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Our Favorite Louisiana Wedding Venues

Wedding Venues in South / Central Louisiana that Make Us Say WOW!

What We Love & Things to Consider about our favorite Louisiana wedding venues with wedding photography in mind.


The Greenery  | Amite, Louisiana

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What we Love

  • A plant lovers’ dream venue!
  • Very Spacious, tall ceilings.
  • The natural light is unmatched in this venue.
  • Getting ready space is large, has lots of mirrors for hair and makeup.
  • Hands-down gorgeous venue is why this is our number one Louisiana Wedding Venue!
  • Food & dining area is separate from the dance floor.

Things to Consider

  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, you’ll need to plan it at the right time for lighting purposes. (Contact Your Photographer)
  • There is no wedding coordinator, little staff on hand.

https://www.theberrybarn.com/thegreenery


The Crossing at Mervin Kahn | Raine, Louisiana

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What we Love:

  • Venue coordinator is involved & awesome!
  • Very spacious areas with separated food, bar, getting ready, ceremony spaces.
  • Naturally photogenic – little decor is needed to make this place shine.
  • Vintage & Exposed Brick.
  • Stage for band, musician, DJ to set up.

Things to Consider:

  • The ceremony space is small with no center aisle.
  • No getting ready space for the groomsmen.

http://thecrossingmk.com/


Hotel Bently | Alexandria, Louisiana

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What We Love:

  • Jaw-dropping architectural design.
  • The ballroom is one of our favorite reception areas of all time!
  • Large bridal suite in the hotel with lots of natural light.
  • Guys can also get ready in the hotel, so everyone can get ready in the same location.
  • Very Spacious with plenty of great backdrops for photos with tall ceilings.

Things to Consider:

  • It is a hotel that is open to the public – so keep that in mind.

http://www.hotelbentleyandcondos.com/events-special-occasions/


Rip Van Winkle Gardens | Jefferson Island, Louisiana

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What We Love:

  • A one of a kind, unique outdoor space for ceremony, portraits, etc.
  • Getting ready spaces for both bride and groom.
  • Reception on the same property & venue.
  • If you want to prioritize a beautiful, outdoor ceremony, this is the best location for that!

Things to Consider:

  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, you’ll need to plan it at the right time for lighting purposes. (Contact Your Photographer)
  • The reception area is small and can become cramped depending on size of the wedding.
  • Getting ready spaces are also on the smaller size, good to keep note if your wedding party is on the larger size.

https://ripvanwinklegardens.com/weddings


 

The White Magnolia | Kentwood, Louisiana

What We Love:

  • The property is massive – there are cottages for out of town guests to stay on the property!
  • Outdoor Chapel with lots of natural light. Tall ceilings.
  • Indoor & outdoor options.
  • Beautiful backdrops for photos.
  • Includes Wedding Coordinators.
  • His & Hers Getting Ready Suite
    • Hers: Mirrors! Hair & Makeup Area. secluded
    • His: Activities for Guys. Secluded.

Things to Consider:

  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, you’ll need to plan it at the right time for lighting purposes. (Contact Your Photographer)
  • The venue is fitted to a rustic / farmhouse chic aesthetic.

https://www.thewhitemagnolia.net/


The Manor | Saint Martinville, Louisiana

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What We Love:

  • The Dance Floor is Spacious & Open.
  • Very Spacious, tall ceilings with separated areas.
  • Getting Ready Area has Mirrors & Hair & Makeup Area
  • Gorgeous Staircase
  • Unique Spanish Missionary Aesthetic

Things to Consider:

  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, you’ll need to plan it at the right time for lighting purposes. (Contact Your Photographer)
  • No designated getting ready space for the groomsmen

https://www.facebook.com/themanorfacility/


Bailey’s | Marksville, Louisiana

What We Lover:

  • The charm and aesthetic is unique. You don’t have to add more decor for it to shine.
  • Very spacious venue with tall ceilings.
  • Dance floor is separated from everything else – less packed & easier to photograph.
  • The wedding coordinator for this venue is amazing!

Things to Consider:

  • It is hard to photograph bigger wedding parties behind the cake if it is placed on stage.
  • It can be a little cramped for larger sized weddings.
  • The venue is relatively dark.
  • Parking is difficult.

https://www.facebook.com/Bailey’s


Le Barn Rouge | Lafayette, Louisiana

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What We Love:

  • The dance floor is open and spacious. Reception area has tall ceilings.
  • Everything is on site – bridal & groom getting ready location, ceremony, and reception.

Things to Consider:

  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, you’ll need to plan it at the right time for lighting purposes. (Contact Your Photographer)
  • Venue tailored to a rustic aesthetic with props & decor for the reception area.

https://www.facebook.com/Le-Barn-Rouge


 

Maison de Tours | Saint Martinville, Louisiana

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What We Love:

  • New Orleans courtyard feel without being in NOLA!
  • Spacious areas with separated food, bar, getting ready, ceremony spaces.
  • Beautiful exposed brick interior & courtyard.
  • Everything is on site – bridal & groom getting ready location, ceremony, and reception.

Things to Consider:

  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, you’ll need to plan it at the right time for lighting purposes. (Contact Your Photographer)

 Bayou Haven | Alexandria, Louisiana

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What We Love:

  • Dedicated groomsmen & bridal party getting ready spaces.
  • Bridal party getting ready area has vintage furniture with a hairstyling & makeup vanity space.
  • Designated brides & bridesmaids dress hanging cubbies – no wrinkles!
  • The dance floor is open and spacious. Reception area has tall vaulted ceilings.
  • The choice between an indoor and outdoor ceremony – great rain plan option!
  • Everything is on site – bridal & groom getting ready location, ceremony, and reception.
  • Wedding chapel is completely climate controlled.
  • Plenty of on-site parking.

Things to Consider:

  • If you are having an outdoor ceremony, you’ll need to plan it at the right time for lighting purposes. (Contact Your Photographer)
  • No venue coordinator is included with this venue.

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