The octagon shaped Don Room with 24-karat gold carved ceiling makes a grand setting for an elegant wedding and our 10,000 square foot “urban” Terrace is a generous location for a pre-reception cocktail party or ceremony. The unexpected Terrace fireplace creates a special glow your guests will certainly take pleasure from.

To make each event a perfect signature of our host, we rely upon a small group of preferred caterers. We think the ultimate success of an event comes from the hearts and hands of companies you can trust with your most important occasion. You will find a group of companies listed on our website who are trained professionals dedicated to providing consistent and precise work at this historic site.

Our in house exclusives are the best in the business. Our fine event seating is represented by Tavolo Chaise, LLC and their superb equipment never damages our unique and nearly 100 year old floor. There is a myriad of seating options for the Don Room and no matter the style, each set is flawlessly implemented.

El Cortez beverage services are provided by Best Beverage Catering. The professionals at ” BBC ” will create a specialty bar for your most discerning guests such as; fruity martinis, cosmos and classic mojitos. If it is delicious wine you want to share, the list is wide-ranging and always complements your chosen menu.

Rental of the Don Room and Terrace represents an entire day at El Cortez. We are proud to host your special day, so we do not host more than one event per day. This approach provides a more relaxing, fun and memorable experience for you, your family, and friends.

Whether your style is simple elegance or lavish design, our chosen caterers, photographers and event planners concentrate on making your most important day special from start to finish…seamlessly!

Rental of the Don Room and Terrace Includes:

• Assistance in Design Themes and Styles
• Referrals of Appropriate & Reputable Caterers/Vendors
• Scheduling and Attending Meetings with Caterers/Vendors
• Facilitating Seating Arrangements
• Expediting Food and Beverage Services
• Personal Assistance at El Cortez in Months Prior to the Event
• Scheduling Onsite Rehearsals
• Event Manager to cater to your needs during the event
• Post Evening Cleaning

To help in preparing for your big day, it is a good idea to determine a budget as early as possible as this measure will probably be the most important factor in the planning process. An open dialogue with each other and family members if assisting, of what you both want for your big day and ultimately are able to spend on the wedding makes good sense. This is important not only for both of you, but will also assist your vendors. It is considered key information for potential caterers, venues, florists, bakers, etc. to know in advance how much you are able and willing to put into the various elements of the day without adding financial strain. We are happy to assist with a variety of packages and pricing points to meet your imaginings without breaking the bank!

Please call or write and let us know your chosen wedding date (more than one date is always helpful!) and thank you for visiting our website; we look forward to speaking with you soon!

Very Sincerely,
Kathi Skillman
Director of Sales, Marketing & Events
El Cortez

Event Facts

Don Room: 3,300 Sq. Ft. 
Ballroom Floor: 1,700.00 Sq. Ft.
Terrace:10,000 Sq. Ft.

Don Room Seating:
20 – 220 Seated Dinner/Dance
250 Seated Dinner, No Dance
300 Cocktail Receptions
Table settings:
220 Guests: 10 rounds of 12 guests + 10 rounds of 10 guests
200 Guests: 20 rounds of 10 guests or less
150 Guests: 15 rounds of 10 guests or less
100 Guests: 13 rounds of 8 guests or 10 rounds of 10 guests
300-400 Cocktail Reception, tent essential 
Dining on Terrace, tent essential 
Don Room with Terrace: Maximum Capacity – 400 persons between both spaces

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