Host your Event at Ogden Museum

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Ogden Museum of Southern Art is located in the heart of New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District, less than a mile away from the French Quarter and walking distance from amazing hotels, renowned restaurants, the Julia Street galleries and the convention center. Devoted to the art and culture of the American South, Ogden Museum is the perfect setting for your special event!

Stephen Goldring Hall

Stephen Goldring Hall reflects the distinctive architecture of the city’s Warehouse district. It showcases changing exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection of 18th, 19th and 20th century works. This modern, five-story structure  features a glass facade, “floating” staircase, and intimate galleries surrounded by mezzanine-style balconies which overlook the Grand Hall’s four-story atrium. Goldring Hall can host small gatherings as well as large receptions of up to 700 guests. The rooftop terrace, with exquisite views of the city’s skyline, may also be rented individually for private functions.

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The Patrick F. Taylor Library

The Patrick F. Taylor Library was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and opened on Mardi Gras Day in 1889. It remains the only building in the South by this important American architect and Louisiana native. The large, open floor-plan features towering, vaulted ceilings adorned with individually carved, unique “Hounds of Knowledge.” With a capacity of up to 300 guests, this landmark is ideal for the host seeking a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Museum provide with facility rentals?

Facility rentals include the space(s) rented, security and an on-site coordinator. All beverage service is provided through the Museum at an additional cost, while catering, furniture rental, A/V, and any other services are contracted through third-party vendors. All third-party vendors must be approved by the Museum. The on-site coordinator acts only as an intermediary between the Museum, client and third-party vendors for the interests of the Museum, and does not serve as an event planner for the client.

Can I bring in my own caterer?

The Museum allows clients to bring in outside caterers at no additional charge. All caterers must be licensed and insured, approved by the Museum, and available for an on-site meeting with the events manager no less than 30 days prior to the date of the event.  Outside caterers may not provide beverage service.

When is the Museum available for rental?

Facility rentals must not interfere with the normal working conditions of the Museum. Goldring Hall is available for events beginning after 5:30 p.m., daily, while the Patrick F. Taylor Library is available for events beginning at or after 8 a.m., daily.

How long is a regular rental period?

The Museum rents its facilities in 4-hour blocks of time. Additional time may be contracted at an incremental, additional cost. Load-in and load-out are not included in this 4-hour time.

Does the Museum provide parking?

Adjacent parking lots are not owned by the Museum. Parking Arrangements can be made with Premium Parking via

Contact Us

Interested in renting our unique spaces? Call 504-539-9621 or email to learn more.

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