MESSINA’S AT THE TERMINAL/NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT
Constructed in the 1930s, the Lakefront Airport served as New Orleans’ major airport until 1946, when Louis Armstrong New Orleans National Airport opened. It was used by the U.S. Air Force during WWII as a Cold War-era bomb shelter. The Airport suffered significant damage during Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Isaac in 2012 but was carefully restored to its original Art Deco grandeur in 2013. All the original marble walls and columns, terrazzo floors, and the coveted murals by world-known artist Xavier Gonzales were restored, making the Lakefront Airport one of New Orleans’ most dramatic and applauded event spaces. The Lakefront Airport was recently named the "Most Beautiful Place to get Married" by Curbed New Orleans. Choose from four event spaces within the terminal to host your next event: The Grand Atrium, The Walnut Room, The Observation Deck, and The Huey P. Long Meeting Room.