The Guru at Circa 1857

1857 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 85 people

About The Guru at Circa 1857

The Guru is a unique private events venue in Baton Rouge located in the Circa 1857 complex on Government and 19th Streets just across from The Garden District. Housed in an original 1920s mechanics garage, The Guru is a fusion of funky and serene - a more intimate space with a New Orleans gallery feel. Located in Mid City West - literally 2 minutes from LSU and 2 minutes from downtown. Perfect for parties of every description, dinners, weddings and receptions, fundraisers, showers, acoustic music performances, art shows, meetings, recitals, classes and workshops. The Guru is a unique, inclusive venue with wonderful ambience and the best prices in town.

Package Pricing

The Guru
Attendees: 80 max | $250 /hour
Pricing for all event types


Baby Shower - An Eventective User from Baton Rouge

The venue has great energy. It was clean and decor is absolutely beautiful. Ms. Kay and Ms. Sydney were amazing to work with. Every question was answered. And I was stress free. The party was a huge success.

Management Response
Thank you so much! We love what we do and we love it when you love The Guru, too! Sidney Sidney Coffee Owner, The Guru
Beautiful and unique reception space - An Eventective User from Baton Rouge

The Guru was simply fantastic! It's decorative interior is perfect for those wanting to get away from more traditional reception venues. Great price too!

Birthday party - An Eventective User from Baton Rouge,LA

We planned an 80th birthday party for my mother, and although it had to be canceled at the last moment due to local flooding, the staff of the Guru were absolutely wonderful to work with. Kay and Sydney are the best ever, and we will definitely go there when it's time to reschedule the party!

Venue Types
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 85
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 1
  • Special Features: Main room for events with back room for buffet. Outside area for bar and tall pub tables. Plenty of parking on site. No restrictions on catering/can bring in your own food/beverage/alcohol. We offer full service planning and execution, if desired.