The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a vintage wedding venue in San Diego, California. This historic hotel offers charisma and glam to all who will attend your event. With gorgeous spaces, excellent staff, and a unique atmosphere, this venue is sure to make your wedding day memorable.
Facilities and Capacity
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows can host events in a variety of styles and sizes. With five unique event spaces, you are sure to find the perfect spot to say your “I do’s.” There is the Mississippi Ballroom, which is 5,200 square feet with a large dance floor and stage and the Louisiana Ballroom, with floor-to-ceiling french doors and a private courtyard. There is also the conservatory, the most popular room for ceremonies of 200 or less, features fun furniture, whimsical hanging parasols, and a living moss wall. The Historic Weissmuller Pool is a relaxed and retro outdoor space, and the West Courtyard is another, more classic and vintage 1,320-square-foot outdoor space. The maximum capacity for events at this venue is 300 people.
The personable, attentive staff at The Lafayette Hotel work hard to provide you and your guests with the most enjoyable and memorable experience possible. The services they offer include:
34 Reviews for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Recommended by 94% of couples
22 User photos
Molly M · Married on 02/22/2020
Our wedding was perfect!
The Lafayette was the most beautiful and perfect venue we could have asked for. We didn't have a specific aesthetic laid out for our wedding, so when we found the Lafayette we loved the idea of building around the beautiful space. There's already so much personality within the walls of the hotel that it didn't need a ton of work from us! Lisa was amazing to work with during the almost 1.5 year planning process. She was quick to answer any questions and was always helpful in filling any request we had. As we got closer to the wedding we also worked with Gillian who was just as upbeat and hardworking! They both helped our wedding to run so smoothly. We took over multiple parts of the hotel for the wedding, cocktail hour, and reception, as well as many rooms for our guests. We got so many compliments from our friends and family staying there! Then the weekend of the wedding we used the complimentary wedding suite as our getting ready room and had a TON of space. Overall it made for a beautiful wedding we will never forget.Sent on 02/28/2020
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Lannice Barrett · Getting married on 11/01/2020
You cannot go wrong with The Lafayette!
The Lafayette hotel was the absolute BEST for our wedding - from start to finish. We booked our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception there, and it was perfect!Sent on 01/20/2020
From the start, we fell in love with the vintage charm of the property. It's a time warp to a cozy, warm, classic time in the 40s when the hotel was in its prime. My husband and I grew up in southern California, but we aren't "beach wedding" people - we are as quirky and unique together as this venue, so it really sold itself.
But then there are the people that make it EVEN BETTER. Lisa Kanemori is the best. Period. She's smart, kind, flexible, and it's clear from the moment you speak to her that she just wants what you want: a great party that makes you and your guests happy! She walked us through all the details, answered a billion emails with random questions, held our hands through all the choices and decisions that come with a decent sized wedding like ours, and she was a pleasure to work with the entire year+ that we spent planning.
The rest of the staff was wonderful too - the catering coordinator, Gillian, was also very helpful and stepped in anytime Lisa was unavailable. They are the dream team! :)
Then there was the fooooood! Amazing. Try anything on that tasting menu that sounds delicious, and good luck making choices! It's all so great, and the chef is VERY accommodating and helpful. He just wants to make sure you enjoy the food, and is happy to make changes as needed (although we loved everything as-is).
Our wedding was perfect. A big part of that was this venue choice. Go check them out - you will be so glad you did!
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows's reply:Dearest Lannice,
Em Dee · Married on 07/12/2019
Brunch and Bubbly en Blanc Bridal Shower
Wow, just wow! I hosted my best friend's bridal shower at The Lafayette Hotel and it was nothing short of amazing. We had a Brunch and Bubbly en Blanc theme (brunch and champagne is a favorite of our bride.) We chose all white linens/decor and all our guests wore white. Lisa, the Catering Sales Manager was so helpful in setting up all the details leading up to our event. She was very accommodating and suggested an indoor event with the unpredictable weather in November. On the day of, I met Gillian, the Catering Coordinator and she was also great. The event ran smoothly and the food was delicious! We want to give a special thank you to Banquet Staff, Cass. She was attentive in our needs and made sure that we always had champagne bottles on deck. Thank you Lafayette Hotel staff for helping us shower our bride! We would definitely host another event here!Sent on 11/19/2019
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows Price Rates
Make it Mini, but Make it Magical!
A beautiful and private ceremony setting to say your vows and celebrate love! With a few close family and friends in attendance, your wedding day can still happen.
This mini ceremony package is designed for an intimate wedding party of 25 guests or less and includes four hours of venue time in our quaint West Couryard.
Choose Your Day and Time // 10am to 2pm or 4pm to 8pm
Monday - Friday - $ 1,750++
Saturday - $ 2,500++
Sunday - $ 2,000++
Mini-mony Packaged Pricing Includes //
Set up and break down of ceremony chairs
Access to bridal ready room
Waived wedding arch rental fee
Complimentary disposable plastic water bottles
Chocolate covered strawberries
Four tray passed hors d’oeuvres
Complimentary use of our digital photobooth (props not included)
One night stay in our Penthouse suite
Additional Enhancements Available to Make it EXTRA Special!
Book your 2020 wedding and PICK TWO enhancements from our wedding perks below:
• Bridal Ready Room & Mimosas
• Gold Chargers
• (6) LED Up Lights during the Reception
• Cabana Rental for Day Before or After Wedding Celebration*
• Digital Photobooth & Wedding Props
PICK SECOND PERK
• 25% off Ceremony Rental
• (1) Additional Tray Passed Hors d’oeuvre added to your package
• Brunch for the newlyweds the Morning After the Wedding
• Champagne Greet Upon Guest Arrival
• Complimentary One Night Stay on your 1-year Anniversary
Wedding Special is valid only for new bookings with wedding date in 2020. Blackout dates apply. Minimum of 50 guests
Team of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Catering Sales Manager
My name is Lisa, and I've been at The Lafayette the last three years planning events, and my favorite, weddings! I've seen it all, from fun poolside ceremonies, to vintage Hollywood glamour, to spooky candlelit fall decor. My favorite part of weddings is working one-on-one with amazing couples and seeing their days come to life. There's nothing like watching a couple say their vows and then partying with their loved ones.
The Lafayette Hotel is fantastic! The hotel itself is super vintage and charming! The staff is awesome to work with, very friendly and accommodating! We have photographed a few weddings at the property and have had a lovely experience ever time! We recommend for your wedding venue needs!
What a great company to work with. We highly recommend! Thanks again, Solace Weddings LLC
The Lafayette Hotel is one of our favorite venues to photograph weddings at. It's a historic hotel with its own style and vibe, in very convenient location of San Diego. The best part is, you have one location for getting ready, ceremony and reception, which makes the wedding day free of driving and stress. ;) Taylor, the event coordinator, is super helpful and takes great care of the couples. This is probably one of the best options to hold a unique wedding in the heart of San Diego!