Southern Oaks Plantation


Bobby Asaro, Owner/Operator


Southern Oaks Plantation doesn’t fall short on accolades—they’ve been named a top wedding venue and placed in “Best of Weddings” for several consecutive years across several industry publications. But Bobby Asaro doesn’t let the awards make him complacent. According to Asaro, a one-time radiologic technologist and wedding photographer, the industry is ever-changing, and he and his wife, Sue, along with the cast at Southern Oaks Plantation, are adapting to the changes day to day.

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Southern Oaks began as Asaro’s goal, thanks to his time as a wedding photographer. He knew there was a niche market for elegant, high-end reception venues that needed to be filled, and he had just the plan to fill it. He got Sue involved from their first date, drawing his plans out on a napkin and dreaming of Southern Oaks.

Between his strong attention to detail (developed when he was working in radiology) and Sue’s innovative thinking and impeccable taste, Asaro knew that they were on to something big. After 31 years in the venue market, Southern Oaks is bigger and better than ever, thanks to the Asaros’ continuous drive for improvement.

Asaro’s high standards for every aspect of his business play a huge role in Southern Oaks’ success. According to Asaro, he treats each client as though they’re the most important person that has ever walked through the door. Between raising the bar for customer service, crafting strong vendor relationships and elevating exceptional cuisine, Asaro and his wife have created an experience that leaves only happy customers in its wake.

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7816 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70126
504-230-0556 ·



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