The Art of Event Planning
Planning the perfect event is definitely an art—and it all begins with your choice of location. No other venue in the city offers such choices between a panoramic view of downtown and the Mississippi River, or mingling among the region’s finest works of art in addition to other unique spaces that will meet your specific event needs in the Shaw Center for the Arts. The LSU Museum of Art offers a group of elegant, yet functional, settings for a variety of social, corporate, or nonprofit affairs. In addition, our professional staff has hosted many wonderful events and can share a wealth of experience, creative expertise and our premier vendor partners to ensure your event exceeds your expectations.
Rental Rate Includes:
• Event setup time: 2 hours before event (additional hours at $35.00 an hour)
• Event cleanup time: 1 hour after event (additional hours at $35.00 an hour)
• 3 hour minimum event with up to 150 guests (additional hours at $300.00 an hour)
• 1 Janitorial porter(s) (4 hours included) additional hours at $25.00 an hour
Security: (6 hours)
• 1 officer will be scheduled for events of 0-150 guests (included in rate) additional hours $25 an hour
• 1 event representative (up to 6 hours for 150 guest) additional hours $25.00 an hour
• Available for use: Client responsible for arranging set-up and breakdown
o 10 (24”) cocktail tables
o 6 (6 ft.) banquet tables
o 100 black and 25 grey conference chairs
Limited items (when available) at an additional cost:
• Portable bar, AV Equipment, Linens, Pipe-n-drape, up lighting, 100 chair covers, set-up & break-down.
Discounts (only applies to the rental space portion of the fee):
• LSU Museum of Art Members receive a 20% discount – Become a member today!
• LSU departments and non-profit organizations receive a 10% discount
• Combination space usage and repeat clients receive an additional discount of 5-15% depending on number of times and spaces booked for events
• Off-season or slow rental months discounts available (January, February, & August)
• LSU has an approved licensed caterer list that must be used.
All Events require a $2,000,000 Certificate of Liability:
A $2,000,000 Certificate of Liability must be acquired by each lessee to protect from large accidents to people, to property, or major damage. A copy of insurance coverage must be submitted with the final payment for the event two weeks before. (Note: the average cost is $235)
Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Board Room
Maximum Capacity: 50 Fixed Board Room
Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Board Room
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Fixed Board Room | Maximum Capacity: 50
The Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Board Room with 25-chair board table is perfect for meetings and features space for extra seating.
With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, downtown and the Old State Capitol, and a distant view of Tiger Stadium, the Irene W. Pennington Rooftop Terrace offers an extraordinary setting for your event. This beautiful outdoor area provides a spectacular outdoor experience perfect for memorable cocktail receptions, elegant dining under the stars or any event where you want to make an impression.
Accommodates 300 guest’s cocktail style or 200 persons for outdoor dining
Please contact a manager at Tsunami for more information 225-346-5100.
Alternate Venue | Maximum Capacity: 150 | 2000 sq ft | 181 sq m
The Charles Phelps Manship, Jr. Floor offers the 2,000-square-foot Bert and Sue Turner Gallery with sweeping views of Lafayette Park and the Mississippi River. The adjoining Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Board Room with 25-chair board table is perfect for meetings and features space for extra seating.
Credit Cards Accepted:
Major Credit Cards Accepted
Facility Location Setting:
The Shaw Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. The multi-use museum, theatre and arts complex incorporates historic architecture and modern design, creating a fantastic structure overlooking the Mississippi River.
Max Number of People for an Event:
Nearest Overnight Accommodations:
Less than 1 mile
Nearest Public Transportation:
Less than 1 mile
Number of Event/Function Spaces:
Parking Garage Off-site
Inside the 125,000 square-foot facility is the LSU Museum of Art, the Manship Theatre, Hartley/Key Theatres, Jones Walker Foyer and The Gallery, the LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery, an exciting combination of retail and restaurant destinations.
Breathtaking and beautiful, Blythewood is a greek revival mansion that is over 10,000 sq feet which stands on approx 10 acres. This mansion is the perfect setting for both your ceremony and reception, bridal shower, engagement party, corporate meetings, etc. We offer rental only packages as well as catered or both. Meaning, we can provide a partial menu and you may supplement the food with your "Uncle Joe's" famous jambalaya or etouffee that is a traditional item served at the reception." What we are saying is if you would like to bring in additional or all food items, you are allowed to, including alcohol, which most places do not allow. We are extremely flexible.
Blythewood has bed & breakfast rooms if you need to house, family, friends, or even the wedding party.
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Guest rooms, public & meeting spaces, pool, and restaurant & bar have all been redesigned with the comforts and conveniences of modern hospitality to make your stay more enjoyable.
The Baton Rouge Marriott is conveniently located off of Interstate 10 in the heart of the city – we’re only 4 miles from Louisiana State University, 5 miles from the Louisiana State Capitol and just 60 miles from New Orleans and Lafayette.
With 299 guest rooms and over 20,000 square feet of elegant meeting/event spaces, our property is the perfect fit for various special events from conventions to weddings. Our culinary and event staff eagerly await to help you plan and flawlessly execute your next function with unparalleled service.
Contact us today to find out how we can make your next occasion a success!
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