The Brilliance of Southern Oaks Plantation

The brilliance of Southern Oaks Plantation knows no bounds!

The majestic quality of our expansive property is evident whether day or night.

From the moss covered oaks, to the dancing foundation, to the grand columns – we have carefully curated the perfect backdrop for your wedding. The royal treatment of you and your guests begins the moment they step into our impeccable grounds!

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Our elite events team works diligently to enhance your experience to ensure you have the best day of your live, however the service expands to each of your guests to create a memorable event they won’t soon forget!

The all inclusive packages creates effortless planning for you and your fiancee, and our team will help you cover all aspects of your event. On your wedding day you will be showered with a level of service you can rarely find elsewhere – this is our promise to you!

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A Disney Inspired Fairytale Wedding!

Did you know that the Southern Oaks Plantation owner + operator, Mr. Bobby Asaro, is a huge fan of Walt Disney? We try to embody the feeling of being at Disney World through magical moments and enchanting experiences. Its no surprise this couple, also lovers of Disney, chose Southern Oaks Plantation as their wedding venue! With a love story that begins with a proposal in front of Cinderella’s castle, its no surprise this fairytale ends in happily ever after!

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Tell us about your engagement.
Brett and I got in engaged in front of Cinderella’s Castle on February 11, 2017. It was the exact way I had always dreamed my future husband would propose! I am definitely a Disney fanatic and had always dreamed of a Disney proposal. We were on a trip with my best friend since elementary school and her boyfriend. My number one thing I wanted to do that trip was wake up early enough to beat the crowds, so we can watch the park opening performance in front of the Magic Kingdom, because I knew that it wouldn’t be happening much longer and Brett has never seen this before! Of course, we didn’t make it! I was so bummed, but on the bright side we were meeting some family friends who happened to be there at the same time. Little did I know, Brett had planned to meet up with them, because they were holding onto the ring so I wouldn’t find it! I am guessing they secretly gave Brett the ring and he proposed! Even though my whole family wasn’t able to be there, my mom was on facetime and was able to watch the whole thing! My grandmother, aunt, and younger cousins were at another park and we had a dinner reservation with them, and we were able to surprised them with the exciting news that night! This was definitely one of the most magical moments of my life, aside from my wedding at Southern Oaks Plantation!

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In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?
In my opinion, it is very hard to choose just ONE characteristic that I like about Southern Oaks Plantation. They have so much to offer and that’s what makes this such a unique venue! If I had to pick, I would probably pick between how magical it feels to be on the grounds and how accommodating the wedding coordinators are! As soon as you walk onto the Southern Oaks Plantations grounds I am always in awe of how beautiful the plantation is, from the fountain in the front, to the swing hanging from the large tree in the front yard! Every time i have gone to SOP they have the most elegant music playing all throughout the grounds which gives it the most magical “feel”, just like Disney! SOP will literally go above and beyond to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams! Mr. Bobby knew my love for Disney from the few times i have gone to the plantation and he surprised Brett and I with an appearance of Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the end of our ceremony! They even played the EPCOT music while we watched the fireworks after our ceremony which is something I told them they could choose. My coordinator, Lauren, really payed attention to our interests and helped incorporate them into our ceremony!

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What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue?
Selecting Southern Oaks Plantation as my wedding venue was something I always wanted. When I got engaged, I knew from the start that this was the place I wanted to get married. My parents & my Aunt and Uncle got married at SOP, and I was lucky enough to be a part of both celebrations! I was around 6 & 7 when these weddings took place and Southern Oaks has been my dream wedding venue ever since! I also went to elementary school down the street from Southern Oaks and I can remember as a child always taking a peek when we passed. I was and am in love with this venue!

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What was your favorite moment of the night?
My favorite moment of the night was obviously getting to marry my best friend at my dream wedding location! I do have to say that I felt like a real life princess coming out on a horse and carriage with my dad before the ceremony started! After the ceremony, we were able to watch a beautiful firework display on the front lawn of the plantation with the company of Minnie and Mickey Mouse, which was amazing because I didn’t know about this and I love Disney! It is hard to pick one favorite moment because the end of the night was just as magical as the start thanks to Southern Oaks Plantation and their team of coordinators!
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What would you say to other brides considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue?
My advice to brides considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue would be to do it! You will not have a single regret! They will go above and beyond to make sure your night is exactly what you dreamed of. This location captures pure elegance and will be the most magical night of you and your future husbands life!
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Photographer: Studio Orleans-Roddy Orgeron
Florist: Beth’s Flowers
Dress Salon: Bliss Bridal
Tuxedo/Suit Shop: Men’s Warehouse
Videographer: Cory Ruiz videography
Bakery: Haydel’s Bakery
Planner (if applicable): None

Romantic + Fun Wedding at Southern Oaks Plantation!

Molly and Brandon’s March wedding was filled with so much love, gorgeous details, and a ton of fun! They danced the night away, and all we ever want is for our couples to have the best night of their lives. I think its safe to say these two absolutely did!

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– In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?
I can’t pick just one! I can’t say enough how amazing the staff is! They truly want your day to be perfect and for you and your partner to have the time of your lives. And of course, the grounds are just breathtaking! It rained about an hour before our ceremony and the entire team at Southern Oaks was drying all the chairs and ground off. It made us feel so special that they wanted everything to be perfect!

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Tell us about your engagement.
Brandon proposed during a private dinner on the beach while we were on vacation in Grenada!

– What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue?
After we visited Southern Oaks, Brandon and I didn’t even want to look at other venues. We were so impressed that they had thought of everything to take care of that we said yes right away!

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– Was there a particular staff member at SOP that really stood out to you?
Again, I can’t just pick one! Lauren answered all of my emails so quickly and really made us feel at ease. Megan and Lauren also helped me bustle my dress and made sure I looked perfect. Jeremy also made me feel at ease in the drive up to the aisle (I took the rolls Royce) when my nerves were getting the best of me. He also made sure Brandon and I were taken care of the entire night. The staff is truly spectacular!

What would you say to other brides considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue?
DONT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! This truly is the best place to have your wedding. You won’t be disappointed!

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Photographer: Jen Menard
Florist: Thibodeaux’s Floral Studio
Dress Salon: Town and Country Bridal
Tuxedo/Suit Shop: New Orlean’s Tuxedos
Videographer: Filmbalaya Films
Bakery: La Louisiane Bakery

New Orleans Destination Wedding with Texan Flair!

The best part about the couple that choose Southern Oaks Plantation is that each one has their own personal style they infuse into their wedding! Our neutral decor allows you to come right in and make the setting your own, through family photos, favorite colors, and more!

This wedding was filled with personal details! Both the bride and groom were in the military, and their reception showcased this through their adorable coozies and fun music! Not to mention, each table was not only filled with our beautiful centerpieces, but accented with years of family photos for their guests to enjoy! We love a couple who really has fun with the decor of their wedding, it definitely makes for a memorable event!

Take a look at the beautiful images captured by Diaz Nola! Its no secret this wedding was a fun one!

Venue – The Southern Oaks Plantation
Hair – Glam Nola
Flowers – Carrollton Flower Market
Tux – Men’s Warehouse
Videographer – Mary M Cinema

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Masters of the Grand Entrance

At Southern Oaks Plantation, we know the importance of a grand entrance! From fireworks to a surprise confetti show – the beginning of your wedding is sure to be a memorable moment!

We believe you should star in your very own fairytale the day of your wedding, and our elite events team will ensure you feel like royalty.

In addition to your guests being greeted with the impressive white columns and grand facade of this Southern Oaks Plantation, we provide a spectacular show unlike any other!

As the guests await the bride’s arrival, the audience quiets as they hear the telling pitter patter of our very own horse drawn carriage. Is there anything more fitting for a bride on her wedding day than greeting her guests in this way?!

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The magic doesn’t stop there, as we invite our brand new married couples back into the carriage to circle the entire property before ending right at our front step. You never know – we think you’ll have the perfect views for what comes next!

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What else is perfectly paired with a fireworks show other than a traditional New Orleans jazz band to lead your guests into your reception?! There is no better way to begin a party than with a classic creole tune!

Can you imagine that these extraordinary sites are just the beginning of your magical evening at Southern Oaks Plantation? You can guarantee that no detail will be left undone, and our team is dedicated to creating the perfect event for your wedding!

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Planning Your Southern Oaks Plantation Wedding

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Southern Oaks Plantation, we specialize in creating magical celebrations. Our doors are open for tours Monday – Friday with no appointment needed, because we want to be as accommodating to our clients as possible, even before the moment they step foot on to our venue!Our sprawling grounds feature a variety of amenities, including customizable LED lighting, luxurious linens in neutral colors, modern centerpieces, plus over 80 food items! However, we are most well known for our elite team of event professionals. Our staff strives for perfection, and will go above and beyond for every one of our clients, and their guests! We want you to feel like every moment of the evening is straight from the wedding of your dreams!

Named as the TOP wedding venue in New Orleans, we have spent the last 30 years perfecting the details to create an unforgettable experience your guests won’t soon forget! From the most sought after decor items, to an enchanting landscape, to your own personal parade, we consider every detail. Our team will work closely with each one of our couples to produce a stress free engagement by providing a list of New Orleans’ top event professionals, design assistance, and the ease of an inclusive wedding. When you arrive to on your wedding day, our goal is to make you feel completely blown away!

If you still aren’t sure of what to expect by planning your wedding on the beautiful grounds of Southern Oaks Plantation, take a look at some of our most recent testimonials!

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In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?
The beautiful grounds and the amazing staff. We are from New York City and planning a destination wedding with Southern Oaks was a piece of cake! They were so incredibly helpful and the day couldn’t have gone more perfect which is pretty amazing since we never even had to visit NOLA in between the time it took to find the venue and over a year later on our wedding day!
– Ashley

I could go on and on about Southern Oaks Plantation and how awesome everything about this place is. There are some things that really stuck with me through this experience though. The Thursday prior to mine and Cody’s wedding we went to the plantation for our rehearsal. I told Taylor to decorate the venue how they thought it should look for a wedding. They’re the professionals right? Boy, was I blown away on how everything looked! It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! During my reception, Cody and I were treated like royalty. I’m a very “ Do It yourself” kind of person, and the staff at Southern Oaks made sure I didn’t have to do ANYTHING myself. I didn’t have to worry about ONE single thing. EVERYTHING was taken care of. My mother is also very controlling, which is also why I chose this venue. My mom was able to wake up and relax on the day of the wedding. The mother of the bride,I feel always has a little added stress, and she didn’t have to worry about one single thing because Southern Oaks Plantation took care of every single small and large detail. During the whole reception Cody and I always had a full drink. I also loved the private dinner we got right after the ceremony. We were able to soak everything in, and enjoy one another as husband and wife. Another thing that also stood out to me was how well my grandparents were taken care of. My grandparents are 85 and 89 and one of my request was that they get taken care of before anyone else. Southern Oaks treated them so well. They were the first to try anything and everything on the menu, which I loved. The food was also AMAZING!!!! Southern Oaks sent Cody and I a to-go box home of our favorite items on the menu. When we got to our hotel room that night, before we went to bed we were both so pumped about digging into that to-go box!! haha!! Cody could NOT stop talking about SOP’s praline chicken…. it is TO DIE FOR!!
– Allie

Is there any other feedback you’d like to include?
Southern Oaks is by far the BEST venue and has the BEST staff!! Everyone in the bridal party kept saying “We had our own attendants and it was awesome! We never went without a drink!” Also, since we live in Shreveport, most of our family and friends didn’t understand why we were getting married in NOLA…. They FINALLY understood when they saw the venue. They said it was a magical night!!!
– Ellie

Every Wedding at Southern Oaks Plantation is Royal

We’ve heard the news that there just might be a “royal” wedding coming up soon, but here at Southern Oaks Plantation every single one of our couples receive the royal treatment – no matter the time of year!

With sweeping views of a classical Southern facade, we have spent the last thirty years working to achieve a level of service fit for a queen! (and king!) Our all inclusive wedding venue provides the comfort of a traditional Southern style with modern amenities like custom LED lighting throughout the space, swoon worthy decor, and an elite planning team. When you get married at Southern Oaks, you can anticipate perfection and an evening your guests will not soon forget!

Owner and operator, Bobby Asaro, has curated a variety of ingenious ideas that has propelled Southern Oaks Plantation to be named the Top Wedding Venue in New Orleans. Attention to detail, and unmatched partnerships with New Orleans’ household names such as Cafe du Monde, Drago’s Oysters, Plum Street Snoballs and Lucky Dogs, guests are able to enjoy an evening that is both beautiful and delicious!

The team prides itself on the extraordinary, and making each couple feel that they are royalty!

At Southern Oaks Plantation, your wish is our command!

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Bridal Spotlight: Kiara + Ryan

We are so thrilled to share this Southern wedding! With a romance that started in 7th grade, and the dream of getting married at Southern Oaks Plantation from the moment she spotted the venue in a magazine, its no surprise Kiara and Ryan’s wedding was filled to the rim with stunning details, so full of love!

– In your opinion, what is the best characteristic of Southern Oaks Plantation?
The best characteristic of Southern Oak Plantation is that its an all inclusive venue. My husband and I are from Baton Rouge but we love New Orleans and wanted somewhere that offered everything, that way we wouldn’t have to travel back and forth to meet with so many different vendors. Southern Oaks goes above and beyond with everything they offer. A lot of venues advertise that they are all inclusive, but in reality, they aren’t. Southern Oaks literally took care of everything for us! Even the week before the wedding when we came to the meeting, some things that we were going over I had totally forgotten about, but they made sure to let me know not to worry, and they’d take care of it.
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-What made you select Southern Oaks Plantation as your wedding venue?
I selected Southern Oaks in my mind before I had even stepped foot on the property, LOL. I had seen the venue in a NOLA bride magazine and I immediately fell in love! The way the building was lit up at night and the ambiance that just oozed from the page was just simply breath taking. When we came to tour the venue it just sealed the deal. It was everything I imagined and more. Everything looked EXACTLY like the pictures. Nothing was misleading or deceptive. The venue was set up as if the staff was waiting for a wedding party to arrive. It was just amazing.
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-What was your favorite moment of the night?
I have 2 favorite moments of the night. My first moment was when Mr. Bobby came to me a few moments before it was time to head out and walk down the aisle, and he asked me if I had ever ridden in a Rolls Royce, and I said no. He then asked “Well do you want to ride in one tonight?”. I literally lost it! I had never had someone who wasn’t family or a friend ever do something so nice for me before. My friends and family still rant and rave over how special that moment was. No one knew I be making my grand entrance in a vintage Rolls Royce. Everyone keeps saying how it looked like a scene out of a movie. My second favorite moment was the surprise second line the staff had planned for us after the bridal party recessional. It was magical!! The music was great, the beautiful umbrellas they handed me and my husband to dance with, the handkerchiefs they passed out to my bridal party, the confetti that came streaming down out of no where! It was a moment that I will NEVER forget.
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– How did you and your partner meet?
Ryan and I met initially in 7th grade. We went to the same middle school, and had maybe 1 or 2 classes together. We weren’t friends per say, but we knew each other. We went to different high schools and didn’t see or speak to each other after middle school. We ran into each other again in March of 2012 at a night club and 4 years later he proposed to me on Christmas Eve in front of my mom and our son and the rest is history.
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– What would you say to other brides considering Southern Oaks Plantation as their venue?
I would tell brides considering Southern Oaks that choosing them as their venue would be the best decision they could ever make! They will take care of everything and leave you with nothing to worry about. The staff is amazing and will cater to you from the time you pull onto the property, until the time they help you in the car to leave. You wont regret booking Southern Oaks! Trust me!
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Royal Enhancements Exclusively at Southern Oaks Plantation

Our all inclusive wedding packages are curated to ensure the ease of planning for each of our couples. Our sparking chandeliers and neutral decor were specifically chosen to coordinate with our brides’ style no matter their color palette or style.The famous Southern Oaks Plantation menu boasts over 80 items so that no matter your guests’ taste, everyone will find something they love! Custom linens, chivari chairs, DJ, gorgeous centerpieces, personal attendants, open bar, lounge spaces, and more.. just a few details that are included with every single wedding! However, we also offer a special variety of enhancements so that you are able to customize your wedding in any way you’d like!

Take a look at our list of royal enhancements, available for your wedding!

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Famous Cafe du Monde Beignet Truck, a New Orleans Classic
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Star in your very own Mardi Gras Parade!
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At Southern Oaks, There is Magic Around Every Corner

One of the details we pride ourselves on here at Southern Oaks Plantation, is the upkeep of our beautiful grounds. We want to ensure that whenever you or your guests step foot on our property, you are truly blown away! From the lighting, to the moss covered oak, to the grand facade of the plantation – the backdrops are absolutely endless! We have selected a few of our absolute favorite photoshoot locations, to show you that each wedding and style is unique and can highlight a different aspect of our venue. So take a look, there is magic around every corner!

The famous LOVE sign, captured by Diaz Nola Photography
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The front steps, captured by Michael Caswell Photography
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Under the grand oaks, captured by North Photography
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The stairwell, captured by Monsoleil Weddings
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The fountain, captured by Sonia Savio Photography
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With Magic & Majestic, captured by Vivid Dream Photography
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Down the aisle, captured by Calvin Gavin
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Our stunning pool, captured by Stacy Marks Photography
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