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Cecelia Creole Bistro, Baton Rouge, LA

Cecelia Creole Bistro

4.8
4.8
513 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole
The only place to get true Creole food is in Louisiana, or at least in someone from Louisiana’s kitchen. Come reste un peu (stay awhile) to downtown Baton Rouge and visit Chef Mark Reilly's Creole kitchen.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (225) 615-7833
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Reilly
  • Catering
    Visit our website for our catering & buffet menus! We do drop-offs in the Downtown area, as well.
  • Private party facilities
    In search of a fresh, elegant venue for your next special occasion? The Loft at Cecelia Creole Bistro hosts up to 300 people and is perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and more! Contact our General Manager & Events Coordinator, Sara Dixon, for more information today: (225) 615-7833 or send her an email: sara@ceceliabr.com
  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Cross street
    On Third Street in the block between Laurel Street & Main Street.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 513 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Overall

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Food

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Service

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Ambiance

  • Baton Rouge

    Best Value

  • Baton Rouge

    Good for business meals

  • Baton Rouge

    Neighborhood gem

513 Reviews
  1. JasonL

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. Simple creole food elevated to the next level. Drinks are excellent and service is great.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonder food as usual. Particularly love the appetizer choices.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience was everything I thought it would be. Food was amazing and flavorful. The server was prompt and friendly. Overall great dining spot!!

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  4. Anne

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for dinner with friends before attending a concert downtown. Found parking easy. Food and service were wonderful. Fun selection of drinks and specials. One of the best meals I've had in a while. Would definitely go back. Must have the cornbread!

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  5. Kenny

    Alabama

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best redfish dish I've ever tasted. Service was impeccable and cocktails were on point. Great experience.

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  6. Jordan

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a birthday dinner/date with my boyfriend and we both loved it. The Watermelon cocktail was very nice, and the gator bites were so good!! I absolutely loved their red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. And their crème brûlée is to die for. So good!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I eat here every time I visit my son at LSU. Never disappoints!! Fried green tomatoes and the shrimp and grits!

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  8. MEC1101

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place. The food was great, and the service was prompt but not rushed. We also enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe.

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  9. KimN

    Baton Rouge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience as always. Excellent service with delicious food and great cocktails!

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  10. oscar

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there, we have been wanting to come for a while.cozy and romantic atmosphere,excellent service also.we started with some cocktails then had the cornbread which was in a cast iron skillet with steens cane syrup on top and the cinnamon butter! Yum I had the shrimp and grits and my wife had the Cajun grouper,both were delicious.we finished with the crème brûlée again was very good. Highly recommend them

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  11. ShelleyH

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Redfish with the collard greens were delicious!!!

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  12. AnthonyC

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. We love the atmosphere and the music.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we entered the building we knew we were in for a treat! Everything was absolutely perfect and delicious! Fun fact I now know what a pistolette is 😂 and I want 20 to go please. Seriously this place is amazing 9.875/10

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  14. Hoot55

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cecilia's is one of my favorite restaurants in Baton Rouge - it never disappoints. Once again received great service, great food, and a great evening. While the menu isn't pages long, it's all delicious. The drink menu isn't long either - and choices of wine limited, but they're all good - and don't miss the Fig Old Fashion. Our favorites are the skillet cornbread and brussel sprouts appetizers, the Cecelia House Salad, the Cajun Grouper and Redfish Cecelia. For dessert you can't go wrong with the Bread Pudding.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Cocktails, appetizers, soup & best redfish dish in BR

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  16. LeethaH

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations but had to wait about 10 minutes Server was professional and attentive Food was awesome
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  17. RetiredBanker

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was excellent. Food was good. I got fried grouper which was very dry and no flavor but thats because I had the accompanying crayfish etufee on the side with rice. Shoukd have gotten it sautéed. The string beans were good. For dessert, had the king cake bread pudding. YUM! And they make an excellent Sazerac. Ist time we've been there but will definitely go back.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  18. Ananomous

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum yum
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  19. TimothyM

    New Orleans

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cecelia’s is a wonderful restaurant that we could eat at every night. The food and drinks are fantastic. The service is amazing. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful restaurant downtown. One of my sons had his “best meal of all time” at Cecelia’s. Last night reinforced that feeling. Thank you again for maintaining your level of excellence!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Please do come again!

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  20. HowellK

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always! Our waiter was super sweet and attentive. Cecelia's never disappoints!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  21. pete

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and the staff was very accommodating due to me being a little late...enjoyed the options on restaurant week menu and went off of that menu to also order the Brussel sprouts! Great vibe and will definitely return again.

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  22. Alyssa

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Will be back! Definitely start with their cornbread!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  23. CarrollB

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone has a favorite shrimp and grits. This just became mine. Topped off the dinner with a creme brulee that was rich without being too sweet. Perfect meal. Great service.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  24. davidf

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Cajun food with a kick. Good service and a lively atmosphere.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  25. TinaC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EVERYTHING about this restaurant was fantastic!! We were so impressed and delighted by the level of service and the amazing food! The waiter was so knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The atmosphere was wonderful and I cannot say enough about everyone’s meal….perfection! The wine list is not extensive but the quality of wine is very nice.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on February 12, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  26. MASBR

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stellar as always, soup du jour was just what I needed on a cold night. The hot toddy cocktail special was on point.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback & for dining with us! Come again!

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  27. JoeP

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just ok on food...expected more. Red fish chowder was awesome
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  28. RochelleR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Every appetizer was amazing and followed up by a fresh side salad. Great cocktails! Will definitely be returning!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again soon!

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  29. Teachermom

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely little place to have a high-quality meal with friends. It was quaint but with excellent service and food. Highly recommend!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining & for your feedback! Come again!

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  30. MASBR

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always, started with the gator and egg rolls and had the triple tail special, it was spot on. Cocktails and service were wonderful and the bread pudding is the best in the city.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining & for your feedback! Come again!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and service was great! Loved the egg rolls and the red fish was great! Also the size of the salad was great and so fresh! Will go back!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  32. JasonG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Not that busy, so we had quick turnaround from order to table. Our waitress was nice, but could have been more attentative. Great food! Alligator, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Red Fish, all excellent!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  33. birthdaymom

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I arrived a little late for our reservation due to traffic but we were immediately seated. Our waitress was prompt and friendly. We has sensation salads and ate from the lunch menu specials. My steak was cooked perfectly and my friend enjoyed her fried catfish with ettoufee on top. We did not have dessert. Overall our meal was really good. The restaurant is quaint and small but was not full on a Wednesday.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining! Come again!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cute restaurant. Went for date night. Service was outstanding from start to finish! Definitely will be back!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining & for your feedback! Come again!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, cozy restaurant. A clear, focused menu with emphasis on Louisiana seafood. Great selections and something for everyone. And not too expensive for the quality of the food. A really great value. We'll be coming back for more.
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining & for your feedback! Come again!

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  36. JosephG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! Cocktails were great without unnecessary flair. The food was excellent! We had the alligator, Cecelia salad, and the grouper. It wasn’t very busy, so was not loud at all. Doesn’t seem like a place that would be loud even when busy as the lounge and dining are separated by a door. Service was warm and very attentive! We will certainly be back!
    Cecelia Creole BistroResponded on January 22, 2024
    Thank you for dining & for your feedback! Come again!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience and waiter’s was absolutely amazing.I loved the restaurant’s food service and scenery.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh how I loved this little cozy gem! The service was great and the food was unique and amazing. Our food arrived to the table piping hot and quick. Although a little salty, they were quick to ask if I would like to have it remade. We started with the friend green tomatoes and sweet and spicy alligator. Both choices were amazing…alligator was a tad bit salty but again quite tasty. The Crawfish Etoufee was was perfect, crawfish in every spoonful. We also had the jerk chicken w/ red beans and red fish with braised collards on a bed of grits- 10/10! Overall, we had a really nice time and I would visit again and again. The drinks, food, and music meshed so well together. This place is a VIBE!!

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  39. DeeA

    Miami

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server and my apologies for not remembering his name but was exceptional in making sure my dining experience was perfect. Gumbo was delicious and fried tomatoes was tasty. It was my birthday and I received an unexpected complimentary desert which was very kind and generous. Ambiance was cozy and tasteful with the right amount of energy.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at Cecelia’s and we've enjoyed our food and drinks every time! Will be coming back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Cecelia Creole Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (225) 615-7833.

Cecelia Creole Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 513 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cecelia Creole Bistro

421 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Third Street in the block between Laurel Street & Main Street.
  • Neighborhood
    Baton Rouge
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Reilly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (225) 615-7833
  • Catering
    Visit our website for our catering & buffet menus! We do drop-offs in the Downtown area, as well.
  • Private party facilities
    In search of a fresh, elegant venue for your next special occasion? The Loft at Cecelia Creole Bistro hosts up to 300 people and is perfect for weddings, rehearsal dinners, and more! Contact our General Manager & Events Coordinator, Sara Dixon, for more information today: (225) 615-7833 or send her an email: sara@ceceliabr.com
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