Couples in the Acadiana region of the state of Louisiana, or even those from other areas who just love the area, are sure to find the perfect wedding venue in and around Lafayette, Louisiana for a truly unforgettable wedding celebration. While many may think that they made need to head to New Orleans for a world-class event venue, there are actually quite a number of unique and exceptional venues for events in South Louisiana, ranging from art galleries and quaint historic homes to spacious reception halls and private clubs to rustic barns and historic buildings with an interesting history.
1.Abacus Banquets & Receptions
© Abacus Banquets & Receptions
The Abacus specializes in banquets and receptions and captures the grandeur and essence of the classic architecture of the 1940’s. Embellished, renovated, and restored with all of the modern conveniences of today, the Lafayette event venue provides everything needed for making special events memorable, no matter what the size. The Abacus is able to accommodate hundreds of guests for events, with space for up to 350 for cocktail party-style receptions. The second floor of the venue offers space for the bridal party to use or for additional seating for guests. There is also plenty of on-site parking available.
530 West Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, Phone: 337-232-5300
2.Acadiana Center for the Arts
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The Acadiana Center for the Arts offers several different spaces for events in the middle of downtown Lafayette. With its professional event staff and services, along with world-class architecture, the venue is able to host a variety of different events, including weddings of nearly any size. The Atrium and Cafe area at the Acadiana Center for the Arts is an open, stunning space with a glass front, grand staircase, and marble floors, providing a picturesque space for wedding receptions. The James Devin Moncus Theater is ideal for larger weddings, with space for up to 300 seated guests, or 500 for standing receptions.
101 W. Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501, Phone: 337-233-7060
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The Cafe' Vermilionville is able to be rented out for many different events, including rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. With space both outside and indoors, the cafe offers a historic and quaint atmosphere for memorable events. The Cafe' Vermilionville is able to accommodate up to four hundred people for cocktail-style receptions, or up to one hundred guests for seated dinner wedding receptions, within a flexible and one-of-a-kind space that consists of multiple room. The venue specializes in turn-key events, providing the staffing, the alcohol, and the food. The cafe can also assist with selecting other vendors, like rentals and florists.
1304 West Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, Phone: 337-237-0100
4.Cajun Mansion Event Venue
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The Cajun Mansion strives to be an event venue that specializes in “being special,” hosting events that are filled with excitement and fun and made unique by the venue’s Southern hospitality. Lavish floral accents and beautiful visuals help to create a picturesque setting for an unforgettable wedding day. There is a large event area outdoors at the Cajun Mansion as well, featuring a pool, covered verandah lounge, and signature landscaping. The Cajun Mansion event venue is able to accommodate up to three hundred and fifty guests for weddings and other special events, and provides a professional staff and vendor team.
4304 Decon Rd, Youngsville, LA 70592, Phone: 337-223-4722
5.Cajundome Convention Center
The Cajundome Convention Center boasts more than seventy-two thousand square feet of event space across two levels. With the massive amount of space and a professional and experienced event team to handle every little detail, the venue is easily able to accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions of any size, from 50 to more than 2,000. The Cajundome Convention Center’s open floor plan provides a blank canvas for couples to personalize as they wish, allowing for more personal touches and choice of a variety of reception styles, such as passed hors d’oeurves or a seated, more formal dinner reception.
444 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506, Phone: 337-265-2104
6.City Club at River Ranch
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The City Club at River Ranch is one of the premier wedding venues in the city of Lafayette. This beautifully decorated venue features plenty of unique options for event spaces for hosting wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and other special occasions. Two different outdoor spaces are available for wedding ceremonies at the City Club at River Ranch: the Townsquare and the Courtyard. As for wedding receptions, couples can choose between either 1100 or the Fleur De Lis Ballroom. Customized reception menus with a variety of options are offered at River Ranch through The Grill and Bar.
1100 Camellia Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70508, Phone: 337-216-6558
7.Cypress Grove Wedding Venue
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The Cypress Grove Wedding Venue is housed inside of the historical cypress building from the early 1890’s, offering couples in the Lafayette area a rustic or vintage setting for their wedding day. Both outdoor and indoor options for event spaces are available at Cypress Grove, including a wrap-around covered porch that can be used as a backup space in case of inclement weather. The front area of the Cypress building will make guests feel like they’ve stepped back in time with its original counters that work well for reception serving lines. The back of the store open out to a spacious hall.
150 Seale Ln, Eunice, LA 70535, Phone: 337-304-1727
8.Esprit de Coeur
The Esprit de Coeur venue is one of the premier event venues in Lafayette, Louisiana, situated behind Parc International in the downtown area. Constructed in 1890, the venue is also one of the city’s first bed-and-breakfast homes. This historic setting of the large “Southern Home” offers an idyllic atmosphere for wedding receptions, parties, and other special gatherings and events. The bridal party has exclusive use of lavish suites upstairs, and there is also a honeymoon suite for the newlyweds. The professional staff at the Esprit de Coeur make sure every detail is carefully planned and thoughtfully executed.
402 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501, Phone: 337-962-5215
9.Evangeline Shrine Club Banquet Hall
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The Evangeline Shrine Club Banquet Hall in the city of Lafayette, Louisiana is able to comfortably accommodate a maximum of two hundred and fifty people for a variety of different special events, such as weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties, graduation parties, reunions, and much more. In addition to the spacious banquet hall space for receptions, which totals approximately 4,500 square feet, the venue also contains a playground and a patio that can be rented out as well. The Evangeline Shrine Club Banquet Hall boasts a convenient central location and allows for outside catering for events held at the facility.
328 Guilbeau Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506, Phone: 337-984-3640
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10.Feed & Seed Lafayette
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The Feed and Seed Lafayette could be called “a modern Cajun shack” and is perhaps the most authentic rustic venue for weddings and other events in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, a place where rustic charm meets modern convenience. The iconic feed store of Lafayette has been outfitted and modernized to become an ideal Cajun wedding venue for small, intimate wedding celebrations. The venue acts as a blank canvas, allowing couples to personalize the space for their wedding ceremony and/or wedding reception. Bentwood chairs and rustic farm tables fill the space or can be cleared for more space for dancing.
106 North Grant St, Lafayette, LA 70501, Phone: 337-330-4860
11.Glory Court, Reception & Banquet Hall
The Glory Court, Reception and Banquet Hall is a place where couples can bring the vision of their dream wedding to life. The picturesque space for wedding receptions aims to offer everything couples need to create an unforgettable event that both they and their guests will remember for the rest of their lives. First opened in 2000, the Glory Court, Reception and Banquet Hall is popular full-service event venue that can handle all of the details of the wedding planning process, from flower arrangements to customized menus and everything in between. The venue also has connections and services for special requests.
1413 W Willow St, Lafayette, LA 70506, Phone: 337-319-0225
12.LARC's Acadian Village
LARC's Acadian Village provides a true Southern Louisiana cultural experience blended with rustic views that provides a memorable setting for a wedding celebration. The New Hope Chapel is a replica of an Acadian-style chapel from the 1850’s located in the heart of Acadian Village, offering an idyllic destination for a couple to exchange their vows in front of friends and family. Guests can stroll through the venue’s scenic grounds, taking in the property’s natural beauty between the ceremony and the wedding reception. The spacious Pavilion allows for barn-style receptions, boasting a romantic and elegant setting for an unforgettable wedding.
200 Greenleaf Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506, Phone: 337-981-2364
13.Le Pavillon at Parc Lafayette
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Le Pavillon at Parc Lafayette is one of the city’s premier reception venues, popular for corporate events, weddings, and other special events. There are three different elegant venues for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions, all with a grand French-style design. The two smaller, more intimate event spaces are perfect for ceremonies or small receptions, while the Grand Ballroom is excellent for large wedding celebrations, offering enough space for as many as six hundred guests and featuring a unique elegance, European ambiance, and stunning chandeliers. For outdoor weddings, there is also the Parc Lafayette Colonnade, which is considered a “photographer’s dream.”
1913 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508, Phone: 337-371-1076
© Madison Hall
Madison Hall is a unique and stunning wedding venue that is considered by many to be one of Acadiana’s best kept secrets. Couples can dance their first dance out on the longleaf pine 1930’s dance floor, toast beneath the twinkling chandelier and 35-foot ceilings, and make a grand exit across the picturesque courtyard. The classic features of The Madison have been restored, as well as modern amenities incorporated, such as high tech capabilities, wrought iron features, and granite accents. Couples have the chance to create a stylish and stunning setting for their wedding day, with space for up to 250 seated guests.
406 E Madison St, Broussard, LA 70518, Phone: 337-988-7474
15.Magnolia Court Reception Hall
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The Magnolia Court Reception Hall boasts that it’s the area’s only reception halls that allows people to bring in their own beverages and food. The venue features an indoor event space with a full kitchen, chairs, tables, a dance floor, ballroom, bridal dressing room, and a stage, along with a pergola, outdoor deck, and a walkway to the gardens and gazebo. Couples can also choose to rent the Honeymoon whirlpool cottage. The Magnolia Court Reception Hall is able to accommodate up to 350 guests for weddings and other special events. There is also free parking available on site.
811 E Gloria Switch Rd, Lafayette, LA 70507, Phone: 337-264-9616
16.Oakbourne Country Club
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The Oakbourne Country Club offers an amazing country club setting for wedding events in Lafayette, Louisiana. Established back in 1955, the country club is one of the area’s oldest member-owned private clubs, as well as the home course for Jay and Lionel Hebert, well-known Ryder Cup Players and PGA Champions. The Oakbourne Country Club offers facilities for couples and their wedding guests to use for wedding celebration as well. After the wedding ceremony, the golf course grounds provide a great backdrop for lifelong memories and wedding photos, made up of meticulously maintained landscaping, large trees, and lush greenery.
3700 East Simcoe, Lafayette, LA 70501, Phone: 337-235-6426
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17.Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
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The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum provides a distinctive venue for weddings and other special events in Lafayette, Louisiana. There are several different event spaces available, such as the Great Lawn, the Cypress Room, and the Town Building. The lawn is perfect for larger weddings since it’s able to accommodate for hundreds of guests, along with a backdrop of both modern and classic architecture and an illuminated water wall. The University Art Museum’s Cypress Room provides a cozier setting with a fireplace and built-in bookcases. The first floor of the Town Building is able to host events with 75 to 100 guests.
710 East St. Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503, Phone: 337-482-1368
18.Petroleum Club of Lafayette
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The Petroleum Club of Lafayette is a Louisiana event venue specializing in providing delicious food and an inviting environment for weddings. The wedding venue offers a feeling of elegance from a bygone era to the wedding day, with vintage decor, chandeliers, and mahogany wood details that create an air of timelessness and tradition. There fifteen configurable rooms available for events at the club, offering more than 44,000 square feet of event space for couples to choose from for their big day at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette. The venue also boasts an award-winning culinary team and a full-service bar.
111 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503, Phone: 337-232-2582
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19.The Mulberry Tree of Lafayette
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The Mulberry Tree of Lafayette is an ideal event venue for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, bridal showers, and other special occasions and events. Keeping a theme of old-fashioned charm that The Mulberry Tree is known for, event rentals include glassware, vintage china, and fabric table linens. The venue strives to offer an entertaining style that’s nostalgic and charming, but also consistent with the eco-friendly efforts of today. Much of the linens, decorative pieces, and place settings are repurposed or vintage and carefully chosen to provide a unique experience. The venue will also set up all of the decorations and clean up.
211 Guilbeau Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506, Phone: 337-453-6584
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20.The Palmetto Club
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The Palmetto Club, formerly known as A’La Carte, is one of the most popular event venues in Lafayette, Louisiana, and has been for several decades. Boasting more than five thousand square feet in space, there is plenty of room for events both small and large. The renovated and beautifully appointed venue is able to accommodate between 100 and 300 guests for events, with room for up to 200 for seated receptions or up to 300 for standing events. Several room configurations are possible for the Palmetto Club ballroom and annex, allowing the space to be as spacious or intimate as needed.
301 Heymann Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503, Phone: 377-534-4701
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21.The Victorian Plantation
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The Victorian Plantation was built back in 1911 and is part of the National Historic Register, as well as Acadiana’s largest Victorian house. The home is made up of galleries and rooms across two floors, totaling around a space of 7,500 square feet. The house also has a very spacious rear deck that provides guests with panoramic views of the historic live oaks and surrounding gardens. Couples can choose to hold their wedding either indoors in the Victorian Plantation’s house or outdoors on the expansive lawn, which offers space for up to four hundred guests for wedding ceremonies.
302 East Main St, Broussard, LA 70518, Phone: 337-839-0360
22.Tim & Tia’s
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Tim and Tia’s in the bustling city of Lafayette, Louisiana is a popular dessert and wine bar that also specializes in providing a space for all types of private events, including wedding receptions, engagement parties, bridal showers, family reunions, business meetings, holiday parties, birthday parties, and more. The event space at Tim and Tia’s is able to host events both small and large, with space for accommodating up to one hundred and fifty guests any day of the week, both during the day and in the evening. The staff at the venue are also always ready to help with anything needed.
201 Setters Trace, Lafayette, LA 70503, Phone: 337-406-9630
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Vermilionville in the middle of the city of Lafayette is a folklife park and living history museum with nineteen attractions that is committed to the preservation and representation of the culture of the Creole, Native American, and Acadian cultures between the years of 1765 and 1890. Vermilionville spans across twenty-three acres on the Bayou Vermilion and offers a captivating and charming destination for hosting wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. A quaint, climate-controlled building is able to accommodate a maximum of 350 guests for events. For smaller weddings, La Cuisine de Maman can hold up to seventy-five people for receptions.
300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508, Phone: 337-233-4077
© Warehouse 535
The Warehouse 535 is nestled away from bustling downtown Lafayette, Louisiana in the city’s Freetown neighborhood, offering a singular event backdrop for weddings and other special events. The venue is great for couples who are looking for a space they can personalize to be unique to their event. The more than seventy-five years old Warehouse 535 is a unique blend of elegant and rustic decor, providing a unique and welcoming Southern Louisiana wedding venue. Situated within the venue is a fully stocked, cozy bar known as the Rhum Room. The venue also features an experienced staff to help with all the details.
535 Garfield St. Lafayette, LA 70501, Phone: 337-534-4507
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24 Best Wedding Venues in Lafayette, Louisiana
- Abacus Banquets & Receptions, Photo: Abacus Banquets & Receptions
- Acadiana Center for the Arts, Photo: Acadiana Center for the Arts
- Cafe' Vermilionville, Photo: Cafe' Vermilionville
- Cajun Mansion Event Venue, Photo: Cajun Mansion Event Venue
- Cajundome Convention Center, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- City Club at River Ranch, Photo: City Club at River Ranch
- Cypress Grove Wedding Venue, Photo: Cypress Grove Wedding Venue
- Esprit de Coeur, Photo: OceanProd/stock.adobe.com
- Evangeline Shrine Club Banquet Hall, Photo: Evangeline Shrine Club Banquet Hall
- Feed & Seed Lafayette, Photo: Feed & Seed Lafayette
- Glory Court, Reception & Banquet Hall, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- LARC's Acadian Village, Photo: fotovika/stock.adobe.com
- Le Pavillon at Parc Lafayette, Photo: Le Pavillon at Parc Lafayette
- Madison Hall, Photo: Madison Hall
- Magnolia Court Reception Hall, Photo: Yura Yarema/stock.adobe.com
- Oakbourne Country Club, Photo: Oakbourne Country Club
- Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Photo: Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
- Petroleum Club of Lafayette, Photo: Petroleum Club of Lafayette
- The Mulberry Tree of Lafayette, Photo: The Mulberry Tree of Lafayette
- The Palmetto Club, Photo: The Palmetto Club
- The Victorian Plantation, Photo: The Victorian Plantation
- Tim & Tia’s, Photo: Tim & Tia’s
- Vermilionville, Photo: Vermilionville
- Warehouse 535, Photo: Warehouse 535
- Cover Photo: kavastudio/stock.adobe.com