Venue Spotlight: Piazza Messina

Photography Credits: Rachel Myers

Weddings at Piazza MESSINA offers a “destination” type setting without having to travel hours away. Lakeside Wedding sites are offered on the property, as well as a Cottage for the Bridal party to use prior to the Wedding. In addition to Weddings, Piazza MESSINA also hosts all types of corporate events, social occasions, rehearsal dinners, wine tastings and more. Situated in quaint, historic downtown Cottleville, our property is conveniently located on State Highway N and very secluded, surrounded by groves of trees. For all your events, you can expect the best that Russo’s has come to offer, such as a large selection of service styles and menus featuring global inspired and heirloom recipes. On the horizon, plans are in place for Piazza MESSINA to host seasonal events open to the public.

Piazza MESSINA is the culmination of many years of hard work and is dedicated to Fran (Messina) Russo. Fran, along with her husband Matteo Russo, started our Catering business in 1961. This lifelong business journey of commitment to quality and to our many loyal customers has enabled us to arrive at this exciting time. Piazza MESSINA is the perfect marriage of rustic and modern Tuscan decor in a beautiful natural setting. Piazza MESSINA includes 8,000 + square feet of private event space situated on 14 acres of agricultural land. Featuring a bistro, ballroom and both an indoor and outdoor bar, our venue overlooks a beautiful four-acre lake. One of the most unique features of Piazza MESSINA is the seamless transition from an indoor to outdoor setting, including a wraparound covered portico with a view of the lake. In addition, large panoramic doors open onto an open-air patio. Outdoor amenities includes decorative accent lighting, fountains, pergolas, fire pits, beautiful natural landscaping and of course our four-acre MESSINA “Lago”