Host Your Event at the CAC

The Contemporary Arts Center is New Orleans’ premiere venue for memorable events and celebrations. Designed by award-winning firm Eskew, Dumez and Ripple, the CAC features historic turn-of-the-century warehouses, an expansive atrium, galleries and a variety of modern indoor spaces for corporate and convention events, cocktail receptions, weddings, social events, filming and more. The CAC offers attractive spaces to fit your event needs with modern aesthetics and endless possibilities.

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Corporate & Convention

The CAC is an iconic venue that offers award-winning architecture, industrial design and a variety of event spaces for corporate and convention gatherings.

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For couples who want to manifest their dream wedding, the CAC’s downtown venue is a perfect choice for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies or receptions.

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Social Events

In a city of celebrations, the CAC is a distinctive New Orleans destination for once in a lifetime event celebrations.

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Marquee Events

The CAC is an ideal location for multi-platform experiential events and expos that provide immersive brand exposure for global audiences.

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The CAC's central downtown location and array of adaptable spaces, make it an ideal site for feature film productions, commercials, television programs, and photo shoots.

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The CAC's ground floor Atrium welcomes guests with spectacular views that reveal the historic bones turn-of-the century building. Cypress beams anchored with modern steel finishes draw the eyes up five floors. The glass-enclosed Atrium is a dramatic backdrop for cocktail receptions, corporate gatherings or social events.

Oval Gallery & Ramp
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An ode to the Guggenheim’s famed circular walkway, the CAC’s Oval Gallery and circular ramp beckon art lovers to the 2nd floor foyer, galleries, rehearsal hall, and office spaces. The Ramp and 2nd floor foyer are perfect for networking events, product launches, and cocktail receptions.

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The CAC warehouses offer limitless possibilities for producers and planners of large corporate events, weddings, expos, live performances and public-facing marquee events.

Black Box Theater
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The CAC Black Box Theater is an ideal venue for presentations, keynote addresses, product launches, panels, films, performances, pre and post-event gatherings and more.

Rehearsal Hall
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The CAC’s beautiful mirrored and sun-lit Rehearsal Hall space offers an open floor plan for intimate cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, and brand pop-ups. Its mirrored walls, wooden floor, and excellent acoustics also make the space ideal for dance or music rehearsing, workshops, and more.

Board Room
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Perfect for small meetings, presentations, workshops, hybrid & virtual meetings, the CAC’s Board Room is a bright, beautiful, window-framed room that is an ideal location for an off-site team-building meetings, workshops, break-out sessions, presentations, and more.


“Alexis really wanted to do New Orleans. It’s his favourite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence; it’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe. The venue—the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans—was a decision we both made. Painting and art is something I’m really passionate about, so it just felt natural and different to do it at a contemporary art museum.”

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