Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Events

Our five meeting and banquet rooms accommodate up to 590 guests and can be customized for every type of occasion. Whether hosting a convention, corporate meeting, congress, buffet reception, or private gala, Hotel Maria Cristina ensures an unforgettable event. Our guest rooms and suites have welcomed royalty, political personalities, artists, screen stars, and international socialites who have come to attend weddings, celebrations, and other events in the hotel. Exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding clients, our professional staff will do their best to fulfill hosts’ and guests’ every desire. Allow us to take your event to the next level. Business professionals hosting an event in our facilities will find all the services they expect from a first-class conference destination, and more. Spacious meeting rooms open out onto lovely terraces offering fresh air and spectacular views of the Urumea River, Victoria Eugenia Theater, and city center. Our catering service effic

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Phone number: +34 943 437 642

Email: susana.mendia@luxurycollection.com

Contact hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

5

Event Rooms

747

Total Event Space

280

Capacity Largest Space

Start Planning Your Meeting or Event Here

Tell us about your event, then we’ll contact you and plan it together.

Event space boardroom setup.

Unique Meeting Spaces

All meeting rooms spaces with daylight

wifi free in guestrooms and meeting rooms spaces
Banquet Group menus options available
A/V equipment
Event space banquet setup.

Ibaia Meeting Room

The Ibaia room is the largest function space of the hotel, accommodating up to 280 guests. In sumptuous Belle Époque style, the double-height ceiling is supported by a series of majestic columns topped with gilded Corinthian capitals. Providing spectacular illumination are century-old bronze and glass chandeliers, while five sets of damask-swathed French doors provide access to the Urumea River-view terrace.

Event space banquet setup.

Elcano Meeting Room

The Baroque style of the Elcano room, with 206-square-meter, also captures the elegance of the Belle Époque. Golden marble columns contrast with pale blue walls and stretch towards lofty ceilings. Crystal chandeliers and wood floors complete the characteristic atmosphere. Large windows and a terrace offer views of Okendo Street and Victoria Eugenia Theater Square.

Event space classroom setup.

Zubia Meeting Room

The distinct charisma of the Zubia room, with 109-square-meter, makes it the ideal setting for business meetings, marketing presentations, and conferences. Its light blue walls with golden touches are interspersed by large windows and contrasted by regal blue carpeting and curtains. The terrace looks out at the Victoria Eugenia Theater.

Event space setup with table and chairs.

Study Room

The Study room is an exclusive meeting room, overlooking the peaceful gardens of the Hotel Maria Cristina. This meeting room is the perfect venue for organizing a meeting with up to 10 participants. Its elegant Belle Époque decoration, create an ideal setting for doing business and simultaneously impressing customers.

Venues

Hotel Maria Cristina’s three meeting and banqueting rooms can be furnished and customized for every type of corporate or private event, accommodating up to 655 guests. Each also offers the latest audiovisual equipment.

Event space banquet setup.

Conveniently located off the grand gallery on the ground floor are the hotel’s three palatial reception rooms—the 282-square-meter Ibaia, the 206-square-meter Elcano, and the 109-square-meter Zubia. Illuminated by natural daylight, all spaces offer wireless High Speed Internet Access plus state-of-the-art facilities for audiovisual presentations.

The Ibaia room is the largest function space of the hotel, accommodating up to 280 guests. Due to its unparalleled luxury and size, it is the preferred choice for wedding banquets and grand celebrations. In sumptuous Belle Époque style, the double-height ceiling is supported by a series of majestic columns topped with gilded Corinthian capitals. Female effigies and flower garlands in delicate plaster adorn the walls. Providing spectacular illumination are century-old bronze and glass chandeliers, while five sets of damask-swathed French doors provide access to the Urumea River-view terrace.

The Baroque style of the Elcano room also captures the elegance of the Belle Époque. Golden marble columns contrast with pale blue walls and stretch towards lofty ceilings. Crystal chandeliers and wood floors complete the characteristic atmosphere. Large windows and a terrace offer views of Okendo Street and Victoria Eugenia Theater Square. The Elcano room holds up to 206 people for a wedding, cocktail party, or presentation.

The distinct charisma of the Zubia room makes it the ideal setting for business meetings, marketing presentations, and conferences. Its light blue walls with golden touches are interspersed by large windows and contrasted by regal blue carpeting and curtains—a color scheme that reflects character and splendor. The terrace looks out at the Victoria Eugenia Theater. The Zubia Room can house up to 100 guests.

Technology Highlights

A wide range of audiovisual equipment can be rented for meetings and events held in the hotel. Fees vary based on individual packages and services for each function. All meeting rooms have free WiFi internet access.

Tailored Meetings & Events

Whatever your meeting or event´s characteristics, our specialists will take care of every tiny detail to make sure everything will be perfect and exceed your guest´s expectations. Working and doing business at the Hotel Maria Cristina will be a pleasure.

Group Menus

In a city where haute cuisine is one of the principal attractions, the Hotel Maria Cristina is at the forefront in providing exquisite dining venues where your guests can discover the Basque and international haute cuisine. High quality menus specially designed for business lunches, group menus or special events, will give the gourmet touch to your meeting.

Event space banquet setup.

Weddings & Occasions

3 luxurious function rooms that can be used separately or all together as one unique space

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Professional planners to handle all event details.
All meeting rooms have natural daylight and a private terrace overlooking the River or Theatre Learn More
Customized catering menu options available.
Combination of pastel décor, spectacular columns and antique crystal chandeliers.
Capaciy for up to 300 people, Belle Epoque style with majestic columns.
Event space banquet setup.

Wedding Planning Ambassadors

Anything you can think of, we will take care of it. Let the most experienced wedding planner in San Sebastian help you prepare an unforgettable celebration. Every love story is beautiful but yours is our favorite.

Event space banquet setup.

Historical Venue

The chosen venue is, since its inauguration in 1912, an incomparable architectural setting; center of the most important social and cultural events of our city.

Outdoor lounging area with view of city.

Appetizers

The day of your wedding, the Hotel Maitre will welcome you at the door of the hotel and will accompany you to where the appetizer is served, for a period of approximately of one hour.

Event space banquet setup.

Wedding Amenities

The hotel will coordinate everything you need to celebrate your wedding, including: Orchestra or disco, dance and lights, open bar, etc., that you can enjoy up to 20:00h. for lunch weddings or until 02:00 hrs. for dinner weddings.

Event space setup with table and chairs.

Elegant Venues

The baroque style of Elcano meeting room, with its 205 m2, reproduces the elegance of the Bélle Epoque. The large windows and the terrace of Elcano room offers beautiful views to Okendo street and Victoria Eugenia Theatre. This room, with capacity up to 206 people, is ideal for celebrating weddings and cocktails.

Zubia Meeting Room - Banquet Set Up
Wedding Spaces

Conveniently located on the ground floor off the grand gallery are the hotel’s three palatial reception rooms that your guests can access through any of the hotel’s grand entrances, through the romantic lobby and all also have a access to the terraces overlooking the Urumea river and the Victoria Eugenia Theater. Discover the luxurious and flexible rooms offering space for private and intimate get togethers to grand celebrations of up to 280 people.

Elcano Meeting Room - Banquet Set Up
Wedding Menus

A wide selection of menus, wine list and cakes to make the menu that best suits your needs. We also have special menus without gluten, vegetarian suggestions or desserts without sugar. The hotel will coordinate everything you need to celebrate your wedding, including: Orchestra or disco, dance floor, lights and open bar.

Welcome Cocktail: Enjoy a 45 minute cocktail.

Tasting Menu: Complimentary tasting menu for 6 people (minimum 100 guests).

Floral arrangements: Original and indigenous floral arrangements for your event.

Wedding Night: Enjoy a unique wedding night in one of our luxury suites with nuptial amenities.

First Anniversary: We wish to celebrate your first anniversary with you. The hotel offers you a complimentary night with special amenities and breakfast to remember your great day.

Printing menus: with the name of each guest

Tablecloths and pillowcase menus



We will also help you with:

Additional Services: If you require any additional services like photographers or videographers, bands, horse & carriage, butler or anything else you can think of, our wedding planners are experts in organizing unique events in the heart of San Sebastian

Floral arrangements: For any special request our wedding planners are in touch with the most elegant flower shops in the city

Accommodation for your guests: Ask our wedding planners for special group package rates and experiences to complete your unique celebration

Special Packages: If you are flexible with your dates for your wedding, you can benefit from special deals

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Zubia 40.4x29.2x18 1178.3 90 60 35 38 109 80
Elcano 59.7x37.1x18 2213.7 150 100 40 40 206 144
Ibaia 118.8x25.6x18 3039.3 280 180 80 80 280 230
Study Room 25.3x14.1x10.5 356.4 280 180 10 80 280 230
Easo 42.7x39.4x18 1248.6 50 35 10 80 100 70
Zubia
Dimensions (LxWxH)
40.4x29.2x18
Area (sq.ft)
1178.3
Theater
90
Schoolroom
60
Conference
35
U-Shape
38
Reception
109
Banquet
80
Elcano
Dimensions (LxWxH)
59.7x37.1x18
Area (sq.ft)
2213.7
Theater
150
Schoolroom
100
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
206
Banquet
144
Ibaia
Dimensions (LxWxH)
118.8x25.6x18
Area (sq.ft)
3039.3
Theater
280
Schoolroom
180
Conference
80
U-Shape
80
Reception
280
Banquet
230
Study Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
25.3x14.1x10.5
Area (sq.ft)
356.4
Theater
280
Schoolroom
180
Conference
10
U-Shape
80
Reception
280
Banquet
230
Easo
Dimensions (LxWxH)
42.7x39.4x18
Area (sq.ft)
1248.6
Theater
50
Schoolroom
35
Conference
10
U-Shape
80
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Zubia 12.3x8.9x5.5 109.47 90 60 35 38 109 80
Elcano 18.2x11.3x5.5 205.66 150 100 40 40 206 144
Ibaia 36.2x7.8x5.5 282.36 280 180 80 80 280 230
Study Room 7.7x4.3x3.2 33.11 280 180 10 80 280 230
Easo 13x12x5.5 116 50 35 10 80 100 70
Zubia
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.3x8.9x5.5
Area (sq.mt)
109.47
Theater
90
Schoolroom
60
Conference
35
U-Shape
38
Reception
109
Banquet
80
Elcano
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.2x11.3x5.5
Area (sq.mt)
205.66
Theater
150
Schoolroom
100
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
206
Banquet
144
Ibaia
Dimensions (LxWxH)
36.2x7.8x5.5
Area (sq.mt)
282.36
Theater
280
Schoolroom
180
Conference
80
U-Shape
80
Reception
280
Banquet
230
Study Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7x4.3x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
33.11
Theater
280
Schoolroom
180
Conference
10
U-Shape
80
Reception
280
Banquet
230
Easo
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13x12x5.5
Area (sq.mt)
116
Theater
50
Schoolroom
35
Conference
10
U-Shape
80
Reception
100
Banquet
70
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 35MM Projector
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Polling Devices
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Full Service Business Center
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:€26.0 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:€19.0 / Person
  • Dinner:€189.0 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:€33.0 / Person
  • Lunch:€189.0 / Person
  • Reception:€59.0 / Person