Messina's Catering and Events is a classic ballroom wedding venue located in New Orleans that prides itself on years of quality service and attention to detail. This family-owned company opened its doors in 1961 and has grown into what Messina's Inc. is today. Work with their experienced team to create the perfect menu and event space for your dream wedding. Winner of WeddingWire's 2018 Couples' Choice Award, Messina's Catering and Events is the ideal choice for your special day!
Facilities and Capacity
This venue has a ballroom that holds up to 200 guests. Enjoy the elegant design and open floor plan that will create the perfect atmosphere for your reception. This venue also offers a bridal suite.
Messina's Catering and Events is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:
Choose from a wide variety of serving options, including buffet, family style, hors d'oeuvres, plated and stations. Cuisine is offered in the following styles:
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Linda · Getting married on 03/23/2019
Wow! What an incredible experience! We have not selected a venue for our wedding reception just yet, but our friends most recently hosted a super fabulous engagement party for us and the food was to die for!! We had just over 100 in attendance and everyone has been raving about the food and the staff who serviced the event. The food was delicious and displayed beautifully and the service was impeccable. They were ultra professional and went above and beyond to make it perfect from the action station to the people taking care of the food service and the bar. I can’t say enough about how wonderful this team made the event. We have had the pleasure of working with Lydia on providing proposals for our wedding reception for several venue options and she is the most accommodating professional we’ve encountered. Believe it or not, planning a wedding on a budget is kinda stressful, but Lydia makes it better by responding to emails at all hours of the day and night and by offering budget friendly options and ideas. Not only does she know her stuff, but she’s delightful and approachable. It is apparent why they are voted “Best of” in so many categories. I just wish there were more stars to give! We hope to utilize their services for the wedding day too!!!
Heather · Married on 10/13/2018
Found more than I was looking for when we met Lydia. Best value and options. I am going to have a better Ceremony and Reception than I even imagined. Cant wait for 2018
Kelsey · Married on 05/26/2018
My husband, Dan McDonald, and I are overwhelmed with gratitude for our experience with Messina’s Catering. Messina’s provided food and bartending service for our wedding on May 26th, 2018 at the Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans. Executive Chef Mark Daniels and Sales Manager Lydia Casler worked tirelessly from the time of our very first contact—I discovered them serendipitously thanks to our venue’s preferred vendor list—through the conclusion of our wedding day. From start to finish, Mark and Lydia provided the highest standard of service and ease of communication, not to mention the incredible food!
Mark and Lydia made the process of planning our wedding effortless and straightforward. Both were easy to contact by phone or e-mail and they responded promptly, answering all our questions in detail. Mark helped us design a traditional New Orleans style menu for our buffet dinner that would please both our local Louisiana friends and our out-of-town families from Arizona and Massachusetts, who are largely unfamiliar with southern cuisine. Both my husband and I are teachers, so Mark guided us toward menu selections that would accommodate our budget while still providing an incredible meal. Many of our guests reported that Messina’s was the best wedding food they had ever eaten, some emphasizing that it was the best food they had ever had, period. In a foodie dream city like New Orleans, there is a great deal of competition for such praise!
Mark and Lydia and the entire Messina’s team could not have done a better job. Every aspect of our interaction with Messina’s—from initial menu design, to tasting, to contracting and payment, to execution of the big day—went seamlessly. Our families are big food fans, and we have heard only the highest praise regarding the quality and taste of the menu. Thank you, Messina’s, for making our day stress-free, unforgettable, and delicious!
With deepest gratitude,
Kelsey & Dan McDonald