Introducing an exciting new venue that’s over a century old – The Rooftop on Basin.
Want an exciting new option for your next event venue in New Orleans? How about an one steeped in history and vintage charm along with contemporary cuisine, exceptional service, and one of the best views of New Orleans skyline and the French Quarter? That’s what your guests will find at the historic Rooftop on Basin. It’s the ideal special event venue in New Orleans, where new traditions mingle beautifully with a rich and decorated past.
You could start by greeting guests on the venue’s first floor, which houses the New Orleans Museum. Guests enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they peruse exhibits and history. Then it’s 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 of the New Orleans skyline. Inside they’ll find 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. It’s the perfect spot for cell-phone selfies and panoramas of the stunning view of the New Orleans city skyline and French Quarter.
The best new venue deserves the best full-service caterer.
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.
Plan an event with the New Orleans skyline and French Quarter as a backdrop.
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, and is the perfect place for when your event calls for a unique, history-filled venue. Our events team is committed to make your next event unforgettable. The only thing as stunning as the view is the impressive New Orleans cuisine your guests will enjoy.
When only the best will do.
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. Messina’s award-winning Executive Chefs Leon West and Mark Daniels have created unique and interactive menus that complement this unique new venue. Messina’s is proud to have been named Best of Weddings for Catering by the Knot in 2020 and also received the Platinum Award in the 2019 City Business 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. How did we receive such glowing accolades? Consistency in quality, attention to detail, and repeat customer satisfaction, to name a few.
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