where dreams come true...
Louisiana Castle, a replica of an English Norman Keep Castle, is a romantic venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions or any special event. Whether you are planning an elopement, a small intimate event or a large wedding Louisiana Castle is the place where "your dreams come true." You really can have your wedding in a castle in the United States!
Breathtaking outdoor ceremonies, elegant receptions in our ballroom, and a throne room for memorable photographs are just some of the factors that make Louisiana Castle the unique and ultimate venue for the bride looking for that very special place.
The bridal suite, known as the Juliet Suite, which occupies the entire top floor of the Castle is available for the Bride and her bridal party to prepare for the ceremony.
Want the ultimate wedding night? How about having an entire Castle for that special night? When the reception is over, everyone leaves and the entire Castle is yours.
Louisiana Castle has hosted many destination weddings. Destination brides find the Castle very convenient because of our location is near New Orleans and our complete packages. Our packages include a fully decorated ceremony site and ballroom. The ballroom decor includes white linens, chair covers, silver bows and floral centerpieces for all tables. The packages also include catering, a wedding and grooms cake that you design with the baker and our DJ for the ceremony and reception.
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The Louisiana Castle can accommodate 350 guests during any day or time. The above prices are for the stated number of guests only but, Louisiana Castle can accommodate up to 350 guests at any time. Special prices may apply on Holidays. Taxes will be added to the above prices. Prices Subject to Change
Louisiana Castle is available for a variety of events. The cost depends on what you want and when you want it. Even if you are planning a small event we will try to work with you. Louisiana Castle is very affordable if you are planning a last minute event or if you want to rent Louisiana Castle on a weekday or weeknight.
Prices for functions such as weddings, birthday parties, proms, anniversaries or any special event depend on the number of people, what we provide and the date of the event. Although we offer complete packages, they are not required. You can bring your own caterer if they meet our requirements. Give us a call and tell us what you want and we will tell you what it will cost. You might be surprised how affordable we can be!
Our wedding packages are very affordable, particularly when you consider what is provided. Please call even if you are planning a small affair. We try to work with everyone.
The Ceremony Package is typically only available when having a reception at Louisiana Castle. Exceptions may be made according to our availability, usually more likely if the event is in the near future. The bridal party can arrive one hour before the ceremony and use the Juliet Suite and Groom’s Room to get ready. One-half hour is allowed for the ceremony. The reception starts when the ceremony ends. The price includes decorations for the stage, a sound system for the ceremony and seating for the outside ceremony. The services of an officiant may be arranged for an additional charge.
The prices in the Reception Package stated above are for a three-hour reception including our Reception Menu, Wedding Cake, Groom’s Cake, boxed Anniversary Cake, and D.J. and JBL Sound System, extensive music selection. The only exceptions are for the Limited Ceremony and Reception and the Elopement Package. Our Basic Reception Menu is included with our complete packages, but from our Extended Menu substitutions or additions can be made to customize your menu. Additional fees may apply. Visit OUR INFORMATION PAGE to view our menus.You will work directly with our baker to customize your cake. Visit OUR CAKE PAGE for photos of cakes by our baker. The price also includes the exclusive use of Louisiana Castle and grounds, tables, chairs, standard white linens on the inside tables, white chair covers and silver bows, wedding cake table, silk flower arrangements on the food tables, and individual centerpieces for the guest tables. As a gift, we will provide you with a guest book if requested.
The price also includes the USE of our silver cake stands, champagne glasses for the Bride and Groom, cake cutters and servers. Please note no reduction in price is given if you choose not to use these items. The prices do not include alcohol. We do not provide or serve alcohol but you can provide your own. There is a bar that will be set up with ice, cups, and soft drinks (if we are providing the catering). You bring what you want to drink and we will help you set up the bar. This will save you money and enables you to serve exactly what you want. If you prefer, we can provide the names of approved caterers that can provide the bar.
Steven Thomas, of Accents in Color, is our in-house florist and decorator. He can assist you with florals, colors and decor. His contact information is available by clicking Vendors on our Main Menu.
Overnight stays are quoted for two guests. When the reception is over the bride and groom go upstairs to the Juliet Suite. Your guests leave, a quick clean up is done, then the entire Castle is turned over to the newlyweds. The Castle is a very romantic setting for your wedding night. The one thing that The Castle can offer that other reception facilities can not, is the opportunity to spend your wedding day and night in one place. A practical reason for having your ceremony, reception and spending the night is that you can eliminate the cost of limousines.
The Elopement Package, typically held Monday through Thursday, can be customized to your needs and budget. Our basic Elopement Package includes just the bride and groom having the opportunity to get ready in the Juliet Bridal Suite and Grooms Room, have a romantic ceremony at the location of their choice in The Castle or on the grounds , and spend their wedding night in The Castle. To this package additional items can be added such as additional time, a wedding cake, sit down dinner , or even additional guests to attend. If additional guests are added a small "cake and drinks" reception can follow or light hor d'oeuvres can be passed or even a sit down dinner can be served. Determine what you would like, what your budget is, the approximate number of guests, and give us a call to customize a package for you. Also just a ceremony with no overnight stay may be arranged.
Please remember that our full packages are not required, but have been made for your convenience. We will allow you to self-cater, bring in an outside caterer or provide any of the other services. If you want to provide some of your own services, call us for a quote. Please consider when you compare our prices to our competitor’s prices, that we do not charge gratuity.
I would like to also mention that Louisiana Castle is capable of handling buses of any size from "party buses" to full size coach buses. Our clients have found these buses are the perfect way to provide transportation for their friends and family. Your guests can "party" on their way to the Castle for your event, have a great time at the Castle, then safely relax on their way home.
A $100.00 refundable deposit will hold your scheduled date for two weeks while a contract is drawn up and signed. At the time the contract is signed at least $500.00 is put down. Additional payments must bring your deposit to one - half of the contract price by a designated date (see contract for full details). The final one-half payment balance is due 45 days prior to the function.
If you should have any questions concerning pricing, services, or available dates call Dolly Illg, Owner, at (504)-455-8700 or EMAIL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to tour the Louisiana Castle, we would love to show it to you. Call Mary Thomas, our manager, at (985)-839-9988 or cell (985)-515-4474
Please note: appointments are necessary since the manager is not always on the premises. Hope to hear from you soon!