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With views of the Mississippi River and landmarks in Downtown Baton Rouge, the River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts is the perfect setting for a modern wedding. The venue features a glass-enclosed room that leads out to a rooftop-style outdoor terrace and sculpture garden, allowing exclusive use of the entire fourth floor. Whatever size event you are planning, this venue is sure to add the wow factor with a design and view you cannot find anywhere else.
Facility & Capacity
The River Terrace's combined indoor and outdoor spaces can host up to 400 guests reception style and 250 for ceremony and reception. The smaller indoor room is a perfect space to display buffet-style catering and wedding cakes, while the wedding ceremony, bar, and live music take place on the larger outdoor terrace.
The River Terrace now offers a full service option, which includes catering and bar services. However, couples still have the option to work with the caterer of their choice through a venue-only rental option. Since weather is a concern for all outdoor weddings, the River Terrace includes tent coverage as a Plan B for all events if there is inclement weather!
This venue offers the following additional services:
- Bridal/Groom Lounge
- Janitorial & Security Services
- Furniture with Setup/Pickup
- 4 Hours of Setup Time & 1 Hour of Cleanup Time
- Linens, bistro lighting, and additional furniture is available for an additional cost
Shaw Center for the Arts is a six-story arts complex covering nearly an entire city block in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge. With the River Terrace located on the 4th floor, guests are also invited to catch a show at the Manship Theatre on the 1st floor or peruse fine art at the LSU Museum of Art on the 5th floor. The bulding also offers three restaurant options - Capital City Grill and Stroubes on the ground level and Tsunami, a rooftop sushi restaurant with an outdoor terrace on the 6th floor. Shaw Center for the Arts is located in Baton Rouge's Arts & Entertainment District along Historic Third Street with several hotels, dining, and enterainment options, all within walking distance!
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Get Married or Host a reception with a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and the Old State Capital. 4th Floor Terrace is a great Venue.
Very upscale and classy venue for a wedding. You have an absolutely beautiful view from the terrace and staff that will help however they can!
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