The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

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

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Accommodations
  • Setup/cleanup
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • Flexible timing
  • Customized menus with a menu tasting
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30 Reviews for The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Recommended by 94% of couples


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

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    Adriana Simona Delagarza · Married on 01/03/2019

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    Magic made

    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.

    Sent on 01/07/2019
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    Tammy · Married on 11/03/2018

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    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.

    Sent on 11/19/2018

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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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • 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? $ 16.00
  • 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • 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, Covered Outdoor, 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, 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, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February

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    2019 WEDDING SPECIAL

    Book your wedding within 2019 and receive the following:
    50% off the Ceremony Site Fee
    One Additional Tray Passed Hors d'Oeuvre
    Complimentary Bridal Ready Room with Mimosas
    Complimentary Gold Acrylic Charger Plates

    Wedding Special is valid for Weddings taking place by December 30, 2019.

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

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