Small Market Meetings

FEB 2017

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February 2017 35 LOCATION Vacherie, Louisiana TYPE OF VENUE Off-site, plantation CAPACITY 144 NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS Oak Alley Plantation Cottages CONTACT INFO 225-265-2151 Oak Alley Plantation The Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant provides exclusive catering for all events taking place at the West Pavilion Banquet Facility. The restaurant aims to please cultured palates with menus to fit a variety of events. Shower, luncheon and group menus are available for groups of 25 or more in the West Pavilion Banquet Facility; groups of 25 or fewer have the option to Catering For events held in the West Pavilion Banquet Facility at the Oak Alley Plantation, audiovisual equipment is available for an addi- tional price. The plantation offers three LCD high-definition home theater projectors, a 106-inch pro- jector screen, a media cart and an assortment of other AV equipment available upon request. Wedding ceremonies come with a dedicated Although the plantation does not offer room blocks for wed- dings or events, it does offer over- night accommodations through its regular booking service. The accommodations are located within walking distance to all the event spaces in luxury cottages scattered across parts of the old plantation. Before and after Oak Alley Plantation is avail- able for both daytime and night- time events, with space for host- ing up to 144 guests for a meeting or up to 125 for a wedding. The West Pavilion banquet facility is available for larger groups look- ing to meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with an additional hourly rate for early entry or later depar- tures, and is generally reserved Meeting Space Things to Do Extras event manager, a complimentary bridal portrait photo session and rehearsal ceremony before the wedding day, access to the historic grounds two hours before the cer- emony, a bridal suite on the day of the ceremony, setup of white pad- ded chairs in the alley of oaks, and private use of the mansion and surrounding grounds for an hour and a half. events, groups can tour the grounds and the mansion, with discounted admissions to the his- toric grounds for groups of 20 or more. The gift shop is open dur- ing normal business hours, and the Plantation Cafe is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. serving coffee and, of course, the planta- tion's signature mint julep. for corporate meetings, retreats, casual lunches and wedding receptions. The avenue of 300-year-old live oak trees that lead from the river to the mansion is a great spot for a wedding, with room for up to 125 guests for an evening wedding beginning after 6:30 and up to 20 guests for a daytime wedding. reserve a table in the Oak Alley Restaurant. Dinner guests can experience any number of the plantation's signature buffet menus, including the most popu- lar, the Roman Package, which features items like mini muffu- lettas, crawfish etouffee, bread pudding and a lemon julep wel- come drink upon arrival. Alcohol is available. Oak Alley

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