Lafayette Grande

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About Lafayette Grande

Lafayette Grand is a historic wedding venue based in Pontiac, Michigan. This banquet facility serves as a distinctive venue that is in Oakland County. A landmark in Downtown Pontiac, it provides couples and guests with an atmosphere of grandeur for their wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

With several event spaces available to make use of, there are ample choices available for the couple’s once-in-a-lifetime event. Exuding a vintage charm that comes across in almost every corner of the venue, Lafayette Grand offers a breath-taking setting. The Crystal Ballroom is a truly chic and eye-catching space. With its Chiavari-style chairs, colorful florals, and tall 1920s’-style centerpieces, there is much to admire. Here, up to 350 people can be accommodated to bask in the light from the crystal chandeliers. Elsewhere, the Grand Ballroom is another majestic area on the property. When decked out with round tables, a head table for select guests, and tasteful decor, it looks truly resplendent. The wood floors gleam underneath the glow of chandelier light, as everyone relaxes in this era-defined space. Up to 500 people can be seated for the reception meal here.

The Lafayette Ballroom is another one of the areas available to use. Suitable for a smaller, more low-key gathering, it looks just as polished as the other rooms. Round tables with decoration can be laid out for the meal as terrazzo floors shimmer elegantly beneath guests’ feet. Another space available at Lafayette Grand is the Pontiac Lounge. A luxurious space, it is as tied to a bygone period as the rest of the building. Akin to the speakeasies of the 1920s, the rich mahogany, marble flooring, and bar make it a remarkable place to gather.

Services Offered

A variety of wedding packages are available to choose from, meaning that many preferences and requests can be accommodated. To minimize the stress of preparing for such a big occasion, an event planner can assist with some of the details. They can also provide couples with a plethora of event rentals such as furniture, chair covers, decor, lighting, and a dance floor.

Cuisine

In terms of food, Lafayette Grand can provide a number of options to serve the newlyweds and their guests. A buffet can be laid on, including gourmet dishes to please a number of palates. Family-style catering can also be provided, perfect for an intimate celebration. Of course, those wishing for a sit-down option are also in luck.

History

Originally constructed in 1923, Lafayette Grand has been restored and refurbished over the years. A historic building with a rich past and a great deal of opulence, it has a noticeable presence on the Oakland County landscape. Today, it hosts special occasions and weddings.

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60 Reviews for Lafayette Grande

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Sarah D. · Married on 12/28/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Hidden Gem in Pontiac, Flexible and Accommodating

    Who would have thought that there was a hidden gem in downtown Pontiac? The Lafayette Grande is an old masonic temple built in the 1920s and is absolutely stunning, a lot of our local guests were really impressed! Lauren, Greg, and the staff was also incredibly flexible and accommodating and we were so glad to go with a venue where we could do both the ceremony and reception in one place. Even with upgrades (i.e. chiavari chairs, extra bar hour and upgrade, extra apps) their per person cost is really affordable compared to options you'd get in downtown Detroit. We went with a pork loin with apple chutney option which was probably my favorite but the rest was pretty standard wedding fare. We did family-style dinner and all the food seemed to come out on time and at the right temp. We added an extra bottled beer option to the bar since my husband is a bit craft beer fan and it was nice because whatever was unopened we got to keep. They even gave us a case of beer from the previous wedding since that couple forgot to take it. The groomsmen got ready on site in their Pontiac Lounge space and they had another case of beer, lunch, and snacks set-up for them pretty much at cost. The service staff was great and they helped to corral people for ceremony/dinner, open/shut main doors for the ceremony, and help navigate the old elevator. They even plated and set out our dessert table, even though we went with other vendors for the dessert. Probably my only complaint throughout the entire process was that they notify you of their monthly tastings a bit last minute (within 1-2 weeks), so it was a bit tricky trying to schedule to attend one since we were out-of-state, but I totally get it if most of their clients are local. Overall, it was nice to have a venue be really flexible and affordable, especially in regards to how we could set up the space and how we wanted to run things. Thanks for making our wedding day so special!

    Sent on 01/03/2020
  • Kimberly

    Kimberly · Married on 10/04/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    Family-owned Art Deco gem!!

    We couldn't have gotten married at a better place than the Lafayette Grande! We got married in the Crystal Ballroom. The whole building is a stunning example of beautiful 1920's Art Deco architecture, which is our favorite. The venue is family owned and run, which was important to us too. There was a lot more heart here than some of the other places we inquired about and checked out. Greg, Lauren, and the whole Lafayette Grande Staff treated us fantastically during our whole planning process and during our wedding day. Outstanding building, amazing food and service. This is truly a hidden gem among the Metro Detroit wedding industry. We will always treasure our memories made here on our wedding day. We will tell anyone we know planning a wedding in the area about Lafayette Grande. I would love to be in attendance at another wedding here and witness another couples dreams come true!

    Sent on 12/05/2019

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Lafayette Grande FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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2 Endorsements

  • Linda Radin Photography Wedding Photographers

    Such a beautiful venue to have your wedding. I would highly recommend.

  • E.C. Campbell Photography Wedding Photographers

    Not only is the Lafayette Grande gorgeous, but the staff is some of the greatest people I have ever known. They are friendly, hard working, and will make sure your wedding day or event is the one of the best days you will ever have. I reccomend them 100%. Schedule a visit, you will not be dissapointed!!

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Lafayette Grande frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Lafayette Grande?

Lafayette Grande includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Lafayette Grande, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Lafayette Grande includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Lafayette Grande, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Lafayette Grande includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Lafayette Grande in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Lafayette Grande for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Lafayette Grande for wedding events?

Lafayette Grande offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Lafayette Grande offer?

Lafayette Grande offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Lafayette Grande offer for wedding events?

Lafayette Grande offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Lafayette Grande have available for wedding events?

Lafayette Grande offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Lafayette Grande and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Lafayette Grande is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in flexibility, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in quality of service.