Frommer's ranks Degas House between Empire State Building and Biltmore Estate
The Degas House in New Orleans, the former residence of French Impressionist master Edgar Degas, continues to captivate weddings, garnering national attention as the top wedding venue in Louisiana on Frommer's list of "Best Weddings in the 50 States." Historic House Museum and Bed and Breakfast is the only artist's home or studio in the world that is open to the public and features Degas drawings, monotypes, lithographs, etchings, sculptures and reproductions as a scenic backdrop for a wedding.
Frommer names Degas House among some of the most prestigious landmarks in America, including the Empire State Building in New York City and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Degas House is also located next to some of the most incredible natural formations in the country, including the Grand Canyon and Utah's Zion National Park.
"At Degas House we work tirelessly to make every wedding a truly memorable occasion, and we are proud to be honored among some of the best venues in the country," said Degas House Director and Founder David Villarubia. "Degas House's heritage combined with its picturesque location on one of New Orleans' most historic avenues makes it an incredible backdrop for any special wedding day."
The designation as the premier wedding venue in Louisiana follows the honors on TheKnot.com's "Best of Weddings" list for 2013, 2014 and 2015.
You can find more information on Frommers.com's "Best Weddings in the 50 States" and a full list of winners here .
Degas House, a historic house and inn with a New Orleans-style courtyard, was the home of the French impressionist painter Edgar Degas from 1872 to 1873 while visiting Creole relatives in New Orleans and is the only home or studio of the artist in the world. which is open to the public Degas painted eighteen works while residing in the home, including his first Impressionist painting and the only painting ever sold to a museum: "Portraits in an Office, The New Orleans Cotton Exchange." The mansion now houses a museum, bed and breakfast, and event space, including lounges, gallery, and a French Quarter courtyard with fountains.
Visit degashouse.com for more information on daily guided tours: (1) Gourmet Creole breakfast and tour (9:00 am); (2) Guided tour (10:30 am); (3) Guided tour (1:45 pm); Corporate event, Meetings, etc. Event space, wedding reservations, suites or rooms early!