Going Beyond Gorgeous: 4 Undeniable Reasons to Plan a Plantation Wedding
The beauty of a Southern plantation wedding is unmistakable. The moss-covered oak trees. The pristine pillars. The stately details. Every moment, from the walk down the aisle, to the first dance, drips of Old-World elegance. But, it’s more than just spectacular beauty that make plantations some of the most dreamy places to get married. Consider all the other ways a plantation wedding in Louisiana can tick off much more on your lust-have list:
Away from crowded city centers, plantations sit on sweeping acres and acres of manicured land. This gives you ample space to play and plan with, a luxury that city brides have to live without. Modern weddings are all about the guest experience and activities before and after the nuptials. Want to stage lawn games or an outdoor reception? Lots of space. Want to offer guests tours? There’s plenty of room to roam.
The stately structure of a plantation’s Antebellum home immediately transports you to a bygone era when Southern belles wore hoop skirts and gentlemen learned the waltz. The details can be decadent: Granite staircases, hand-carved Italian marble fireplaces, Corinthian columns. Nottoway Plantation & Resort, the largest Antebellum mansion in the South, was built in the 1850s in Greek Revival and Italianate style, and today still stands as a stunning icon of Southern plantation architecture.
Seemingly Endless Nature
Surrounding a plantation’s majestic Antebellum mansion, an explosion of beautiful foliage sets the scene for storybook weddings. With acres of land, the nature seems to go on forever, full of Spanish moss, colorful gardens, manicured hedges and centuries-old oak trees. At Nottoway, you’ll also discover a lovely pond, an exquisite fountain courtyard and a vibrant rose garden.
Vast Venue Options
What once housed wealthy sugar and cotton titans and their families, Antebellum mansions and the sprawling plantations they sit on, now offer a wide variety of spaces to meet and celebrate. From ballrooms to boardrooms to outdoor pavilions, you’ll have plenty of options to host rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, farewell breakfasts, or your bridal suite.
With ample grounds come ample parking. Free parking. Just another reason for your guests to fall in love with you all over again.
Explore all the sumptuous wedding possibilities at Nottoway Plantation & Resort, a magnificent sugarcane estate and the South’s largest Antebellum mansion.