Event Planning

Thank you for considering us.

You don't need to be a Lafayette Club member to host your event with us, but we'll surely help you feel like one!

Located just west of the Twin Cities, Lafayette Club has earned a reputation as one of the area's most memorable venues for all types of occasions with our classic ambience and gorgeous setting on Lake Minnetonka. Couple this with our unique Grand Ballroom which boasts an enclosed veranda overlooking Crystal Bay, gleaming hardwood floors and large crystal chandeliers for an event like no other. We also have a beautiful outdoor venue overlooking the lake for your special event! Each reception, banquet, party, and meeting is customized to your preferences so that it suits your specific tastes, as well as your budget, for a truly unique and memorable occasion.
  • Our friendly planner expertly coordinates events of all sizes for families, companies and individuals, from 2 to 600 guests.

  • Our Chefs will personally meet with you to arrange your custom menu which will impress any palate and diet.

  • Our professional staff will customize their service to accommodate your needs so you'll feel like a guest at your own event.

  • Our clubhouse has gorgeous event facilities and 17 charming hotel rooms offering a comfortable overnight stay for you and your guests.

Please contact Brenda for more information and special pricing on the following open dates in 2017:
Fridays- September 15th and 22nd
Friday- October 13th
Fridays- November 3rd, 10th and 24th
Saturday- November 25th

Please click here to email Brenda Rogers, Catering Director, for more information or call her at 952-471-6411. She will happily schedule a tour with you of our amazing facilities so you can experience the fine amenities, dining and service that Lafayette Club offers!

  • Weddings
    • Make your dream wedding a reality at Lafayette Club!

      This special day will create some of the most precious memories of your life, and we invite you to enjoy every minute of it with us. Our unique Grand Ballroom has hosted celebrations for over 100 years and boasts an enclosed veranda overlooking Crystal Bay, gleaming hardwood floors and large crystal chandeliers. Our Lakeview Room can be dressed in a variety of styles and features large windows overlooking the lake and a 1200 square foot deck perfect for cocktails and socializing. We also have an outdoor venue for your ceremony, the Crystal Bay Garden, that overlooks beautiful Lake Minnetonka!

      We offer:

      • An expert event planner to help you organize every detail

      • Gorgeous event spaces

      • Delightful gourmet cuisine

      • A friendly service-oriented staff

      • Charming guest rooms for a comfortable overnight stay for family and friends during your event

      • We are surrounded by so much natural beauty year-round we wonder, why would someone choose to celebrate anywhere else?

  • Meetings
    • Get away from the office and enjoy life at the lake with us for a day or two.

      Whether your objective is to get to know business associates better, show employees you appreciate their work, explore innovative ideas and promote creativity, or discuss business plans and budgets, we invite you to get away from the office and host your business outing that produces great results at historic Lafayette Club!




      We offer:

      • Professional event planning with an experienced director

      • Conference facilities for groups from 2-350

      • Wi-Fi internet service throughout the clubhouse

      • Service-oriented professional staff 

      • Delightful cuisine catered to your group's preferences

      • Fantastic year-round lakeside views from most meeting rooms

      • Comfortable hotel rooms for an overnight stay

      • A wide variety of amenities including: golf, tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and lake cruises from our docks available for our members and hotel guests

  • Parties
    • Let us do the work so you can enjoy celebrating with your staff, friends or family!

      Lafayette Club will provide an enchanting lakeside setting for your special occasion. We host all sizes and types of events such as celebrations of life, fundraising banquets, corporate happy hours, and formal family dinners. Please call Brenda today for best selection of dates and spaces at 952-471-6411.

      Surrounded by the blue waters of Lake Minnetonka and the verdant greens of our beautiful grounds, our blend of classic charm with contemporary comfort will make your reception, party, banquet, or celebration an event that will long be remembered. Depending on the time of year, you may prefer a cozy indoor reception by a wood burning fireplace or a distinctive celebration on one of our porches or patios overlooking Lake Minnetonka. No matter what type of event you'd like to plan, it is our desire to offer you the superior service and elegance that has come to signify the Lafayette tradition.

  • Hotel Rooms
    • We have 12 standard rooms with a single king bed, single queen bed or we have one room with 2 twin beds which is a handicap accessible room. All standard rooms have a Keurig coffee maker.

      We have 3 lakeside suites, two have a king bed and a twin daybed, and one has a king bed and a pullout couch. All suites are equipped with a Keurig coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave.

      We have 2 deluxe suites featuring a full kitchen. The J.J. Hill Deluxe Suite is our lakeside suite with a queen bed in one of the bedrooms and a pullout couch in the other. The other deluxe suite has a king bed.

       

      Room Number

       

      Accommodations

      201

       

      King bed with shower

      204
      Crystal Bay
      Bridal Suite

       

      Our lavish bridal suite offers couples and their wedding parties the ultimate space to prepare for their celebration! Includes a pedestal base with surrounding mirrors, a three station vanity, kitchenette, and a large deck featuring beautiful lake views to help you relax before for your exciting day. Limited availability.

      207

       

      King bed with shower & bath

      217

       

      King bed with shower

      219

       

      King bed with shower & bath

      208

       

      2 twin beds with shower (handicap accessible, connects with room 210)

      210

       

      King & twin bed with bath & shower

      212

       

      King bed with shower

      214

       

      King bed with shower & bath

      216

       

      Queen bed with shower (connects with room 218)

      218

       

      King bed with shower & bath (connects with room 216)

      220

       

      King bed with shower

      222

       

      King bed with shower & bath (connects with room 224)

  • Event Spaces

    • Crystal Ballroom

      Features an unobstructed polished hardwood floor, two crystal chandeliers and a window-filled sun porch overlooking Crystal Bay. This dramatic room is perfect for receptions, dinners, holiday parties, and large seminars.
      Seating capacity: 350*
      Dimensions: 45 x 70 feet

      * Adjoining doors can be opened to the Lakeview Room. This combined space has over 6,000 square feet and a seating capacity of up to 600 people.



      Lakeview Room

      This is a beautifully appointed formal room with four crystal chandeliers, optional 15x20 portable dance floor and beautiful lake views. Ideal for luncheons and dinners. Complete with a deck for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

      Seating capacity: 250*

      Dimensions: 87 x 40 feet

      * Adjoining doors can be opened to the Crystal Ballroom. This combined space has over 6,000 square feet and a seating capacity of up to 600 people.



      Crystal Bay Garden

      Aptly named for its view of Lake Minnetonka’s pristine bay, we are so excited to offer an outdoor lakeside venue for your special event! Imagine you and your guests nestled in a picturesque setting enjoying the splendor of the sun shining off the water, toasting under the stars, or sharing a magnificent sunset. All your guests will have a great time when Mother Nature helps host your wedding day!

      Seating capacity: 250

      First outdoor wedding ceremony in Lafayette's gorgeous Crystal Bay Garden on May 22, 2015!

      Perfect wedding altar for our Crystal Bay Garden outdoor venue!



      Fairway Room

      Beautiful lake views. Located in the lower level, features outside access to a small patio. Perfect for a wide range of group sizes and events. Includes a fireplace and built-in bar.

      Seating capacity: 35 - 125



      Marquis Room

      This cozy lakeside room with a fireplace is ideal for intimate gatherings and meetings. The adjacent Mezzanine area may be used for pre-dinner cocktail receptions.

      Seating capacity: 60


      Fireside Lounge

      BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED and located adjacent to the Members' Dining Room, this room features two wood-burning fireplaces and is perfect for cocktail hours or small gatherings.


  • Reviews
    • RECENT TESTIMONIES:


         

      "This past weekend we had a special evening celebration of life dinner to honor our father. The staff could not have been more professional, helpful, attentive, or responsive... The setting is lovely and peaceful as so many of you know, the food was delicious, and the catering planner, Brenda was very accommodating... I really appreciated the staff as they were essential in the easy flow of the evening and did a great job. Over the years, Lafayette has continued to offer quality on all fronts. I am so glad we were able to have this special dinner there-- and would certainly recommend Lafayette for any kind of celebration or gathering!" Mary 06/27/17

      "Lafayette Club is absolutely stunning! This was a dream, fairytale reception venue, with fantastic service to top it all off. Lafayette also did something that was the highlight of my day: we got to Lafayette a little early before the Grand March, and we were just waiting in the car, because I was too tired/dehydrated/hungry to talk to people. I asked my sister to bring me some food and water - anything at all - and out came three Lafayette servers with plates of appetizers! That was seriously the most amazing thing of the day and probably saved me from fainting (or worse) during the reception. The spring rolls were the bomb! I think I swallowed them whole. Brenda was also incredibly accommodating with a few last-minute seating changes we had a few days before the wedding. Highly recommend having your wedding here!"  6/18/17

      "The setting is perfect, the ballroom is gorgeous, and you delivered on making sure there was no rain – I’m glad I placed that order with you! In addition, please pass along our thanks to the staff. Everyone was exceptionally helpful, courteous, cooperative, and professional. They were working very hard to ensure the event came off without a glitch and all the guests were happy. They not only fulfilled the needs, but went the extra mile to offer suggestions and ideas to enhance our experience. For my family, it will be the event to remember in our life time. And, we thank you and the entire club for meeting, and exceeding our expectations."  6/07/17

      "We had a great time! The food was delicious, and the service the best! A special thank you to you for making the event fun and worry free- you were always there to make sure the event ran smoothly. Of course I would recommend the Lafayette Club, as we had two wedding receptions there in the last two years. Wonderful!" Janice

      "The Lafayette Club was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding 10/15/16... The entrees of filet mignon and walleye filets served to 230 people were received at the same time and correct temperature. Received very positive feedback from wedding guests."

      "Hosting my mother's celebration of life in your newly remodeled members lounge was absolutely wonderful. We had so many comments from all of our guests of how beautiful and comfortable the room was. The breakfast buffet was delicious and the service was superb. Thank you so much!" Kimberly

      "I can't begin to tell you what a pleasure it was working with you in preparation for our reception and you had things so well planned for us. I was on cloud nine for a week afterwards. Thank you so much!" Shirley

      "Our event went smooth and everyone was so great to work with! THANK YOU for all your hard work... it was enjoyed by all!" Cargill

      "Lafayette Club was the PERFECT venue for our wedding on July 17! We had an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception for a guest count of 220. What we loved about Lafayette is that everything was taken care of in one place. The ladies got ready in the beautiful new bridal suite, the guys hung out and dressed in the Governor's Room, we had a beautiful outdoor ceremony with the lake as the background, a fun cocktail hour, and a fabulous reception in the ballroom with the gorgeous chandeliers. Food and drinks were amazing - and all was handled on-site, which saved hassle with dealing with an outside caterer and ensured the food was quality, well-made and served at the appropriate temperature. Almost all of our guests have commented that our buffet was the best dinner they've ever had at a wedding. Lafayette was also great to accommodate gluten-intolerant and vegetation diet needs. Finally, the staff at Lafayette was the best part. Brenda, the event planner, had marvelous communication with me for any question or need I had leading up to the day. And, come wedding day, every member of the staff was attentive, helpful and friendly - especially when I got gum stuck on my dress! Truly a top-notch experience that was totally worth every penny! Definitely put our wedding day over the top!"

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Thank you to the following photographers: Rebecca Hahn, Paul Vincent Photography, Kelly Brown Weddings, Meg Ann Photography, Studio Laguna Photography, Vick Photography

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