Why Choose Baton Rouge

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 explore the eclectic culture of this amazing state.

Louisiana’s Capital City highlights the unique music, culture and outdoors that both visitors to Louisiana and locals alike enjoy. With French, Spanish, Creole and Native American roots, our city is rich in its diverse culture. Nicknamed the “Red Stick,” Baton Rouge houses over 300 years of history, much of which can be tasted in our food, seen in our architecture and learned through our state’s history.

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 Raising Cane's 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 destination experience department to execute your event.

Come see why our Capital City is the ideal setting for your attendees!

Meet Baton Rouge Blog

Created with meeting attendees in mind, this blog is your guide to experiencing everything that Baton Rouge has to offer.