Words to Inspire


We are proud of the praise we receive in making things happen discreetly, effectively and seamlessly.
Look at what our brides have to say:




Though many words come to mind about our extraordinary experience, one word would sum it up, superb. We were delighted with Christi and her unbelievable attention to detail. The staff was very attentive to the guest. Ambience was delightful due to the decorations and excellent music selections by the DJ. The food was exquisite, even the leftovers that were packed for us on our excursion were delectable. If we chose to renew our vows in 5 years or have any other special event, Stage 1 Gatehouse would be our place. Family and friends are still raving about their experiences on our Wedding Day. Special thanks to Christi for coming to the rescue of my wife, when my wife received the wrong size dress. No worries, Christi calmed her and made the disaster dress a success. Kudos to you and your team for an exemplary event.

Clyde & Shuantell Scott



My husband and I are from Mississippi but decided to have a wedding in Louisiana. Thanks to the Knot, we found The Gatehouse. Our desire was to have a destination wedding with an outside ceremony and indoor reception. The Gatehouse was the perfect venue for us. Instantly, we fell in love with the photos of the outdoor ceremony area and the indoor reception area. There was some hesitation because we were planning a destination wedding. Christi Edwards, owner and wedding coordinator, was absolutely amazing!!! After the first conversation with her, I knew we made the right decision. Once you book with The Gatehouse, you have access to another portion of the website which offered many suggestions and options for the wedding and reception. Even though there was a distance between us, Christi did an awesome job of communicating with me through phone calls and emails. I can honestly say that the day of the wedding went smoothly. We were able to enjoy our special day without worrying about the planning and setup. The ceremony was outside during the early evening and was BEAUTIFUL!! The food was AMAZING and definitely exceeded our expectations. Our guests are still raving about how great the venue was and how much they enjoyed the food. We could not have asked for a better venue to have our wedding. Christi and The Gatehouse staff were the reason for our beautiful and stress-free wedding day. Thank you Christi Edwards and The Gatehouse for everything!!

Ashley Luckett



Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for helping me keep my sanity throughout this stressful thing they call a wedding! You are both amazing and I couldn't have done it without you! Even better than calling you "planners", I feel like I can call you friends...and that means everything!

-Brandi and Justin



I want to thank you both for the amazing wedding Monica and I had. It was an amazing day and wayyyyy beyond our expectations! We expected alot and you far exceeded anything we could have hoped for. You gave Monica everything she could have dreamed for on our special day and everything went as planned without a hitch.Thank you for answering the endless questions Monica and I had, including meetings, phone calls, and emails, making our day a day we will never forget. Everything was perfect from the decor, the food (which everyone I talked to has ranted and raved about), the staff, and especially you two for doing everything for us.

-Aaron and Monica




“Christi and her staff were a godsend. The Gatehouse made our special day simply amazing and perfect. My husband and I were given the best care and service before and on the day of our wedding. Christi knew just what to ask, to do and what to expect. The cake and food were phenomenal. I could go on and on about how well put together everything wa, but to keep it short, I would absolutely recommend and encourage anyone to get married at The Gatehouse.”

-Krystle Edwards



"Everyone always says there is always some major problem that occurs on your wedding day, well, mine was perfect!!! There were no problems or mistakes. I have had soooo many compliments on the wedding and people have ranted and raved about the food. We want to thank you for all your hard work and most of all your patience."

-Chrise Pullen



“All we wanted for our wedding was to have a great time and be able to enjoy ourselves. The staff at The Gatehouse were thorough and focused on the details to make our wedding run as smoothly as possible and allowed us to have our wish. We elected the classic dinner menu, and everyone ranted about the food! The potential threat of hail and rain did not deter us from having the best experience possible. We were provided with a backup plan and things worked out to not needing to use the covered areas! The all inclusive packages allowed me to have such a stress free planning process. The basic package included cake, dj, food, centerpieces...with several options to upgrade to create an environment that was so romantic and unforgettable! I definitely recommend The Gatehouse to any bride who wants an intimate, romantic, stress-free, and enjoyable experience.”


Mallory and Josh



"I want to start by thanking you very much from the bottom of my heart for helping make our dream wedding become a reality. You went to many lengths and did above and beyond what was expected, with smiles on your faces the entire time. I cannot even begin to tell you all the wonderful things that my family and friends have said about the way things were conducted before, during and after the wedding. You took the most important things to us and made them your priority."

-Mr and Mrs Blanchard



"When I woke up to severe thunderstorms on my wedding day, my first thought was “They said they’ve done this all before. People said they felt bad for me and thought I would be worried about the storm, but I wasn’t I knew that everything would be taken care of. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted. It was simple, elegant and best of all- Josh and I just had to show up. Planning a wedding was stressful for me, but I felt I had a partner who could get things done. Thank you thank you thank you!"

-Jeanette Benedetto



"When I began planning our wedding from out of state I was a bit worried about how things would turn out. You really took care of all of my worries. My experience with The Gatehouse was such a wonderful journey. The entire time I was there, I felt like you were my friend not a paid vendor. You accommodated all of my needs from helping out with those who just couldn’t grasp what I wanted , to the music, to keeping me calm. I will surely spread the word about how wonderful The Gatehouse is. Because every girl deserves a wedding of their dreams, and the excellent service you provided for me,"

-Jonathan and Amanda Lipinski



"The grounds at The Gatehouse -especially at night-are a fairy-tale setting. The food was five star, both in taste and presentation. Your staff was very professional but still managed to be friendly and courteous. Whatever Erika wanted, you accommodated and added suggestions to make it even better. You were marvelous!

-Tony and Barbara Stelzer




My husband, Donavon Hill, was the minister at the Glaub's wedding hosted at your beautiful facility last weekend. Just wanted to know how impressed we were with your facility and services. We will be recommending you to other couples.

-Valerie Hill...Lifepoint Church