Book Your Wedding with The Rose Garden


About Us

Situated in the Elmwood area of New Orleans, Louisiana, the impressive venue of the Rose Garden is easily accessible and a welcoming sight for guests. Staff at this venue work thoroughly to guide couples through the process from start to finish, making sure everything is organized before the big day and runs smoothly during the special event. The Rose Garden can hold both the ceremony and reception onsite.

has a capacity for 150 to 600 guests and features an oak parquet dance floor covering an area of 1,200 square feet. When booking a package for this room, amenities include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Wedding consultant
  • Three-hour reception
  • Elegant decorations
  • Professional DJ and sound system
  • Waiters and bartending services for the full bar
  • Extensive menu including the chef’s specialty dishes
  • Wedding and groom’s cakes
  • Imprinted napkins
  • Free parking
  • Security guards
  • A honeymoon gift including a bottle of champagne


What You Should Know

The Rose Garden has full-service bridal consultants to ensure that everything runs smoothly and to plan, from the time the venue is booked until the last guest leaves.

Renowned for exceptional cuisine, the Rose Garden’s chef and culinary team work tirelessly to produce an outstanding menu that caters to all tastes. Hors d’oeuvres are hand passed by the waiters, guests can also feast their eyes as well as their stomachs on the spectacular dishes presented at various stations in the reception room.


Extra Perks

A number of additional amenities are available for each wedding, including:

  • Ice sculptures that can be brought onto the premises for an additional cost
  • Carving stations with a uniformed carver
  • Additional food displays, such as a smoked salmon display, bananas foster flambé station, grillades and cheese grits and a French market salad station

From the Vendor

Say "I do to the Rose Garden Venue!"

Trusted in New Orleans for over 40 years. The Rose Garden has been catering wedding receptions and corporate events (from 50 to 350 guests) since 1972. Our elegant Grand Ballroom coupled with our unmatched experience and commitment to personal service and delicious, tantalizing food are a perfect combination for your reception Come check out New Orleans best kept secret, more affordable than you imagine! Say "I do to the Rose Garden Venue!"

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity




Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff

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Contact Info

5616 Citrus Blvd, Harahan, LA (504) 737-1300

Reviewed on 11/07/2017 MaryEllen C

Our October 20th ceremony and reception at the Rose Garden was PERFECT! We cannot say enough about this venue. From the moment Aaron and I walked in and met with Fran, we knew we had found an amazing family, let alone all-inclusive venue! It was exactly what we were looking... Read More for, and we ended up booking with them after looking at >10 venues to host our 200+ person wedding. Fran was so kind, patient, and genuine when we viewed the Rose Garden with her, and she let us know that this is a family run business and we would become part of the family! I cannot tell you how accurate that was! We worked with Fran and Amie through email, solidifying our plans and arrangements with them in February. They weren’t pushy or over the top, but so personable and approachable and you can tell that they genuinely care about their clients! Amie was amazing to work with as well. We had multiple questions (as one can imagine) and Amie and I would go back and forth with email or phone calls as many times as I needed to, or asked her to, without one time feeling that I was bothering her. There were reminder emails sent about timelines for planning, suggestions, help with vendor selection, and just about anything anyone would need to help the wedding planning journey go smoothly! I never feel that we missed a beat, and I felt that I had a personal wedding planner in both Fran and Amie - what a delight!! The rehearsal was very organized and Fran was there greeting and assisting to ensure that our big day would go off without a hitch. They were more than agreeable to all of my suggestions for lighting, arrangement of tables and seating, and very helpful with managing my divorced parents’ seating arrangements with compassion. The night of the wedding was so amazing that I can’t say enough. We were treated like royalty and as if it was their own daughter/son/brother/sister getting married. There wasn’t anything that went wrong, or caused us stress, and our attendant was amazing! We were catered to, along with our guests and everyone raved about the food, atmosphere, staff, and Fran!! Everyone really helped to create a magical moment for us from the very beginning. We would love to celebrate again with them - maybe anniversary party?!! Written words are not enough to describe this wonderful family and venue. There is NO other venue like it, and I mean that sincerely. The ROSE GARDEN FAMILY IS PHENOMENAL and we are so glad that we had them to share our special day!

2017-11-08T11:10:13 Response from the vendor

MaryEllen & Aaron~ Thank you for this amazing, kind review! We adore both of you and loved taking the journey with y'all! Take good care of each other and keep in touch! ~Amie

Reviewed on 11/02/2017 Naki M

weeks ago First off I wish I could give this place 105 stars!! Let’s start from the beginning 1 year ago when my mom and I first visited this venue for a possible location to have my October 2017 wedding.. when we arrived we were first greeted with a warm welcome and a hug... Read More from Ms Amie that moment alone I looked at my mom and I said I like where this is going.. The welcome was genuine and kind I felt like I was meeting distant relatives at a family reunion lol Ms Amie made me feel like their venue wasn’t all about money because let’s be honest weddings are definitely expensive immediately I felt like this place will make me feel special and what ever I went through in wedding planning they’ll be there with me, after giving us a full tour of everything even the restrooms yes restrooms often visiting venues you over look that little part and I didn’t realize that until she gave me that tour.. I was sold I went home told my fiancé and we went back to make the final decision.. This time Ms Amie had a boot on her leg in pain and her voice was nearly gone she still gave my fiancé a a warm welcome and a detailed tour just like the first time.. fast forward to emails I started emailing in questions I had and that’s when I was introduced to Ms Fran even reading her emails you can hear the warmth in her voice even though I had never met her I still felt comfortable and at home! We booked the venue and we instantly became family every couple months you’ll get email reminders to stay on track of your wedding planning Ms Fran and Ms Amie helped us out in so many ways I don’t know how to repay them! Fast forward to my wedding weekend here in New Orleans a Hurricane was suppose to hit on my wedding day!! Oct 8 2017 after watching several news coverage on that Thursday they called me and offered me different options just so I can still enjoy my special day, I decided to keep it on that day and by the grace of God my daywas beautiful nothing happen and it was a complete turn around from what was predicted! The personal attendants were amazing and helpful THE FOOD was amazing and it was ssooooo much! Everyone was helpful The chef himself the big guy The poppa bear came in and checked on us and made sure our day was going smoothly and the food kept coming he even balanced out our menu because he wanted the guest to have the best of both I couldn’t thank this team if I had a million Tongues because even that won’t be enough I truly appreciate them and would highly recommend anyone to them from the bottom of my heart I thank the rose garden for everything David & Naki Taylor 10/08/17

2017-11-03T09:45:53 Response from the vendor

Awe, David & Naki we adore the both of you! It was a pleasure planning and celebrating with such a special couple. Always take care of each other and keep in touch! ~Amie

A perfect wedding

Reviewed on 9/29/2015

We are a same-sex couple and elected to have both our ceremony and reception at the Rose Garden with a guest list of 60 people. I can't say enough glowing things about them! Fran and Amie provided custom service to us, helped us with all aspects of the wedding, and kept... Read More everything smooth. The food was beyond incredible! Enormous numbers and variety of hors d'oeuvres, all delicious. Several primary dishes that our guests couldn't say enough wonderful things about. The décor is classy and beautiful. The staff were amazing and treated us like Kings! They made our special day the best it could possibly have been. If you are getting married in New Orleans area, they cannot be beat.

2015-09-30T10:22:25 Response from the vendor

Thom & Lucas~ We enjoyed celebrating with both of you and your families. The relationship you share is so special and we wanted your day to be the same! Thank you for your kind words~ Amie & Fran

Reviewed on 3/12/2018 Alyssa F

The Rose Garden staff are so accommodating and helpful with everything throughout the whole wedding planning process. They made my special day perfect!

2018-03-12T12:49:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Alyssa & Thomas! We hope your new life in Arizona is filled with blessings!

Reviewed on 3/11/2018 Beverly& Denis M

What more can we say than Perfect! We chose to have our 50 anniversary at the Rose Garden and our night was magical!Mrs. Fran ,Amie, Mr. Vic, and total staff were outstanding! Although we had around 160 guest, everyone felt the lllunbelievable amazing attention by all the staff.... Read More The food, Venue,and young Vic with his pasta station was awesome! The photo booth proved. to be a great hit ! I am still getting calls from our guest raving about their experience celebrating with us on March M 2018. Four stars are not enough and wish we could give more! Thanks for this beautiful family the Tusa’s for making our anniversary an unbelievable success!

2018-03-12T12:50:54 Response from the vendor

Ms Beverly & Mr. Denis~ your example of 50 beautiful years of marriage and a whole room full of the family you created was amazing to see! We love y'all!

Reviewed on 1/08/2018 Maria E

On behalf of my wife and I, we thank Amy and her beautiful family and the rose garden for making my wedding day amazing. They helped us through the whole process and cut it up to a different step to make it as easy and convenient as possible. My wife and I love u so much and we... Read More won’t forget you. Also, if any of our friends or family member get married, that will be the spot.

2018-01-09T09:25:30 Response from the vendor

Thank you Medo & Maria for your sweet review! Y'all take good care of each other and please keep in touch with us! We love y'all and wish you a life time of happiness~ Amie & Fran

Reviewed on 12/08/2017 Codie C

We got married on November 24, 2017 (Black Friday). The Rose Garden made our wedding such a breeze especially since it was the day after Thanksgiving. They were there every month making sure we were on schedule and even the week of the wedding bending over backwards to make sure... Read More everything was perfect for the big day. They went beyond my expectations with everything from the food, music, decorations, and even taking photos and videos for us. My guest had nothing but wonderful things to say. I'm so glad we chose to have our wedding here. And at the end of it all, Amie and Fran have become like family to us. Thank y'all again for everything!

2017-12-08T14:39:03 Response from the vendor

Thank you Codie & Andrew! Your sweet review warms my heart! Keep in touch and send pictures as life happens! Amie & Fran

Reviewed on 11/09/2017 Haleigh A

I could not have picked a more perfect venue. Aime & Fran are amazing at what they do. I felt so taken care of the whole year leading up to my wedding! All my wedding guests commented on the AMAZING FOOD and how beautiful it was. October 27 at the Rose Garden will forever be one... Read More of my best memories. I wish every bride would get married here, because it's just that great. I could go on and on, but seriously, I love The Rose Garden and their staff!!!! :)

2017-11-10T09:40:32 Response from the vendor

Haleigh & Will~ Thank you for the sweet review! I wish every bride would get married here too!!!! I am excited to have been part of your journey! Thank you and please keep in touch with us! Amie

Reviewed on 11/05/2017 Liz H

Our daughter and son-in-law's wedding reception at the ROSE GARDEN was ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!! When we first met Amie and Fran, we knew that the Rose Garden was a very special place. They made us feel like family and that our daughter's wedding reception was the only one... Read More that mattered. We could call or email them and they would always respond in a timely manner. They were kind, caring and patient even when we had a million questions. Amie would send email reminders or call us to help keep us on target. It was like having our own wedding consultant. We would discuss our ideas for the reception and she would offer her suggestions and expertise , always keeping our best interest at heart. It was like they were planning a reception for a member of their own family. They showed genuine concern in making sure we were happy with the plans for the reception. Amie and her family went above and beyond what you would expect from a reception venue!! The food and drinks were awesome and plentiful!! The Grand ballroom was beautifully decorated and there was ample seating. The serving staff was professional and attentive. Our guests commented on how delicious the food was and that there was so much variety . There is also an in-house photo booth available if you choose( that was convenient for us as we didn't have to spend time finding one . It was already there) Special thanks to Amie, Fran and the rest of the Tusa family and staff for making our daughter and son-in law's wedding reception PERFECT!!! I highly recommend the ROSE GARDEN for your reception !!! You won't be disappointed!

2017-11-06T11:01:21 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the AMAZING review! We loved every minute of the planning and phone calls and adore y'all! Please keep in touch ~ Amie

Reviewed on 7/26/2017 Lynn D

My review is ridiculously belated, however, I wanted to share that The Rose Garden was absolutely perfect for my daughter's and son in law's wedding reception! The venue was gorgeous!!! The food was delicious!!! The drinks were delicious!! The staff were attentive!! Amie and... Read More Fran were absolutely amazing from our first meeting to the night of the reception!! EVERYTHING WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!

2017-08-01T10:40:05 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for this sweet review! We love all of our Rose Garden families! Keep in touch~ Amie

Reviewed on 7/22/2017 Hannah H

From start to finish, the incredibly knowledgable, friendly, and professional staff at The Rose Garden were a blessing to work with. We worried about nothing and had full confidence that they were taking great care of us. The food, DJ, and overall atmosphere was fantastic! We... Read More will recommend The Rose Garden with highest praise to all engaged couples we know. Thank you so much to Mrs. Fran, Amie, and everyone at The Rose Garden for giving us a wedding reception we will cherish forever!

2017-07-22T11:29:27 Response from the vendor

Thank you for this sweet review! Keep in touch~ Amie & Fran

Reviewed on 7/21/2017 Leslie F

The Rose Garden is such a special place to get married. Fran made us free like family right from the beginning. I felt like she really would take care of us and have or best interest in mind throughout the whole process. I also found it to be affordable in comparison to... Read More similar venues. Throughout the planning process I enjoyed collaborating with Amie on everything. Her reminder emails were very helpful and kept me on track. She was always available to answer my questions by phone or email and she was quick to respond even when I wasn’t. Both Amie and Fran gave good advice based on their experience of helping many brides. They told me straight up when something wasn’t a good idea, but were still willing to accommodate my every request if it was possible. I initially worried about decor, but realized that there really wasn't much I needed to add. With the customizable uplighting the room looked great and went well with my colors. My decorating needs ended up being very minimal. The food was amazing! The pre-event dinner put my mind at ease and let me know in advance that my guest would love the food. And they did! There was something for everyone and I especially appreciated the effort to accommodate my dad who has a restricted diet. The only issue occurred when some people not familiar with the New Orleans style reception were unaware that they had to get up and help themselves. The night went by very quickly and we were grateful to have the private dining area for my husband and I to slow down and enjoy the meal together. Everything happened just about as planned and I never felt like we were being rushed out at the end of the night. If there were any problems behind the scenes we sure didn’t know about it. And when things did come up, like forgetting both garters, Fran saved the day with an extra one she had on hand. Overall it turned out to be a gorgeous wedding. Weeks afterward I am still getting comments from my guest on what a beautiful wedding it was or how much fun they had. I can’t thank the staff at the Rose Garden enough for the personalized service in helping me put it all together. From the experienced knowledge and patience to providing unexpected, extra special touches that really made a difference (and saved me money). I highly recommend The Rose Garden for your ceremony and reception. You won’t be disappointed!

Reviewed on 7/20/2017 Diana D

The entire staff at The Rose Garden was absolutely wonderful! Tommy and I were completely worry free when it came to our reception, thanks to all the help from the awesome staff at The Rose Garden. It was an amazing night that we will never forget...Absolutely everything we... Read More could have dreamed of!

2017-07-20T11:24:45 Response from the vendor

Diana~ We loved celebrating with you and Tommy! Thank you for the sweet review and keep in touch! ~Amie

Reviewed on 7/18/2017 Angel S

My overall experience at the Rose Garden was phenomenal,Fran and Amie went above and beyond to meet all of our needs everything was BEAUTIFUL and professionally done,we would recommend this venue to everyone!!!

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Christina W

Fran and Amie were awesome. Our wedding was beautiful and way better than I dreamed it would be. they made my dreams a reality I would recommend anyone to go to the Rose Garden you will not be disappointed.

2017-06-07T19:37:10 Response from the vendor

Thank you for this wonderful review! Keep in touch~ Amie & Fran

Reviewed on 6/07/2017 Bryan S

Fran and Amie went above beyond to ensure my wife and I had everything we wanted on our ape I am day. They made the process very easy and helped us every step of the way. The wedding was gorgeous and exceeded all of my expectations.

Reviewed on 4/25/2017

I want to thank you for the most beautiful wedding reception ever! You definitely exceeded our expectations. I have received so many compliments on your venue, your food, your kindness and attention to detail.. Many said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. The... Read More bride, groom, parents, siblings and guests were all beyond words. Yesterday Wayne and I ate the rest of the food that the kids didn’t eat and believe me they are so picky that we got lucky! LOL I still cannot get over the beauty of it all, the love they have for each other is amazing and I’m ready for the next chapter. Many have inquired and I have highly recommended this venue to them. I hope I get invited to a wedding there soon! LOL Warmest regards and gratitude, Sylvia & Wayne Dragon and family

2017-04-25T14:40:34 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your kind review Sylvia & Wayne! We loved celebrating with Ciara & Jeff! Please keep in touch~ Amie

Reviewed on 2/11/2017 Bethany B

The Rose Garden truly overdelivered on our wedding reception. My husband and I did not have to worry about a single detail and were able to enjoy our reception to the fullest with our guests. The food was amazing and prepared to our tatse! So many of our guests raved about the... Read More food and the amazing selection. We planned for 200 guests, and the reception space very comfortably held us all and provided seating at tables for most of our guests. We had the time of our lives and felt as though the Rose Garden appreciated having us there.

2017-02-11T15:49:08 Response from the vendor

Bethany & Michael~ it was so special celebrating with y'all and your adorable family! Thank you for your review, it truly means the world to us! Please keep in touch~ Amie & Fran

Reviewed on 1/05/2017 J H

Absolutely phenomenal! I don't even know how to begin to put in words how happy we are that we chose the Rose Garden as our reception venue. Our wedding reception was the evening of December 10th, and we couldn't have been more satisfied with our experience. This family owned... Read More and operated business is truly an asset to the Greater New Orleans area. Mrs. Fran and Amie were with us every step of the way. We always felt well informed and that we could ask questions at any time. To say that they were delightful to work with is an understatement. The food is delicious, the venue is beautiful, and the serving staff was friendly and professional. The prices are very reasonable as well. The packages include DJ services, and Mr. Keith did an excellent job providing the music for our reception. We had many guests traveling from all parts of the country, and we received so many compliments from everyone on their Rose Garden experience. I would absolutely recommend the Rose Garden to anyone needing a reception venue! Thank you to the Tusa family for making our wedding day so special!

2017-01-08T16:03:19 Response from the vendor

Jillian & Justin~ y'all are such a sweet, amazing couple! Jillian we enjoyed working along side both you & your mom the whole journey! Thank you for this wonderfully kind review! Please keep in touch~ Fran & Amie

Reviewed on 12/26/2016 Alexander d

Where to begin! When I walked into the room I looked at my future wife and we both knew this was the place we had always dreamed of for our wedding reception. The staff didn't feel like staff, they felt like family and still do to this day. They made every request we had happen... Read More and took care of everything we asked. They went above and beyond to provide us with everything we needed and wanted. The food one word AMAZING they set up a area away from guest so we could eat and boy did we eat because it was amazing. The dj kept things rocking all night and had guest dancing all night. There are so many things I'm forgetting but the bottom line is if you are looking for a place that takes care of everything and makes you wedding effortless then this is the place for you. We always said if they pulled off everything they said they would the money would be well spent. They went above that and exceeded all expectations and made our day so special. People keep telling us that it was the best wedding they have been to. So if you looking for a great place great price and great family call fran and book the Rose Garden

2016-12-27T08:34:35 Response from the vendor

Awe! We love y'all Alex & Amanda! This sweet review made my day! Both of your families were so much fun and full of excitement. Merry Christmas~ Amie & Fran

Reviewed on 12/06/2016 Maria B

Our celebration at The Rose Garden was wonderful. The staff was so attentive and the space looked wonderful. The pass around food was amazing. Our guest had a spectacular time as well. Thank you to The Rose Garden and their staff.

2016-12-06T15:59:44 Response from the vendor

Thank you Maria & Chris! We loved celebrating with y'all! Amie

Reviewed on 12/02/2016 Melanie C

Our wedding was Awesome!!! As you can see in the pictures, it was a very fun wedding. :D The Rose Garden did an amazing job meeting every need/want, answered every question we had along the way and the food was amazing!!!!

2016-12-02T12:34:35 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Melanie & Robby!

Reviewed on 12/01/2016 Joslin J

I wanted to write a review on my experience with The Rose Garden which can seem odd because my wedding isn't until February. Since the day I first met Fran she has every bit of amazing and sweet. Her and Amie ALWAYS are there for any question and concerns I have. They send out... Read More reminders and additional information when needed. If I had to refer a couple to a Venue it would definitely be here. I really look forward to my wedding, I know that they are going to make it as perfect and I want it... Joslin

2016-12-02T09:21:49 Response from the vendor

Joslin you are so sweet! I know February 11th is going to be amazing! Happy planning~ Amie

Reviewed on 11/29/2016 Sarah C

This is the only option if you are having a wedding/reception! No worries for catering food, or decorating the reception hall, they do it all for you!! Amazing service! Amazing advice if you need any help!! I felt at home when talking with Amie and Fran! My wedding night was a... Read More dream come true thanks to the Rose Garden! Everything is beautiful, DJ included, photo booth, even voucher toward Haydel's Bakery!

2016-11-30T07:13:05 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the sweet review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your wedding day! Please give me a hint of which of my wonderful couples left this awesome review:) ~Amie

Reviewed on 11/18/2016 Jessica P

The rose garden was everything we hoped it would be and MORE! This venue and the family that runs it are truly beautiful inside and out! AND THE FOOD! All our guests kept talking about was how amazing the food was!!! Fran and Aime are literally the best, they are so on top of... Read More everything that they make it impossible for you to forget a single detail! Nicole was out attendant the whole night of our wedding and she was awesome!!! We recommend anyone looking into venues to book with the rose garden! Thank y'all again for everything from the bottom of our hearts!!!! ~ Ronnie & Jessica

2016-11-18T11:04:18 Response from the vendor

Our 11/11 couple, we loved celebrating with both of you and your families! Thank you for the sweet review and please keep in touch Jessica & Ronnie! We wish you many years of love and celebration~ Fran & The Rose Garden crew


Meet The Owner

Vic & Fran Tusa

Fran & Vic Tusa have been married and working hand in hand, in the restaurant business, for over 40 years! Vic, the head chef, takes pride in preparing tantalizing dishes, that your guests will be raving about! While Fran's passion is helping all of our couples to have the most amazing experience in preparing for and celebrating their wedding day! Our family's goal is to help you make memories of a life time!