4 Reasons to Plan Your Next Event in Baton Rouge

A Sponsored Message from Visit Baton Rouge


Known for its signature Southern charm and semi-tropical climate, Louisiana is the perfect place for your attendees to work and play—any time of the year.

1. Amazing Culture Lives Here

Plan an event in Baton Rouge and your guests will have the opportunity to experience the true spirit of Louisiana—everything from attending a live zydeco music performance, tailgating at a Louisiana State University (LSU) game, or savoring the best creole and Cajun cuisine. Consider a team-building paddle-boarding adventure on the LSU Lakes, group plantation tours or a guided airboat ride to see alligators up close in the Bayou. Attendees can also get a unique, bird’s-eye view of the city and gardens from the observation deck at the Louisiana State Capitol—the tallest capitol building in the U.S.

2. There’s New Energy in the City Center

The Mid City area of Baton Rouge is experiencing a revival, producing tons of great new restaurants, bars and venues, and defining itself as a cultural hub within the city. Your attendees can refuel at the White Star Market, an urban gourmet food hall serving everything from steamed Bao buns and wood-fired pizza to cold-pressed juices and kombucha. Then toast to a productive day with a local craft brew at the new Mid City Beer Garden.

3. It’s Easy to Get Here and Easier to Get Around

The city is centrally located, no matter how your attendees find their way here. Baton Rouge is situated just 80 miles from New Orleans, and is near or directly located along four major interstates (I-10, I-12, I-55, and I-49). If your guests fly into the Metropolitan Airport, it’s just a quick seven-mile ride to downtown, where they will be within walking distance of many meeting spaces, restaurants, bars and attractions.

4. Local Experts Committed to Your Success

The experienced team at Visit Baton Rouge (VBR) will work with you to create a highly customized and personalized plan for your meeting or event, whether that includes traditional meeting and exhibition spaces or outdoor venues and historic attractions. Before your event, VBR’s dedicated staff can provide attendance-building services and a complimentary marketing toolkit, and they can work with you to help enhance your attendees’ experiences once they’ve arrived.

Don’t wait—contact the Visit Baton Rouge team to plan your event today.