The Don Room at El Cortez opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1927, nestled atop San Diego’s prestigious Cortez Hill, this carefully restored landmark has been hosting San Diego ‘s finest events for nearly 100 years.

The Don Room at El Cortez opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1927. Nestled atop San Diego’s prestigious Cortez Hill, this carefully restored landmark has been hosting San Diego’s finest events for nearly 100 years.

Deemed as one of the best San Diego historic wedding venues and a first-class corporate holiday party venue, The Don Room offers a luxurious, gorgeous setting for you and your guests to celebrate the most special occasions worthy of the finest location in the city.

With exquisite lighting, a “Lounge Line”, terrace trees, exclusive details and luxurious furniture, adornments and decorative accents, there is no better wedding venue in San Diego for your special event than The Don Room. The classic, stunningly beautiful room is ideal for any event, from cocktail parties to weddings to corporate events. We can accommodate up to 230 guests, and have pre-determined placement layouts for various sizes of groups to ensure the utmost in space and comfort.

The Don Room and Special Event Services

Every attention to detail has been considered and carefully placed and planned; we offer the finest and most experienced event planners to keep you stress-free and able to focus on other important matters regarding your event. You may want to take advantage of our beverage services for your event as well, offering to serve a wide array of signature drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Set the mood of your San Diego wedding or special event with one of our preferred disc jockeys, and enlist the services of one of the professional photography artists recommended by The Don Room staff. We also provide recommendations for invitation designers and floral designers, all of whom have shown a great respect for the intimate nature of The Don Room and are very professional.

The Terrace at The Don Room

Our Terrace provides 10,000 square feet of room for your guests to mingle and chat as they delight in the ambiance of the urban fireplace. The fountain is a popular focal point for San Diego weddings, and you may want to join with your guests in celebration under a grand gazebo. You might enjoy hosting an event here with décor such as an arbor, rose topiary, candles, and even man-made snow! Your guests can mingle in between The Don Room and The Terrace, making the most of their time while celebrating your special event.

Contact The Don Room Today

Known as one of the most beautiful wedding locations in San Diego, The Don Room promises an event to remember! When you book your event with The Don Room, we ensure that everything is perfect, and guarantee that even the most discerning guest on your invite list will enjoy a fun, memorable and magnificent time. Contact The Don Room now to get started!


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