The Caldwell House Reception Information

The Caldwell House Reception Information (wedding held elsewhere)

105 E. Vermilion Street, Abbeville, LA  70510

http://www.thecaldwell.commae@thecaldwell.com

Thank you for considering The Caldwell House for this most special event.  Below is general information regarding our wedding reception package.

The Caldwell Wedding Reception Package provides not only a beautiful, elegant yet intimate venue for your wedding reception, but many extras, as well.  Brides will have use of the home and gardens for a one-hour photo shoot with their photographer on a date prior to the wedding.  Our Bridal Dressing Room is a large, beautifully furnished room available for the bride, her bridal party and mothers three hours prior to leaving for the wedding.  A snack tray and refreshments are served.  Also included in our Wedding Reception Package is an overnight stay in the Evangeline Master Honeymoon Suite, complete with champagne, luxury bath products, and an in-room private breakfast the next morning.

Receptions are held indoors and outdoors.  The cake, food and beverage service are inside, while music and dancing and a second bar, if needed, is outside, just off the porch, in our West Garden Pavilion area.

The Caldwell can arrange for rental of a dance floor, stage, etc.

Many luxuries are included by The Caldwell which set it apart from other venues in the area.  The home is decorated with silk florals, bridal lace tablecloths, candle tea lights; guests are served on beautiful glass dinnerware with silverware and real glasses for drinks.  Setup is done by our staff, along with working the reception, and cleanup, as well, so your family and friends just come and enjoy the reception.  All of this is included in the package price.  Also included in the price is the assistance of our event consultant with all matters dealing with The Caldwell, all through the planning process.

We require a licensed caterer and we have approved three caterers from which you can choose:  Don’s Custom Catering, Abbeville, La.; Chef Bobby & Dot Catering, Kaplan, La.; or iMonelli’s Restaurant, Lafayette, La.  We may consider an outside caterer for an extra charge.

Beverage service is provided by a licensed beverage service provider, but all orders for drinks are placed with The Caldwell which will be coordinated with the beverage service provider, taking the hassle and difficulty out of that portion of your planning.

Three guest rooms with private baths are available upstairs for family and friends.  Please ask for information and pricing.

To schedule a tour of The Caldwell and our East and West Gardens, along with a consultation, please call Mae Mayeux at 337-281-0807.

Thank you!

The Caldwell House Wedding and Reception Information

The Caldwell House — Wedding & Reception Information

105 E. Vermilion Street, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510

http://www.thecaldwell.commae@thecaldwell.com

Thank you for considering The Caldwell House for this most special event.  Below is general information regarding our wedding and/or reception packages.

The Caldwell Wedding and/or Reception Package provides not only a beautiful, elegant yet intimate venue for your wedding and/or reception, but many extras, as well.  Brides will have use of the home and gardens for a one-hour photo shoot with their photographer on a date prior to the wedding.  Our Bridal Dressing Room is a large, beautifully furnished room available for the bride, her bridal party and mothers three hours prior to the wedding.  A snack tray and refreshments are served.  Also included in our Wedding & Reception Package is an overnight stay in the Evangeline Master Honeymoon Suite, complete with champagne, luxury bath products, and an in-room private breakfast the next morning.

The Caldwell can hold up to 50 guests for an indoor ceremony at the base of the stairs.  The bride can also choose the East Garden for the ceremony.  Weddings of over 50 guests are held outdoors.  The Caldwell has plans on constructing a pavilion on the west side of the home for larger weddings in case of inclement weather, which will also be used for the reception.

Receptions are held indoors and outdoors.  The cake, food and beverage service are inside, while music and dancing and a second bar, if needed, is outside, just off the porch, in our West Garden.

The Caldwell can arrange for rental of a dance floor, stage, etc.

Many luxuries are included by The Caldwell which set it apart from other venues in the area.  The home is decorated with silk florals, bridal lace tablecloths, candle tea lights; guests are served on beautiful glass dinnerware with silverware and real glasses for drinks – no plastic.  Setup is done by our staff, along with working the wedding and reception, and cleanup, as well, so your family and friends just come and enjoy the wedding and reception.  All of this is included in the package price.  Also included in the price is the assistance of our event consultant with all matters dealing with The Caldwell, all through the planning process.

We require a licensed caterer and we have approved three caterers from which you can choose:  Don’s Custom Catering, Abbeville, La.; Chef Bobby & Dot Catering, Kaplan, La.; or iMonelli’s Restaurant, La.  We may consider an outside caterer for an extra charge.

Alcoholic beverage service is provided by a local company, but all orders for drinks are placed with The Caldwell, taking the hassle and difficulty out of that portion of your planning.  The Caldwell will handle all bars where alcohol is not served.

Three guest rooms with private baths are available upstairs during weddings for family and friends.  Please ask for information and pricing.

To schedule a tour of The Caldwell and our East and West Gardens, along with a consultation, please call Mae at 337-281-0807.

Thank you!

Giant Omelette Celebration, Abbeville, Louisiana

The Confrerie D’ Abbeville welcomes you to Abbeville’s “5000 EGG” Giant Omelette Celebration, Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th, 2010.  The actual cooking of the 5,000 egg omelette is on Sunday, November 7th.

The Caldwell House, a Bed and Breakfast, 105 E. Vermilion Street, Abbeville, Louisiana, is within walking distance to all of the festivities during the celebration.

History of the Celebration:

According to legend, when Napoleon and his army were traveling through the south of France, they decided to rest for the night near the town of Bessieres. Napoleon feasted on an omelette prepared by a local innkeeper which was such a culinary delight that he ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelette for his army the next day.

From this beginning, the omelette became a tradition to feed the poor of the village at Easter. It has also become the symbol of a world-wide fraternity, rich in friendship, tradition and cultural exchange, known as the Confrerie.

Abbeville’s Joining of the Confrerie

In 1984, three members of the Chamber of Commerce (Emery “Bichon” Toups, Tracy Kays, and Sheri Meaux) attended the Easter Omelette Festival in Bessieres, France and were later knighted the first of Abbeville’s Chevaliers. They returned home with the determination to bring Abbeville closer to its French Heritage by hosting an omelette festival and joining the sisterhood of cities who celebrate the omelette – Bessieres, France; Frejus, France; Dumbea, New Caledonia; and Granby, Quebec in Canada. Malmedy, Belgium and Pigue, Argentina later joined the fraternity, bringing the number making seven locations to celebrate this festival annually. Abbeville’s Giant Omelette is truly an international festival.

Each year, foreign representatives from each of these cities arrive here to be knighted as chevaliers (chefs) into Abbeville’s Confrerie (fraternity). Beneath majestic moss-covered live oak trees in historic Magadalen Square, they help to prepare the 5000 egg Giant Cajun Omelette. They also come to experience the area’s joie de vivre, to share its rich culture, to meet and mingle with its people, and to make memories and friendships which last a lifetime. The omelette is then given away freely to all in attendance.

Come join in our Celebration and become closer to our French heritage through the cooking of the “Omelette of Friendship”.  Visit the website for more information:  http://www.giantomelette.org

Photo Shoot Package at The Caldwell House

The Caldwell House provides many beautiful photography sites indoors and outdoors for bridal, engagement and family photos.

Package includes use of Bridal Dressing Room for changing.

Photo sites include the following:
All areas inside the home except the bedrooms
Front and Side porches
Ceremony Site/East Garden location
Reception Site/West Garden Pavilion location

Cost:
Up to 1 hour                 $50
Up to 1 1/2 hours         $75
Up to 2 hours               $100
Up to 2 1/2 hours        $125

Please check with your photographer to determine the approximate amount of time needed.

Payment:
(MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Cash, Check)

Weekdays, during regular business hours:
Payment due at conclusion of photo shoot

Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Full payment due prior to date of photo shoot. If photo shoot runs longer than anticipated, extra charges will be due at conclusion of photo shoot.
  • Payment is non-refundable for a Saturday or Sunday shoot unless we are notified one day in advance.

Photo by Shane Falgout Photography

The Caldwell House – 105 E. Vermilion Street – Abbeville, Louisiana 70510

337-909-0050 – http://www.thecaldwell.commae@thecaldwell.com