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main ballroom with speaker and seatingtheatre with large screen, seating, and avinterior entrance signage and plantsspirit group training roomoutside deck on the bayououtside night time with dome entrance lit upPresident Bruno at speakers podiumtable set up with center pieceback deck walkway on the bayouribbon cutting in the inside breezeway

History of Bayou Pointe

Built at a cost of $ 1.9 million in 1978, Oxford Natatorium was the first Olympic size pool in Northeast Louisiana. Built as a “recreation pool” for ULM students, NCAA men and women’s swim teams were added in 1980. For over 35 years, Oxford Natatorium hosted numerous events, including but not limited to, age group swimming, collegiate meets, scuba classes, water aerobics and numerous Intramural events. In 2012, the YMCA leased the facility for a short period of time and in April 2014, the Natatorium was closed. Through the initiative of ULM Students and the Student Government Association (SGA), the students requested the Natatorium be converted into a Student Event Center. $7,000,000 in requested funding from the Student Activity Enhancement Fund was approved in the fall of 2015 to renovate Oxford Natatorium into a Student Event Center with ballrooms, spirit group practice area, a small theater with reception area, and outdoor social deck.

The newest event facility on campus, Bayou Pointe Event Center sets the standard for excellence in Northeast Louisiana.  Bayou Pointe provides everyone from brides to businesses a premier event venue that makes design and production easy on a client.  The 37,000 square foot facility provides an indoor and outdoor venue for many types of events such as meetings, lectures, workshops, conferences banquets, and social functions.  Our experienced staff is ready to provide guidance and suggestions to help ensure the success of your event.  The amenities include: Ballrooms, Theater, Reception Hall, Outdoor Patio and Stage, A/V equipment, dance floor, stage.  All of this AND a beautiful bayou view!


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Venue Capacities
Cypress Hall Bayou/DeSiard Rooms Theater Reception Hall Conference Room

500 Banquet/Reception Style

600 Theater Style

200 Banquet/Reception Style

300 Theater Style


50 Banquet/Reception Style

75 Theater Style

10-12 Conference Style


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Please contact us to discuss your event. We are ready to provide you with the facilities and service to make your event a success. To find out what Bayou Pointe has to offer, submit a request for more information or contact us directly. We are excited to be your host.

Even if you do not choose Bayou Pointe, we wish you success with your upcoming event!

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1 Warhawk Way
Monroe, LA 71209



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Outdoor Patio & Stage

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