Southwest Louisiana is your destination for upscale meetings and events. Our casino resorts, L’Auberge Lake Charles and Golden Nugget offer over 26,000+ square feet of flexible meeting space. Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel also offers a large event center if you are looking for something a little unconventional. The Horseshoe Casino Lake Charles opened in December 2022 with redesigned meeting space.  

If you are looking for an off-site event venue either as part of your larger meeting or as a stand-alone event such as a wedding or reunion, check out our unique options in downtown Lake Charles. We have plenty of historic venues such as the Calcasieu Marine Bank, The Charleston Hotel, The Governor’s Mansion or the Cash & Carry Building. Also, nearby you can find the Brickhouse which is a local favorite for weddings, proms, and Mardi Gras Balls.  

Wanting something that is more traditional convention space? Be sure to check out the Lake Charles Event Center which can hold up to 120+ 10x10 booths. On the west side of the river in Sulphur, the West Cal Arena & Event Center is an ideal location for small to mid-size meetings with a variety of available hotels nearby.  

Whether it’s a full-scale convention/conference, a business meeting/retreat, or a wedding/reunion,  let the Visit Lake Charles team assist you! We are your local experts and can help you find the perfect venue to fit your individual needs.  

The Visit Lake Charles team can assist with additional services to enhance any meeting or event including:  

If you have already booked your meeting in Southwest Louisiana and would be interested in any of our services, be sure to fill out the Group Services & Activities Checklist.

Our team looks forward to helping make your meeting or event a success!  

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“Lake Charles’s central location between our Louisiana and Texas based customers makes it the ideal location to host our events for the last 10  years.  There is always something to do whether it be the casinos, going to the beach or the pools, shopping at the boutiques around town,  or touring some of the unique sites around the Lake Charles area.  Our guests enjoy the first-class accommodations at the Golden Nugget.  Visit Lake Charles you will not be sorry!”

Karie G Mire
United Vision Logistics

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“In my opinion, after organizing many conventions, conferences, meetings, and receptions, we received excellent service with Visit Lake Charles. The emails, in-person meetings, and phone calls we shared with the staff made us feel that Visit Lake Charles was completely on board and helped accomplish the goals and expectations of the Police Jury Association. Our 100th-anniversary celebration could not have been as successful without the wonderful help of our partners. I truly feel we established a partnership with the team.”

Melanie Barnett, Executive Administrator
Police Jury Association of Louisiana

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“We recently hosted a large conference (500 participants) in Lake Charles at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino and had a great overall experience.  They were able to accommodate all of our participants and provided excellent food and service! Lake Charles has that small town feel but still enough offerings to not feel lacking.  Several of our attendees were able to enjoy the nearby restaurants and the Historic Downtown District. When the opportunity arises, we will definitely be headed back to Lake Charles and will be sure to connect with Visit Lake Charles first.  They helped us have a good understanding of the area and secure the best spaces for our event with the best pricing.”

Anne McKisson, Coordinator for Special Projects
University of Louisiana System