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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 of The Knot Best of Weddings, as well as The Rooftop on Basin and Messina’s at the Terminal being named 2020 Best of the Knot for Venues.

This is the third year Messina’s has been named Best of Weddings for Caterers, and the third year in a row Messina’s at the Terminal has been named Best of Weddings for venues.  Messina’s is proud to have unveiled the Rooftop on Basin just this year, and we look forward to more years of awards for this exciting new venue!

Rising to the Top

In 2020, only five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award.  In its fourteenth annual year, The Knot determines the winners by analyzing millions of user reviews across various vendor categories to find the highest rated vendors of the year.  The winners therefore represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique wedding.

Messina’s at the Terminal

Recently ranked the most beautiful place to get married in New Orleans, Messina’s at the Terminal is located at the beautiful Art Deco Lakefront Airport.  Messina’s Catering and Events is the exclusive caterer at this unique venue.  This beautifully restored airport serves as a backdrop to some of the most premier weddings and social events in New Orleans.  The terminal features four unique event spaces, each with its own part in New Orleans history.

  • The Atrium at the Terminal: a two-story open atrium encased in marble and granite. The terrazzo floor features a beautiful inlaid center compass as well as airport designs.  The room’s upper terrace level is trimmed in spectacular railings with ceiling reliefs and a decorative painted ceiling.
  • The Huey P. Long Room is prime meeting space overlooking Lake Pontchartrain. ( The room is equipped with AV as well as an open observation deck.
  • The Terrace offers beautiful open-air views of Lake Pontchartrain and the runway. String lights, and beautiful sunsets make the perfect backdrop for weddings and corporate events.
  • The Walnut Room is outfitted in rich woodwork, giving it a warm hue. The standout is the breathtaking large art décor bar that overlooks the runway.

The Rooftop on Basin

Messina’s recently leased and completely renovated the 4th floor of the historic Basin Street Station and turned it into The Rooftop on Basin, New Orleans newest rooftop venue.  The building, which served as the administration building for the historic Southern Railway, is also the home to the New Orleans Museum on the first floor.  It’s located in the historic Storyville District, which was once the red-light district of New Orleans.  The Rooftop on Basin is the perfect combination of indoor/outdoor for any event, and can easily accommodate parties of 50-200 guests.


About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading multiplatform wedding resource offering wedding couples an all-in-one planning experience—from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more. The Knot reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding planning website and #1 iOS and Android mobile app The Knot Wedding Planner, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. Since its inception, The Knot has helped approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them.


Messina’s Catering & Events

Messina’s is an event catering company that has been catering weddings and events in the New Orleans area for 58 years.  In addition to being named The Knot’s Best of Weddings, we were just selected by New Orleans CityBusiness readers as Best Caterer for the 3rd year in a row. We have been chosen as the exclusive caterer at several New Orleans venues as well as a preferred caterer in many others. We are one of the top full service wedding caterers in the area.

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