Oak Alley Plantation Restaurant & Inn
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all cottages have central units.
Yes, that is allowed in some cottages. We have air mattress that we can provide, should you require additional sleeping arrangements.
Yes, all cottages have at least a fridge & microwave. Some cottages have full kitchens.
No, you do have access to walk the historic grounds anytime while you are with us. If you wish to go inside the Big House exhibit you must buy a ticket.
No, you can unload your car and leave it at the cottage.
Yes, each cottage has WIFI.
Cancellations are only honored via telephone (800 44-ALLEY). Cancellations are not honored if sent via email. We have a 14-day cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation 14 days or more before your arrival date, there is a $40 charge per night for cancellations. If reservations are canceled within the 14-day period before your arrival date, the full amount will be charged to your credit card. If we are able to re-rent the cottage, your card will be refunded for that amount minus the $40 cancellation fee.
A full country breakfast, served in the Restaurant, is included in the cottage rental rate.
All cottages are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed outside only.
Pets are not allowed.
Cottages 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, & the Milkshed have televisions. Cottages 5A and 5B do not have TVs.
An attendant is located in the Restaurant Office to check you in, take reservations, answer questions, make suggestions, etc. until 4:30 p.m. The Restaurant Office is the white building located across the walkway from our Restaurant and Gift shop.
After 4:30 p.m., check in at the Ticket Booth seven days a week until 9:00 p.m.
All rates are based on double occupancy. If a reservation is made for more than two guests, each additional person over the age of 11 will be charged $35.00 + tax. (Children under 12 stay free, and a child’s continental breakfast is included.)
Yes, Cottage 7 is our only handicap-accessible cottage.
Breakfast is served from 8:30-10:00 am.
While the Oak Alley Restaurant is open for breakfast (8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) and lunch (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), it is not open for dinner. However, we can arrange for in-room evening dining if guests would care to pre-order an evening meal (must be pre-arranged by 2:00 p.m. the day before arrival). The Restaurant will prepare your evening meal in advance and have it stored in your cottage for later enjoyment.
The staff is also happy to help you make reservations at an area restaurant if you prefer.
Call 1-800-44-ALLEY and ask for reservations to make your arrangements.
Your coordinator is your primary contact and is here to guide you through your journey of planning your wedding ceremony & reception. Your coordinator will assist you in planning the perfect menu & bar as well as recommending vendors to ensure your vision is brought to life. Your coordinator will also create and carry out your reception itinerary for you. Your Oak Alley Coordinator will work hand in hand with your personal wedding planner should you decide to hire one. Your personal planner is responsible for planning areas outside of Oak Alley, such as selecting invitations, guest lists & transportation.
Your banquet manager will accept all vendor deliveries and oversee setup and tear down for your reception. The manager will also be on hand to take care of any issues that may be encountered during the evening for food and beverage service.
Yes, wedding receptions are allowed at Oak Alley without hosting your ceremony on the restaurant property.
The historic site is operated by a separate company. The non profit foundation does not allow access to the grounds with out admission. Events are typically held after the historic site closes and gates are closed.
Oak Alley packages are built in order to make budgeting a breeze. We include venue rental, on site coordinator, banquet manager, linen draped tables for all food, white wall draping, reception tables & chairs, china, glassware, utensils, napkins, servers, 7.95% sales tax and 20% gratuity.
All alcohol service is priced based on a 3 hour time frame.
Alcohol service will end when the 3 hour service is complete unless prior arrangements have been made.
Oak Alley’s uniquely decorated cottages will make your close family and friends quite comfortable. Reservations can be made at anytime by visiting our website or calling in to speak to someone in the reservations department. Since we only have 9 cottages available, we do not allow holds.
Oak Alley Restaurant must provide food and beverage service for all special events held in the West Pavilion banquet facility. Our catering service offers several culinary and beverage packages to choose from with add on options to enhance your event. Customized options are welcomed. Your Oak Alley coordinator will work closely with our catering staff to provide expert advice and guidance.
Although you may secure your own vendors for all services except food and beverage, it is highly encouraged that you seek the services of Oak Alley’s preferred vendors as they have been recognized for having superior customer & quality service.
While this is an optional component, a complimentary menu tasting including items served daily in our restaurant can be arranged. Please notify your coordinator to arrange for this service if you would like to take advantage.
Yes, the main entrance is always open.
Yes, we have a list of recommendations we can give you.
New Orleans is approximately an hour away from the grounds.
Overnight cottages are open year-round. On major holidays (New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Tuesday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day), the “Big House” and Restaurant are closed and a 2-day minimum stay is required. A continental breakfast will be placed in your cottages on these days. Other meals may be arranged ahead of time; please inquire upon making reservations on major holidays.
Restaurant closes at 3PM. The Historic site, gift shop, cafe & bar close at 5pm.
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