Degas House

2306 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

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Average Base Cost: $18,000

Our average base cost for a Degas House wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list using the ‘Estelle’ wedding package. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee:  There venue rental fee at the Degas House breaks down as follows:

Estelle Package:

  • No rental fee
  • $110.00 – $125.00 per person (price dependent on the number of guests)
  • Four hour event which allows for ½ hour guest arrival, ½ hour ceremony and 3 hour reception. Additional hours available
  • Provides use of the venue’s two formal parlors, two covered porches, dining room, courtyard, and art gallery
  • Tables, floor length white (or color of your choice) table linens and white padded folding chairs
  • In-house catering – includes four hand passed Hors d’ Oeuvres and four buffet items. See Estelle Menu for selections
  • Full, open premium bar, assorted domestic and/or imported beers, red and white house wines, assorted sodas and juices
  • Bartenders and servers
  • Private parking lot for up to 100 cars
  • Security provided by New Orleans Police Department (if minimum is met)
  • Cake cutting fee
  • Food tasting for up to four people
  • $150.00 toward your wedding cake, bakery of your choice (if minimum is met)
  • Event Coordinator to oversee the entire event from the beginning of the planning stages to the end of the wedding reception, guiding you through the ceremony rehearsal and keeping you on schedule with your reception timeline

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A La Carte:

If you choose to go “A La Carte” and book all services and menu items separately, the following fees apply:

  • $3500.00 venue fee – includes two parlors, dining room, museum, front and back covered porches and courtyard
  • $1500.00 ceremony fee – includes white padded folding chairs as well as all setup and breakdown fees
  • 4-hour event which allows for ½ hour guest arrival, ½ hour ceremony and 3 hour reception. Additional hours available

What’s Included: See above


  • Additional hour: $1,000 per hour, $6.50 per person to keep the bar open
  • 20% service charge

Food and Beverage: All catering must be provided by the Degas House. The average price per person for a plated meal and full bar is $90/pp when using an a la carte option.

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Vendors: Outside vendors other than caterers are allowed

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Up to 300 people

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Bridal Suite: Yes. The “Dressing of the Bride” is a two day package available which includes a 2-night stay in the Estelle Suite (accommodates 4-5 people, not including rollways) as well as the items below:

  • Cooked to order breakfast for all overnight guests in the main dining room.
  • Personal attendant for wedding day– will serve light lunch of assorted cheeses, fruits, vegetables, tea sandwiches, pastries, beverages, champagne, and mimosas as well as accommodate any additional needs of the bride and bridal party.
  • Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the newlyweds in the Estelle Suite following the wedding festivities.
  • Breakfast delivered to newlyweds in the Estelle Suite the morning after the wedding.
  • Up to 10 people
  • $1,200.00 plus 20% service fee

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Parking: Yes. 90 off-street parking spaces are included complimentary in the Estelle Package. Otherwise, it is $25.00 per car, per day

How Will Grandma Get There? The Degas House is little under 2 miles from the French Quarter where there are a ton of hotel options, including the Saint Hotel.

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The Estelle Suite

Party On! Events can go until 11 p.m.

The Report: 

Built in the early 1850’s, the Degas House is the only home and studio of French artist Edgar Degas, the co-founder of the Impressionist movement of 1874. The Degas House, which was built during the original development of the Esplanade Ridge Neighborhood, currently serves as a museum, wedding venue, and Bed and Breakfast.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

Brides rave about the wedding planners here, as well as the overall service they receive. Aside from the unbeatable location (just far enough away from the French Quarter to be quiet, yet close enough for guests staying there), the history and the charm of the venue (as well as the price…I would definitely go with the ‘Estelle’ package) make this a great option for brides in Louisiana or couples planning a destination wedding. Keep in mind that aside from the Estelle Suite there are other rooms that non-wedding guests would be able to rent unless you occupy them, which I would recommend.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 8
Layout 7
Location 10
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 9

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