ROIA Restaurant

261 College Street, New Haven, CT 06510 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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
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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Margot · Married on 08/25/2018

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    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!

    Sent on 08/30/2018
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    Sierra · Married on 08/04/2018

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    Wonderful!

    We were so happy to celebrate our wedding at ROIA, and we would recommend it 1000 times over! First, the restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. It has style and class all on its own, which meant that we didn't have to worry about decorations or small details and were able to focus on the aspects of the wedding that meant the most for us (the food). Once we walked into ROIA at the start of our cocktail hour and saw the art deco lights on, the linens laid out, and bud vases on the tables, we were stunned at the beauty of the space. It looks great in pictures, but even better in person. Second, the food was fantastic, and the chefs and events manager worked with us to create a dining experience that satisfied vegans and meat-lovers alike. We had some high-level ideas for the menu and let the chefs at ROIA guide us from there. This turned out to be an excellent decision, because if you are having your wedding at a restaurant, you obviously care about the quality and creativity of the menu. As it turned out, the tasting was one of our best memories from the entire wedding planning process. The chefs had listened to our ideas and what was important to us (sustainable meat choices, vegan options, etc.) and prepared several options for us to enjoy and choose from. We walked away from the tasting confident that we had made the right decision about hosting our wedding at ROIA. Finally, the staff is expert. When we had a goal or problem that we didn't know how to achieve or solve, the events manager always had a solution for us. ROIA was organized, responsive, and helpful as we planned our party. During the reception, our guests were treated with respect and care. They walked away at the end of the night so impressed with the food, the space, and the service. We have high expectations in all areas of life (seriously, really high expectations), but we didn't have a single complaint about the planning experience or the terrific party we had at ROIA.

    Sent on 10/26/2018

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ROIA Restaurant FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 15,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 12,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 42.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • 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, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? 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
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, July, August

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Total Events
    Total Events Wedding DJs

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

  • NST Pictures
    NST Pictures Wedding Videographers

    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
    203-951-5521 (Phone number)
    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

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