Living History Museum

Barn & Carriageway Rentals

Something Vintage.

Bridal websites and Instagram influencers across the country agree: Few things are as breathtaking as a rustic countryside wedding in the historic Mule Barn at Destrehan Plantation. This 4,585-square-foot venue is a timeless canvas waiting for your personal touch.

Surrounded by century-old live oaks dripping with Spanish Moss, The Mule Barn features an attached carriageway, a catering kitchen, and a private dressing room — all the modern amenities — and is the River Road Plantation closest to New Orleans. It’s ideal for guest lists of between 50 and 250 people. You’ve heard of “Say Yes to the Dress?” Well, how about “Say ‘I Do’ to the Venue?” 

Along with weddings, rehearsal dinners, and after-wedding brunches, the Mule Barn is a popular spot for corporate functions, conferences, reunions, and holiday & birthday parties.

All proceeds from barn rentals go to the restoration and preservation of Destrehan Plantation and its dependency buildings.

The Barn Features:

  • Central Air and Heat
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Private Dressing Room
  • Carriageway

Amenities Include the Following:

  • Tables and Chairs
  • Several Furniture Pieces


Rates include the entire use of the barn

Non-wedding rentals* 50 people and under 51-100 people 101-150 people 150 people and over
Friday Night $1,400.00 $1,700.00 $2,000.00 $2,300.00
Saturday (End before 5pm) $1,400.00 $1,700.00 $2,000.00 $2,300.00
Saturday Night (Ends after 5 pm) (Only available within 3 months of event if not booked for wedding) $2,000.00 $2,300.00 $2,600.00 $2,900.00
Sunday - Thursday (Ends after 5 pm) $1,100.00 $1,400.00 $1,700.00 $2,000.00
Sunday - Friday (Daytime ends before 5 pm) $900.00 $1,200.00 $1,500.00 $1,800.00

Additional Fees:

Kitchen Use Fee $200.00
PA and Projector Rental $100.00
Cloth Linens $150.00 to $250.00

Non Wedding Rentals include 3-hour rental with tables and chairs

Saturday Night rentals are available only within 3 months of the event if not booked for a wedding.

The barn can be partitioned off for smaller events



You may use your own licensed and insured caterer. A liquor license is required by a bar professional. If you are not using our catering kitchen and bring in your own food trays, a licensed and insured caterer is not necessary. We can provide cloth linens in white or ivory. The cost is $15.00 per table.

Carriageway Rental



Our carriageway includes a three (3) hour rental and can accommodate up to 50 people for $300.00. Table and chairs are included with this rental.

To schedule a site visit, please contact:

Paula Mire
(985) 764-9315, ext. 4


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