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La Fonda on The Plaza

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About

La Fonda on The Plaza is a wedding venue located in Santa Fe, New Mexico that services weddings throughout the local area as well as destination weddings. The venue has been part of the wedding industry since 1923 and specializes in southwestern destination weddings, large and intimate indoor or outdoor ceremonies, receptions, LGBT weddings and catering. Steeped in tradition, La Fonda emits a truly timeless ambience. The venue marries the elegance and style of yesteryear with the contemporary luxury and convenience of today.

Facilities and Capacity
La Fonda on The Plaza‘s grounds are beautifully designed and will exceed your expectations. The space can fit up to 550 guests and provides nothing short of excellence and sophistication. The architecture is southwestern in style and includes inviting kiva fireplaces, authentic interiors graced with handcrafted furnishings and original artwork. An air of romance resonates to delight couples and guests alike. As the evening draws to a close, you will be pampered in a luxurious suite with a private balcony. This intimate place offers a perfect setting to celebrate your first night together as a couple.

Services Offered
On top of inviting facilities, La Fonda on The Plaza also offers an array of services to help ensure that every essential element is in place for your wedding. The team has over 95 years of experience in hosting weddings. As soon as you meet the seasoned wedding professionals at La Fonda, you will find comfort knowing that they are prepared to help you create the perfect day. Every aspect of your wedding will be managed with the highest level of care. Whether it is candelabras, flowers, covered chairs or gourmet menus, the wedding planners of La Fonda are prepared with innovative ideas that will impress. At your request, photography services, private garden terrace banquets and refreshments can also be provided. Other event services that are available include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake cutting
  • China
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Sound
  • Setup
  • Tables

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
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    Hannah L. Married on 09/19/2021
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    Simply the best!

    You should book La Fonda for your wedding. The venue is gorgeous, the hotel staff are fantastic, and David Stone is simply the best venue host anyone could ask for. We originally planned to get married in September 2020 but postponed a full year to 9/19/21 due to COVID; rebooking the new date was easy and all of the details e.g. room reservations, rates, deposit, etc were honored without hassle. All of our guests enjoyed the hotel rooms and hotel amenities. The hotel’s catered food and wedding reception dishes were spot on - we were especially pleased the menu reflected New Mexican cuisine.

    Additionally, we partook in a brilliant tradition at La Fonda: we hired Mariachis (via Absolute Entertainment) who hid behind the guests during the ceremony and began to play immediately after we were pronounced husband and wife, surprising and delighting our guests. Then they led everyone on a march around the Santa Fe Plaza, including a stop in the middle of the plaza to dance. This was one of the best parts of our wedding, and such a fun and unique experience for our guests.

    With respect to David, he’s something special. David was so attentive about every detail and made every step of the process simple. He was easy to contact and quick to respond to emails during the planning process, and he made us feel truly special and not just another couple on the long list of people to be married at La Fonda. Our wedding was perfect, and it’s because of the hard work and professionalism exhibited by David and his team.
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    Danielle S. Married on 09/06/2019
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    A complete dream!!!

    You really cannot compare la Fonda to any other wedding venue! Besides being absolutely gorgeous from the architecture to the art and flowers, the food is ridiculously amazing and beautifully presented, and there is no better team than Sammie and Jessica! Every single detail will be perfectly attended to and Samie can provide a wealth of knowledge which is so helpful especially if you are planning from across the county like we did! She had amazing vendor suggestions and the day of I knew everything would run perfectly because Sammie was there guiding the entire La Fonda team. I have never been more impressed with a team at a wedding like I was on our wedding day. Everyone was so friendly and engaging. It really made the wedding so much more special. The views and flowers outside of La Terraza were just gorgeous!! The fire pits and seating areas were so cozy and everyone truly had the best time! I can’t tell you how many times our friends and family told us that this was the best wedding they have ever attended and I really think that is due to the total package that La Fonda offers! Every single detail was perfect and I can’t thank Sammie, Jessica, Bryan at the front desk, Moira, the amazing manager (who’s name escapes me but he is awesome), Sammie amazing day-of assistant (I am so bad with names but she is spectacular and so kind!) and everyone else at La Fonda enough for making our wedding day so perfect! Simply the best wedding venue!!!!

    Oh, and you cannot think of a more beautiful setting to get ready in with your bridesmaids! The suites are perfectly sized to accommodate hair/makeup/pictures! We even had a massive balcony for pictures and to eat lunch on before getting into our dresses! The manager and Moira ensured that we had champagne glasses, extra lighted makeup mirrors, and extension cords (we didn’t need the cords bc there were plenty of plugs but it was so thoughtful that they offered!).

    Our guests also loved staying at the hotel & being able to walk right back to their rooms after the reception ended and hanging out at The Bell Tower during the wedding week.

    Honestly, just ask Sammie about the mariachi parade around the plaza and you’re decision will instantly be made :) So much fun and such a special and unique Santa Fe tradition!
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    Allison Married on 05/25/2019
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    Absolutely Beautiful

    We are so happy we chose La Fonda! Samie was great to work with and made our wedding go so smoothly. It’s such a lovely venue and all of our guest loved it there!!! Would definitely recommend if you want a beautiful Santa Fe backdrop during your ceremony!
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