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These prices are available for the months of April through December. These prices are available for the months of January through March.
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

About

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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.

Services Offered
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.

Hotel Services
Enjoy all of the comforts of home in the Lafayette Hotel one bedroom hotel rooms and suites.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Elizabeth
Elizabeth Married on 04/06/2019
4.4 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 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鈥檓 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 d茅cor 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.
Melissa
Melissa M. Married on 11/13/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Weekend!

We had our daughters's wedding at the Marquis De Lafayette Ballroom. It was absolutely perfect! We worked with Marie and she was awesome! She was always very responsive with emails. Very accommodating when we wanted to meet up to go over room set up or show my daughter's new in-laws the room when they came into town. The day of staff was fantastic. They had the room set up exactly as we had wanted. It was perfect! I had many guest telling me how great the staff was. The head bartender was fantastic..making great drinks all night long. The food was delicious! The venue is absolutely beautiful and the staff made the night perfect. I really can't say enough about the whole experience. It was perfect!
Stephanie
Stephanie Married on 08/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service!

The staff of the hotel, valet, and their communications with Pearl St. Catering are amazing! I was in the Roosevelt Suite for the night prior and the night of my wedding and it exceeded every expectation I could have possibly had! Thank you soo much for being professional, helpful, courteous, and helping make my wedding beyond perfection!!
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Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel frequently asked questions

Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in quality of service, 4.4 in flexibility, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.4 in value and 4.3 in average response time.
Marquis De Lafayette Ballrooms @ the Lafayette Hotel currently offers 2 offer promotions and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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