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Laurie Prewandowski · Getting married on 08/06/2021
COVID-19 Wedding Experience
My daughter was married at Compass Point on June 20, 2020. Erin and Amy went out of their way to offer a special and safe wedding by keeping the guests to 10 and spacing out the chairs in their outdoor area. Erin created a bouquet for my daughter that was out of this world. The joy that we experienced by seeing our daughter united with the love of her life was beyond amazing.Sent on 06/30/2020
I highly recommend this venue for any event. The vibe is both casual and elegant. The property is beautiful and the location embodies all that is special about New Orleans. Beyond those tangible qualities, the most important part of this venue is the amazing women who own this place. Erin and Amy went above and beyond both in the beginning of our planning stages prior to COVID-19 and after when they welcomed us to the property for a special ceremony to allow my daughter and her husband to exchange their vows in this amazing location. We are looking forward to the re-scheduled reception next summer.
An additional feature worth noting is the availability of sleeping arrangements on the property. This is ideal for out of town guests. My daughter and her husband stayed in one of the houses for their honeymoon night. They LOVED it!
Thank you Erin and Amy. There are no words to express my deepest gratitude for your hand in making Julie's wedding day so special.
Alexis Snaidman · Married on 08/03/2019
My wedding was amazing! Erin was awesome to work with. Unfortunately the day of my wedding was the hottest day of the year, however she was super flexible with moving everything inside and making sure everyone stayed cool. She was great at helping me with my nerves and helping move everything along throughout the ceremony and reception. She helped me pick my other vendors as well. I'd definitely recommend!Sent on 08/11/2019
Compass Point Events's reply:Thanks so Much Alexis! I certainly appreciate your kind words! You made a beautiful bride and I am so glad everyone had a great time! Congratulations and thanks again for this wonderful review. I’m glad the fruits of our labor are benefiting our couples!! Cheers, Erin
Rachel Young · Married on 05/10/2019
We loved having our wedding at Compass Point. It was such a beautiful venue. As soon as our guests arrived at Compass Point, they couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful it was. The big oak trees, twinkling lights and the beautiful cottages make for a lovely setting. Throughout the planning process, Erin was wonderful to work with and was always flexible with our asks. We had a fusion wedding combining traditional, New Orleans, and Indian traditions and she always had suggestions and had knowledge in all three traditions. Even when we weren’t sure how something would work out, she provided solutions and guidance.Sent on 10/22/2019
Her and her staff made sure we had a stress-free and wonderful evening. The food was fantastic (seriously, I have one friend who won’t stop talking to me about the shrimp and grits). The staff was kind, polite and helpful. We also had Erin do our floral and table arrangements. I didn’t have a very specific vision, so I described a vague idea of what I had in my head and let Erin handle the rest. And wow, I was seriously impressed! It was so much better than I could have ever imagined. She graciously let us use much of the décor she already had which helped us save a bit on expenses and we didn’t have to worry about that aspect.
Erin made us feel so special on our day. I would definitely recommend having your wedding at Compass Point. We are so happy we did!
Compass Point Events's reply:Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with other potential Compass Point couples. It means a lot to us! We love what we do and we do what we love; I do hope it reflects in the production of your event! Thanks so much and best wishes to you both!! 😍😘
A. Dafoe · Married on 04/19/2019
We were looking for an easy but beautiful venue. We didnt want to stress out making a million tiny decisions. Erin and her staff did great at taking hearing what was important to us, and then taking care of all the rest. Would definitely reccommend to anyone!Sent on 08/12/2019
Margo · Married on 04/06/2019
Beautiful venue! Helpful people!
When we walked in to Compass Point we immediately knew it was the place! It is so beautiful and unique. Erin helped us with everything including the food, flowers, rehearsal, decorations, and so much more. There was a 50% chance of rain on our day and she offered to put up tents in the yard if necessary. We also had the option of doing the ceremony inside. (But the weather ended up being perfect!) She has a back up plan for everything! Our guests were so impressed with the venue and how smoothly everything went. We couldn't have asked for a better day! Thank you Compass Point!Sent on 04/09/2019
Compass Point Events's reply:Awwww..... thank you Margo and Casey! The band was awesome too! The party was fun, upbeat with lots of dancing and laughing! The best we can ask for. We appreciate your kind words and wish y’all a lifetime of love and laughter!! Cheers, Erin😘
Katina Saris · Married on 03/30/2019
Most magical experience ever
Our wedding day experience was like out of a book. It’s was beautiful and breath taking. The compound itself is gorgeous and the staff were so helpful and pleasant. The staff went up and beyond to make our wedding magical. The family feeling you get at compass point is comforting. Erin made amazing arrangements of flowers throughout the venue and for the bridal parties. The patiences and compassion Erin expressed with us made it an unforgettable and memorable wedding in which all our friends and family still talk about. Thank you compass point events for everything we can’t wait to come back and visit again.
Katina sarisSent on 08/12/2019
Compass Point Events's reply:Thank you, thank you, thank you for your resounding endorsement! Love y’all both so much!! Xoxo
Shari · Married on 03/25/2019
Dream Wedding at a Dream Venue!
Compass Point was one of the first places that popped up during our venue search and we immediately fell in love with the romantic, intimate setting. Once we visited in person, we were certain there was nowhere else in the whole city we'd rather be married. The string lights, oak trees, and checkered dance floor are absolutely beautiful. Erin was such a pleasure to work with; she made the whole planning process stress-free! Erin truly went above and beyond for us when she arranged for a private food tasting when we were unable to attend the scheduled ones. Even when I didn't give her much guidance on what I was looking for in floral arrangements, she completely hit it out of the park. She was so generous in allowing us to use some of the venue's table centerpieces and beautiful chuppah. Being able to stay on-site in the beautiful historic cottages made the day-of preparations so calm and fun, since we didn't have to worry about changing locations, and hair and makeup artists were able to come to us. All of our guests raved all night about how delicious the food was and my now-husband and I actually got to enjoy it too because Erin made a point to whisk us away to share a private moment together and eat. Above all, I was so impressed by Erin's overall enthusiasm, I'm sure she's done hundreds of weddings by now, but she was genuinely giddy for us and made us feel so special. We both agree that we could not have asked for a more perfect evening. If I could give Erin and Compass Point more than 5 stars, I would do it in a heartbeat. Don't hesitate and book your dream wedding at Compass Point now!Sent on 10/22/2019
Melinda Daffin · Married on 02/15/2019
We loved having our wedding at Compass Point and one friend told me it was the best wedding she'd ever attended, and she's been to many. Erin was wonderful and fun and thought of everything. The venue is gorgeous and affordable. The lights in the massive oak trees twinkling over our outdoor ceremony made it magical. Our guests loved the food served inside the big house in our reception afterward, and the dance floor outside was the perfect way to top it off. I'd recommend Compass Point to anyone.Sent on 08/12/2019
Compass Point Events's reply:Thanks so much Melinda! We definitely appreciate your kind words! It was awesome to be a part of your special day serve your family and friends! Cheers to many years of health and happiness! See y’all at the Algiers Point Holiday Party! E
Crista & Justin · Married on 01/19/2019
They did a top notch job!!!
On January 19, 2019 my husband & I got married at Compass Point which is a outdoor beautiful venue with massive oak trees that has light strands through the trees. There’s cottages on property that you and your guests could rent out. The food was superb and all the staff was friendly. Erin did a wonderful job helping us throughout the wedding planning process. Erin and her staff did an outstanding job for the day of our wedding. All of our guests had a wonderful time at our wedding and thought the food was excellent. The nice thing about Compass Point is if the weather forecast isn’t the greatest then there’s a plan b. My husband & I are soo glad that we chose to have our wedding at Compass Point. We couldn’t have ask for a better venue. My sister lives down the street from Compass Point and will go drive by Compass Point to reminisce about our wedding. I highly recommend Compass Point it is by far beyond five stars.Sent on 10/22/2019
Chalrette Ford · Married on 11/10/2018
My daughter had her dream wedding at Compass Point November 2018. The venue, food, floors and staff were truly amazing! Thanks to Erin, Amy and Mindy for a beautiful stress free wedding. They truly made this her happiest night of her life.Sent on 12/05/2018
Melissa · Married on 10/19/2018
The most beautiful venue
A week later and my guests still haven't stopped talking about how beautiful the venue was, how it was very organized, how perfectly gorgeous my flowers were, how delicious the food was (especially catfish and meat pies). I recommend brides stay in a cottage the night before, it makes getting ready and making sure you have everything go very smoothly.Sent on 10/29/2018
Taryn · Married on 04/07/2018
We absolutely loved our experience with Compass Point! From day one, Erin and her team went above and beyond to accommodate all of our requests/wedding details. They were so fun and flexible to work with -- it made the planning process easy and enjoyable!! Despite a rainy wedding day, Erin made sure every single detail was still in place! The venue and property are historic and beautiful. We wanted a romantic vintage feel for our day and Compass Point captured that beautifully. Our photos are stunning and ethereal. Erin also handled our flowers! She did an amazing job with each arrangement and worked with me one on one to make sure to capture the romantic vintage look I was going for! We are so appreciative for everything!! Amazing experience!!Sent on 04/30/2018
Sandra · Married on 04/01/2017
Compass Point went beyond my daughter's expectations for her outdoor wedding. Bride's parent are out of state and the owner, Erin, and her staff were very willing to work with the family to ensure every item was covered. The famiy also stayed at the cottage at Compass Point relieving the stress of having to travel to the event location. Very relaxing time spent with bride, bridesmaids, and familySent on 10/10/2017
before wedding plus a beautiful setting for pictures. Compass Point will not disappoint any event or gathering.
shelli · Married on 03/25/2017
One of my favorite things about our wedding was the people that were a part of it - and Erin and her crew were a huge part of that! The venue itself is wonderful, and the people there are just as great. Erin and her sister are fun to be around and easy to work with. It stormed the morning of my wedding, but Erin and her crew were out there as soon as it stopped ensuring things would go as planned.Sent on 10/23/2017
I could not have been more pleased with Compass Point Events!
Ada · Married on 01/15/2017
Do you want a beautiful, fairy tale, low stress wedding with delicious food and convenient accommodations? Then Compass Point is your spot. Our wedding was so beautiful, magical, wonderful, delicious and easy. We planned a destination wedding so I really loved that the venue, catering, bar, tables, chairs, and even flowers were all included. We even stayed in one of the cottages at the venue and one of my bridesmaids and her family stayed in another. We got to town a few days before the ceremony to get the wedding license so it was nice to only have to unload the car once. Speaking of parking, I was happy my guests wouldn't have to pay for parking unlike many of the venues in the French Quarter (some venues were $30 per car). And for those that Ubered or used Lyft - it was a quick and inexpensive ride for people staying on the other side of the river. For the ceremony and reception itself - the setting is so gorgeous, the food was fantastic (my chef dad was very impressed), and there are so many great spots for pictures - including on the levee with the skyline in the background. Call Erin at Compass Point to book your wedding - you won't regret it.Sent on 03/21/2017
Hilary · Married on 11/11/2016
I cannot say enough wonderful things regarding Compass Point and its staff. My husband and I had our wedding reception here last week, and it was absolutely perfect. From the beginning of our planning to the end of the party on our wedding day, Erin ensured that every detail was attended to. The entire staff was friendly and professional, and accommodated every request we had. Seriously, every single thing we asked for was done, and then some. The time and effort they put into the details is spectacular.Sent on 11/15/2016
Our families rented out all of the guest cottages, which were spacious, and extremely comfortable. It was lovely to be able to have all of our relatives on site to be together, while still having our own separate spaces. The beautiful old oaks were decorated with twinkle lights and lanterns, and the inside of the “big house” was the perfect space to have our wedding pie display, and provided a more intimate area to relax and have conversation. We were able to take photos on the Compass Point grounds, and were also able to walk up to the levy and the ferry terminal to capture more pictures with the sunset and New Orleans skyline in the background.
My biggest piece of advice is to tell the staff what you want- they make dreams come true.!
We loved every aspect of our big day. It was more magical and more beautiful than we could have ever imagined!
Sarah · Married on 06/10/2016
This venue is beautiful. Erin did a great job of pulling everything together and the staff made sure we were always taken care of on the wedding night, along with all of our guests. So glad we chose Compass Point for the ceremony you and reception. My family also stayed in the houses within the venue. It was perfect.Sent on 07/29/2016
Kristen · Married on 05/21/2016
I cannot say enough good things about Compass Point. My wedding was better than I ever dreamed! The venue was beautiful and amazing. My flowers were perfect. The food was delicious and I had people asking me for leftover boxes! Erin kept me on track throughout the whole wedding planning process, and ran the entire wedding like it was nothing. We rented the cottages for our wedding party and for some of our family and they were wonderful. Everyone keeps commenting on how beautiful the wedding was, and I owe it all to Erin and Amy!Sent on 01/08/2017
Tara · Married on 05/07/2016
Loved the venue! Old New Orleans charm and super nice owners and staff. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married in New Orleans!Sent on 08/08/2016
Amy · Married on 03/05/2016
What I liked most about Compass Point was that there were so many options! There are so many different spaces, both indoor and out, so you have several choices to make your wedding exactly what you want. All of the spaces are absolutely gorgeous. I recommend a ceremony that ends just before sunset. Beautiful and then you and your guests can enjoy a fun night!Sent on 08/02/2016
Alison · Married on 10/09/2015
Compass Points provides THE most unique venue for a New Orleans wedding. Where else can you get married and dance the night away under beautiful chandelier-filled oak trees, have use of a beautiful indoor space, and close out your wedding by second lining on the levee with the New Orleans skyline as your backdrop, not to mention having access to the guest cottages to get ready on site? We had the honor of being the very first wedding at Compass Point (we actually had our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception there), and the entire process went so smoothly, the food was delicious, and Erin and Amy could not have been more helpful, responsive, and creative in implementing our vision for our wedding. It was the perfect night thanks to the Compass Point team!Sent on 07/29/2016
Daniela · Married on 11/03/2017
Compass Point is a beautiful and unique venue. I got so many compliments on the venue and feel that it matched our personality perfectly. Erin and Amy also did a great job on the food and I know this because we got a ton of compliments on the "authentic" cajun food and when I asked for assistance due to certain people having allergies, they were so helpful and did all they could to assist and make sure our guests were well taken care of. The team at compass point also did a beautiful job with set up and serving and they were all so very sweet and helpful. Overall, I would definitely recommend this venue to others. You will have a unique wedding and lots of amazing memories if you should choose this venue.Sent on 12/07/2017