Baton Rouge is one of Louisiana's most historic cities, located along the banks of the majestic Mississippi River. The state capital city offers many unique historic venues for couples looking for weddings with Old World charm, ranging from the National Register of Historic Places-listed Mount Hope Plantation House to the Stockade Bed and Breakfast, located on the grounds of a Civil War-era encampment. Elegant hotels in the city's downtown district offer complimentary or discounted rooms for couples looking to stay overnight in honeymoon suites after their ceremonies. Many event venues in the city offer all-inclusive packages, including award-winning catering, full in-house bar services, and house DJs.
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Ashley Manor is a gorgeous 4.5-acre venue in Baton Rouge, featuring elegant farmhouse design and decor for couples looking for a rustic-chic wedding experience. The venue seats up to 500 guests, offering two connected banquet rooms, two sitting areas, and two fully-stocked dressing rooms with en suite restrooms and full-length mirrors. Outside on the property's grounds, a gazebo, pond, and rustic barn can also make for great unique spots for saying vows. Formally-dressed venue staff are on hand to greet all guests and help with all operations throughout the day as part of inclusive wedding packages. Catering, wedding coordination, and rehearsal dinner services are also offered for an additional fee.
14214 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Phone: 225-272-0136
2.Baton Rouge Marriott
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Baton Rouge Marriott offers nearly 30,000 square feet of beautiful event space in the city's downtown district, perfect for elegant, modern weddings and receptions. The newly-renovated hotel is home to 25 event rooms, offering diverse options for unique ceremony, reception, and rehearsal sites, accommodating up to 1,000 guests for large-scale weddings. All-inclusive wedding packages and event planning services take the stress out of couples' big days, letting everyone focus on making romantic memories rather than worrying about details. Catering options include plated dinners, family-style service, buffet trains, and cocktail reception hors d'oeuvres, with onsite cake and dessert options available for an additional fee. In-house bar services include bartending staff and premium and signature beverage choices. After the wedding, couples can relax in luxury at their choice of the hotel's lovely guest rooms and suites, which offer modern amenities like walk-in showers and Smart televisions.
5500 ? Hilton avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, Phone: 225-924-5000
Boudreaux's is one of Baton Rouge's premiere wedding venues and catering services, originally opened in 1980 within the former Bob and Jake's Restaurant space in Baton Rouge's Mid City district. The catering venue, which is operated by namesake Irvin Boudreaux and his family, accommodates wedding groups of any size and configuration, offering custom-tailored event service to meet every couple's individual needs. Intimate event spaces are meant to evoke a familial, comforting feel, with spaces available for romantic ceremonies and lively receptions. Traditional and Exclusive wedding package levels are offered to meet each couple's budget needs. Off-site catering is also available for couples holding their events at other venues throughout the region.
2647 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Phone: 225-383-5886
4.Capitol Park Museum and Welcome Center
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Capitol Park Museum and Welcome Center is one of Baton Rouge's most unique event venues, located along the banks of the Mississippi River adjacent to the Louisiana State Capitol building. The venue has recently been opened to private special event rentals, offering a one-of-a-kind experience for couples for their wedding day. A dramatic staircase entrance makes for a great place for photographs and vows, while an elegant plaza makes for a perfect space for receptions, flanked by spacious green lawns and a pristine reflection pool. Magnificent views of the State Capitol are offered throughout the venue, which is available for use rain or shine. All couples can make use of the venue's day-of coordination service, prep kitchen, dance floor area, and bride's dressing quarters.
702 River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, Phone: 225-219-1200
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Elegant Memories offers timeless elegance and exceptional Southern hospitality to couples looking to have their wedding in the Baton Rouge area. The stunning facility can accommodate weddings large and small, with capacity in venue spaces for up to 200 guests. An elegant ballroom can be customized to meet couples' ceremony or reception needs, with neutral design elements meant to coordinate with any color or decor scheme. Couples looking for outdoor ceremony space can also choose to say their vows on the property's whimsically-landscaped garden. Catering options range from buffet and plated dinner services to unique food options like chocolate fountains and house beers, wines, and liquors for bar service. Professional DJ services and audiovisual rentals are also offered for all weddings, along with event planning services and full setup and cleanup.
14328 Frenchtown Rd, Greenwell Springs, LA 70739, Phone: 225-572-3140
6.Lake House Reception Center
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Lake House Reception Center has been offering weddings with Old World charm since 1998, located on eight acres of secluded wooded grounds around a beautiful pristine lake. The charming venue is perfect for all facets of wedding celebrations, accommodating up to 350 guests for ceremonies and receptions. Couples can marry out on the venue's gorgeous porch rotundas or inside in its splendid Old World mansion facility, which features vintage oil paintings, crystal chandeliers, and real wood-burning fireplaces. All couples can enjoy use of the entire property with rentals for photography, preparation, and reception areas. Food and beverages are provided by the venue throughout the event, including complimentary cake-cutting services and full table service and waitstaff.
12323 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Phone: 225-272-5568
7.Mount Hope Plantation House
Mount Hope Plantation House is an historic plantation that is the only remaining farmhouse of its kind in Baton Rouge, originally constructed in 1817. The venue, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, can accommodate large or small wedding guest lists of up to 250 guests for ceremonies and receptions. All couples can enjoy use of the entire plantation facility for wedding portraits and preparation, including use of the venue's private dressing cottages. Experienced wedding consultants are on hand to help plan all aspects of ceremonies, including gift tables, cake slicing, and buffet and bar service. Onsite security is provided for events, along with professional waitstaff and attendants to ensure smooth operations on couples' special days.
8151 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, Phone: 225-761-7000
8.Oak Lodge At Bricksome
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Oak Lodge At Bricksome is one of Louisiana's most charming venues, offering three separate venue spaces with sophisticated touches of New Orleans-style charm. The Baton Rouge venue has been known for its excellent event services for nearly two years, catering to wedding and reception groups of all sizes and configurations. All wedding rentals are offered for at least three hours, featuring full event coordination services and amenities range from customized linens and floral arrangements to complimentary honeymoon bags with bottles of fine champagne. Unlimited food buffets are offered for reception service, featuring delicious menu selections crafted from scratch by the venue's award-winning chefs.
2834 S Sherwood Forest Blvd Suite E-1, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Phone: 225-291-6257
9.The Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion
The Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion was Louisiana's official governor's residence between 1930 and 1963, before the construction of the state's current gubernatorial mansion. The venue, which is located within the heart of Baton Rouge's downtown district, is now operated as a living history home museum and is open to the public for private special event rentals, including wedding and reception rentals. Couples can say their vows against the backdrop of a National Register of Historic Places-listed venue, which features unique architectural elements including a grand marble and wrought-iron staircase. Up to 450 guests can be accommodated for all events. Amenities for wedding days include onsite security, complimentary guest parking, and private bridal dressing suites.
502 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, Phone: 225-387-2464
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Parc 73 is a stunning five-acre event center in Prairieville, known for its upscale Southern charm and elegant banquet halls. The refurbished barn wedding venue is surrounded by lush greenery, including a panorama of majestic oak trees and seasonal flowers that make perfect backdrops for wedding photography. Up to 350 guests can be accommodated in two event spaces, including indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces. A full-time chef offers in-house catering options, including buffet stations, cocktail reception hors d'oeuvres, and family-style meals, House beers, wines, and liquors are available for bar service for receptions. All-inclusive wedding packages add options for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and brunch or evening receptions.
14379 LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769, Phone: 225-744-3344
11.Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
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Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel is a lovely modern hotel in Baton Rouge, located conveniently near top area attractions such as the Mall of Louisiana and the campus of Louisiana State University. As one of the city's premiere hotels, the facility often hosts weddings and receptions at its gorgeous ballroom wedding venue, which features contemporary design elements with Southern touches. Up to 600 guests can be hosted at the 7,5000-square-foot space, which can be configured for events of all sizes and styles. Creole-inspired catering is available for reception service, along with full setup and cleanup services, audiovisual services, and event planning and coordination. After the wedding, couples can stay in their choice of the venue's polished guest rooms and suites, which offer flat screen televisions and private living space.
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, Phone: 225-215-7000
12.Ruffino's Catering at De La Ronde Hall
Ruffino's Catering at De La Ronde Hall helps create breathtaking wedding ceremonies and receptions for couples looking to take their special day to the next level. The gorgeous venue is home to two recently-renovated grand ballrooms, which can accommodate up to 350 guests apiece. All rentals include time for ceremonies and receptions, along with champagne and hors d'oeuvres service in the bridal quarters for the bridal party before the wedding. One-hour wedding rehearsal time is also provided, depending upon scheduling availability. Award-winning cuisine offerings complement all receptions, along with personalized wedding cake services, complimentary champagne toasting, and in-house DJ services.
320 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, Phone: 225-757-6499
13.The Shaw Center for the Arts
The Shaw Center for the Arts is one of Baton Rouge's premiere fine and performing arts centers, stretching across 125,000 square feet in the city's downtown district. The center, which was opened to the public in 2005, makes for a fantastic venue choice for couples looking for a unique setting to say their vows in. The center's River Terrace showcases a glass-enclosed room leading out to an outdoor sculpture garden terrace, located on the venue's fourth floor. Up to 400 guests can be hosted at all events, with smaller indoor spaces available for intimate events. Full-service wedding packages include catering and bar services, along with full setup and cleanup, onsite security, and bride and groom's lounges for event preparation. Live music performances can be accommodated on the venue's terrace, with a list of preferred musicians and vendors available.
100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, Phone: 225-389-7171
14.Stage 1 Catering
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Stage 1 Catering is one of Louisiana's most beautiful ballroom wedding venues, awarded the prestigious Couple's Choice Award from WeddingWire more than five times in a row for its superior services. The gorgeous venue is blanketed in a covered courtyard space, which showcases seasonal flowers and fountains that make for perfect backdrops for wedding photos. An outdoor seating area is offered for guest relaxation, while an indoor stained oak staircase makes for a perfect unique spot to say vows. Up to 300 guests can be seated for ceremonies or receptions, with spectacular table service decorations and flower arrangements offered for each event. A baby grand piano provides opportunities for musicians, while full-service catering options range from buffet and hors d'oeuvres selections to Cajun and Southern family-style meals.
13465 S Harrells Ferry Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Phone: 225-751-2417
15.The Cook Hotel and Lod Cook Alumni Center
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The Cook Hotel and Lod Cook Alumni Center is the premiere event space of Louisiana State University, operated by LSU alumni and located along the banks of University Lake. The hotel is home to 10 different event spaces, which total over 12,300 square feet of options for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including indoor and outdoor spaces. Up to 400 guests can be accommodated depending on venue selection. Couples can select from buffet, cocktail reception hors d'oeuvres, or plated dinner catering services, along with in-house bar and champagne toasting services. Full event services are offered by the venue, including setup and cleanup services. After the wedding, the lucky couple can stay at their choice of complimentary rooms and suites within the upscale hotel, which offer lovely amenities like cozy gas-burning fireplaces and romantic whirlpool tubs.
3848 W Lakeshore Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, Phone: 225-383-2665
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The Gatehouse is a lovely all-inclusive wedding venue in Baton Rouge, offering event capacity for up to 125 guests for weddings and receptions. The historic venue showcases design elements such as grand French doors, flowering courtyards, and a wrought-iron gazebo, perfect for couples looking for a venue with Old World ambiance. Indoor and outdoor event spaces are offered for vows and receptions, including a spacious main ballroom with warm wooden floors and classic chandeliers. Outside, couples can enjoy photo opportunities atop the venue's beautiful iron bridge, which overlooks a picturesque cascading waterfall. Full event services including in-house buffet or family-style catering, DJ services, bridal suite use, and personalized wedding cake services from local bakery Gambino's.
13469 S Harrells Ferry Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, Phone: 225-752-2803
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The Guru is one of Baton Rouge's most unique wedding venues, housed within the restored Circa 1857 complex, which was formerly home to a 1920s-era mechanic garage. The warehouse-style venue is a perfect choice for couples looking for a funky, industrial-chic space for weddings and receptions. A main venue space features 15-foot ceilings and large garage doors, decorated with consignment art, comfortable benches, and sacred sculptures. Outdoor covered seating spaces make for great relaxing reception seating, while smaller back rooms offer private entrances, perfect for bridal and catering preparation. Reasonable rental rates are offered for day, night, and weekend weddings, with chairs and tables included in all rental fees.
1857 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, Phone: 225-603-3698
18.The Lyceum Historic Meeting and Events Center
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The Lyceum Historic Meeting and Events Center is downtown Baton Rouge's premiere wedding and reception venue, offering more than 15,000 square feet of elegant event space perfect for any couple's individual wedding vision. The venue is located within the heart of the city's historic Arts and Entertainment District, showcasing splendid 1930s-era decor, including Corinthian columns and Art Deco-inspired architecture. A grand ballroom makes for a perfect space for ceremonies, with a spacious stage offered for musicians and performers. Additional seating is offered on the venue's mezzanine level, seating up to 500 guests in total for events. The venue is LGBTQ friendly and wheelchair-accessible, making it a great choice for diverse wedding events. Hotel space is available at the venue's sister property, Hotel Indigo, including discounted suite rates for honeymooning couples.
124 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, Phone: 225-456-2448
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19.The Stockade Bed and Breakfast
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The Stockade Bed and Breakfast is an historic inn in Baton Rouge, located on the grounds of the city's former Civil War-era Highland Stockade site. The National Register of Historic Places-listed site is a great wedding venue choice for history buffs, showcasing preserved camps and check-in poings constructed by Union troops during the war as part of their advancement to the South's major cities. Couples can book rental time for wedding ceremonies and receptions for intimate groups of 50 or less, including basic wedding planning packages for low-key events. The venue is a popular choice for second weddings for couples looking to renew their vows or enjoy a first formal ceremony together. Packages include options for bridal dressing suites, photoshoots, and elopements, with complimentary guest rooms at the inn offered for all couples on their wedding night.
8860 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, Phone: 225-769-7358
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20.The Tracy Center
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The Tracy Center is a lovely event venue located on the grounds of Baton Rouge's Catholic Life Center, housed within spaces originally utilized for St. Joseph's Cathedral Prep Seminary school and the Guardian Angel School. The lovely event center, which was designed by Bani and Carville Architects and formally dedicated in 2000, is a perfect choice for weddings and receptions of all sizes and configurations. Two wedding chapels make for lovely settings for saying vows, while a ballroom and theater space and spacious courtyards make for amazing spaces for receptions. First-class banquet and catering services are available for all events, including buffet, cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, and plated dinner services.
1800 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, Phone: 225-242-0222
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The Trademark is one of Baton Rouge's premiere historic event spaces, housed within a recently-restored historic building in the city's downtown district that has been returned to its original grandeur. The venue features lovely design elements such as all-wood floors, classic columns, and soaring skylights providing ample natural light throughout ceremony and reception spaces. Up to 350 guests can be seated at the venue, which features a natural color scheme to match every couple's theming and decor elements. Event planning services help couples develop their wedding's unique "trademark" in all aspects, ranging from catering and bar menus to cocktail napkin service and personalized wedding cakes.
326 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, Phone: 985-705-3801
22.WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection
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WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection is a beautiful upscale hotel venue in Baton Rouge's downtown district, located along the banks of the Mississippi River conveniently near top area attractions such as the Louisiana State Capitol and the Shaw Center for the Arts. The historic 1927 Art Deco-style hotel has been completely modernized inside, showcasing more than 1,100 square feet for elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions. Spaces within the hotel for event rentals include the lavish Founders Room and the more casual Depository, along with the Louisiana Purchase Room, which can be utilized for reception banquet seating. Up to 100 guests can be accommodated for all weddings, with onsite catering services offered from the hotel's team of culinary experts. After ceremonies, couples can enjoy a stay at their choice of the hotel's lovely guest rooms and suites, which feature industrial-chic decor and amenities such as flat screen televisions and river views.
150 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, Phone: 225-408-3200
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22 Best Wedding Venues in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- Ashley Manor, Photo: Ashley Manor
- Baton Rouge Marriott, Photo: Baton Rouge Marriott
- Boudreaux's, Photo: Boudreaux's
- Capitol Park Museum and Welcome Center, Photo: Capitol Park Museum and Welcome Center
- Elegant Memories, Photo: Elegant Memories
- Lake House Reception Center, Photo: Lake House Reception Center
- Mount Hope Plantation House, Photo: demy89/stock.adobe.com
- Oak Lodge At Bricksome, Photo: Oak Lodge At Bricksome
- The Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion, Photo: jonbilous/stock.adobe.com
- Parc 73, Photo: Parc 73
- Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel, Photo: Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
- Ruffino's Catering at De La Ronde Hall, Photo: .shock/stock.adobe.com
- The Shaw Center for the Arts, Photo: malkovkosta/stock.adobe.com
- Stage 1 Catering, Photo: Stage 1 Catering
- The Cook Hotel and Lod Cook Alumni Center, Photo: The Cook Hotel and Lod Cook Alumni Center
- The Gatehouse, Photo: The Gatehouse
- The Guru, Photo: The Guru
- The Lyceum Historic Meeting and Events Center, Photo: The Lyceum Historic Meeting and Events Center
- The Stockade Bed and Breakfast, Photo: The Stockade Bed and Breakfast
- The Tracy Center, Photo: The Tracy Center
- The Trademark, Photo: Kraftstudio/stock.adobe.com
- WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection, Photo: WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection
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