El Cortez Don Room

702 Ash Street Lobby Level, San Diego, CA 92101 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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66 reviews
4.8 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 1 to 500
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About El Cortez Don Room

El Cortez Don Room and Terrace is a vintage wedding venue in San Diego, California. This elegant, historic venue has been around since 1927, and has been carefully restored to be the perfect location for hosting special events and weddings. With gorgeous 24-karat carved ceilings and beautiful mica glass chandeliers, this venue is sure to impress your guests and leave a lasting impression.

Facilities and Capacity
El Cortez Don Room and Terrace combines an intimate indoor space with 10,000 square feet of outdoor patio space, an urban fireplace, and a fountain. The maximum capacity for this venue is 500 people.

Services Offered
The professional staff at El Cortez Don Room and Terrace can provide excellent personalized event planning services, to give you your dream wedding. There are event rentals available to bring together all of the finishing touches. There is also the option for lighting/sound assistance, as well as help with the setup and cleanup of the event.

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66 Reviews for El Cortez Don Room

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Emelyn · Married on 10/06/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    THIS WAS THE BEST NIGHT! EVER!
    My husband and I married here this past weekend (10/6/18) and it completely blew away our expectations. We wanted a venue that was in downtown San Diego, had some city vibes, some romantic vibes, and could comfortably fit 200 people. I cannot believe I almost overlooked this venue. The moment we set foot in the Don Room we knew it was perfect. Then we stepped out onto the patio, turned around and pretty much immediately signed the paperwork.
    Jessica is absolutely incredible. We hired her as our day of coordinator and NOT ONE thing went wrong on Saturday. Everything ran so smoothly, it was seamless. She was so accommodating, always presenting multiple options and solutions to any obstacle, she is a pro.
    We had multiple people tell us this was the "best wedding they've ever attended" (we agree... in our humble, unbiased opinion).
    105% recommend. If we could relive this night we absolutely would, and we would not change ONE thing. Thank you!

    Sent on 10/09/2018
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    Maya Bethke · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Magical wedding💚💛💜💝

    Probably I am the Happiest Bride ever.. My wedding was magical at El Cortez! It’s really beautiful venue with a great vibes. Since the minute I arrive for the very first time, I immediately felt that this place is very special.
    I loved round dance floor and a lot of space. all tables are in the perfect circle, and all the guest could see each other. I immediately imagined my wedding decorations around and I felt in LOVE!!! The second time I felt in Love when I stepped outside and seen a terrace.
    Jessica, my wedding coordinator was a delight. So professional, kind and so attentive to all my requests. It was the biggest pleasure to work with her and her team.
    We got hundreds of compliments for the venue. All our guests were enjoying such a unique and gorgeous atmosphere.
    Highly recommended!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

    Sent on 11/20/2018

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El Cortez Don Room FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4250
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2900
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 4250
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2889
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Lighting/Sound
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 21
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    February
    March
    April
    June
    July
    August

Real Weddings

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    COOL SUMMER WEDDINGS AT EL CORTEZ!

    BOOK YOUR SUMMER WEDDING FOR JUNE, JULY OR AUGUST, 2020 AND RECEIVE $250.00 OFF A SATURDAY, $150.00 OFF A FRIDAY OR $150.00 OFF A SUNDAY. THE DON ROOM AND TERRACE AT EL CORTEZ IN THE SUMMER? SO COOL!

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    Incredible wedding venue!

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    Incredible venue for weddings!

  • Unveiled Wedding Dresses

    The El Cortez Don Room is elegant, sophisticated and rich with San Diego history. The Don room is a beautiful and unforgettable wedding venue. Go check it out!

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  • 702 Ash Street Lobby Level, Lobby Level San Diego, California, 92101 See on map
    619-338-8338 (109) (Phone number)
    6193388339 (Fax Number)
    Event Sales Offices: Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm
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