Mount Hope Plantation House
8151 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
225.761.7000
mounthopeplantation@gmail.com
Welcome to Mount Hope Plantation


The Crown Jewel of the Dutch Highlands
-NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK-

History

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
Wedding Amenities and Pricing

Ceremony and Reception Amenities
Historic Private Plantation Property and Exclusive Estate. Mount Hope is an AUTHENTIC plantation on historic Highland Road. It is available for 31/2 hours including a half-hour ceremony and three hour reception
Thirty Min. rehearsal for the immediate wedding party (reserved on a different day prior to the wedding)
A private Bridal cottage for the bride and her party and a private area for the groom and his party to dress before the wedding
Onsite security
Experienced Designer/Consultant to assist in planning
Site Specialist to assist in the rehearsal, ceremony, and available during the reception
Use of Mount Hope Plantation House and Grounds for Bridal Portraits
Chilled Champagne in the bridal room
Uniformed waiters, bartenders, and attendants
Professional Service and Attentive Staff
Use of tables, chairs, linens, silver, china, and glassware
Traditional White Ceremony chairs
Cake, Gift, and Sign In Table
Champagne Toast for the bridal party, including use of champagne flutes
Unique and Professional Presentation
Buffet Table Décor accented with heirloom fruits, vegetables, greenery, rose petals and candles
Tables and Sign in Book Décor designed to personalize your event
Attendant to slice wedding cake and groom's cake
Farewell Box for the bride and groom; additional food will be delivered to the parents
Full service with set up and clean up

Friday and Saturday: Ceremony and Reception
Sunday: Ceremony and Reception

Reception Amenities (reception only)
Historic Private Plantation Property and Exclusive Estate available for 3 hours
Onsite security
Experienced Designer/Consultant to assist in planning
Site Specialist available during the reception
Use of Mount Hope Plantation House and Grounds for Bridal Portraits
Uniformed waiters, bartenders, and attendants
Professional Service and Attentive Staff
Use of tables, chairs, linens, silver, china, and glassware
Gift and Sign In Table
Cake Table
Champagne Toast for the bridal party, including use of champagne flutes
Unique and Professional Presentation
Buffet Table Décor accented with heirloom fruits, vegetables, greenery, rose petals and candles
Tables and Sign in Book Décor Designed to Personalize your event
Attendant to slice wedding cake and groom's cake
Farewell Box for the bride and groom; additional food will be delivered to the parents
Full service with set up and clean up

Friday and Saturday: Reception
Sunday: Reception

Wedding Ceremony (ceremony only)
30 min Monday-Thursday (day or evening) /
Friday- Sunday (mornings):

Intimate Wedding Ceremony Package:
An Intimate Wedding Ceremony held within the plantation or on the grounds:
Wedding Cake, Punch, and Champagne Toast
Mount Hope Site Specialist

add 20 guests for the one hour ceremony:

Mount Hope Plantation House can accommodate 50-250 guests.
Most Clients schedule Evening Wedding Ceremonies begin at 5 or 6.
Most Receptions are reserved at 5:30 or 6:30.
Morning and Afternoon ceremonies and receptions are available.
Mount Hope allows two hours prior to the event for professional vendor set up.
If you wish to reserve extra hours for set up we must approve in advance. Hourly rates will apply.
Parking is located on site.

Mount Hope Plantation viewings, meetings, portraits, and rehearsals are scheduled on Thursdays.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are reserved for Events.

(If a different day is needed we will do our best to schedule this for you when possible)



PLANTATION RESERVATION:
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.

250 per hour 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-Saturday: 3 hours for wedding receptions and evening events.
Sunday: 3 hours for wedding receptions and evening events.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES THAT CAN BE RESERVED:
Additional Hour(s)
Wedding and Reception Events are three hours (three and a half with a ceremony). Additional hours can be scheduled.

Portraits
The natural beauty of the plantation home and grounds can be utilized for portraits.
Portrait Sessions are per hour and can be scheduled between 10-5 on Tuesdays. We recommend 2 hours. If a different day is needed we will try to accommodate this request. The fee is waived if a wedding/reception is booked at Mount Hope Plantation House.

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

Security
This service is required for all night events and large day events. The fee is waived for wedding receptions.

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

ADDITIONAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE TO RESERVE FOR EVENTS:

Honey 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 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 Plantation Party

 

WEDDINGS AND CELEBRATIONS
Reception/Dinner

Camellia
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 cheeses, garnished with fresh and dried fruits, homemade rounds and crackers.
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display

custom upgrades & substitutions upon request


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

Spinach Divine
Crawfish Dip
Highland Chicken Salad with Toast Rounds

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'œuvre (1)

custom upgrades & substitutions upon request
 



Oaks
Stationary Hor d' Oeuvres
Shrimp Elegante
Creole Sausage with a honey and 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'œuvres (2)
petite pastries and canapes 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 décor. The cuisine is accented with beautiful antique tables and furnishing. Our cuisine and décor is the full experience including silver chafing dishes, trays, stands, tiers, and heirloom serving pieces.


Beverage and Cocktail Packages
House Wine

House Wine, Beer, and Sodas

Premium Bar

Soft Drinks

Coffee

Prices subject to current Louisiana sales tax and a taxed service charge


Brunch
fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, baked honey ham, cheese grits, buttermilk biscuits, desserts
served with iced tea and fruit juice.

mimosas / coffee

Lunch
soup
porch potato or crab & brie

salad
garden or chantilly

garden
fresh fruit, gourmet cheeses, 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

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

add champagne

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

add champagne

 

Menus are quoted as a sideboard buffet.
If you require a served event we can assist you with a quote.

Prices subject to current Louisiana sales tax and a taxed service charge

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.


Let's Connect:
Mount Hope Plantation House
8151 Highland Road Baton Rouge Louisiana 70808
Phone: 225.761.7000
mounthopeplantation@gmail.com
www.mounthopeplantation.com


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