Shreveport and Bossier City are amazing sister cities with so much to offer the wedding and events community. I’m excited to take a deep dive into these cities and the beautiful opportunities that are available to local couples and those looking to make Shreveport-Bossier City (SBC) a destination location. It was actually my destination wedding location! Being military we had family from all over, but mainly for New Jersey and Mississippi. We figured it was fair to have both sides travel, but needed a location that could offer a little night life entertainment, culture and sites that would get guests excited to come (you know, besides the fact that we were tying the knot). We looked around at different options, but realized very quickly that everything we were looking for was right here. Let’s jump right into it!
I have lived in and round SBC for five years and absolutely love how vibrant the city is. Metropolitan flair with a little southern charm is what you will find here and I’m all about it. Most couples from the south or have roots in the south are looking for that perfect balance. Convince and accessibility of the city can be tempting until you are dealing with traffic jams and higher city prices. The peaceful beauty of the south really sets a warm and inviting atmosphere, but when GPS and cell service fails you because you realize you are really out in the sticks, you may feel otherwise. SBC is a great combination of both. We are three hours from Dallas, TX and about five from New Orleans, LA. Transportation to and from the city is a breezy. Simply take a flight into Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) or get to Highway 20 and you can’t miss it. This Northern Louisiana city is flourishing with great people and growing in opportunity every day. From access to large convention centers and casinos to mom and pop shops and authentic Cajun dining, you really get it all when hosting a wedding or event in SBC.
What is your style? Are you going for a modern, industrial space? Something artsy? How about historic site or even a barn? From one side of the river to the other, Shreveport and Bossier can accommodate you. Here are a few great spaces you may want to consider, but there are far too many to name!
· Have an intimate ceremony at Stem Events.
· Let your love be the most beautiful work of art on display at Art Space.
· There is nothing more southern than a beautiful barn wedding at the award winning Sainte Terre.
· A grand affair at 601 Spring Street is sure to wow any guest.
· Have a rooftop reception at the Remington Hotel.
· Say “I do” in a modern indoor outdoor space like the Eleven Building.
· Start your new chapter in the historic Shreveport Scottish Rite.
Entertainment & Dining
When hosting a wedding I think it is extremely important to ensure your friends, family and guests have an amazing experience. In SBC you’ll learn a little about laissez le bon temps rouler, let the good times roll! There is always a festival, great food and things to do in the city. Providing a city guide for guests is easy when pointing them to prominent casinos, family attractions like the Aquarium of Sci Port, and great dining in and around the city. Night life attractions like the Louisiana Daiquiri Café and Flying Heart Brewery give everyone something to enjoy.
I love SBC.It makes my passion for planning memorable weddings and events a fun and exciting one as there is so much to offer here.Each couples experience may be customized to fit their crowd.They get the best of both worlds with southern charm and city comfort at a fraction of the cost that they’d pay hours away in bigger southern cities. If you are considering leaving this area to have an event, I’d recommend you reconsider and explore the possibilities in your own backyard.If you are considering planning an event in Shreveport or Bossier City, Louisiana, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with everything we have to offer.Come visit and see for yourself or let’s do some virtual planning.Either way I promise you will see why SBC, an ideal wedding location.