Old State Capitol
The seat of government for the State of Louisiana from 1852-1862 and then again from 1882-1932, the Old State Capitol is a magnificent castle that sits on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. It served as the seat of government in Baton Rouge until 1862 when the Union troops captured the city and used it as a garrison and prison until December 28, 1862 when an accidental fire set by the Union troops destroyed the interior of the building. In 1882, a glass lantern dome was built to let in natural light. It served as the seat of government again from 1882-1932 when the new State Capitol was complete. It was restored in 1991 and saved from demolition. It is one of the cities greatest landmarks. The Old State Capitol is a great venue to hold an event. From weddings to conferences, the old chambers and winding staircase provide an elegant feel to any event.
Old Governor’s Mansion
Built in the 1930s, the Old Governor’s Mansion replaced the first structure built to house Louisiana’s governor and his or her family. This residence was the official residence until a new home was built in 1963 next to the State Capitol. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and holds a lot of history from Louisiana’s past governors. The State Dining Room allows for a set-up for a variety of foods to be served while the East Room provides a grand ballroom setting for people to mingle and enjoy the atmosphere.
The Shaw Center for the Arts/Manship Theatre
Home to the LSU Museum of Art, The Shaw Center and Manship Theatre opened in 2005 and has been a central location for all entertainment in Baton Rouge with its ideal downtown location next to the River Center and the North Boulevard Town Square. The Shaw Center has the LSU Museum of Art, the Manship Theatre and the Glassell Gallery all available for rent for your event whether it be a company social or a wedding reception.
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters
Founded in 1947, the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters is the statewide organization dedicated to solely protecting the interests of Louisiana’s Broadcast Industry. Memberships are open to Radio and Television stations licensed or doing business in Louisiana as well as organizations with an interest in the broadcast industry. They offer a Conference/Ballroom Space, that is 1,728 sq/ft. Participant estimates depending on seating arrangements 90-150 guests.
The Louisiana Capital Park Museum
The Capitol Park Museum is a branch of the Louisiana State Museum. The museum boasts two permanent exhibits: "Grounds for Greatness: Louisiana and the Nation" and "Experiencing Louisiana: Discovering the Soul of America." Topics range from Sportsman’s Paradise to Louisiana Purchase to Mardi Gras. Artifacts include a 48 foot shrimp trawler, Civil War submarine, and instruments from Fat Domino, Louis Armstrong and more. The Museum is available for rental during business and evening hours. Host your next reception, meeting, party, or lecture at this wonderfully unique facility.
Rural Life Museum
Located on the Burden Plantation, the LSU Rural Life Museum is a 40-acre agricultural research experiment station for Louisiana State University. The Museum commemorates the ways of the cultural groups that came to Louisiana including the French, Spanish, Native American, and Acadians. It has the most extensive collection of Material Culture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Rural Life Museum is the perfect place to have your next meeting or wedding reception. The setting provides a glimpse back into the 19th century making the perfect backdrop for any event.
Pennington opened in 1981 by oilman and philanthropist Doc Pennington and his wife, Irene. The Pennington Center has been a groundbreaking site for clinical and basic research. The center boasts an extensive campus with over 15 labs and research areas. The Center is also certified for all aspects of commercialization including patenting, technology, licensing and more.