Locally owned and operated by members of the Rini family, Bayou Haven will continue the legacy of helping build Alexandria into a vibrant and flourishing community. Come to Bayou Haven and be part of the legacy!
Centrally located just 2 minutes outside of the city limits of Alexandria and 10 minutes form the airport and major hotels, Bayou Haven is the ideal venue location for events from all around Central Louisiana. Our physical address is 6021 Twin Bridges Road, Alexandria, LA 71303.
Concept and Design
The concept of building a wedding or event venue on the grounds of Bayou Haven was first discussed by Sam more than 10 years ago when he first named the land and registered www.BayouHaven.com. However, it wasn't until he looking for a place to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of his parents a few years ago that he realized there were not many venue choices in Alexandria... so there began the journey.
He and his wife Carolyn sought out a brilliant Artist / Design Architect north of Dallas to help bring a novel and fresh approach to the idea. Since then he worked alongside the Fire Marshal and Planning Commision for 18 months to get to get the final construction permit and it's been a whirlwind of excitement since then. We broke ground in June 2017 and Bayou Haven opened to the public in February of this year. For the hundreds of fans that have followed us on this journey, it's been an honor to have your support!
RINI Construction, which is a household name to most people in Central Louisiana, ran the construction project. The company was was started by Sam Rini, Sr. in Alexandria in 1959 and has been in business for the past 59 years. The oldest son, John Rini, was the lead contractor and he did a wonderful job with the overall construction.
Bayou Haven is now open and the entire buildings, grounds, and all operations are family run. We would never trust Bayou Haven to a stranger and expect them to give it the same attention and love that has gone into its design and development over the past 2 years.
Again, we are very honored that you are considering our venue and we look forward to showing you Bayou Haven in person one day soon!
Sam & Carolyn Rini