Welcome to The Abacus, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70503, Event Facility for Weddings, Receptions and Meetings


(337) 232-5300
(337) 232-5333
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The Abacus:

Capacity: 375
Package Includes:

  • 140 Oak Chairs and 150 Mahogany Folding Chairs
  • 40 Tables
  • 8 Bar Stools, Lounge Chairs
  • Linens, Center Pieces
  • 4 hour time Slot

Reservations and Information Call:

(337)232-5300 or (337)232-5333

Ballroom Location
530 West Pinhook
Lafayette, LA, 70503

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The Abacus, Lafayette, LA

      The ABACUS, captures the essence and grandeur of classic 1940's architecture. Totally restored, renovated and embellished with all modern conveniences, our events venue offers all that is needed to make your special occasion, whether large or small, business or personal, one to be remembered.

       The ABACUS has a wonderful blend of old New Orleans integrated with post war 1940's architecture. The main floor offers space for dancing, buffet lines and seating for as many as 300 guests. In addition to our main floor, the ABACUS offers the use of a second floor for guest seating or, may be segregated to accommodate the bridal party/family's use. The ABACUS provides 125 on site parking slots with curb parking around the building.

       To ensure the success of your event, our ballroom and events facility offers all amenities, including our first rate bar with every convenience to satisfy the most discriminating taste.

All bookings for the ABACUS are coordinated through Lafayette Receptions and Catering LLC who will provide food, beverage, centerpieces, set up and take down. You simply enjoy the moment.



ABACUS now offers a daily lunch buffet between the hours of 11:am to 2:pm, Mondays through Fridays, and is conveniently located at 530 West Pinhook, within the Oil Center of Lafayette, Louisiana.  Quick in, quick out and budget friendly, makes the ABACUS the noon place to be.  Our talented Chef Pat Lewis is known for serving daily her award winning recipes.  We now also provide onsite AND offsite food catering and bar services. 

Our weekly LUNCH BUFFET MENU is as follows:


(Louisiana Lunch Day)

Southern Style Fried Chicken

Hamburger Steak

Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage

White Rice

Mashed Potatoes

Rice Dressing

Fried Breaded Okra

Cream Corn

Dinner Rolls & Cornbread Muffin


(Caterers menu)

Pork Loin in Gravy

Slow Cooked Sliced Brisket

Roasted Corn and Crawfish Pasta

Chef Choice of Daily Pasta

Abacus Famous Praline Chicken

White Beans and Ham and White Rice

Vegetable Medley

Fried Eggplant

Dinner Rolls and Garlic Bread


(Louisiana BBQ Day)

BBQ Pork Steak

BBQ Chicken

BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Macaroni & Cheese

Baked Beans and Sweet Peas

Dinner Rolls and Garlic Bread


(Grandmas Home Cooking Day)

Chef Pat's Chicken Stew

Fried Pork Chops (BEST IN TOWN)

Abacus Famous Praline Chicken

Smothered Potatoes & Cabbage

White Rice

Black Eyed Peas

Fried Egg Plant

Dinner Rolls & Cornbread Muffin


(Seafood Friday)

Stuffed Fried Catfish & Broiled Fish

Catfish Couvillion

Crawfish Etouffee

Shrimp Fettuccini

Stuffed Potato Casserole

Sauteed Green Beans

Cornbread & Hushpuppies

Dinner Rolls& Jalapeno Muffins


Soup & FULL Salad Bar

Pat's Famous Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Soup of the Day, Pea & Crab Salad, Garden/Caesar Salad with Condiments, Chicken Salad, Tuna, Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Macaroni Salad and much more...


* each day we offer a soup de jour, and chicken and sausage gumbo

* each day we serve a variety of salads, cold pastas, fruit and greens

* each day we offer our award winning creole bread pudding. pecan pie and other pies



Thanks to our Customers and Friends, the ABACUS has out grown its current space.  A real problem to have two years into the playing field.  So we adapted by building an addition of a 2,200 sq. ft. great room and accommodations for easy parking. A small patio showcases the entry.  Don't fret, the design and architecture mimics our existing classic style.  The new room can accommodate private luncheons as large as 140 seated and weddings in conjunction with the entire building at 400 guests. 


Our family of venues have witnessed magnificent events and history making decisions. Now your special event will be steeped in the grandeur of days past and will add to the story of this magnificent historic building.

Abacus provides meeting rooms wired for your Powerpoint® presentations. Have your next business luncheon at the Abacus.

Have a historic event at
Abacus Banquets and Receptions.
(337) 232-5300
(337) 232-5333


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