Halloween Party sponsored by the Allume’ Society of Abbeville, Louisiana

On October 23, 2010, the Allume’ Society of Abbeville, Louisiana held its 3rd annual Halloween Party at The Caldwell House.  Funds from this event were dedicated to the restoration of the Frank’s Theater in Downtown Abbeville – www.savethefranks.org.  The party was a huge success and everyone had a great time.  Below are some pictures from the event.


The Caldwell House Pavilion

The Caldwell House Pavilion, recently constructed in September 2010, provides shelter and shade in our West Garden.  In addition to our open-air ceremony site in the East Garden, bridal couples can now envision their wedding ceremony under the soaring dome above the central brick circle, while guests observe from the main seating area.

For receptions or parties, the 20’x40′ pavilion patio provides adequate space for both dancing and dining.  As a complement to The Caldwell’s graciously-appointed interior rooms, the pavilion adds capacity and versatility to your event planning.

Enhancements to the pavilion continue to be added this month.  To protect against inclement weather, we’re installing transparent curtains that may be drawn around the perimeter of the pavilion.  Professional zoned lighting will provide dramatic effects.  Landscaping under and around the pavilion will restore the warmth and beauty of our West Garden views!

Family Rental

Families or friends who are in town for a wedding, party or anytime getaway will enjoy staying together  in our luxury property.  You’ll find exactly what you need for any group event at The Caldwell House.  Our “Family Rental” package includes accommodations in up to six bedrooms, as well as use of all common areas.





Your groups will have the privacy you need to enjoy each other’s company in the parlor, on the porch or under the pavilion.  Laughter and camaraderie abound as a gourmet breakfast is elegantly served each morning in The Caldwell’s beautiful dining room.






“It was the Perfect Weekend”

A TripAdvisor.com Review Report submitted for The Caldwell House

My extended family recently stayed at the Caldwell to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. We rented the house for the entire weekend and had the reception there Saturday evening. I didn’t have to do a thing but make a few phone calls because Mae handled all the details of the dinner reception. The reception was perfect – better than I could have hoped for or done on my own. My entire family thoroughly enjoyed staying at the house. Carolyn was such a delight at breakfast each morning. Staying at the Caldwell was like staying with family!

Evangeline Honeymoon Suite

After all the planning and waiting, your wedding event is over, the guests have left the reception, and now it’s time for the most romantic part of the entire wedding experience – your honeymoon night.  An overnight stay in the Evangeline Master Honeymoon Suite is a perfect end to a perfect day.

As Mr. and Mrs., you will enjoy a spacious bedroom, complete with a magnificant king-sized bed with silky bridal sheets.  A gas fireplace glows for those chilly nights.  The en suite bathroom has a jacuzzi spa tub, great for relaxing.

In the morning, you’ll wake to a gourmet breakfast in the privacy of your room.  After breakfast, enjoy some quiet time on the private porch swing, reliving the memories of your special wedding day.


The following is a review submitted to TripAdvisor.com:

Great Stay for Honeymoon

(TripAdvisor.com Review Report for The Caldwell House)

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

Law Firm Whole House Rentals

The Caldwell House, an easy walk of only 2 blocks south to the Vermilion Parish Courthouse, is a perfect location for visiting law firms to stay during a trial or for any courthouse business.  Attorneys can rent individual rooms or the entire house for a few nights or an extended stay.



The layout of the rooms in The Caldwell House lends itself well for use as a temporary law office for visiting attorneys.  Six guest rooms are available with private and en suite baths. Our over-sized guest rooms are equipped for comfort and convenience with desks, tables and chairs.  Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the home and on the porches.


Common rooms, such as the parlor and dining room, provide adequate workspace for paralegals and secretaries.  Meeting rooms are available for privagte interviews and conferences.  Breakfast is served to guests before court each morning.  Lunch and dinner are available through our caterering services.

Our staff do all we can to make your legal team confortable and productive in the Caldwell environment.



The following review was submitted to TripAdvisor.com by an attorney who rented rooms during a trial:

“Attorney Paradise”

(TripAdvisor.com Review Report for The Caldwell House)

I was in town for a four day trial at the Abbeville Courthouse. The Caldwell is the perfect location, less than two blocks from the courthouse. The Caldwell provided us with more than any hotel: a quiet place to work, spacious and comfortable rooms, home made breakfast that would rival any gourmet meal prepared by the best restaurants, and a warm, welcoming, hospitable, friendly staff. Mae the manager, and her co-worker Carolyn went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. When we arrived back from court late one night, Carolyn had baked us the best home made brownies. She thought we may need a snack after such a long day. Now what hotel would do that for you? Attorneys will find this to be the ideal place to hang their hat while in town…it provided us a much needed respite. The check out consisted of a big good-bye hug from Mae. I will definitely be back!

For more information about law firm rentals, please contact Mae at 337-281-0807 or by e-mail:  mae@thecaldwell.com

What a Treasure!

What a Treasure!

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An absolute gem of an inn. The home is a beautiful example of the grand plantation homes of the Old South. The rooms are large, well appointed without being overdone and crowded. As a reception site for an event, excellent setup and care. The details such as the beverage board upstairs makes one feel very wanted and spoiled. A secret to be shared with only your best friends.

A Home Away from Home

A home away from home

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We had a great experience at The Caldwell. I grew up in Abbeville. I’m so happy there is such a great place to stay now. The entire house was immaculate and welcoming. Mae was so nice and accommodating. The grounds were lovely, even in December. The breakfast was AMAZING!! I cannot wait to visit there again!!!