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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

San Diego, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
42 reviews
$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests


$12k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests



The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is a classic wedding and events venue in San Diego, California. This retro hotel offers a charming surprise behind its doors, to all who will attend your event. With gorgeous spaces, attentive 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 four event spaces, you are sure to find the perfect spot to say your “I do’s.” We celebrate all types of unity ceremonies of 200 or less, with the option for receptions only events of up to 250 in our largest ballroom. A unique Lafayette ceremony features fun furniture, whimsical hanging parasols, and a live moss wall. Your guests can enjoy to come for the event alone, or soak up what San Diego has to offer while lounging at our outdoor pool and vintage overnight accommodations.

Services Offered
The personable, attentive staff at The Lafayette Hotel work to make your wedding a reality. There is a variety of customizable packages for ceremonies and receptions including accommodations, bridal suites, and rentals. Its services also include:

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • In-house bar/tending
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • Outside Vendors Optional
  • Customized menus with a menu tasting

Beyond The Vows:

  • Bridal Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bachelorette Parties (Pool Cabana)
  • Baby Showers

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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


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


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


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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


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


How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Photo booth

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?


42 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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  • Jill
    Jill G. Married on 10/16/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Best Hotel and staff EVER!

    Lafayette Staff Members are the absolute BEST!!! We cannot express how grateful we are for how welcoming each staff member throughout the hotel made us, our family, and friends feel so welcome and comfortable during our stay. It truly made it difficult to say goodbye.

    Shoutouts to Lisa Kanemori, Mialani, Joseph Taumua, Krystal, Kane, Cass, Shirley, Ed and the entire support staff working this past weekend.

    We met with Lisa back in July 2019 to make wedding/reception arrangements at the hotel which was originally set for October 2020. The new hotel owners were kind enough to allow us to postpone for a year due to the pandemic. It has been an unexpected 2 year process that Lisa made sure to keep in constant communication with us to ensure everything was to go as planned. She is very organized and extremely thorough leaving us with little to no questions during the entire experience. Lisa's knowledge of the wedding/reception process was crucial in making everything smooth and effortless.

    Mialani was always a ray of sunshine whether it was via emails or in person.

    Joseph's welcoming demeanor and kind words were like a warm hug.

    Krystal was always more than willing to help out for anything we requested.

    Cass made sure everything for our reception and ceremony was set up with professional perfection. Thank you for allowing our family and friends set up and access the room when needed.

    Shirley (Aka Auntie Shirley) made sure my wife and I were well fed throughout the evening.

    Hope 46 restaurant: Heather, Amy were always attentive. The food provided for our reception received a plethora of kudos from all of our guests. The Halibut Filet constantly received rave reviews. Oh and the beans at breakfast to die for! Our families wanted to take the entire pot home.

    The hospitality the hotel staff extended to us and to all of our family and friends was above and beyond anything anyone of us have experienced anywhere else, including from other five star hotels.

    Our family, friends, including me and my wife, will definitely be back!

    Keep rocking' it! Truly appreciate all the love and care the Lafayette Hotel team extended to our family and friends. If it were up to us, raises for all who worked this weekend!

    The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows's reply:

    Hello Jill!
    Wow, what an amazing review. Thank you for sharing your entire wedding planning experience, from start to finish. We are so happy to have been a part of your day. The team all enjoyed having your family and friends stay the weekend at The Lafayette and can't wait to have you come back again. We will be sure to share your kind words to the staff members mentioned.
    Congratulations to you and Alexandra!
  • Dan
    Dan G. Married on 09/26/2021
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    Amazing wedding venue!

    We were so fortunate to have our wedding at The Lafayette!

    Like many couples, we were affected by the pandemic. We had originally planned to have our wedding in 2020. We signed an agreement with the Lafayette in 2019. When the pandemic took over, we were forced to reschedule. We had to reschedule multiple times. The Lafayette worked with us the entire time. They stayed in contact with us the whole time.

    We were fortunate to set a final date and got married!

    The hotel was such a great space for all of our wedding wants and needs. The conservancy is a beautiful ceremony space. It’s very picturesque. The courtyard, where we had our cocktail hour, was set up nicely. The reception hall had ample space for our guests. The food was really tasty. The appetizers were tasty and plentiful along with the dinner buffet. Everyone had their fill of food and drinks. Lastly, the hotel offers several great spaces to take pictures. The hotel has great style.

    The hotel accommodations were great! We loved our room. We had several guests stay at the hotel. We were able to book a block of rooms and saved our guests some money.

    Lisa and the team at the Lafayette did such an amazing job! Lisa answered all of our questions. She was very prompt and responsive. We always felt that we were in good hands. The front desk staff, the hotel staff, the servers and to the event staff, treated us well. We couldn’t have asked for anything better!

    Choosing the Lafayette for our wedding was a great choice! You should definitely consider them for your wedding. You won’t be disappointed!

    The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows's reply:

    Dan & Sandra,
    Thank you so much for choosing The Lafayette for your celebration.
    We are so happy you entrusted us to help with your wedding not once, but three times as it kept having to be postponed. Our team is what really makes us stand out from other venues and are so glad you had a positive experience with all you encountered from the front desk, to the banquet staff and catering team. We can't wait to welcome you back for future celebrations. Cheers!


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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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Lisa Kanemori
Lisa Kanemori
Catering Sales Manager

Being a part of the weddings and events team at The Lafayette the last three years, I've seen it all, from fun poolside ceremonies, to vintage Hollywood glamour, to spooky candlelit fall decor. Through the whole planning process, I've found my favorite part of weddings is working one-on-one with amazing couples and seeing their special day come to life. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but I enjoy becoming close friends with my couples and go-to gal. There's nothing like watching a couple say their vows and then partying with their friends and family.

Fun Fact: I am a Frenchie Mom to the handsome Benji. If you want to see photos, I'm happy to share. Yes, I'm THAT girl!

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Spotlight Studios Spotlight Studios Wedding Photographers

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!

Solace Weddings Solace Weddings Wedding Videographers

What a great company to work with. We highly recommend! Thanks again, Solace Weddings LLC

Red Trolley Studio Red Trolley Studio Wedding Photographers

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!

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