The River Terrace At Shaw Center For The Arts

Guest capacity

Up to 325 seated guests

About this venue

From intimate wedding ceremonies to large receptions, the River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts features a glass-enclosed room with an outdoor terrace overlooking the Mississippi River and downtown Baton Rouge.

Our event spaces

Available services that can be provided by The River Terrace At Shaw Center For The Arts

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event rentals
  • Event staff
  • Liability insurance
  • Pet friendly
  • Service staff
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi

Transportation & access

  • Self parking - free
  • Self parking - paid
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Barware
  • Chiavari Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Standard Chairs


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    Ivory Brown I.Jun 27, 2023

    This is literally the greatest website I’ve ever seen. So easy to use and has great navigation. Y’all are worth a million bucks. Thank y’all for everything!!!!


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    Sarah K.May 6, 2023

    Aimee Priscilla were so helpful and responsive throughout our entire wedding planning process! When we toured the venue for the first time, we knew we wanted to book the River Terrace for our wedding ceremony reception ASAP. The views from the rooftop terrace are absolutely amazing. We have the most breathtaking photographs taken at sunset! The food was 10/10; everything was delicious, and our guests were sure to tell us the same thing! The beautifully decorated bridal suite was a little too small for my bridal party to get ready in (11 bridesmaids), but we loved spending time relaxing and drinking champagne inside the bridal suite leading up to the ceremony! I do think it would be a lovely space for a smaller party to get ready in, but if not, I definitely recommend getting to the venue early so you have time to enjoy the bridal suite with your bridal party (so pretty inside, big mirror, chandelier, champagne fridge). The bridal suite was also used for our private dinner, which was nice and intimate. We recommend The River Terrace at Shaw Center for the Arts to all couples looking for a gorgeous venue in Baton Rouge.

  • Great Service, Great View, Perfect Wedding

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    Darlene R.Apr 24, 2023

    Aimee and Priscilla are very detailed, organized, professional, personal throughout the wedding planning process. From beginning to end, they went above and beyond to make sure my daughter's wedding day was perfect. They also gave us a list of vendors upon our request, and let us know that we did not have to use them, as they were only recommendations from past experience. We chose someone they recommended from each list. The food provided by Stroubes, their full service caterer, was delicious, and our guests still compliment it when we see them. The Shaw Center also has additional rental items available instead of going through a third party vendor. We rented tents, draping, chandeliers and champagne walls. Aimee and Priscilla helped us form a picture perfect wedding, and exceeded all expectations! I highly recommend the Shaw Center for any event!! It truly was a perfect night.

  • The Shaw Center Team Goes Above and Beyond

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    Tiffany @ Box K EventsFeb 13, 2023

    We work with The Shaw Center on a weekly basis and they consistently strive to make sure that each event gets the attention to detail that it deserves. They have managed to master seamless coordination between clients and vendors, making all of our lives a little bit easier. We highly recommend this venue for any of our brides or event planners, whether it be for personal celebrations or corporate events.