The Cosmopolitan was born to party. Juan Bandini built his adobe mansion to keep his family safe and comfortable, but also so he would have a place to host the elaborate fandangos, dances and parties he loved so well. Don Juan’s hospitality was the stuff of legend throughout California and beyond and he threw elaborate 10-day-long parties that brought the whole town out for whatever the celebration of the moment was. So great was his love for dancing that he built what was likely San Diego’s first wooden floor. It was on that floor that the waltz was first danced in the state of California.
When the Seeleys purchased the home and turned it in to a hotel, they continued the tradition of opening the Cosmopolitan up as the social center of town, also throwing exquisite parties that were often the talk of the town.
With a tradition like that where else would you want to have your wedding, reception or meeting? The Cosmopolitan was built for it. It’s waiting to add your story to its epic tale.