La Crosse Center Ballroom

Eau Claire



Located in the heart of downtown La Crosse, and nested on the banks of the Mississippi River, The La Crosse Center has become a premier events facility in the Midwest. The convention hall and arena was originally built in 1980 but doubled in size in the spring of 2000 after renovation and expansion. The center now features two grand halls, ideal for wedding ceremonies; and the Ballroom on the second floor boasts spectacular views of the Mississippi River. The La Crosse Center makes a perfect complement to ceremonies held off site at a nearby park, or local place of worship. However, you can conveniently host both ceremony and reception all on-site. Whether you envision an intimate gathering of your closest family and friends or a larger than life celebration, The La Crosse Center can accommodate your special day. Exchange vows in one of the halls (North or South); then, make a seamless transition into your reception in the Grand Ballroom. The versatile space can be transformed to fit your theme using drapes, up lighting, and your style of chair. The friendly facilities manager is happy to assist you with planning the details of your special day.

Venue Style

Event Center, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 600 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 370 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 7:00AM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $900 to $1,300 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at La Crosse Center Ballroom is estimated at between $3,041 and $6,366 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public garage

Special Restrictions

General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight