Monday, June 5, 2017

A Southern Plantation

Here in the Deep South, we love our huge Southern plantations.
Some little girls dream of getting married at one of these stunning homes and sometimes, their dreams come true. Last Saturday, we attended the wedding of a close friend's son, at the Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, Louisiana. The venue was absolutely breathtaking! Today, I wanted to share it with all of you, so you could see all the beauty too. The home is open for tours, so if you are interested, just click here, for more info. Next up, is some info that I found about the house, so I hope you enjoy reading this article. 
The largest of the Antebellum Plantations remaining in Louisiana, is Nottoway Plantation, located on River Road (LA 405), in White Castle, south of Baton Rouge. It was second in size and grandeur only to Belle Grove Plantation Home, which suffered a series of disasters, and finally succumbed to fire.
Nottoway was built in 1857 by John Hampden Randolph, of Virginia, who amassed a great fortune in sugar. The house has 50 rooms, which were certainly needed, as John Randolph had 11 children. It is said that Nottoway was the first Plantation Home to have a bathroom on the second floor.
Inside, one cannot escape the beauty and elegance of its famous White Ballroom. It was the center of all of the Randolph's entertainment activities, with parties, receptions and balls that would go on late into the night. Today, the Grand White Ballroom is a favorite setting for wedding receptions.
Nottoway is open for public tours, and has bed and breakfast accommodations, a restaurant and a gift shop. Many visitors enjoy the bonus of watching Paddlewheel Riverboats, such as the Delta Queen, as they pass Nottoway Plantation on their journey up the Mississippi River.
                                                                          (click here for the source)

                                                                                      Blessings,
                                                                                         Linda






                                                              The White Ballroom...my favorite!!!

                                                                    We enjoyed a cocktail hour here.






The beautiful cross was handmade
by our dear friend.

**The following photos where taken from the Nottoway website.







5 comments:

becolorfulcoastal.com said...

Lovely. What a treat to see it in person but the beautiful pictures make me want to add it to my bucket list too. Not to be married in though. LOL Just a tour. :D

Pamela

BeColorful said...

This is lovely. What a treat to see. I don't need to be married there LOL but these pictures make me want to add it to my "to see" list.
Pamela

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mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful place to hold a wedding, stunning.

Artsy VaVa said...

Beautiful!

Creations By Cindy said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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