13 Best Baton Rouge Wedding Venues

There are so many beautiful venues in Baton Rouge. You don't have to travel far to find some of the best mansions, large farms, rustic barns, historic buildings, and opulent government facilities. I've found that the best time of year to get married is in the spring and fall. Although all of these venues are beautiful year round, you should definitely consider the weather for you and your guests. If you happen to see an event venue that’s missing that you think should be on this list, you can message me at info@deeolmstead.com. The venue pricing listed is just a starting point. For a custom quote it's best to contact the venue itself.
*In no particular order.

Indoor wedding venues and Pricing

1. Hilton Baton Rouge -  $10,000

This historic baton rouge hotel has been renovated and restored to its original beauty and is now a premier wedding venue. 

2. The Orangerie - $6,000

440-acre site with botanic gardens, 5 miles of paths & an open-air history museum of rural life not far from Louisiana State University.

3. Ashley Manor - $7,000

A rustic barn ceremony site with a modern reception and event space.

Outdoor Wedding Venues And Pricing

4. White Oak Estate - $8,000

Located on 22 beautifully landscaped acres, White Oak Estate and Gardens is the perfect setting and has full service catering.

5. Nottoway Plantation - $10,000

The massive white columns and grand balconies of this enormous mansion stand guard over the Mississippi river with oak-draped lawns. 

6. Houmas House - $26,000

A historic mansion with one of the most stunning lawns in Louisiana and lush gardens perfect for your special day.

7. Oak Alley - $21,000

Named for its distinguishing visual feature, an alley created by a double row of southern live oak trees about 800 feet long, planted in the early 18th century.

8. Old Governor's Mansion - $6,000

Built under the governorship of the famous Huey P. Long in 1930, served as the official residence to nine Louisiana governors. It makes for a great reception space.

9. River Terrace - $2,500

A 125,000 square foot performing art venue, fine arts museum, and education center.

Affordable Wedding Venues And Pricing

10. Park 73 - $6,750

Fashioned after an old barn on 5 acres of lush greenery. 

11. The Lake House - $6,225

A mansion wedding venue tucked away into eight acres of lush forested landscape. 

12. Forrest Grove - $6,600

This classic venue has a great open floor plan with a ballroom and lots of natural light that will create the perfect environment for a grand wedding.

13. The Gatehouse - $6,000

Full service wedding venue that provides that special southern hospitality.

Hotels For Getting Ready

Watermark Hotel

A luxury hotel with historic architecture and contemporary vibe on the riverfront. 

Renaissance Hotel

A luxury destination in Baton Rouge with beautiful decor. 

Hilton Baton Rouge

Upscale rooms with Mississippi River views.

L'Auberge Hotel Suites

Large suites with great views. Close to lots of dining options and accommodations, shows and events as well. 

Stockade Bed and Breakfast

Southern elegance and spacious rooms. This hotel sits on the grounds of the former Civil War Highland Stockade site. 

Questions To Ask Wedding Venues

1. How far in advance do I need to book my wedding?
2. Which dates are available?
3. Could I hold both the ceremony and reception here?
4. What happens if it’s raining? Is there a backup plan for inclement weather?
5. Which outdoor spaces and gardens do we have use of?
6. What’s the rental fee for the venue?
7. Do rates differ depending on the day or season?
8. Does the rental fee include service charges?
9. How much is the deposit?
10. When do I need to pay the deposit and balance?
11. What’s your date change or cancellation policy?
12. Is hire of the venue exclusive? Will other events take place there at the same time?
13. Can we set up the evening before?
14. What time can we arrive on the day-of to set up?

Here’s the thing: your wedding only happens once and it goes my so fast. Don't leave it to chance.

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How much Does A Wedding In Baton rouge Cost?

The average cost of a wedding in Baton Rouge is around $22,562.  

Where do people get married in Baton Rouge?

Most people get married in nearby cities such as St.Francisville and places along the river.

Is Baton Rouge A gOOD pLACE TO geT mARRIED?

Baton Rouge is a great place to get married.  It's Louisiana's capitol city and there's lots to do.

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Dee is a published and award-winning New Orleans wedding photographer. She has photographed hundreds of couples from New Orleans to Baton Rouge and beyond.

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