A day to remember
Weddings booked for the months of July and August receive a $1000.00 discount!
Create a picture-perfect wedding with your own unique design theme. The plantation grounds and our historic mule barn provide you with southern charm and a vintage elegance making it the perfect venue for your wedding celebration.
Our bridal suite located just a few steps away from our mule barn is the perfect space for the bride and her bridal party to get together on that special day. The character of this historic home emanates southern charm and features a front porch, large living/seating area, a kitchenette, a guest bathroom with shower, and a private master bedroom with a private bathroom and a dedicated dressing area with full makeup mirrors and lighting.
For your ceremony, exchange vows under our oldest majestic Live Oak tree draped in Spanish moss. Celebrate with family and friends in the mule barn decorated with your personalized design elements.
Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a large ceremony of 50 - 200 people, you can create the event of your dreams with a range of supporting services and amenities. Our wedding coordinator will work with you to ensure your special day is exactly the way you have always imagined.
All proceeds from weddings go to the restoration and preservation of Destrehan Plantation and its dependency buildings.
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My wedding was held at Destrehan Plantation and was featured on the television show Four Weddings, which airs on TLC. I along with three other brides attended each other’s nuptials as guests, and judged each other’s wedding in multiple categories including venue, dress, food, and overall experience. On finale day the winning brides husband steps out of the limo! Thanks to Destrehan Plantation, Capdebosq Catering, and many other fabulous vendors, we were crowned the winners!! We received a cash prize, and a dream honeymoon to Portugal!
I planned my wedding for two years, but it took only two months for me to decide my wedding had to be held at Destrehan Plantation. From the very beginning Paula and her staff were great to work with! I am so grateful they choose to cater with Capdebosq Catering because everyone still raves about the food at the reception! My wedding was everything I dreamed it would be!
Sincerely, Chantell Sevin
As a lifelong resident of Destrehan, Louisiana, I have always known that I wanted to have my wedding at Destrehan Plantation. So when I got engaged, the first thing I did after jumping up and down was call Ms. Paula to reserve my date.
I had a wonderful stress-free experience with Ms. Paula. She answered any question I had and made great recommendations. On the day of my wedding, the grounds were still saturated with water due to a substantial downpour of rain. The staff quickly prepared a place for my ceremony under the carriage way.
Destrehan Plantation was easily the best vendor I worked with and would gladly recommend them to any bride looking for a venue.
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How many weddings do you have on a weekend?
Up to three - One per day, Friday through Sunday.
How far in advance should I book my wedding?
You should book your wedding at least one year in advance.
Is the bridal session included in the package?
Yes. You must schedule your bridal session with our wedding coordinator. Bridal sessions are done Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.
Do you supply furnishings and table pieces?
Yes. Our wedding coordinator will show you what we have available during your site visit.
Can we use an alternative catering service?
Our preferred house caterer is Capdeboscq Catering but we do allow other caterers with management approval and an additional kitchen fee. Other caterers must be licensed, bonded, and insured and meet with management.
When can we decorate?
You can decorate the day before the ceremony and reception.
Can I use my own furnishings or props for the ceremony and reception?
Yes. Let our coordinator know in advance your design scheme, and what furnishings or props you plan on using for your wedding.
When should we schedule our wedding/family pictures?
Wedding and family pictures are taken one hour before the ceremony.
How early can our guest arrive?
Guest should arrive no earlier than a half-hour before the the ceremony.
How long can we have for our reception?
Standard reception is 3 hours, but you can add an additional hour for an additional fee.
Can we use lighted candles?
No. Open flames on the grounds or inside the mule barn is prohibited.
Can we shoot fireworks?
No. Fireworks are prohibited on the property.
What is your cancellation policy?
A non-refundable deposit upon cancellation. Additional fees may apply depending on time of cancellation. See contract for details.