Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel is a destination wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Buffalo. Couples planning their ceremony or reception will truly find an elegant backdrop in this refurbished historic hotel; from the glittering crystal chandeliers above to the gleaming polished hardwood floors below. The architectural details surrounds you with beauty. Your wedding party will feel as if they all slipped back into a bygone era of glamour and elegance in this magnificent venue. It is an exeptional venue and perfect for weddings of 20 - 350, engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners and much more!
Facilities and Capacity
The Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel has three separate and uniquely decorated ballrooms. The Marquis Ballroom boasts a theatrical stage, large crystal chandeliers, gleaming hardwood floors and an adjectent room for cocktail hour. Our AAA Room is adjacent to the Marquis Ballroom and can accommodate cocktail hour for larger weddings or small intimate weddings and social affairs. Mahogany walls, marble tile floors and floor to ceiling windows surround you with historic opulence. Our Crystal Ballroom is adorn with original brass and crystal chanfeliers, intricate gold beams, floor to ceiling windows, marble floors and a raised seating area around the perimeter. This elegant space with luxurious touches easily accomodates up to 150 guests.
As you prepare and plan for your wedding at the Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel, you will receive the assistance of our experienced wedding specialist. These experienced specialists know exactly how to make your wedding dreams into a reality. They will take care of your wedding details and make sure you have everything you need. We will outfit you with complimentary gold chiavari chairs, linens, glassware, china, and flatware. Couples are welcome to bring in their preferred outside vendors or we will help you with arrangements with booking preferred vendoes and wedding specialists. We offer valet parking at an additional charge. The building is wheelchair accessible.
Enjoy all of the comforts of home in the Lafayette Hotel one bedroom hotel rooms and suites.
23 Reviews for Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel
Recommended by 89% of couples
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Elizabeth · Married on 04/06/2019
Perfect for all-in-one wedding weekend!
The Marquis de Lafayette was the perfect venue for our April 2019 wedding. The antique hotel architecture of the Marquis ballroom was a beautiful location for our ceremony. The guests could easily see and hear us. After the ceremony guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Crystal Ballroom while the staff turned the ceremony space into our lovely reception.
Prior to the wedding, I asked both the recommended DJ and Rachel Catalano, the Catering Sales Manager for Marquis de Lafayette for sound recommendations for the ceremony. Both recommended using a wireless mic, so I paid extra for the wireless mic. After I walked down the aisle and arrived at the stage for the ceremony, I realized our officiant did not have the wireless mic. I was actually glad she did not have it because everyone was able to hear us well, even in the back row. Unfortunately, during the reception the echo from the stage paired with the wireless mic made it difficult for some guests to hear the speeches. For any other couple who plans to use the stage at Marquis de Lafayette I would actually recommend either NOT using a microphone or having the people making speeches NOT on the stage. Guests were able to hear the pastor and he spoke from the side of the room and not the stage.
During the reception, I asked my Dad to put a piece of cookie cake aside for me. He came back and said he couldn’t find it. After investigation, we found out Wegmans did not deliver it. It was supposed to be a full sheet, half our total cake order from Wegmans! I had told the representative at Marquis de Lafayette what to expect from Wegmans. I wish they had notified us earlier in the day so Wegmans could be contacted and bring it. Luckily, we had enough cake. I suppose if the worst thing that happened on my wedding day was one of my four cakes was not delivered I’m very luckily!
The Marquis de Lafayette staff at the reception was very helpful and willing to help my family and I in any way. My Mom was thankful the staff helped her collect all the décor and leftover favors.
Parking downtown can be tricky especially for out of town guests or when other events are occurring simultaneously downtown. We decided to use the valet service offered by the hotel for the wedding. The valet is part of the Hotel at the Lafayette not the Marquis de Lafayette. It seemed to work out well for the event, but the hotel valet was understaffed Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning.
Guests loved being able to run up to the room and not needing to go outside. Overall, we are very happy with our choice to have our wedding at The Marquis de Lafayette and would recommend it as a wedding venue. Thank you to the staff for helping to make our wedding the best wedding we have ever been to (we may be biased) and truly the best day of our lives.Sent on 04/16/2019
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel's reply:Hi Elizabeth!
Katie F. · Married on 11/03/2018
My wedding was held in the Crystal Ballroom (the smaller of the two ballrooms run by Marquis De Lafayatte). Ali and her team did an amazing job making my wedding a perfect experience! The food was delicious, the staff was great, and I can't think of one thing to complain about. Ali was responsive to every email I sent prior to the wedding and was always helpful. Everyone had a great time and I felt supported every step of the way.Sent on 11/08/2018
Andrea · Married on 07/07/2017
I couldn't be happier with our choice in venue!!! Working with the team at Hotel Lafayette (through Acqua) was great. They were extremely responsive, professional and fun to be around. I'm so glad they were part of our big day!Sent on 07/20/2017
To all you newly engaged couples - if you book your wedding, rehearsal, or bridal shower in any of our ballrooms @Marquis de Lafayette, you will receieve 1 complimentary upgrade!
1. Event must take place in 2020
2. Event must be booked by March 31, 2020
Offering Special Complimentary Upgrades for Friday and Weekday Weddings- Inquire within!
Offering Specially Priced Winter Wedding Packages January thru March with Discounted Package Pricing and much more!