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Bar service
$30 per person
Bar service
$30 per person

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Messina’s at The Terminal is a lakefront wedding venue in New Orleans, Louisiana. Messina’s at The Terminal is part of Lakefront Airport; completed in the 1930s, Lakefront Airport is a triumph of Art Deco grandeur and features original marble walls and columns, lovely terrazzo flooring, and fabulous murals by the world-renowned artist Xavier Gonzales. If you’re looking for a breathtakingly beautiful, uniquely New Orleans setting for your special day, you’ve certainly come to the right place!

Facilities and Capacity

Messina’s at The Terminal hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions and offers a choice of four magnificent event spaces. These include The Grand Atrium, The Walnut Room, The Huey P. Long Meeting Room, and The Observation Deck. The venue has sufficient room to comfortably seat parties of up to 250 guests and has a maximum standing capacity of 1,000 people. Onsite parking facilities are available for your convenience.

Services Offered

Messina’s has been providing catering services for weddings and other special events for over 60 years, so you can be sure they have what it takes to make your special day an experience to remember! They offer everything from plated to buffet meal options. You and your guests can enjoy delicious smoked quail, blackened redfish, gumbo, jambalaya, zydeco chicken pasta, beef tenderloin, and much more! You can opt for an open, limited, or cash bar and enjoy a fine selection of house, signature, and premium drinks. The site fee includes lighting and sound equipment and set-up and clean-up services. Outside vendors are also welcome. Contact Messina’s at The Terminal today for more information!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

No

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Government Building
Historic Building
Museum

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Messina’s at The Terminal

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5.0/5 4 reviews
Google
4.5/5 674 reviews
Christina
Christina F. Sent on 04/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So Happy With Our Wedding Venue!

We are thrilled with our experience in working with Messina's for our wedding reception venue!!! First of all, our wedding had to be postponed twice due to Covid. Our original venue actually closed after Covid began and it ended up being a blessing in disguise because we absolutely loved Messina's! We had our reception at 3:30pm in the Atrium which was beautiful with the sunlight coming in all the windows.

Sarah and Caroline were PHENOMENAL. They helped us every step of the way and answered all of our questions. We met with both ladies before our wedding and they made us feel right at home. Sarah and Caroline were extremely kind, patient, informative, helpful, and flexible. They also delivered prompt communication via emails and texts and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed! Those two are the perfect team and any bride would be lucky to work with them. They actually felt like long time friends by the end of everything!

Sarah and Caroline helped set up multiple family tribute tables of our family photos, displayed our party favors and guest books, and made sure all of vendors had what they needed. They were knowledgeable and paid attention to the details which we appreciated. And Sarah made sure our photographer got the group photo we wanted too :) Our wedding attendant, Grace, was also amazing! The reception itself felt like a whirlwind with all our guests being there, but Grace was always around if we needed something.

Chef Dale and Chef Daryl were awesome as were all the staff and bartenders. We just loved everything about Messina's: from the ambiance, the atmosphere, the history, the scenery, the people, and FOOD!!! Our guests could not stop raving about the food! Wow! Best wedding reception food I've ever had and my wedding was actually the 50th wedding I've attended in the past 16 years. Because we got married downtown, we hired buses to shuttle our guests to the venue. It worked out great and those guests who wanted to drive had ample parking in the big parking lot.

Thank you so much to Messina's, especially Sarah and Caroline, for going above and beyond to make our wedding so incredibly unforgettable and special!!! Brad and I appreciate everything so much!
Anita
Anita Sent on 10/31/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Maggie Zschiedrich was amazing! She was super flexible and understanding of having an Indian/American fusion wedding. She made me feel at ease throughout the planning process. The food was the BEST! I could not have asked for a better venue and team to have my wedding with.
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Alyssa Sent on 01/20/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We can’t say enough about how perfect Messina’s is for a wedding venue and how phenomenal the staff is there. We planned our wedding from out of state, and Maggie was our day-to-day contact. She made everything so much easier, walked us through our many, many questions and was a DREAM to work with! Trust me when you pick your venue location it’s going to be really important that you like working with the people there and Maggie and the rest of the team at Messina’s were so wonderful and went above and beyond. The venue itself is stunning... it’s Art Deco style which was perfect for our Gatsby /20s glam wedding. It really does take your breath away and it’s something different from any other venue you’ll look at (and we would know, we looked at over 25 of them)! Not only is the venue gorgeous but the food is absolutely phenomenal. The appetizers are really well sized and every single item on the menu that we tasted was delicious. Our guests can’t stop raving about the food. We can’t say enough good things about Messina’s and would highly recommend it!! Thank you Maggie and the rest of the wonderful team!!
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Messina’s at The Terminal frequently asked questions

Messina’s at The Terminal includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Messina’s at The Terminal includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Messina’s at The Terminal includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Messina’s at The Terminal for wedding events is known for:
  • Government Building
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
Messina’s at The Terminal offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Messina’s at The Terminal offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Messina’s at The Terminal offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Messina’s at The Terminal is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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