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10 Reasons to Say ‘I Do’ At Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

From ceremony to reception and everything in between, Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has everything for a flawless destination wedding all in one place. While there are countless reasons why the property is an ideal wedding destination, we wanted to highlight the 10 best below.

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1. Picturesque Destination

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is located on the award-winning beach of Isla Verde, offering couples sunny and tropical weather and breathtaking beachside views for their special day. The resort also offers luxury and private cabanas for poolside relaxation with direct access to the beach so couples – or wedding guests – can get in some much-needed relaxation pre or post wedding.

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2. Storied History

The timeless resort has a legendary history, from the 300-year-old Banyan Tree to performances from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Liz Minelli, and other international superstars on the renowned Tropicoro stage and the elegant, Chico Cabaret. At Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, history is reimagined across generations.   

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3. Timeless Venues

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has many iconic venues and backdrops, from the Grand Ballroom and Tropicoro to the Chandelier Bar, El San Juan Beach Club, and of course, the Banyan Tree. There is an intimate space on property for any weddings large or small. One of the most popular and stunning settings is beneath the property’s 300-year-old Banyan Tree – couples can enjoy an enchanting ceremony under the tree illuminated for the occasion, with 1,750 magical square feet of space that will transport guests into a tropical rain forest.

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4. Wedding Specialists & Packages

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel boasts an expert team of wedding specialists ready to create customized moments and lifelong memories for any couple. The resort offers an array of wedding packages including the new 2022 Wedding Package offering a variety of special touches including, a complimentary special welcome amenity and complimentary upgraded room for the couple, complimentary food tasting for up to four guests, a special group rate offer when booking 10 rooms or more, and a stunning wedding setup with a dance floor, stage, cocktail tables and white linens.

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5. Luxurious Accommodations

The hotel offers many luxurious accommodation options fit for the happy couple, wedding party, and guests as well, with a number of spacious guest rooms and breathtaking suites including the El San Juan Presidential suite, and a selection of private and redesigned Banyan Villa rooms, perfect for newlyweds.

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6. Pre-or Post-Nuptial Pampering

The resort is home to Well & Being Spa, the perfect destination for any couple to relax before and after their big day with a couples’ massage, aromatherapy treatment, or personalized facial experience for that wedding day glow. The spa also offers many group packages that are perfect for bridal parties to connect and get pampered before the wedding.

7. Amenities for Everyone

The property provides guests with an extensive list of amenities and on-property activities, from their in-room offerings such as breakfast in bed or a private lunch, endless games at the recently reopened Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, and shopping experiences at The Shops at Fairmont El San Juan, the hotel’s onsite exclusive shopping gallery.

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8. Vibrant Nightlife

Before the big day, bachelors and bachelorettes can treat their squads to keep the wedding celebrations going; BRAVA, The Lobby featuring Chandelier Bar, and Chico Cabaret are the perfect nightlife destinations at the hotel for guests looking to make the most of their time in San Juan with a lively night out without leaving the property.

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9. Exquisite Dining

Couples can choose from the many on-site dining venues to enjoy for their rehearsal dinners or additional celebrations, including Caña by Chef Juliana Gonazalez, the exclusive El San Juan Beach Club, classic New York-style steakhouse options at Meat Market, a five-course tasting menu at Riva, among many others.

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10. Tourist-Friendly

San Juan is home to many enriching tourist attractions, including a self-guided tour around the historic Old San Juan, hiking in the El Yunque National Rain Forest, and immersing into Puerto Rican arts and culture at various museums in the area, such as the Museo de Arte Puerto Rico. There’s something to do for every personality type!