The Best Baton Rouge Engagement Session Locations​

(New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana are engagement session locations too!)

Looking for a Baton Rouge wedding venue? Maybe a venue in Southeast Louisiana?

A guide to 25 Baton Rouge and New Orleans area wedding venues.

Louisiana also has just about everything you’re looking for in a wedding venue. There’s rustic barns, beautiful estates, lush gardens, and gorgeous courtyards to choose from. Whatever vibe you want for your wedding Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the surrounding areas have it.

Below is a lost of the best wedding venues in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the surrounding areas, along with information on their location, price, and capacity. I included the price if it was available to give a general idea of how much you should expect to spend for that particular venue. There’s aren’t hard and fast numbers and are dependent on the options you choose for your event. It’s always best to contact the venue itself to get a custom quote. All the names of the venues are links to either links to venue pages on my website or directly to their website. I’m currently working on added more venue pages so those links will be added as they become available.

I hope you find this guide helpful as you navigate through the wedding planning process. Please let me know if there’s any info to improve this guide or if you’d like to see a venue added.

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Estate Wedding Venues

Forrest Grove Plantation wedding venue
Forrest Grove Plantation
The Barn at TH Farms

Barn and Rustic Wedding Venues

Garden + Golf Course Wedding Venues

The Gatehouse Baton Rouge Wedding ceremony location
The Gatehouse
Oak Lodge Wedding Venue
Oak Lodge
Stage 1 wedding venue
Stage 1

Indoor & Courtyard Wedding Venues

Variety Ceremony Locations

Ashley Manor wedding venue
Ashley Manor – Barn Ceremony Location

Baton Rouge Wedding Venue Map

All the venues I listed above have been put in this map. The legend below shows the type of venue. 

Questions to ask when choosing a wedding venue​

What dates are available in the month I’m considering?

While in other parts of the country summer is the time to get married, in southern Louisiana the most popular time to get married is fall and spring. That’s when the weather is great for outdoor weddings. If you have your heart set on an venue, especially for a fall or spring wedding, then they may not have your date available. It’s always great to have a list of alternate dates if you’re flexible.

Can I bring in my own vendors and are there any requirements for outside vendors?

Some venues will only allow you to use their in house or preferred vendors. If you have your heart set on a specific photographer, caterer, or other vendor make sure they’re allowed to work in that venue. Also, some venues require outside vendors to have specific documentation ex. liability insurance. Be sure to take note of these requirements make sure your outside vendor can provide the necessary documentation.

How many people can this location accommodate?

All venues have a maximum capacity. If you’re having a large wedding it’s best to get the number of the guests they can accommodate so you don’t fall in love with a venue that’s doesn’t accommodate a large wedding. 

What’s your weather contingency (backup) plan for outdoor spaces?

If you can count on anything when it comes to Louisiana weather, it’s that it can change at the drop of a hat. Especially where rain is concerned. Make sure you know what the plan in case of bad weather and that you’re ok with that plan. 

Can I have my ceremony here, too? Is there an additional cost?

While most venues in the area allow you to have your ceremony at their location, some have additional fees while other’s include the ceremony in their fee. There are even some venues that will waive their fee if you have a certain number of guests. 

How many hours does the rental fee include, and is there an overtime fee if I stay longer? We really like to party

Most venues cover about 3-ish hours in their rental fee for a reception. Ceremonies usually add on 30 minutes to that your time. If you’re wanting a longer reception to party the night away, ask for their fees to add time to your event.

Are there any restrictions?

Dreaming of a sparkler exit? Want your guests to throw confetti as you exit your reception? Really want your dream vendor for your wedding? Different venues have different rules as to what they’ll allow. Make sure you’re aware of those restrictions so you aren’t surprised down the road.

Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations?

Some venues will allow you to add extra touches to the decor to really make it your own. Other would rather you use the options they provide. If you have a particular aesthetic for your wedding and want to include your own decor, be sure you know what’s allowed.

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