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Southern Oaks Plantation

New Orleans , LA
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LOCATION

7816 Hayne Boulevard
New Orleans, LA US 70126 (map)

PHONE

504-533-4603

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ABOUT US

Hidden behind its gorgeous Antebellum façade, Southern Oaks Plantation is a unique, fresh, and surprisingly contemporary wedding venue. A quick stroll through the mansion’s immaculately... Read more
Hidden behind its gorgeous Antebellum façade, Southern Oaks Plantation is a unique, fresh, and surprisingly contemporary wedding venue. A quick stroll through the mansion’s immaculately decorated interior is all it takes to understand how thoroughly Southern Oaks embraces the wedding industry’s latest trends. The venue is a fusion of traditional and modern elements, combining the best of both and mixing in the distinctive culture of New Orleans. It’s an amazingly successful formula—a stylish mélange of the delicious food, exceptional service, and unmistakable style unique to the Big Easy.



Southern Oaks Plantation is set on more than three acres of manicured grounds. It is a charming and opulent estate, and a picturesque setting for photography. Unlike many historic properties, the indoor spaces at Southern Oaks have been renovated specifically for weddings. The charming rooms at the front of the mansion open into a glamorous ballroom, which becomes the focal point of the reception.



New Orleans is a city known for its culinary excellence, and Southern Oaks Plantation embraces this tradition wholeheartedly. Although the atmosphere is magical and the service impeccable, cuisine is the keystone of their business. Each celebration at Southern Oaks Plantation incorporates an all-inclusive, hand-passed menu of over eighty different items. The food is brilliantly presented and constantly served. It’s a tapas-style wedding with seemingly no end to the amount or variety of items catered.



Yet, catering is just the beginning of the amenities offered by Southern Oaks Plantation. With numerous elements provided as part of their ceremony and reception packages, hosting an event at Southern Oaks is simple and stress-free. The exceptional staff ensures every detail is meticulously planned and perfectly executed. Southern Oaks Plantation is the only venue in Louisiana that has won the “Bride’s Choice Award” from WeddingWire in 2011, 2012, and 2013, been selected as a “Best of Weddings” Pick by The Knot in 2011, 2012, and 2013, been chosen as one of New Orleans’ top wedding venues for 2012 by Brides Magazine, and been voted the #1 “Place to Get Married” in The Times-Picayune 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1964
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
0
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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kkmmwedding
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't have enough time to sufficiently explain how amazing Southern Oaks is. They were immediately responsive to every question and email.

I would especially recommend this venue if you're an out-of-town bride. They provide the DJ, caterer, table/linen rentals, and day-of coordinators. Everyone I worked with was extraordinarily professional and easy to work with. Everything I wanted, they made happen. All of my guests told me that this was the best wedding they'd ever attended and they'd never had better food.

You will NOT regret choosing this venue for your wedding.
I don't have enough time to sufficiently explain how amazing Southern Oaks is. They were immediately responsive to every Read more...
I don't have enough time to sufficiently explain how amazing Southern Oaks is. They were immediately responsive to every question and email.

I would especially recommend this venue if you're an out-of-town bride. They provide the DJ, caterer, table/linen rentals, and day-of coordinators. Everyone I worked with was extraordinarily professional and easy to work with. Everything I wanted, they made happen. All of my guests told me that this was the best wedding they'd ever attended and they'd never had better food.

You will NOT regret choosing this venue for your wedding. Read less
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Tiffani
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot even begin to express how great Southern Oaks was for our wedding!! The venue was more magical than I could have ever imagined for our special day!! The staff was great and took so much stress off of us during the planning phase. The night of the wedding the service and food were top notch! I could not have asked for or dreamed of a more beautiful perfect place for our wedding!!!
Words cannot even begin to express how great Southern Oaks was for our wedding!! The venue was more magical than I could Read more...
Words cannot even begin to express how great Southern Oaks was for our wedding!! The venue was more magical than I could have ever imagined for our special day!! The staff was great and took so much stress off of us during the planning phase. The night of the wedding the service and food were top notch! I could not have asked for or dreamed of a more beautiful perfect place for our wedding!!! Read less
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Jena
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I have no words to express how amazing my reception was I couldn't of asked for anything better they made it my dream come true from the entrance till the time it was over the food was amazing the service, music and our personal attendants all of our guest have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to I wish I could give more then 5 stars because it was that amazing thanks so much to Bobby Asaro and his staff! I will recommend to others!!!
I have no words to express how amazing my reception was I couldn't of asked for anything better they made it my dream come Read more...
I have no words to express how amazing my reception was I couldn't of asked for anything better they made it my dream come true from the entrance till the time it was over the food was amazing the service, music and our personal attendants all of our guest have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to I wish I could give more then 5 stars because it was that amazing thanks so much to Bobby Asaro and his staff! I will recommend to others!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/23/2014
5.0/5.0
SOP TEAM,

WOW!!!!! It's so hard to even begin to describe how AMAZING you all are! Seriously, how do you guys do it?! George and I are beyond ecstatic with how our big day turned out. We can't stop talking about how magical it was (neither can our guests)! I mean it was absolute perfection!! Bobby worked his magic and the rain stopped :-), Stacey, Lauren and Kim seen to it that George and I had everything we needed, when we needed it, the food was IMPECCABLE, the service was EXTRAORDINAIRE...the entire team (doorman, wait staff etc.) from beginning to end was absolutely wonderful! Top notch all the way! When I wanted to make a few changes the day of, my requests were accommodated without second thought (I'm trying to explain to George the many reasons why we should have a renewal ceremony at Southern Oaks every other year...he hasn't quite hopped on board yet but I'm working on it ;-)!
For all the beautiful bride-to-be's looking for the perfect venue, look no further Southern Oaks Plantation is it!!!!
SOP TEAM,

WOW!!!!! It's so hard to even begin to describe how AMAZING you all are! Seriously, how do you guys do Read more...
SOP TEAM,

WOW!!!!! It's so hard to even begin to describe how AMAZING you all are! Seriously, how do you guys do it?! George and I are beyond ecstatic with how our big day turned out. We can't stop talking about how magical it was (neither can our guests)! I mean it was absolute perfection!! Bobby worked his magic and the rain stopped :-), Stacey, Lauren and Kim seen to it that George and I had everything we needed, when we needed it, the food was IMPECCABLE, the service was EXTRAORDINAIRE...the entire team (doorman, wait staff etc.) from beginning to end was absolutely wonderful! Top notch all the way! When I wanted to make a few changes the day of, my requests were accommodated without second thought (I'm trying to explain to George the many reasons why we should have a renewal ceremony at Southern Oaks every other year...he hasn't quite hopped on board yet but I'm working on it ;-)!
For all the beautiful bride-to-be's looking for the perfect venue, look no further Southern Oaks Plantation is it!!!! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
When I began the search for my wedding venue, I knew I wanted something that would wow my guests. After looking all over Baton Rouge and New Orleans, I thought I had seen it all and I would just have to settle for the average wedding. Little did I know, my final stop would could come nothing close to average.
We pulled up on the perfectly manicured lawn, continued up the porch steps, and rang the bell. The anticipation was killing me, if the exterior of this place was so beautiful, the interior must be exquisite -- I was correct.
Stepping into Southern Oaks Plantation was like stepping into something out of a Bride's dream. The attention to detail was phenomenal -- crystal chandeliers descending through a spiral staircase, a swanky lounge with the comforts of home -- it couldn't be. A smiling face greeted us and I was hooked. This was IT!
Our entire experience with Southern Oaks was incredible from the moment we laid our eyes on the plantation. Everything was flawless, from the easy consultations, to the plantation tours and the gifts, all the way up to the big day. My wedding was perfect in every aspect of the word.
The staff and service exceeded all of my expectations and the attention to detail throughout the entire plantation really is absolutely impeccable. I cannot begin to thank Southern Oaks enough for all of the time and effort they put forward for such a special day in our lives. The owners and staff genuinely care about each and every Bride, and do everything in their power to be sure the day will be just as you have dreamed since you were a little girl. They somehow make it seem as if you are the only Bride that will ever be married at Southern Oaks and YOUR wedding is their only priority. Everything about the day went above and beyond, it was more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for. Being a Louisiana native, I have a certain thing about food, and let me just say, it was delicious. After over a month I am still receiving compliments-STUNNING
When I began the search for my wedding venue, I knew I wanted something that would wow my guests. After looking all over Read more...
When I began the search for my wedding venue, I knew I wanted something that would wow my guests. After looking all over Baton Rouge and New Orleans, I thought I had seen it all and I would just have to settle for the average wedding. Little did I know, my final stop would could come nothing close to average.
We pulled up on the perfectly manicured lawn, continued up the porch steps, and rang the bell. The anticipation was killing me, if the exterior of this place was so beautiful, the interior must be exquisite -- I was correct.
Stepping into Southern Oaks Plantation was like stepping into something out of a Bride's dream. The attention to detail was phenomenal -- crystal chandeliers descending through a spiral staircase, a swanky lounge with the comforts of home -- it couldn't be. A smiling face greeted us and I was hooked. This was IT!
Our entire experience with Southern Oaks was incredible from the moment we laid our eyes on the plantation. Everything was flawless, from the easy consultations, to the plantation tours and the gifts, all the way up to the big day. My wedding was perfect in every aspect of the word.
The staff and service exceeded all of my expectations and the attention to detail throughout the entire plantation really is absolutely impeccable. I cannot begin to thank Southern Oaks enough for all of the time and effort they put forward for such a special day in our lives. The owners and staff genuinely care about each and every Bride, and do everything in their power to be sure the day will be just as you have dreamed since you were a little girl. They somehow make it seem as if you are the only Bride that will ever be married at Southern Oaks and YOUR wedding is their only priority. Everything about the day went above and beyond, it was more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for. Being a Louisiana native, I have a certain thing about food, and let me just say, it was delicious. After over a month I am still receiving compliments-STUNNING Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Southern Oaks was an absolutely beautiful location for our New Orleans wedding reception!!! There are no words to describe how amazing that night was for us and how perfect the staff were throughout the entire process. The day of the wedding, they made everything run so smoothly that I was able to enjoy the entire night stress-free. I had so much fun without a care in the world because Bobby, our attendants, and the rest of the staff were taking such great care of me and my guest. We have received nothing but compliments - from the fireworks, to the Disney entrance, to the food, and so much more. Bobby and his staff really went above and beyond to make that night extra special.

When we arrived, we were put into a horse drawn carriage and made a grand Disney-like entrance that included fireworks. From the moment we stepped into the carriage to the moment we were put into the limo to leave, every part of the night was unforgettable. The DJ played the music we suggested and a few of his own choices, which kept the guests dancing all night. The chefs/servers prepared us a delicious and romantic dinner for two. Our attendants notified, directed, and escorted us to all the major events throughout the entire night (i.e. first dances, dinner, cake cutting, bouquet/guarder toss, etc.). They also never let our or our parent's drinks go empty. When it was time for the magical night to end, all of our presents were packed into a designated car, and a to-go box filled with cake, food, and champagne, along with our personal belongings, were packed into our limo ready for us to leave.

It was the perfect night, and wouldn't have been so without Bobby and the rest of the Southern Oaks staff. My husband and I, along with our family, highly recommend Southern Oaks to anyone looking for a stress-free magical wedding and/or reception.
Southern Oaks was an absolutely beautiful location for our New Orleans wedding reception!!! There are no words to describe Read more...
Southern Oaks was an absolutely beautiful location for our New Orleans wedding reception!!! There are no words to describe how amazing that night was for us and how perfect the staff were throughout the entire process. The day of the wedding, they made everything run so smoothly that I was able to enjoy the entire night stress-free. I had so much fun without a care in the world because Bobby, our attendants, and the rest of the staff were taking such great care of me and my guest. We have received nothing but compliments - from the fireworks, to the Disney entrance, to the food, and so much more. Bobby and his staff really went above and beyond to make that night extra special.

When we arrived, we were put into a horse drawn carriage and made a grand Disney-like entrance that included fireworks. From the moment we stepped into the carriage to the moment we were put into the limo to leave, every part of the night was unforgettable. The DJ played the music we suggested and a few of his own choices, which kept the guests dancing all night. The chefs/servers prepared us a delicious and romantic dinner for two. Our attendants notified, directed, and escorted us to all the major events throughout the entire night (i.e. first dances, dinner, cake cutting, bouquet/guarder toss, etc.). They also never let our or our parent's drinks go empty. When it was time for the magical night to end, all of our presents were packed into a designated car, and a to-go box filled with cake, food, and champagne, along with our personal belongings, were packed into our limo ready for us to leave.

It was the perfect night, and wouldn't have been so without Bobby and the rest of the Southern Oaks staff. My husband and I, along with our family, highly recommend Southern Oaks to anyone looking for a stress-free magical wedding and/or reception. Read less
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Christian
Wedding:
1/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot put into words how perfect every last inch of our wedding was thanks to Southern Oaks, their staff, and the Asaro family. Above and beyond!! My husband and I are still on cloud nine! They think of everything and make it all seamless. As a bride you don't have to stress at all because they take care of every detail! The food is fabulous as the service is impeccable! Walt Disney would be proud;) I am forever grateful for a fairy tale wedding. They truly make us feel like family
I cannot put into words how perfect every last inch of our wedding was thanks to Southern Oaks, their staff, and the Asaro Read more...
I cannot put into words how perfect every last inch of our wedding was thanks to Southern Oaks, their staff, and the Asaro family. Above and beyond!! My husband and I are still on cloud nine! They think of everything and make it all seamless. As a bride you don't have to stress at all because they take care of every detail! The food is fabulous as the service is impeccable! Walt Disney would be proud;) I am forever grateful for a fairy tale wedding. They truly make us feel like family Read less
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Chelsey
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Having our ceremony and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation was a dream of mine since I was young. I remember seeing pictures displayed at Clearview mall in Metairie and I told myself I would get married there in the future. And so I did! And since my father is in the wedding industry (The Topcats), he knew only the best! Everything was organized since the day we booked them a year ahead. The Asaro family and their team made sure every detail I planned for was included. And the best part was that they are all-inclusive! I just had to get my photographer, cake, videographer, and florist! They took care of the rest! The ceremony was amazing; from the carriage ride with my dad, the twinkling lights that aligned the pathway to marrying my prince, then the carriage ride with my husband, and the beautiful, elaborate fireworks display! And OF COURSE I cannot forget about the food! All of our guests enjoyed the variety of hors d'oeuvres that were offered. Especially the praline chicken! My husband and I got to enjoy a quick 15 min (our choice, could be longer) dinner to eat and collect ourselves, which was very nice! Then we went back out to dance and enjoy being with our family and friends! It was nice having a coordinator with us the whole time to make sure we always had drinks or to et us know when we will be doing the cake cutting, etc. Our guests also really enjoyed the photobooth that was included! We truly had such a wonderful time and will always remember our dream wedding. (BTW, if you are a Disney fan, and appreciate the Disney service, definitely go with Southern Oaks!)
Having our ceremony and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation was a dream of mine since I was young. I remember seeing Read more...
Having our ceremony and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation was a dream of mine since I was young. I remember seeing pictures displayed at Clearview mall in Metairie and I told myself I would get married there in the future. And so I did! And since my father is in the wedding industry (The Topcats), he knew only the best! Everything was organized since the day we booked them a year ahead. The Asaro family and their team made sure every detail I planned for was included. And the best part was that they are all-inclusive! I just had to get my photographer, cake, videographer, and florist! They took care of the rest! The ceremony was amazing; from the carriage ride with my dad, the twinkling lights that aligned the pathway to marrying my prince, then the carriage ride with my husband, and the beautiful, elaborate fireworks display! And OF COURSE I cannot forget about the food! All of our guests enjoyed the variety of hors d'oeuvres that were offered. Especially the praline chicken! My husband and I got to enjoy a quick 15 min (our choice, could be longer) dinner to eat and collect ourselves, which was very nice! Then we went back out to dance and enjoy being with our family and friends! It was nice having a coordinator with us the whole time to make sure we always had drinks or to et us know when we will be doing the cake cutting, etc. Our guests also really enjoyed the photobooth that was included! We truly had such a wonderful time and will always remember our dream wedding. (BTW, if you are a Disney fan, and appreciate the Disney service, definitely go with Southern Oaks!) Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutly the best wedding reception I have ever attended in my life. The variety and amount of food and drink served will stagger the imagination. Mr.Bobby was the most gracious director. Nothing was too much trouble.There was never a problem that he could not solve. I will forever carry with me the wonderful memories of my daughters wedding. Many thanks to Southern Oaks Plantation staff and Bobby and Sue Asaro.
Absolutly the best wedding reception I have ever attended in my life. The variety and amount of food and drink served will Read more...
Absolutly the best wedding reception I have ever attended in my life. The variety and amount of food and drink served will stagger the imagination. Mr.Bobby was the most gracious director. Nothing was too much trouble.There was never a problem that he could not solve. I will forever carry with me the wonderful memories of my daughters wedding. Many thanks to Southern Oaks Plantation staff and Bobby and Sue Asaro. Read less
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Gwenda
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
On November 10, 2013 our son Jared Martin married Sheri Guillot. The owners , Bobby and Sue Asaro, went out of their way to make this day a wonderful, magical experience for everyone ! All of our family and friends are still talking about how fantastic the food, the staff, and the magical ambiance of Southern Oaks Plantation was on Jared and Sheri's special day. Bobby and Sue Asaro and the staff of Southern Oaks Plantation made their dreams come true. Words can not express how much we appreciate everything the did for us. We highly recommend Southern Oaks Plantation .
On November 10, 2013 our son Jared Martin married Sheri Guillot. The owners , Bobby and Sue Asaro, went out of their way Read more...
On November 10, 2013 our son Jared Martin married Sheri Guillot. The owners , Bobby and Sue Asaro, went out of their way to make this day a wonderful, magical experience for everyone ! All of our family and friends are still talking about how fantastic the food, the staff, and the magical ambiance of Southern Oaks Plantation was on Jared and Sheri's special day. Bobby and Sue Asaro and the staff of Southern Oaks Plantation made their dreams come true. Words can not express how much we appreciate everything the did for us. We highly recommend Southern Oaks Plantation . Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The moment that ring went on my finger I couldn't imagine my wedding any place else other than Southern Oaks Plantation. As a former employee I know the time, effort and love that is put into every event from the wonderful owners Bobby and Sue Asaro and staff, filled with true Southern Hospitality. Over more than 10 years in my life that I worked for Mr. Bobby and Ms. Sue, I've learned so much, professionally and personally, that I've taken in my career as an RN and will cherish always. My wedding was everything I dreamed of and more, my true New Orleans style wedding. Southern Oaks was the one place that I didn't have to stress over, I knew that was everything was going to be taken care of, with the help of Stacey Asaro, I knew I was in the right place and hands. This Dynamic Trio assures greatness in every event to make the dreams come true for every bride, groom and family that enter those gates seeking the magical experience of Southern Oaks Plantation. I am truly honored to know them, not only as a former employee, bride, but most of all apart of their family.
The moment that ring went on my finger I couldn't imagine my wedding any place else other than Southern Oaks Plantation. Read more...
The moment that ring went on my finger I couldn't imagine my wedding any place else other than Southern Oaks Plantation. As a former employee I know the time, effort and love that is put into every event from the wonderful owners Bobby and Sue Asaro and staff, filled with true Southern Hospitality. Over more than 10 years in my life that I worked for Mr. Bobby and Ms. Sue, I've learned so much, professionally and personally, that I've taken in my career as an RN and will cherish always. My wedding was everything I dreamed of and more, my true New Orleans style wedding. Southern Oaks was the one place that I didn't have to stress over, I knew that was everything was going to be taken care of, with the help of Stacey Asaro, I knew I was in the right place and hands. This Dynamic Trio assures greatness in every event to make the dreams come true for every bride, groom and family that enter those gates seeking the magical experience of Southern Oaks Plantation. I am truly honored to know them, not only as a former employee, bride, but most of all apart of their family. Read less
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Tra
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
MAGIC Truly Happens Here! We had the PERFECT wedding at Southern Oaks! We were married 10/27/13, and from the start, we knew it was right. We live in New York and aren’t from New Orleans...we just fell in love with the city over the years. But planning a wedding from afar was intimidating...especially with the unexpected things that can happen. But after we met Bobby and Kyle and heard about everything Southern Oaks offers, all fears were put to rest. We visited 14 other venues all over the city...and none held a candle to Southern Oaks. It is an amazing one-stop-shop and provides such a comprehensive planning guide with recommendations for different vendors that even these selections were easy! With the beautiful neutral tones of the decor, it was as if we decorated the entire place ourselves (our colors were coconut and gold). I must have been the least stressed bride ever...I know that a primary reason was how easy Southern Oaks made things and how comfortable they made me feel when I had questions. No question was ever too big or small. Now - the wedding. The week prior was beautiful – no rain in sight. But 10 minutes before our ceremony, it began raining. Bobby was the epitome of calm and reassurance and watched the radar minute by minute...until the rain passed. We delayed our ceremony only briefly, as the staff kept our guests comfortable and dry under the shelter of the mansion’s front porch. When all was clear, the staff dried the seats and reseated our guests. Seamless! If you can, opt for the carriage, jazz band, fireworks (and ribbon confetti!), and photo booth. We had a true fairy tale wedding experience – no exaggeration! Our guests raved that ours was the best "wedding" – and the best "affair" – they’ve ever attended! Top notch, top-shelf everything all the way! Lastly, we must praise the amazing team there. They are undoubtedly the utmost professionals, but they are also just "good people" with a passion for making dreams come true!
MAGIC Truly Happens Here! We had the PERFECT wedding at Southern Oaks! We were married 10/27/13, and from the start, we Read more...
MAGIC Truly Happens Here! We had the PERFECT wedding at Southern Oaks! We were married 10/27/13, and from the start, we knew it was right. We live in New York and aren’t from New Orleans...we just fell in love with the city over the years. But planning a wedding from afar was intimidating...especially with the unexpected things that can happen. But after we met Bobby and Kyle and heard about everything Southern Oaks offers, all fears were put to rest. We visited 14 other venues all over the city...and none held a candle to Southern Oaks. It is an amazing one-stop-shop and provides such a comprehensive planning guide with recommendations for different vendors that even these selections were easy! With the beautiful neutral tones of the decor, it was as if we decorated the entire place ourselves (our colors were coconut and gold). I must have been the least stressed bride ever...I know that a primary reason was how easy Southern Oaks made things and how comfortable they made me feel when I had questions. No question was ever too big or small. Now - the wedding. The week prior was beautiful – no rain in sight. But 10 minutes before our ceremony, it began raining. Bobby was the epitome of calm and reassurance and watched the radar minute by minute...until the rain passed. We delayed our ceremony only briefly, as the staff kept our guests comfortable and dry under the shelter of the mansion’s front porch. When all was clear, the staff dried the seats and reseated our guests. Seamless! If you can, opt for the carriage, jazz band, fireworks (and ribbon confetti!), and photo booth. We had a true fairy tale wedding experience – no exaggeration! Our guests raved that ours was the best "wedding" – and the best "affair" – they’ve ever attended! Top notch, top-shelf everything all the way! Lastly, we must praise the amazing team there. They are undoubtedly the utmost professionals, but they are also just "good people" with a passion for making dreams come true! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot praise Mr. Asaro and his entire staff for making my daughter's wedding an event to remember always. Not only does Mr. Asaro and the Southern Oaks team respond to any request , but are usually
one step ahead of you. They treated every single person at the party like they were family.
I have nothing but great memories of my daughter's wedding. Without having to worry about a single
detail, I was able to mingle, laugh and enjoy my company, my friends and family.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Brian
I cannot praise Mr. Asaro and his entire staff for making my daughter's wedding an event to remember always. Not only does Read more...
I cannot praise Mr. Asaro and his entire staff for making my daughter's wedding an event to remember always. Not only does Mr. Asaro and the Southern Oaks team respond to any request , but are usually
one step ahead of you. They treated every single person at the party like they were family.
I have nothing but great memories of my daughter's wedding. Without having to worry about a single
detail, I was able to mingle, laugh and enjoy my company, my friends and family.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you.

Brian Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
OMG there are really no words to describe this place!! My now husband and I got married here on 10/5/2013 and it was a fairy tale wedding!! All of the staff were on point and it was so appreciated!! The food was AMAZING!!!! I love how our guests are still raving about this place and the food!!!!!! Thank you to everyone that made our day special!!! <3 Mr. & Mrs. Robinson
OMG there are really no words to describe this place!! My now husband and I got married here on 10/5/2013 and it was a Read more...
OMG there are really no words to describe this place!! My now husband and I got married here on 10/5/2013 and it was a fairy tale wedding!! All of the staff were on point and it was so appreciated!! The food was AMAZING!!!! I love how our guests are still raving about this place and the food!!!!!! Thank you to everyone that made our day special!!! <3 Mr. & Mrs. Robinson Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There are no words to describe how perfect our wedding was at Southern Oaks. From the start, they were so easy to work with and took care of most of the details, which made it very easy to plan since my fiancé and I do not live in Louisiana. The wedding itself was magical! I could not turn around without someone filling my drink or asking if I needed anything and they treated our parents the same way. The plantation is amazing, inside and out, and our pictures are gorgeous! The staff made us feel like royalty the entire day. So many of our guests have said it's the best wedding they have ever been to! S.O. Is pricey but our parents and we feel it was worth every penny! Also, spring for the jazz band; they were pricey, but made all our guests so excited and started the party off with a bang!
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There are no words to describe how perfect our wedding was at Southern Oaks. From the start, they were so easy to work with and took care of most of the details, which made it very easy to plan since my fiancé and I do not live in Louisiana. The wedding itself was magical! I could not turn around without someone filling my drink or asking if I needed anything and they treated our parents the same way. The plantation is amazing, inside and out, and our pictures are gorgeous! The staff made us feel like royalty the entire day. So many of our guests have said it's the best wedding they have ever been to! S.O. Is pricey but our parents and we feel it was worth every penny! Also, spring for the jazz band; they were pricey, but made all our guests so excited and started the party off with a bang! Read less
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Kayli
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW!! Just thought I would start with that :) !! Our night was a wonderful whirlwind of elegance, excitement, and surprise! It was POURING since the minute I woke up on our wedding day, and when most venues would have canceled the outdoor ceremony, SOP waited it out until the last minute and wouldn't you know .... It cleared up just in time to give us our dream ceremony on the front steps of the magnificent southern plantation. That meant the world to me that they were willing to do all in their power to keep the original plans! All the guest are still raving about the yummy creole/cajun food, the impeccable service, and the unique southern atmosphere (all but 5 guest were from out of town and we wanted them to feel the NOLA love and culture during our wedding, and that they did)!!!
WOW!! Just thought I would start with that :) !! Our night was a wonderful whirlwind of elegance, excitement, and Read more...
WOW!! Just thought I would start with that :) !! Our night was a wonderful whirlwind of elegance, excitement, and surprise! It was POURING since the minute I woke up on our wedding day, and when most venues would have canceled the outdoor ceremony, SOP waited it out until the last minute and wouldn't you know .... It cleared up just in time to give us our dream ceremony on the front steps of the magnificent southern plantation. That meant the world to me that they were willing to do all in their power to keep the original plans! All the guest are still raving about the yummy creole/cajun food, the impeccable service, and the unique southern atmosphere (all but 5 guest were from out of town and we wanted them to feel the NOLA love and culture during our wedding, and that they did)!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I just attended a wedding at this venue for the first time. The food was fantastic. The service was wonderful and the staff was helpful. This is a great place to have an event.
I just attended a wedding at this venue for the first time. The food was fantastic. The service was wonderful and the Read more...
I just attended a wedding at this venue for the first time. The food was fantastic. The service was wonderful and the staff was helpful. This is a great place to have an event. Read less
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Jodici
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Nice place.. love it.. made my dreams come true. .
Nice place.. love it.. made my dreams come true. .
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They did such a great job, I didn't have to worry about anything.
They did such a great job, I didn't have to worry about anything.
They did such a great job, I didn't have to worry about anything. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I married at Southern Oaks in June and words cannot fully express how WONDERFUL, AWESOME & MAGICAL our wedding experience was. Our guests (95% of which were from out of town) were totally blown away by the experience and almost all of them have commented that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We’re both from CA and LOVE New Orleans, and many of our guests were first-time visitors to the city. Southern Oaks orchestrated a true NOLA experience for them, and helped affirm why we chose to have our wedding in the Big Easy!!

We've received such an outpouring of love, support and positive feedback from friends and family that we don't know what to do with ourselves! The facility was absolutely beautiful, the food was abundant and delicious, the music kept the party going, and the staff was pleasant and attentive.

Not to mention Stacey (our primary wedding coordinator) made the planning process a BREEZE. We were living in NYC at the time, and relied heavily on Stacey and the Southern Oaks team for vendor recommendations and their local expertise. It also helped that Southern Oaks was a one-stop shop for our food, drinks, music, photo booth, brass band and decorations (it’s nicely decorated, so we didn’t need to add anything). Stacey was responsive, organized, and maintained a detailed record of our preferences over the course of the 11-month planning process. The entire team was always friendly, ready and willing to help in any way possible. It’s a warm, down-home family-owned and operated business and we truly felt part of the family.

We are still on cloud 9, and I imagine we will be for some time. The wedding experience was the perfect start to our marriage, and was a blessing for us and many others in attendance. We undoubtedly recommend Southern Oaks as a venue for anyone considering a New Orleans wedding. We want any and everyone to experience the wonder, awesomeness and magic that is Southern Oaks! You WILL NOT be disappointed.
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My husband and I married at Southern Oaks in June and words cannot fully express how WONDERFUL, AWESOME & MAGICAL our wedding experience was. Our guests (95% of which were from out of town) were totally blown away by the experience and almost all of them have commented that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We’re both from CA and LOVE New Orleans, and many of our guests were first-time visitors to the city. Southern Oaks orchestrated a true NOLA experience for them, and helped affirm why we chose to have our wedding in the Big Easy!!

We've received such an outpouring of love, support and positive feedback from friends and family that we don't know what to do with ourselves! The facility was absolutely beautiful, the food was abundant and delicious, the music kept the party going, and the staff was pleasant and attentive.

Not to mention Stacey (our primary wedding coordinator) made the planning process a BREEZE. We were living in NYC at the time, and relied heavily on Stacey and the Southern Oaks team for vendor recommendations and their local expertise. It also helped that Southern Oaks was a one-stop shop for our food, drinks, music, photo booth, brass band and decorations (it’s nicely decorated, so we didn’t need to add anything). Stacey was responsive, organized, and maintained a detailed record of our preferences over the course of the 11-month planning process. The entire team was always friendly, ready and willing to help in any way possible. It’s a warm, down-home family-owned and operated business and we truly felt part of the family.

We are still on cloud 9, and I imagine we will be for some time. The wedding experience was the perfect start to our marriage, and was a blessing for us and many others in attendance. We undoubtedly recommend Southern Oaks as a venue for anyone considering a New Orleans wedding. We want any and everyone to experience the wonder, awesomeness and magic that is Southern Oaks! You WILL NOT be disappointed. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Southern Oaks in the summer of June 14, 2013, and words cannot fully express how AMAZING, WHIMSICAL & MAGICAL our wedding experience was. I am from New Orleans, but my husband is from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad & Tobago, and many of our guests were first-time visitors to the city. Southern Oaks orchestrated a true NOLA experience for them, and helped affirm why we chose to have our wedding in the Big Easy!! 
We've received such an outpouring of love, support and positive feedback from friends and family that we don't know what to do with ourselves! The venue was absolutely beautiful, the food was abundant and so delicious, the music kept the party going including the brass band and the staff was pleasant and attentive. It took everyone’s breath away. Not to mention Stacey (our primary wedding coordinator) made the planning process a BREEZE. Both Stacey, Mr. Bobby, and the staff made our wedding day so easy & amazing. Everything was so organized to the point where all we had to do was show up. It also helped that Southern Oaks was a one-stop shop for our food, beverages, music, horse and carriage, brass band and decorations. It's a warm, down-home family-owned and operated business and we truly felt part of the family. The wedding experience was the perfect start to our marriage, and was a blessing for us and many others in attendance. Because of Southern Oaks, many of our family and friends that got Visa’s just to come to the US, will be returning to the BIG EASY! I truly had a fairytale wedding with the white horse and carriage, the fireworks, and brass band! It set it off!! Our family and friends were in awe. We undoubtedly recommend Southern Oaks as a venue for anyone considering a New Orleans wedding. We want any and everyone to experience magic that is Southern Oaks! From the staff, to the owners, you are not just another bride to them, you are special and you are treated like royalty on your wedding day ☺
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My husband and I had our wedding reception at Southern Oaks in the summer of June 14, 2013, and words cannot fully express how AMAZING, WHIMSICAL & MAGICAL our wedding experience was. I am from New Orleans, but my husband is from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad & Tobago, and many of our guests were first-time visitors to the city. Southern Oaks orchestrated a true NOLA experience for them, and helped affirm why we chose to have our wedding in the Big Easy!! 
We've received such an outpouring of love, support and positive feedback from friends and family that we don't know what to do with ourselves! The venue was absolutely beautiful, the food was abundant and so delicious, the music kept the party going including the brass band and the staff was pleasant and attentive. It took everyone’s breath away. Not to mention Stacey (our primary wedding coordinator) made the planning process a BREEZE. Both Stacey, Mr. Bobby, and the staff made our wedding day so easy & amazing. Everything was so organized to the point where all we had to do was show up. It also helped that Southern Oaks was a one-stop shop for our food, beverages, music, horse and carriage, brass band and decorations. It's a warm, down-home family-owned and operated business and we truly felt part of the family. The wedding experience was the perfect start to our marriage, and was a blessing for us and many others in attendance. Because of Southern Oaks, many of our family and friends that got Visa’s just to come to the US, will be returning to the BIG EASY! I truly had a fairytale wedding with the white horse and carriage, the fireworks, and brass band! It set it off!! Our family and friends were in awe. We undoubtedly recommend Southern Oaks as a venue for anyone considering a New Orleans wedding. We want any and everyone to experience magic that is Southern Oaks! From the staff, to the owners, you are not just another bride to them, you are special and you are treated like royalty on your wedding day ☺ Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier or more pleased with the service, food, atmosphere... just everything about Southern Oaks and our wedding day. The host staff was incredibly attentive, friendly, and polished. We never had less than half a drink without it being refreshed. The spread of food and private dining area for the bridal party is unmatched by any other NOLA wedding venue.

In addition to my own wedding, I've been in the bridal party for 5 other weddings in the past few years. Some of the most popular venues in the city don't come close to Southern Oaks in terms of menu and service. Living in NOLA means your guests will typically remember your wedding based on their judgement of 3 key things: the food, the alcohol, and the service. To this day (7+ months later), our family and friends are still raving about the food and the service!

The Southern Oaks staff makes it incredibly easy and fun to be a bride and enjoy your day. From the very start of the planning process, the experience was smooth and effortless. One of my favorite things about Southern Oaks is the way they price packages. Rather than having to stress and add up numbers for the venue rental, catering, alcohol, table linens, etc (as other venues force you to), the price is all inclusive and structured based on your number of guests.

Southern Oaks has thought of everything!
We could not be happier or more pleased with the service, food, atmosphere... just everything about Southern Oaks and our Read more...
We could not be happier or more pleased with the service, food, atmosphere... just everything about Southern Oaks and our wedding day. The host staff was incredibly attentive, friendly, and polished. We never had less than half a drink without it being refreshed. The spread of food and private dining area for the bridal party is unmatched by any other NOLA wedding venue.

In addition to my own wedding, I've been in the bridal party for 5 other weddings in the past few years. Some of the most popular venues in the city don't come close to Southern Oaks in terms of menu and service. Living in NOLA means your guests will typically remember your wedding based on their judgement of 3 key things: the food, the alcohol, and the service. To this day (7+ months later), our family and friends are still raving about the food and the service!

The Southern Oaks staff makes it incredibly easy and fun to be a bride and enjoy your day. From the very start of the planning process, the experience was smooth and effortless. One of my favorite things about Southern Oaks is the way they price packages. Rather than having to stress and add up numbers for the venue rental, catering, alcohol, table linens, etc (as other venues force you to), the price is all inclusive and structured based on your number of guests.

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John
Wedding:
1/11/2013
5.0/5.0
From the parents of the bride:
As a child, Holly, like most little girls, dreamed of the fairy tale wedding. Rarely, however, are the expectations of that dream-day met. Those unfortunate brides must not have had their wedding take place at Southern Oaks Plantation.
To Bobby, Sue and family: a simple (or even an enthusiastic) “Thank You” seems inadequate. From the day we booked, you promised you would take care of everything – that you would make it special. That promise was kept and then some. Every expectation we had was exceeded. The grounds and house were exquisite. You all were so considerate, prepared and efficient to the extent that you appeared to have the ability to anticipate every request, or prevent anything that could have potentially caused a hiccup, that evening.
From the bride approaching in the carriage to the spectacular fireworks and confetti after the ceremony, the evening was magical on a Disney scale (and believe me, it did not go unnoticed that, after a full week of rain prior to January 11, 2013, the rain mysteriously stopped 5 minutes before you opened the gates!). Once inside for the reception your staff tended to the all the guests, as well as the bride, groom and families, as if they were royalty. Always smiling and at the ready, but never under foot.
All of our family from the “trendy” West Coast who attended still talk about the food at “the most incredible wedding they’ve ever attended.” They were amazed that the food was not merely plentiful, but that during the entire three hour reception, there were no “re-runs” - they never saw the same tray twice! Each pass of the servers brought something innovative, memorable and tasty.
We hope our next opportunity to attend a function at Southern Oaks comes soon. We do have one regret, however, and that is that we don’t have more daughters…

John & Tracie
From the parents of the bride:
As a child, Holly, like most little girls, dreamed of the fairy tale wedding. Rarely, Read more...
From the parents of the bride:
As a child, Holly, like most little girls, dreamed of the fairy tale wedding. Rarely, however, are the expectations of that dream-day met. Those unfortunate brides must not have had their wedding take place at Southern Oaks Plantation.
To Bobby, Sue and family: a simple (or even an enthusiastic) “Thank You” seems inadequate. From the day we booked, you promised you would take care of everything – that you would make it special. That promise was kept and then some. Every expectation we had was exceeded. The grounds and house were exquisite. You all were so considerate, prepared and efficient to the extent that you appeared to have the ability to anticipate every request, or prevent anything that could have potentially caused a hiccup, that evening.
From the bride approaching in the carriage to the spectacular fireworks and confetti after the ceremony, the evening was magical on a Disney scale (and believe me, it did not go unnoticed that, after a full week of rain prior to January 11, 2013, the rain mysteriously stopped 5 minutes before you opened the gates!). Once inside for the reception your staff tended to the all the guests, as well as the bride, groom and families, as if they were royalty. Always smiling and at the ready, but never under foot.
All of our family from the “trendy” West Coast who attended still talk about the food at “the most incredible wedding they’ve ever attended.” They were amazed that the food was not merely plentiful, but that during the entire three hour reception, there were no “re-runs” - they never saw the same tray twice! Each pass of the servers brought something innovative, memorable and tasty.
We hope our next opportunity to attend a function at Southern Oaks comes soon. We do have one regret, however, and that is that we don’t have more daughters…

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Jessica
Wedding:
12/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved our wedding at southern oaks! It was completely magical. The staff, the food, and everything else was incredible. The cost was worth every penny. They basically do the work for you and we could not ask for a better place to get married.
Absolutely loved our wedding at southern oaks! It was completely magical. The staff, the food, and everything else was Read more...
Absolutely loved our wedding at southern oaks! It was completely magical. The staff, the food, and everything else was incredible. The cost was worth every penny. They basically do the work for you and we could not ask for a better place to get married. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was amazing. The staff was always there when I needed them. My drink never ran dry! The place is beautiful and the food is amazing!
My wedding was amazing. The staff was always there when I needed them. My drink never ran dry! The place is beautiful and Read more...
My wedding was amazing. The staff was always there when I needed them. My drink never ran dry! The place is beautiful and the food is amazing! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
From out first contact with Southern Oaks, to the time we left married, the staff made us feel special, like VIPs and most importantly, we had the wedding of our dreams.

Southern Oaks is an amazing venue and I know they're booked far in advance, I know they have a set routine for their weddings, but they made our special day feel like it was the only wedding they were hosting this year.

Our friends and relatives are still talking about the food, the staff and the amazing venue of our wedding.

I can't say enough about Southern Oaks, Kyle and the rest of the staff there. We loved having our wedding there so much, that I recommended it to my coworker that's getting married and hope that Angela and I get to go there again sometime in the near future for a friends wedding.
From out first contact with Southern Oaks, to the time we left married, the staff made us feel special, like VIPs and most Read more...
From out first contact with Southern Oaks, to the time we left married, the staff made us feel special, like VIPs and most importantly, we had the wedding of our dreams.

Southern Oaks is an amazing venue and I know they're booked far in advance, I know they have a set routine for their weddings, but they made our special day feel like it was the only wedding they were hosting this year.

Our friends and relatives are still talking about the food, the staff and the amazing venue of our wedding.

I can't say enough about Southern Oaks, Kyle and the rest of the staff there. We loved having our wedding there so much, that I recommended it to my coworker that's getting married and hope that Angela and I get to go there again sometime in the near future for a friends wedding. Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't stress enough how happy I am with our decision to get married at Southern Oaks Plantation. I have received so many complements - countless guests have told me that they have never attended a nicer wedding. The staff at Southern Oaks knows EXACTLY what they are doing. No stone is left unturned. They have every single detail covered for you, no matter how small it may seem.
The food is out of this world, and there's plenty of it. The service is second to none. My husband and I had our own personal attendants the night of the wedding, and they saw to it that we got a chance to have some private time together to eat. They were always available to get us a fresh cocktail or let us know what was coming up next. And it gets better - our parents also had attendants and wanted for nothing!
The place is absolutely beautiful. I feel like I got so much for my money. The plantation gorgeous, and at night when the mansion is lit up it is truly breathtaking.
Often times you hear brides say that no matter how much planning goes into your wedding, something will always go wrong. Well that certainly was not the case at Southern Oaks - absolutely nothing went wrong. I feel that our night was perfect, and if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.
I can't stress enough how happy I am with our decision to get married at Southern Oaks Plantation. I have received so many Read more...
I can't stress enough how happy I am with our decision to get married at Southern Oaks Plantation. I have received so many complements - countless guests have told me that they have never attended a nicer wedding. The staff at Southern Oaks knows EXACTLY what they are doing. No stone is left unturned. They have every single detail covered for you, no matter how small it may seem.
The food is out of this world, and there's plenty of it. The service is second to none. My husband and I had our own personal attendants the night of the wedding, and they saw to it that we got a chance to have some private time together to eat. They were always available to get us a fresh cocktail or let us know what was coming up next. And it gets better - our parents also had attendants and wanted for nothing!
The place is absolutely beautiful. I feel like I got so much for my money. The plantation gorgeous, and at night when the mansion is lit up it is truly breathtaking.
Often times you hear brides say that no matter how much planning goes into your wedding, something will always go wrong. Well that certainly was not the case at Southern Oaks - absolutely nothing went wrong. I feel that our night was perfect, and if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I really don't even know where to begin. My husband and I were married at Southern Oaks on 10/5/12 and it truly was the most incredible night of my life. Southern Oaks literally thinks of EVERYTHING--you, your bridal party, your family, and your guests won't have to worry about a thing. My main point of contact was Kyle and he was absolutely fantastic. The entire night flows perfectly; the attendants tell you exactly where to be and when and you will have a full glass and anything you can think of at your fingertips the entire night! The bride and groom, parents of the bride and groom, and bridal party all get their own personal attendants which was really great. 95% of our guests were from out of town, including us, and told us multiple times how beautiful the wedding was, how superb the service was and couldn't stop raving about the food--DELISH (yes, I got to eat at my own wedding because SOP sets up a private candlelit dinner for the bride and groom to eat for a few minutes without any interruptions!) If you can swing it, get the horse and carriage, jazz band, and photo booth-- our guests absolutely loved it! I could seriously go on and on about SOP but I'm going to stop myself. If you want to keep your sanity during the planning process, go with SOP! One stop shop and so amazingly beautiful! They really are a first class establishment and will do just about anything for you to have your perfect fairy tale wedding.
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I really don't even know where to begin. My husband and I were married at Southern Oaks on 10/5/12 and it truly was the most incredible night of my life. Southern Oaks literally thinks of EVERYTHING--you, your bridal party, your family, and your guests won't have to worry about a thing. My main point of contact was Kyle and he was absolutely fantastic. The entire night flows perfectly; the attendants tell you exactly where to be and when and you will have a full glass and anything you can think of at your fingertips the entire night! The bride and groom, parents of the bride and groom, and bridal party all get their own personal attendants which was really great. 95% of our guests were from out of town, including us, and told us multiple times how beautiful the wedding was, how superb the service was and couldn't stop raving about the food--DELISH (yes, I got to eat at my own wedding because SOP sets up a private candlelit dinner for the bride and groom to eat for a few minutes without any interruptions!) If you can swing it, get the horse and carriage, jazz band, and photo booth-- our guests absolutely loved it! I could seriously go on and on about SOP but I'm going to stop myself. If you want to keep your sanity during the planning process, go with SOP! One stop shop and so amazingly beautiful! They really are a first class establishment and will do just about anything for you to have your perfect fairy tale wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had our wedding reception at Southern Oaks Plantation and I'm not exagerating when I say everything went perfectly. They knew exactly how to time the reception and moved events such as first dance, photos and cake cutting along perfectly. There was a personal attendant for all the parents, my wife and myself and they always made sure our drinks were full in addition to taking care of all other needs. In terms of decore and food everything looked and tasted great. Appetizers and deserts were passed around continuously through the night; there was never a shortage. All in all, Southern Oaks was superbly proffesional and efficient while exuding refinement and class. Without a doubt I would recommend their services to any couple.
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My wife and I had our wedding reception at Southern Oaks Plantation and I'm not exagerating when I say everything went perfectly. They knew exactly how to time the reception and moved events such as first dance, photos and cake cutting along perfectly. There was a personal attendant for all the parents, my wife and myself and they always made sure our drinks were full in addition to taking care of all other needs. In terms of decore and food everything looked and tasted great. Appetizers and deserts were passed around continuously through the night; there was never a shortage. All in all, Southern Oaks was superbly proffesional and efficient while exuding refinement and class. Without a doubt I would recommend their services to any couple. Read less
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Caitlyn
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was literally perfect!!!
My wedding was literally perfect!!!
My wedding was literally perfect!!! Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
There really aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe how AMAZING our entire experience with Southern Oaks was. From the beginning, I was a timid bride who didn't have the courage or energy to completely dive in with planning and executing the size of wedding we wanted (150-175 guests). Overwhelming is an understatement! BUT…when my sister in law recommended Southern Oaks, my husband and I packed up and met with them ASAP and FELL.IN.LOVE!!! Yes, the venue is unbelievably gorgeous. It's out of this entire world BUT, that wasn't what got us the most. The staff were out of this world friendly and accommodating! If we ever had a question about anything, they had the answer RIGHT when I called. There were never any of the "I'm not sure, let me get back to you"s going on. They always know the answer right then and there and I loved that. I never had to plan a single thing..no clean up, no stress, no pulling my hair out! We showed up the day before the wedding, gave them the extras we needed (candles, guestbook,bridal party details) and they handled it all. Our guests NEVER stopped complimenting us on the venue and they all assured that the wedding would never be topped!! One of our friends has even booked her wedding at SOP now!! My husband and I can't wait to be able to attend a wedding there..to eat, drink, and bask in the awesomeness that is SOP! We already know we want our 10 year anniversary there!! You won't be disappointed!!!!
There really aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe how AMAZING our entire experience with Southern Oaks was. Read more...
There really aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe how AMAZING our entire experience with Southern Oaks was. From the beginning, I was a timid bride who didn't have the courage or energy to completely dive in with planning and executing the size of wedding we wanted (150-175 guests). Overwhelming is an understatement! BUT…when my sister in law recommended Southern Oaks, my husband and I packed up and met with them ASAP and FELL.IN.LOVE!!! Yes, the venue is unbelievably gorgeous. It's out of this entire world BUT, that wasn't what got us the most. The staff were out of this world friendly and accommodating! If we ever had a question about anything, they had the answer RIGHT when I called. There were never any of the "I'm not sure, let me get back to you"s going on. They always know the answer right then and there and I loved that. I never had to plan a single thing..no clean up, no stress, no pulling my hair out! We showed up the day before the wedding, gave them the extras we needed (candles, guestbook,bridal party details) and they handled it all. Our guests NEVER stopped complimenting us on the venue and they all assured that the wedding would never be topped!! One of our friends has even booked her wedding at SOP now!! My husband and I can't wait to be able to attend a wedding there..to eat, drink, and bask in the awesomeness that is SOP! We already know we want our 10 year anniversary there!! You won't be disappointed!!!! Read less
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boliva
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin with Southern Oaks. Every single detail that you will never think about, they've already analyzed it and give you the best experience. There were 4 people devoted just to serving the bride, groom, and their parents around the clock. They follow your every direction, even if it's strange and specific. The food is beyond amazing, and all of my guests made sure to tell me about it! They are a real class act over there, and I will never forget just how perfect my day was. They even box up a piece of each cake and a bunch of different foods for you and put it in the limo so that you have something to eat when you get back to your hotel because they know you are starving, even though they make sure you have time to eat in between your pictures and the first dance. They really do think of everything! We also took advantage of the new photobooth they have and the jazz band that they offer, and both of those were well worth the money! You get all of the pictures from the photobooth once hte wedding is over on a USB stick, and I am still having guests tell me how much fun they had with it. The jazz band keeps everone preoccupied while you're taking pictures so they don't come looking for you. Absolute perfection!
I don't even know where to begin with Southern Oaks. Every single detail that you will never think about, they've already Read more...
I don't even know where to begin with Southern Oaks. Every single detail that you will never think about, they've already analyzed it and give you the best experience. There were 4 people devoted just to serving the bride, groom, and their parents around the clock. They follow your every direction, even if it's strange and specific. The food is beyond amazing, and all of my guests made sure to tell me about it! They are a real class act over there, and I will never forget just how perfect my day was. They even box up a piece of each cake and a bunch of different foods for you and put it in the limo so that you have something to eat when you get back to your hotel because they know you are starving, even though they make sure you have time to eat in between your pictures and the first dance. They really do think of everything! We also took advantage of the new photobooth they have and the jazz band that they offer, and both of those were well worth the money! You get all of the pictures from the photobooth once hte wedding is over on a USB stick, and I am still having guests tell me how much fun they had with it. The jazz band keeps everone preoccupied while you're taking pictures so they don't come looking for you. Absolute perfection! Read less
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Julie and Kevin
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING IN EVERY WAY! MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT I MARRIED THE PERFECT MAN & I CANT GET MARRIED HERE EVERY YEAR!!!!! Staff & food were AMAZING!!!! Made us feel like royalty! The grounds are so beautiful! Also I wish I lived in New Orleans so I would be invited to weddings that weren't mine there. It seems to fly by. I love love love love love this place. They made it so easy to have a destination wedding! This doesn't even begin to say how wonderful they were!!!!!
AMAZING IN EVERY WAY! MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT I MARRIED THE PERFECT MAN & I CANT GET MARRIED HERE EVERY YEAR!!!!! Staff Read more...
AMAZING IN EVERY WAY! MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT I MARRIED THE PERFECT MAN & I CANT GET MARRIED HERE EVERY YEAR!!!!! Staff & food were AMAZING!!!! Made us feel like royalty! The grounds are so beautiful! Also I wish I lived in New Orleans so I would be invited to weddings that weren't mine there. It seems to fly by. I love love love love love this place. They made it so easy to have a destination wedding! This doesn't even begin to say how wonderful they were!!!!! Read less
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Mrs. Fay
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff was wonderful. They did so much to make the day perfect. The food was delicious!! My guests are still talking about how good it was, saying it was the best wedding food they have ever eaten! The grounds were gorgeous. I love this place!!
The staff was wonderful. They did so much to make the day perfect. The food was delicious!! My guests are still talking Read more...
The staff was wonderful. They did so much to make the day perfect. The food was delicious!! My guests are still talking about how good it was, saying it was the best wedding food they have ever eaten! The grounds were gorgeous. I love this place!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony at dusk outside of Southern Oaks. We heard from multiple guests that it was the most beautiful ceremony. I would definitely recommend spending the extra money for the carriage ride. I actually heard guests gasp when they saw me come out in the carriage.

The reception went smoothly. We were able to try our food, which was delicious! The DJ did a great job and was able to get everyone on the dance floor. We had a blast!

For any brides who are planning an out-of-town wedding in NOLA, I would definitely consider Southern Oaks!! You will be able to give your guests some NOLA flavor, without all the stress of worrying about different vendors. They plan everything for you, and the venue is absolutely gorgeous. Your pictures will be stunning.
We had our ceremony at dusk outside of Southern Oaks. We heard from multiple guests that it was the most beautiful Read more...
We had our ceremony at dusk outside of Southern Oaks. We heard from multiple guests that it was the most beautiful ceremony. I would definitely recommend spending the extra money for the carriage ride. I actually heard guests gasp when they saw me come out in the carriage.

The reception went smoothly. We were able to try our food, which was delicious! The DJ did a great job and was able to get everyone on the dance floor. We had a blast!

For any brides who are planning an out-of-town wedding in NOLA, I would definitely consider Southern Oaks!! You will be able to give your guests some NOLA flavor, without all the stress of worrying about different vendors. They plan everything for you, and the venue is absolutely gorgeous. Your pictures will be stunning. Read less
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kb2010
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Southern Oaks was a dream come true! The outdoor ceremony was amazing (and beautiful) and the indoor reception was...well....amazing! The staff is so helpful and informative. They truly care about every detail of your wedding and they make sure everything for your day goes off without a hitch! I really can't say enough about this wonderful staff. During the reception the bride and groom along with their parents have 'personal attendants' that keep their drinks full and make sure all their needs are met. The attendants let you know when it is time for everything to happen (cake cutting, tosses, ect..). The week of your wedding you have a rehearsal with just you and your fiance and they walk you thru EVERYTHING you can expect to happen. They really put your mind at ease.

I would really need a book to tell you about all of the great things we experienced with southern oaks. This was by far the best decision we made in our planning process. The place is beyound gorgeous and service is unbeatable.
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Southern Oaks was a dream come true! The outdoor ceremony was amazing (and beautiful) and the indoor reception was...well....amazing! The staff is so helpful and informative. They truly care about every detail of your wedding and they make sure everything for your day goes off without a hitch! I really can't say enough about this wonderful staff. During the reception the bride and groom along with their parents have 'personal attendants' that keep their drinks full and make sure all their needs are met. The attendants let you know when it is time for everything to happen (cake cutting, tosses, ect..). The week of your wedding you have a rehearsal with just you and your fiance and they walk you thru EVERYTHING you can expect to happen. They really put your mind at ease.

I would really need a book to tell you about all of the great things we experienced with southern oaks. This was by far the best decision we made in our planning process. The place is beyound gorgeous and service is unbeatable. Read less
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CEM
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
The entire Southern Oaks staff, especially my main contact Kyle, were extremely helpful and professional throughout the entire planning process. Southern Oaks made planning a wedding easy. The knowledgeable staff was able to provide as much advice and guidance as I needed while still integrating my own ideas to make the wedding our own. If there is anything you don't understand or would like to change from the contract they provide, just ask -- they are very willing to work with you. Our wedding day was flawless!
The entire Southern Oaks staff, especially my main contact Kyle, were extremely helpful and professional throughout the Read more...
The entire Southern Oaks staff, especially my main contact Kyle, were extremely helpful and professional throughout the entire planning process. Southern Oaks made planning a wedding easy. The knowledgeable staff was able to provide as much advice and guidance as I needed while still integrating my own ideas to make the wedding our own. If there is anything you don't understand or would like to change from the contract they provide, just ask -- they are very willing to work with you. Our wedding day was flawless! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I had my reception here and I can't add much that hasn't been said. It was truly wonderful. The property is stunning and elegant and the food was absolutely delicious. I am from the area and my family said some of the seafood was the best they ever had. I was told multiple times that our reception was the nicest and classiest that people had ever been to. The personal attendants were so wonderful; they were always there when you turned. A nice touch I thought was that they served the drinks out of plastic glasses for the guests. However, they always served me, my husband, and our parents with actual glass glasses. The only thing negative was that the picture room seemed very warm to some of us. It is understandable because was in September and both the guys and I had layers of fabric on also, but I didn't hear any guests complain. We left with boxes full of left overs for us and our parents. The staff organized the clean-up of our pictures and decorations. They got the keys to the necessary cars and packed them up. We felt it was very worth every penny!!
I had my reception here and I can't add much that hasn't been said. It was truly wonderful. The property is stunning and Read more...
I had my reception here and I can't add much that hasn't been said. It was truly wonderful. The property is stunning and elegant and the food was absolutely delicious. I am from the area and my family said some of the seafood was the best they ever had. I was told multiple times that our reception was the nicest and classiest that people had ever been to. The personal attendants were so wonderful; they were always there when you turned. A nice touch I thought was that they served the drinks out of plastic glasses for the guests. However, they always served me, my husband, and our parents with actual glass glasses. The only thing negative was that the picture room seemed very warm to some of us. It is understandable because was in September and both the guys and I had layers of fabric on also, but I didn't hear any guests complain. We left with boxes full of left overs for us and our parents. The staff organized the clean-up of our pictures and decorations. They got the keys to the necessary cars and packed them up. We felt it was very worth every penny!! Read less
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Jeanne
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter booked Southern Oaks sight unseen from graduate school and we were a bit apprehensive. What is in their website is true and more. Southern Oaks is absolutely phenomenal and all of our guests, both from the New Orleans area and out of town said they had never attended a reception that was as fantastic as this one. The food and drink was not only of supurb quality but it was also non-stop. The mothers and fathers of the bride and groom have their own personal attendants who where always making sure we were OK. The staff allowed my daughter and the groom to have an intimate dinner and kept people at bay so they could get something to eat. They also sent them as well as the bride and grooms parents with food. They kept everything flowing smoothly. They were professional and accommodating and had everything packed to go at the end of the reception. It is the week after and I am still eating some of the food they sent home with us. You will not go wrong with Southern Oaks! It will be a fairytale come true for you! I have NEVER been to a reception of the caliber of this and just wish I could do it over again!
My daughter booked Southern Oaks sight unseen from graduate school and we were a bit apprehensive. What is in their Read more...
My daughter booked Southern Oaks sight unseen from graduate school and we were a bit apprehensive. What is in their website is true and more. Southern Oaks is absolutely phenomenal and all of our guests, both from the New Orleans area and out of town said they had never attended a reception that was as fantastic as this one. The food and drink was not only of supurb quality but it was also non-stop. The mothers and fathers of the bride and groom have their own personal attendants who where always making sure we were OK. The staff allowed my daughter and the groom to have an intimate dinner and kept people at bay so they could get something to eat. They also sent them as well as the bride and grooms parents with food. They kept everything flowing smoothly. They were professional and accommodating and had everything packed to go at the end of the reception. It is the week after and I am still eating some of the food they sent home with us. You will not go wrong with Southern Oaks! It will be a fairytale come true for you! I have NEVER been to a reception of the caliber of this and just wish I could do it over again! Read less
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Father of the bride
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I'm the father of the bride. My daughter and now son-in-law had their wedding and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation. A father sometimes doesn't know what to expect for his dollors. I was blown away by the beauty of Southern Oaks Plantation. From the time we stepped out of the Lemo until we left the premises my wife and I was treated like royalty. Our guest was treated just as well.The food was excellent and more than anyone could eat. The beauty,the food and the service of Southern Oaks Plantation allowed my daughter to have the wedding day little girls dream of. I would recommend Southern Oaks Plantation to anyone looking for the perfect wedding. It was much more than I expected and worth ever penney.
I'm the father of the bride. My daughter and now son-in-law had their wedding and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation. A Read more...
I'm the father of the bride. My daughter and now son-in-law had their wedding and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation. A father sometimes doesn't know what to expect for his dollors. I was blown away by the beauty of Southern Oaks Plantation. From the time we stepped out of the Lemo until we left the premises my wife and I was treated like royalty. Our guest was treated just as well.The food was excellent and more than anyone could eat. The beauty,the food and the service of Southern Oaks Plantation allowed my daughter to have the wedding day little girls dream of. I would recommend Southern Oaks Plantation to anyone looking for the perfect wedding. It was much more than I expected and worth ever penney. Read less
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bbrunet2000
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable service! They helped make our wedding day the best day of our lives. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Their organizational skills and quality of service cannot be beat. I wouldn't have done anything differently.
Unbelievable service! They helped make our wedding day the best day of our lives. We couldn't have asked for anything Read more...
Unbelievable service! They helped make our wedding day the best day of our lives. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Their organizational skills and quality of service cannot be beat. I wouldn't have done anything differently. Read less
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k
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
This place is a beautiful venue for both ceremony and reception. It rained on the day of my wedding and they created a beautiful chapel look indoors using my floral arrangements. Very few people realized that it was suppose to take place outdoors. The food here is magnificent; It really gave my out-of-town guests a taste of New Orleans. Most important, the staff is very attentive to the bride & groom AND their parents! We would definitely recommend this venue.
This place is a beautiful venue for both ceremony and reception. It rained on the day of my wedding and they created a Read more...
This place is a beautiful venue for both ceremony and reception. It rained on the day of my wedding and they created a beautiful chapel look indoors using my floral arrangements. Very few people realized that it was suppose to take place outdoors. The food here is magnificent; It really gave my out-of-town guests a taste of New Orleans. Most important, the staff is very attentive to the bride & groom AND their parents! We would definitely recommend this venue. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
3/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Although my daughter and fiance both lived in New Orleans, my husband and I live in New York. When she insisted on getting married so far from me, I couldn't imagine how I was ever going to get everything done without a lot of stress and several trips to the Big Easy. I saw SOP on line and told my daughter to go take a look at it and report back to me. Well, she immediately fell in love with it and saw no need to visit any place else. After seeing other venues and all that was involved in putting together a reception, eg. picking out linens, colors, chairs, what foods to eat, table assignments, etc., I realized that SOP was the answer to my dilemma and a stress free solution. They do it all and very well. It is superbly decorated, the food is outstanding, and the service is excellent. The band we used, No Idea, was recommended by SOP and it was the best. When they took their breaks, SOP's DJ took over so there was never a lull. If I could do it again, it would be at SOP. Unfortunately, she's my only daughter.
Although my daughter and fiance both lived in New Orleans, my husband and I live in New York. When she insisted on getting Read more...
Although my daughter and fiance both lived in New Orleans, my husband and I live in New York. When she insisted on getting married so far from me, I couldn't imagine how I was ever going to get everything done without a lot of stress and several trips to the Big Easy. I saw SOP on line and told my daughter to go take a look at it and report back to me. Well, she immediately fell in love with it and saw no need to visit any place else. After seeing other venues and all that was involved in putting together a reception, eg. picking out linens, colors, chairs, what foods to eat, table assignments, etc., I realized that SOP was the answer to my dilemma and a stress free solution. They do it all and very well. It is superbly decorated, the food is outstanding, and the service is excellent. The band we used, No Idea, was recommended by SOP and it was the best. When they took their breaks, SOP's DJ took over so there was never a lull. If I could do it again, it would be at SOP. Unfortunately, she's my only daughter. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Southern Oaks Plantation has the fairytale wedding down to a science. It is one stop shopping, they set up the carriage, jazz band, and fireworks for us. Our wedding was everything we had imagined and then some, it really was a dream come true. I had my own attendant for myself and my parents and my groom had his own attendant as well. They took care of everything for us. Southern Oaks has incredible food, everyone was raving about it, and they have beautiful decor, chiavari chairs wrapped with satin, silk arrangements on the tables....just gorgeous!!! We were concerned about the weather, but Southern Oaks was on top of it, they had been monitoring the weather all day and we actually started early to avoid the potential rain. I could go on and on, they are just amazing! Mr Bobby & Kyle made our wedding a night to remember!
Southern Oaks Plantation has the fairytale wedding down to a science. It is one stop shopping, they set up the carriage, Read more...
Southern Oaks Plantation has the fairytale wedding down to a science. It is one stop shopping, they set up the carriage, jazz band, and fireworks for us. Our wedding was everything we had imagined and then some, it really was a dream come true. I had my own attendant for myself and my parents and my groom had his own attendant as well. They took care of everything for us. Southern Oaks has incredible food, everyone was raving about it, and they have beautiful decor, chiavari chairs wrapped with satin, silk arrangements on the tables....just gorgeous!!! We were concerned about the weather, but Southern Oaks was on top of it, they had been monitoring the weather all day and we actually started early to avoid the potential rain. I could go on and on, they are just amazing! Mr Bobby & Kyle made our wedding a night to remember! Read less
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brandilou12
Wedding:
1/25/2008
5.0/5.0
I had my reception here and I couldn't have been happier. They took care of everything, the food was amazing and it kept coming throughout the entire reception. Their was someone who waited on me and my husband, another two who waited on both of our parents the entire night. The DJ was great and we danced the night away. Definitely worth the money that we paid. They were great to work with and would recommend to everyone!
I had my reception here and I couldn't have been happier. They took care of everything, the food was amazing and it kept Read more...
I had my reception here and I couldn't have been happier. They took care of everything, the food was amazing and it kept coming throughout the entire reception. Their was someone who waited on me and my husband, another two who waited on both of our parents the entire night. The DJ was great and we danced the night away. Definitely worth the money that we paid. They were great to work with and would recommend to everyone! Read less
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jstanton0876
Wedding:
11/17/2007
5.0/5.0
I LOVE Southern Oaks Plantation and the people that work there. They are all so kind and willing to answer any questions you may have. They make you feel at ease. I have never second-guessed our decision to get married there.
I LOVE Southern Oaks Plantation and the people that work there. They are all so kind and willing to answer any questions Read more...
I LOVE Southern Oaks Plantation and the people that work there. They are all so kind and willing to answer any questions you may have. They make you feel at ease. I have never second-guessed our decision to get married there. Read less
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sanitaci
Wedding:
11/16/2007
5.0/5.0
I had my reception at Southern Oaks Plantation and it was absolutely perfect. The food is so good, guests do not go hungry and are not forced to wai in long lines at teh buffet. Waiters/servers are constanlty circulating throughout the room with platters of food.The staff catered to me, my husband and my parents. I was able to catch my breath with my bridal party before we took picturesand I was also able to spend time alone with my husband to have dinner. The venue is beautiful. My wedding was in the evening so the pool/patio area was well-lit and gorgeous. I thoroughly enjoyed my reception and I stillget compliments about my reception two years later. I have never regretted choosing Southern Oaks.
I had my reception at Southern Oaks Plantation and it was absolutely perfect. The food is so good, guests do not go hungry Read more...
I had my reception at Southern Oaks Plantation and it was absolutely perfect. The food is so good, guests do not go hungry and are not forced to wai in long lines at teh buffet. Waiters/servers are constanlty circulating throughout the room with platters of food.The staff catered to me, my husband and my parents. I was able to catch my breath with my bridal party before we took picturesand I was also able to spend time alone with my husband to have dinner. The venue is beautiful. My wedding was in the evening so the pool/patio area was well-lit and gorgeous. I thoroughly enjoyed my reception and I stillget compliments about my reception two years later. I have never regretted choosing Southern Oaks. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.9/5.0
I found Southern Oaks via a web search and was struck by its beauty on the outside. I love the traditional exterior and ever-evolving contemporary interior. The staff is so kind and inviting as well as patient with answering questions. The planning process was easy. It was easy to communicate with staff via email and responses were prompt. They provide you with an extensive booklet with detailed information about the venue, ceremony/reception, and suggestions for vendors. We arrived a bit early so we waited outside the gate (as we knew we would). I had a small wedding party (only 1 attendant per bride/groom). I know only the wedding party is able to come in but I felt that in our case, the rules were too strict. The family member who drove my grandmother was unable to come inside. Our whole wedding party and family was smaller than average. My parents were upset about this as we had only a few family members present. The entire wedding with guests was less than 50 people. The attendants were overwhelmingly attentive and sweet. Each time I turned, there was someone asking me what I needed and sometimes just handing me something I didn’t realize I needed because they knew best. The service here is truly impeccable. It truly makes the difference in the whirlwind of the wedding day! Guests raved over the beauty of the venue, amazing taste and variety of food, and hospitality from staff. Overall, unbelievable location, service, taste, hospitality, and venue inside/out!! I highly recommend SOP for a stress-free, easy to plan wedding whether from a distance or local. I would choose SOP if I had to make the choice again.
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I found Southern Oaks via a web search and was struck by its beauty on the outside. I love the traditional exterior and ever-evolving contemporary interior. The staff is so kind and inviting as well as patient with answering questions. The planning process was easy. It was easy to communicate with staff via email and responses were prompt. They provide you with an extensive booklet with detailed information about the venue, ceremony/reception, and suggestions for vendors. We arrived a bit early so we waited outside the gate (as we knew we would). I had a small wedding party (only 1 attendant per bride/groom). I know only the wedding party is able to come in but I felt that in our case, the rules were too strict. The family member who drove my grandmother was unable to come inside. Our whole wedding party and family was smaller than average. My parents were upset about this as we had only a few family members present. The entire wedding with guests was less than 50 people. The attendants were overwhelmingly attentive and sweet. Each time I turned, there was someone asking me what I needed and sometimes just handing me something I didn’t realize I needed because they knew best. The service here is truly impeccable. It truly makes the difference in the whirlwind of the wedding day! Guests raved over the beauty of the venue, amazing taste and variety of food, and hospitality from staff. Overall, unbelievable location, service, taste, hospitality, and venue inside/out!! I highly recommend SOP for a stress-free, easy to plan wedding whether from a distance or local. I would choose SOP if I had to make the choice again. Read less
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wphipps
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.9/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation. Everything from the time we arrived before anything started until everything was over was absolutely perfect! We were treated like royalty the entire time! As soon as the ceremony was over, we were escorted into a private dining area, where there was food for the entire bridal party along with a private bar. We never had to even think about asking for another glass of champagne. They were there with another glass by the time the one in our hands was halfway empty! They kept us on a good timeline, making sure we did all of the necessary tasks - cake cutting, garter, bouquet, etc - and that we had enough time in between to enjoy ourselves. Immediately following all the special dances, we were ushered into the private dining area and sat down to enjoy a candlelight dinner for just the two of us. The only complaint we have is that it all passed by so quickly! We did have the chance to add extra time, but didn't think we would need it. By the time the reception was over, it was too late to do so since they had another wedding that evening. The plantation has amazing food and a large variety. Our guests said they never saw the same tray twice! We received so many compliments from our guests telling us that it really was the best wedding they had ever attended.
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We had both our ceremony and reception at Southern Oaks Plantation. Everything from the time we arrived before anything started until everything was over was absolutely perfect! We were treated like royalty the entire time! As soon as the ceremony was over, we were escorted into a private dining area, where there was food for the entire bridal party along with a private bar. We never had to even think about asking for another glass of champagne. They were there with another glass by the time the one in our hands was halfway empty! They kept us on a good timeline, making sure we did all of the necessary tasks - cake cutting, garter, bouquet, etc - and that we had enough time in between to enjoy ourselves. Immediately following all the special dances, we were ushered into the private dining area and sat down to enjoy a candlelight dinner for just the two of us. The only complaint we have is that it all passed by so quickly! We did have the chance to add extra time, but didn't think we would need it. By the time the reception was over, it was too late to do so since they had another wedding that evening. The plantation has amazing food and a large variety. Our guests said they never saw the same tray twice! We received so many compliments from our guests telling us that it really was the best wedding they had ever attended. Read less
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klo4281
Wedding:
2/24/2007
4.9/5.0
I absolutely love everyone at Southern Oaks. They took care of everything for setting up the reception for me!!! I had my own server, my parents were taken care of. The DJ was amazing. My husband and I had 5-10 minutes set aside for us to sit in a private room and eat together and when we were done they packed everything up for us for our honeymoon! We had someone direct us when to do the cake or more pictures. They made my day AMAZING!!!!
I absolutely love everyone at Southern Oaks. They took care of everything for setting up the reception for me!!! I had my Read more...
I absolutely love everyone at Southern Oaks. They took care of everything for setting up the reception for me!!! I had my own server, my parents were taken care of. The DJ was amazing. My husband and I had 5-10 minutes set aside for us to sit in a private room and eat together and when we were done they packed everything up for us for our honeymoon! We had someone direct us when to do the cake or more pictures. They made my day AMAZING!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Having my wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Southern Oaks was the BEST decision I could have made! The venue is absolutely beautiful. The food is OUT OF THIS WORLD and keeps coming until guests can no longer eat any more food! The drinks are awesome. The service is unbelievable. My husband and I and our families had our own personal assistants to make sure we had a full drink and whatever we wanted. Most of my guests have been to a ton of weddings and said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The plan was to have my wedding ceremony outside but due to inclement weather it had to be moved inside. Bobby & Sue did everything they could until the very last minute to have it outside but it was literally impossible with the cold weather and rain. I can honestly say it was just as beautiful inside as it would have been outside! Although I had always pictured it outside in front of the plantation, I was NOT disappointed with how beautiful the ceremony was inside. Bobby & Sue went out of their way and surprised us with a firework show at the end of the reception just because they had to move the ceremony inside. It was unbelievable!! The entire staff goes out of their way to make sure you have the best time of your life. They have the timing down to perfection. I am a very organized person and was uneasy at first not knowing the exact schedule of events but they have more than mastered it. I didn't have to worry about anything the entire night because anytime my groom and I needed to be somewhere, whether it be the cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc., the staff was right there to let me know. We couldn't turn around without having the staff there with a fresh drink. This venue was absolutely amazing and as cheesy as it sounds, our wedding was truly a dream come true! Our friends and family call it the true fairy tale wedding! Thank you Southern Oaks for exceeding my expectations!
Having my wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Southern Oaks was the BEST decision I could have made! The venue is Read more...
Having my wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Southern Oaks was the BEST decision I could have made! The venue is absolutely beautiful. The food is OUT OF THIS WORLD and keeps coming until guests can no longer eat any more food! The drinks are awesome. The service is unbelievable. My husband and I and our families had our own personal assistants to make sure we had a full drink and whatever we wanted. Most of my guests have been to a ton of weddings and said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. The plan was to have my wedding ceremony outside but due to inclement weather it had to be moved inside. Bobby & Sue did everything they could until the very last minute to have it outside but it was literally impossible with the cold weather and rain. I can honestly say it was just as beautiful inside as it would have been outside! Although I had always pictured it outside in front of the plantation, I was NOT disappointed with how beautiful the ceremony was inside. Bobby & Sue went out of their way and surprised us with a firework show at the end of the reception just because they had to move the ceremony inside. It was unbelievable!! The entire staff goes out of their way to make sure you have the best time of your life. They have the timing down to perfection. I am a very organized person and was uneasy at first not knowing the exact schedule of events but they have more than mastered it. I didn't have to worry about anything the entire night because anytime my groom and I needed to be somewhere, whether it be the cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc., the staff was right there to let me know. We couldn't turn around without having the staff there with a fresh drink. This venue was absolutely amazing and as cheesy as it sounds, our wedding was truly a dream come true! Our friends and family call it the true fairy tale wedding! Thank you Southern Oaks for exceeding my expectations! Read less
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Lolo
Wedding:
3/27/2011
4.8/5.0
Southern Oaks Plantation was such a delight to work with for the past year. I traveled to New Orleans, one year in advance, got a tour and booked our date. They provide so much for the price. Since I live out the state, they would answer emails and calls within a day. Kyle was so nice. The ceremony was loved by everyone because no one knew I was coming by horse and carriage. During the reception, my guests were stuffed with so much food. No one went hungry including my vegetarian guests. The staff was so nice. They were able to stop what they were doing to teach my northern guests how to second line dance! Our wedding met all out expectations!
Southern Oaks Plantation was such a delight to work with for the past year. I traveled to New Orleans, one year in Read more...
Southern Oaks Plantation was such a delight to work with for the past year. I traveled to New Orleans, one year in advance, got a tour and booked our date. They provide so much for the price. Since I live out the state, they would answer emails and calls within a day. Kyle was so nice. The ceremony was loved by everyone because no one knew I was coming by horse and carriage. During the reception, my guests were stuffed with so much food. No one went hungry including my vegetarian guests. The staff was so nice. They were able to stop what they were doing to teach my northern guests how to second line dance! Our wedding met all out expectations! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Makiya
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.6/5.0
Southern Oaks provided the wedding of my dreams, I could not have asked for anything better. The service was top notch, the food was delicious, and the venue was amazing. The staff treated me like I was royalty. Every time I think about my wedding I want to do it all over again. My entire wedding and reception went off without a hitch Southern Oaks has everything down to a science.
Southern Oaks provided the wedding of my dreams, I could not have asked for anything better. The service was top notch, Read more...
Southern Oaks provided the wedding of my dreams, I could not have asked for anything better. The service was top notch, the food was delicious, and the venue was amazing. The staff treated me like I was royalty. Every time I think about my wedding I want to do it all over again. My entire wedding and reception went off without a hitch Southern Oaks has everything down to a science. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.6/5.0
Southern Oaks made my wedding day absolutely perfect. They did everything from the music to the food to the beautiful ceremony. It really is a one stop shop for weddings, which was a great thing because I didn't have to coordinate a bunch of different vendors. They were so attentive the entire time, and they really work with you to make everything wonderful. All of my guests thought the food was so amazing, and no one left hungry. The only reason that I didn't give them 5 stars on flexibility was because they are very regimented as far as time, and they took up my guest book before most of my guests had the opportunity to sign. However, had I noticed that they probably would have brought it right back. They were very flexible on other details, and making sure everything went just the way I wanted.
Southern Oaks made my wedding day absolutely perfect. They did everything from the music to the food to the beautiful Read more...
Southern Oaks made my wedding day absolutely perfect. They did everything from the music to the food to the beautiful ceremony. It really is a one stop shop for weddings, which was a great thing because I didn't have to coordinate a bunch of different vendors. They were so attentive the entire time, and they really work with you to make everything wonderful. All of my guests thought the food was so amazing, and no one left hungry. The only reason that I didn't give them 5 stars on flexibility was because they are very regimented as far as time, and they took up my guest book before most of my guests had the opportunity to sign. However, had I noticed that they probably would have brought it right back. They were very flexible on other details, and making sure everything went just the way I wanted. Read less
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ANM
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.6/5.0
The staff at Southern Oaks Plantation were very attentive and extremely responsive to all of our needs. We booked over a year in advance because we wanted the wedding during a month which wasn't so hot. I received many compliments on the food which was non-stop for the entire reception. Kyle was excellent at getting whatever we needed at the drop of a hat. My brother and his wife do not eat seafood or pork (which I totally forgot) I mentioned this to Kyle and he was quick to have the chef personally cook two chicken dishes. Excellent service!
The staff at Southern Oaks Plantation were very attentive and extremely responsive to all of our needs. We booked over a Read more...
The staff at Southern Oaks Plantation were very attentive and extremely responsive to all of our needs. We booked over a year in advance because we wanted the wedding during a month which wasn't so hot. I received many compliments on the food which was non-stop for the entire reception. Kyle was excellent at getting whatever we needed at the drop of a hat. My brother and his wife do not eat seafood or pork (which I totally forgot) I mentioned this to Kyle and he was quick to have the chef personally cook two chicken dishes. Excellent service! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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emilymclemore
Wedding:
11/15/2009
4.6/5.0
Amazing day!! They were on time and made it just perfect!!!
Amazing day!! They were on time and made it just perfect!!!
Amazing day!! They were on time and made it just perfect!!! Read less
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BRANDY
Wedding:
12/10/2011
4.5/5.0
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poops2223
Wedding:
12/22/2007
4.3/5.0
I originally looked at Southern Oaks Plantation online, but that didn't stop me from immediately falling in love with the venue. The site is absolutely beautiful, and I love the layout and design of the plantation itself. When I went to visit the site, I pretty much already knew I was going to hold my reception there indeed (I even brought the deposit with me). I booked my reception there more than a year in advance, but it was well worth the pre-planning. Before the big day, I met with Bobby (the owner) and he walked me through the plantation, as well as told me what would be going on both when and where throughout the night of the wedding. He was informative and wanted me to be as comfortable and at ease as possible. On the night of our wedding, everything was beautiful, the service was exceptional, and I honestly couldn't have imagined anything better. The prices were a little high, but I would book that reception venue again in a second. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND SOUTHERN OAKS PLANTATION!
I originally looked at Southern Oaks Plantation online, but that didn't stop me from immediately falling in love with the Read more...
I originally looked at Southern Oaks Plantation online, but that didn't stop me from immediately falling in love with the venue. The site is absolutely beautiful, and I love the layout and design of the plantation itself. When I went to visit the site, I pretty much already knew I was going to hold my reception there indeed (I even brought the deposit with me). I booked my reception there more than a year in advance, but it was well worth the pre-planning. Before the big day, I met with Bobby (the owner) and he walked me through the plantation, as well as told me what would be going on both when and where throughout the night of the wedding. He was informative and wanted me to be as comfortable and at ease as possible. On the night of our wedding, everything was beautiful, the service was exceptional, and I honestly couldn't have imagined anything better. The prices were a little high, but I would book that reception venue again in a second. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND SOUTHERN OAKS PLANTATION! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Venue
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rebecca
Wedding:
9/30/2005
4.3/5.0
Great location. Loved everything. Always a quick response to phone calls ect...
Great location. Loved everything. Always a quick response to phone calls ect...
Great location. Loved everything. Always a quick response to phone calls ect... Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
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Rebekah
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.2/5.0
I have not one complaint about S.O.P. My wedding day was perfect, memorable, and well talked about for weeks. The staff was incredible, catered to my husband and my every whim, and made the whole day so extremelly enjoyable for all of my guests. They were quick to respond to any question I called with or emailed about. The only down side to the venue (which didn't effect me too much) is that they are fairly rigid in their schedule and procedure for the wedding day. For example, things run in their progression, in their order, with no changes. I wanted my groomsmen to line up a different way and was told that with their experience, their way was the best way and no changes would be allowed. I must say though, their way did make for a beautiful and perfect day for me!!
I have not one complaint about S.O.P. My wedding day was perfect, memorable, and well talked about for weeks. The staff Read more...
I have not one complaint about S.O.P. My wedding day was perfect, memorable, and well talked about for weeks. The staff was incredible, catered to my husband and my every whim, and made the whole day so extremelly enjoyable for all of my guests. They were quick to respond to any question I called with or emailed about. The only down side to the venue (which didn't effect me too much) is that they are fairly rigid in their schedule and procedure for the wedding day. For example, things run in their progression, in their order, with no changes. I wanted my groomsmen to line up a different way and was told that with their experience, their way was the best way and no changes would be allowed. I must say though, their way did make for a beautiful and perfect day for me!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Jen
Wedding:
2/3/2007
4.1/5.0
This was a great venue because it was all done for you. The only problem is it books fast so if you are not flexible on dates it is tough. They weree so easy to deal with and made my wedding wonderful.
This was a great venue because it was all done for you. The only problem is it books fast so if you are not flexible on Read more...
This was a great venue because it was all done for you. The only problem is it books fast so if you are not flexible on dates it is tough. They weree so easy to deal with and made my wedding wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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atrauth
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my reception at Southern Oaks. The only thing I wish I had done differently was have a longer reception; it flew by. Everyone is still talking about the food and place. I was a little nervous booking Southern Oaks because they do not allow you to try the food before you book, but it was awesome. Tell them you would like any left over food packed up for you. They sent my parents and husband's parents away with boxes of food and had one packaged for my husband and I. The personal attedants were excellent, I always had a glass in my hand and never had to wait for anything. My husband's mother has been telling everyone they treated her like royalty. Definitely worth the money!!
I absolutely loved my reception at Southern Oaks. The only thing I wish I had done differently was have a longer Read more...
I absolutely loved my reception at Southern Oaks. The only thing I wish I had done differently was have a longer reception; it flew by. Everyone is still talking about the food and place. I was a little nervous booking Southern Oaks because they do not allow you to try the food before you book, but it was awesome. Tell them you would like any left over food packed up for you. They sent my parents and husband's parents away with boxes of food and had one packaged for my husband and I. The personal attedants were excellent, I always had a glass in my hand and never had to wait for anything. My husband's mother has been telling everyone they treated her like royalty. Definitely worth the money!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue

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