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El Conquistador Resort

Fajardo , PR
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LOCATION

1000 El Conquistador Ave
Fajardo, PR US 00738 (map)

PHONE

787-863-1000

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ABOUT US

El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, Waldorf Astoria Resorts, located on the Island of Enchantment, bring true meaning to “romantic paradise”. With over 500 lush acres... Read more
El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, Waldorf Astoria Resorts, located on the Island of Enchantment, bring true meaning to “romantic paradise”. With over 500 lush acres situated in the quaint fishing village of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, our resort can be your private refuge away from the world for your upcoming wedding, vow renewal, commitment ceremony or social event. Lose yourself in the vibrant beauty and captivating old-world charm of Puerto Rico. Perched on a 300-foot bluff, this magnificent resort is located on the northeastern part of the island, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the sapphire-blue Atlantic Ocean. Explore El Yunque Rainforest, Old San Juan, Bioluminescent Bay or many other coastal sites which are located nearby. A magnificent setting Exchange vows in any one of our many captivating indoor and outdoor venues. Toast to your future at our stunning Main Pool or Private Palomino Island accommodating up to 1 ,400 guests. Celebrate in one of our elegant ballrooms or overlook the Atlantic Ocean from the beautiful Casitas Garden and romantic Trellises. For more intimate af fairs, the Marina Gardens accommodates up to 80 guests. El Conquistador Resort offers over 100,000 square feet of reception space with an experienced catering team who will help you with every detail of your wedding. From customized catering menus to music and flowers, we can provide everything you need to make your event unforgettable. World class amenities - Palomino Island, the resort ’s 100-acre private oasis offers horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing and more. - The 26,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria® Spa offering an array of Tropical Rituals, Asian-Inspired Massage Modalities, Fitness Classes, Personal Training Sessions and Wellness Retreats as well as the full service Edouard de Paris salon. - Arthur Hills designed Golf Course, featuring a challenging 18-hole, par 72 championship course, driving range, putting green, Pro Shop with Nike rentals and dramatic views of the El Yunque Rainforest and Atlantic Ocean. - Coquí Water Park featuring thrilling water slides, a lazy river pool and much more. - Numerous restaurants, bars, and lounges, serving exquisite steak, seafood, local favorites and color ful international cuisine. - Seven outdoor pools, including the magnificent Infinity Pool exclusive to Las Casitas guests. - 35-slip private marina offering deep-sea fishing, yacht, and catamaran charters (available for private charters). - Wi-Fi available in all guest rooms, suites, and events spaces. - Round-trip motorcoach service is available Wedding packages Such a momentous occasion deserves only the best, and it is our pleasure to create a unique wedding or commitment ceremony that is truly memorable. Whether you are simply looking for ideas or know exactly what you want, we offer a variety of wedding packages that can be tailored to fit your every wish. Our catering team will be happy to assist in adding signature items to your special event including upgraded wines and champagne, a magnificent ice carving, delectable Viennese tables, old-world cordial service or elegant table linens and chair coverings Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1962
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Tropical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
56
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
750
Number of suites
17
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding (80 guests) at the El Coquistador and were thrilled with everything! We had our ceremony at Las Casitas gardens and our reception at Trelisses - the scenery was spectacular and our guests were all blown away. We were debating about doing a larger wedding in our hometown, and we are so glad that we chose to do destination. Many of our guests came early and enjoyed the resort, and it was so convenient to have the ceremony & reception right where everyone was staying. My mom rented a casita in Las Casitas and it was absolutely perfect for getting ready and literally 90 seconds away from the venue. The food was great, and Yajaira Hernandez was a dream to work with. She put up with all my crazy questions and made me feel at ease with everything. I was terrified about rain, and constantly reassured me about the weather and patiently worked out a rain plan I'd be happy with - and we had the most perfect weather! I would highly recommend the recommend the resort for anyone considering a destination wedding.
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Kristin
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked the El Conquistador Resort for our Honeymoon. After getting married in Carolina (Isla Verde) we moved to the El Conquistador in Fajardo for the week. It was a gorgeous resort with so much to offer. We had a room over looking the Marina which had a boat that took us to their own private island beach. They had more than 5 pools, many hot tubs, a fun game room/bar, many stores and shops, and it was just perfect!
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PDiddy0913
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better place or a better wedding coordinator! Yajaira Hernandez is AMAZING! She treated us like we were her only clients. She was responsive and very helpful in the organization and planning of our wedding! We couldn't have done it without her!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Wedding:
12/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Yahaira Hernandez, our wedding was AMAZING! We loved the location of our wedding on the cliffside of the hotel overlooking the ocean! The food was delicious and abundant! Our guests keep on raving about our wedding. Definitely a 5! Thank you PR!
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/3/2006
5.0/5.0
Destination wedding is the best way to go! I got to spend a week with my family and friends at a beautiful all inclusive resort (world class golf, spa, private islands, 9 amazing pools, casinos, nightclubs, many resturants and more!) Everyone got to relax and get to know each other rather then cramming everything into one night! The night of the wedding we got to dance and have fun rather than walking around to each table to say thank you and rush to see everyone who attended!

The wedding planner helped you with everything and it was all at one place!! We got to do our food tastings, meet the cake designer, videographer, priest, photographer, etc....all at one place! It was amazing! I wouldn't do it any different!!!
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Videography
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LaNi
Wedding:
4/26/2008
4.8/5.0
Absolutely gorgeous, its very pricey but...the view at sunset is well worth it.
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Debbie
Wedding:
11/8/2013
4.7/5.0
Our daughter's wedding at the El Conquistador was a wonderful experience, from beginning to end. The facility is elegant, exudes grandeur, and is well kept. Our daughter and her husband were married at Casita Gardens and had their reception at the Mirador Terrace and Magnolia Ballroom. The food was superior, from the rehearsal dinner at Chops Restaurant, to the reception dinner in the Magnolia Ballroom.

The staff was attentive to all of our guests, 53 in total. Our guests were complimentary about their rooms, the spectacular ocean view, and all of the rooms were located in Las Brisas. In fact, except for a misplaced sense of urgency from the catering manager about some specific costs that came to light right after the ceremony, the staff was remarkably helpful and friendly.

In sum, a wonderful venue for a destination wedding or significant event. A great combination of magnificent location, excellent service and compelling ambiance. Highly recommended.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Fonnie
Wedding:
3/1/2010
4.6/5.0
The staff (catering and management) was wonderful they showered us with chocolate strawberries and champagne almost daily when we arrived in Puerto Rico! They assisted with all of the wedding license paperwork and coordinated the schedule for all of the vendors. We received our final itinerary the day before we were to arrive in Puerto Rico. This was much more than I expected because we had a small wedding. We only had 11 guests attend. We were treated as if we were only couple having a wedding and we were they’re priority! When we arrived for our meeting with Yahaira Hernandez, we were greeted with hugs and smiles! I was very pleased with the courtesy and respect that my husband and I were shown!

My husband and I were married in the Casitas Garden at sunset. The grounds were beautiful which gave us GREAT photographs! The setting was magical. We were surrounded by flowers looking over the ocean. To meet my husband, I was escorted over a flowing pond. I met him in front of a wonderfully dressed table under an arch. We shared our first kiss as man and wife listening to the waves crash against the rocks of the cliffs below us. It was pricey but worth every penny!

Our reception was held at Drake’s Terrance. It was nice, but after such a wonderful ceremony I expected more. I expected more lighting, and a better view of the fountain. Perhaps make the fountain a focal point. The food was okay however, I expected the Ensalada El Yunque (salad) to have more of a presentation. On the Catering menu, the salad contained onions, cherry tomatoes, diced eggs, and crumbled bacon; I had mostly lettuce and no onions. This salad was served with raspberry dressing. The dressing tasted very similar to Thousand Island dressing. I expected a more exotic taste. The dessert was good (especially the chocolate shells) and the staff was nice. My only complaint was we were not allowed to take any food with us. However, the scenery was wonderful. My husband and I enjoyed our first dance overlooking the ocean at day break.

At final meeting for the final invoice, we shared our concerns with Yahaira. She immediately went into action to resolve any and all concerns to ensure that we had a wonderful stay at the resort. We were presented with yet another gift from the staff and a hand written thank you note for using the resort for our special day. All and all, everything was wonderful! In fact, magical! I could not have asks for a more beautiful wedding. Yahaira Hernandez and her staff did a wonderful job.
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Liz
Wedding:
7/23/2009
4.6/5.0
I had a great experience with El Conquistador. I worked primarily with Patricia Villali, Doris Jimenez, Ivelis Crespo & Madeleine Trinidad, all of whom were very responsive to the most part, and very professional. They seem to keep fairly strange hours as they constantly have out of office replies up, but I'd guess that's because they have to be there for the weddings on nights and weekends. The location, food and ambiance were beautiful and well worth the exhorbitant costs. They charge you service fees on service fees, but I suppose that's to be expected at a resort. Since it was a destination wedding for us, we invited a fraction of the people we would have, so we could pay 2-3 times the cost, have an amazing event, and still have saved money overall. I would completely recommend doing so! Just recognize that you can't control every detail the way you would be able to if you were planning a wedding in your own backyard. Unless, maybe if you use the expletive of a woman they call a wedding planner, Jessica Rivera from Fantasy Flowers. I found her to be extremely unprofessional and rude, and that was when she would respond to my emails--maybe once every 4 or 5 emails. I heard a terrible story about her too, exploiting a poor bride who found herself in a bad wedding planning situation for $1000s of dollars.
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Lorna
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.2/5.0
We recently had our wedding at El Conquistador Resort. Overall, the experience was good. We had a great time with our families and friends during the week before the wedding. The actual wedding was wonderful. We had a great time and everything was beautiful. It is a great location with so many things to do around the resort that your guests will love it. Our main issue was with the reservations division. We were planning a destination wedding for approximately 120 people. Most of our guests were coming from the US and we wanted to welcome them with "welcome bags" delivered to the rooms. For some reason the staff from reservations were never able to keep track of the guests that had made reservations or checked in. As a result half of the people didn't get the bag. We also felt it was very hard to contact one person responsible for the account within that division. I think Yahaira Hernandez is the super star there. She belongs to the catering department but in reality she takes care of everything. If you have any questions or concerns she is always willing to help and to fascilitate everything. She will give you great advice. She is extremely organized and knows what she is doing. She is fantastic and I recommend working with her.
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Kimberly
Wedding:
12/14/2004
3.8/5.0
The El Conquistador did an excellent job with our destination wedding. We handled every detail by email which worked out great for me. An rain storm caused our location to be moved to a covered patio but the El Con staff made sure that I would have the most beautiful wedding ever despite the rain. The food was yummy but a little pricey. The El Con also did a wonderful job helping us with our paper work. I only wish we could have talked with the officiant before the wedding. We would have liked to have changed some things in the ceremony.
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Wedding Venue

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