Mount Hope Plantation House
8151 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Welcome to Mount Hope Plantation

The Crown Jewel of the Dutch Highlands


Majestic Oaks draped with Spanish moss surround the beautiful Mount Hope Plantation House. Mount Hope, one of the two surviving antebellum homes in the Baton Rouge area exudes true southern grace and charm. Mount Hope Plantation is privately owned. Mount Hope Plantation House is an enchanting one and one half story home with sweeping lawns, legacy oak trees, and vibrant and antique gardens.  Resting on approximately five acres on historic Highland Road, Mount Hope Plantation is a dwelling that is strongly steeped in Louisiana's flamboyant history.

Mount Hope Plantation is located in an area originally known as "the Dutch Highlands". In the 1770's, the Sharp family acquired a land grant of four hundred acres through Governor Unzaga, the Spanish governor of the time. The plantation later expanded to twelve hundred acres. Joseph Sharp is identified as the constructor of the first public cotton gin in Louisiana.

Mount Hope Plantation became a resting place for the Confederate soldiers during the war. Mount Hope survived the Civil War without any extensive damage. It has endured countless battles, and has managed to avoid extensive rebuilding, which often compromised the character of other antebellum homes that approach it in age. Brimming with history, Mount Hope Plantation charismatically stands as a beautiful legacy to the storied history of the South.

The picturesque property that Mount Hope rests on is captivating. The signature setting has added elegance with an inviting wrap around porch and a New Orleans style brick courtyard complimented by a beautiful pond and fountain. There are legacy oak trees estimated to be over 200 years old. There is an abundance of pecan and crepe myrtles, along with pear, cedar, and a cypress tree. The property has three other structures located on it.

Today, Mount Hope Plantation is a gorgeous designer event location radiating classic southern hospitality that offers a delightful, timeless setting where you can entertain your guests. Let us host your event in a stylish and sophisticated setting of intimacy and grandeur in our antebellum home perfectly located in the Baton Rouge area. Our antique furnishings and heirloom decor are rich additions to your occasion. Weddings, receptions, holiday parties, bridal and baby events, reunions, seminars, graduation parties, whatever the occasion, it is sure to be memorable when the backdrop is Mount Hope Plantation.

Stunning.  Romantic.  Timeless.

Mount Hope Plantation House

Mount Hope Plantation House is a historic property that may be the oldest surviving private residence in the State of Louisiana.  The plantation survived the Civil War and managed to avoid extensive rebuilding. 

Monday - Sunday between the hours of 10am and 1pm applies to meetings, luncheons, teas, and showers.  2-3 hours can be reserved.

Monday - Thursday:  3 hours for wedding receptions and evening events.

Friday - Sunday:  3 hours for wedding receptions and evening events.

Cottage House, Herb House, And Grounds

Experience the natural beauty of approximately five acres of historic property.  This addition includes two additional houses, historic oak trees, a pigineary, beautiful gardens, gazebos, and natural landscape.  This added elegance to the plantation house experience.  Three hours is included with the plantation house reservation.

Wedding Ceremony
A Wedding Ceremony can take place at Mount Hope Plantation.  This can be scheduled Monday - Sunday.  A wedding ceremony can be reserved thirty minutes prior to the reception event.  The gazebos, under the oaks, and the front of the house are popular places for ceremonies.  A brief rehearsal can be scheduled on a different day.

Additional Hour(s)
Wedding and Reception Events are three hours (three and a half with a ceremony).  Additional hours can be scheduled.

The natural beauty of the plantation home and grounds can be utilized for portraits. 
Portrait Sessions are two hours and can be scheduled between 10-5 Monday - Friday.  The fee is waived if a wedding/reception is booked at Mount Hope Plantation House.

Design Service
This element brings your special day together with colors and decor.  Our design service includes your set up of tables, chairs and centerpieces.

This service is required for all night events and large day events.

Cake Service
The cake service is a recommended service for cake cutting and serving.  Service includes sliver cake stand, plates, napkins, silverware, and toasting glasses during the event.

MOUNT HOPE PLANTATION has full catering and beverage packages.  Please refer to the private party packages.


Cottage House
This classic cottage style house located on the historic Mount Hope Plantation property is available for intimate events.  It is perfect for teas, luncheons, and showers.  This location is wonderful for 25 -30 guests.  You do not have to reserve the main house for an event to reserve an event at the cottage house.

Highland Porch
Our sister location is the "perfect pair" to your bridal luncheons, teas, showers, rehearsal dinners and wedding events.  Located off Historic Highland Road approximately one mile from Mount Hope Plantation it serves as a wonderful compliment to your functions.
This beautiful southern style house holds from 30-100.

Private Party Packages


Stationary Hor d'Oeuvres
Rosemary Chicken & Penne
Honey Glazed Ham with rolls and condiments
Creole Stir Fry

Spinach Divine
Crawfish Dip w/ toast rounds

Gourmet Cheese Display
served with whole and sliced cheese, garnished with fresh and dried  fruits, homemade rounds and crackers
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display

custom upgrades & substitutions upon request

Stationary Hor d'Oeuvres
Creole Shrimp and Penne Garnished with Seasonal Vegetables
Jambalaya with Chicken and Sausage
Sugarcane Glazed Pork Tenderloin with a dipping sauce and fresh bread

Spinach Divine
Crawfish Dip w/ toast rounds
Crabmeat Mornay
Highland Chicken Salad with Toast Rounds

Gourmet Cheese Display
served with whole and sliced cheese, garnished with fresh and dried fruits, homemade rounds and crackers.
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display

Butler Passed hor d'oevre (1)

custom upgrades & substitutions upon request

Stationary Hor d'Oeuvres
Shrimp Elegante
Creole Sausage with a honey barbeque glaze
Rosemary Chicken & Penne garnished with seasonal vegetables
Roast Au Jus w/ Green Beans and Potatoes

Spinach Divine
Roasted Pine Nut Hummus with Pita
Crabmeat Mornay
Blackberry & Feta Dip

Gourmet Cheese Display
served with whole and sliced cheeses, garnished with fresh and dried fruits, homemade rounds and crackers.
Fresh Fruit & Seasonal Vegetable Display

Butler passed hor d'oeuvres (2)
petite pastries and canapés that are walked around the event on silver trays

Assorted Petite Desserts
served on a tiered dessert display with fresh berries

custom upgrades & substitutions upon request

All culinary displays and tables are trimmed with led candles, seasonal fruit, vegetables, rose petals and greenery to match the decor.  The cuisine is accented with beautiful antique tables and furnishing.  Our cuisine and decor is the full experience including silver chafing dishes, trays, stands, tiers, and heirloom serving pieces.

add 9% tax & 20% gratuity to all menus

Intimate Wedding Ceremony Package:
An Intimate Wedding Ceremony held within the plantation or on the grounds:
weekday (day or evening) Saturday or Sunday mornings.
One hour
Wedding Cake, Punch, and Champagne Toasting
Mount Hope Site Specialist
add 20 guests for the one hour ceremony

Beverage and Cocktail Packages
House Wine
House Wine and Beer
House Wine, Beer and Calls
Premium Bar
Sharp's Spiked Punch (yields 20 6 oz glasses)
Champagne Punch (yields 20 6 oz glasses)
Soft Drinks

The Ceremony

30 minute wedding prior the reception
One hour before the ceremony for pictures
Bridal dressing room before the wedding
Chilled Champagne in the bridal room
Traditional White Ceremony chairs
One hour rehearsal (reserved on a different day)

The Reception
Complimentary offerings and package amenities include:
Personalized Attention and Custom Creation of the Event
Unique and Professional Presentation
Professional Service and Attentive Staff
Full Service with Set up and Clean up
Bridal Dressing Area
Experienced Designer/Consultant to assist in planning
Site Specialist the day of the event
China and Glassware
Tables and Chairs
White Table Linens
Gift Table and Sign In
Cake Table
Buffet Table Decor accented with heirloom fruits, vegetables, greenery, and rose petals
Bride and Groom Farewell Box

Mount Hope Plantation House can accommodate 50-250 guests.
Mount Hope allows two hours prior for professional set up
(If more time is needed this must be approved)
Mount Hope Security is required for night events and large day events.
Parking is located on site.

fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, baked honey ham, cheese grits, buttermilk biscuits, desserts
served with iced tea and fruit juice
mimosas / coffee optional

porch potato or crab & brie
garden or chantilly
fresh fruit, gourmet cheese, chicken salad, and tossed garden salad.

highland chicken & lemon butter fish
baked chicken with a cream sauce and baked fish in a lemon butter sauce
served with garden salad, vegetable, bread and iced tea.

dessert du jour / assorted desserts optional

three tea sandwiches:  chicken salad, honey & turkey, cucumber & apricot
fresh scones w/ berries, petite desserts, tea.
champagne optional.

chicken salad w/ rounds, honey turkey sandwiches, blackberry and feta dip, spinach divine, petite desserts, served with plantation punch or iced tea.
champagne optional.

Menus are quoted as a sideboard buffet.  If you require a served event we can assist you with a quote.
Please inquire if you require fresh flowers.  Kindly add 9% tax and 20% gratuity to your event total.

Have other ideas?  No problem.
We are happy to create custom menus if requested.
You can express your menu wishes and
We can create a custom quote.