Private Party, Corporate Event, & Conference Venue Rental near New Orleans, LA

Bayou's so much FUN!

Bayou Barn is a unique private event venue near New Orleans, LA. We are available for private parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate events and conference rentals. We offer in-house catering, live music and full bar services in our special events hall on the bayou. Thrill and amaze your guests with our vintage Cajun buildings, Cajun storytellers and LIVE alligators.

Your guests deserve better than a stuffy ballroom, crowded restaurant or relative’s house:

  • An event so incredible your friends or family will talk about it for years?
  • A corporate event, activity or private party other than the French Quarter?
  • An outdoor venue where people of all ages have fun things to do?

Bayou Barn offers a full gambit of services to ensure your experience is stress free including: On-site Catering, Full Bar, Live Music, Photography, Videographer, Designer Cake Services, and Professional Decorating/Floral services.

The facility rental fee is only $2,000. When Bayou Barn does the catering, we will apply your rental fee toward the cost of food and beverage! View our catering and private party packages at the end of this page.


  • Up to 288 guests can be seated under our fully enclosed pavilion and dance hall
  • Up to 900 guests can be accommodated on the entire facility grounds


  • Rustic setting on the bayou with LIVE alligators
  • Vintage Cajun attractions, buildings, décor and props
  • Full Bar and Portable satellite bars
  • Seafood Boiling by the Bayou
  • Cajun Storytellers
  • Cochon de Lait Demonstration shows and carving stations
  • Outdoor Air Conditioning or Heating available
  • No private room rental charge, food and beverage minimums apply

We can arrange for:

  • A Live Cajun Band or DJ
  • Group Games with Live animals (crab or crawfish races, chicken drop)
  • NOTE: animals are not harmed in any way
  • Professional Floral Services
  • Designer Themed Cake
  • Cajun Dancers to entertain and assist your guests with Cajun Dance Lessons
  • Cajun Artisans to entertain your guests (i.e., Alligator Handler, Swamp Fortune Teller, Duck Carver, Bayou Trawl/Net Maker)

Some Event Types:

  • Corporate Meeting
  • Company Picnics
  • Weddings
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Showers
  • Family Reunions
  • Birthday Party
  • Anniversary Party
  • Barn Dinner & Dance
  • Festivals
  • Cocktail-Style Dinner
  • Formal Seated Dinner
  • Cooking Demonstration
  • Cookout / Barbecue
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Cochon de Lait (Pig Roast)
  • Presentations
  • Training Seminar
  • Workshop
  • Fundraiser
  • Live or Silent Auction

Activities Available:

  • Team Building Events
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Swamp Tour /Bayou Boil
  • Hayride
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Nature Walk
  • Bonfire
  • Crab Races
  • Alligator Handler
  • Cajun Games
  • Horseshoes
  • Bolo / Bocce Ball
  • Fortune Teller
  • Cajun Artisans with their trade and demonstrations

Private Party & Conference Menu Packages

The facility rental fee is $2,000. When Bayou Barn caters your event the facility rental fee will be applied toward the purchase of food and beverage, provided the F&B price meets or exceeds $2,000. We offer several Catering Packages designed to fit every budget.

Holds and Deposits

Private event booking dates can be reserved as a HOLD tentatively. This is considered an option or first hold. However, Bayou Barn cannot guarantee your date without a deposit. With a first hold, a conflicting commitment for the facility will not be made in favor of a second requesting party without first offering the party holding a first option an opportunity to either execute a contract agreement or release its reservation. The initial holder of the date will be notified and given 24 hours to sign a contract and pay a deposit. If this "challenge" is not met, the date will be relinquished to the "challenging" party and the "challenging" party will be required to sign a contract and pay the required deposit immediately.

All deposits are considered initial payments toward your event. Once a deposit has been placed, Bayou Barn is holding a date and time reserved for your private event and no one else can book that date. Should you cancel we will suffer certain damages. Therefore, deposits are considered a non-refundable advanced payment on your event.

View our menu selections and party packages below.

Bayou Barn allows the use of outside caterers or food handlers under the following conditions:

  • They must provide a valid insurance Certificate of Liability.
  • There is no cooking allowed on-site. All foods must arrive pre-cooked, hot foods must be held hot to the minimum safety standards and cold foods must be kept cold.
  • All trash must be removed by client or caterer or a clean up fee can be paid for trash removal.
  • No alcohol or beer can be brought onto premises from outside sources due to Louisiana ATC Liquor regulations.