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.
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:
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Danielle Skuse · Married on 09/06/2019
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!!!!Sent on 09/13/2019
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!
Allison · Married on 05/25/2019
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!Sent on 06/08/2019
Martha · Married on 10/07/2018
La Fonda on the Plaza was a fairytale dream come true for my wedding. Not only is the venue absolutely gorgeous, but Samie the event planner goes above and beyond her duties. She was truly a beacon of sanity for me (someone who is not a good planner) and put together a breathtaking wedding for us. She is so passionate about her events. It rained on my wedding day right before the ceremony, and I saw her outside personally wiping down the chairs. She just blew me away with all of her knowledge and she really made sure that all the vendors were in check. I could not have had a more beautiful wedding thanks to Samie. Her staff was also truly enjoyable at the wedding - they broke down and set everything up without me even noticing. The dinner buffet was just magically set up! And they were all so kind to me, my husband, and our guests. Thank you Samie and La Fonda staff for making all of my dreams come true!Sent on 10/10/2018