Built in the 1970s as a family retreat from the commotion of every day life, Oak Hill Stables has been a haven for the Sarthou family, who have held a lifetime passion for horses. They also are known for their gracious Southern hospitality, and Laura and Charlie Sarthou decided in 2006 to share their ‘slice of heaven’ with the rest of the world. The 500-acre property opened as an event space in 2007, and it quickly has become a popular location in Oxford, Mississippi, for weddings, social functions, and corporate events.

Oak Hill’s Gothic wedding chapel is a most enchanting setting for the perfect wedding or church retreat. Our large Victorian style home, set on top of the hill above a pasture where over 90 horses roam freely, is a lovely location for any event. Two large porches, one with gas logs, invite its guests to linger. The home’s library is the ideal place to rest at the end of the day, with views of the chapel, pasture, and woods.

The farm’s original barn has been restored to a rustic bunkhouse which sleeps 30. During the summer, Oak Hill Stables hosts a riding camp for girls, and they make this bunkhouse their home. During the rest of the year, it is available for retreats and special occasions. It boasts original works of art from wood craftsmen of Oxford and pews from the Yellow Leaf Baptist Church. The doors, constructed like stall doors, hold the nameplates of many of the original foundation horses of the farm. The lovely woodwork and craftsmanship create an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.

In addition, a charming log cabin stands just a bit catty-corner to the bunkhouse, its cozy porch and warm interiors beckoning to its guests to stay for a while.

Laura’s warm welcome will make you feel as though you have just come home. You will want to make Oak Hill Stables your home away from home every time you have occasion to visit Oxford, or the next time you need to plan that special event. Oak Hill Stables is extremely popular during Ole Miss football season, so be sure to make your plans early! We are happy to cater any event, including any of your tailgating needs for your next party at The Grove.

“We love being on the farm and decided to share a little bit of heaven with the rest of the world,” says Laura.

Come step through those gates on Old Highway 7 and experience it for yourself.