Baton Rouge, LA Meeting Venue Spotlight
Baton Rouge River Center
Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Baton Rouge River Center has modernized the downtown core. With a ballroom, theater, arena and exhibition hall, the center encompasses a total of over 200,000 square feet of meeting space. Not surprisingly, the center attracts a great variety of events, from music headliners like Tim McGraw to the Baton Rouge Boat & Sports Show.
Recently renovated, the new Exhibition Hall includes 70,000 square feet of space that can be modified in a variety of configurations. Combined with the arena, the hall provides over 100,000 square feet of continuous space. The Theatre of Performing Arts holds up to 1,900 guests, while the stately Grand Ballroom offers over 26,000 square feet of space. The River Center complex also includes 21,000 square feet of meeting space, 62,000 square feet of pre-function space, and exterior verandas with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River.
The well-appointed center houses an on-site catering service that can accommodate any number of guests. Dining options include local favorites such as fried catfish, jambalaya and oysters. The River Center facilities can also provide audio-visual and networking capabilities.
In addition to first-class meeting space and countless amenities, the River Center is conveniently located within walking distance of 600 hotel rooms and within five miles of an additional 2,600 rooms. The downtown location provides countless entertainment options for guests visiting River Center; the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, USS Kidd Veterans Memorial and Museum, and Louisiana Art & Science Museum are all nearby. River Center offers 1,300 parking spaces in two garages.