For over 125 years, Hotel del Coronado has been an iconic venue on the California coast, playing host to a stream of glamorous weddings over the decades. Also known as “The Del,” this historic hotel combines the opulence of Old Hollywood with California’s quintessential air of relaxation. From beach ceremonies to lavish ballroom receptions, here’s what you need to know about planning your own Hotel del Coronado wedding.
GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Iconic, Romantic and Luxurious
GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: We have done anywhere from 1 month to 3 years, and everything in between. No matter your time frame, we are honored to be a part of your romantic history.
GO: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: We recommend 13 elite wedding planning companies that you can choose from and hire to come onsite to help you through the wedding process.
GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: Yes, our resort has 757 guest room accommodations. Our largest indoor event space accommodates 900 guests, and our largest outdoor event space accommodates 1,500.
GO: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: Ceremony – Windsor Lawn, North and Main Beach, Paseo Lawns, Garden Patio and Vista Walk. Reception – Crown Room, Ballroom, Coronet, Carousel, Windsor Complex and Garden Room.
GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that the property offers a couple?
A: The Hotel del Coronado was built so that once you have checked in, you never really have to leave. With 7 different dining concepts, 9 retail shops, an ice cream shop, and many fun activities – such as painting by the sea, specialty wine dinners, and mermaid fitness – your friends and family who travel in for your wedding would have an amazing time!
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding. Tell us about your menu customization.
A: Our Executive Chef Stefan who is Austrian is always happy to customize for each couple. He prides himself in learning about each couple’s tastes and creating together the perfect meal for their special day.
GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What does The Del offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: For being a world-famous luxury resort that spans over 28 acres, the Hotel del Coronado offers a boutique-like atmosphere and personalized custom service you would expect from an intimate venue.