“An absolutely amazing experience.” That is
what people say when everything comes
together; when accommodations exceed
expectations, activities are executed with
ease, and everything attendees need is accessible in a flash. For today’s meeting planners,
striking this balance means more than just
logistics — it means creating a holistic experience that excites, inspires, and engages. In
the last year alone, Baton Rouge has successfully hosted more than 300 events, proving
that the destination can more than deliver on
“In true Louisiana fashion, we are always
going above and beyond for our clients,” said
Geraldine Bordelon, director of sales at Visit
Baton Rouge. “One time, over 50 guests were
stuck under a tent due to heavy rains during
an outdoor concert. The Visit Baton Rouge
staff began a game of ‘take one down and
pass it around,’ so we could get everyone a
drink and some food.”
With the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Air-
port and the city’s central location along the
I- 10 corridor, Baton Rouge is ideally located.
Once here, groups have 13,000 hotel rooms to
choose from in the Baton Rouge area. Beyond
hotel meeting spaces, the 200,000-square-
foot Raising Cane’s River Center regularly
hosts everything from trade shows to con-
ventions to special events. Baton Rouge is
also full of unique venues: the LSU Rural Life
Museum, the new and old State Capitol, and
historic plantations, to name a few.
From finding the perfect venue to planning the ultimate team-building excursion,
Visit Baton Rouge provides all of the right
resources to ensure every box gets checked.
For attendees who love the outdoors, LSU
Lakes is great for paddle boarding and
kayaking. How about a little local Zydeco or
blues? Check out venues such as Radio Bar,
Phil Brady’s, Red Dragon Listening Room,
and Varsity Theatre. Downtown alone has a
dozen new places to grab drinks and listen
to live music.
With French, Spanish, Creole, and Native
American roots, Baton Rouge’s history and
culture can be tasted in every bite. Groups
will love local favorites like Coffee Call, serving hot coffee and beignets; Mike Anderson’s
Seafood, known for authentic Cajun cuisine;
Lava Cantina, creole food with a Mexican
twist; and downtown hotspot Magpie Café.
For more information: Visit Baton Rouge —
Visit Baton Rouge
Turning an event into an experience
Taste test Deep South magazine called Baton Rouge one of the South’s
best foodie cities two years in a row, highlighting its growing food-truck
scene, food-centric tours of downtown, and local restaurants.
Past and present Louisiana’s capital has 300 years of history for attendees to explore, but all of the modern conveniences they want and
need in a meeting destination, including hotels from well-known brands
like Marriott and Hilton.