Visit Baton Rouge

1000 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

Baton Rouge is Louisiana’s “Capital City” and the hub of all things Louisiana. With a prime, central location—just an hour away from New Orleans and Lafayette—Baton Rouge is the perfect city to host your next meeting and explore the culture of this amazing state. Here, your attendees will find an abundance of vibrant music, cuisine, collegiate spirit, history and culture. Explore our many historical attractions, or stop by a local festival—there’s plenty of each. Between sessions, take advantage of Baton Rouge’s walkable downtown, with hotel accommodations, dining and attractions within minutes of each other. From traditional meeting and exhibition space, such as the Baton Rouge River Center, to unique outdoor venues and historic attractions, Baton Rouge is home to a number of venues to accommodate your every need. Our dedicated team will work with local partners to get you the best available rates, and receive complimentary assistance from our servicing department to execute your event. The best part: it’s absolutely FREE! Planning your meeting just got easier with the help of Visit Baton Rouge. For more information, visit, or call 1 800 LA ROUGE.

Baton Rouge Fast Facts

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Visit Baton Rouge
359 Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Gaming, Historic, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (Baton Rouge River Center): 200,000

Meeting Space, Square Feet (Baton Rouge River Center): 200,000

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Baton Rouge River Center): 30,000

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Baton Rouge Marriott ): 299

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,000

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Miles to downtown 8

Cities with non-stop flights4

International cities with direct flights0

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Miles to downtown

Cities with non-stop flights

International cities with direct flights

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Miles to downtown

Cities with non-stop flights

International cities with direct flights

Geographic Areas Served:

Baton Rouge and the 9 surrounding parishes.

Why Meet in Baton Rouge

Downtown Baton Rouge is 100% walkable. The Baton Rouge River Center, dining options, attractions and hotel accommodations are all located within blocks of each other.

Experience the tastes of Louisiana during your visit! With an ever-growing restaurant scene to choose from, you can enjoy everything from local dives to delicious new restaurants highlighting classic Southern fare.

Experience the sounds of Louisiana—jazz, zydeco, swamp-pop—with live performances throughout town, or enjoy one of our several free, outdoor concert series in the spring and fall such as Live After Five. Not to mention our various free annual festivals, such as the Baton Rouge Blues Fest, Fest for All, the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival among others.

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CVB Services

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The CVB represents the convention center

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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