Welcome to the Cajun Mansion Event Venue where, every couple who chooses our non-traditional venue for their wedding is graced with the complimentary services of our ‘STRESS FREE’ team, expertly created and led by Sandra Booher.
This expert team operates with a unified team rhythm, ensuring every moment of your special day is crafted into an unforgettable experience. Their harmonious coordination and dedicated focus are integral to creating a seamless and memorable event, all included as part of your experience at our venue.”
At the forefront is our meticulous Wedding Planner, Alayna Poirier, whose expertise sets the stage for every unique celebration. Supporting her vision is our dynamic event Sales Consultant and Day of Coordinator, Susan Nini, ensuring every detail aligns perfectly. Integral to our team are our Night of Captains, Kaci and Lori, who lead a skilled team of event workers, all dedicated to seamless event execution.
Adding to this harmonious blend is our Night of Concierge, Rachel, who plays a crucial role in enhancing the Wedding Couple experience. Our team works in a UNIFIED TEAM RHYTHM to ensure your special day at the Cajun Mansion Event Venue is both stress-free and extraordinary.
Sandra is a natural business leader and mentor. Processes and event organization drive her. Her trademark weddings and soirees have garnered hundreds of 5-star reviews for keeping everything flowing and stressless for all involved.
Sandra capped off a successful career in corporate America as comptroller for major companies and law firms, then settled into her current role as founder, hotelier & event planner of the now world-famous Louisiana Cajun Mansion Bed & Breakfast near Lafayette, Louisiana, known for Romantic Getaways.
Transitioning to the world of weddings and events was a natural step for Sandra. Today, she is renowned for orchestrating “Stress-Free Weddings” and has established a formidable team of seasoned wedding professionals. Each team member plays a vital role in ensuring that every special day is executed flawlessly, a testament to Sandra’s vision and leadership in creating exceptional wedding experiences.
Alayna started her career at the Louisiana Cajun Mansion in 2019, and she has filled various roles, eventually promoted to Wedding Planner.
Her real-world experience set a solid foundation for her wedding planning career. Her once part-time after-school job at the Cajun Mansion has developed into a full-time profession helping couples create their special dream day.
Her strengths are her attention to detail and problem-solving. She enjoys helping to design and orchestrate a wedding from the beginning. As such, she helps couples hire vendors, structure and set a timetable for the ceremony and reception, and works with three other teammates to oversee everything on the wedding day.
Alayna says, “Whenever I’m not planning weddings, I travel, hike, and spoil my fur baby named Cleo!”
Susan joined the Cajun Mansion family in the Spring of 2023. She brings over 20 years of event planning, marketing, and management experience to our team.
Her passion for the organization of spaces is also a huge asset. The staff often says she is “not afraid to get dirty.” You can find her refreshing the landscaping or meeting with potential couples on any given day. She has worked in several venues in the Lafayette area and brings a wealth of knowledge from sales to event logistics.
She is responsible for all event sales and admin work, including creating diagrams, rental orders, upselling, maintaining a master calendar, maintaining wedding/event lodging blocks, and reporting.
Susan says, “I love that I get to be a part of someone’s special day. I strive to make it as easy as possible and am always willing to go the extra mile.”
When we think of someone who always sees the big picture, we think of Katherine Cobb.
With her hospitality, operations, and Logistics gifts, Katherine has enjoyed a dynamic career supporting Entrepreneurs and Executives in various industries.
Seated at the table with experience, leadership, wisdom, patience, and conflict resolution skills, Katherine thrives on constructing and maintaining a culture that allows others to think differently and create brighter.
She supervises all operations of the Bed and Breakfast and the Event Venue. She is also responsible for supervising all staff members in both businesses.
With a business head and a heart to serve, Katherine shares the knowledge and diversity of extensive experience in both Professional and Home Environments.
Lori Davis, with her 39-year tenure in the title business, is the cornerstone of the Louisiana Cajun Mansion’s event team. As the Event Captain, she holds the most pivotal role, leading the execution of meticulously planned wedding details. Lori’s extensive professional experience & working every event staff position, has perfectly poised her for this role, where precision and attention to detail are paramount.
Her passion for helping others, coupled with her love for the beach and family, translates into her commitment to creating stress-free, memorable events.
As a leader, Lori ensures that her team delivers first-class service, turning each couple’s vision into reality. Her approach reflects her deep understanding of the importance of life’s special moments, making Lori an invaluable member at the Cajun Mansion.
Kaci plays a crucial role in the success of every event. Having worked in every position for events at the venue, Kaci leads her team with a blend of professionalism, meticulous attention to detail, a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic.
Her passion for decorating, crafts, and photography, combined with her enjoyment of spending quality time with friends and family, reflects her love for creating joyful experiences.
Beyond her role at the Mansion, Kaci is a dedicated LPN with 13 years of experience and a proud single mother of two sons. Her genuine desire to make people happy is evident in every aspect of her professional and personal life, making her an invaluable member of the Cajun Mansion team.
As the Night of Concierge, Rachael plays a pivotal role in ensuring each wedding unfolds flawlessly. Known for her enthusiasm, willingness to assist, and her genuinely positive attitude, she is a key asset to the team. Her experience ranges from setup and tear down to busing and waitstaff duties, providing her with a comprehensive understanding of event dynamics.
In her role as Concierge, Rachael’s focus is on providing personalized attention to the wedding couple, ensuring their needs are met with the utmost care.
Rachael is a professional at Cumulus Media Radio and a devoted mother to four boys. Her passion for family life shines through in her dedication to creating memorable experiences for couples on their special day.
Our strength lies in our collective commitment to a shared goal: to make every wedding an unforgettable, joyful, and stress-free celebration.
Like a well-rehearsed ensemble, each team member understands their role and executes it with precision and passion. Whether it’s setting the perfect ambiance, ensuring each aspect of the event flows smoothly, or attending to the couple’s every need, our team moves in a synchronized cadence.
This harmonized approach ensures that every couple who chooses the Cajun Mansion for their special day feels the magic of a perfectly orchestrated event. With the ‘Unified Team Rhythm’, we not only meet expectations but consistently strive to exceed them, making every wedding an exquisite symphony of memories.