Step into a world of timeless romance and coastal California enchantment at Hotel del Coronado. Known to many as “The Del,” Hotel del Coronado has a rich and storied history that involves real-life love stories set against a backdrop of Victorian elegance and ocean views. For well over a century, The Del has been the quintessential destination for legendary weddings, captivating couples with its historic charm and architectural beauty. Rachel McCoy, Director of Social Catering Sales, shares more about celebrating love at Hotel del Coronado.

GO: When is your busiest time of year, and how far in advance should couples book if they hope to secure a date during those months? 

A: August- October are busiest. We recommend starting to look 18 months out in order to be booking 1 year in advance.

GO: Is there a type of wedding that fits best with your venue? (i.e. Traditional, glamorous, bohemian, rustic, etc.)

A: All types of wedding work well! From casual beach weddings (toes in the sand) to formal black tie, we have venues for every taste.

GO: In what type(s) of cuisine does your culinary team specialize? Are dishes and drinks available for customization.

A: Modern Baja American cuisine, with plenty of opportunity to customize. A large number of our Culinary Team are classically trained in Europe, and we have an exceptional pastry Team to craft desserts and cakes.

GO: What facilities, restaurants, or catering options do you have available for wedding week events like welcome dinners or post-wedding farewell brunches?

A: Multiple venues- highlight roast as an option- Laundry is very popular with couples looking for a casual option for a pre-wedding celebration. PDR in Serẽa for more intimate rehearsal dinners.

GO: What type of activities are available for guests to partake in during a wedding weekend?

A: Recreation activities, surf, bike, pool, Del Beach, dining options, spa, shopping in hotel and around the island, roast, historic tours and ice house museum, boats to downtown.

GO: What are some nearby attractions that guests can visit?

A: Coronado beach, San Diego Bay, downtown San Diego, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park, Sea World, local craft brewery scene, Petco park, golf courses…

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