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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, Houmas House Plantation offers special events open to the public.  Don’t miss out on these upcoming events!

Mother’s Day Buffet

May 9, 2021

11 am- 3 pm

Reservations Required

Mother’s Day under the Oaks was such a success last year, you asked us to bring it back this year.  Celebrate with the Mother in your family by spending the day at Houmas House!  Tables will be perfectly shaded by the Live Oaks and appropriately spaced for safety.  The large menu will be a perfect feast for this Mother’s Day celebration!  Should we have rain, the buffet will be moved indoors to The Great River Road Museum.

Reservations and pre-payment are required.

To reserve your table, call the Gift Shop at 225-473-9380.

E & J Gallo Winery


Dinner and Wine Under the Oaks

May 25, 2021

6:30 pm- 9:00 pm

$150 per person

Enjoy the tastes of California with wines from E & J Winery.  A 5-course dinner has been planned by Chef Jeremy Langlois and  paired perfectly with a selection of wines chosen by On Premise State Manager for the Winery, Mike Brinkman.

The dinner will be enjoyed on the front lawn of Houmas House beneath the shady Live Oak Trees.  A 30 minute cocktail party will precede the sit-down dinner.

Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E&J Gallo Winery is a family-owned winery with more than 7,000 global employees and is the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 110 countries around the globe.  A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing, and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.  Ernest and Julio believed that wine should be a part of everyday life, with many options for everyone – to serve enjoyment in moments that matter – and the Winery is built upon their entrepreneurial mindset and has evolved over the last 88 years to offer one of the most diverse portfolios in the world for today’s wine consumer.


Mike Brinkman is the On Premise State Manager for the Winery and will be the evening’s speaker.  A 10+ year veteran in the wine and spirits industry, Mike began his career as a sales representative for Glazer’s Distributors in 2011, calling on a wide array of customers in and around New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana.  He joined the Winery in 2017 as a Spirits Specialist, and became On Premise State Manager at the beginning of this year.  A staunch supporter of the New Orleans Saints, and a native of Metairie, Mike currently resides in River Ridge with his wife and their three children.


The ticket you purchase is $150.00 and the fair market value of the good received is $37.50, making your tax deductible portion $112.50. You donation is tax deductible as allowed by law. The Houmas House Foundation is a 504 (c) 3 non-profit organization (Tax ID #27-2187425). 40136 Hwy 942/Darrow, LA 70725

About Us

Houmas House is a historic estate located near New Orleans in Darrow, Louisiana.  Open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm. At Houmas House, visitors can tour the mansion and  grounds, stay in the inn, enjoy Louisiana cuisine, and host one-of-a-kind weddings and events.