There is really no building more iconic to Southern California than the Hotel del Coronado, and it's beachside location with beautiful grounds and views makes it a dream wedding destination spot in the San Diego area. "The Del" as it's lovingly referred to is the pinnacle of luxury, beach vibes, and grandeur, it is no wonder that Hollywood royalty have visited and filmed here for over 100 years (https://hoteldel.com/press/hollywood-connection/).
Holding a wedding or special occasion at Hotel del Coronado is really the perfect way to be a part of the magic and history of the location. Just a 10 minute ride from San Diego International Airport, the hotel sits on the west edge of the City of Coronado, and guests have opportunities to walk to all of the great shops and restaurants there. The Del also has it's own private beach, with numerous beachside activities like fire pits, volleyball, and sun bathing. You get to basically have a relaxing vacation at an all inclusive resort while enjoying time with family and friends and celebrating your wedding!
There are many spots to hold these celebrations all over the Hotel del Coronado property, both indoors and outside. One of the really great amenities they have are small patios right on the sand, where you can get a traditional "beach side wedding" while still not getting sand in your shoes. You can see from the pictures above, we really appreciated the deck and chairs so that we could still play comfortably but were less than a foot from the beach sand.
Inside the hotel are historic and gorgeous ballrooms of different sizes, so depending on how many people you're having or what type of vibe, you can certainly find it here. We are, of course, happy to assist in discussing music and what type of ensemble is right for the occasion you're planning. I think it is easy to say that incorporating live music in to your Hotel del Coronado wedding just allows you to keep that really classic feel going throughout the event.
Dan is the bassoonist & one of the founders of the LCQ.