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Our Favorite Venues of Louisiana for 2018

Randi Fracassi

Y'all know where's here to celebrate and have a good time, but we're also here to show off our favorite venues for 2018 and 2019 weddings and events. Without further ado, let's sho off these neat places! 

James Grace House


With Antebellum details for days outside of Plaquemine, this home and its grounds are the perfect setting for simple, no fuss weddings with guest lists of any size. A Poppy Lane favorite for sure! You can get more information here

The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum


If you're seeking an intimate, courtyard, and definite New Orleans feel, look no further than the Pharmacy Museum. With minimal lagniappe needed to fit your tastes and style, this venue can hold it's own -- just bring the party! For more info about renting it for your wedding, click here

The Lake at Oak Hill

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In Ethel, Louisiana, this quaint building overlooks a lake and gives brides and grooms the ability to build their dream wedding as they desire. Add some candles, two people in love, and a group of folks wanting to celebrate, and I would say the space is darn near perfect. You can find out more information about their rates and availability here

Marigny Opera House


Tall ceilings, curved arches, and elegant columns make the perfect backdrop for a New Orleans wedding. the Marigny Opera House is located but several blocks away from the Quarter for the most epic of after parties. You can find more info here

The Dixie Gin


Located just outside of Shreveport in Dixie, Louisiana, the Dixie Gin is a wonderful mix of warehouse and barn, providing a perfect backdrop to either have a fully glam event or a more relaxed and boho vibe. We love all the possibilities! You can check it out here.

Race + Religious


A combination of quaint, detail filled building on the corner of Race and Religious Streets in New Orleans, this venue personifies the architecture and ambiance of everything New Orleans. Definitely a favorite for sure! You can find out more here

Capitol Park Museum


Sleek, modern, and a blank slate for creating ambiance in Downtown Baton Rouge, the Capitol Park Museum has spectacular views of the Louisiana State Capitol and will be sure to keep your guests talking about your wedding for years to come! You can find out more here.

The White Magnolia

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Brick, exposed beams, and lots of natural light, this South Louisiana barn sits on a working horse farm, and runs like clockwork. Need I say more? Find more details right here.

The LSU Steele Burden Botanical Gardens


Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, the LSU Botanical Gardens (in specifics, the Orangerie and Rose Garden) are an oasis among the hustle and bustle of the city. With the iron chandeliers and ability to customize the layout however you desire, the venue is a perfect place to create a setting to exchange your vows, and then turn the party up! Check it out here

Sainte Terre

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Located north of Shreveport and Bossier City, Sainte Terre would be the wedding venue equivalent of Joanna Gaines. Shiplap, a mix of rustic and modern details, this venue is surely something out of a dream. For more info, click here!


Y'all, we hope you enjoyed our list of venues! Do you have a favorite to add? Where any of these shockers to you? We'd love to know and get your input! We have so many that we love and love to share, but only so many can make the list! 

Happy planning,


Hidden Gems of the Red Stick: Baton Rouge Wedding Venues

Randi Fracassi

It's no secret that I love Baton Rouge -- the people, the culture, the way there's a mix of traditional values and traditions with modern ideas and design. The way residents of the city approach gatherings are set apart from the state because of this eclectic combination, and has created some of the most striking and beautiful wedding venues. That being said, there are quite a few popular and go to spaces that people adore, but among the charming paths of MidCity and down Old River Road, we have some of the most quaint and special hidden gems of venues that will leave lasting impressions on your guests for years to come. 

The James Grace House

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Found in the midst of cane fields, the James Grace House is a classic Antebellum home with sprawling acres of meadows and oak trees, and offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for weddings and events. With a bridal suite and restrooms on site and the availability of tables and chairs, the James Grace house has taken every detail into consideration of what an event could need or want. The property owners are kind and relaxed, and the ease of which they work with your clients make you feel like family. 

For more information about the James Grace House, you can click here. 

Cane Land Distilling Company

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With minimalist design being combined with rustic detail, Cane Land Distilling on the edge of Downtown along the Mississippi River is the perfect setting for a more modern couple. The neutral decor that allows you to get creative with colors and design elements, as well as the views into the taproom and the actual distillery, both work in the favor of this space in making it ideal for a wedding or large party. 

More information about events at Cane Land Distilling can be found here

Lucky Plantation 


Lucky Plantation is a short drive down Old River Road, where you can fly by the sugar cane fields and Mississippi River and pull into the quaint drive of the home. Sporting a lush garden and fountain as well as oak and magnolia trees over the property, Lucky Plantation is ideal for smaller and more intimate weddings seeking classic Southern Charm. The property has indoor options as well (perfect for a Rain Plan) that matches the look and feel of the rest of the home with floor-to-ceiling shutter doors and 1860's details. 

More information about Lucky Plantation can be found here

The Trademark on Third


Located in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge, the Trademark on Third is a newly renovated space in neutral tones and flooded with natural lighting, and is right above the Driftwood Cask and Barrel. What makes Trademark special and unique to the downtown area is it's proximity to nearby ceremony venues, as well as the array of options you can select from for food and beverage (that is, not just seafood from this gorgeous place!). 

More info about the Trademark can be found here

The Cabin Restaurant 

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The Cabin is quaint and off the beaten path in Burnside, Louisiana, and features a brick courtyard and original buildings throughout the property. With shiplap walls and rustic motifs scattered around, the Cabin is the perfect local find for a Fixer Upper aesthetic with a reasonable budget. 

More information on the Cabin can be found here

I hope this guide about the hidden venue gems of the Greater Baton Rouge area helps you in finding a unique venue for your big day! Each of these venues have their own distinctive charm that make them unique from each other, weather it's the location or the amenities. I strive to show reasonable and beautiful venues to my brides and grooms that fit their aesthetic and style, and if you have any suggestions of spaces within the Greater Baton Rouge area (or beyond!) I would love to hear about it over a cup of coffee. 

Happy planning,