The Caldwell House Wedding and Reception Information

The Caldwell House — Wedding & Reception Information

105 E. Vermilion Street, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510

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!


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