Lafayette CVC

Convention Center9,290 sq. m
Guest Rooms6,909
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel
Special Event Venues15
Average Room Rate$89.00
Daily Food Cost$56.00
Occupancy Rate4%
Tax Rate8%

Lafayette CVC


Why Choose Our Destination?

Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country, an area known for letting the good times roll, or as we say it laissez les bons temps rouler, and people are starting to notice. The New York Times’ named Lafayette as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery why. A Destination That’s Anything But Mediocre Lafayette knows you’re looking for a destination that’s anything but mediocre. In addition to the cities world-class facilities, 70 hotels-four of which are full-service properties with meeting space to accommodate up to 1,000 attendees-and one of a kind business and technology centers, the region is also teeming with celebratory events year round. From the largest outdoor francophone festival in the world, Festival International, to the fall’s Festivals Acadiens et Creole and of course Mardi Gras, we will have something for you to join in and celebrate. Lafayette: An Experience Like No Other Lafayette knows we’re on your radar. That’s because we do things just a little differently in the south. Lafayette is more than just a place to host your next meeting-it’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else. Our distinct mixture of food, music and culture blends into everything we do, from work to play. On any night of the week you can listen to live music and sample some of their unique cuisine while sipping on a Rouler that will have your taste buds dancing as much as your feet. Getting There Centrally located within hours of major cities, Lafayette truly lives up to the name Hub City. The city is located at the crossroads of I-10 and I-49, just 3 hours east of Houston and 2 hours west of New Orleans. The city is serviced by the Lafayette Regional Airport offering 26 direct flights daily from Atlanta, Dallas and Houston. Cajun-French phrases to use when visiting: • Merci (pronounced mare see): Thank you • Ca c'est bon (pronounced sa say bohn): That's good • Joie de vivre (pronounced jhwa da veev): Joy of living • Allons (pronounced al lohn): Let's go Find Out What Lafayette Has in Store for You Helping our partners plan successful meetings day in and day out is our job. Helping you plan the time of your life once the business is over is our passion. Give one of their team members a call and find out what Lafayette has in store for you.

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Getting Here

Lafayette, LA is the hub of the eight-parish area in the heart of Acadiana, a region known for its unique Cajun and Creole heritages, French language and cultural traditions. The eight parishes that comprise this hub area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east and to the Gulf of Mexico. The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Interstate 49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish. Mileage Chart from Selected Cities Atlanta, GA - 580 Austin, TX - 386 Beaumont, TX - 138 Biloxi, MS - 216 Birmingham, AL - 423 Charleston, SC - 891 Charlotte, NC - 817 Dallas, TX - 391 Fort Worth, TX - 421 Gulfport, MS - 189 Houston, TX - 217 Jackson, MS - 219 Jacksonville, FL - 653 Little Rock, AR - 357 Memphis, TN - 438 Mobile, AL - 273 Oklahoma City, OK - 645 Orlando, FL - 741 San Antonio, TX - 407 Tulsa, OK - 648 From Louisiana Cities Alexandria - 89 Baton Rouge - 59 Houma - 102 Lake Charles - 75 Morgan City - 68 New Orleans (I-10) - 135 New Orleans (Hwy. 90) - 153 Monroe - 184 Natchez - 134 Shreveport - 212

Distance from Airport

  • Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT)

    6.44 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Cajun Food Tours

10 minutes away
Our Flavor includes not only Cajun food delights, but also our unique Cajun culture! Laissez les bon temps rouler on our fun, cozy customized tour bus! Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor as the best thing to do in Lafayette, LA! Our guests, locals and vistors alike, will learn the history, love the culture and, best of all, stop to taste several of the renowned Cajun food delights that make our city so unique. From fresh gulf seafood to boudin & cracklins, this tour has it all. So, allons manger! (Let's go eat!)
Lafayette, LA, US

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park

10 minutes away
Opened in 1990, Vermilionville is a living history museum and folklife park that promotes and propagates the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole people – from the time period 1765 to 1890. The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes with more than 13 local artisans that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers.
300 Fisher Rd.
Lafayette, LA, US 70508

Lafayette Science Museum

10 minutes away
Serving as a playful portal into a vast universe of discovery, The Lafayette Science Museum offers a fun, hands-on experience for curious minds of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown Lafayette, the museum houses exhibits and installations that are sure to enlighten and educate while proving that you’re never too old to learn something new – and, of course, have lots of fun in the process.
433 Jefferson St.
Lafayette, LA, US 70501

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Museum

Historical Landmark
10 minutes away
The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in downtown Lafayette, LA stands as a sentinel to the faith of generations of followers. It is the third church built on the site donated by Jean Mouton in 1821, when Lafayette was the town of Vermilionville. The present Dutch Romanesque landmark, completed in 1916, is on the National Registry of Historic Properties. Massive brick walls contrast with graceful arches and delicate red and white brickwork. Turrets flank the octagonal steeple above, from which the bells toll.
515 Cathedral St
Lafayette, LA, US 70501

Acadiana Center for the Arts

10 minutes away
AcA is the central culture hub of Acadiana. Our beautiful facilities feature one of the finest, intimate theaters in the country, large museums-quality galleries, workshop and rehearsal spaces, offices and public areas. AcA has quickly grown to become one of the largest Arts Organizations in Louisiana.
101 W Vermilion St
Lafayette, LA, US 70501

Convention Centers

  • Cajundome, Convention Center & Artisan Creative Catering

    Cajundome, Convention Center & Artisan Creative Catering is located in Lafayette, LA between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA on I-10, this arena is 2.5 miles off the interstate. A perfect venue for conferences, meetings, presentations and events.

  • Heymann Convention Center

    The 20,000 sq. ft. Convention Center can be divided in to several spaces or booked as one open area. Comprised of two large ballrooms, three meeting rooms and a full service kitchen, Heymann Convention Center hosts Mardi Balls, trade shows, etc..



High Season
Feb 1 – Mar 31
Shoulder Season
Low Season

Additional Information

Cultural History The region’s history dates back to the 18th century, when Canada’s Acadians were expelled in the late 1700s and settled in Louisiana. More than two centuries later tourists come to Lafayette to get a rare taste of the genuine Acadian experience, from traditional food fixings and music to the warm hospitality that greets you at every turn. For a taste of genuine history, visit Vermilionville, a historic and folklife village that demonstrates Acadian, Creole and Native American history form the time period 1765 – 1890. The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes with more than 13 local artisans that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers. Inside or outside this historical village, it’s always easy to find locals who can switch effortlessly into French when the need arises. Festivals No matter what time of year you visit Lafayette they will have something for you to celebrate. Lafayette truly comes alive in the fall and spring with remarkable weather to compliment the multitude of events and festivals. One thing unique to Lafayette is the free concert series that take place in the fall and spring. Kick off your weekend early on Thursday with Rhythms on the River, a free evening concert held in River Ranch’s Town Square. Bach Lunch, a free popular lunchtime music series that takes place on Fridays in Downtown Lafayette, couples local food with music for all ages. The fun continues into the evening with Downtown Alive!, another local favorite concert series offering free music from regional artists of all genres. Food Lafayette has the Cajun & Creole flavors you crave, along with the freshest in Louisiana seafood, and always a little something unexpected. But don’t take our word for it. Lafayette has received many awards for their cuisine including being named the Tastiest Town of the South by Southern Living magazine, Best Food Town by Rand McNally and a Top 10 Foodie City by One staple to the area’s unique cuisine is the smoked pork and rice delicacy known as boudin. While the ingredients are basic, the variations of how to cook boudin are endless, which is why you need to take a trip down the Boudin Trail. Stretching across the metro area there are a dozen restaurants cooking boudin every which way you can imagine, and some you can’t.