These 14 Louisiana Wedding Venues Are All About Southern Sophistication

Whether you're hoping for a bayou bash or French Quarter affair, check out 14 of the most memorable wedding venues across Louisiana.
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Lauren Levy
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Lauren Levy
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren writes articles for The Knot Worldwide on a range of topics from Real Weddings and personal essays to registry and fashion.
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Updated Dec 21, 2023

Despite what some might realize, New Orleans isn't the only part of Louisiana that has wow-worthy wedding venues. Whether you're interested in a destination wedding or are planning to be near family and friends, wedding venues in Louisiana are definitely worth checking out. And the best part is that engaged couples aren't confined to traditional country clubs or ballrooms. Instead, Louisiana is home to a range of unique event spaces that offer couples everything from outdoor ceremonies under magnolia trees to grand bashes at historic sites and rooftop terraces. From Cajun-inspired celebrations in the French Quarter to a contemporary visual and performing arts center in Lafayette, you and your partner have endless options when it comes time to plan your Louisiana wedding. But to help get you started, we did the heavy lifting and narrowed down some of the best venues that will have you swooning in the South. From the Big Easy to the bayou, these are 14 unforgettable wedding venues in Louisiana worth of your big day.

White Oak Estate and Gardens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Whether you're envisioning a grand indoor wedding or are hoping to celebrate your big day outdoors, White Oak Estate and Gardens has event spaces for both options. Located on 22 acres of lush gardens just 20 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, this grand estate has an impressive ballroom with black and white marble floors and multiple crystal chandeliers. For outdoor weddings, there's also an New Orleans style courtyard complete with a covered pavilion and a charming courtyard area with open-hearth fireplaces.

The White Magnolia in Kentwood, Louisiana

This wedding venue in Louisiana isn't your typical banquet hall, instead it's a 110 acre working Quarter horse and commercial cattle farm 30 minutes outside of Hammond. The vintage meets modern barn sits atop a hill that overlooks magnolia trees and the expansive land. In addition to the polished barn with vaulted ceilings, pine floors, and reclaimed brick fireplace, the event venue also has 10 cottages for the newlyweds and bridal party or guests to stay. Plus, located just six miles away is the Magnolia Manor, which was originally built in 1868, ideal for rehearsal dinners, elopements, and showers.

Parc 73 Reception Venue in Prairieville, Louisiana

Host an outdoor wedding ceremony with a majestic oak tree as your backdrop before enjoying the rest of your wedding day at this all-inclusive venue. Parc 73 is located on five acres of greenery and features a charming veranda as well as booth indoor and outdoor space for wedding events with up to 600 guests. With reception hall's in-house catering, there's a range of wedding packages from crawfish boils to seated dinners.

The River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown Baton Rouge, this one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Louisiana will have you swooning on your special day. Located on the fourth floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, this event space has both a glass-enclosed room as well as an impressive outdoor terrace and gives couples the option for all-inclusive packages or to bring in their own caterers and vendors during the wedding planning process.

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Silver Lake Ballroom in Shreveport, Louisiana

Industrial-style wedding venues are so popular right now, and for good reason. The flexible space can be decorated to fit your wedding vision—and the Silver Lake Ballroom in Shreveport offers that minimalist vibe. There are several event spaces to choose from, including the sophisticated Ballroom, the rustic Heritage Room, the expansive Warehouse and the outdoor Landing. The Art Deco space, first built in 1931, wins raves from couples for its accommodating staff and convenient location. Says one recent bride: "The Silver Lake Ballroom was the most magical place for us to host the wedding reception of our dreams!"

Degas House Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana

If you've always dreamed of hosting a backyard wedding, but don't want all the stress that comes with it, the Degas House Museum offers all the charm and hospitality of an at-home wedding without the headache! Exchange vows in the French Quarter courtyard with twinkle lights overhead, followed by a reception for up to 300 in the Victorian parlors. On-site catering is available at this historic Louisiana wedding venue, and couples praise the delicious food.

Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard in New Orleans, Louisiana

Not only does Broussard's Restaurant offer the food and event spaces for a lavish wedding reception but also it gives couples access to a breathtaking large courtyard for a stunning garden wedding ceremony. This classic 19th century restaurant won't just wow guests with its upscale creole cuisine but also with its second romantic courtyard for a southern charm reception as well as elegant interior spaces for an indoor-outdoor celebration for up to 350 in the French Quarter.

Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana

If being surrounded by nature is the goal for your dream Louisiana wedding venue, look no further than the Audubon Nature Insitute, which offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. Say "I do" in the Oak Grove in Audubon Park, followed by a reception inside the Clubhouse (capacity: 200). For larger weddings, the Audubon Zoo offers several event spaces, including the Audubon Tea Room, which has room for up to 750 guests.

The Gatehouse in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Exchange vows under a romantic gazebo complete with chandelier at this garden wedding venue in Baton Rouge. From the lush greenery and courtyard to the formal banquet hall, this spot was made from special events. The Gatehouse offers also offers a backdrop of charming waterfalls and bridge for dream wedding photos and two wedding packages for a range in pricing and services.

Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana

For those looking for a Louisiana wedding venue that offers southern charm with a contemporary twist, this visual and performing arts centerin downtown Lafayette is a must see. The Atrium and Café Seating area offers couples an open space with marble floors and grand staircase staircase while the ArtHouse space has more 1,300 square feet with high ceilings for a memorable special day with an urban feel.

Palmettos on The Bayou in Slidell, Louisiana

Palmettos waterfront restaurant is a classic Louisiana wedding venue with a 5,000 square-foot deck for up to that overlooks Bayou Bonfouca and lush greenery. Whether you host a cajun jazz brunch or a formal wedding for up to 500 guests to enjoy, your big day on the Bayou will feature a memorable Creole menu and event space to match.

Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville, Louisiana

Although this banquet hall is located in Mandeville, it expertly brings the French Quarter's spirit to anyone who walks in. With an impressive caterer included in their comprehensive packages, your guests can feast on Cajun-style cuisine while celebrating in the intimate courtyard or ballroom bash.

Louisiana Castle in Franklinton, Louisiana

This replica of an English Norman Keep castle located in Franklinton offers a range of all-inclusive wedding packages from micro weddings to affairs for up to 350 guests. After getting ready in the Juliet Suite, which is on the top floor of the castle, host an outdoor ceremony with this grand castle, ravine, and gardens as your backdrop. From there, invite guests to enjoy the Throne Room, Ballroom, or 2800 square foot covered pavilion. Louisiana Castle's overnight guests can even treat themselves to a screened in whirlpool spa with area that overlooks the lush grounds.

The Chicory in New Orleans, Louisiana

For those hoping to find an industrial-chic reception venue in New Orleans with a modern-meets-bayou feel for their wedding day, The Chicory won't disappoint. Originally built as a coffee warehouse in 1852, it has since been transformed into an event venue with more than 20,000 square feet of space complete with exposed brick walls, beams and gas lanterns in Nola's Warehouse District/Arts District.

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