Stage 1 Catering

13465 S. Harrell's Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Stage 1 Catering

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.

Services Offered
Stage 1 Catering is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available.

Cuisine
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:

  • American
  • Cajun
  • Local
  • Southern


Other Services
The venue also offers additional services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Bartending services
  • Cleanup
  • Décor
  • DJ
  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


Location
Stage 1 Catering is located directly off I-12, giving you and your guests easy access to this venue.

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80 Reviews for Stage 1 Catering

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rachel Carlino · Married on 10/17/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!
    Can't wait to see your pictures....
    Your humble coordinator :)
    Andrea
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    Nasha Rochester · Married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Many blessings,

    Andrea

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Stage 1 Catering FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5034.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5012.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 9.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    125
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    August
    September
    November

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • The Ambrosia Bakery Wedding Cakes

    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!

Map

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Stage 1 Catering frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Stage 1 Catering?

Stage 1 Catering includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Stage 1 Catering, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Stage 1 Catering includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Stage 1 Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Stage 1 Catering includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Stage 1 Catering in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Stage 1 Catering for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Stage 1 Catering for wedding events?

Stage 1 Catering offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Covered Outdoor
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Stage 1 Catering offer?

Stage 1 Catering offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Ceremony
  • Engagement Party
  • Reception

What services does Stage 1 Catering offer for wedding events?

Stage 1 Catering offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Stage 1 Catering have available for wedding events?

Stage 1 Catering offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chair Covers
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Stage 1 Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Stage 1 Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.