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 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:

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

Recommended by 94% of couples


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

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    Lannice Barrett · Getting 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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    Em Dee · Married on 07/12/2019

    5.0
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    Brunch and Bubbly en Blanc Bridal Shower

    Wow, just wow! I hosted my best friend's bridal shower at The Lafayette Hotel and it was nothing short of amazing. We had a Brunch and Bubbly en Blanc theme (brunch and champagne is a favorite of our bride.) We chose all white linens/decor and all our guests wore white. Lisa, the Catering Sales Manager was so helpful in setting up all the details leading up to our event. She was very accommodating and suggested an indoor event with the unpredictable weather in November. On the day of, I met Gillian, the Catering Coordinator and she was also great. The event ran smoothly and the food was delicious! We want to give a special thank you to Banquet Staff, Cass. She was attentive in our needs and made sure that we always had champagne bottles on deck. Thank you Lafayette Hotel staff for helping us shower our bride! We would definitely host another event here!

    Sent on 11/19/2019

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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?
    $ 750
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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?
    $ 750
  • 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
  • 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
    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?
    April
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February

Real Weddings

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 1
    Make It a Mini-Mony!

    Make it Mini, but Make it Magical!

    A beautiful and private ceremony setting to say your vows and celebrate love! With a few close family and friends in attendance, your wedding day can still happen.

    This mini ceremony package is designed for an intimate wedding party of 25 guests or less and includes four hours of venue time in our quaint West Couryard.

    Choose Your Day and Time // 10am to 2pm or 4pm to 8pm
    Monday - Friday - $ 1,750++
    Saturday - $ 2,500++
    Sunday - $ 2,000++

    Mini-mony Packaged Pricing Includes //
    Set up and break down of ceremony chairs
    Access to bridal ready room
    Waived wedding arch rental fee
    Complimentary disposable plastic water bottles
    Champagne toast
    Chocolate covered strawberries
    Four tray passed hors d’oeuvres
    Complimentary use of our digital photobooth (props not included)
    One night stay in our Penthouse suite

    Additional Enhancements Available to Make it EXTRA Special!

  • The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows 2
    PICK TWO AND SAY ”I DO” AT THE LAFAYETTE HOTEL

    Book your 2020 wedding and PICK TWO enhancements from our wedding perks below:

    FIRST PERK
    • Bridal Ready Room & Mimosas
    • Gold Chargers
    • (6) LED Up Lights during the Reception
    • Cabana Rental for Day Before or After Wedding Celebration*
    • Digital Photobooth & Wedding Props

    PICK SECOND PERK
    • 25% off Ceremony Rental
    • (1) Additional Tray Passed Hors d’oeuvre added to your package
    • Brunch for the newlyweds the Morning After the Wedding
    • Champagne Greet Upon Guest Arrival
    • Complimentary One Night Stay on your 1-year Anniversary

    Wedding Special is valid only for new bookings with wedding date in 2020. Blackout dates apply. Minimum of 50 guests

Team of The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Lisa Kanemori

Lisa Kanemori

Catering Sales Manager

Hello Lovelies!

My name is Lisa, and I've been at The Lafayette the last three years planning events, and my favorite, weddings! I've seen it all, from fun poolside ceremonies, to vintage Hollywood glamour, to spooky candlelit fall decor. My favorite part of weddings is working one-on-one with amazing couples and seeing their days come to life. There's nothing like watching a couple say their vows and then partying with their loved ones.

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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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    619-494-3906 (Phone number)
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