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Wedding Romance at the Del

Coronado, CA — Even before The Del opened its doors in 1888, it showed its romantic promise. In fact, the resort celebrated its first wedding in 1887, while The Del was still under construction. The bride and groom, daughter and son of two supervising engineers, exchanged vows in the Ballroom.

Since that time, The Del has enjoyed more than one hundred years of legendary romance. King Edward VIII of England gave up his throne to marry the former Coronado housewife Wallis Simpson (it is rumored they may have met at The Del during Edward’s 1920 visit). And, the love story Bid Time Return took place at The Del and brought together Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour in the movie version Somewhere in Time.

Add to this romantic legacy the hotel’s sun-drenched beaches, moonlit ocean views, spectacular setting, impeccable service, and award-winning cuisine, and it’s easy to see why the Travel Channel recently named The Del the #1 best place to get married in the U.S. This San Diego area resort offers a variety of wonderful ceremony and reception settings including the elegant Ballroom with views of the Pacific, the historic Crown Room with chandeliers designed by Wizard of Oz author, L. Frank Baum, the picturesque Garden Patio and the seaside Windsor Lawn.

Whether the celebration is traditional or contemporary, festive or formal, intimate or grand scale, the talented catering staff can create a one-of-a-kind occasion. The Spa and Yamaguchi Salon offer fabulous treatments and packages for brides, bridal parties, grooms and more. Plus, The Del features several unique dining options, perfect for rehearsal dinners or post-wedding day breakfasts.

After the celebration, The Del is the ideal setting for a honeymoon. The resort offers a bouquet of romantic amenities and services including his-and-her massages, breakfast in bed, fresh flowers, and chocolate-covered strawberries. The spectacular new cottages and villas at Beach Village offer the ultimate exclusive enclave with every imaginable indulgence, from private outdoor baths and fire rings, to dinner prepared in your own kitchen by The Del’s master chefs.

The Hotel del Coronado has been Southern California’s premier wedding and honeymoon destination for over a century. Generations of couples enjoy knowing that they have become a permanent part of The Del’s romantic history, returning to celebrate anniversaries and second honeymoons.