Devon B. Hillman

and

Jason K. Manuel

Directions/Attractions

Directions

To the Church from Houston / Ville Platte / Lafayette Areas
From I-10 East take the left exit, EXIT 159, for I-12 East toward Hammond. Travel for about 38 miles. Take EXIT 38B toward Jackson and merge onto I-55 North. Drive north about 11 miles then take the LA-40 exit, EXIT 40, toward Independence. Merge onto LA-40 toward Independence. Drive a little over a mile and Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will be on the left.

To the Church from Houma / New Orleans Areas
From I-10 West take I-55 North via EXIT 210 toward Hammond. Travel for about 40 miles. Take the LA-40 exit, EXIT 40, toward Independence. Merge onto LA-40 toward Independence. Travel a little over a mile and Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will be on the left.

To the Church from Courtyard by Marriot in Hammond
From the front parking lot of the hotel, head towards SW Railroad Avenue, there should be a Sonic on the left. Take a right onto SW Railroad Avenue and drive for about half a mile. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the I-12 West ramp towards Baton Rouge. Merge onto I-12 West and travel about 2 miles. Take EXIT 38B towards Jackson and merge onto I-55 North. Drive north about 11 miles then take the LA-40 exit, EXIT 40, toward Independence. Merge onto LA-40 toward Independence. Drive a little over a mile and Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will be on the left.

To the Reception from the Church
From the Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church parking lot, take a right onto LA-40. Drive about 7 miles until the road ends at LA-43. Take a left onto LA-43 and drive about 9 miles and the Cedar Post Barn driveway will be on the left.

Local Attractions

Restaurants
  • Blackened Brew (Hammond)
  • Tommy's on Thomas (Hammond)
  • Brady's (Hammond)
  • Tope La Restaurant (Hammond)
  • El Agave (Hammond)
  • Roux and Brew Seafood and Steakhouse (Ponchatoula)
  • Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant (Ponchatoula)
  • Berrytown Corner Cafe (Ponchatoula)
Breweries
  • Gnarly Barley (Hammond)
  • Low Road Brewing (Hammond)
  • Louisiana Purchase Brewing Company (Ponchatoula)
  • Abita Brewery (Covington)
  • Covington Brewhouse (Covington)
  • Chafunkta Brewing Company (Mandeville)
  • Old Rail Brewing Co. (Mandeville)
Things To Do
  • Kliebert's Turtle and Alligator Farm
  • Luizza Land
  • Global Wildlife Safari Tours
  • Fontainebleau State Park
  • Carter Plantation Golf Course
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