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.
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:
Beyond The Vows:
38 Reviews for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Marissa · Married on 05/28/2018
Leap Day Wedding
Lisa, Kara and team were absolutely fantastic! Aside from being incredibly friendly, attentive, and helpful they were extremely professional with all the details. Their patience and genuine care for us was overwhelming during such a busy and hectic time for us. We wouldn't have changed any part of our special day and thanks to the this team and the Lafayette family we had a beautiful wedding. If you have not yet been inside this gorgeous venue I highly recommend doing so. It is unique and charming and our family loved it! We feel so lucky to have had so many people we love share this moment in a place with so much history. Thank you for being a part of our day of love 💕Sent on 10/18/2020
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Lannice B. · 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!
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Jen P. · Married on 06/08/2020
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
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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!
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!