Houmas House Plantation and Gardens is a truly special place for your event. We offer a variety of unique venues in which your attendees can gather. Houmas House will deliver an experience unparalleled to anything else in South Louisiana. Our professional staff offers planning assistance and resources to create turn-key events of any scale.

We offer many unique venues, choose one, several or the entire property depending on the size of your event. From an intimate dinner for two to a gala for several thousand, we can accommodate just about anything you can imagine. When it has to be special, it has to be Houmas House.

To talk about your wedding, reception, or other special events at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, please contact us or call Kevin Kelly at 504-628-6000.

Events at Houmas House

The Pavilion and Courtyard

You can select The Pavilion, in whole or in part. Its 5,000 square feet of floor space can accommodate many types of events. The lawn courtyard to The Pavilion is available for use during your event. The Turtle Bar sits at the rear of this lawn and can be used with The Pavilion.

Events at Houmas House

Neptune Ballroom Houmas House

Neptune’s Ballroom and Courtyard

The very beautiful Neptune’s Ballroom and Courtyard are a perfect combination of indoor and outdoor accommodations. The 2,500 square foot Ballroom houses a civil war era submarine, affording a very unique piece of American history to be part of your event. The Courtyard features two lily ponds with fountains. This space is perfect for weddings, corporate and private events and dinners.

The Carriage House

The Carriage House, elegant and intimate, is perfect for corporate parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, ladies luncheons and showers.

Hampton Fountain May 2016

The Hampton Fountain Court

The Hampton Fountain Court located at the rear of the mansion offers a spectacular view and a cozy atmosphere. It is a 30,000 square foot walled garden, which features a circular 50-foot water-lily pond with a fountain that dances to entertain and dazzle your guests. After dark, the fountain is lighted for a dazzling display.

Houmas House Wine Dinner

The Grand Lawn

The Grand Lawn at the front of the mansion offers nearly 7 acres of manicured lawn, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and lakes. Our allee’ of oaks offers a 300-foot walk for the bride on her special day. Or a dinner for up to 150 people served at one long table under the majestic Cathedral of Oaks.

Tea House

The Tea House

The Japanese Tea House is surrounded by gardens, a 12-foot waterfall and our version of the bridge from Monet’s Gardens at Giverny, France. The Tea House and  hilltop terraces overlooking the Koi pond and bridge are perfect for private events and receptions. This venue offers spectacular views of the gardens.

Latil's Landing Restaurant

Latil’s Landing Restaurant

For more intimate gatherings, we offer our fine dining restaurant Latil’s Landing, located in the original French House at Houmas House, which was built in 1773. The original house features four exquisite rooms, each with its own personality. Use one or two or three or all four of the rooms, depending on your group’s size.

Turtle Bar

The Turtle Bar

The very unique Turtle Bar is inside one of the twin Garconierres, which flank the grand house. The Turtle Bar is located just outside of The Pavillion, on the downriver side of the property.

Houmas House Dining Room

The Sugar Baron’s Feast

And for that very special one-of-a-kind event we offer the Sugar Baron’s Feast, the only way to experience what it was like to live during the grand days of The Sugar Palace. You and your guests will enjoy a private guided tour of the Houmas House Mansion, ending in the formal dining room with a  seven-course dinner with wine pairings.

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.