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.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Gail · Married on 12/31/2017
My son is a Marine. Brock and Amy got engaged then had this wonderful idea that they should get married six weeks later. After a couple of weeks of very stressful planning, tears and many emotions I suggested Amy call Stage 1. From the moment we walked in the door Andrea put everyone at ease. She very confidently told us that although we had little time it was all very doable. Andrea gave us names to a bakery, a florist and sent Amy home with a “to do” booklet. The best part was there was very little to do! Andrea does it all! From the time you walk in with your ideas to the last time you walk out as a married couple she makes sure ALL the details,no matter how large or small is taken care of. Stage 1 was absolutely beautiful. This was a December wedding so we had Christmas trees everywhere. The decor on the tables were very elegant and classy. The staff: top notch! The food never stopped coming out and passed around with smiles. The bar and buffet were wonderful. The day after the wedding Amy received pictures that Andrea took through out the day just to give her a little sneak peek. Yes, she did that at the same time as getting pictures organized, cake cut, lighting dimmed at the right time,etc. To say we had a flawless experience is an understatement. I can not thank Andrea enough for making this a stress free, beautiful and memorable day for the bride and groom. From the words of the new Mr. and Mrs. Portier: thank you. It was more than we ever dreamed we could have. So far, the best day of my life.Sent on 01/27/2018
For that: I thank you Andrea
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Traharolyn L Reynolds · Getting married on 08/31/2019
Amazing venue Amazing staff
So far Mrs. Andrea has been a pleasure. She has made this entire process stress free. I would recommend her a million times.
Trisha · Married on 10/20/2018
Andrea is the absolute best at her job.
I cannot begin to express how happy we are with Stage 1. The food and atmosphere are astonishing. Andrea is the super star though. She makes sure everything is perfect. She worked with both my husband and me to make sure all our needs and wants were taken care of . She goes above and beyond. We loved her from the first time meeting her. I think anyone getting married in the Baton Rouge area should stop by and meet her. She will put any wedding stresses to ease with her perfect professionalism and beautiful venue. We love you Andrea,
Trisha and Kenny
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!