The Gillis Village, located in Gillis, Louisiana was home to the historic Gillis Feed Store and Olde Red Barn. The Gillis Village has a rich history in the community and holds a special memory for many local residents. It began as a train stop for trains carrying grain to the north and later became The Gillis Feed Store where the old men would gather around the wood stove and tell their stories to the children.
We are excited now to offer this rich history back to the community in the form a unique, rustic event venue. We can host all types of events from family reunions, birthday parties (children and adults), graduation parties, weddings and more. We are particularly excited to offer this space as a rustic wedding venue. The ambience of the old wood floors, the rustic tin roof and the Olde Red Barn is so perfect as a rustic wedding venue. But we don’t want to limit this wonderful, historic place and will be happy to work with you to create any of your rustic themed events.
The Gillis Village is located about 8 miles north of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Between the 6000 square foot Feed Store and the Olde Red Barn you can have aspect of your wedding from the engagement party to the bachelorette & bachelor party, the rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony and the reception. From start to finish The Gillis Village can accommodate all of your needs for your special moment.
The Gillis Village can seat up to 200 guests with seating for 100 on rustic wooden tables and benches there is also an 8 foot wide porch that wraps the Village on two sides adding to the rustic ambience. We also have a bridal suite for the ladies, a stage for the band with a dance floor for your reception, and a staging and warming area for your caterers.
The history filled Olde Red Barn is the perfect spot for your outdoor event with a BBQ grill, picnic tables and, a fire pit. The natural, rustic setting of The Gillis Village and the Olde Red Barn offers the perfect ambience for that rustic, country-style wedding that you’ve always dreamed of. The barn is also a great spot for those special, rustic photographs.
Here at The Gillis Village we are all about helping you to keep the costs down. Our event pricing starts at $585 for the Olde Red Barn and with no in-house caterers we are one of the few event venues that let you to bring in your own food and beverages.
Call today to schedule a visit. Then put on your boots, call your mamma and your grandma and ya’ll come see for yourself if the Gillis Village and the Olde Red Barn is the place where you can have the country wedding or rustic event of your dreams.
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