“Beauty, magnificence, but with it all extreme simplicity–those are the characteristics that first impress the visitor when he views the new Calcasieu bank building or when he first steps inside.” – Excerpt from the American Press as printed on Friday, November 2nd, 1928
The Calcasieu Marine National Bank, built in 1928, is one of a group of buildings in Lake Charles designed by the noted New Orleans architectural firm of Favrot and Livaudais. This prominent, prolific firm received numerous major commissions beginning in the wake of the Fire of 1910 and continuing through the 1920s. Their extant work includes the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse, the Lake Charles City Hall, the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, the Calcasieu Marine National Bank, and various other schools and residences. The Calcasieu Marine National Bank is a three-story limestone-faced building.
Events at Calcasieu Marine Bank
The Main Event
Imagine your wedding in a grand ball room, complete with catering, a full service bar, and entertainment to keep your guests happy. With our hand-picked list of caterers and entertainment, your wedding is a guaranteed success. The Calcasieu Marine Bank brings high class atmosphere to Lake Charles and most importantly your big day.
When your guests arrive, they’ll enter through the foyer. This golden room is a perfect welcoming place for your wedding guests to sign-in or your bridal portraits to be on display. Guests can even relax for a minute in our seating area, complete with four vintage style chairs and a plush sofa. They’ll then enter the main hall through double gold framed glass doors. The grand hall is the perfect venue, complete with chandeliers, sconces and giant Corinthian pillars highlighting an eagle on each elevation.
In addition to the main hall, you’ll also have access to the Main Vault. With a twenty-one inch thick vault door, this space is a wonderful spot for your groom’s cake or any other desserts, as well as a perfect place for guests to sit and admire the prints and photos from throughout the history of Lake Charles.
You’ll also have access to the Rotunda. This spacious room is right next to our commercial kitchen, making it an excellent place for your food or bar service. From here, you and your guests will have access to our spacious courtyard and pavilion. The pavilion is perfect for an outdoor ceremony or a casual reception. Your guests will enjoy a cool breeze as it blows in from the lake and a beautifully landscaped courtyard complete with flowers and trees to accent your event. The wrought iron courtyard gate has access to Ryan street, making it a picture perfect exit for the newlywed husband and wife.