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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
Aubree · Married on 01/04/2020
Best day of our lives!
Andrea made sure that our day was everything that we could ask for. From our meetings before the wedding to decorations and coordinating the entire night she was amazing! Thank you Andrea for all that you do! And in the end you gain a wonderful friend!Sent on 01/18/2020
Blair Baker · Married on 10/12/2019
Blair & Damien wedding
The experience from start to finish was nothing short of amazing! When Mrs. Andrea says that she’ll take care of you, that’s just what she does! From the space to the preparation & the food I truly had a beautiful experience at Stage 1!!Sent on 11/21/2019
Ashley Green · Married on 10/11/2019
Beautiful all around!
Andrea really knows how to paint a picture and make it come to life! I couldn’t have chosen a better venue.Sent on 10/27/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Ashley, Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. You and your Mom will forever be in my memory. It was meant to be!
Traharolyn L Reynolds · 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.Sent on 02/04/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Trae, I am so excited! Your wedding is 2 weeks away....So looking forward to your wedding day! Don't forget your check off list of things to drop off for me to put out. This will help take some of the stress off...See you for your rehearsal!
Treka · Married on 07/20/2019
We had the best experience! And we are so glad that we chose this venue.!
My husband and I will fell in love with Mrs. Andrea from the first day we met her.! Because of her our wedding day was perfect! The venue was elegant, the food was amazing and the staff members were very attentive to our guest.! Again, thank you my favorite lady for making our day oh so special.!!
Love, The Barrows ❤️Sent on 09/14/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:My heart is full of joy from this wonderful review. Stage 1's door is always open for you to come by to visit. It's hard letting you go!
Netie Emery · Married on 07/20/2019
Our Venue of our Dreams!!!
Everything about this venue is phenomenal. We had our daughter reception there and had the opportunity to meet one of the most sweetest person you could ever ask for, Mrs. Andrea. She made our entire year of planning so so stress free, she always kept us calm when I thought I was losing it. My daughter reception was everything she and her fiance dreamed of, very professional in every area of the reception, Mrs. Andrea was so compassionate and caring at all times and her entire staff, very friendly. Thank you so so much for a stress free reception, we loved everything, the decor, the food and most of all Mrs. Andrea. I'm just sorry I have no more children to marry. I would highly highly recommend Stage 1 for your weddings or any other occasions.
Thanks Mrs. Andrea
Mrs. J. EmerySent on 10/28/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:We loved every moment getting to know you and LaTreka. What can we say but "Perfection"
Lauren Bayam · Married on 05/04/2019
Andrea is the best out there! No doubt! No question! Not up for debate! She made our big day so wonderfully perfect and smooth! Even when my husband's father was late she kept her cool and everything flowed just fine! She is beyond the sweetest person and I wouldn't wanted to have been any other wedding coordinator's bride! My husband and I were beyond thrilled and pleased with our big day! If we could do it all over again, I promise it would be at Stage 1 hands down every time! The only thing we would ever change is make our wedding like 3 hours longer because we had so much fun it went by incredibly too fast! We stepped in the hall while looking for locations and immediately knew this was our wedding place! Also best value in town! Can't be Andrea at Stage 1! I promise she'll make your wedding everything you've dreamed of and more! ❤Sent on 08/14/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Lauren, You, Zach, and Grandma Linda were the best! It was my pleasure making your day a little less stress free. Watching you Zach practice your 1st dance made me cry. You two were such perfectionist that it made me giggle as well... LOVED every moment. Thank you for making us your choice for your wedding/reception.
Sheneka · Married on 03/30/2019
Best Decision Ever!
I’m so glad I chose Stage One. The venue was everything and Mrs. Andrea went above and beyond to insure our big day was perfect. My experience from beginning to end was nothing short of amazing.Sent on 10/25/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Such a lovely review! You were an amazing Bride, Sheneka!
Brianna Lane · Married on 03/02/2019
My husband and I had the absolute, most amazing, beautiful, and perfect wedding day! This experience was made possible by many people, especially Ms. Andrea. She made sure our reception flowed smoothly and the exact way we had wished and hoped for! Ms. Andrea made great suggestions for the order of events such as when to take photos, when to perform dances, and reminding us to take in the moment and have fun! Her experience with special occasions is evident and a huge reassurance on such a big and special day! Ms. Andrea made sure all of our many guests were attended to and happy. However, she was especially concerned with my husband and I, she made sure we were beyond satisfied the whole evening. She even allowed us to spend an afternoon practicing our first dance in the ballroom a few days prior to the wedding! We could not have fathomed a better venue to celebrate the most important day of our relationship thus far together! Thank you Stage One and Ms. Andrea!! We loved every moment and will cherish them forever!!Sent on 09/10/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:I enjoyed every moment getting to know you two as well. You are the reason why my job is truly magnificent! Being that you are out of state, know that if you come to BR- you are always welcome to come by for a cup of coffee. Better yet, come by to take a picture underneath the chandelier for your 1st anniversary dance.
Kayla Dixon · Married on 02/11/2019
Couldn't have had better
Ms. Andrea really outdid herself. She listened and paid attention to every detail I asked for. She allowed for the transition of the reception to go very smoothly. It was worth every penny spent. I did not have to worry about anything and we got to enjoy our special day. I highly recommend Stage One for your wedding venue!Sent on 01/17/2020
Lorin Staup · Married on 12/29/2018
Perfect Wedding Venue
Andrea was absolutely incredible throughout our entire wedding process. After I had my first venue canceled out from under me, I called Andrea in a panic. Immediately she made me feel calm and let me know that my wedding day was going to be just perfect. Usually, Stage One doesn't host weddings as small as mine but Andrea was flexible throughout the entire process and made our reception a dream. You will not find a better value for your money around the entire Baton Rouge area. We still get compliments on the decor and food. Thank you, Andrea, for the best day ever!Sent on 07/22/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Lorin, It was my pleasure to be at service to you. Even after 36 years of planning weddings and receptions, I still love what I do because of couples like you two. Thank you for the lovely pictures and Thank you for choosing Stage 1!
Hanna Dudley · Married on 12/15/2018
Andrea made sure everything runs smoothly all the way up to your big day so there is no stress on you! Everyone loved the food and the basket she makes at the end is amazing! I couldn’t have had a more beautiful wedding!Sent on 08/22/2019
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Hanna, Thank you so much for this review. I know with your schedule at LSU Veterinarian school is super busy. You were our Princess Elsa Bride! Stunning! Your Dad was a hoot! making all of the arrangements to go with your winter theme...wow! We love dads who want to be involved with the details. I am wishing you well on your new marriage & your studies to be a vet.
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,Sent on 11/14/2018
Trisha and Kenny
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Wow! How lovely of a review! What can I say? you all made it easy. Your combined family reminded me of The Brady Bunch. The kids were a hoot! Thank you for the beautiful card as well..Would you believe that I have cards from the 1990's? I hope to see you for your 10th anniversary.
Sheena' · Married on 10/13/2018
Love Stage One.. Espically Mrs. Andrea
Stage One made my wedding day a very special day.. Love the staffSent on 10/22/2018
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Sheena! I feel that you are a part of our family. Thank you so much for choosing us to host your wedding/reception.
Kaitlyn · Married on 09/15/2018
My experience with Stage One was 5 out of 5 stars. Not only did Andrea, the wedding coordinator, make me feel like a princess, she made my husband feel like royalty as well. She went above and beyond to make sure our wedding experience was perfect. The decor, food, service, and staff were everything I could ever ask for. I highly recommend anyone to have their event at Stage One. You will not be disappointed.Sent on 09/29/2018
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Kaitlyn
Natesia · Married on 09/15/2018
Andrea and her staff was amazing!!! I was having anxiety and she took it all away. I told her what I wanted, gave her my vision and she made it happen. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the DJ kept everyone dancing. Andrea and her staff was so friendly and on top of everything. If I had to do it all over again I would still choose Stag 1.Sent on 10/11/2018
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Wow! The greatest thing about my job is couples like you two. The love that y’all have for each other is amazing. Please keep in touch!
Denitra · Married on 05/05/2018
Stage 1 made my day easy and STRESS FREE!!! All I had to do was literally just show up. Andrea paid close attention to every detail, not leaving anything out. She helped me with my bridal shoot, set out favors, decorated (just how I liked, even extras), helped the photographer take pics, she was just an "all around" person.Sent on 09/27/2018
Everyone raved about the food and drinks. Not to mention, Andrea gave us a send off with a BIG basket FULL of goodies. She packed up everything after the wedding / reception PLUS loaded the gifts in the vehicles.
If you're looking for a one stop shop, and not wanting to lift a finger, then Stage 1 is your place!!!
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Denitra, I feel like I have a forever friend. The inspirational quotes that you put on Facebook is so inspiring. It also shows what kind of person that you are...a beautiful, Godly, woman of character! Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your special day.
kara · Married on 04/14/2018
Andrea and her staff were great. She made sure the event went without a hitch and she continues to be a doll. I enjoyed my wedding and her professionalism was greatly appreciated. Anyone wanting to have a stress free wedding, go there! Also did I mention the food was excellent!!Sent on 05/07/2018
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Kara! I have enjoyed getting to know you and I pray that we will stay in touch. You were the best Bride ever! Glad you loved your wedding and reception!
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
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Gail, Thank you for this beautiful review. Amy and Brock will forever be in my memory .
Danielle · Married on 12/30/2017
Andrea was absolutely AMAZING! ANY and EVERYTHING that I wanted or needed she made happen. The venue, food, service, ETC was EVERYTHING I could have imagined. Words cannot describe the excellence that I experienced.Sent on 01/24/2018
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Danielle, The pictures of your event is amazing! Wonderful couple, great time, and will always be grateful that you came to Stage 1.
Amy · Married on 12/30/2017
BEST VENUE. Would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Andrea at Stage 1 was so sweet and they took care of everything! Made planning so much less stressful.Sent on 01/31/2018
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Amy and Brock! Loved, Loved, Loved, working with you two...I enjoyed every moment in working with you. Brock, Thank you for your service to our country. Amy, Thank you for entrusting me with your special day.
Stephanie · Married on 11/04/2017
My husband and I lives in Atlanta. So, you can imagine the stress we were under trying to plan a wedding in LA. Andrea, with Stage 1 was magnificent! She is very professional, thorough and detail. The food was very good and the hall is BEAUTIFUL! We are looking to plan a yearly celebration at Stage1 because of the whole experience. Thanks Andrea! You are the BEST!!Sent on 02/05/2018
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Stephanie and Ronnie, Please come by Stage 1 for coffee the next time you are in town. You two are so much fun! I am so happy that you loved your wedding and Reception. You made it easy!
Lilean · Married on 10/28/2017
Stage 1 is an elegant venue that has many accommodations and is simply a one stop shop. Andrea is fantastic to work with the entire planning process to the wedding day from start to finish! The food is beyond compare from the presentation, taste and the variety is unmatchable.Sent on 11/20/2017
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Lilean and Steve, Thank you for an awesome review. Dallas is not that far....Please come by for some coffee the next time you are in town to see your family. How could I ever forget you two? Steve "All I wanted to do was get married" Ha! I'm am so glad that you had the wedding of your dreams!
Kristen · Married on 10/21/2017
Stage 1 wad the best choice for my wedding reception! Andrea Young was the easiest, most thorough, and genuine coordinator I could have dreamt of having! She always helped me remember the little things. My special day was extra free of stress with Stage 1 handling everything!Sent on 10/31/2017
Stage 1 Catering's reply:Kristen and Paul, I am so lucky to have had you at Stage 1. Too much fun? Your laughter is contagious and the love that you have for each other is the best!