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Host your event in Monroe-West Monroe, the meeting/event hub of North Louisiana. With our convenient location on I-20 between Jackson and Shreveport, this area is the prime spot for your next event. We offer a host of facilities that are ready to accommodate the most intimate of gatherings of even your large conference. And with 2,000 rooms, over 70 local restaurants and many shopping choices, Monroe-West Monroe has what you need to make your next meeting a success.


Monroe Civic Center

The Monroe Civic Center is the largest meeting facility in Northeast Louisiana, spanning 31 acres. As a full-service, multi-purpose facility, it features a variety of options to suit your meeting needs. Throughout the year many trade shows, conventions, musicals, and other events are held in the Monroe Civic Center.

With easy access from Interstate 20, it is a quick drive from any of the area hotels, the Monroe Regional Airport, and Highway 165. The convenient location and variety of facilities make the Monroe Civic Center the place for your upcoming events.

Quick Facts:

  • 22,000 square foot convention center with 15 meeting rooms and multiple layout options
  • 14,000 square foot conference hall, which seats 1,000 and may be divided into smaller rooms
  • 46,025 square foot arena with stadium style seating for 7,600
  • Theatre is equipped with a state of the art sound system and seats over 2,000 with an orchestra and two balconies.
  • 30,000 square foot equestrian pavilion with 76 permanent commercial stalls and other amenities

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 329-2225
Address: 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe

Monroe Civic Center Convention Center

As a state-of-the-art facility located on the Monroe Civic Center property, the Monroe Convention Center serves as an ideal place for meetings, banquets, luncheons, conventions, conferences and trade shows.

The facility consists of over 22,000 square feet and has a variety of layouts available. Your group has the option of anything from six large rooms to 15 smaller breakout rooms. Each room is equipped with individual temperature control, variable lighting, sound systems, telephone, cable and computer connections.

When using the Convention Center, you can easily access other areas of the Civic Center via a climate controlled corridor. The interior corridor provides additional exhibit space.

Each room contains:

  • Individual temperature control
  • Variable lighting
  • Sound systems
  • Telephone
  • Cable
  • Computer connections

Monroe Civic Center Conference Hall

One of the three main buildings of the Civic Center is the 14,000 square foot Conference Hall. When using this facility, your group will have the option of dividing the Banquet Room into six sections.

The banquet area is located adjacent to the full-service kitchen. Catering is available from several local establishments for your banquet or luncheon needs.

The banquet hall is complete with a stage and audiovisual systems. Telephone service is available at your request.


Monroe Civic Center Arena

The Arena provides 46,025 square feet of exhibit space with room for 200 booths and seating for 7,600. Many events can be held in the Arena, including concerts, large banquets, basketball, circuses, ice events, trade shows and rodeos.


Monroe Civic Center Theater

The W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre offers:

  • a 73’ x 46’ stage
  • stage is equipped with 54 sets of scenery lights
  • 6 dressing rooms
  • Full DMX controlled stage lighting
  • 32 channel sound system




Monroe Civic Center Equestrian Pavilion

The Equestrian Pavilion features a separate warm-up arena
and trailer parking equipped with electricity and other amenities.










West Monroe Convention Center

This recently renovated multifunction facility lies in the center of West Monroe. Whether you want to rent the entire building or just a room, the Convention Center can accommodate your group with three conference halls, two dining rooms and a state-of-the-art executive board room.

Over thirty restaurants, nine hotels and many shopping opportunities are within a short drive. Trade shows, weddings, receptions, banquets and cultural events are hosted in the Convention Center throughout the year. For your convenience, the in-house catering staff will service your dining needs.

The experienced staff offers event planning and promotional services to make sure your event is a success.

Quick Facts:

  • 3 conference halls which can be combined into one or two dining areas
  • An executive board room
  • 3 meeting rooms available for breakout sessions
  • Entire building, including lobby, is available for rent
  • Wireless internet service on the premises is provided
  • Audiovisual equipment, staging and risers are available for rent
  • Full service catering is provided
  • Conference hall and lobby can accommodate up to 100 - 8x10 exhibitor spaces

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 396-5000
Address: 901 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe

Bayou Pointe Event Center at ULM

Located on the beautiful campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Bayou Pointe Event Center is a brand new 37,000 square foot facility with indoor and outdoor spaces designed to fit many types of events like meetings, lectures, workshops, conferences, and more.

Spaces offered include ballrooms, spirit group practice area, theatre, outdoor social deck with bayou views, and more.

Quick Facts:

  • Flexible ballroom space with outdoor patio
  • A/V equipment available 
  • Dance floor and stage available

The Hangar at the Student Union

With over 60,000 square feet, The Hangar provides space for meetings, banquets, balls, and more and is located in the heart of the ULM campus.  




The Terrace at the ULM Library

The Terrace is located on the 7th floor of the ULM Library offering sweeping views of the campus and the Monroe area. This location houses small meeting rooms and a banquet hall. Food and dining services are available for any event hosted in the venue. 

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 342-1900
Address: 1 Warhawk Way, Monroe

Rodeway Inn & Suites and Conference Center

With a location just off Interstate 20 on Highway 165, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is a great place to plan your next convention. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, TK's Bar & Grill will give your group plenty to do in their downtime.

Whether your needs call for an intimate banquet for 12 or catering services for 500, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites can satisfy you. Multiple meeting rooms are available to provide you with a professional atmosphere and over 21,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

The friendly staff is eager to make certain that your convention is a huge success.

Quick Facts:

  • 65 Hotel Rooms
  • 12 meeting rooms & large dome area
  • Over 21,000 square feet of exhibit & meeting space
  • Largest room holds 450 reception-style
  • Dome can hold up to 57 booths or 450-500 in rounds of eight

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 387-5100
Address: 1051 By-pass 165, Monroe


Hilton Garden Inn

Our newest hotel offers everything you need to be self-sufficient and productive. Free wireless high speed internet, work desks and 2,786 square feet of meeting and banquet space to accommodate up to 150 guests. The Hilton Garden Inn will help you stay organized by providing a free guest list manager and group personalized web page to keep everyone in touch and informed. The Great American Grill® restaurant offers convenience with made-to-order omelets, pancakes, and waffles, as well as lunch, dinner and evening room service. A complimentary 24-hour Business Center provides audiovisual equipment rental, photo copying and printer services.

Quick Facts:

  • 134 Hotel Rooms
  • Full service banquet & catering facility
  • On-site sales & catering professionals
  • Audiovisual equipment including TV/VCR/DVD combo, overhead projector, projection screens, flip charts and podium.

Contact Information:
Phone: (318) 398-0653
Address: 400 Mane Street, West Monroe

Additional Meeting Facilities
111 Cotton
111 Cotton is a part of the historic district in beautiful Downtown West Monroe. Originally opened in 1929 as the STRAND movie theater. With its amazing character 111 Cotton is perfect for a wide range of events
111 Cotton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Web: https://111cotton.com/
Tel: 318-460-0169
American Legion Hall
Capacity: 250 Completely restored building in Forsythe Park with ample parking.
401 Forsythe Avenue
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 387-1788
Aubrey Hall
Capacity: 200-400 Located in downtown Monroe in a warehouse that dates back to 1916, this venue offers views of the city skyline, original brick walls, and contemporary furnishings.
130 Art Ally
Monroe, LA 71201
Web: aubreyhall.com
Tel: (318) 381-9338
Austin's By the River
Capacity: 200 Unique building with beautiful woodwork. Any caterer may be used, kitchen available. Austin's By the River
100 South Grand Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201
Web: www.austinsbytheriver.bravehost.com
Tel: (318) 387-2310
Barak Shrine Temple
Capacity: 150-600
6620 Frontage Road
Monroe, LA
Web: barakshrine.com/
Tel: (318) 345-2511
Bayou Landing
Bayou Landing offers beautiful views of Bayou DeSiard, as well as 5,500 square feet of event space with two interior levels, a winding deck, warming kitchen and more. Event capacity is 400.
7805 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71203
Web: www.bayoulanding.biz
Tel: 318-538-8990
Bayou Pointe Event Center
Located along Bayou DeSiard, this event center offers multiple banquet rooms and event spaces. The main ballroom area has maximum capacities of 450 banquet, 700 theater seating, 750 reception, and 275 workshop. Additional rooms and an 80 seat theater are also available.
100 Warhawk Way
Monroe, Louisiana 71209
Web: ulm.edu/bayoupointe/index.html
Tel: 318-342-1900
Bella Stanza
Over 5,000 square feet of event space for up to 250 guests, a bandstand, and huge bar area.
231 DeSiard Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Web: www.bella-stanza.com
Tel: 318-680-2502
Cedar Grands
Event venue on 15 acres featuring a restored barn, pond, and more.
605 Cheeks Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Tel: 318-816-1627
Cheniere Lake Lodge
Capacity: 100 Kitchen, tables, chairs, fireplace, bath house and gazebo available.
104 Cheniere Lake Drive
West Monroe, LA 71292
Web: www.oppj.org/departments/cheniere/index.php
Tel: (318) 387-2383
Courtyard Wedding Chapel
Capacity: 150 Kitchen, dressing rooms, cleaning crews, banquet rooms and reception rooms.
2149 Highway 139
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 345-1777
DeSiard Plaza Centre
Capacity: 200-250; Event hall with outdoor screened in patio, prep kitchen, restrooms, podium with microphone available.
371 DeSiard Plaza Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
Web: www.desiardplazacentre.comcastbiz.net
Tel: (318) 855-3366
Hope Conference Center
Capacity: 300 Full commerical kitchen, pre-conference staging area, tables, chairs, sound system and multimedia available.
716 Martin Luther King Drive
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 362-0074
Ike Hamilton Exposition Center
Capacity: 3,000 Three meeting rooms, climate-controlled, and indoor and outdoor arena.
501 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA
Web: westmonroe.com/ike-hamilton-expo-center/ike-hamilton-expo-center
Tel: (318) 325-9160
King's Palace
250 non seated capacity; tables, chairs, and tablecloths provided along with a kitchen and ice machine.
1707 Hudson Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
Web: www.king-of-hearts.com/kingspalace.php
Tel: 318-322-6274
Kiroli Park Lodge
Capacity: 180-250 Kitchen, outdoor areas, tables/chairs, ice machine and fireplaces available.
820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 397-1722
Knights of Columbus Council 1337
Capacity: 250 Kitchen, commercial stove, refrigerator, table and chairs
1205 Oliver Road
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 322-7046
LADCC Advanced Technology Center
Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
Tel: 318-345-9000
Landry Vineyards
Capacity: up to 300 guests; indoor and patio area, tables and chairs provided. Landry Vineyards
5699 New Natchitoches
West Monroe, LA 71292
Web: www.landryvineyards.com
Tel: 318-557-9050
Logtown Plantation
Restored plantation home with barn and reception space on-site as well as overnight accommodations. Tables and chairs available for rent.
1436 Logtown Loop Rd
Monroe, LA 71202
Web: https://www.logtownplantation.com/
Tel: 318-537-3717
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Capacity: 60 Classrooms, kitchen facilities, basketball court available.
1010 Highway 80 East
Calhoun, LA
Tel: (318) 644-9894
Ouachita Grand Plaza
Capacity: 400-500 Wood floors, stage, table, chairs and kitchen.
501 South Grand Plaza
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 329-1381
Pavilion RV Park
Capacity: 20-115 Kitchen and banquet tables available.
635 Mane Street
West Monroe, LA 71292
Tel: (318) 322-4216
The Hamilton Gallery
Located in the heart of Downtown West Monroe, the Hamilton Gallery can accommodate up to 150 seated or 200 open reception style. Features include: warming kitchen for caterers, wet bar, moveable dance floor and mezzanine.
318 Trenton Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Web: www.hamiltonhouseinn.com
Tel: 318-366-2412
The Hub
The Hub is centrally located in Downtown Monroe and ready for multi-purpose community events, private gatherings, and musical events. Offering 17,000 square feet of luxury and style, they offer multiple meeting spaces to fit any group. Max seating capacity 430 banquet and 800 theater.
201 Washington St.
Monroe, LA 71201
Web: thehubmonroe.com/
Tel: 318-998-3047
The Palace
Downtown Monroe venue.
220 Desiard St
Monroe, LA 71201
Web: thepalacemonroe.org/
Tel: 318-884-0599
University of Louisiana at Monroe Ballroom at the Student Union Building
Capacity: 400 Ballroom can be divided into six breakout rooms. Tables, chairs and audiovisual capabilities.
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 342-3624
University of Louisiana at Monroe Library
Capacity: 200-400 Catering by Aramark, tables, chairs and audiovisual equipment available.
700 University Avenue, 7th Floor
Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 342-3624
Vantage ONB Tower
Capacity: 100-160 Tables, chairs and podium with microphone available.
130 DeSiard Street, Suite 800
Monroe, LA
Web: www.vantageonbtower.com
Tel: (318) 324-0001
West Monroe Civitan Club Center
Capacity: 40-100 Warming kitchen, service area, table/chairs available.
144 Auld Road
West Monroe, LA
Web: www.civitan.net/wmcivitan
Tel: (318) 396-8700
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