Desert Plantation is a southern plantation wedding venue located in St Francisville, LA, near Baton Rouge and Natchez, MS. This historic property dates back to 1810 and is a registered National Antebellum home. Nestled on an impressive one-thousand-acre site, it offers a unique countryside setting for your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. Desert Plantation invites couples to start their day getting ready from the comfort of their on-site dressing room. Here you can relax and enjoy time with loved ones before making your way down the aisle. When ready, you can exchange vows outside by our beautiful pond and mature oak or by a custom-crafted altar. Both options offer breathtaking views of lush, landscaped vistas ideal for a tranquil ceremony. Brides have the option to work with our wedding coordinator on all our packages. We want to make your dream wedding go from vision to reality. Our Magnolia Wedding "Elopement" Package starts at only $1,000 for up to 20 special guests. Our other two most popular packages we offer are the standard Azalea Wedding Package (10 hours) starting at only $4100 and our magnificent Live Oak (48 hours) Package. After you tie the knot, you can explore the grounds, taking advantage of the endless photo opportunities for your portrait session. When you’re finished posing for the camera, you can reunite with up to 300 guests for an elegant dinner reception. Alfresco banquets (open air tenting) are hosted outside the house entrance beneath a clear plastic marquee with round table seating and chic pendant lights. Choose a white or clear tent to cover the 30x50 area. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal followed by an evening of music and entertainment beneath the stars. Alternatively, you can celebrate in a stately function room, featuring large sash windows, high ceilings, and charming antique furnishings. After a day of making magical memories, you can retire to our on-site accommodations to rest and recharge for your honeymoon. Contact Desert Plantation to get started with your unforgettable wedding experience. Our dedicated planning team is more than happy to guide you through our various packages tailored to your needs and budget. We are also available to help you organize and execute every detail, from flowers and decor to entertainment, setup, and cleanup. Our in-house culinary staff will prepare a range of delicious dinner dishes for you, as well as a tasty selection of cakes and desserts. We also offer a full bar service to refresh you and your guests between all the feasting and merry-making. Whether planning a lavish destination wedding or an intimate local celebration, the staff at this venue will work tirelessly to accommodate your needs and exceed your expectations.