Celebrate at the Spring Fiesta Townhouse
Private parties and special events are held at the New Orleans Spring Fiesta Home, 826 St. Ann Street, a restored 19th century townhouse.
In 1978, the New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association, which sponsors a series of home and plantation tours after Easter each year, inherited the house and its contents from Edna Tate Halbedel, who bought it in the early 1970s.
One of the conditions of Halbedel’s legacy was that portraits of herself and her husband, Harry, an automobile dealer who predeceased her, be placed in the foyer. Portraits of former Spring Fiesta presidents also hang in the house.
The Spring Fiesta Home “doesn’t have a museum-y look because it’s always been lived in,” says director C. Donald Deggendorf.
Through the years, individual owners have left their marks, including the addition of “all those little things like closets and good plumbing,” Deggendorf says. The present double-parlour was two separate rooms in the 1930s, and the dining room used to be a porch. The owner before Halbedel installed the marble floors.
The house is furnished in Victorian style, representing the décor of the mid-1800s through the turn of the century, the director says. Much of the furniture is American Empire.
The Spring Fiesta House is available for private and group tours for a nominal fee. The Association also makes the house available for private events and can accommodate up to 100 guests. It is the perfect location for a reception, wedding, or party. The courtyard is especially nice for receptions and offers one of the most scenic views in the French Quarter. Outside caterers are welcomed and assistance with event planning is also available.
For additional information about the Spring Fiesta House, or to arrange for a private tour, please contact our Headquarters at (504) 581-1367.
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Special Events, Weddings,
Receptions, Lectures, etc.
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