To our wonderful community...

Stage 1 Catering lights are still on but a little dim during these trying times. Since 1983, our family has made it our mission to fulfill our clients dream events. Over the past few weeks, all of our lives have been impacted by this horrible virus.

Although Stage 1 is a catering facility, we are considered a restaurant by law. We are following the public health officials and government agencies. It is our goal for you to be safe as well as our employees. We wanted to let all of our clients know that we are here for you. We can reschedule events but we cannot reschedule lives.

Keep in contact with us through via phone 225-751-2417 or email

The rainbow is just around the corner because of all of you! Caring for your families by staying home as requested to not spread the Coronavirus to others.
At this time, we are scheduling appointments for viewings and hopefully we will be able to meet you by the 1st of April.

Many blessings and fast recovery to all.


Andrea Rivett-Young
Wallace P. Rivett Jr.

An Unparalleled Atmosphere & Service

If you're looking for the perfect Lousiana wedding venue we invite you to tour our space. Entering Stage 1, your guests will be greeted by a covered courtyard, complete with fountains and seasonal flowers, providing a beautiful setting for photographs or a quite area to sneak off for a moment. We also have a beautiful outdoor seating area, The Portico. This spot provides another perfect getaway from the bustle of the festivities. 

Leading into the hall is our foyer, where we arrange your bridal portraits and guestbook for your guests to enjoy. Complete with wood floors and seating for those looking for a brief retreat from the party, this foyer is a very useful space. As you enter the hall, a beautiful stained oak staircase climbs overhead, creating a romantic setting for photos and the guests’ first look at the bride and groom.

Read Our Reviews

I would recommend Stage 1 to anyone. The venue itself is just so beautiful! We fell in love instantly. The staff is great! Andrea took really good care of us leading up to and on the day of our wedding. She also helped keep me calm and reassured throughout the planning process. I am forever grateful for everything she did to ensure our day was exactly what we wanted.


Stage-1 was a FANTASTIC location for our wedding reception. Andrea and her crew were great to work with while planning and on the day of. The venue was classy and fun, the food was excellent, and the whole facility was well-maintained with tons of paved parking for our guests. Everything was fun and stress-free.

Nicole R

Stage 1 was absolutely amazing. Andrea made me feel like family. She really took the time to make sure that everything went smoothly, everything that I wanted to include was arranged, sent emails to help me remember stuff, and was just all around enjoyable. I highly recommend this venue! Everyone kept talking about how beautiful the place was and how great the food was as well. :-)

Mary Anne

  • Stage1- Catering

    13465 S Harrells Ferry Rd
    Baton Rouge , LA 70816


    Call Us
    Phone: (225) 751-2417
    Tours: By Appointment Only
    Tours: After Hour Appointments Available!

    Mon: Closed
    Tue: 10:00AM-6:00PM (Prefer Appointments)
    Wed: 10:00AM-6:00PM (Prefer Appointments)
    Thu: 10:00AM-6:00PM (Prefer Appointments)
    Fri: 10:00AM-6:00PM (Prefer Appointments)
    Sat: Appointment Only
    Sun: Closed