Southern Oaks Plantation

7816 Hayne Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70126 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Southern Oaks Plantation

Southern Oaks Plantation is a stunning, Antebellum-style mansion wedding venue located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Set on 3-acres of beautifully manicured landscape, this opulent property provides the perfect setting for your dream wedding celebration. The dedicated event staff on-site offer specialized amenities, gourmet cuisine, and comprehensive wedding packages, aiming to provide the ultimate wedding experience for you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Southern Oaks Plantation is a breathtaking venue that has been expertly renovated with wedding events in mind. Couples can create a romantic ceremony event on the luscious lawn underneath the towering ancient tree that adorns the front of the property. Nearby, a sparkling fountain provides a natural soundtrack as you say ’I do’ against the elegant backdrop of this historic venue. Southern Oaks Plantation provides the ideal location for a daytime or twilight celebration, with hundreds of string lights glittering in the surrounding landscape to create a truly magical ambiance. Your cocktail hour can be a fairytale affair when set by the serene outdoor pool and patio. Guests can mingle and take in the scenic surroundings while sipping champagne and enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres.

Indoors, this venue offers an abundance of ornate decor and elegant event spaces to host your grand reception. The beautiful ballroom features delicate crystal chandeliers, hardwood flooring, and ample picture windows that provide stunning views across the grounds.

Cuisine

Southern Oaks Plantation is passionate about pairing your special celebration with exceptional culinary fayre. Their gourmet catering team provide an artistic, hand-passed menu of hor d’oeuvres and entrees encompassing over 80 delicious dishes. Instead of limiting your selection to just a few choice dishes, Southern Oaks Plantation gives couples the freedom to incorporate a relaxed serving style that includes their entire premium cuisine to elevate your event.

Services Offered

The passionate professionals at Southern Oaks Plantation offer amazing amenities and styled services to turn your wedding event into an unforgettable experience. All wedding packages include exclusive use of the venue for a three-hour period, premium catering services, an open bar, private event security, expert wedding coordination, DJ services, and much more. You and your wedding party will receive VIP treatment with your package including personal attendants to the bride and groom, a private bar and lounge for the wedding party, and a private dinner for the couple-of-honor. An extensive list of wedding day enhancements is also available. These include:

  • Mardi Gras-style parade
  • Fireworks presentation
  • Photobooth
  • Horse-drawn Victoria carriage
  • Premium liquor upgrade
  • Snowball stand
  • New Orleans jazz band

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101 Reviews for Southern Oaks Plantation

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Michael Yacoub · Getting married on 04/04/2021

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    Southern Oaks Plantation is KING!

    Stacey made our dreams come true, she is a queen at what she does and she made our dream wedding possible. We flew in from Toronto, had about 100 people fly in as well. the food was PERFECT! Venue was PERFECT, everything was PERFECT!!! If you are in NOLA and not doing your wedding at SOP, you're doing it wrong.

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    Tommy Walker · Getting married on 03/04/2021

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    Absolute professionals

    Very impressive. My wife and I got married here on April 27, 2019. The folks at Southern Oaks Plantation (SOP) have wedding planning and execution down to a science. From the very beginning of our contact with them, they were professional and responsible. They assigned Lauren Burgess as the primary point of contact for our wedding and she remained attentive and friendly throughout. She seemed genuinely excited to be planning our wedding and was very easy to work with. SOP handles the majority of details for the ceremony and reception so it makes things easy on the bride and groom during the planning process. On the day of, they had individual people assigned to different roles taking care of specific people and things, and had a standardized process for preparing the bridal party for the ceremony, which was executed flawlessly. There are only two things I would do differently. During the ceremony itself I would have liked more guidance on where exactly to stand as bridge and groom...we ended up standing too far apart much of it! Secondly, we had planned a second-line during the reception and weren't advised until the week before that SOP usually doesn't do the second-lines outside. We ended up doing it outside anyway but only had two saxophones and neither of the originally requested drums, resulting in a weaker than desired sound. This was mostly just a miscommunication between SOP, the band, and us. Not a big deal; just make sure you get everyone on the same page for this early on. Everything else was honestly perfect, and I do not use that word lightly. The grounds were gorgeous, the staff courteous and attentive, the plan well thought out and executed, the reception fun, the bar easy, the food absolutely fantastic, and on and on. It was especially nice that during the reception, from start to finish, the SOP staff was constantly checking on us (bride and groom) to ensure we had everything we needed from drinks to change of clothes to even a new pair of socks! They were always respectful of our time, space, and privacy but never far when we needed them. One of the capstones for us was that the owner threw in a surprise fireworks and streamers show at the end of our ceremony! We had no idea it was coming! Many guests said our wedding was a "fairytale wedding," and they raved about the setting and food in particular. As many of them are high-performing professionals, this commentary is not frivolous or given without being earned. My wife and I would highly recommend you considering SOP for your wedding. We would choose them again in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 05/02/2019
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Southern Oaks Plantation Pricing

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Southern Oaks Plantation FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 13,200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 13,200.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, June, July, August

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11 Endorsements

  • Fabulous Flowers
    Fabulous Flowers Wedding Florists

    I love working with Southern Oaks Plantation! Bobby, Sue and Stacey are always "hands-on" to ensure the highest quality of personal service! A unique venue with classic southern charm!

  • Welch Photography & Video
    Welch Photography & Video Wedding Photographers

    Southern Oaks is a spectacular location for weddings & events, with a stellar staff that is second to none in the area. They ensure maximum enjoyment for the bride & groom and their family/friends by attending to everyone's needs in a friendly and efficient manner. The setting is a gorgeous location that is well suited for any style of event, from elegant formal to casual affairs.

  • Beaucoup Blessings - Wedding Ceremonies
    Beaucoup Blessings - Wedding Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

    I have conducted several weddings at Southern Oaks Plantation, and I'm always impressed with the cleanliness, the property maintenance, the friendly staff, but above all, the attention to detail. No variable is left to chance, and these pros know how to do a wedding! I've never seen better.

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  • 7816 Hayne Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70126 See on map
    504-370-8964 (Phone number)
    5042420555 (Fax Number)
    Usually Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, but always call ahead in case of an unexpected change in schedule.

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