1 Lafayette Street, Pontiac, MI
Proudly situated in Pontiac, MI, the Lafayette Grande is an elegant wedding venue for sophisticated nuptial festivities. Built in the ‘20s, this open and airy hall with its splendid interiors transports couples and their guests to another era, though without the prohibition. With fantastic staircases, an antique elevator, and extraordinary architectural details throughout, this event center gets the party twisting and turning in glamor. Constructed in 1923, this building has served as a Masonic temple, the Oakland county government building, and a site for restaurants. Since 1977 it has functioned as a banquet hall, providing couples with full-service catering and a historic reception venue. The largest of the Lafayette Grande’s halls, the Grande Ballroom, is able to host a wedding celebration of up to 500 guests, for a true evening in extravagant grandeur. Also available are the Crystal and Lafayette Ballrooms, with all three event spaces designed in a similar classic style. Ornate swirling columns and molding adorn the ballroom walls, all of which are carefully restored and preserved. To tone down the intricate embellishments for a more understated look, the spaces are painted in washes of white, pale blue, and pastel yellow. Distinctive amongst many ballrooms, there are multiple floors with balconies and elevated seating areas. For smaller events, they have the Pontiac Lounge, with marbled floors and rich wood walls, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. No matter the space a couple chooses, the rooms are sure to delight and enthrall guests for a memorable evening. At the Lafayette Grande, couples can avail of their refined and expansive selection of food and decorations. Buffet, family-style, and plated are all options, as well as desserts and late-night snacks to keep guests fed throughout the evening. The linen and place setting assortments are enormous. With an abundance of hues and different sized tables, couples can create table layouts that speak to their vision. If none of these are suitable, couples are more than welcome to bring in their own decorators. An on-site kitchen ensures that the cuisine prepared that evening is fresh. Valet and free parking are provided for guest convenience. In addition, get ready rooms allow the wedding party to prepare in comfort.