Weddings

The Dining Room

New Haven, CT View map

About

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$15000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$12000.00

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?

$3000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2000.00

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

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    Anne I. Married on 11/02/2019
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    Absolutely Wonderful!

    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.

    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!
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    Stacey C. Married on 05/25/2019
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    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.
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    Melissa B. Married on 12/15/2018
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    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!

    The Dining Room'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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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
2032007045

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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