hotel del coronado

Three Reasons to Get Married at the Hotel Del Coronado

The iconic Hotel Del Coronado is near the top of our favorite San Diego Wedding venues! Here are three reasons to consider a Hotel Del Coronado wedding!

Jaw-Dropping Beauty

With the stark red and white exterior and the towering spire atop the Grand Ballroom, the Hotel Del Coronado is a beacon of the San Diego coast. From the first glimpse of the hotel as you cross the Coronado Bridge to the minute you set foot inside this historic structure, there is beauty at every turn.

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A Venue for Every Event Size

From the earthy charm of the private Del Beach to the grand elegance of the Crown Room, the Hotel Del Coronado offers a venue for any event of any size!

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For more information on the various venues the Hotel Del Coronado can offer for your wedding, click here!

Amazing Views

Situated right on the beach, the Hotel Del Coronado has no shortage of amazing views!

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Peer to the west to view the cliffs of Point Loma. A look to the east sees more of San Diego’s iconic coastline. Look straight south and, well, the Pacific Ocean ain’t bad at all ;-)

Hotel Del Coronado Wedding Photos

Over the years, we’ve photographed many gorgeous weddings at the Hotel Del Coronado. Browse the gallery below for some of the best Hotel Del Coronado wedding photos!

Moody Same Sex Couple Portrait

I learned how to be a photographer by shooting for a daily newspaper.  The skills I learned shooting assignments--finding great light, working in a small timeframe, coming away with the goods no matter what--are the foundation for my wedding photography. This moody same sex couple portrait of Chase and Matt is a perfect example of that.  Shortly after shooting all of their group photos, I had about 15 minutes with the two grooms  to shoot the majority of their portraits together.  I had already scouted out several locations in the Hotel Del Coronado, but I always leave room for something spontaneous.  As we were walking to our first location, I noticed the late-afternoon sun shining in small shafts throughout the center courtyard.  With the background mostly in shade, I new I could put them in the sun and make a romantic, high-contrast portrait of these two.

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Hotel Del Coronado Same Sex Wedding

There is so much I love about this photo from Chase and Matt's Hotel Del Coronado same sex wedding.  Let's start with the aesthetics:  Deep, rich black and white tones; a hint of sun flare coming in from top-right, and Chase's dad, a tad out of focus, smiling intently.  Lastly, Chase and Matt managing to sneak in a loving glance amidst the chaos of their cocktail hour. JS2_9055