Retro Ro­mance

Where New Orleans - - THE GUIDE -

Des­ti­na­tion wed­dings take on a whole new mean­ing along his­toric River Road, where bridal par­ties don’t just travel to an­other time zone, but to an en­tirely dif­fer­ent era. Most plan­ta­tions of­fer wed­ding pack­ages, from elab­o­rate af­fairs to sim­ple cer­e­monies. At Destrehan, for ex­am­ple, vows are ex­changed in a rus­tic 1830s mule barn, while Not­toway (shown), with its exquisite all-white ball­room, full-ser­vice sa­lon and on-site hon­ey­moon suite, is more re­fined. At Oak Al­ley cou­ples gather be­neath a pic­turesque canopy of 300-year-old oaks to say their “I dos.” Houmas House, with its 38 acres of lush gar­dens and var­ied venues (from the pris­tine Grand Lawn to the Asian­in­spired Tea House), can con­duct mul­ti­ple cer­e­monies at once, help­ing se­cure its place­ment among The Knot’s list of the na­tion’s best wed­ding fa­cil­i­ties.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.