El Cortez Don Room

702 Ash Street Lobby Level, San Diego, CA 92101 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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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65 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 4.3
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Emelyn · Married on 10/06/2018

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    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

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    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? $ 4,250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,900.00
  • 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? $ 4,250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,889.00
  • 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? $ 21.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine
  • 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

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  • San Diego Event Nanny
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    Incredible wedding venue!

  • San Diego Event Nanny
    San Diego Event Nanny Banquet Halls

    Incredible venue for weddings!

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    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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