The Old Building
3190 First St Berwick, Louisiana 70342
(985) 397-0793

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About The Old Building

The Old Building--a restored 75-year-old building, originated as the R & H Grocery Store, owned by Roy and Herman Plessala. The Old Building features 20-foot high pitched, original wooden ceilings restored, a staircase built through the original dumb waiter, a warming area, indoor/outdoor bar, mezzanine seating, second-story terrace all to play a role as an elegant host for momentous occasions. Enjoy a view of the Atchafalaya River from the second-story terrace on a beautiful day, or under the stars and string lights, along with a walk a few feet away from the river. We're a specialized, versatile space that can be customized for your needs. From casual, costumed, or unconventional to black tie, your event is unique.

Our family

Meet Colleen

My name is Colleen Nicklas Askew, and I am the owner of The Old Building with my husband Carter. We have 4 children, Abigail 27, Andrew 24, Adam 23, and Aaron 19.

 I came upon an old, rundown building in our great downtown area and decided to transform it into a venue. Our Grand Opening was September 25, 2020. Let me know if you wanna meet and talk about an event that you want to have at The Old Building! 

Owner Colleen Nicklas Askew

Let's Chat!

Are you ready to book a tour of The Old Building for your upcoming wedding or event? Give us a call or fill out our online consultation form today to get started!