Frequently Asked Questions

Pricing & Rental Information

What is the rental fee and what is included in that price?

We charge a Per Person price for all events. Our event prices include food, standard beverage service, staff, the rental space, parking, tables, chairs, white tablecloths & choice of colored napkins, white or black table skirting for common tables, utensils, and dishes.

For weddings, we also include Champagne Toast for head table, cutting of the wedding cake, serving of the Bride & Groom.

What is the current base pricing:

Grande Ballroom (up to 500 guests):

Saturday’s | Minimum of 150 People

  • $55 per person for buffet dinner
  • $60 per person for family-style dinner
  • $60 per person for sit-down dinner

Friday & Sunday | Minimum of 125 people

  • $50 per person for buffet dinner
  • $55 per person for family-style dinner
  • $55 per person for sit-down dinner

Crystal Ballroom (up to 350 guests):

Saturday’s | Minimum of 125 People

  • $55 per person for buffet dinner
  • $60 per person for family-style dinner
  • $60 per person for sit-down dinner

Friday & Sunday | Minimum of 100 people

  • $50 per person for buffet dinner
  • $55 per person for family-style dinner
  • $55 per person for sit-down dinner

There is a 6% sales tax added to every order, and a 20% service fee is assessed on the total, not including the tax.

How much is the booking fee, when is it due, and is it refundable? What's the payment plan for the entire bill?

There is a $1,000 non-refundable booking fee at reservation. A $1,000 non-refundable payment is due 180 days before, and $1,000 non-refundable payment is due 90 days before.

Full payment is required 10 days prior to the event date. Also due 10 days before the event is the final guest count and menu selections.

We accept cash, certified funds, checks, and credit card payments (at 3% for credit card payments).

All deposits & payments are non-refundable.

Can I bring in a cake from an outside vendor? Is there a fee for cutting the cake?

While we offer cakes and cake service, you’re permitted to bring in a cake or other desserts. It must be delivered and set up on the day of the event. We do not charge for cutting the cake – it’s included in all wedding packages.

Can I have my ceremony here as well? How much is it? Is the ceremony room close to the ballrooms? How much time is allowed for the rehearsal?

Yes, we have Ceremony places, directly off of the Grande Ballroom and Crystal Ballroom. We charge $500 for the ceremony. We permit 1 hour for rehearsal.

Do you allow chocolate fountains?

No. No outside food or beverage is permitted. Including chocolate fountains (this one time, we had a guest knock their fountain over once, wow it sure was a disaster). See our cake policy above.

Accommodations & Building Information

Are there changing areas for the Bride & Groom?

There are bridal suites connected to both the Crystal and Grande Ballrooms. There is space for the groomsman to change.

Is the site handicap accessible?

Yes, the site is handicap accessible. We have elevators and ramps throughout for wheelchair access. Be reminded that our facility was built nearly 100 years ago, and it is a registered historical site, and there are limitations to what changes we can make. The elevator is vintage to the build date of the building & there are stairs leading to the ballrooms as well.

Can we do a food tasting before finalizing our menu selection? If so, is there an additional charge?

We have tastings once a month. They are free for the Bride & Groom, and $10 per person for others. For more information about our upcoming tastings, please visit our Tastings Page.

Can you accommodate a DJ or live band?

The Crystal, and Grande Ballrooms both are equipped with a full stage, lighting, and plenty of outlets. The ballrooms are acoustically designed, and we can accommodate anything from a full orchestra to a 32 piece band to a DJ.

How many restrooms are there?

Each ballroom has a large men’s restroom and women’s restroom.

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes. We are fully insured.

Do you have a preferred vendor list?

No. We provide the food, beverages, space, tables, chairs, and linens. You are free to bring in your own Photographer, DJ, Flowers, Coordinator etc.

Availability, Rules & Policies

What dates are available for the month I'd like to have my event?

For available dates, please contact us at (248) 334-6999, or at events@lafayettegrande.com or by sending us a contact note here.

Can I bring my own beer, wine, or champagne? Can I bring in other alcohol?

No. We are licensed to serve liquor, beer, wine, and champagne. We have a wide selection of alcohol and trained bar staff to cater to your needs. Please see about our Bar & Beverage Service. We will not serve alcohol to minors, intoxicated or disorderly persons. We reserve the right to refuse bar service to anyone.

What time can my vendors start setting up on the day of the wedding?

You have access to your rented space(s) beginning at 9 a.m. the day of the event. There are no exceptions or prior day set-ups permitted. Entertainment should be set-up at least a half hour before guests arrive.

How much time do we have to remove decorations, and equipment?

Once the bar closes, you have 1 hour to remove your decorations, including centerpieces. This policy includes DJ’s and entertainment set-ups.

Are there decoration guidelines?

We must approve all centerpieces and decorations before the event for the safety of your guests. Please schedule all outside vendor appointments must in advance at our availability.

Decorations are permitted in the rented ballroom(s) only. Foyer, Entrances, Elevator, stairwell are off limits.

Please, please do not rearrange, move or remove any furniture or artwork. We will set up tables/rooms in a way that meets the needs of your guests and makes the facility look amazing. Also, no last minute changes or more tables will be made/set up during events.

To promote safety: Glitter, confetti, flower petals (roses too), rice, potpourri, stones, sand, fake snow, real snow, rocks, balloons, bird seed, ribbon paper, sprinkles, paper airplanes, lavender buds, pom-poms. Some of these items will hurt guests, put out eyes, and create a slip hazard on our gleaming floors. Balloons float to the ceiling, and they’re hard to get down.

The following decorations will not be permitted: Fog machines, excessive flames, or smoke. Excessive smoke and fog machines will set off the fire alarm, which will result in the fire department responding and levying fines for the false alarm.