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Reception
$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$26 per person
Reception
$10,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$26 per person
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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is a tropical wedding venue located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that provides an iconic and scenic setting for an unforgettable celebration. This captivating property has been honoring some of the best Caribbean traditions for over 60 years, creating distinctive and elegant wedding experiences across generations.

Facilities and Capacity
The hotel has 40,000 square feet of elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, letting you hold celebrations for 10 and extravagant affairs for 800. Celebrate your ceremony outdoors under the 300-year-old Banyan tree or exchange your vows barefoot on the white sands of the award-winning Isla Verde Beach. The Grand Ballroom is a large space that features 18-foot ceilings and a beautiful terrace that can be used for a cocktail hour before the reception. El San Juan Beach Club restaurant is an outdoor paradise that is perfect for oceanfront weddings and cocktail receptions, letting you and your guests experience a true Caribbean wedding.

Services Offered
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel creates a personal touch for every wedding so that couples can get that one-of-a-kind experience they are looking for. Their professional team of event planners will infuse every detail of your event with creative festivity, seamlessly blending traditions with personalized and spirited touches. They will provide you with impeccable service and ensure that you get a sophisticated celebration that can be enjoyed by all of your guests. These are the services they provide:

  • Spa and fitness center
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Glassware and linens
  • Chairs and tables
  • Audio equipment and lighting

Accommodation
Guests at this hotel will feel completely immersed in the island culture, with access to rooms and suites that celebrate San Juan’s subtle ocean hues and warm textures. They offer a range of newly renovated poolside rooms, oceanfront villas with amazing views, and suites that pay tribute to the hotel’s timeless heritage and sophistication.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$15,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$10,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$26

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
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
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
March
April
May
June
July
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
August
September
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4.7 out of 5 rating
146 Reviews
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
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Sean P. Sent on 07/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

If You Are Looking For Class, Elegance & Great Service - Look No Further

We just had our wedding at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel and wow… Wow is really an understatement to how we are feeling when it comes to the overall experience that we had working with this venue as our wedding venue. Really - we are still stuck somewhere on cloud 9 which nearly a week later is such a great feeling to have.

For starters - let’s just talk about Vilmarie! Hands down one of the best people we have ever worked with. Vilmarie is an absolute professional who just understands her business so well. Through this review, we will reference VIlmarie a lot and that is because she has always just been so amazing to us and has done everything she can to accommodate us. Vilmarie is a true asset to the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel.

Starting with location, the ESJ is located a quick 5 minute ride from SJU Airport which was one of the reasons we had considered this hotel as a location of interest in our initial wedding venue searches. To give the full picture, we toured 4 venues. The Hacienda Siesta Alegre, The Wyndham Rio Mar, El San Juan Hotel and Hotel El Convento - all in that order. Each venue had its own beauty to it, but ultimately, when we stopped at the ESJ, we knew then this was the place. We gauged event spaces in all of them, but we also gauged the service we received in each of them too when it came to showing us the spaces. Vilmarie by and far exceeded the experience that we had at the other three venues. She was punctual, no-pressure, super knowledgeable and was already showing many signs of being accommodating to whatever it is we needed. After meeting with her, we knew then this would be the place of choice.

Once we set a date, we were quoted a price for our wedding of 100. The price was competitive to that of the other venues that we were looking at. Let’s put it this way - all four were within about $2500 of each other. The date we had originally wanted ended up not being available, but we were not 100% set on the date anyways so it worked out great and we were able to pick a day that worked well for us. We wanted our wedding under the Banyan Tree. Throughout the months leading up to our wedding, Vilmarie would reach out for check-in’s with us to make sure all is well and anytime we had questions, she was also very quick to respond whenever we reached out to hear. Usually within 24 hours we would hear back from her.

When it came to our food tasting; they made this feel so special. The Chico Cabaret was closed off and we did the tasting there. The food at our tasting was second to none. We were so impressed. What we were even more impressed with was how Vilmarie was taking pictures of all the food as it came out as she mentioning this is the product they are selling us and want to make sure it comes out that way even if there is a different chef working the day of our event. This. This was impressive and just a step above.

Going to touch on the room block real quick too. We only did one block for our wedding at the ESJ hotel and Vilmarie and her team were super accomodating to ensure that all of our family had a great stay. This was again, just a step above.

Let’s talk about the wedding weekend now! We had booked our Rehearsal Dinner at Cana, one of the restaurants onsite and let me just tell you, wow! The food was incredible and price generally speaking was very competitive. There was a small snafu when it came to seating in the restaurant that Vilmarie was able to overcome for us ahead of the date of the rehearsal. Vilmarie was very focused on making sure that we had a good, stress free experience. Our rehearsal dinner went off without a hitch. The service in Cana was unreal. The three servers that we had, they did incredible.

Wedding day was so very exciting for us - we had so much fun getting ready. We were given the wedding suite and oh my, this suite was incredible. We had getting ready spaces, but ended up all in the wedding suite because the views of Isla Verde were just incredible. Vilmarie was present through the wedding and made sure that she worked in tandem with our Wedding Coordinator, Wanda Garcia (highly recommend her for your wedding by the way - she can be found under “WG Special Events”). Their collaboration is so important and it is clear that Wanda and Vilmarie consistently work very well together.

Despite Mother Nature nearly foiling our plan to get married under the Banyan Tree - the weather held out and we had a beautiful ceremony there. We had our reception in the Grand Ballroom and this space was perfect for our 100 guests. Everything fired just as it should. The food was incredible, the drinks amazing, but let’s talk about plating service. This by and far exceeded our expectations. We had asked about having all courses of dinner plated and served within an hour. The staff CRANKED the food out and had dinner complete within the time frame that we had requested. There is nothing worse then going to a wedding and the kitchen not being ready. With ESJ - this definitely is not the case!

Vilmarie came to check-in with us during dinner and we could see how happy she was for us and the overall event. Having people who care for the event that you are working on is so important and we are tremendously grateful for the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel. Not only was Vilmarie excited for the event, but others who work within the resort were excited for us and when we saw them the next day, they were so excited to see pictures. This is warming. This is the kind of service that will bring us back to the ESJ. We could really go on and on about our experience and how amazing it was, but I think we’ve made that ample clear.

From S&G, 7/10/22 - thank you Vilmarie and ESJ team for creating a literal lifetime of memories for us in just one weekend.
Nikki
Nikki G. Sent on 02/15/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection

After considering and touring countless vendors for our wedding in Puerto Rico, we decided to go with the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel. The main factors that played in to this were a fun, friendly, conveneint location, being only an 8 minute cab ride to the airport. The hotel itself which is timeless, absoultely gorgeous, classy and all of the countless, beautiful amenties it offers. The third and extremely important factor is the event coordinator Vilmarie. We experienced many throughout this journey and none could even compare to Vilmarie. She is extremely professional, attentive and has 25 years of experience working as the event coordinator at the El San Juan. She made this whole process extremely easy and played a huge part in making sure all of our requests came to fruition. I knew having Vilmarie there as our event coordinator allowed for one less thing I had to worry about amongst the 1000 others while planning our wedding. She was also very accomodating and helped us with a few special requests including setting up our pool party the following day for my husband and I to enjoy with our guests. The wedding venue is gorgeous, we went with the Grand Ballroom. Thankfully the weather was on our side for the beach ceremony, although should it not have been the backup ceremony venue was also very nice. I cannot reccommend the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, all of the staff and Vilmarie enough for helping us pull off the wedding of our dreams.
Kathy
Kathy S. Sent on 03/17/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent!

The Fairmont el San Juan Hotel is a cut above the rest. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and the stay there was amazing! They treat you like royalty and every single person that works there makes you feel special. We will return year after year to celebrate! Thank you Vilmarie for your outstanding service!
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You can't go wrong with the San Juan Hotel, you will have the perfect combination for a wedding, since you have the elegant and romantic site, but also the party night fun ambient. The staff is amazing and very detail oriented, they will help you from start to finish to make sure your day goes perfect!!!

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We have been very fortunate to provide our services at El San Juan Resort for several years and we have a great experience every time we do. Expect nothing but the best from this venue and staff.

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Fairmont El San Juan Hotel frequently asked questions

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Fairmont El San Juan Hotel includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
The space offered by Fairmont El San Juan Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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