Civic Center

Bowers Civic Center

3401 Cultural Center Drive (409) 985-8801 FAX (409) 985-3125

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Architecturally beautiful and functional, a covered walkway leads to the lobby from parking areas to accommodate ticket lines and to eliminate entrance congestion in inclement weather. The plush lobby is 4,000 sq. ft. of welcoming warmth. Centrally located, this facility offers quality service, in - house catering, free parking ; clean and bright atmosphere at affordable rates.

Meeting Space :

Main Hall : 20,000 sq. ft ; seats 2,818 or 1,000 for banquet. Area includes A, B, C, D and E Halls. Hall A: 9,000 sq. ft. seats 1,000 or 450 for a banquet. Halls B, C, D, E 2,400 sq. ft. each ; Hall A seats 350 for a banquet. Great for seminars because of tier seating and soundproof. Meeting Room F : 900 sq. ft. seats 80 or 40 for a banquet. Meeting Room G : 780 sq. ft. ; seats 40 or 24 for a banquet.

Rental Rates :

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Square Footage Capacities :

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Special Features :

Prep Kitchen - Two concession stands ( 10' X 20' ) - sound/lighting control room Spotlight and portable stage - Barrier - free provisions for handicapped - Electricity, in floor available - Free parking for 550 cars plus additional off - site parking - Telescopic seating up to 1,488.

* With meeting rooms divided into their smallest units, the facility has the capability of holding 9 meetings simultaneously. Seating capabilities range from 25 to 2,818.

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Services Provided :

Meeting Requirements - AV Equipment, copies and fax service.

Assistance: The Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau will assist with all areas of planning including housing, registration, transportation, public relations and make arrangements for activities such as canoeing, charter-fishing, Mardi Gras balls, airboat rides through the swamps, disc golf and ball golf tournaments, beach parties, historical homes and museum tours.

Contact : Adam J Saunders, Port Arthur Civic Center, (409) 985-8801 or e-mail, or call the Port Arthur CVB toll free 1-800-235-7822, or e-mail

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