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Convention Services

The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) takes pride in making your life a little easier.  In addition to assisting groups with accommodations, here is what our Sales and Services Department can do for you. Or, check out our Group Services & Activities Checklist! Also, we have a booming Sports market and Group Tours are available.

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Site Inspections
Allow us to take you on a site inspection of lodging and meeting venues.

Bid Proposals
Give us your event specifications, and the CVB will take it from there!  Let us find the perfect venue for your event by sending out bid proposals to area venues suitable for your event and area hotels to house your participants.  Once we've done all the groundwork, we'll present the event planner and/or site committee with a variety of options.  Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana offers many options, and the CVB will make the planning process convenient and efficient.

Attendance Promotion
The bureau will supply and mail promotional materials including a welcome letter and brochure to your delegates in advance to stimulate excitement about their event in Southwest Louisiana.

Welcoming Committee
Whether it be our goodwill ambassador, Gumbeaux Gator, a group of Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Revelers or an official welcome by area dignitaries, allow the CVB to make the opening of your sporting event one that participants will always remember.

Registration Assistance 
A registration link & a PDF registration form can be posted on VisitLakeCharles.org for groups using 500 or more total room nights. The bureau will post downloadable forms, which must be completed by participants and sent to the organizer. Groups blocking 100 rooms or more per night qualify for one complimentary assistant for four consecutive hours as well as name badge assistance, if needed. A list of delegates is needed seven days prior to the event to allow the bureau time to prepare the badges.

Group Tours 
The bureau can provide services for tours such as experienced step-on guides, walking tour experts, unique dining experiences, guest speakers, area brochures, entertainment assistance and customized tour planning. We can also package theme parties, festivals, hunting/fishing trips, spouse or incentive programs and much more.

Area Information
Ditty bags with area brochures and Gumbeaux Gator stickers are available for groups booking 50 rooms or more.  The bureau will be happy to provide you with a mailing list of area businesses and organizations who may contribute items for your ditty bags.  In lieu of individual brochures, the CVB can set up an information display at your venue. Complimentary general area maps that include points of interest and accommodations are also provided.  When it comes time for your event to begin, the CVB staff is always on hand to provide event support, whether it's on-site or behind the scenes. It's our job to make your planning as stress-free as possible.

Publicity
A press release form is available upon request to be completed and returned to the bureau three weeks prior to your event.  The release will be disseminated to local media outlets, applied to KPLC-TV's Breakfast Bar, and posted on www.visitlakecharles.org free of charge.  For events with 500 or more total rooms blocked, the CVB can schedule out of town media appointments.  For events with 1,500 total rooms blocked, the CVB will host a press conference, upon request.

*The CVB cannot guarantee that the media will publicize every event.

Other Services 
For a list of caterers, venues, entertainment and more, contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-456-7952.

Events

Events

The Marshland Festival will be celebrating 28th years! The festival will be held at the Lake Charles Civic Center Read More →
*Update 7/17/2017: Please note that due to extreme heat and inclement weather predictions, this show has been moved to our Grand Event Center indoor venue.* Pat Green is an Read More →
Gridiron, the annual night of skits, songs and laughter, is the show that the American Press called “the ‘Saturday Night Live’ of Southwest Louisiana.” It’s a local tradition! The fundraiser Read More →
Mark Chesnutt is one of Country's true musical treasures. With 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-center Read More →
Legendary music star Ronnie Milsap will perform on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 PM in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles. Milsap was born with a congenital disorder that Read More →
Golden Nugget Lake Charles today announces its six-week concert series begins Friday, July 7 at its new, outdoor H2O Pool + Bar Concert Venue. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy live music Read More →
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Golden Nugget Lake Charles today announces its six-week concert series begins Friday, July 7 at its new, outdoor H2O Pool + Bar Concert Venue. Every Friday night, guests can enjoy live music Read More →
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Join international online media guru Jim Brody at the SEED Center on August 30, 2017 for a Reputation Management Master Class to help you learn how to best leverage online 3rd party Read More →
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