Looking for a Baton Rouge wedding venue? Maybe a venue in Southeast Louisiana? Below you’ll find a guide to 27 Baton Rouge and New Orleans area wedding venues.

Ashley Manor Baton Rouge wedding venue barn


Looking for a Baton Rouge wedding venue? Maybe a venue in Southeast Louisiana? Below you’ll find a guide to 27 Baton Rouge and New Orleans area wedding venues.

Louisiana also has just about everything you’re looking for in a wedding venue. There are 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 list 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. These 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 venue pages on my website with more in-depth information as well as links to weddings I have photographed at that venue. I’m currently working on adding 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.

Forrest Grove Plantation Denham Springs
Forrest Grove Plantation

Estate Wedding Venues

VenueLocationApproximate PriceCapacityWebsite
Lake HouseBaton Rouge$35.50-$56.50 per guest + ceremony fee350LINK
The Old Governor’s MansionBaton Rouge$3000-$5000 for evening and weekend weddings; Sunday event are $1500 for 50 guests and an additional $500 for each 50 additional guests450LINK
White Oak Estate and GardensBaton Rouge$30-$75 per guest + ceremony and reception fees300+LINK
Forrest Grove PlantationDenham Springs$38-$42 per guestunder 300LINK
NottowayWhite Castle$90-130 per guest~500LINK
Southern OaksNew Orleans$14,850 starting + ceremony fee400LINK
The Barn at TH Farm wedding venue
The Barn at TH Farms

Barn and Rustic Wedding Venues

VenueLocationApproximate PriceCapacityWebsite
Parc 73Prairieville$40-$50 per guest + ceremony fee500-600LINK
The Berry BarnAmite300+LINK
The Barn at TH FarmsIndependenceLINK
The ChicoryNew Orleans400LINK
The Oaks Wedding & Event CenterPonchatoula325LINK
The Sadie Jane

Garden & Golf Course Wedding Venues

Garden & Golf Course Wedding VenuesLocationApproximate PriceCapacityWebsite
LSU AgCenter Botanic GardensBaton Rouge$600-$5000250+LINK
The GatehouseBaton Rouge150LINK
The Sadie JaneSlidell300+LINK
Oak Lodge Wedding Venue
Oak Lodge
Stage 1 wedding venue
Stage 1

Indoor & Courtyard Wedding Venues

Indoor & Courtyard Wedding VenuesLocationApproximate PriceCapacityWebsite
The Lyceum Historic Meeting & Events CenterBaton Rouge600LINK
Oak LodgeBaton Rouge$40-50 per guest + ceremony fee500+LINK
Stage 1Baton Rouge300+LINK
The River Terrace @ The Shaw CenterBaton Rouge400 cocktail style; 300 sit down dinnerLINK
La Maison de BellaPrairieville400LINK
Il MercatoNew Orleans300+LINK
Rosy’s Jazz HallNew Orleans$56-68 per guest $1k-3500 venue fee (may be waived depending on guest count) + ceremony fee200-300LINK
The Maison Dupuy Hotel & CourtyardNew Orleans200LINK
Champagne PalaceNew Orleans300+LINK

Ashley Manor Barn
Ashley Manor – Barn Ceremony Location

Variety Ceremony Locations

Multiple Ceremony Location TypesLocationApproximate PriceCapacityTypeWEBSITE
Ashley ManorBaton Rouge$37.50-$42.50 per guest300+Barn + Garden GazeboLINK
Oak AlleyVacherie$50-$110 per guest125Barn + Garden GazeboLINK
Houma’s House Estate and GardensDarrow300+Estate + Garden; has a variety of ceremony and reception locationsLINK
Feliciana Reception Center at the BluffsSt. Francisville150Chapel + Golf CourseLINK

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. 

  • Estate Wedding Venues
  • Barn + Rustic Venues
  • Garden + Golf Course Wedding Venues
  • Indoor + Courtyard Wedding Venues
  • Variety Ceremony Locations

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 to 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 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 others 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

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

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. Others 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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