Farmer’s Market – Downtown Abbeville

Magdalen Square in Downtown Abbeville, Louisiana will be the setting for an open air Farmer’s Market.

December 4, 2010

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

FREE to the public!


Seasonal produce
Local honey
Fresh eggs
Jams, jellies, preserves, pickled eggs, chow chow, shelled pecans
Plus:  Arts & Crafts, Music and More!
Refreshments available.

Sponsored by the following Bed & Breakfasts of Abbeville:

Apartment A –

The Caldwell House-

Ducote-Williams House  —

and The Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission

For more information, call 337-898-6600.


Photography at The Caldwell House

The Caldwell House is pleased to recommend the photographers listed below who have supported us over the years and have used The Caldwell House and Gardens for bridal, engagement, graduation and family photography.

Shane Falgout Photography
2640 North Drive, Abbeville, LA  70510
Phone:  337 893-6304
“I am the Professional Photographer at Shane Falgout Photography in Abbeville, Louisiana.  I have dedicated my life to photography for 13 years.  I attended USL in Photography and the Texas School of Photography.  I currently live in Lafayette with my wife and have three beautiful children.  I love to capture very special details of couples on their Wedding Day.  I sincerely want every Bride to be completely captured in her moment.  She deserves to feel like a princess.”

One of the packages at The Caldwell is a bridal photo shoot prior to the wedding date.  Bridal dressing takes place in the bridal dressing room and the photographer can be as creative as he or she pleases, with so many picturesque locations inside The Caldwell, on the porches, as well as in the East and West gardens.  This photo, taken by Shane, was taken in The Caldwell Bridal Suite in front of the beautiful full length mirror which displays the beauty of the bride and her wedding dress.


Michelle Fuselier, Studio M


6703 Enis Road, Maurice, LA  70555

Phone:  337-385-2885

“Photography is a passion of mine.  I love to capture the unforgettable moments of a wedding, the many expressions of a child, and the stepping stones of a high school senior.”

Michelle E. Fuselier is a Certified Professional Photographer and a member of various photography organizations, including Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Louisiana and the local Acadiana Photographers Guild in which she currently holds the position of Vice President.  She has attended various photography conventions throughout the years, participating in various classes to further hone her 10 years of photography experience, and submitting photos for competition, several of which have placed.  Ms. Fuselier recently studied under Kelley Ryden and Tracy Raver in Nebraska to hone her skills in newborn baby portraits.  Ms. Fuselier specializes in weddings and portrait photography.

It is a tradition at The Caldwell to give the bride and groom a private meal upstairs, immediately following the ceremony.  The couple has not seen each other all day, they see each other at the wedding ceremony but do not have the opportunity to speak much to each other.  Once the reception begins, they are pulled in all directions and rarely even get time to eat.  The Caldwell sets aside this special time for them when they can privately share a few minutes with each other after one of the most special times in their lives.  This picture was taken when the bride and groom descended the stairs after their private meal where they were welcomed by anxiously awaiting guests.


Adam & Erin Falgout Photography


1126 Coolidge Street, Lafayette, LA  7-5-3

Phone:  337-234-8125

Adam & Erin Falgout are a husband-and-wife photography and videography team based out of Lafayette serving the Acadiana area and beyond, throughout Louisiana.  Their photojournalistic approach appeals to brides who are up on the latest trends in the industry, while their commitment to customer service makes an impression on young and old alike.

The East Garden is commonly used as the ceremony site.  It features a bricked area surrounded by ivy-covered latticework and a tropical garden.  Along the backside of the ceremony area is a stone-walled pond with fountain.  That area is the site of this picture.  Unlike the formality of the wedding ceremony, the photographer posed the bride in a casual, playful manner in this same area, on the stone wall of the pond.


JLang Photography


Phone:  337.230.8260

“JLang Photography understands the art of capturing your perfect moments.  Whether it’s your wedding, your family portrait, or candid shots of your newborn, we know just how important that ‘perfect one’ is.  Husband and wife team, Beau & Jessica Thomas will deliver nothing less than exactly what you want.  We invite you to contact us for a free consultation where we will discuss your needs in more detail ensuring your complete satisfaction.  Our dedication to capture the most fun, unique and memorable pictures sets JLang Photography apart.”

There are so many locations around The Caldwell suitable for a backdrop for a lovely bride – inside the home, on the porches, in the east or west gardens.  This beautiful bride’s photo was taken in front of The Caldwell House on a lovely sunlit day.

Rehearsal Dinner – The Caldwell House is Spectacular

The Caldwell House is Spectacular. Review

The Caldwell House

 Mar 16, 2009

The house served us well for our Wedding Rehearsal Dinner. Mae took care of all the details and made our event special. Having to make these arrangements long distance (Colorado), I want to assure you Mae is excellent and The Caldwell House is spectacular. Our kids also spent the night in the honeymoon suite. What a beautiful and memorable place.

Engagement Party – Extraordinary Event at The Caldwell

Extraordinary Event at The Caldwell Review

The Caldwell House

 Oct 24, 2008

The Caldwell is a beautiful B&B but also an extraordinary venue for an event. My husband and I hosted an Engagement Party for some friends and we, along with the couple, live out of town. We held the party there b/c we are originally from the area and most of the guests attending still reside there. Our goal was to have a wonderful party at a beautiful venue with no stress and we definitely got it! Mae and the staff at The Caldwell were excellent and our expectations of the event were surpassed. I would highly recommend The Caldwell for any event and plan to use them in the future, if the need should arise. If you are looking for a stress free experience in an amazing setting, The Caldwell is your place!

Honeymoon Suite – Great stay for our Honeymoon!

Great stay for our Honeymoon! review

The Caldwell House

 Dec 9, 2008

I won a free night in the honeymoon suite at the Caldwell at a bridal show in Lafayette. Little did I know just how great of a gift it would end up being!

Our wedding reception was in Abbeville so heading to Caldwell immediately afterwards was perfect. My husband went by that morning to pick up our key and check in. The entire suite was so beautiful! And the bed was really comfortable! This was a great way to begin our married life together. The entire house has been restored so beautifully; no detail was overlooked.

I highly recommend staying here if you get the chance!

  • Liked — The huge bathtub!
  • Disliked — Nothing, it was perfect

Bridal Dressing Suite – Wonderful experience!

Wonderful experience! review

The Caldwell House

Feb 9, 2010

The Caldwell House was very welcoming and was absolutely beautiful. I rented the bridal dressing room for me and my bridal party to use before my wedding. The staff were very polite and checked on us often to make sure we were not missing anything. I could not have asked for anything better! I was so excited to spend time with my family and friends while getting ready for my special event. I would definitely recommend the Caldwell House to others!

Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower

The Caldwell House

 Aug 20, 2008

I live out of State, but originally from Abbeville. I wanted to give my sister a special bridal shower to remember. So I called up the Caldwell and Mrs. Mae was so helpful and pleasant I knew right away this was the place! I basically told her what I was hoping for and she was quick to handle EVERYTHING for me! All I had to do was show up. When I arrived I was welcomed with a wonderful staff. They were friendly and very hospitable. The food was wonderful and atmosphere was perfect!!! I can’t say how many compliments I received and how everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, Thanks to Mrs Mae & the WONDERFUL staff at the Caldwell house for truly making this a memorable day! I look forward to seeing you again around the holidays!