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WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS


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ENTER A WORLD OF INCOMPARABLE STYLE Escape the ordinary as you enter THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel. A San Diego icon since 1910, the palatial hotel crowns downtown, near everything...yet worlds away. Step into a world of timeless style, adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers, hand loomed silk carpets and distinctive artwork. Beyond the majestic setting, THE US GRANT is consistently applauded for service excellence earning top recognition that includes the coveted AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star ratings, with nods from the international likes of Travel + Leisure, The Food Network and Robb Report. Hosting your wedding or special event at THE US GRANT guarantees an unforgettable experience.

Cover Photo Credit: True Photography Weddings THE US GRANT 4th Avenue Lobby Entry


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Lobby Mezzanine, Photo Credit: True Photography Weddings


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A LEGACY OF CELEBRATION A visual masterpiece of architecture and design, THE US GRANT infuses its storied history into a palace of luxury. Built by Ulysses S. Grant Jr. in honor of his father, the Civil War hero and 18th United States President, THE US GRANT opened its doors on October 15, 1910 as San Diego’s first and finest luxury hotel. For over a century, the iconic hotel has continued to reign as the city’s premier destination, playing host to lavish galas, weddings and a glittering array of celebrities and dignitaries, including fourteen United States Presidents. Today, each event room remains distinct in architecture and ambiance, making THE US GRANT the ideal setting for any occasion. From the fabled Presidential Ballroom - once host to a fashion show with special guest First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, to the atmospheric Celestial Ballroom - a known Speakeasy during the Prohibition Era, the hotel’s inspired event spaces await your celebration.

Chaffee Court, Photo Credit: Brett Charles Rose Photography


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Crystal Ballroom


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DISCOVER YOUR “I DO” VENUE Surrounded by family and friends, the gracious ambiance and distinct beauty of THE US GRANT provides the ideal setting for exchanging your vows. Ceremonies at THE US GRANT include: custom Banquet Seating, a Primrose Path Silk Bridal Runner, Sound System with Lavaliere Microphone and Two Speakers, Draped Gift Table, Guestbook Table, Ceremony Table, Bridal Dressing Event Room and Groom’s Finishing Room. The opulent Crystal Ballroom, unveiled in 1927 for private events hosted by San Diego’s elite, serves as THE US GRANT’s most requested ceremony venue. Gracefully parade across black and gold travertine floor with a hand painted ceiling framed by embellished European plasterwork and illuminated by four Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers from which the ballroom’s name takes inspiration. Exchange your vows in front of the ballroom’s romantic fireplace with a guest list of up to 220 friends and family.

COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Celestial Ballroom; Off-site Destination; Crystal Ballroom; Chairman’s Court All Photo Credits: True Photography Weddings

CELESTIAL BALLROOM

CHAIRMAN’S COURT

Curved vaulted ceilings create a grand backdrop to say “I do” in the Celestial Ballroom. The spacious venue can host up to 250 guests for a ceremony.

The historic wood finishes of the Chairman’s Court present an inviting option for intimate ceremonies surrounded by up to 70 guests.

PALM COURT

OFF-SITE DESTINATIONS

The stately Palm Court, graced with four magnificent grand columns and flanked by a wall of West facing windows can host up to 200 guests.

THE US GRANT is pleased to partner with San Diego’s premier beaches, outdoor sites, and religious venues, and would be delighted to assist with recommendations and transportation arrangements to ensure the transitions from arrival experience to ceremony to reception are seamless.


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Presidential Ballroom


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ROYAL RECEPTIONS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL BALLROOM Where history has been made, the space this magnificent ballroom occupies was the hotel’s original open air terrace, designed by Balboa Park pioneer, Kate Sessions. Later enclosed to create a grand ballroom, today, the aptly named Presidential Ballroom boasts a spacious reception foyer and multiple adjoining event rooms, twin barrel vaulted ceilings with four crystal chandeliers, beaux arts design and a 1,100 square foot theatrical stage. Named in honor of the 14 U.S. Presidents who have stayed at the hotel over the last century, the Presidential Ballroom is the ultimate setting for a grand event with up to 700 guests for reception and 450 guests for dinner.

Photo Credit: True Photography Weddings

Photo Credit: SheWanders Photography


Photo Credit: True Photography Weddings


Photo Credit: True Photography Weddings


IN THE CELESTIAL BALLROOM The heart and soul of this National Register of Historic Places Hotel, the Celestial Ballroom embodies all that is the legend and legacy. The elegant ribs of the vaulted ceiling are hand painted and lacquered in subtle shades of metallic blue and supported by grand columns intricately restored to the detailed woodwork of the room’s 1930’s heyday as San Diego’s supper club and speakeasy. Almost 6,000 square feet of space are accented by hand blown Italian chandeliers and wool carpets designed to complement the original Spanish tiles of the south entry foyer. Upon entering the enchanting space, you are immersed in timeless elegance as the ballroom’s 19th century ambiance is enhanced with modern day technology. Tranquil shades of blue and brown bring innate serenity to the romantic space, and a builtin stage provides an opportunity for entertainment or bridal parties to see and be seen amid up to 400 guests for reception and 250 guests for dinner.

All Photo Credits: True Photography Weddings


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Palm Court Ballroom


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RADIATE BEAUTY IN THE PALM COURT Graced with four magnificent grand columns and flanked by a wall of west facing windows, The Palm Court honors the legendary vision of the hotel’s circa 1910 garden terrace above the lobby. This magnificent space originally opened to the public as the Grant Hotel Dining Room replete with white and green patterned tile floor, wood paneled wainscoting and elegant brass and cast iron chandeliers. The dining room was the city’s premier venue for gourmet cuisine elevating the city from boom town to cosmopolitan city. Today the stately ballroom provides an inviting backdrop, day and night, for events with up to 300 guests for reception and 180 guests for dinner.

Photo Credit: Jillian Modern Photography

Photo Credit: True Photography Weddings


IN THE CRYSTAL BALLROOM Unveiled in 1927 as the Italianate Ballroom, this private socialite salon was built to compliment the hotel’s original Grand Ballroom. Restored to rival its original splendor, the Crystal Ballroom today boasts a black and gold travertine floor, embellished European plasterwork and a hand painted ceiling. This signature room sparkles with four dazzling Czechoslovakian Crystal chandeliers, a romantic fireplace and is adjoined by a marble lined reception foyer with an intricate Spanish Colonial carved ceiling and original bronze entry doors. Celebrate with up to 200 guests for reception and 120 for dinner.


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INTIMATE EVENTS IN THE CHAIRMAN’S COURT Decked in hand carved mahogany and detailed finishings, the Chairman’s Court bestows historic charm as the hotel’s original Gentlemen’s Lounge, and served as part of the Speakeasy during Prohibition. The space is ideal for intimate celebrations and rehearsal dinners with up to 70 guests for reception and up to 40 guests for dinner.


Photo Credit: Cean One Photography

IN THE CHAFFEE COURT Steeped in shades of pearl with plush carpeting and full length hanging mirrors, Chaffee Court’s ambiance is ultimately chic. Built originally as the ladies lounge, the space today accommodates events with up to 30 guests for reception and 20 guests for dinner.


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Presidential Ballroom, Photo Credit: Fonyat Photography


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ETHNIC WEDDINGS AND EVENTS THE US GRANT is skilled in producing multi-cultural weddings and events. From chuppahs and Kosher dining to mandaps and gourmet Indian cuisine, we understand your unique needs, and will work by your side to ensure every tradition is honored, and each detail of your day is executed with the utmost excellence.


COUNTERCLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Celestial Ballroom, Photo Credit: Stewart Bertrand Photo Credit: Jillian Modern Photography Palm Court Ballroom, Photo Credit: Stewart Bertrand Photography Palm Court Foyer, Photo Credit: True Photography Weddings Bride, Photo Credit: Boyd Harris


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SAVOR YOUR CELEBRATION At THE US GRANT, we take pride in creating the perfect menu to match your individual style, budget and epicurean desires. Each dish is carefully crafted by our award-winning culinary team, and inspired by the season’s best ingredients. Begin your celebration with a tempting array of butler passed hours d’oeuvres and hand-crafted signature cocktails. Embark upon a culinary adventure and treat your guests to a three-to-five course seasonal plated menu or buffet, featuring local California produce, sustainable seafood and prime meats. Top off the celebration with house-made truffles and re-fuel for the dance floor with a late night snack buffet. From the traditional to the distinctive, our menu offerings will entice even the most discerning palates.

All Photo Credits: True Photography Weddings


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RETREAT TO SUMPTUOUS SERENITY With 270 guest rooms including 43 suites, THE US GRANT provides a tranquil escape with spacious accommodations for you and your guests to prepare for the big day and settle in after the celebration, only an elevator ride away. Classic empire style decor meets modern comforts and contemporary artwork to create a most memorable stay. Bridal suite accommodations set the stage for grandeur with Presidential accommodations that have hosted a glittering array of dignitaries and celebrities.

Presidential Bi- Level Suite, Photo Credit: Leah Marie Photography

Presidential Penthouse Suite

Presidential Bi- Level Suite Balcony


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Signature Suite, Photo Credit: Michelle Sullivan Photography


WEDDING COORDINATORS Liz Beck Events 858-755-2228 www.lizbeckevents.com

BRIDAL ATTIRE M Bride 858-551-1718 www.mbridesalon.com

Thomas Bui Lifestyle 858-663-8516 www.thomasbuilifestyle.com

TUXEDOS

First Comes Love Weddings & Events 619-501-1695 www.firstcomesloveSD.com

Gentleman’s Tux Club 619-239-8907 www.tuxclub.com

Imagine Wedding and Event Planning 619-994-5587 www.imaginemac.com Couture Events 619-206-2905 www.coutureeventssd.com Wynn Austin Events 858-334-9054 www.wynnaustinevents.com Wedding Elegance by Nahid 619-920-2976 www.weddingelegancesd.com Crown Weddings 619-571-6515 www.crownweddings.com Weddings By Design 858-453-0125 www.weddingsbydesign.com

WEDDING CAKES AND SWEETS Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. 619-285-1220 www.sweetcheeksbaking.com

FLORISTS Lois Mathews Design 619-255-9144 www.loismathews.com Adorations Botanical Artistry 619.225-1915 lavonne@adorations.com Flowers by Annette Gomez 760-632-1330 www.flowersannettegomez.com Kathy Wright & CO 619-299-2520 www.kathywrightandco.com Botanica 619-294-3100 www.botanicasd.com Organic Elements 858-610-8881 www.organicelements.com Jennifer Cole Florals 760-815-8719 www.jennifercoleflorals.com

CAKE 619-295-2253 www.fabcakees.com

OFFICIATES

Heavenly Cupcake 619-235-9235 www.heavenlycupcake.com

Robert Stevens 619-964-0946 www.robertstevensofficiant.com

Twiggs Bakery 619-296-4077 www.twiggs.org

Weddings with Class Rev. Beryl Cotter, Phd 619-447-4663 www.myweddingwithclass.com

Sobelle Favors 619-504-2651 www.sobellefavors.com

Rabbi Alexis Pearce 619-246-6861 alexisroberts@sbcglobal.net


INVITATIONS AND PAPER GOODS

ENTERTAINMENT AND DJ’S

Whimsique 858-212-7677 www.whimsique.com

Tim Altbaum Productions 619-227-2408 www.taproductions.com

Noon Design Shop 619-523-1744 www.noondesignshop.com

Music As You Like It 619-223-5732 www.musicasyoulikeit.com

Paper & Thread 760-494-0737 www.paperandthread.com

Kenny Ard – Pianist and Vocals 619-696-5369 • 619-807-2414 www.kennyard.com

J Grace 619-905-6559 www.jgrace.com

Wayne Foster Entertainment 760-603-8000 www.waynefoster.com

DECOR, LOUNGE & MISCELLANEOUS Concepts Event Design 619-336-0202 www.conceptspartyrentals.com Raphaels Party Rentals 858-689-7368 www.raphaels.com APR Fine Linens 858-527-0137 www.aprlinens.com A Perfect Table 619-920-4780 www.aperfecttable.com PSAV (on site at THE US GRANT) 619-778-3239 www.psav.com Pacific Event Productions 858-450-7782 www.pacificevents.com

MAKEUP AND HAIR Foxxy Roxxy Makeup Artistry 310-243-6447 www.brianbondmakeup.com Lux Artistry 619-988-8000 www.facebook.com/luxartistrysd

Anthony Garcia – Flamenco Guitar 858-882-7152 www.agarciaguitar.com Camelot Strings 619-667-1216 www.camelotstrings.com Mariachi Real De San Diego 619-421-7906 www.mariachireal.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHERS Stewart Bertrand Photography 619-255-0403 www.stewartbertrand.com E3 Photography 619-972-4312 www.e3photography.com True Photography 858-345-1248 www.truephotographyweddings.com Barnett Photography 619-285-1207 www.barnettphoto.com Suzanne Hansen Photography 619-861-6476 www.shewanders.com NR3 Video Productions 619-656-0230 www.nr3videoproductions.com Bob Hoffman Video Productions 858-576-0046 www.bobhoffmanvideo.com


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Bride and Groom Outside of THE US GRANT


THE US GRANT 619 610 8939 Catering Sales 326 BROADWAY SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92101 USA www.theusgrantsandiego.com


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