Weddings

Stage 1 Catering

Baton Rouge, Louisiana View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   90 reviews
$8k - $10k For 125 Guests
Up to 500 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$8k - $10k For 125 Guests
Up to 500 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$5,034

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,012

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

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

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

90 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Kena L. Married on 01/02/2022
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    I can't say enough great things!!

    OMG, Ms. Andrea was so awesome! From day 1 she was so helpful and nice. The food was excellent. My family and friends kept talking about it. The room was beautiful as well. The night went off without a hitch.
    I would recommend Stage 1 as much as I can. They were great!
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    Mikelyn D. Married on 12/11/2021
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    Daughters wedding

    We had a wonderful experience here at Stage 1! We have 6 daughters- this was our 1st to get married- we will definitely be back for the next 5! Beautiful, excellent, atmosphere was amazing, and the food was wonderful! The care and service we received was perfect!

Awards

  • 90
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
The Ambrosia Bakery 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

13465 S. Harrell's Ferry Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816
225-751-2417
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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:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Stage 1 Catering offer?

Stage 1 Catering offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

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
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • 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 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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