10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Louisiana You’ll Love

Choosing the perfect wedding venue, in the right area, is a major part of preparing for your special event. The location sets the scene and creates the atmosphere of the entire day so you must get it just right!

Rich in history and alive with culture, Louisiana has an irresistible vibe. With the music of the French Quarter and the beauty of Baton Rouge, what happy couple wouldn’t want to promise themselves to one another in this magical state?

Here’s a look at 10 outdoor wedding venues in Louisiana that can make your special day even more magical.


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The White Magnolia – Kentwood

For a wedding that features a little Louisiana country and a taste of elegance, The White Magnolia is the perfect venue.

Nestled on a family-owned 110-acre working cattle and Quarter Horse farm, this awe-inspiring barn is what country-girl dreams are made of!

The stone fireplace, high ceilings, and idyllic manicured lawns are the perfect backdrop for the love of the happy couple.

You can even choose wedding packages that include the use of Magnolia Manor to make things even more epic!

Price Range: $12,900 and up.

Seating Capacity: 300 guests.

Find The White Magnolia at The White Magnolia or check out Facebook or Instagram

Maison Lafitte – Mandeville

Another historic location in Louisiana for your dream outdoor wedding day is Maison Lafitte. You’ll experience nothing but true Southern charm when you step through the doors of this 120-year-old home.

Part of the National Registry of Historic Places, Maison Lafitte features gabled roofs, wraparound decks, and graceful arches.

The printing lawns and surroundings are also breathtaking. This venue is simply an outdoor wedding paradise.

Price Range: $1,000 and up.

Seating Capacity: 300 guests.

Find Maison Lafitte at Mason Lafitte or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Elms Mansion and Gardens – New Orleans

History is a big part of Louisiana, so if you want to incorporate a bit of the past into your wedding day, The Elms Mansion and Gardens could be your ideal venue.

The mansion is the epitome of New Orleans’s grandeur with its hand-carved marble mantle, ornate architecture, and gold sconces.

Constructed in the 1800s, the traditional wooden interiors of the mansion send you back in time and make the perfect wedding backdrop.

The grounds are just as stunning and feature a beautiful white gazebo that is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. 

Price Range: $3,500 and up.

Seating Capacity: Up to 800 guests.

Find The Elms Mansion and Gardens at The Elms Mansion or check out Facebook or Instagram

The Cabildo – New Orleans

For a truly unique wedding, why not say “I do” at a museum?

The Cabildo can be found in Jackson Square which is in the heart of the French Quarter. In the 1990s this unique venue was repurposed and became home to many historical treasures.

The upper floors feature impressive views and high ceilings making it an ideal area to host your special ceremony. You can even choose to use the lawns for your nuptials and start your married life surrounded by the history of the area.

Price Range: $2,000 and up.

Seating Capacity: Indoors: 200 guests.

Outdoors: 120 guests.

Find The Cabildo at The Cabildo or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Cedar Post Barn – Albany

New to Louisiana is The Cedar Post Barn. For those who want a truly, down-home southern wedding, this is a great location to choose.

With both indoor and outdoor spots to choose from, The Cedar Post Barn offers a romantic feel and the intimacy couples desire.

You can choose to host your wedding ceremony inside the gorgeous, yet rustic barn, the beautiful chapel throughout the gorgeous lawns, or on the covered deck overlooking the pond.

Price Range: $3,800 and up.

Seating Capacity: 200 guests.

Find The Cedar Post Barn at Cedar Post Barn or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Jaxson – New Orleans

For an all-inclusive riverfront venue that is both modern and elegant, The Jaxson is calling your name.

Housed inside the historic Jackson Brewery Building, this venue features large windows overlooking the Mississippi, intimate lighting, and a breathtaking outdoor terrace.

Whether you choose to host your event near the water or at one of the other locations on the grounds; beauty and timeless elegance will effortlessly be a part of your special day.

Price Range: $6,700 and up.

Seating Capacity: Up to 350 guests.

Find The Jaxson at The Jaxson or check out Facebook or Instagram

Rosy’s Jazz Hall – New Orleans

What’s Louisiana without a bit of jazz? While this 19th-century building has a long history, it is now the one and only, Rosy’s Jazz Hall.

This venue has the beauty any couple wants as the backdrop to their special day. Towering trees are the surroundings of a traditional Louisiana courtyard. Here you’ll find romantic lighting and gorgeous getaways perfect for your nuptials.

The wrought-iron balcony is another perfect location where you can begin your happily ever after. But don’t forget the iconic two-story atrium that sets this venue apart from the others!

Price Range: $1,000 and up.

Seating Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find Rosy’s Jazz Hall at Rosy’s Jazz Hall or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Stella Events and Adventures – Braithwaite

For a touch of Mother Nature and the best of the modern world, Stella Events and Adventures may be the ideal venue for you.

Only 30 minutes from Downtown New Orleans, this property sits on 1500 acres and is one of Louisiana’s most picturesque countryside venues. Beautiful oak trees, vistas, and gorgeous lawns make an ideal setting for an outdoor event. 

The 150-year-old Live Oak is a particularly magical ceremony space and consists of branches intertwined to form a natural arbor! 

A bridal house and cook house are available, as well as the five-bedroom main house.

Price Range: $5,000 and up.

Seating Capacity: Up to 1000 guests outside.

Find Stella Events and Adventures at Stella Events and Adventures or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Race + Religious – New Orleans

If you’re looking for a venue with lots of options and something for everyone, Race + Religious should make the shortlist. This beautiful venue is dripping with history and is named after the two streets where it is located.

As part of the Lower Garden District, you’ll find breathtaking lawns and hidden courtyards that will be perfect for your celebration. Creole cottages and a Greek-inspired row house are all waiting for you to share your love as a couple.

Packages are available and can include exclusive use and overnight stays. 

Price Range: $8,000 and up.

Seating Capacity: 300 guests.

Find Race + Religious at Race + Religious or check out Facebook or Instagram.  

Le Meridien – New Orleans

Another beautiful venue located in the French Quarter is Le Meridien. With both indoor and outdoor options, amazing food, and beauty surrounding you, this is an ideal wedding venue for any happy couple.

For weddings with an upbeat vibe, the Rooftop Pool Deck is amazing. The Palm Garden and Esplanada Ballroom are also well-known and beloved destinations at this Four Diamond hotel simply waiting for your wedding party.

Price Range: $500 and up.

Seating Capacity: Up to 500 guests.

Find Le Meridien at Le Meridien or check out Facebook or Instagram

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