Hotel at the Lafayette – Buffalo, NY

Wedding Venue Photography

The Hotel Lafayette has been welcoming guests for over 113 years, and continues to be a historical and architectural landmark for the City of Buffalo. A handsome red brick and white terra cotta French Renaissance-style building, it was designed principally by Louise Blanchard Bethune, the first professional woman architect in the country, and the first female member of the American Institute of Architects.

The Hotel Lafayette opened its doors in June 1904 and was immediately hailed as one of the fifteen finest hotels in the United States. With hot and cold running water in all bathrooms, and telephones in all rooms, the seven-story hotel offered “the best that science, art and experience can offer for the comfort of the traveling public.” Soon after, an addition doubled the size of the hotel, and fifty years later it was still operating as a luxury 400 room hotel. The hotel underwent a major renovation in the late 1940’s, introducing many of the Art Deco elements still seen throughout the hotel today.

Following decades of hospitality, the hotel was faithfully restored in 2012 to return it to its original splendor and welcome a new generation of guests. The Hotel Lafayette is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and currently offers a total of 57 boutique guest rooms, each with a unique design and experience. In addition, the Hotel offers over 13500 square feet of event space, including many original spaces that have been meticulously restored.

Hotel at the Lafayette

Heather Bellini Head Shot - Main Photographer

Heather Bellini

Owner - Lead Photographer

Award Winning Wedding & Event Photographer serving Buffalo, NY and beyond. Whether it’s Buffalo NY Wedding Photography, Special Events or a Stellar Headshot… I will make being photographed a comfortable and fun experience so that you have images to cherish for a lifetime!

After earning a degree in photography, I continued my education and earned a masters degree in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. After a decade, I left the mental health field and picked up my camera full-time, pursued creativity, and built the business of my dreams!

Photos of my brides and grooms have been published in magazines & blogs such as The Knot, Buffalo Rising & Bridal Hot List.

Silver, Gold & Platinum Wedding Collections at Heather Bellini Photography include a FREE engagement session. This helps us get to know each other, and lets your personal style shine.

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