Clista A. Calhoun Center

Schedule your next event – – –
Imagine your wedding reception, baby shower, or even a birthday party at DeSoto Parish’s most iconic venue. If you are looking for that perfect setting for a corporate or private event, the Clista A. Calhoun Center is your venue of choice.

We will partner with you to make your next event unforgettable! Contact us now to reserve your special date.


Gather Together
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One of the definitions of gather is, “to bring together into one group, collection, or place.” Do you need a space to gather, a place that will accommodate 300 people, or possibly a meeting room for 30? We have got you covered! The Calhoun Center is perfectly suited for many uses. You can reserve space for:

  • Baby or Wedding Shower
  • Class Reunions
  • Club Meetings
  • Corporate Awards
  • Quinceaneras
  • Job Fair
  • Workforce Trainings

The options are endless! Call today and let us gather together.

Clista A.

About Us – – –

The Clista A. Calhoun Center is tastefully decorated with neutral colors that will provide an elegant backdrop for all of your gathering needs.

About the Center

  • Can accommodate large groups – maximum occupancy is 320
  • Two-floors with elevator and original dual stairways
  • Can be rented as individual floors, with or without kitchen, rates based on floors and added amenities
  • Air conditioned & heated
  • Vendor list available
  • Easy Access to Hwy 171, Hwy 84 and I-49

Lower Floor Includes:

  • Large caterer’s kitchen with ample counter space and pass-through window
  • Seperate caterer’s entrance
  • Large capacity ice-maker and side-by-side refrigerator
  • Ice tea and coffee urns available

Upper Floor Includes:

  • Original restored stage with private stage bathrooms and dressing areas
  • Stage features original arched details and architectural appointments
  • Large open auditorium area
  • Seating includes comfortable chairs with padded seating. Additional metal chairs available
  • Stage is equipped with stage lighting
  • Sound system available
  • Portable ramp for easy unloading of equipment

NOTICE: All rules & regulations & prices are subject to change. Please contact the directory for corporate pricing.

For Booking Information:

Terri Byrd, Director

Mailing: 101 Monroe St., Mansfield, LA 71052
Office located: 515 Louisiana St, Mansfield, LA 71052
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please call for appointment
(318) 780-3755

Frequently Asked Questions – – –

I love it, so how do I reserve the center?
We are so excited to partner with you! Please contact our Director, Terri Byrd, at the following to see if your date is available. Once confirmed, you will need to complete a contract and make your $500 deposit. Email: or call (318) 780-3755 during normal business hours, M-F 8:00 – 5:00.
How much does it cost to book my event?
  • The rental rate is $600 per floor, caterer’s kitchen included
  • Hourly rate: $100.00 per hour-up to two hours (after two hours the regular day rate will be charged.)
  • Deposit: $500.00 (In addition to the Rental Fee – refund conditions apply.)

All prices subject to change – please call to verify current fees!

Can I rent just one floor? If so what is the price of each floor and what is included?
  • The building can be rented as just the bottom floor. The rental rate is $600 per floor.
Is a deposit required?
  • To reserve the date of your event a deposit of $500.00 is required. This deposit is a damage deposit.
  • Prior to your event the payment for the actual rental amount is required.
  • Proof of Liability Insurance must be provided – ask the Director for details.
Can I view the Rental Rules & Regulations of the Clista Calhoun Center before I schedule my event?

Yes, you can view the Rental Rules and Regulations here.

Is security required for my event, and how do I arrange for their hiring and payment.
The Director of the Calhoun Center will determine the number of officers required based on state specifications and also arrange for their hiring and provide accountability for their payment. The Director will advise the Contracted Client of the cost to hire the security required for the event up front. The cost that is listed in the signed contract is due at the time of payment for the remaining rental balance. Security fees are required to be paid in “CASH.” No event will be allowed to occur without the signed contract being paid in full.
What if I have more questions?

If you have additional questions, you can contact us using our contact form below.