly. I am happy to say I've not only had the BEST event of my life here...I've made connections that will last a lifetime as well. DO YOURSELF A SOLID and visit their website, a site visit in person, & always, always, always, ask for Eva Tracy & Ms. Sharon! ;)
My wife is originally from Vietnam and a Buddhist. So I wanted something middle of the road for our wedding. I thought that asking her for a church wedding would be a little selfish on my part. I believe you love someone for who they are and not what you want them to be. So with that said we now had to find a place for the wedding. Some places were too big and other places just didn’t have that magic feeling until we found the Degas House. With the history of the house and the atmosphere combined it made our wedding something we will always treasure. Somehow after getting married at the Degas house makes us feel even more a connected to the city we love so much. Thank you Dave, Eva and your staff Eddie and Zoe
My husband and I are from out of town but fell in love with New Orleans a few years ago when our friends got married there. We researched a few places before seeing the Degas House and absolutely fell in love with it's historic significance, the charm of the house, and the staff! Eva was our wedding coordinator and was absolutely amazing!! Eva truly made planning our wedding from another city easy. She provided an amazing vendor list and was always available and fun to talk to. The day of our wedding of course Eva was there to make sure everything went smoothly and it absolutely did. Not only were my husband and I blown away by the ENTIRE staff but our guests still cannot stop talking about how friendly and attentive they were. We are still hearing raves about Miss Sharon's food. I still rave about Miss Sharon's food! Miss Sharon also made sure my husband and I sat down to actually eat at our own table. She also would not let us go through the buffet line but instead made sure we were delivered all of the amazing food she cooked. I thought that was super nice. This was one of the nicest and most accommodating staff we have ever had pleasure meeting. Definitely had Southern hospitality/charm. We cannot wait to go back to see all of them again. Highly recommend.
Everything went perfectly with the Degas House. The attention to detail and flexibility to work with all of our various needs along the way was just amazing. The experience was all very personal, and the staff super wonderful to work with. Our coordinator at the house, Eva, was the best person to work with and did just everything she could to make sure the day went just as we wanted it. Her enthusiasm and knowledge really helped take a lot of the worry off of us. They were so willing to help with any questions that came up all along the way. We stayed there, got ready there, and had the ceremony and reception all on site. That got rid of so much potential stress by doing everything there. I definitely recommend to anyone planning a nice and personal wedding in New Orleans!
Charming Place for a WeddingReviewed on 5/08/2015 Rachel K
Overall, the Degas House takes care of a lot and it is a beautiful place to have a wedding. We were very happy with our choice. Eva is very sweet, which is helpful when you get stressed out with wedding planning. She helped us with our special requests, like serving nice beers at the reception. They were also flexible with our rooms. However, it was generally difficult to get in touch with her, especially during the last week when we needed a tent for predicted rain. The only reason we got a tent in the end was because the bride from the previous day found one we could share. Ms. Sharon is amazing! Her cooking was great and she made sure we had everything we needed. She even put aside food for us to eat after the wedding.
Meet The Owner
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.