20 Reviews
1-250
Guest Capacity
Indoor
Venue Setting

About ROIA Restaurant

ROÌA Restaurant is a wedding venue conveniently located in the center of downtown New Haven, Connecticut, directly adjacent to Yale University. Situated in the historic Taft Hotel, the building offers architectural elegance and charm that has been enchanting guests for over 100 years of celebrations and events. At ROÌA Restaurant, enjoy the highest level of quality service, cuisine, and ambiance for your wedding day. The events team is committed to working with you to plan and execute a wedding that matches your vision and style. The finest quality wedding cuisine is prepared by Executive Chef Avi Szapiro, who will create a customized menu of local, fresh dishes for you and your guests. ROÌA Restaurant offers a romantic, elegant setting in a convenient location for your special day.

Facilities and Capacity
ROÌA Restaurant can accommodate up to 200 guests for your wedding celebration. When hosting your event with a full buyout of ROÌA Restaurant, you will have exclusive access to the entire venue. For a seated dinner with dance-floor, the maximum party size is 180 guests. For a standing cocktail reception with dance floor, the maximum party size is 200 guests.

Services Offered
ROÌA Restaurant offers a range of services for your wedding day. Services include:

  • Cake
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • Servers
  • In-house bar
  • Bartenders
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
     

Categories: Wedding Caterer, Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Hartford

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20 Reviews for ROIA Restaurant

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5.0

Roia's was amazing from the beginning ( first started the process in January of 2018 ) to the end ( dinner August 2018). As the Mother of the Groom, I wanted to help relieve as much stress as possible for the couple so I volunteered to find a variety of venues for the rehearsal dinner. The couple gave me an idea of what they were looking for: romantic vibe, great food, private and easily accessible but most importantly they needed a place that would cater to the needs of the bride ( shellfish allergies) and the needs of the flower girl and ring bearer Severe Gluten allergies with no possibility of cross-contamination! After contacting a variety of restaurants in the New Haven area asking them a plethora of questions regarding our allergy concerns I felt most secure and confident that Roia's was our choice! Shannon English, Roia's event planner was amazing from day one in helping us plan the event and meal, communicating via email, phone calls and text any time there was a concern or question. I can't say enough about the care that was taken by both Shannon, the second event planner Meera, and the entire staff from the kitchen to the servers. Now about the evening. We had reserved the upper level for the dinner which allowed us to have our own bathrooms, an elevator ( which was needed by a guest) our own bar and our own kitchen where the meal was prepared( lessening the chance of cross-contamination) There were a total of 30 attendees for our dinner. Not 15 minutes into the cocktail hour I was approached by many of our guests how incredible the hors d'oevres were. The favorite of all the guest, including the 5-year-old ring bearer was the lamb chop lollipops. As the evening progressed the food and the service continued to be outstanding, meeting all of our needs and expectations! From start to finish everything we asked about and for was provided with the utmost care and professionalism, we were never disappointed!

Profile Picture Margot, 8/25/18, 1 Review
Category: Rehearsal Dinner Location
5.0

Our wedding reception at ROIA was absolutely fabulous - If my fiancé and I did this all over again, we’d honestly do it exactly the same!! Being New Haven locals and dining at ROIA on a regular basis, we already knew about the fantastic food and impeccable service. So when it came to choosing a reception venue, ROIA seemed like the perfect choice.
Not only is the décor breath-taking but, more importantly, our guests have not stopped raving about the food! Chef Avi is amazing to work with and helped us create an unforgettable six course dinner menu with a wonderfully complementary selection of wines. And let’s not forget the array of hors d'oeuvres (all of which were amazing!) or the late-night house-made fries passed around after dinner (a delight to many guests).
The event package and pricing options are very reasonable, and as we learned, completely customizable. Whether you’d prefer an intimate dinner in the balcony or rent out the entire restaurant for a lavish celebration – the choice is yours. Working with Nicole, the restaurant’s event manger, is a dream! From the beginning of the planning process right up to the end of the big night, she was always there for us – whether it be answering one of our million questions, or helping to bustle my gown when my MOH couldn’t be found. If you want to spoil your guests (and yourselves) ROIA really is the natural choice. Thank you ROIA for such a perfect celebration!

Profile Picture Rachel, 6/24/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: In-House Bar, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Set Up, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Chairs, Tables, Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings

ROIA Restaurant Pricing

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake
Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $3,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $2,000.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Set Up
Tables
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$55.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$12.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
Clean Up
Dessert
Glassware
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables/Chairs
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Price Per Person
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Prices Include:
Bartender(s)

ROIA Restaurant FAQ

Cake
Clean Up
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Breakfast/Brunch
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Tastings
Buffet
Custom Menu
Lunch
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
French
Italian
Latin American
African
American
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Indian
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Mexican
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Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
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Thai
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Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
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Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings
Buffet
Family Style
French Service
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Cash Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Outside Alcohol
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Specialty Wine
Chairs
Tables
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arches
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Chocolate Fountain
Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
250
Guest Minimum
1
Event Spaces
3
Type
Historic, Restaurant
Style
City, Classic, Elegant
Setting
Indoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
230
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
1
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Elopements
Exclusive Venue Use
Private Room
Private Section
Public Seating
Custom
Private Events
Reh. Dinner Specific
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
Valet
3 AWARDS

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ROIA Weddings

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ROIA Special Touches

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 ENDORSEMENTS
Beautiful location, fantastic staff! This place is perfect to add lighting touches both upstairs and down, has a classic elegance...:)

Gorgeous venue with a fantastic, dynamic staff! We highly recommend hosting your event at ROIA!

Map

261 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510   See On Map
203-200-7045 (phone)
TUESDAY to SATURDAY LUNCH 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm DINNER 5:00 pm to Close SUNDAY BRUNCH 10:30 am-2:30 pm SUPPER 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
ROIA Restaurant is a wedding venue from New Haven Connecticut. We service weddings throughout the local area, including New York, New England, and Yale University. ROIA Restaurant is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Connecticut wedding industry for 2 years. We specialize in French and Italian cuisine inspired by the seasons .