Stage 1 has been providing beautiful events for Baton Rouge for over 38 years, and offers an unparalleled atmosphere and service. We provide onsite DJ, catering, linens, coordinator, professional staff and security.
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Covered Outdoors Space
Indoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
Venue Service Offerings
Bar & Drinks, Destination Weddings, Food & Catering, Planning, Rentals & Equipment, Service Staff
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Stage 1 Weddings & Receptions Reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 11/27/2023 by Jenna A
Mrs. Andrea as HERSELF is a 10/10. Her venue, attention to detail, gentle heart, and motherly love has made this venue one I will forever cherish and recommend to everyone we know. She was always there when I needed her or was eager to help in ...
anyway possible. She made my wedding as beautiful as it could be! It’s been over a month and I still get compliments on how amazing everything was. Food was amazing, dancing never stopped, she was attentive in every way possible. Noah and I, TRULY, love her and could never thank her enough for everything.
Reviewed On 4/17/2023 by Kayla B
If I could describe my experience at Stage 1 Weddings & Receptions I would say AMAZING! I had a wonderful experience. This was the best fit for my husband and I because when we met Andrea we feel in love. She was there for us from the beginning...
and even reached out to us after the wedding. The venue is in the perfect place and has wonderful food. You do not have to worry about anything when you arrive or throughout the day. My family is still talking about how wonderful the day was and how efficient everything went. I could not recommend them enough.
Reviewed On 12/29/2022 by Andrea M
Very professional, neat and organized. Food was amazing.
Reviewed On 12/28/2022 by K T
Reviewed On 12/18/2022 by Ashton S
Andrea went above and beyond to make our wedding our dream come true. Everything was perfect, from the gorgeous crystal chandelier in the ball room to the elegant center pieces. Our guests are still raving about the food months later and tellin...
g us how amazing the reception was. Andrea really knows how to make a bride and groom feel special. We can't thank Stage 1 enough for bringing our dream wedding to a reality.
Reviewed On 12/16/2022 by Emily F
Andrea truly made my wedding one for the books! Her ability to walk you through, step by step and help when needed (even on the music choice) was impeccable. Everything was on time and in order. The food was to die for! The cleanliness of the v...
enue was amazing, even down to seeing your own reflection on the tile. Andrea worked with my photographer to help find the best poses and keeping the party in order for the pictures. The rooms set aside for the party, including a special suite for the bride, were apart of a beautiful dream. There is not 1 thing I would change about my wedding and reception, thanks to Stage1 and Andrea. Don’t think too long! Book at Stage1 before your date is gone or unavailable!!!
Thank you Andrea for everything!
Reviewed On 12/16/2022 by Michelle D
The staff were extremely kind and helpful during our reception!
Reviewed On 11/08/2022 by Klaryce H
I am so happy I chose stage 1 as my wedding venue! Andrea made my day amazing. Everything ran smoothly and was beautiful. The months leading up to my date were challenging for me, but she eased away my stress and provided help along with words ...
of encouragement. When she says her main focus is the bride and the groom she means it! And I was extremely appreciative of it. The venue was beautiful, the food was amazing, and everything flowed together. My guest all raved how much they enjoyed themselves and the food. If I could do it all again I would make the same decision. Andrea made sure the day was amazing for my husband and I. She’s an amazing person and even better day of coordinator. It was worth every penny! Thank you Andrea for making our special day so amazing!
Reviewed On 1/28/2022 by Ashley M
Mrs. Andrea did a wonderful job on our special day. The place was beautiful, jaw dropping. I definitely enjoyed everything. I definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 12/29/2021 by Allison N
Andrea was amazing. She followed my dreams and steered me in the right direction for everything.
Reviewed On 12/05/2021 by Chassity H
Mrs. Andrea was an absolute gem for my wedding day!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect thanks to Mrs. Andrea and her beautiful venue! The moment my mother and I visited Stage I for a tour, we knew it was the one for my big day! Mrs. Andrea...
handled every request, was punctual, and had my wedding ceremony flowing so smoothly so my hubby and I could enjoy our day! I had a very large wedding party and Mrs. Andrea kept everyone in order!My family is still talking about how wonderful she was! If you ate looking for a venue to fit your magical day, Stage I is the place to be! I wish I could do it all over again!
Reviewed On 9/05/2021 by Shamar C
Thanks to Andrea and her daughter, they made my wedding day come true. We had such a wonderful time that everyone thought my theme was a wonderland, but that's just how amazing Andrea was to put my ideas together. We still have family and frien...
ds talking about the food, and spacious the venue was to make it seem magical. I definitely will use this venue again , and highly recommend it
Reviewed On 8/12/2021 by Julia O
As a bride, I couldn't have been more confident in my venue. Andrea made sure that I didn't have to worry about anything at my reception. All of my guests were in awe at how beautiful it is at Stage 1!
Reviewed On 5/17/2021 by Marjorie C
As Mother of the Bride, I appreciated how her statement to me that I wouldn’t have to stress about anything became my reality. For a whole year of planning, I did not stress. Andrea was always there to assure me that all would be well. Her plan...
ning was quite strategic and accurate. Her pleasant attitude was always assuring with an extra pop of motivation. She coordinated with me all details and guaranteed they would meet the standard we had set for our occasion. They did. The smooth transition from the wedding ceremony to the reception, in the same space, was a key to getting valued time for the money. Her staff was phenomenal in getting the venue set up. Nothing was missed.
For the last minute changes, thank you. For allowing for decrease in contracted numbers due to COVID, thank you.
I applaud Andrea Rivet-Young and her staff for a job well done. Thank you!!!
Reviewed On 5/15/2021 by Marcie C
My experience with Stage 1 was a complete treasure!!! Andrea was an amazing wedding coordinator who was very professional and polite. She really cares for her clients. She was always communicating with us to make sure we were stress free along ...
the process even during Covid!!!! I can’t thank her enough! Her and her staff did an outstanding job!!! Cool your wedding at Stage 1. You most definitely will NOT be disappointed! 10/10
Reviewed On 5/13/2021 by shaterika w
If you’re looking for a venue, Stage 1 is where you want to go. Stage 1 is THE BEST place to have your wedding or next event! Everything was great- from the food to the djay. Andrea is an AMAZING coordinator and will make sure everything runs s...
moothly on your special day. Also, the venue is absolutely beautiful! If you want a stress free and beautiful day, choose Stage 1 as your venue !!
Reviewed On 5/13/2021 by Katie R
This venue gave me everything I wanted for my wedding. It was very stress free and our coordinator Andrea made sure everything went on time and as planned. It seems like a lot of money but they include everything except the flowers, cake and of...
course your attire. I didn’t have to worry about a thing which is just what you want planning a wedding. Stage 1 takes a lot off of your back to make sure you have a wonderful experience. The food was amazing. I got compliments on the food the most. The staff was very attentive and super nice. The bridal suite was cozy and warm and my husband loved the grooms room. Table arrangements were very elegant and have a lot to choose from. Very pretty table runners with a lot of colors to match yours. My family really appreciated that we didn’t have to set up or clean up a thing. Just the whole event if made to what the bride and groom want. I’m very glad we chose Stage 1 for our wedding venue.
Reviewed On 3/28/2021 by Morgan P
Hands down will always recommend Stage 1 for any party needs! Andrea is such a light and definitely the energy you want putting together your event! She was always there when I had a question regarding my wedding and of course there were TONS w...
ith Covid. The best decision My husband and I made was choosing Stage 1!
Reviewed On 11/01/2020 by Rachel C
Wow, I can’t say enough good things about Stage 1! I am so incredibly happy we chose this venue for our wedding reception. From start to finish, Andrea was just a joy to work with. We had chosen our date long before Covid was an issue, and w...
e did not want to change dates. Andrea did everything possible to accommodate us and make our guests feel safe. When looking at venues, one of Stage 1’s biggest selling points for us was the huge dance floor, and we were especially glad to have that extra space when social distancing mandates came into play. Even while following COVID protocols, she truly helped us have the most normal reception possible! She literally took care of everything so that the reception flowed smoothly. We always had a drink in hand and a plate of food ready for us at our table! The food was outstanding, and all of our guests are still commenting on how good the food was and that it was the best wedding reception they’d ever been to! We were thankful that Andrea packed up the remaining food which we ate later that night once we arrived to our hotel. She even included a honeymoon basket full of goodies and thoughtful touches! We appreciated her willingness to incorporate various cultural traditions into our reception that helped to make it the perfect day! Andrea truly does offer an all-inclusive venue where everything is included and taken care of, which left me more time to focus on planning the other details of my wedding. Thank you, Andrea, from the bottom of our hearts for helping to make our wedding day absolutely perfect!!!
Reviewed On 10/22/2020 by Rebecca S
We got married during Covid 19. Before the pandemic we had 150-200 people coming to the wedding and then half of the list did not want to come out of fear. Ms. Andrea worked with us to help take away my stress and was flexible in this unprecede...
nted time! During the reception here she always made sure we had food and drinks for us. The food was DELICIOUS and decorations were beautiful. The dj, food, decorations, were included with the venue which made things so easy to plan. Everything was perfect and we had such a fun and memorable night!
Reviewed On 8/17/2020 by Jennifer M
My wedding was PERFECT! Every detail was in the hands of Andrea. I trusted her from day one when she painted the picture I was looking for. Everything was better than I could have imagined. I didn’t have to worry about a single thing and we wer...
e able to enjoy our wedding day to its fullest! I had so many compliments on food, music, and organization. Even during a pandemic, this place made us have the most memorable wedding ever!
Reviewed On 7/18/2020 by Natasha W
We just had our wedding this past weekend and Stage 1 is the best venue ever! Mrs. Andrea is extremely accommodating and pays close attention to every detail. The food was amazing as well! I would definitely recommend to anyone!
Reviewed On 6/24/2020 by Travis R
Beautiful floors, great lighting, and awesome food
Reviewed On 1/18/2020 by Aubree H
Andrea made sure that our day was everything that we could ask for. From our meetings before the wedding to decorations and coordinating the entire night she was amazing! Thank you Andrea for all that you do! And in the end you gain a wonderful...
Reviewed On 1/18/2020 by Kayla D
Ms. Andrea really outdid herself. She listened and paid attention to every detail I asked for. She allowed for the transition of the reception to go very smoothly. It was worth every penny spent. I did not have to worry about anything and we go...
t to enjoy our special day. I highly recommend Stage One for your wedding venue!
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Jenron E
Everything about this venue is phenomenal. We had our daughter reception there and had the opportunity to meet one of the most sweetest person you could ever ask for, Mrs. Andrea. She made our entire year of planning so so stress free, she alwa...
ys kept us calm when I thought I was losing it. My daughter reception was everything she and her fiance dreamed of, very professional in every area of the reception, Mrs. Andrea was so compassionate and caring at all times and her entire staff, very friendly. Thank you so so much for a stress free reception, we loved everything, the decor, the food and most of all Mrs. Andrea. I'm just sorry I have no more children to marry. I would highly highly recommend Stage 1 for your weddings or any other occasions.
Thanks Mrs. Andrea
Mrs. J. Emery
Reviewed On 10/27/2019 by Ashley G
Andrea must have been born for weddings. The food, the venue, staff, and atmosphere is everything you need to make your day special! She’s sure to make sure you enjoy yourself and relieves all of the pressure of what could go wrong. I’m so than...
kful that I was able to have my wedding at Stage 1 and I wouldn’t advise anyone to go any place else!
Reviewed On 9/10/2019 by Brianna L
My husband and I had the absolute, most amazing, beautiful, and perfect wedding day! This experience was made possible by many people, especially Ms. Andrea. She made sure our reception flowed smoothly and the exact way we had wished and hoped ...
for! Ms. Andrea made great suggestions for the order of events such as when to take photos, when to perform dances, and reminding us to take in the moment and have fun! Her experience with special occasions is evident and a huge reassurance on such a big and special day! Ms. Andrea made sure all of our many guests were attended to and happy. However, she was especially concerned with my husband and I, she made sure we were beyond satisfied the whole evening. She even allowed us to spend an afternoon practicing our first dance in the ballroom a few days prior to the wedding! We could not have fathomed a better venue to celebrate the most important day of our relationship thus far together! Thank you Stage One and Ms. Andrea!! We loved every moment and will cherish them forever!!
Reviewed On 9/08/2019 by Sami M
Andrea was very thorough and professional through the planning process. Everything was perfect the day of the wedding! The food was amazing and the reception flowed so smoothly.
Reviewed On 8/22/2019 by Hanna D
Andrea made sure everything runs smoothly all the way up to your big day so there is no stress on you! Everyone loved the food and the basket she makes at the end is amazing! I couldn’t have had a more beautiful wedding!
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Sheena' M
Stage One was amazing!! Love it!!
Reviewed On 10/21/2018 by Trisha B
Andrea is the best!!!!! My wedding was absolutely perfect! The place is gorgeous! She works hard to make sure everyone is comfortable and taken care of! My new husband and I couldn’t be happier that we chose the perfect venue!
Reviewed On 10/12/2018 by Natesia B
Andrea and her staff was so amazing!!! Everything exceeded my expectations, from the decorations, food and music. Her staff was just as friendly and professional as she was. I was treated like a queen by Andrea and her staff. I gave her my visi...
on and she brought it to life. I made the best choice ever choosing Stage 1 to host my big day!
Reviewed On 9/29/2018 by Kaitlyn J
My experience with Stage One was 5 out of 5 stars. Not only did Andrea, the wedding coordinator, make me feel like a princess, she made my husband feel like royalty as well. She went above and beyond to make sure our wedding experience was perf...
ect. The decor, food, service, and staff were everything I could ever ask for. I highly recommend anyone to have their event at Stage One. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 9/27/2018 by Denitra F
Andrea didn't miss a beat! She took care of any and every detail there was. She was VERY helpful with my bridal shoot, setting out favors, very organized and paid attention to detail.
EVERYONE loved the food and drinks. The staff was very fri...
endly, fast and efficient. Not to mention, Andrea gave us a BIG send off with a basket FULL of goodies.
If you are looking to have the wedding you desire that comes with all the bells and whistles Stage 1 is the spot. All you do is show up!!
Reviewed On 9/08/2018 by Tonette H
Mrs. Andrea is awesome! The venue is beautiful and spacious. This was the best choice I made for my wedding reception. Book here or you will regret it!
Reviewed On 9/07/2018 by Hali L
Mrs. Andrea along with her awesome staff made my wedding reception one to remember!! From the little details to the big decisions Mrs. Andrea was there every step of that way helping and giving ideas that made making decisions so easy! She made...
sure that our reception was exactly what we could ever want and image! I would highly recommend using Stage 1! She brought together every idea and thought I had and made it look like a million dollars! With ever visit I had with Mrs. Andrea she always made me feel like family and had fresh cookies and scones waiting for me when I came to see her!
Stage 1 truly does it all and you would be crazy if you did not have your event there!
Reviewed On 6/13/2018 by Kara T
Andrea was the best. Always so helpful. She made my day run smoothly and without any hitches!! And all I heard from my guests were how amazing the food was!!
Reviewed On 2/08/2018 by Kristin G
As the new Mrs. Randall Garcia, Andrea and the Stage 1 staff did an amazing job in making my wedding reception flawless. I had such a great time and was not stressed because Stage 1 took care of everything. I would definitely recommend this ven...
ue for any occasion.
Reviewed On 1/07/2018 by Daniell R
Andrea is the absolute best! I literally didn't have to do 1 thing. She made sure everything started on time and that I was able to enjoy EVERY second of the wedding and reception.
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Eileen S
The venue was beautiful and spacious. The food was delicious. Andrea Young, the owner, took care of every detail, so all we had to do was enjoy the reception. That was the best part. Andrea made sure everything went smoothly. It was wonderful!
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Paul N
Stage 1 wad the best choice for my wedding reception! Andrea Young was the easiest, most thorough, and genuine coordinator I could have dreamt of having! Everyone Told me my reception was perfect! My special day was extra free of stress with ...
Stage 1 handling everything!
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Kristen N
Stage 1 was the best choice for my wedding reception! Andrea Young was the easiest, most thorough, and genuine coordinator I could have dreamt of having! She always helped me remember the little things. My special day was extra free of stress w...
ith Stage 1 handling everything!
Reviewed On 10/15/2017 by Chrystal W
Everything was smooth and flowed wonderfully. The staff was professional and the food was delicious. We had an absolutely wonderful time at our wedding. Everything is inclusive so you get the best value for your money. Once your event is over, ...
they actually send all of the food home with you. No one does it better! We made a great choice in selecting this venue for our special day.
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Kayla A
Stage 1 was perfect Mrs. Andrea was the best . It was beautiful
Reviewed On 10/11/2017 by Johnette W
My wedding on 10/08/2017 Stage 1 did an extra exceptional job with our wedding. In spite of hurricane Nate possibility hitting on the same date and around the time of our wedding Ms. Andrea and her staff were awesome. Everything was organized ,...
clean, set up beautifully. The food was delicious all across the board. As a Bride I didn’t have to worry about anything Ms. Andrea made sure the groom and I were taken care of from every angle. The basket she sent us away with was right on time after all the pictures and greeting my husband and I did. I’m considering having my daughters graduation party there in a few months.
Reviewed On 6/29/2017 by Heather T
Andrea is AMAZING!!! She told me that myself and my mom would never have to lift a finger during the wedding and she was right! She had everything set up beautifully before I arrived! She helped corral all of my family and bridal party for pict...
ures. Brought us some of everything to eat. And it was delicious!! My glass was never empty and neither was my husband's. And at the end of the night, our car and my mother's car was packed with food, decorations and our gifts! I would recommend her to everyone!!
Reviewed On 6/14/2017 by Ashlie W
I recently had my ceremony and reception at Stage 1. Andrea was amazing!! I was at ease knowing she was running the show. Stage 1 is a beautiful, all inclusive venue. My guests loved the food!
Reviewed On 1/13/2017 by Mindy B
I am completely stunned about how amazing smoothly everything went! Mrs.Andrea made sure that my wedding was everything I ever dreamed of! She helped me finding the perfect music for your wedding! She definitely treated me as I was family. I fe...
lt so special on my wedding. As they would bring drink and food to me! When I needed another drink they already had one coming out for me! I've gotten so any complement on how beautiful and how amazing the food was! If I ever had to choose this place again I so would! All the friends that are engaged that came said they definitely want to have their wedding at Stage 1! I can just keep going on about everything of my special marriage here! If you want a stress free wedding this is definitely the place to have it!!! Also a very great price with everything included in the price! I can't thank Mrs.Andrea enough for everything she did to make sure I had my dream wedding! If your looking for a beautiful place with great food, price, and someone to help guide you in all the direction to have your dream wedding come true this is defiantly the place! 1/7/17 Will be a night I will never forget!
Reviewed On 11/01/2016 by Nelis R
The experience we had with stage one was wonderful if I describe the service and help that Andreas and her staff provide I wouldn't have in off space to write it all I can said is that Andrea did an awesome job coordinating our wedding the fo...
od was delicious love it. I really recommend stage one for any party or wedding reception :)
Reviewed On 10/28/2016 by Kelley R
I loved loved loved everything about Stage 1. When I first spoke with Andrea she made sure that I knew that if I went along with their reception hall I wouldn't regret it. She was so helpful and made sure I was stress free by making sure I knew...
what to expect. The things offered at Stage 1 can't be found anyplace else. From the beautiful reception hall, wonderful staff, delicious food and overall experience it is unlike any other place. Getting married at Stage 1 was the best decision I made!!!
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Knottief1b657ad89b1d45d
My husband and I could not have found a better place to have our wedding/reception! Andrea was super nice, attentive to our needs and made everything so easy and stress free. The staff there were very attentive and the room where our ceremony a...
nd reception were held was decorated perfect. The food for the reception was excellent, we could not have asked for anything better. Our guests were impressed by the quality and professionalism of the venue and staff. I would definitely recommend this venue. Stage 1 made our wedding day very personal, special and memorable.
Thank you Andrea and the Stage 1 staff for making our day 'our day!'
Brian and Erica Gordon
Reviewed On 10/12/2016 by Marquita L
Andrea and her crew was awesome. They ensure you are completely satisfied and well taken care of.
Reviewed On 10/11/2016 by Seraphy S
It's a blessing to have my wedding reception at Stage 1. Originally, my reception was at another place, but due to flooding, I had to change my wedding and reception places. And thank God that Stage 1 did have availability for the time when I w...
ould like my reception to be. To be more thankful, Andrea is such an organized, energetic, thoughtful, sweet and professional coordinator. She has been easing me to be free from stress, and what she has done did help me to release from stress. Basically, I only needed to let Andrea know what I want, and she has finished it beautifully. After the reception, my guests told me the food was very good! And even the wine Andrea gave my husband and me is delicious. So, in short, Andrea and Stage 1 are highly highly recommended for any event!
Reviewed On 7/23/2016 by keionnia m
I would like to take the time out to express my deepest appreciation to everyone at Stage 1. When I first walked in stage 1 the feeling that I felt, and the humble spirit Andrea showed, I knew right then that my wedding would be there. Through ...
my wedding planning journey I was able to visit several places, but not a person I met made me feel as comfortable as Andrea did. My wedding day was truly a dream come true. I didn't have to worry about anything because I knew if there was a problem Andrea would take care of it. The building was beautiful, the food was spectacular, the service was by far the best I have experienced. We are a little over 2 months into our marriage and our guest are still raving about how beautiful our wedding was. The food was even delicious the following day at our gift opening party. There are no words that I can say to express how thankful I am to have come across Andrea, and for all she has done for me during this process. If anyone would like pure professionalism, great service and a carefree wedding day, please take the time out and visit Stage 1. I gained a friend when I met Andrea. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding..
Thank you sooooo Much Stage 1
Reviewed On 7/03/2016 by Lauren B
Stage1 made our night perfect! They handled everything, and I had a wonderful night. Andrea coordinated everything from drop off times to picture taking. The food was amazingly delicious. The DJ was perfect. All of my friends and family told me...
it was the best wedding they had been to especially the food. I had a wonderful night knowing everything was being handled without worries. I would certainly reccommend Stage1 to anyone for weddings or large events.
Reviewed On 6/07/2016 by Jaime S
I couldn't have asked for a better wedding and reception!!! Everything was perfect! Stage 1 made our special day everything we wanted and more. I'm so glad we chose this venue. The staff was wonderful and they took great care of us. Andrea was...
our coordinator and she was always available leading up to our wedding to address any questions or concerns. She was there to help calm me down and reassure me when I was stressed. And she was just as excited as we were, if not more, about our big day. I love her!!! She made sure we were happy and enjoyed our day. Thank you so much!!!!
Reviewed On 2/11/2016 by Shavon S
From the moment I walked in for a viewing, I knew this would be the place where I would get married. The place is immaculate! I'm a very picky person, and I pay attention to EVERY SINGLE DETAIL the ballroom floors are shiny, the walls are clea...
n, the bathroom is clean, the Entire place is clean. That means a lot to someone like me. This venue takes away the headache of trying to find different vendors as everything is inclusive: The DJ, food, venue, etc. The day of the wedding Andrea never left my side. She catered to my every need, and made me feel at ease. She reassured me everything was going to be ok, despite the horrible weather that took place that day. The food was great, the guests had a vast variety to choose from. She sent my husband and I away with a nice basket full of goodies and a nice bottle of wine. I can go on and on because I'm long winded, LOL. If you're looking for a one stop shop, Stage1 is definitely the place.
Reviewed On 12/02/2015 by Knottie1449097395
Andrea and her team were the absolute best from start to finish. We called Andrea a few minutes before closing and asked if it would be possible for us to drop by and see her venue. She graciously agreed!!! We were completely amazed by her ge...
nerosity, kindness, support, and the sheer beauty and elegance of Stage 1. Andrea made us feel right at home and went above and beyond to make my daughter and fiancee's wedding reception and overall experience with her team the most rewarding and beautiful event. Family members and friends alike are, months later, still complimenting us on the elegance of Stage 1 and how savory and delicious the food was and in abundance. Everyone says they have never experience a wedding reception such as the one Andrea and her team presented in honor of my daughter Tatiyana Curry and her husband, Warren Brown. Andrea allowed my daughter to contact her with any questions, concerns, or just for support. Andrea clearly understood the challenges of putting on a wedding and reception of excellence, and the challenges that come with doing so. Whenever we dropped by her office, we always chatted over delicious food prepared by Andrea, and often times went home with a box of fresh baked goods. My family and I are eternally grateful to Andrea and her team for making this occasion stress free and wonderfully amazing!!! Several of our family members and friends are planning to host their daughters' wedding receptions at Stage 1 because of the beautiful experience they had at my daughter and son-in-law's wedding reception at Stage 1. We had an over abundance of food and drinks (plenty of trays of food to take home and feed our guests for a few days). The decorations were elegant and the facility was gorgeous and emaculate. The chandelier stands out. My family and I wholeheartedly strongly recommend Andrea and her team at Stage 1 to all brides and grooms, and their parents!!! Andrea and her team will make your experience stress free and beautiful! Andrea, we could never thank you and your team enough! Truly enjoyed and loved meeting your dad and chatting with him. We know where your wonderfulness comes from!
The Curry Family
Reviewed On 11/08/2015 by Mary Anne W
Stage 1 was absolutely amazing. Andrea made me feel like family. She really took the time to make sure that everything went smoothly, everything that I wanted to include was arranged, sent emails to help me remember stuff, and was just all arou...
nd enjoyable. I highly recommend this venue! Everyone kept talking about how beautiful the place was and how great the food was as well. :-)
Reviewed On 10/31/2015 by Kedra A
Stage 1 made my wedding day the best day of my life. Andrea made planning my reception a stress free experience.
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Amber L
When looking for an indoor venue in the heat of the Louisiana summer and NOT in the downtown area. This venue was all that it needed to be. The staff was able to take away all of my worries and concerns, they work with you on any ideas you ma...
y have to make your dream come true. Before the wedding I made 30 wine bottle center pieces and Mrs. Andrea let me drop them off at the venue days before so that was one thing checked off my list. If there are certain beer or alcohol that you and your guest prefer it is no big deal to change that one the menu. THE food was amazing along with our chocolate fountain which our guests truly enjoyed to.
The package also includes so many things, Set up, clean up, table linens, chair covers, wait staff, cake cutting, even includes a DJ. I loved my night and it was so stress-free. Andrea was basically my own wedding planner keeping track of the time in order to get everything accomplished for the night. After the night was over as I went back to my hotel as husband and wife, we got "to go plates" where we finally got to sit and enjoy the rest of our food together, it couldn't have been more perfect
Reviewed On 10/13/2015 by Ashley R
Andrea and her family did a wonderful job on my wedding day! Guest are still raving about the food and how beautiful the venue was! If your looking for somewhere that does it all for a reasonable price, this is it! Everyone was saying how calm ...
of a bride I am and it's because I didn't have to worry or stress about anything!
Reviewed On 1/24/2015 by Jamie B
We had our wedding at Stage 1 in December 2014. It was AWESOME to say the least. It was everything (and more) that we could have imagined our wedding day would be like. I had heard horror stories of brides who said that something will always go...
wrong on your wedding day. With Andrea and the Stage 1 staff.....this did not happen! Andrea was so organized and made sure that every wish and want that we had on our "list" happened smoothly and efficiently. I am a planner and like for things to be organized, so when we went in for our first meeting and found out that Andrea was the same way, it was a definite YES that we had to have our wedding at Stage 1. I highly recommend Stage 1 to any bride out there who wishes for her wedding day to be perfect and flawless!
Reviewed On 10/27/2014 by Tiffini A
I am so happy that I chose Stage 1 for my wedding day! Everyone there was so professional. They went the extra mile to be kind and helpful throughout my planning! The venue had the perfect decor and lighting that I was looking for. The food was...
delicious. I especially appreciated the take home basket with food and champagne for our first night as Mr. and Mrs. Thank you to all Stage 1 staff for giving me the wedding of my dreams!!!
Reviewed On 10/14/2014 by Knottie25414562
mrs.andria is by far the most professional..considerate and caring wedding coordinator that i have ever had the honor of meeting!!her commitment to my bride and myself was well beyound that of the average coordinator..she actualy took our weddi...
ng and made it into a real live fairytale event!!the staff at stage 1 provided a stress free atmosphere which was absaloutly phenominal!!!ms.andrea went above and beyound by offering ideas and instituting some of her own which ultimatly thrilled and delighted myself..my wife as well as all guest who were avalible!..the dj played an assortment of music which kept the guest entertained throughout the ceremony..the stafff was curtious and exstremely helpfull in serving the guest and cleaning afterwaeds!!stage1 is the ultimate in weddings and nobody..as far as we are concerned even comes close ...i,ve exsperienced the most joyous event in my life without one single thing going wrong and i will forever be one of her most out spoken supporters..stage1..where weddings are done right ..the first time around..see you in 10 years..for our 10 year anniversary..would,nt dream of having it any where else!!!!!!!and as an after thought...we didn,t pay enough for the cervice that we recieved..it truly was a fairytale come true..thanks to mrs.andrea and her stage1 staff!!
Reviewed On 9/13/2014 by Thu T
We were very pleased with our wedding at Stage One. Mrs. Andrea went above and beyond to make sure our big day was extra special. We highly recommend to anyone who is looking for elegance and memories of a lifetime to choose Stage One!!
Reviewed On 9/09/2014 by Knottie04367245
For the amount of money we spent, I was very disappointed in the service we received. In the initial appointment, we were told how accommodating they were. How they cater to the bride, groom and parents. However, they were difficult to deal ...
with. Did not want us to incorporate our colors. Nor would they make any concessions to help with the decor we brought. Very rude to several of us. Even controlled the photographer. Rushed us through pictures. Never once checked on me. I would never recommend them or any of their other businesses. They treat you one way to get you in and completely change once they have you. They also booked two weddings that day. So we literally had 1 and a 1/2 hours to decorate and do rehearsal. They paid someone to tie on their white chair sashes. But would not tie the wedding color ones on because I did not rent them from them. So we had to take all the white ones off and tie on 200 of ours during that hour too. So therefore I did not get to spend any time with my son or daughter-n-law before the wedding. I did not even see them toast them or the cake cutting. So much for being accommodating. And pampering us moms. Highly disappointed!!!!
Reviewed On 9/09/2014 by Courtney S
Stage One did an absolutely amazing job on our reception. We got married at our church and drove there right after and everything was set up and ready to go. Andrea was on top of everything and made sure that timing was on point. The food was a...
bsolutely amazing. Our guests were extremely satisfied. This venue is perfect because it is all inclusive. The DJ, Food, Wedding Coordinator, Decorations, Set up, Clean up, Security, and so much more. It was absolutely the best option and the most cost efficient.
Reviewed On 9/03/2014 by Knottie51795870
My husband and I had an amazing experience with Andrea and the staff at Stage-1! She was very professional, friendly, and personable to me and my family! Her assistant who DJ our wedding did so good mixing in our music with theirs making the we...
dding fun for everyone. The assistant also made me feel very comfortable as I waited to come down the stairs to my intro song! :) The night flowed perfectly and I am still getting comments about how beautiful the wedding was! The bartenders and servers were so nice to everyone. I wish I could relive it over and over! Thank you so much Andrea and Stage-1 staff!
Reviewed On 7/19/2014 by Nicole R
Stage-1 was a FANTASTIC location for our wedding reception. Andrea and her crew were great to work with while planning and on the day of. The venue was classy and fun, the food was excellent, and the whole facility was well-maintained with tons...
of paved parking for our guests. Everything was fun and stress-free.
Reviewed On 7/02/2014 by Whitney M
Hey Beautiful Brides-to-Be!
Picking a venue is such a huge decision and in a city the size of Baton Rouge, it can be a little daunting. I'm always skeptical of reviews because you never know who is posting them, but I just wanted to share my ...
honest thoughts from our experience with Stage 1 Weddings and Receptions in May 2014...I hope that you find the perfect place for you (and hopefully hearing about our experience might help you decide!).
First of all, Andrea (wedding coordinator, lifesaver, wonderful human being...) is absolutely one of the biggest draws to the venue! She made our day become a priceless memory that I know we will treasure forever. She handled every detail, helped me make decisions, respected my opinions completely, and ensured that my husband and I had fun at the reception! She made everything flow perfectly, didn't allow me to stress over anything, and was a wealth of knowledge on making everything work out in the best possible way. I am definitely a Type-A control freak, yet felt completely at ease with her insight and professional experience, which allowed me to not worry in the least. I trusted it would be perfect, and my expectations were exceeded. You know someone truly cares when you receive an email the night before with pictures to give you an exciting glimpse of your personal decor! On top of all of those wonderful things, working with Andrea was like working with someone you had known your whole life and someone who always has your best interest at heart. That factor was really to me in that the person I worked with would share a huge part in our wedding day memories.
Second of all, the food was phenomenal. Every few days someone tells me how much they loved our reception and how impressive and yummy the food was! There was also plenty for our guests to be completely satisfied. Despite being fixed delicious looking plates, we didn't eat at the reception (besides the traditional bite of cake!) but our take-home basket was filled with the delicious treats and was enough to feed us for the rest of the weekend for sure!
I decided to create my own centerpieces (I had a certain idea I always wanted) and so once I completed them, I dropped them off. The Stage 1 staff ensured that they were assembled and perfect when we arrived for our reception. That was a huge blessing and was exactly as I imagined.
Also, I thought the DJ did a great job. The music was fun, yet not crazy! She handled everything all on her own (no input from me) and I was not disappointed in the least!
Lastly, I adored the venue for how gorgeous it is. The breathtaking chandelier in the ballroom, the covered chairs, the grand piano, granite counter buffet, entrance, patio, and the timeless wooden staircase were special details that I loved. Perhaps my favorite part though is the fact that the ballroom maintains that soft evening glow all the time. We had a 1pm reception and you never would have known! It adds even more class to the already classy venue, in my opinion!
Clearly, I would recommend choosing Stage 1 to anyone who asks. I didn't exaggerate on how much we (and everyone who came) loved the reception! We honestly were blessed beyond belief to find Andrea and the venue. I couldn't imagine having had our reception anywhere else.
Blessings and goodluck in choosing a venue!
Reviewed On 6/08/2014 by Sonia D
Mrs. Andrea and Cassie did an excellent job in making my wedding day perfect! I was sold from the minute I looked at the venue. Mrs. Andrea is very detailed-oriented, making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Cassie has a great, upbe...
at attitude and a lovely personality. My wedding was absolutely perfect at Stage 1!
Reviewed On 6/06/2014 by Tiffany F
We truly enjoyed ourselves! We allowed our family to experience pure elegance, in which many are not accustomed to. They loved the venue and the food. Andrea goes above and beyond for her bride, which I admire about her!!!
Reviewed On 4/16/2014 by Latasha L
We had our wedding and reception at Stage 1 and words can't begin to explain the prestige service that was offered by staff at Stage 1. the venue is amazing and very spacious. The venue is also very elegant. My wedding planner/coordinator/owner...
made our wedding a dream come true. From the first day we started planning to the very last second of us leaving the facility it was absolutely amazing. The food was amazing and was always hot and in abundant. The venue was always cool, we danced all night and did not break a sweat!!!!! Any gathering in the future, this is definitely my chosen venue. Thank You Stage 1 for making our day a NIGHT TO REMEMBER!! Mr. and Mrs. Chad Ivy (March 15, 2014)
Reviewed On 10/10/2013 by Raisha S
When my husband first stepped in the place he said, "this is it". He was amazed about it. They made sure everything was in place and I didn't have to worry about anything. Stage 1 was awesome to work with. I arrived late, my cd didn't work of ...
the music that I gave them and some how they turned that hazard to a miracle. The DJ brought all the songs I requested that they didn't have and even though I was late everything still went as planned. Everyone told me how professional and nice the venue was. They were professional through all circumstance and I appreciate their patience with me and my family.
Thank you Stage 1
Reviewed On 10/04/2013 by sugarplum1
I have never had such great service.It was truly a day to remember.Stage 1 pampered my wedding party and all of my guest.They showed everyone the true meaning of a fairy tail wedding. I've been married for a year now and all of my guest are sti...
ll talking about how great everything was. Stage 1 took care of everything.They packed all my gifts and extra food in the car. Andrea is the best at what she does. She was so sweet and caring and truly took all the worry off of my shoulders. She even packed my husband and i a cute little get away basket for later on our honeymoon . So if you want a wedding to remember ,please call Stage 1.. where your dream can become a true reality.
Reviewed On 10/02/2013 by sherie641
Stage 1 was the perfect place to have my wedding. The place is amazing, and Christi was fantastic everything was elegant and chic. Christi so much to make my day very special and I really appreciated it. Originally we had no plans for a cash ba...
r, but Christi gave it to us at no additional charge. Again she was amazing. I give Stage 1 five stars, and definitely recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding, because Christi will make your special day to remember for a life time.
Reviewed On 9/26/2013 by asbrack
I had my wedding here and it was absolutely beautiful!! Food was delicious! Music selection was perfect! Could not have asked for a more helpful Coordinator! I was complemented by all my guest on how beautiful everything was. It is a very elega...
nt place with perfect lighting for the photographer to capture all those special moments that will last a lifetime. If I had to do my wedding all over again I would definitely stick with Stage One as my venue.
Reviewed On 9/25/2013 by mary r
Our experience with Stage 1 was great!!! They did everything we mentioned in our meetings. Extremely organized!! My Husband and I were catered to the whole night of our wedding!! We felt like royalty. Pricing is great to they take care of every...
thing; beautiful venue, great tasting food, specialty drinks and alcohol. Everything was perfect!!! I definitely would recommend any and everyone here for sure!!
Thanks Andrea for everything you have done!!!!!
Reviewed On 9/24/2013 by Brittany S
I had my wedding reception at Stage One. All I can say as I look back on the planning and the actual reception is "WOW!" From the moment I went in to talk to Andrea and to view the building I felt welcomed and at home. She was nothing but helpf...
ul and encouraging to me as I was very unorganized. She even helped me plan out the wedding ceremony, even though my wedding was not being held at Stage One. Andrea helped me plan out every detail for my reception and made sure we were not missing anything. She also made sure everything was the way I have always dreamt of. On the wedding day, everything went more perfect than I ever could have imagined. Everything was organized and BEAUTIFUL! I am still, three months later, getting compliments on how beautiful and amazing my reception was.
Thank you to Andrea for everything. I could not have picked a better person to work with or a better place to have my reception. I recommend Stage One to anyone looking to have a great wedding or reception.
Reviewed On 8/20/2013 by Ra'Quel S
Our wedding reception was held at Stage 1 Catering. We selected Stage 1 because I wanted a "turn key" ready all inclusive venue that was not only beautiful but could handle all of my wedding needs. Ms. Andrea did an amazing job in helping to ...
bring my "dream" wedding to fruition from beginning to end! She helped me to work through the details of décor for the venue, music, set up and layout of everything. When me and my husband arrived at Stage 1 for the reception - we were both amazed at how beautiful the venue looked with the décor, lighting, placement of ice sculpture, pictures, cakes, flowers, rose petals and the many candles! The food was absolutely delicious and a real treat especially for my family/friends that came from out of town. I thoroughly appreciated the timeliness of the various events that took place during the wedding reception and the overall professionalism and friendliness of the staff at Stage 1 with our guests. As a detailed and organized "bride" working with Ms. Andrea, was great and I would definitely recommend other brides looking to have their dream wedding come to fruition to consider Stage 1 as their wedding or reception venue! I promise you will not be disappointed! I'm glad that we chose to celebrate our special day there with our friends and family! -Ra'Quel Tate
Reviewed On 8/12/2013 by Rachelle K
Stage One provided a wonderful and special experience for the guests, my husband, and I. We had nothing to worry about during the reception because Andrea coordinated everything perfectly.
The decorations and table centerpieces were beautif...
ul and was very elegant with all the candles in the room.
The food was great as well, and the DJ provided with the venue was so much fun!
I would highly recommend Stage One for any wedding reception!
Reviewed On 8/09/2013 by Ashley R
From the moment I went to check out the venue up until I said "I Do" Mrs. Andrea and the Stage 1 staff treated me with the utmost respect and like I was their only customer! They are genuinely nice and really helped in making my day special and...
one to remember!! I highly recommend Stage 1 to any bride that's getting married, and they can get my business any day. The food was great, the facility was immaculate and every thing was perfect and went beyond any fantasy I ever had of my wedding day. If you are considering getting married and/or having your reception at Stage 1, do it!! I guarantee you you won't be disappointed!!
Reviewed On 8/09/2013 by marla q
Mrs. Andrea and her staff was wonderful! Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and the food was awesome. I recommend Stage 1 to anyone who is planning a wedding. You will be greeted with warmth and professionalism.
Reviewed On 8/06/2013 by Kelly T
Stage One greeted us on our first visit with a smile and open arms. We weren't happy with our original reception hall and we felt so much better after just one visit to Stage One. We booked right away and haven't regretted it for a second. They...
asked In detail exactly how I wanted my reception to look and they granted each and every wish. The room was set up by them and looked fabulous! We were given a going away basket at the end of the night which included cake, fruit, cheese, pasta, dips, sandwiches, etc. The bride and groom and our families were taken care of all night. We were brought food and drinks. No standing in line for us! If you are thinking of renting a "cheap" hall , decorating it yourself and hiring an outside caterer like I thought, please please think again! Stage One does all this for you at the same cost if not cheaper. No stress, no worries! Just good times with your family and friends! I highly recommend Stage One to anyone looking to have a nice event in a beautiful, spacious reception hall!
Reviewed On 1/05/2013 by Emilye E
The place is beautiful and I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. All the included extras made things easy and less expensive. The problem with the place is the woman that runs it. Very overbearing and over opinionated. Very difficult ...
to deal with her!
Reviewed On 7/21/2011 by LaTrice W
this review is for stage one, catering. the facility is beautiful, the staff was spectacular, and the food tasted great as well. andrea (the wedding coordinator) is a great help, but she does get a little snippy courteously. the one thing that ...
i suggest to any and everyone have your own counter at the door, she has her counters but i have found out that there are a large amount of people who have outrageous overages at the end of their event. so to make sure you are getting what you paid for count your OWN people.
Stage 1 has been providing beautiful events for Baton Rouge for 35 years, and offers an unparalleled atmosphere and service. We provide onsite DJ, catering, linens, coordinator, professional staff and security.
Starting Cost: $$ – Affordable