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University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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620 McKinley St
P O Box 43614

Lafayette, Louisiana 70504

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Party | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:1000
Meeting
Rooms:19
Maximum
Overnight:5,000
  • Cypress LakeCypress Lake
  • University Student UnionUniversity Student Union
  • Atchafalaya BallroomAtchafalaya Ballroom
  • Atchafalaya BallroomAtchafalaya Ballroom
  • Half Acthafalaya BallroomHalf Acthafalaya Ballroom
  • Bayou BijouBayou Bijou
  • Bayou BijouBayou Bijou
  • Forum ABForum AB
  • LouisianeLouisiane
  • Evangeline Art GalleryEvangeline Art Gallery
  • Magnolia RoomMagnolia Room
  • Pelican, River, Bayou, and ShadowsPelican, River, Bayou, and Shadows
  • Derrick and AcadianDerrick and Acadian
  • Courtyard and PorchCourtyard and Porch
  • PatioPatio
  • Oaks BalconyOaks Balcony
  • Rose GardenRose Garden
  • Residence HallResidence Hall
  • Residence HallResidence Hall
  • Common Area in Residence HallCommon Area in Residence Hall
  • TV Room in Residence HallTV Room in Residence Hall
  • Alligator at Cyrpress LakeAlligator at Cyrpress Lake
  • Cypress Lake Dining HallCypress Lake Dining Hall
  • Cypress Dining HallCypress Dining Hall

About

About University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette boasts 40,000 square feet of versatile space centered around our authentic Cypress Lake teeming with nature and wildlife. Offering a contemporary feel with a sleek design, our venue can be transformed to fit any corporate or social event. The newly built overnight accommodations offer comfort with southern Louisiana hospitality! Whether you are planning a business meeting or conference, a wedding or family reunion, let The University of Louisiana at Lafayette provide your guests with an unforgettable experience.
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION
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Lafayette Regional - 5 minutes


Bus


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
Nellie Watkins, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Catering Director, can answer any food and beverage questions. She may be reached at 337-482-9037 or Nellie.Watkins@Sodexo.com. UL Lafayette does allow professional outside catering for food and beverage. The caterer must have a Department of Health and Hospitals license. If booked in the ballroom, the group or caterer will be asked to provide insurance. No homemade food is allowed. If alcohol is served, an ATC permit is required and all bartenders must possess bar cards. Louisiana Spice Catering specializes in Weddings, Private Catering, Sporting events, Tailgating, Bar Services, Corporate Meetings, On and Off campus catering, and Group Luncheons.


In-House CateringNO
Cultural CateringNO
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Biking
Hiking
Running
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1000 Attendees


19 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 1,000 | Classroom Style 456

TECHNOLOGY
Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

5,000 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls, Hotel-Like, Suite Style and Apartments


Private and Semi-private

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Accommodations

Accommodations

5,000
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
| Residence Halls | 2500 beds
A/C This accommodation has A/C
| Suite/Apartment Style | 600 beds
A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Biking
Biking
Hiking
Hiking
Running
Running
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
1000
Overall
456
Classroom
Style


Meeting + Event Spaces
| 7,980 SQ FT | image

The Atchafalaya Ballroom gives a modern feel with high ceilings, silver chandeliers, and state of the art sound system. The tile floors offer space for a dance floor an/or a celebration including confetti, rice, or rose petals.  The Ballroom rental includes 2 microphones of your choice, 2 podiums, and 2 screens & projectors. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, charging stations, tables and chairs are provided. Combined with the Southern ambiance of the University, we're sure guest will leave with smiles.
| 4,000 SQ FT | image
Half Atchafalaya Ballroom

With the capacity of up to 150 reception style, half of the ballroom is the perfect place to have a quaint event. Silver chandeliers and high ceilings adds to the scope of the room. For Half of the Ballroom the rental includes 1 microphone of your choice, 1 podium, and 1 screen & projector. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, charging stations, tables and chairs are provided.
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Ballroom Foyer

The Ballroom Foyer is the perfect place to welcome your guests with passed hors d'oeuvres or champagne. This space is complimentary when you rent the entire ballroom.
| 3,300 SQ FT | image

The Oaks Balcony is nestled above our oak trees, guarding the main entrance to The Union. This is a quiet and shaded area that offers a wonderful view of the tree lined street below. The white pergola and glass doors offer a refreshing and open atmosphere. This balcony setting has the capacity to house 100 guests.
| 5,180 SQ FT | image

The Patio is next to our Cypress Lake- a managed wetland teeming with alligators, birds, and turtles. This location will certainly add some natural beauty to your event.
| 19,322 SQ FT | image

Our Courtyard and 'Porch' are the center of our space surrounded on 3 sides by the Union and the 4th side by the swamp which offers a perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony and/or reception. Our lit arches create a subtle ambiance for an evening event. 
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Our newest venue offers the best view of the swamp from an extended overlook. With a marble fleur de lis as your centerpiece, this space is perfect for receptions. One end of this space is a grassy knoll, perfect for an outdoor crawfish boil. 
| 1,248 SQ FT | image

With floor to ceiling windows, our Louisiane Room has an outdoor feel with indoor comfort to accommodate up to 100 guest. This rental includes a screen and projector.
| 1,008 SQ FT | image

Frosted windows, track lighting and brick walls makes this room a unique experience. The floor–to–ceiling windows overlooking our Courtyard add to the breadth of the room. It can accommodate up to 50 guest reception style. This rental includes a screen and projector.
| 2,340 SQ FT | image

With the capacity of up to 160 guests, classroom up front and theater in the back, Helma Constantine AB’s rental includes a built in screen and projector. Half of Helma Constantine may be rented for smaller events up to 70 guests in the horseshoe, tiered built in tables.
| 800 SQ FT | image

The Teche meeting room is located on the first floor of The Union and has a wall of windows overlooking the front lawn. The oak trees provide shade and a wonderful view, which adds an intimate setting to this room. With the capacity of up to 40 guests, the Teche Room includes a built in screen and projector.
| 506 SQ FT | image

Located next to the ballroom, this is the perfect for a green room or added space with the ballroom. With the capacity of up to 24 guest reception style. The rental includes a screen and projector. 
| 726 SQ FT | image

 For a more business feel with the capacity of up to 40 guests, the Pelican, River, Bayou or Shadow Rooms includes a built in screen and projector. Each of these rooms are located on the second floor of The Union and have a similar layout. Each room has the ability to be divided into a smaller room to accommodate any event size.
| 1,056 SQ FT | image

With the capacity of up to 64 guest, the Magnolia room rental includes a screen and projector. This room is located on the second floor of The Union. This room has the ability to be divided into a smaller room to accommodate any event size.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
NO
YES
YES


Catering
Nellie Watkins, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Catering Director, can answer any food and beverage questions. She may be reached at 337-482-9037 or Nellie.Watkins@Sodexo.com. UL Lafayette does allow professional outside catering for food and beverage. The caterer must have a Department of Health and Hospitals license. If booked in the ballroom, the group or caterer will be asked to provide insurance. No homemade food is allowed. If alcohol is served, an ATC permit is required and all bartenders must possess bar cards. Louisiana Spice Catering specializes in Weddings, Private Catering, Sporting events, Tailgating, Bar Services, Corporate Meetings, On and Off campus catering, and Group Luncheons.
Dining Options

Located on the second floor in The Union, Cypress Dining Hall provides a buffet-style cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Located on the first floor of The Union, the Cajun Cafe provides guests a unique Cajun cuisine option. This quick service food location is a great lunch option if you’re on the go! Take you meal outside and relax next to Cypress Lake.

The McAlister’s Deli, located on the first floor of The Union, gives guests soup, sandwich and salad options. This quick service deli is a great lunch spot that also offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the Union Courtyard.

The Brew can be found on the first floor of The Union and proudly serves Starbucks Coffee. This coffee shop has lounge seating and tables for breaks. Enjoy a delicious Sophie P’s cupcake from a local bakery while you’re there!

Jamba Juice is located in Bourgeois Hall, near Cajun Field on South Campus. Jamba Juice provides students and guests a refreshing mix of juices and drinks. Accessible based upon reservation.

Zeus on campus is a Greek restaurant that serves anything from hummus to gyros sandwiches. Zeus is located behind the library on the south side of main campus. This location is shaded by large cascading oak trees, so you can enjoy your meal outdoors.

Jazzman’s is a coffee shop located on the first floor of our campus library. In addition to coffee, this shop offers bagels, sandwiches, fruit and more. If you are looking for a quiet area to work away from the traffic of campus, visit Jazzman’s cafe!

This cafe is located in Legacy Park, an apartment complex on the south side of main campus. This cafe menu changes every semester, but you can always find a local menu that is sure to please your taste buds.

Hungry for Chick-fil-a or sushi? Visit this food court to grab a crowd favorite while walking through campus. It is located in the Conference Center on main campus.

Enjoy a customized bagel at the Bagel Shoppe. You can pick from breakfast and dinner options.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Lafayette Regional - 5 minutes
Transportation + Parking
Bus
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Visit Downtown Lafayette to fulfill all of your needs as it is the perfect place to eat, drink, and shop. From cafes to speciality shops, you are sure to enjoy your time walking the streets of Downtown Lafayette.

Vermilionville is a representation of an early Acadian settlement. Learn about the crafts from local artisans who work on site. Once you visit Vermilionville you will know a true day in the life of an Acadian settler. Located 2.5 miles from main campus.

This location of authentic homes was created to tribute the integrity of homebuilders from the 19th century. Acadian Village is a quaint recreated village shaded by oaks on the bayou. Stop by to learn how homes were made and walk through actual homes donated by our ancestors. Located 7 miles from main campus.

This 100 acres of green land and towering oaks is the perfect place to escape from the bustle of Lafayette. This land offers great space to play outside with friends, family, and pets. The farm is open to the public and offers multiple shaded areas to relax and even hang up a hammock! Located 2 miles from main campus.

Visit Avery Island to learn how Tabasco was created, the greenhouse, a walking tour, and the barrel warehouse. Located 45 minutes south of Lafayette.

Take a tour of Lake Martin on a pontoon to enjoy all of nature - birds, alligators, and greenery. Lake Martin is a bird watcher’s paradise.

Located in Baton Rouge, this water and amusement park is Louisiana's largest park that is fun for the whole family. Concerts are held throughout the year and are included in a regular ticket purchase. Swim during the day to cool off in the hot Louisiana sun then relax on the ferris wheel.

Services

Services

Services

All guests are given access cards to their building which ensures safety.

The University's Union and Housing staff are able to help you achieve your dream conference through planning and coordinating.

Parking is available upon request.

Residence Halls have full kitchens located on the first floor of each building excluding Harris Hall.

Front desk agents are located in each residence hall to ensure safety of all residents and answer any questions a guest may have.

Common rooms are in each residence hall. Common rooms are equipped with large TVs and seating areas to accomodate many people.

Internet is available in every building and meeting rooms. Residential hall rooms are equipped with ethernet access.

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Technology


Testimonials

Testimonials


"My dad used to tell me stories about the dorms. Now they're totally different. They're like a hotel room. It's beautiful.
It's wonderful to be able to wake up ten minutes before class, and still be on time. Living on campus makes you feel like you are a part of a community; like you are already involved.
I encourage incoming freshman to students, always be yourseld, and branch out to meet new people."

"We want you to know how absolutely thrilled and delighted we were with the service you provided."

"Patty and Tracie have been so easy to work with!"

"Wonderful venue for events! Great staff and beautiful views!"



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