Chalin Perez spent his life repairing and preserving Stella. He had an inexhaustible love and nostalgia for the region and its history, and he carefully ensured that remnants of Stella's formative years as a sugar mill plantation would be a part of its future as well. He built a barn upon the foundation of the old sugar mill and antique bricks salvaged from neighboring plantations sheath the house and form the paths that meander through the grounds.
Stella is a working plantation situated at the lowermost part of the Mississippi River as it nears the end of its journey through the heart of the country. Today Stella's fields are used to grow satsuma and navel oranges, kumquats, lemons, grapefruit and pecans. The diverse 1500 acres that make up the plantation feature lush marshes, cypress trees, crawfish ponds and forests home to diverse wildlife.
4881 Highway 39 Braithwaite, LA 70040
Today Lynn Perez brings her deceased husband's meticulous attention to detail to her event hosting. It is her dream to share this place that has been so special to her family with others and to continue to do what she loves: make guests feel welcome in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere.
Stella's vast size and varied venues makes it ideal for a wide range of events, from a breathtaking background for bridal portraits to an informal barbeque where the kids can run free. If you can dream it, we can host it!
A clay shooting competition benefiting Dr. Oliver Sartor's Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Tulane Cancer Center