Venue Spotlight: El Rey Court

May 18, 2023
Venue Spotlight: El Rey Court

Featured Photo: El Rey Court

Plan a Stellar Southwest Wedding at El Rey Court

“Just down Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe — that is, old Route 66 — lies El Rey Court, an iconic adobe roadside motor court originally built in 1936. Re-imagined + renovated, El Rey provides an inspiring 86 room oasis for the modern traveler. Set on five acres of sprawling old growth gardens, El Rey is a laid back come-as-you-are type of place where everyone is a friend.”

El Rey Court is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a unique gem in the Southwest that truly has it all.  This special place is a boutique hotel with all kinds of character, an event venue for your idillic, “perfectly different” wedding day, a hot spot for bachelor/bachelorette parties, a mezcal & tequila bar, AND a live music locale. El Rey Court’s favorite couples to work with are those “seeking a unique destination wedding and aren’t afraid to be bold with their vision” – AKA so many of you, Rocky Mountain couples!  We’re showing off this favorite Santa Fe venue of ours on the blog today, so keep reading to give El Rey Court the spotlight they deserve.

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The Rooms

Whether you’re getting married onsite or not, El Rey Court is the perfect contemporary Southwest style hotel for your guests to stay at during your Santa Fe wedding weekend.  The hotel houses 86 iconic, adobe rooms with unique artwork, tiles and textiles and modern amenities.  The Santa Fe orange hues throughout each room will make sure your guests really feel like they’re experiencing modern New Mexico ambiance.   No two rooms are the same, and we love the type of character that gives a boutique hotel.  Family or a small group of bridesmaids could all stay in the Casita together, which sleeps 6 guests and includes a full kitchen for your guests to stay the entire weekend comfortably.

La Reina

Open 5-11pm daily, La Reina is a “local watering hole” that all of your wedding guests can hang out at – whether they’re staying in the hotel or not.  La Reina is a bright, white mezcal + tequila-focused bar with two outdoor patios (and a wood-fire pizza oven!), a fireplace and lounge seating.  It seems like the perfect space for a Welcome Party to us, too!  Maybe a dip in the pool after?

El Rey Court

Hangout (& Dive In)

Speaking of the pool, El Rey Court features a “Swim Club” pool with a pop up bar.  The pool is open to all hotel guests, but if any of your guests are staying elsewhere for the wedding weekend, they can purchase a day-pass for the pool to hang out as well!  The venue also contains other gorgeous private lounge areas that you can reserve for any wedding event/party.  Don’t miss the specially curated murals throughout the venue space while you’re lounging around!

El Rey Court

A Real El Rey Court Wedding

Real-life Rocky Mountain couple Carmen & Michael hosted their vow renewal at this cute, contemporary Southwest hotel in the springtime. The couple opted for bright oranges and greens to accentuate the modern Southwest design of El Rey Court, but didn’t need to do much to decorate the beautiful backdrop.   Bud vases, fun stationery, and a cute western-style hat made this the perfect little wedding day for us to get all of the inspiration from!  Click here for more photos from this bright, love filled day.

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