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The First Look
Blythewood Plantation offers a sublime Southern setting couples dream of finding for their ceremonies and receptions. Located in the sleepy town of Amite, Louisiana, the Greek Revival main house on the 10-acre property was constructed in the late 19th century to take in the lush view of the surrounding 400 acres that made up the cotton plantation's holdings at the time. The mansion's commanding presence makes a stunning backdrop to your glamorous, vintage or romantic wedding events and photos.
Blythewood Plantation offers 10,000 square feet of indoor space, some of which is used for bed and breakfast rooms. You and your wedding party may rent the plantation for the weekend, enjoying the rooms and relaxing before and after your main wedding events.
Event lawn. The front lawn of the estate is well manicured and bisected by a paved walkway you may use for your ceremony, reception or both. There's room for more than 50 round tables, a huge tent and up to 600 guests for a ceremony or reception. Tenting is also an option for your ceremony or banquet space on the lawn.
Main plantation house. The interior of the home is lavishly appointed in period pieces. You don't need to do much in the way of decor because the rich wood, plush furnishings and elegant chandeliers set a lovely tone throughout the home. You may have your ceremony with up to 125 guests indoors or use the interior spaces for a reception with up to 175 people. Many couples use the wraparound porch as a cocktail hour space or greeting area for the wedding party.
What You Should Know
Blythewood Plantation is extremely flexible when it comes to meeting your wedding day needs. You may rent the property alone, have the staff do all or part of the catering or provide all of the food and alcohol yourself. The venue offers a variety of packages that you may customize to have the wedding you envision. If you rent the hall for your ceremony only, there is a setup and cleanup fee. Available with their wedding package include reception tables and chairs for 60 and all china, linens and tableware, Additional items are available for an extra cost.
Blythewood Plantation's catering is in the Southern style of cooking, with Louisiana specialties including crawfish and fried delicacies. Plated, buffet, family-style and food station options are available. There are food and beverage minimums if you use the in-house caterer, but you are free to have friends and family members bring in wedding food to save on costs.
Alcohol can also be provided by the in-house bartenders, or you may bring in your own beverages and spirits. The venue offers a variety of event rental items for a one-stop experience. Events must end by midnight. Amplified music is OK indoors or out, but must end by 9 p.m.
Blythewood Plantation offers many unique opportunities for couples. Have a horse-drawn carriage pull up to the mansion for your grand entrance or honeymoon departure. Whatever your whim or desire, the staff at Blythewood Plantation will help you realize it. There are also extras available, including:
- Ceremony arch
- Large dance floor area
- Day-of on-site manager
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
Food + Catering
We had our wedding their earlier this month and it was absolutely beautiful! My husband and I are both from out of state and were able to stay in the plantation as was our parents and some of the bridal party, which was really awesome since we have so many out of town guests! They also did the catering and we got a ton of compliments on how delicious the food was.