The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
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.
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
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
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 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
Rose Garden and leaders exemplify professionalism, the essence of New Orleans, kindness, excellence, etc. They understand the ends and outs of carrying out a successful wedding and definitely has the special touch of making the wedding party feel like family. The service, food, personality, business sense of Rose Garden, its leaders and workers sets the bar high for others in this field. Everything was superb and I will recommend Rose Garden to any and everyone. Rose Garden really created a beautiful atmosphere for me and my husband to have the wedding reception of our dreams. I will be forever grateful for Rose Garden and its team for allowing my day to be more special than imagined.
A perfect weddingReviewed 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 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.
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 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.
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 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!
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.
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!!!!
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 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
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 dream come true thanks to the Rose Garden! Everything is beautiful, DJ included, photo booth, even voucher toward Haydel's Bakery!
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 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
The owners of the Rose Garden are amazing. Since the first day I went in to look at the venue, they have been hands on and there to answer every question. They sent monthly reminders of items I needed to get done for the wedding, which I loved! Aimee was especially helpful and full of knowledge and experience. This family and venue made my wedding perfect. I had no stress or freak outs because they handled everything so professionally and made the experience so perfect. My guests left full from the delicious food served continuously throughout the night and the bartenders were fun and fast to get the guests their drinks. Everyone left happy, especially myself and the groom. The photobooth pictures were very funny and I loved reading the comments left in the booklet we got to take home. Also, they gave us a dvd of the pictures which was fun to watch the next day. They were very easy to work with if you are a bride on a budget. The Rose Garden staff and owners were far better than any other place I looked at in the New Orleans area. ( I looked at over 6) If I could go back and do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!
Me and my husband were will taken cared of by our personally server named Nicole! She was amazing! Amie and Fran are the sweetest people ever! They are very organized and are great at what they do! The Rose Garden is gorgeous and big! The food was delicious! The DJ was very good too! All the servers were great and very nice! We felt like royalty!
I absolutely loved my wedding!! This venue exceeded my expectations!!! It wasn't about the money to them they were truly interested in making my day a night I wouldn't forget. It's ran by a loving family that treats you like family. From the time I put down my deposit until days after the wedding they were attentive. Always making sure we were ok down to making sure we took care of things like our marriage license. The day of we had an attendant that never left of side during the reception. It blew me away after I said my vows & walked out in the foyer to see the owner sitting there holding my grandson. She walked him out & sat with him so that his noises calling for me wouldn't interrupt the ceremony. That warmed my heart. I never been to a venue that takes that much pride into making sure your day is perfect!!! The food was awesome!!! I have guest still telling me how great it was. Every detail was taking care of for me. I dropped all my decor off & they did an excellent job in creating beautiful & elegant tables. Wow is all I can say because when I look at my pictures I smile all over again!! I would definitely recommend them to anyone I know that's getting married. Job well done!!!
Our wedding was there September 17, 2016. We had toured several venues before we met with this one, but from the beginning I knew they were THE ONE! They were above and beyond helpful from the beginning of wedding plans, and Fran and Amie assisted me with things that I didn't even realize I needed. On the wedding night, the attendant who helped me was AMAZING. Words cannot describe how awesome she was to me, and all of my guests even noticed her. I have to admit that I was a mess with staying on schedule and in top of "the little things," but she put me at ease a made sure I had everything I needed. I wish I had her with me the entire day! LOL. Since the wedding, I've had multiple comments from my guests about how the food was so delicious and the amount was neverending. They even joked about gaining 10 pounds just from the amount of food that was provided at the wedding. Ha! I would definitely recommend The Rose Garden to another Bridesmaid in the future, and would keep them in mind the next time I have to throw a big party. Thank YOU! ❤- Karen & Patrick Binnings
My husband and I absolutely LOVED this venue and each of its staff members! First and foremost, the value was amazing. They have package options to for every budget. The package we selected included all of the food, premium open bar, photobooth, DJ, wedding cake, and table linens and decor. We had 300 guests, and people keep telling us how excellent the food was and how they couldn't believe that it just kept coming all night! The staff are professional and personable. They are quick to respond to any questions and make you feel like yours is the only wedding they have booked. By the time our big day arrived, we felt like they were family. I highly recommend this reception venue!
Andrew and I had our reception at The Rose Garden, it was everything we hoped/wanted and more! For this being a once in a lifetime event we honestly wouldn't have wanted it anywhere else, they exceeded our expectations. We would love to thank The Rose Garden for making our day all the more special. Happy thoughts from the Happy Couple! Corinne and Andrew
My wedding was May 14, 2016 I truly cannot express the words to describe how wonderful The Rose Garden is, from the owner to the chef, to the servers and to the dj. This place is awesome! I loved and enjoyed every bit of my reception from beginning to end. It was the best experience ever. My guest and our parents were so pleased with everything they can't stop talking about it. How attentive the staff was, they had so much food and the signature drink was right on. They had three weddings in my family within the same year and just a few months apart and I hate to brag but because of The Rose Garden my family said my wedding venue topped everyone else. Fran and Amy are just the best hostess ever. They made my day very special. My husband and I felt like family and that was important to me. They didn't treat us like it was just business. They catered to my and my husband every need. Also anything my guest needed they were happy to accommodate them. In the beginning my husband and I looked at several venues I mean just about all of them surrounding the New Orleans area including the westbank and I must say out of all of them The Rose Garden Fran and Amy were the only owners that greeted me and my husband with a hug. They made us feel like family, like we were the only bride and groom in the world. They were the only one that offered little unique touches that I'm not going to mention, I don't want to give it away. My husband said he felt exclusive. All other venues basically offered the same thing but this venue give you that something extra. I truly believe hands done this venue should receive an award, Shoot my family said they appreciated them so much we all wanted to give them an award or gift ourselves. In short BEST VENUE EVER!!!!!!!!
If I had to choose one word to describe the Rose Garden it would be "Perfection"...The Rose a Garden was everything that we could have dreamed of for our reception and more! The food, service, and staff were amazing! I'm still getting calls from guests saying how full they left! And what can I say about Fran and Amie...they welcomed us in as though we were family! They made sure that we were treated like royalty and for that I will be forever grateful!
The Rose Garden was so amazing at making our wedding so special and stress-free from the start of planning to the day of! The ladies and the crew kept our minds at ease while everything we could hope for was taken care of as we needed. Our guest are still complimenting how great the venue and the food was. The photo booth was so worth it! Our guest loved the prop options and the viewing screen outside the booth. Thank you ladies for such a great job. You were all the best!
I'm not sure I can find words strong enough to express our satisfaction with The Rose Garden. They have the best staff ever! Our wedding was Friday, April 15, 2016, and it was better than I could have ever imagined. It was truly my dream wedding. Everything was perfect! The Rose Garden was the third venue we visited and within 10 minutes, we knew we wanted our wedding there. Mrs. Fran & Amie are incredible. Any time I had a question or concern, I just shot an email over and within a few hours (if that) I had a response. The food was delicious. Mr. Vic & Vic, Jr. are amazing chefs. I wish I had half of their talent! Our attendant, Kathy, was amazing. She was on top of her game! I don't think we ever had an empty cup in our hands. Our parents' attendant, Sharlene, was equally as amazing. She took excellent care of our parents! Our DJ, Joey, was awesome. He kept up a great playlist to keep everyone moving! Although we didn't get to visit them, I heard the bartenders were pretty awesome, too. To say the least, I'd highly recommend The Rose Garden for any group function! You'll be well taken care of. We couldn't be more grateful for all of their hard work!
My husband Michael and I had a FANTASTIC experience at the Rose Garden on 3/19/16. We chose the venue for our wedding ceremony and our reception! Aimee made the planning seem so easy and always kept you up to date to when you need to have everything into her. I loved doing the "mock" set up for the ceremony and the reception. It really lets you see everything put together before your big day. Our guests are still raving about the food and drinks! Although me and my husband were a little to busy to really eat, we were glad we had to option to do a tasting prior to the wedding. The day just went by too fast we wish we could have added another hour to our reception! If there were any issues at the wedding, I didn't know about it. The day seemed to go seamlessly and our bridal attendant was amazing! I'm so glad we chose the Rose Garden. Fran and Aimee are awesome. You won't regret your decision! It will be an awesome day for sure! Fran and Aimee will take care of you! No worries!
The Rose Garden was so great for our reception. Music was perfect and everyone was dancing all night. And people kept raving about the food. So good. Definitely recommend.
My husband and I just had our wedding reception at the Rose Garden on Saturday, March 5th. Everything was superb!! From all the planning with Amie, to the food choices with Vic, to the music selections with Joey and finally to Fran overseeing it all and bringing it together that night. We are so happy that we went with the Rose Garden for our reception. Our guests are raving about the great food, the ambiance and the staff!! We will forever graciously talk about this venue and will recommend it to everyone!! Amie, Fran, Vic, Joey and all the staff.......thank you so so much!!!!
If I had to plan a wedding all over again, I would pick The Rose Garden as my venue every time! I loved everything about it! Mrs Fran and Amie are the best! Their kindness and professionalism go above and beyond every service I have ever been offered. As the bride, I needed the attention and wanted everything to go my way! That's exactly what I got at Rose Garden and was not once made to feel like I was asking too much! I recommend The Rose Garden to every newly engaged couple! This was the least stressful part of the entire wedding planning process and it is all thanks to Mrs Fran and Amie!
The Rose Garden Reception in New OrleansReviewed on 1/16/2016 Dominique B
AMAZING!5 stars. I can't express to you how wonderful my wedding was. Let me give you my short story. I was deployed overseas while planning my wedding. So, I never met anyone in person and could only see pictures of the venue on their site and the few my fiancé took. Brides, the pictures of the venue online serves this place no justice. Once I finally made it to New Orleans and met with everyone, I felt like I've known them already. All prior communication was via email, so I was surprised how much they remembered, knew what I wanted and how helpful they were. My family and I are from Houston so I had to make adjustments with rehearsal time and date. Everyone was so pleasant about it and very flexible. The day of the wedding was my own little fairytale. Food outstanding, Service from everyone Outstanding. My family and friends are still talking about it. My Groom and I wanted for nothing. We had our own personal attendant and she was there through pictures and all with our drinks. If she heard us speak about wanting something as soon as we turned around she was there with it. I'm going to stop here because I can go on forever. Just know if you are having a wedding in New Orleans this is your spot. I had a 150 guest for 9400 or so.. Open bar, 5-6 different servings...hand passed hors d'oeuvres..as soon as you put something down they're coming with something else.. Ok, this is long enough but is was GREAT!!!
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!