Our venues: the Alexandria River Front Center, St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and the Holiday Inn Downtown.

Alexandria Riverfront Center

707 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana


Located in right on the Red River in downtown Alexandria, The Alexandria Riverfront Center is the city's primary convention event venue.

The Riverfront Center offers all the amenities of big city convention centers combined with the convenience of being centrally located within the state. Mix in a generous helping of Southern hospitality and you've got the perfect resource to host your business or association's next annual meeting.

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

626 Fourth Street, Alexandria, Louisiana


Across from the Riverfront Center,  St. Francis Xavier Cathedral is the historic home church for the Diocese of Alexandria.

The first Catholic chapel in Alexandria was built in 1817. It was the first church of any denomination in the city. St. Francis Xavier Church was built in 1834 on Front Street. It was located under the present levee between Bellier and Xavier Streets. Although churches of other denominations were built in the town in the ensuing years, they were all destroyed during the Civil War. St. Francis Xavier was the only church left standing in 1864 when Alexandria was burned by the Union Army.

Holiday Inn Downtown 

701 Fourth Street, Alexandria, Louisiana

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Downtown Alexandria.  The hotel is five city blocks off of I-49 resting on the banks of the Red River and is attached to Alexandria Riverfront Center.
It is centrally located between Shreveport and Baton Rouge, a little over three hours NW of New Orleans, and less than an hour south from historic Natchitoches along the Cane River.
The hotel also has a gym, pool, and laundry room and is a pet friendly hotel, so bring your best friend and spend some quality time in the dog park adjacent to the hotel!

Hotel Bentley

200 Desoto Street, Alexandria, Louisiana

Hotel Bentley

Unique and historic, the Hotel Bentley is an attaction in itself!

The palatial lobby features a magnificent marble staircase, stately columns, ornate fixtures and other architectural details.

It is located adjacent to the Alexandria Riverfront Center on the Red River in Downtown Alexandria.


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Phone: 318-445-2401 Ext: 257
Fax: 318-473-0539
(During Office Hours: M-Th • 7:30-5)

4400 Coliseum Blvd. Alexandria, LA 71303