Category Archives: Wedding

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The Most Unique New Orleans Wedding Venues

It’s no wonder that some of America’s most unique wedding venues can be found in one of its most colorful cities–New Orleans.  A city at the edge of a rich river delta with a myriad of rivers, lakes, bays and bayous, water views are just a small part of the city’s alluring charm. With a

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Catering Tip: 10 Things Wedding Guests Hate

According to Brides Magazine, the number one reception detail guests value most (and the one they pay the most attention to) is food.  Bar and drinks are number four on the list, right behind music and décor.  As one of the best in New Orleans wedding catering, we have a long history of making the

Sequel Weddings

Sequel Weddings: Now Celebrate “We Did”!

Covid-19 put many events on the waiting list for 2020 and early 2021.  But for couples who were eager to commit their love to one another, many opted to go ahead with their wedding plans–often before a Justice of the Peace or by eloping rather than professing their love before a large and loving crowd

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COVID Vaccine Wedding Etiquette

On August 16, 2021, The City of New Orleans announced new COVID restrictions at all indoor venues must now require proof of vaccine or a negative PCR test before they can enter. Proof of vaccination can be the original or digital photo of the CDC Vaccination card or physical or electronic test results from a

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Serve Up More Fun at Your Next New Orleans Catered Event with These Theme Ideas

A catered event isn’t just an event–it’s a party!  Themes can make any gathering, from wedding rehearsal dinners to corporate retreats, more memorable and encourage more interaction among guests.  New Orleans-based Messina’s Catering and Events offers some fun theme suggestions that can make your next event one your guests will not soon forget. The first

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Destination Weddings are Back in New Orleans

Besides Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, and jazz, New Orleans is also known as one of America’s most popular wedding destinations.  The reason many couples choose The Big Easy as the place to tie the knot is simple–they’ll be able to host a wedding highlighted by unique traditions, incredible cuisine, stunning venues, and can take

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How to Host a Garden Wedding

The fresh air, sunshine, gentle breezes, and foliage teeming with blooms are just a few of the things that can make a garden wedding so magical.  There are few things more memorable than watching a couple recite their vows beneath a century-old, grandfather oak tree or at the water’s edge in the soft light of

Food and drink

Food and Drink: The Perfect Pair On Any Catering Menu

Unique food and drink pairings are more inventive than ever and have added a special “wow” factor to any full-service catering event.  With the nationwide explosion in the number of microbreweries, craft distillers, and U.S.-based vintners, America’s palette for both food and drink is more adventurous than ever.  What this means to the catering industry

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Add Fire to Your Next New Orleans Catering Event

Barbecue is hot right now—not just coming off the grill, but on catering menu at events around the country.  New Orleans is at the epicenter of this trend, fueled by its history and penchant for spicy, regional foods and plethora of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.  It’s now quite common to see caterers roll in everything


New Orleans Caterer: Nothing Should Outshine the Food

Well, except for the bride, of course.  At any wedding or event, incredible food makes for lasting memories.  By putting menu items and their presentation front and center, you can craft an overall experience that will linger long after guests depart. In New Orleans, food has stolen the spotlight for centuries.  Today’s catering trends call


How To Say “I Do” To The Right Venue And New Orleans Wedding Caterer

You’ve found your soul mate and have selected one of America’s most romantic and fun-loving cities for your destination wedding.  In a city steeped in history and bejeweled by stunning architecture, breathtaking views and upbeat traditions, choosing the right venue in the Crescent City can seem daunting – unless you know where to look.  Here


Messina’s Catering Offers Some Tips for Eco-Friendly Planning

Climate change is a topic that’s become more top-of-mind in recent years than at any other time in history.  As we all become more aware of the fragility of our planet, it becomes more important than ever to weave eco-friendly transformational change into our daily lives. This goes for events, especially.  The days of releasing

Why Your Catering Company Needs to be Licensed and Insured

In life, things happen. The good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s important to make sure you do your best to protect those you love and of course, yourself. Choosing a caterer is no different. For your special event, it is important to ensure that your caterer is licensed and insured in order to limit

Hosting an Elegant Catering Event in Honor of Awards Season

Get your acceptance speech ready, because you’ve got the award for Best Award Viewing Party in the bag. November through February is the entertainment industry’s awards season including the Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, Screen Actors Guild, and of course, the Oscars.  Messina’s Catering and Events shares tips on hosting an absolutely fabulous, elegant catering award-winning

The Knot

Messina’s Named 2020 Top Wedding Caterer by The Knot

Each year, The Knot releases a list of the highest and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests.  The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app, has been releasing these awards for fourteen years.  Messina’s Catering & Events is proud to have been selected as a 2020 winner


3 Unique Catering Event Venues & Halls in New Orleans

When you think of Catering Events, most of us about a convention center, a hotel ballroom, or maybe a private dining room at a local restaurant.  But those are expected!  Think beyond the typical banquet hall to create a more memorable event for your guests.  Whether you are hosting a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event,


Wedding Caterer Bar Trends

Cheers! Santé! Prost! Sláinte! Salud! It’s joyous, it’s celebratory, and it’s a must to celebrate your special day. No matter how you say it, libations are an important part of your wedding.  Messina’s Catering and Events shares some of the top wedding bar trends to get those glasses clinking! Satellite Bar Trending now are satellite


Wedding Food Trends

Long gone are the days when guests headed to wedding with “rubber chicken” dread. Couples today are all about providing a foodie experience for their guests. Food plays a huge role in wowing the crowd, and today’s trends are all about innovative, interactive, and impressive statements. Wedding Brunch A fun and cost-effective way of staying