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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

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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4.7 out of 5 rating
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Rachel Married on 10/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Choice of Our Wedding

I cannot recommend La Fonda enough as a wedding venue! From the moment we toured, my entire family was beyond impressed with David, his professionalism, organization, and approach to weddings. He was amazing to work with throughout the entire wedding process, repeatedly going above and beyond. The wedding itself ran seamlessly under David’s direction, and we cannot thank him enough.

As for the hotel itself, photos really do not do justice to what a unique and beautiful location it is. The majority of our guests came from out-of-town and couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful the hotel was with its service, art, history, and food. The Terraza rooftop was stunning both in photos and in real life – our friends’ iPhone photos from the reception during sunset look professional quality because the light is so amazing. We were really impressed with the food quality at our tasting and for the event itself, a friend who is a former chef at Michelin restaurants commented on how much he enjoyed everything.
Jessica C. Married on 05/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hats off to David

Not only is this location unbeatable but David is probably one of the most exceptional people you will ever meet. We appreciated absolutely everything he did to make our day outstanding and unforgettable. Until we meet again!
Cornell A. Married on 02/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

David at La Fonda made our dreams comes true

Long live La Fonda! Long live David Stone, Director of Weddings at La Fonda! In February 2022, we got married at La Terraza at La Fonda and it was the best decision we made in 2022 - second only to getting married to each other. Let us tell you why…

The hotel itself is as gorgeous as it is charming - it truly is rich with culture, art and delicious food. If you’re reading this review and considering staying at La Fonda, we truly recommend it. Whether it’s your first time or you’re making your way back to Santa Fe. La Fonda is not just a hotel it is a unique and amazing experience. The location and views from La Fonda are southwest romantic no matter what month you visit. For whatever reason you stay at La Fonda, just know that the staff at La Fonda is what makes it worth it. Everyone is attentive and friendly and will take care of you. As a couple on the eve of our wedding, we felt taken care of and our family and friends said the same thing while at La Fonda. Many of us were skeptical or downright nervous to travel to a huge hotel during a pandemic, but staying here was a great choice and all the care, cleaning and safety measures La Fonda takes all around made our stay truly enjoyable. Our sincerely thanks to all the staff and crew.

We could write for days about the exceptional service that David Stone, Director of Weddings at La Fonda, provided us before during and after our big day but we will save you the time. Instead, you should know that David has the patience of a saint and the steady hand and attention to detail of a surgeon. As someone who organizes events and conferences on a large scale, I recognize the work and detail that goes into orchestrating a large event. David took the time to answer all our questions and listen to our vision for our wedding. No detail was too small or challenge too big for him to handle. David is an immaculate professional and a straight shooter. He was especially helpful by providing his honest feedback every step of the way. We are eternally grateful to you, David for making our day spectacular beyond our expectations. You and La Fonda have a very special place in our hearts and we are fortunate to have spent it with you.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in historic Santa Fe, La Fonda is an amazing experience. If you’re looking for a place to say “I do” and start forever with the love of your life, La Fonda is magical and you will be in good hands with David Stone.
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