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, which is 1,679 square feet with floor-to-ceiling french doors and a private courtyard. There is also the conservatory, which is 2,025 square feet of funky, unique space great for larger events. 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 350 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:
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Tammy · Married on 11/03/2018
Threw our Welcome Party/Rehearsal Dinner and Day After Brunch at the Lafayette!
We worked with Kara Elkins to host our Welcome Party/Rehearsal Dinner the night before our San Diego Zoo wedding, as well as the Day After Brunch. Kara was responsive and easy to work with. We met in person for the initial tour, and then did everything by e-mail afterwards. She always offered to speak on the phone if I wanted as well.
For the Welcome Party we had the Old Town Buffet option and the food was great. In particular, the skirt steak was amazing, people kept going back for seconds and thirds. Service and bartenders were top notch as well. For example, my 12 year old cousin has a peanut allergy and asked if any of the desserts were safe for him to eat. One of the servers went to find out, but returned and told me she was unsure because the cakes were delivered from somewhere else. However, she asked the kitchen to make my cousin a dessert he could eat and brought it out to him! So nice and sweet and just going that extra mile.
We had the Sunrise Brunch Buffet on Sunday, which is traditional breakfast food but was delicious as well (perfectly crispy bacon!).
For both events we used the Conservatory area which is really pretty. They opened up the outdoor patio for us to use during the party which has a lovely view of the pool. It was easy and convenient to plan because set up, linens, chairs, tables, etc. are all included so we didn't have to worry about any of the extras. After choosing the food we basically showed up and had a wonderful time with all our guests.
We also rented the bridal get ready suite the day of the wedding to get makeup and hair done. It is well lit and has AC, as well as extra seating for us to hang out and have girl time (at one point we had the makeup artist + 2 assistants, me, 7 bridesmaids, and 2 moms in there). They also brought orange juice in for us (we could've had mimosas but declined as we'd all been drinking too much the night before, haha).
We stayed there for our wedding weekend as well, as did most of our out of town guests. We booked the larger suite for ourselves so the groomsmen could get ready there, and that worked out well. Our guests loved the hotel, it is historic and has an old timey boutique feel that is unique. Kara left us a card with some chocolate and wine when we got back after our wedding, that was a nice touch.
Overall, highly recommend the Lafayette, our wedding weekend went perfectly and all our guests had a wonderful experience.
Adriana Simona Delagarza · Married on 01/03/2019
Absolutely everything we were looking for. Cool surroundings, great staff/service and excellent food. Staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was perfect. They met our every need and treated us like royalty when we stayed the weekend.
Lindsay Kalberer · Married on 10/20/2018
Lafayette Hotel Fall Wedding
The hotel was beautiful with an old hollywood vibe! All of our guests loved relaxing at the pool area in the days leading up to the wedding. The Mississippi Ballroom was a perfect location for our reception. Plenty of room for our guests to move about and dance. Our sit down dinner food was tasty. We used the clamshell to display our wedding cake and groom’s cake. It was nice to have all of our guests in one spot since this was a destination wedding. My family rented a bungalow which was wonderful to have the space to store all the wedding decor and have a space for the groomsmen get ready in. We also rented the penthouse the night before the wedding for all of the girls to get ready in the morning of. It was great for pictures! And the food at the Hope 46 restaurant was delicious! We had our bridesmaids luncheon there the day before the wedding. Everything in one location was very convenient since we were from out of town. This was such a great place for a destination wedding!
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!