If there’s one thing to know about us, it’s that we adore all of the amazing, historically significant wedding venues that help make wonderful backdrops for all the love stories we get to capture! The last few wedding seasons we’ve spent a ton of time in our favorite little city to the north, Santa Fe and it’s chalked full of incredible spots to say “I do”. We wanted to give a little extra love to one of our all time fave spots, La Posada de Santa Fe, a gorgeous site located just off of the famous Santa Fe Plaza.
Besides being worldly acclaimed for its current hotel and resort, La Posada also holds an incredibly rich history dating all the way back to the 1800s. Originally built as a family house by Abraham Staab in 1882 for his wife, Julia, and six children, La Posada served as a hub for the highest of entertainment in Santa Fe. According to local legend, Mrs. Staab adored her home so much that she never left it (in honor of this muse, Julia’s Social Club and Julia - a Spirited Restaurant and Bar at La Posada are famously named after her). Many modern guests and visitors have even claimed to meet the spirit of Julia while visiting and she has been the topic of many ghost tours and TV specials on local hauntings.
La Posada received a facelift in 1930 after R.H. Eulalia Nason added a series of adobe style casitas to the property. During this time period, it served as a summer arts school and La Posada received its current name which is Spanish for ‘inn’ or ‘resting place’. Some sixty years later in 1990, La Posada was converted into the luxury resort that visitors and locals alike both love.
Today, La Posada is a favorite among local and destination brides, with staff and accommodations and go above and beyond to make newlyweds more than satisfied with their celebrations (Shout out to Amanda Gesten and her stellar squad). Need an indoor and outdoor wedding? La Posada’s lawn and ballroom are perfect. Want the perfect New Mexican flair for your wedding? La Posada’s ever famous Conchita the tequila donkey is more than happy to make a guest appearance at your reception. La Posada provides world class catering and hospitality for every wedding, no matter how big or small.
We can’t wait for even more prettiness at this incredible Santa Fe spot, cheers to La Posada for over 100 years of keeping our capital city as enchanting as ever!!!
La Posada de Santa Fe
Photos by Alicia Padilla and Ashley Shaw of Alicia Lucia Photography
Blog + Photo Curation by Jaclyn Younger of Alicia Lucia Photography
La Posada Info + History provided by https://www.laposadadesantafe.com/resort/history/