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Messina’s Catering and Events Unveils The Rooftop on Basin

Picture this: You invite guests to the historic Basin St. Station and greet them in the first floor New Orleans Museum with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  They take their time, and enjoy being surrounded by interesting exhibits and history. (Clubdeportestolima)   Then you whisk them up the elevator to the luxurious fourth floor where they enter the glass-enclosed Salon and will get their first taste of the stunning view.  They take note of the lavish, yet modern décor as they pass a large mahogany bar, gaze up at antique chandeliers, and ponder in front of commissioned New Orleans architectural and cultural artwork before the glass doors urge them outside onto the large furnished exterior terrace.  That’s when their jaws drop at the stunning view of the New Orleans city skyline and French Quarter.  That’s when the smartphones come out for photos and selfies!  Once they’ve found the perfect photo to post to social media, they begin to inspect their new surroundings to find gas burning lanterns, beautiful stone tile flooring, outdoor seating and award-winning cuisine.

Basin Street Station Champagne with a View

Full Service Catering at it’s Best

Messina’s Catering and Events is proud to be celebrating our 58th year in New Orleans and we’re going big!  We 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.

Events with a View

The Rooftop on Basin can easily accommodate parties of 50-200 guests including weddings, engagement parties, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, product launches, business meals, conferences, galas and holiday parties.  The space is handicap accessible and offers free on-site parking.  The Rooftop on Basin offers a true New Orleans experience, and is the perfect combination of indoor/outdoor for any event.

Basin Street Station Rooftop Wedding Kiss Messinas

Execution to Perfection

As a local, third-generation, family-owned and operated business, Messina’s Catering and Events has grown from a neighborhood restaurant to a regional full-service catering and events company over the past 58 years.  We cater weddings, corporate events, private residence parties, Mardi Gras coronations, balls, debutante events, off-site events, festivals, and crawfish boils.  Consistency in quality, attention to detail, repeat customer satisfaction and customer accolades are what makes us a leader!  Messina’s award-winning Executive Chefs Leon West and Mark Daniels have created unique and interactive menus that completement this unique new venue.  Messina’s is proud to have been named Best of Weddings for Catering by the Knot in 2019 and also received the Platinum Award in the 2019 CityBusiness Reader Ranking Awards for best independent caterer.  Messina’s is rated 5 stars by Wedding Wire, 4.9 stars by The Knot, 4.6 stars on Facebook and 4.5 stars on Google.

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