Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday Jazz Brunches

Each Sunday morning, Beginning January 3rd, join us in the Main House from 10:30am to 2:30pm for a delicious Sunday Jazz Brunch! In addition to a weekly a la carte menu, a Bloody Mary buffet will be available as well. Seating options will include the main house and our heated courtyard. Reservations suggested - walk-ins welcome! 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Dinner at Monmouth!

Begin a new holiday tradition with Christmas Dinner at Monmouth.

Enjoy all of your favorite holiday foods at Monmouth’s Christmas buffet. Call today to make your reservation 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gift Certificates - the perfect gift!

Remember Monmouth gift certificates make a perfect Christmas gift! They are valid for 1 year from the purchase date and can be used in the Hotel, Giftshop, Restaurant, or Bar.

Call today 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Enjoy a buffet/cocktail party at Monmouth this New Year's Eve. The party will begin at 8:30pm and continue through 12:30am. In addition to an open house bar for the evening and musical entertainment by the Grady Champion Band, there will be a champagne toast at midnight!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stay Connected!

Staying in touch with our guests is very important to us at Monmouth. In an attempt to better accomplish this, we are actively involved in many social network organizations. See you out there!

Become a Fan of Monmouth on Facebook!

Follow Monmouth on Twitter - @monmouthp

Plan to attend the NLCC - Feb. 25-28, 2010


Get ready to laugh! “Humor in the Deep South” is the theme of the 21st annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, which will take place Feb. 25-28, 2010, in Natchez, Miss.

“This conference couldn’t come at a better time,” said NLCC Founder and Co-chairman Carolyn Vance Smith of Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Natchez.

“Several years ago, when Southern humor was chosen as the 2010 conference theme, we had no idea that we’d need to laugh right now,” she said.

“With the state and national economy as it is, and with so many other serious pressures all around us, we hope the conference will let us slow down, laugh a little and leave refreshed,” she said.

The Olympic Award-winning conference will feature four jam-packed days which include:

· Programs by some of America’s most outstanding authors, historians and film experts, including James C. Cobb, Thad Cochran, Trudier Harris, Mary Donnelly Haskell, Sam Haskell, M. Thomas Inge, Mark LaFrancis, John Mayfield, Scott Dixon McDowell, JoAnne Prichard Morris, Marshall Ramsey, Clifton Taulbert , Charles Vahlkamp, Sarah McLaurin Vahlkamp, Jerry W. Ward Jr., Jane Feltus Welch, Rebecca Wells, Diane Williams, Charles Reagan Wilson, Gerald Wood and others

· Screening and discussion of Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias and Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful

· Premiere screening of Scott Dixon McDowell’s documentary, Horton Foote: Regional Voice, Universal Vision, about the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenplay writer

· Premiere screening of Mark LaFrancis’ documentary, Now! That’s Funny! Jokes, Stories, and Other Musings from the Deep South

· Richard Wright Literary Excellence Awards ceremony honoring the authors Robert S. McElvaine Jr. of Millsaps College and Steve Yarbrough of Emerson College

· Horton Foote Award for Special Achievement in Screenwriting ceremony honoring the screenplay writer and playwright Robert Harling

· Thad Cochran Humanities Achievement Award ceremony honoring Jerry W. Ward Jr.

· The play, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, in cooperation with the Natchez Little Theatre

· Writing workshops for adults and grade school children

· Book signings and other informal times with authors

· Live music

· Festive social events in two of Natchez’s most beautiful mansions, Greenlea and Stanton Hall

Because of major support from the four co-sponsors as well as the Mississippi Humanities Council and other agencies, most of the NLCC is free of charge, Smith said. “There are only three ticketed events,” she said.

Information and tickets are available at; by calling toll-free 866-296-6522;

or by emailing

Sponsors of the NLCC are Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Natchez National Historical Park,

Mississippi Department of Archives and History and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Co-chairmen are

Smith, representing Co-Lin; Kathleen Jenkins, NNHP; Jim Barnett, MDAH; and Sherry Johnson, MPB.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Carnegie Hall come to Monmouth Plantation

Christmas Concert & Luncheon with Kara Klein

Kara Klein, an award winning vocalist has performed at Carnegie Hall with such greats as Aaron Neville and Rachael Lampa as well as touring internationally. Named “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” in 2008. Come join us for a wonderful Christmas concert!

December 12, 2009 - $60 per person
To reserve your place send your check to:
Natchez Council For Arts & Culture
P.O. Box 1091, Natchez, MS 39120-1091
Phone: 601.446.7700

Monday, November 30, 2009

Guest Review (From Facebook)

Q. The best feature at Monmouth Plantation is... (you fill in the blank!)

A. Best???? Well I enjoyed the hammock for a coupla' of hours but before the hammock I wandered up to the main house and somebody in the kitchen went out of his way to serve me a cup of coffee in the tranquil courtyard-thanks whoever you are- and just before the cup of coffee, my wife and I enjoyed a leisurely stroll about the grounds right after we had lounged in our robes like we had the whole place to ourselves prior to awaking after a very restful night on a very comfortable bed which we had climbed into after taking a nice long relaxing bath after a superb dinner in 1818. In retrospect... just being is best at Monmouth.

-Daniel Doyle (Houston, TX)


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Sunday, November 29, 2009


Come celebrate the most joyous season of the year at Monmouth Plantation, where Old World style and tradition meets Southern hospitality at its gracious best.
Make plans to come to Monmouth over the holiday season (now through January 7)! We are offering a special Christmas Package for the Hotel, Wednesday Wine Dinners, self-guided evening Garden Tours across 26 acres of gardens covered with thousands of tiny white lights, and much more! Drop by our website for complete details! Also, remember the Monmouth Gift Shop for that special someone on your shopping list! The shop is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cooking Classes Begin at Monmouth!

November 17, 2009 - Upscale Down-South Holiday Soups

Come learn creative culinary ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers! Executive Chef Scott Varnedoe will be hosting this class in our beautiful Garden Room. The class will begin at 11:00am. The cost for the class is $50 per person. Seating is limited so please reserve your seat today. Call 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monmouth Plantation to launch new website!

Monmouth Plantation is excited to announce that our new website will be launching this weekend! The new site has been in the works for more than six months and is ready to meet the public. The purpose of a new site is to provide a fresh look at our beautiful establishment while also offering easier access to information and booking.

Be sure to drop by on Monday (11/2) to see our new site. We hope you like our new look and hope to see you soon at Monmouth Plantation!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Menu from 1818!

Brisk mornings and shorter days alert us to the arrival of Fall at Monmouth Plantation! To celebrate the season, the Chef team at Monmouth has released a brand new Fall Menu for the 1818 restaurant.

Don't miss out on this amazing seasonal menu. 1818 is open seven days a week with reservations from 5:30-9:30 nightly. Bring your spouse or friends for an outstanding dining experience at Monmouth Plantation.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dinner Tonight!

The guests having dinner at Monmouth Plantation this evening will be fortunate to experience an amazing meal prepared by our award winning chef team lead by Executive Chef Scott Varnedoe! Below is a list of some of the specials that are on the 1818 menu for tonight: October 18, 2009.


Pork Tenderloin, with a white bean ragout, fried okra, and black berry gastrique


Cauliflour Puree, with red pepper preserves (Heart Healthy)


Ruby Red Trout, with pecan and sage barley risotto, sautéed spinach, mushroom broth, and shallot pickles (Heart Healthy)

Duck Breast, with mushroom ragout, gouda grits, and charred green onion pickles


White Chocolate Bread Pudding with sage braised blackberries and rum cream

Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with café brulot foam and orange, vanilla poppy seed geleé, and vanilla ice cream


Pictures or videos anyone?

Do you have pictures or videos from a previous stay, dinner, or wedding at Monmouth? We would love to see them! Upload your pictures to Flickr or Facebook and post the videos on YouTube! If you already have pics or vids of Monmouth out on the web or if you upload new ones, please let us know – shoot us an email at or a Facebook message (Facebook account under the same email address…), or just comment on this post. Let us share your memories with you. Thanks!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Check out a Deluxe Suite

Our Deluxe Suites are housed in reproduction structures built where historic buildings once stood. Each of the eleven suites offers separate sitting areas and luxurious amenities; some feature bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs.

Located near Monmouth’s walking trails, the Deluxe Suites are an ideal point of entry from which to explore the historic property—which includes the private 19th-century cemetery of the first owner's family—or to enjoy fishing in one of two ponds and outdoor activities such as croquet.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Our guests say the nicest things!

“When you travel in the good Old USA, be sure to stay at the Monmouth plantation in Natchez, Mississippi.”

My girlfriend and I have been traveling around the world. We decided it was time to see parts of the USA. We chose going south. First to New Orleans, then on to Natchez Mississippi. Then we flew to Charleston, South Carolina, drove down to Savannah, Georgia, then to Jekyll Island Georgia and then home to Los Angeles. Our best spot was staying at the beautiful, romantic, 30 acre Monmouth Plantation in Natchez , Mississippi. We saw 10 giant southern plantations and houses in our travels. Nine of them were strictly old southern plantations dating from 1820. They were beautiful. Most had original furnishings from that period before and after the Civil War. All we got was a 30 minute tour costing anywhere from $12 to $30. We got all that at Monmouth during our 2 night stay. The most romantic setting you have ever seen. Giant Oak trees, small water ponds, spectacular floral settings and food fit for a king, or as we say in the USA, fit for presidents and was actually the home of Civil War generals. No better service anywhere in the south. They have personnel who have worked at the plantation for more than 20 years. Great smiles on their faces as they try to make your stay a happy one. Monmouth is just miles away from 7 other plantation houses and a short drive to a real cotton plantation with a real cotton Gin still in operation . The summary.... Romantic...Historic...Relaxing...Educational .... All with great luxurious accomodations. ..What Fun!... A must when traveling the USA.

(Guest review, as read on TripAdvisor)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Celebrate at Monmouth Plantation!

Are you or your loved one celebrating a birthday or anniversary soon? Make it extra special and celebrate at Monmouth Plantation! We always are honored to be the location for your special evening out. Please let us know if it is your birthday or anniversary, and we would like to give the honored guest a complementary dessert and a split of champagne at dinner!

…Because there is always a reason to celebrate at Monmouth Plantation!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Introducing "Half Price, Happy Hour"

Enjoy half priced drinks every Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30pm!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Monmouth to offer "Lean & Green" specials!

Lean & Green Specials~
Each evening Monmouth will feature special "Lean and Green" selections with a focus on healthy eating. These specials will consist of an enticing array of seafood, green vegetables and exotic whole grains. Join me in making Natchez a lean, green, healthy machine. Dine at Monmouth Plantation- better eating for better living. Call today for reservations (601)442-5852 or (800)828-4531

Scott Varnedoe
Executive Chef
Monmouth Plantation

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Anna Gunnging - Event Planner

September 1, 2009

Monmouth Plantation
Announcing Anna W. Gunning
New Event Planner

NATCHEZ, Miss – Monmouth Plantation is very happy to announce that Anna W. Gunning has been promoted to the position of Event Planner. Anna’s tenure with Monmouth makes her the perfect person for this position. She has worked in every aspect of Monmouth, including Docent, Restaurant, Housekeeping Supervisor and Gift Shop Manager. A two time recipient of the Tourism Super Star award, Anna is more than capable of planning events, weddings and retreats.

Nestled amid a 26 acre wooded park in the heart of Natchez, Mississippi, Monmouth
Plantation, a National Historic Landmark (circa 1818), is an ideal venue for corporate retreats, executive meetings and weddings.

Between meetings, Monmouth guests can enjoy a fabulous dinner in the main house, play croquet by the pergola, sit in the Adirondacks and soak in the day, stroll leisurely around the 26-acre grounds, view the pond from the gazebo, sip on cocktails in the courtyard or at the bar, and relax amid the southern charm of Monmouth’s tall oaks.

Rated four diamonds by AAA, Monmouth Plantation is proud to be a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Historic Hotels of America, Select Registry and featured in Conde Nast Johansen’s Guide.

For more information in planning your next event, corporate retreat or wedding, give Anna a call at 800-828-4531 or e-mail her visit
For more information please contact Carol Jones
601.442.5852 or

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Roosevelt Honored

Monmouth Plantation’s very own Roosevelt Owens was awarded a silver medal in the Best Bartender category by "THE MISS-LOU’S - Best of the Best -Readers choice awards – 2009."

Roosevelt has been mixing drinks at Monmouth for many years. He has been featured in numerous articles, and his secret Mint Julep receipt is coveted by all. If you have never sat at the bar with Roosevelt or if it’s been a while, make plans to come see him tonight! We are thankful to have such a wonderful staff at Monmouth and we are very proud of Roosevelt!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Guest Review-

We were here for our 10 year. anniv. after staying here on our honeymoon in 1999. Loved it even more than we did 10 years ago. So pleasantly surprised we were upgraded from deluxe to superior suite when we arrived-Thank You! Very nice surprise-very appreciated. Half of my heart I have left at Monmouth. I've been home two days now and Oh, how I miss it! I took a 6 a.m. stroll down to the sanctuary while the dew was still on the roses and no one was awake yet. It was one of the most pleasant, relaxing moments of my life... there truly is No place else on earth like Monmouth...I'd love to live there! I am an American History teacher and I can't wait to teach my Civil War unit and share Monmouth's story with my students. I have made several posts on Facebook this weekend singing your praises and referring Northwest Arkansas friends to you all. I hope to return again someday. Thank you for providing such an awesome experience.

John & Lori

Springdale, AR

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Executive Chef - Formal Press Release

As mentioned a blog or two ago, Monmouth is excited to have Chef Scott Varnedoe on staff with us now. Below is the link to the formal press release issued on Friday, July 23, 2009.

Make plans to dine with us soon!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Think Christmas, in July

Monmouth and the City of Natchez are gearing up for an amazing Christmas celebration for the entire month of December. Make plans now to be in Natchez for this special time! More information will be released in upcomming weeks. Keep an eye on our webpage for more information!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Try An Antebellum Room

The four Antebellum Rooms at Monmouth Plantation are housed in the circa 1818 mansion.

Each is furnished with exquisite antiques, and some of the pieces are original to the Quitman family, who owned the estate for nearly a century. An exacting restoration returned the house to its original splendor, and each room has been thoughtfully updated with luxurious amenities. Elegant staircases and galleries lead to the mansion’s lavish dining room, which hosts our five-course candlelight dinner each night.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

1818 at Monmouth Plantation - Menu Update!

Take a look at the Current 1818 Menu!

Reservations can be made between 6-10pm each night.
Please call 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531 for reservations
For more information visit our website:

Friday, July 03, 2009

Introducing Executive Chef Scott Varnedoe

Scott Varnedoe

Monmouth Plantation is delighted to announce our new Executive Chef Scott Varnedoe. We are excited about our brand new 1818 menu developed by Chef Scott and our wonderful Chef’s Table dining experience. Also, we are pleased to announce our new Sous Chef Adrian Keith. Make plans to dine at Monmouth soon and meet our new Chef Team!

Call for reservations 800.828.4531 or 601.442.5852