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Lafayette Club Wedding

About the Lafayette Club

The Lafayette Club in Minnetonka is a Spanish-style beautiful private Country club in the shore of Lake Minnetonka.

Its origins go back to 1882 when it was first built as Hotel by James J Hill . Afte r a fire destroyed it in 1897 James J Hill deeded the land to the Lafayette founders and it returned as a social club in 1899 until it was burnt again in 1922. Lafayette’s current clubhouse was built in 1925 to be the now distinguished club and hotel .

Weddings at Lafayette Club

Lafayette Club is one of the most memorable Historic venue for weddings and special events ! It has a lovely Waterfront view and Gardens surrounding the Club House and a gorgeous Crystal Ballroom with an enclosed veranda overlooking the lake, hardwood floors and crystal chandeliers.

The lakeside garden area surrounding the Clubhouse is perfect for ceremonies and cocktail hours!

The capacity of the venue is 300+ guests.

Wedding Preparation at the Lafayette Club

 The James J Jill Bridal Suite is bright and spacious, surrounded by large mirrors and private deck. 

Couple Photos Inside


The big white doors surrounding the reception space are filled with natural light . The white in contrast with the warmth lights from the chandelier is is a lovely space for a couple’s photography session.

Bridal Party Shots

Lafayette Club Wedding Reception Space


The main Crystal Ballroom  transforms into a banquet hall for up to 550 guests at your Minneapolis Wedding reception.

Crystal Bay Garden 

Couple celebrating their wedding at the Lafayette Club

Why we loved this Lafayette Club Wedding

The Lafayettes Club’s bright , romantic style will transport you to your dreams. We absolutely love this venue, from the inside to the outside to the little nooks! In front of the Minnetonka Lake, and the sunset in front, makes for some awesome photographs. We truly the love the creative space for the reception, the white doors, and the many opportunities for beautiful photos!

Lafayette Club Wedding Amenities include

  • Dressing Room
  • Ceremony Area
  • On-Site Accommodations for Preparations
  • Indoor and Outdoor (uncovered) Event Space
  • Reception Area
  • Gardens
  • Lakefront
  • Trees
  • Wireless Internet

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Lafayette Club

Do I have to be a member of the Club to have a wedding there?

You don’t need to be a Lafayette Club member to host your event. 

Can we choose our own caterer for our wedding?

The venue offers their own (fantastic!) catering. An Executive Chef will meet with you to arrange a custom menu.

Can my guests stay at the Hotel?


The Club has 17 hotel rooms for overnight stays for you, your family and friends!

How far is the Lafayette Club from the cities?

Located on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, the Club is 25 minutes west of Minneapolis.

Lafayette club is located at 800 Northview Road, Minnetonka Beach MN 55361

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