The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

2223 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
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About The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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.

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Facilities and Capacity
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows can host events in a variety of styles and sizes. With five 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 300 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
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38 Reviews for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Lannice B. · Married on 11/01/2020

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

    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!

    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!

    Sent on 01/20/2020

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

    Dearest Lannice,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We take pride in our service provided by amazing staff members. Thank you for highlighting your wedding planning experience with Lisa, Gillian and Chef Israel. We are so glad this dream team made your wedding day everything you and Brent could have hoped for.

    Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Barrett!
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    Jen P. · Married on 06/08/2020

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    We had a great overall experience. Lisa and Tawn Lee were extremely welcoming and helpful!

    We got married here in September amidst the state’s strict COVID regulations which made it a bit different then we had planned but Lisa and Tawn Lee made sure to help us in any way possible so that our day would still turn out perfect! We were able to have a beautiful ceremony in the conservatory and it was nothing short of magical! After the ceremony we took the most beautiful photos in front of the hotel with the brick and pillars and it gave such a classic and romantic feel to our photos.

    Sent on 10/07/2020

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

    Dearest Jen,
    You are the sweetest! We are so appreciative of your kind words for our events team. It was our pleasure to play a part in making your wedding day come to life. I know we were your back-up plan, but it felt like you were always meant to getting married here. Congrats again!

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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows Pricing

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The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 350
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 18
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • 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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    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
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    July
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    November
    December

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Team of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • 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 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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  • 2223 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, CA, 92104 See on map
    619-494-3906 (Phone number)
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