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Private Event Venues The River Terrace

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The River Terrace consists of a glass-enclosed room leading out to a balcony and sculpture garden, which features spectacular views of the Mississippi River and downtown. Whether you are planning an unforgettable wedding reception or sophisticated corporate social, the River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts provides a unique setting with artistic flair!

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Getting Started

  1. Complete the online application to check date availability.  If the date is available, a complimentary one-week hold will be put on the date. The hold gives you time to tour the River Terrace and gets the paperwork started without fear of losing the date.  If the date is not available, SCA Staff will contact you to review available dates.
  2. Schedule a tour of the River Terrace.
  3. If you decide to book the River Terrace, an $800 nonrefundable deposit and signed contract are required to secure the date.  

Application Forms

Application for Weddings
Application for Business/Social Events

River Terrace Rental Rates

River Terrace Weekend Event Pricing (Thursday - Sunday)
Monday - Thursday Daytime Event Pricing (8 AM - 5 PM)
Monday - Wednesday Evening Event Pricing (5 PM - 12 AM)

River Terrace Facility Usage Guidelines & Policies

River Terrace Facility Usage Guidelines & Policies

Other Private Event Venue Options at Shaw Center for the Arts

Private Event Venue options at Shaw Center for the Arts are divided by the different entities located within the facility. The LSU Museum of Art, Manship Theatre, LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery and Pennington Rooftop Terrace & Sculpture Garden at Tsunami also have event spaces.

Weddings With A View to Remember

The Manship Theatre: Upcoming Events

LSU Museum of Art: Upcoming Events