Stage 1 Catering is a classic ballroom wedding venue based in Baton Rouge that specializes in decadent cuisine for organized events. Choose from several wedding packages to meet your needs, and benefit from an on-site coordinator during your event to ensure a seamless reception. Winner of the Couples' Choice Award from WeddingWire 5 years in a row, Stage 1 Catering is a must-have vendor for your wedding day!
Facilities and Capacity
Stage 1 Catering is able to accommodate up to 500 guests for your wedding reception. The main ballroom is fitted with chairs covered in white with organza bows and tables with white floor-length linens topped with your choice of tuxedo-striped kerchiefs. This space is perfect for any size reception.
Stage 1 Catering is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available.
You and your guests are sure to enjoy the delicious options for catering at your event from Stage 1 Catering. There are a variety of serving options, including buffet, hors d’oeuvres, family style and stations. If you are in need of accommodation for any dietary needs or restrictions, Stage 1 Catering can provide the proper menu options. Cuisine is offered in the following styles:
The venue also offers additional services:
Stage 1 Catering is located directly off I-12, giving you and your guests easy access to this venue.
80 Reviews for Stage 1 Catering
Recommended by 99% of couples
54 User photos
Beverly Richardson · Getting married on 07/05/2021
Highly recommend to others
Stage One staff were good, had everything, didn't have to bother my family for anything, stress free.Sent on 10/24/2019
Rachel Carlino · Married on 10/17/2020
The perfect venue!!
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 we 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!!!Sent on 11/01/2020
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Rachel and Ray! Your Reception was the highlight of 2020! It was such a joy to watch you two dance the night away!
Nasha Rochester · Married on 10/10/2020
Amazing from start to finish
Its not enough things I could say about Andrea (all good things of course). Andrea is literally a life saver she took the stress off of me especially since we planned a wedding for 2 years to have COVID19 and Hurricane Delta try to stop us. Andrea was there every step of the way, I mean every step. Her venue is amazing her packages comes with everything you could ask for. You are welcome to add any decorations you want and she would put out for you.
Overall book with her and you will not be disappointed!Sent on 10/21/2020
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Nasha and Charles, What an amazing journey we had together. Who knew all of our lives would change in 2020 because of this thing called Covid 19. Thank you for allowing me to host your wedding and reception! Not even Hurricane Laura or Delta could stop us! 10-10-20 will always be an important date to us all.
Stage 1 is an Ambrosia favorite! Beautiful location, amazing reception area for your event and the owner Andrea is always a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!