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Lafayette Inn

Stanardsville , VA

LOCATION

146 E. Main Street
Stanardsville, VA US 22973 (map)

PHONE

434-985-6345

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Historic Inn established in 1840. Seven Inn rooms on property and a full service kitchen. ILoveInn's recognized the Lafayette Inn as "One of America's top 10 B&B/Inn Wedding Locations".... Read more
Historic Inn established in 1840. Seven Inn rooms on property and a full service kitchen. ILoveInn's recognized the Lafayette Inn as "One of America's top 10 B&B/Inn Wedding Locations". This honor was received after interviewing former brides from the Inn. Aside from the assistance in planning a smooth wedding and reception, the food is not lost in the picture. The Lafayette Inn was awarded "Virginia's Restaurant of the Year" at this years Food and Wine Society Banquet. Read less
Catering , Wedding Venue

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, Italian, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
125

REVIEWS

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busybride
Wedding:
5/17/2013
2.3/5.0
We were pleased with Alan's service until the night of the event. He is very communicative over several months of the planning process. His pricing is reasonable. And frankly, his food is excellent. All of our guests raved about it.

However, we were appalled by his inability to follow through with the agreed upon plans. He agreed to provide a wait staff for our buffet dinner to serve the food, bus the tables, then cut and serve the cake. This service he provided was not what we had previously discussed, and furthermore, he seemed unable to work with our reception coordinator.

When it was time to bus the tables after the meal, he asked our coordinator to ask our guests to get out of their seats and leave the area so his staff could bus the tables. He never indicated during our planning that it was necessary for our guests to leave the tables. Since it was raining outside and the dinner was moved inside according to our rain plan, expecting guests to move was unreasonable. The coordinator asked him to bus the tables while everyone was seated. He would not.

The dirty plates remained piled on the table until he decided enough of the guests were milling around that he could order his staff to collect them. This flustered our coordinator who consequently brought this problem to us as we were visiting with our guests. By this time, our reception was more than 45 minutes behind schedule. Alan and his staff then insisted on delaying the cake cutting because the tables were not completely bused.

Under time pressure, we made the decision to start the ceremonial cutting, expecting Alan would take the cue and free up his staff to serve it while speeches were being made. This was the plan we agreed on, but he did no such thing. Our coordinator cut and served the cake with the help of some of our guests (!!) and Alan sent one member of his staff after nearly everyone had been served.
We were pleased with Alan's service until the night of the event. He is very communicative over several months of the Read more...
We were pleased with Alan's service until the night of the event. He is very communicative over several months of the planning process. His pricing is reasonable. And frankly, his food is excellent. All of our guests raved about it.

However, we were appalled by his inability to follow through with the agreed upon plans. He agreed to provide a wait staff for our buffet dinner to serve the food, bus the tables, then cut and serve the cake. This service he provided was not what we had previously discussed, and furthermore, he seemed unable to work with our reception coordinator.

When it was time to bus the tables after the meal, he asked our coordinator to ask our guests to get out of their seats and leave the area so his staff could bus the tables. He never indicated during our planning that it was necessary for our guests to leave the tables. Since it was raining outside and the dinner was moved inside according to our rain plan, expecting guests to move was unreasonable. The coordinator asked him to bus the tables while everyone was seated. He would not.

The dirty plates remained piled on the table until he decided enough of the guests were milling around that he could order his staff to collect them. This flustered our coordinator who consequently brought this problem to us as we were visiting with our guests. By this time, our reception was more than 45 minutes behind schedule. Alan and his staff then insisted on delaying the cake cutting because the tables were not completely bused.

Under time pressure, we made the decision to start the ceremonial cutting, expecting Alan would take the cue and free up his staff to serve it while speeches were being made. This was the plan we agreed on, but he did no such thing. Our coordinator cut and served the cake with the help of some of our guests (!!) and Alan sent one member of his staff after nearly everyone had been served. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Lafayette Inn responded with the following comments:

(If I double replied- my apology, we just lost power mid-reply).

We saw things differently, and certainly apologize for the way you apparently viewed things. Regardless, we appreciated the opportunity to serve you and felt your guests enjoyed themselves as well. (The ones that stayed at our end responded positively in the morning as well).

Once again, we apologize for a difference of understanding, but "Thank you" for letting us be part of your special day.
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Trixxie
Wedding:
5/14/2010
4.8/5.0
We reserved the whole inn for my daughter's wedding in April and had a wonderful stay. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast was wonderful. There is a little bit of street noise, but that did not interfere with sleeping. We would stay again.
We reserved the whole inn for my daughter's wedding in April and had a wonderful stay. The rooms are lovely and the Read more...
We reserved the whole inn for my daughter's wedding in April and had a wonderful stay. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast was wonderful. There is a little bit of street noise, but that did not interfere with sleeping. We would stay again. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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MigenMigen
Wedding:
12/6/2008
4.8/5.0
The Lafayette Inn is a beautiful historic B&B surrounded by gorgeous grounds and located in the heart of a very small town. The Inn offers gourmet dining and a warm elegant atmosphere. The Innkeepers also offer wedding packages where they will coordinate your event with local vendors to provide photography, flowers, music, transportation, the officiant, and even wine-tasting tours for guests. With only 4 months to plan my wedding I was very happy to find Alan and the staff at The Lafayette. Everything was beautiful and our wedding data was magical! I still have guests telling me about how much they loved the food.
The Lafayette Inn is a beautiful historic B&B surrounded by gorgeous grounds and located in the heart of a very small Read more...
The Lafayette Inn is a beautiful historic B&B surrounded by gorgeous grounds and located in the heart of a very small town. The Inn offers gourmet dining and a warm elegant atmosphere. The Innkeepers also offer wedding packages where they will coordinate your event with local vendors to provide photography, flowers, music, transportation, the officiant, and even wine-tasting tours for guests. With only 4 months to plan my wedding I was very happy to find Alan and the staff at The Lafayette. Everything was beautiful and our wedding data was magical! I still have guests telling me about how much they loved the food. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
8/5/2006
4.0/5.0
I loved the Lafayette Inn as an intimate setting for our rehearsal dinner. We had a private room for 50 guests and had the outside patio and garden for the cocktail hour. My only complaint is that they use a little too much butter in some of their dishes. It can sometimes be a bit too rich. Other than that, we were completely satisfied.
I loved the Lafayette Inn as an intimate setting for our rehearsal dinner. We had a private room for 50 guests and had the Read more...
I loved the Lafayette Inn as an intimate setting for our rehearsal dinner. We had a private room for 50 guests and had the outside patio and garden for the cocktail hour. My only complaint is that they use a little too much butter in some of their dishes. It can sometimes be a bit too rich. Other than that, we were completely satisfied. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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