Matt F. San Diego, CA
5.0 star rating 4/22/2014
My wife and I were looking for venues for our wedding reception and while San Diego provides many choices, most were extremely overpriced. What was a couple to do? After checking out a few locations, we decided to give The Lafayette Hotel a try. We were pleasantly surprised with the venue and the available food choices, all for a reasonable price. At that point we knew that this was the best deal in San Diego so we booked the location a year in advance.
The Lafayette Hotel has a unique historical charm, with modern amenities due to a recent remodel. It has a colorful decor with a fun atmosphere that strikes the right balance between chic sophistication and the casual San Diego lifestyle. The venue we chose for our cocktail hour was the conservatory and the dinner reception was in the west courtyard. The conservatory has a whimsical, Alice in Wonderland feel to it, with its interesting variety of furniture and umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. The west courtyard has a nice open air feel with its Tiffany blue walls and white canvas awning.
Over the course of the next year, the hotel's catering sales manager Julia helped us plan every aspect of the wedding. We met frequently to go over the details, including menu and drink choices, room accommodations, and general logistics for the wedding. Julia helped us along the way, down to the minute details. She was very knowledgeable about the entire process and even provided creative input for wedding ideas. She truly understood the vision we wanted and did everything she could to make it a reality.
When the day finally came, everything went off without a hitch due to the flawless service the entire hotel staff provided. Many of our guests took advantage of the discount rooms offered with our wedding package. We all had a wonderful experience that we will never forget. If you are looking to hold an event, we highly recommend The Lafayette Hotel. You will not get a better venue at a better price in San Diego.