When my fiance and I got engaged we knew we wanted something a little different. We wanted a “destination feel” wedding without actually flying somewhere , and did not want the party of our life to end at 10pm like most venues. We wanted it to be FUN & memorable more than anything. None of that ballroom, stale round tables feel …hehe. Number one, location of The Cosmopolitan is amazing. It was so fun having the whole hotel upstairs rented out for the bridal party all weekend, and seeing people hanging out in old town and at the hotel nearby. It felt like a small little wedding town! Not to mention how beautiful it was for my bridesmaids and I to be able to hang out on the veranda, facing Old town Historic park and pop a bottle of champagne while seeing the guest trickle in to the ceremony site (La Casa Estudillo). The venue itself is gorgeous beyond belief…Our wedding theme was vintage elegance. The venue already has so many beautiful plants, lights, and decor that we didn’t need to overdue it with flowers or decorations. Working with Lynn who coordinates the wedding events was an absolute pleasure, she helped us navigate through last minute changes and really became more like a friend than venue coordinator. The food and cocktails were top notch and the absolute best part, the part my guests still are raving over was the “after party” which we decided to do which took place inside the beautiful cosmopolitan, once the wedding was technically “over”. We had a live Colombian Salsa band and danced until 1am ! We also provided a gourmet taco bar which our guests absolutely LOVED! Let me tell you, you pay far too much money to have your wedding end at 10pm and then have everyone go somewhere else for an “after party”. Let this be your everything! Best part all we had to do was go upstairs at the end of the night 🙂 Overall it was the most beautiful and special day of our life. The Cosmopolitan and its amazing staff delivered everything and MORE!!
The best decision I made in my entire wedding planning process was my first one: choosing the Cosmopolitan as my reception venue. I don’t even know where to begin my praise. My now husband and I came to the Cosmo for our first site visit. Lynn was friendly and fair and drafted a proposal we both thought was more than reasonable for our tight purse strings. But green as we were, we wanted to see what else was out there since the Cosmo (as charming and perfect as it was) wasn’t DIY enough for us.
But after a venue search adventure that took us everywhere from San Diego to San Luis Obispo to Pioneertown in Joshua Tree and pretty much everywhere in between, we ran straight back into Lynn’s loving arms at the Cosmopolitan. And never looked back.First of all, getting married in Old Town is the single best thing you can do. Something about getting married in a place where vibes are positive and teetering on celebratory is a wise choice. People are just happy in Town…whether it’s the Mexican food or all that tequila…it’s just a rad place. Add to that the historical appeal and beauty of the Cosmo with its gorgeous outdoor courtyard and old-timey charm. There’s no better place for a festive celebration.
My guests absolutely loved the Cosmo. I’ve been told since my wedding by many of them that my wedding was the “best ever” and that the venue was “perfection”. They were also over the moon about the food served during cocktail hour and for dinner. The size of the courtyard makes a wedding of more than 100 feel intimate enough but not crowded. Although I’d imagine a much bigger wedding may be too much.
My advice to any couple getting married at the Cosmo is to really take the time to get to know the venue and the people who work there. It’s truly a special place with such rich history. And the employees of the Cosmo are some of the best people you will meet.
Can’t wait to come back!
My fiancé and I were thrilled to get an amazing price at a restaurant on the bay and everything was set-until the restaurant went bankrupt! After many agonizing calls to different people telling me my deposit was lost and nothing could be done, Bob Ross the owner of the building (not the business) graciously allowed us to have our wedding at one of his restaurants in old town. Lynn the events coordinator is very friendly and flexible and she helped us to have the wedding that was everything we could ask for and more! The guests adored the atmosphere of old town and our photographer took amazing pictures of us in the parks nearby. By far the thing that impressed me the most (as well as all of our guests) was the Mexican food. The weddings I have been too in the past have never had anything particularly memorable ,usually some bland variation of grilled chicken. It made me happy watching our guests smiling as they passed by me with their plates in hand. I would have my wedding here all over again, and I want to recommend everyone looking for a nice affordable venue with a fun atmosphere to consider working with Lynn at the Cosmo.
I had the pleasure of having my wedding at The Cosmopolitan Hotel. When we were first looking for a venue I wasn’t sure about this place because the pictures online and on The Knot weren’t that great, but we figured that since it was in Old Town and it looked like there was a courtyard we should check it out. We are so glad we did! We easily got an appointment with Lynn and when she met with my husband, parents and I she was so knowledgeable and personable. She was excited to hear about us and what we wanted. Then she took us through the whole hotel and walked us through what could happen and what our options were. It was great, I could actually envision it all. All of the staff and the managers were great to work with as well. They were very helpful and quick to reply to any of my emails.
We ultimately picked this venue for a few reasons…
1 – we could have the ceremony and reception in the same place
2 – we could reserve all 10 rooms and block out the hotel for our event
3 – the courtyard outside is beautiful on it’s own
4 – they provide the food, beverages, tables, linens, dance floor, everything, so the only vendors I had to deal with were the flowers, DJ and cake (so much easier)
I always wanted Mexican food for my reception, and where better to get that than Old Town?! The food was absolutely yummy! Carnitas, pollo, chile rellenos and all of the fixins!
The drinks were good too! We opted for the Cosmo Mule as our signature drink (Moscow mule) – yummy! The alcohol and beer selection was great too, they even had sculpins! The house champagne for the toast was great too, not too sweet and not too dry.
The day of the wedding us girls got ready in the wedding suite, room 4/5. It had great lighting and air conditioning. And it made for some absolutely beautiful pictures. We even had sandwiches and house made chips delivered for lunch. The chef delivered the tray himself and it was so good.
The ambiance for the reception was beautiful! We had market lights hung over the fire pit and I asked the hotel to hang mirror garlands over the dance floor. The lighting and the foliage was just beautiful! Because there is so much foliage you only need minimal center pieces.
All in all I had a perfect wedding and would not change any of it for the world! Everyone did such a wonderful job and all of my friends and family loved the food and the venue! And now for our anniversary we have a place we can come to and relive the night!
We got married at the Cosmo last September and it couldn’t have been a more perfect spot for us. We wanted a space that felt intimate, but didn’t feel like we were in a traditional restaurant setting. The courtyard at the Cosmo worked perfect for us and our 100+ guests. Plus, you really can’t go wrong with the Old Town area. Most of our out of town guests stayed in Old Town and loved it!
I also have to say that the staff at the Cosmo was great! They went above and beyond in catering to our needs and giving all-around great service.
I highly recommend this hidden gem of a venue. I have a feeling it won’t be so “hidden” for long.