LARC's Acadian Village

Description

Acadian Village is a folklife museum that offers an authentic vision of Acadian society in South Louisiana during the 19th century. Period homes of Acadian architecture have been restored to their original appearance and furnished with antiques native to the area.

Whether you're looking to tie the knot, hold a fundraiser or just show some appreciation for your valued employees and their families, Acadian Village is the spot for you. The Village has hosted festivals, educational programs, a multitude of weddings, corporate picnics and intimate luncheons.

Facility Offerings

New Hope Chapel - A replica of an 1850 chapel.

  • Seating capacity up to 120.
  • Available for wedding ceremonies, funeral services, and church gatherings.
  • The ceiling was built of cypress and is held up by pegs.
  • The floor was made of Louisiana long leaf pine that is about 200-years-old.
  • There is only one original pew, which is 150-years-old. The rest are copies, made by Whitney Breaux.
  • The Stations of the Cross were hand carved with chisel, knife and hammer by a local sculptor, Lester Duhon.
  • The main alter was the type used before Vatican Council II.
  • It originally served St. Anne's church in Youngsville, La. and later St. Joseph's in Milton, La.
  • It was donated to the Village by Mrs. Jules Hebert of Milton. The side altar (Last Supper scene) is a gift from an anonymous donor who left it on the porch of the general store.

The Pavilion - An open area venue designed with "bringing the outdoors in" in mind.

  • Versatile use for wedding receptions, corporate events, crawfish boils, festivals, musical performances, cook-offs, etc.
  • Nearly 10,000 square feet of covered space.
  • Seating capacity up to 250 with provided picnic tables; space accommodates 500+.
  • Raised stage plus extra space for dance floor area and other setup.
  • Nearly 10,000 square feet under a roof.
  • Maximum capacity 500.
  • Ideas for use include musical performances, plays, educational events, cook-offs, company functions, etc.
  • Normally set with wooden picnic tables leaving a dance floor area.
  • Raised stage area.

The Stutes Building

  • A replica of the once popular Fernand Stutes Grocery, Bar, and Barber Shop, which once occupied the corner of Ridge Road and what is now Ambassador Caffery Parkway in the mid-20th century.
  • Versatile use for wedding receptions, corporate events, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, etc.
  • 3000+ square feet of space.
  • Seating capacity up to 80; space accommodates up to 150.
  • Tables and chairs provided; kitchen, bar area, patio, built-in sound system.
  • A replica of the once popular Fernand Stutes Grocery, Bar and Barber Shop, which once occupied the corners of Ridge Road and what is now Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
  • 3000+ square feet.
  • Used as a reception hall for weddings and other private functions.
  • 80-150 capacity.

Contact Information:
LARC's Acadian Village
200 Greenleaf Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 981-2364, fax: (337) 988-4554
www.AcadianVillage.org
Megan Morris, Director
megan@acadianvillage.org