Lafayette Club

Lafayette Club

Are you seeking an elegant lakeside venue for your special event?  The Lafayette Club provides traditional elegance and a magnificent setting on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.  The Lafayette has gained a reputation as a premier venue for weddings, parties, meetings, and other special occasions.

The story of the Lafayette Club goes back to the 1880s when a grand hotel opened on the site.  The hotel hosted many famous visitors, including several United States Presidents.  Unfortunately, the original hotel was destroyed by fire in 1897.  The Lafayette Club, a private membership club,  began on the site in 1899.  The current clubhouse dates to 1925.  

The Lafayette Club takes advantage of its incredible location on the shore of Lake Minnetonka.  In addition to lake activities, such as boating, paddleboarding, and fishing, the presence of the lake delights the senses throughout the club facilities.  Golfers enjoy practicing their game on a nine-hole course with lovely lake views.  Tennis enthusiasts compete on clay and hard courts.  Members build their fitness level at a 3400 square foot fitness center that is designed to soothe exercisers with tantalizing views of Lake Minnetonka.  Indoor and outdoor pools entice swimmers into the water for exercise and fun.

Delicious dining is a hallmark of the Lafayette Club.  Dining options range from formal to informal settings.  The club hosts thematic dinners, such as lakeside barbecues and special menu nights, featuring items like Thursday Pasta and Saturday Prime Rib.

Generations of Twin Cities families have relied on The Lafayette Club as a venue for weddings.  This site has earned a stellar reputation as a wedding venue.  As Molly noted on WeddingWire, “phenomenal service, food, and venue!  It had always been my dream to be married at the Lafayette Club, and it was an amazing experience all around.  Their guest rooms are phenomenal as well.”

Event planners work with you to customize your special occasion.  The Lafayette Club is available to host weddings, meetings, and parties for two to six hundred guests.  The gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces include the Crystal Ballroom that opens onto a sun porch with stunning views of Crystal Bay.  The event planning team involves the catering, banquet, and beverage departments in the planning and execution stages to ensure a seamless event.

Wedding parties appreciate the luxurious on-site guest rooms.  Guests choose from lakeside rooms, suites, and deluxe suites.  The bridal suite includes lovely amenities like a pedestal base with surrounding mirrors,  three station vanity, kitchenette and a relaxing deck.

The Lafayette Club combines traditional gracefulness honed by generations of experience and breathtaking views of Lake Minnetonka with top-notch service and amenities.  The event planning professionals and staff at the Lafayette Club master each detail so that you can relax and delight in your special occasion.

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