Houmas House Plantation

Weddings are Royal at Houmas House
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The Fall wedding season is upon us.  I always look forward to the first hint of cooler air and the excitement leading up to each weekend filled with weddings.  My Sugar Palace is host to many elegant celebrations and seems to be the perfect spot for brides to be wanting an outdoor ceremony.
But don't just take my word for it, you can read all about weddings and honeymoons by the experts who write about them and photograph them.



Houmas House now offers a daily mansion tour IN FRENCH! Each day at 11:40 AM, our newest tour guide from Paris, France offers a glimpse into the lives of the wealthy Sugar Barons that built Houmas House.  This tour is 60 minutes and completely in French.


  Gardens are Like a Canvas              
There is no question that visitors come from across the world to see the Houmas House Mansion and marvel at its imposing Greek Revival architecture and magnificent collection of art and antiques.  But The Sugar Palace has also become famous for the perfectly manicured gardens spanning a generous 38 acres. Walking paths, water features, bridges, and sitting nooks make the pleasant stroll interesting at every turn. There is even a secret garden taking guests deep into the foliage.
Many ask who is responsible for crafting such an artistic display of plants, flowers and trees perfectly blending many colors and textures.  You've probably seen the bearded man under the brown hat accompanied by his faithful companion, Chip. Craig Black has been the  gardener at Houmas House for 44 years. Also an artist and poet, Black takes an artistic approach to gardening and treats his gardens like a canvas. Both Black and owner Kevin Kelly enjoy experimenting with new designs and making bold statements in every season.
The summer brings tropical, lush foliage with an exotic variety. Orchids, Bromeliads, Painted Leaves, and flowers of many bold colors can be seen at every turn. Winter brings softer and quieter blooms but still filled with bright colors. It's then you will see Pansies, Petunias, Snapdragons, Calendula, and many more woven like a tapestry.  The Houmas House Gardens now have the largest collection of planted Bromeliads in the state of Louisiana.
With a million plants under his care at all times, Black can always be found grooming or replanting a section of the gardens.  In addition to his landscape designs he has an art gallery at Houmas House which is open to the public on weekends.  Visitors to the plantation are impressed at the volume of color in every season. And with the constant changes throughout the year, guests enjoy coming back seasonally to see what's new.
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Sunday-Saturday: 9 am-7 pm

Cafe Burnside: 11 am-2 pm daily

Latil's Landing: Wed-Sat 6 pm-9 pm

Sunday Brunch: 11 am-3 pm

The Carriage House Restaurant:

    Breakfast- 8 am-10 am

    Dinner- 5 pm- 9 pm



   Directions to Houmas House Here




Houmas House Plantation | 40136 Hwy 942 (River Road) | Darrow, LA | 70725

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