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.
ROÌA Restaurant offers a range of services for your wedding day. Services include:
25 Reviews for ROIA Restaurant
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Anne Impellizeri · Married on 11/02/2019
When my now husband and I got engaged last year, we knew we wanted an intimate and personable wedding reception site. What better place to host our wedding than at ROIA, the city where we met and the restaurant where we shared many wonderful meals during our time in New Haven.Sent on 11/08/2019
Having been to restaurant buyout event at ROIA before we got engaged, we knew that they could deliver what we were looking for. What we saw at that event was only scratching the surface, and I am so blown away at the amazing level of expertise, care, service, and kindness we received when planning our wedding. The restaurant owners, Avi and Meera, are truly wonderful and lovely people who will work tirelessly beside you to ensure that your wedding day is exactly as you envisioned it to be. They were with us every step away, always happy and willing to be flexible so that we can get the most of what we wanted for our wedding day.
Our wedding day was seamless and perfect all due to the wonderful service we received at ROIA. The food was exquisite, the service was amazing, and we opened the dance floor on the bottom floor for our guests to dance the night away. Our guests loved the space as well, telling us it was unique and beautiful, and we could not agree more.
Thank you to Ari and Meera for a wonderful wedding at ROIA with memories we will cherish for a lifetime!
Stacey Cala · Married on 05/25/2019
ROIA provided the perfect wedding with a romantic ambiance and amazing food
While researching a location for our wedding, we knew we did not want a traditional wedding hall. Excellent food and ambiance was also a must. Deciding on ROIA was such an easy decision and they delivered! We had a small, family only wedding hosted on the upstairs balcony on the Saturday during Memorial Day weekend. The care and attention provided to us as a couple through the planning process was exceptional. As small as our wedding was, the details and time ROIA put into making sure our day was perfect, did not go un-noticed. We felt a great connection to married owners Avi and Meera, and they understood the importance of making our night so special. The restaurant itself is so visually stunning with the grand high ceilings, original columns, and molding throughout, with a true feeling of romance. There is no comparison of this kind to any other spot in New Haven. ROIA made sure that we were cared for and that the whole evening flowed seamlessly. Our family was blown away by the beauty of ROIA, the food, and the drinks. We will forever be grateful to the ROIA team for making our special day so perfect. We can’t wait to come back for anniversaries, special occasions, or any random day to reminisce of our wedding night.Sent on 06/11/2019
Melissa Branco · Married on 12/15/2018
Beautifully Unique Wedding Venue
We are thrilled with how our wedding turned out at ROIA. As soon as we saw the space, we were in love! The architecture, marble and gold chandeliers added to the romantic feel of our wedding. Our guests raved about how delicious the food was and how attentive the servers were. Everyone felt cared for. Aside from the beauty of the venue, the event coordinator, Shannon, is out of this world! Shannon was very responsive, helped us with so many decisions and was super patient and supportive throughout the process. She understood our vision for the wedding and executed it magnificently on the day of. ROIA is a gem in the heart of downtown New Haven and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something other than a traditional banquet hall!Sent on 01/05/2019
ROIA Restaurant's reply:Hi Melissa! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and Robert! You're an amazing couple and wish you the best. Come visit us soon!