5 Reviews for Messina's Catering
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Planning a destination wedding is a stressful event. Next to our location, the second most important element of our wedding was food. Not being familiar with caterers in New Orleans was terrifying. Luckily, our second meeting on our tasting tour changed the game for us. We had the pleasure of meeting Stacey Messina and her crew at Messina’s catering. The food options we tasted were not just good, the were true restaurant quality. As we went through we explained to Stacey and her chef that we really wanted to create an authentic NOLA event for our out of town guests that they would never forget. The more we talked about crazy ideas, the more excited Stacey became! It seemed like there wasn’t anything we could throw at her that couldn’t be done. Needless to say, we secured them immediately.
Leading up to our big day, the last thing I worried about was the catering. Communication was effortless. We had so many special requests, from a serve yourself top, top shelf bar of personally selected bourbons and scotches, to the MOB changing her mind weekly about her specialty cocktail-every request was granted in the sweetest way.
Due to unexpected rain the day of our event, Stacey and her crew of amazing magicians transformed our outside event into a blend of indoor food stations and indoor and under tent seating. They went above and beyond, passing small portions of plated items throughout the crowd all night long. Our surprise guest of the evening was a whole grilled alligator with all sorts of alligator sausages and grilled meat. I don’t know what was better, it or the grilled oysters?? Everyone was in awe! The drinks flowed, the food never stopped and we all had the time of our lives. There wasn’t a single item we would have changed on the menu. It was all that good! At the end of the night, Stacey packed up a big box of goodies to take back to our hotel with us.
We now joke that when we go back to New Orleans, we want Messina’s to cook for us again!
Delicious food, great drinks, comfortable space, friendly service, and decent price. What more could you want?!
We used Messina's to cater our reception party at Club XLIV at the Superdome. They had an extensive food selection and the prices were reasonable. We had pass food, a buffet selection, and carving station. We also had an attendant just for the bride and groom which was nice. The food was absolutely amazing!!! We received rave reviews from our guests on the food. The set up was done nicely. They even packed a nice to go box for us which was great when we got back to the room. I would highly recommend Messina's Catering!
I had a destination wedding in Punta Cana, we hosted an at Home Reception at Messina’s Catering. They were amazing very responsive they allow you to create your own menu within your budget. We provided our own décor and they allowed us to setup 3 hours before the event. Their staff is very helpful. We had a signature drink that they placed at the entrance, which created a very welcoming feeling. I would recommend Messina’s for any private event you might have. Inquire about their house DJ, as he is very affordable and has a variety of music.
This venue is beautiful and affordable. Everything was perfect.