Riverside, California 92501
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Why We Like This Place
Few places are as magical as the renowned Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. With its dazzling Spanish architecture and European charm, this extraordinary castle-like venue is the place for a fairytale wedding.
As you walk through its iconic bell-tower entrance, you're transported to a world of timeless romance. Beauty is everywhere in the form of fountains, statues, carved pillars, balconies, spiral staircases, and gardens—as well as in the unique event spaces.
Ceremonies are breathtaking in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, exquisitely embellished with seven jewel-toned Tiffany stained-glass windows and a gleaming, 18-karat gold leafed altar from the mid 1700s. When the chapel's huge wooden doors are opened and sunlight streams in, the bride is spotlighted in special glow as she makes her entrance. Two courtyards are also available for outdoor weddings.
Large receptions are held in the Grand Parisian Ballroom, which resembles a baronial hall in an Old World castle. Sumptuous details include custom-woven wool carpeting inspired by the French Aubusson rugs of the 17th and 18th centuries, damask draperies framing the room's stained-glass windows, and eight spectacular crystal chandeliers suspended from the original beamed ceiling.
The Spanish Art Gallery is ideal for groups of up to 120. Richly appointed with regal 17th-century European décor and an elegant gold palette, it's a sophisticated space featuring an impressive marble staircase and a flowing ceiling canopy.
For an intimate celebration, reserve the charming Santa Barbara Room. Traditional wrought-iron and glass light fixtures create a cozy ambiance, while sheer drapes diffuse the light from tall windows overlooking both the picturesque interior courtyard of the Hotel and the Oriental Court.
The inn, which boasts two on-site chapels and a dozen reception sites, is sure to have settings that will suit your event. They've been hosting weddings and special occasions for over a century, and every one of them is personalized by their dedicated staff who will help you realize your vision.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is a place where generations of families celebrate weddings and start their own traditions. It's a place where the past and the present connect, as granddaughters pose for photos in the same spots where their mother and grandmother were photographed on their wedding day. It truly is the perfect place to give your future life together an auspicious beginning.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 150
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 170
- Max. Seated Indoors: 240
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 100
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 310
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 170
- Max. Seated: 310
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The St. Francis of Assisi Chapel seats 150 guests, the St. Cecilia Chapel seats 12, and The Oriental Courtyard seats 170.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 20–296 seated guests for a wedding reception or 20–350 standing guests for a cocktail reception.
MEETING CAPACITY: Indoor meeting facilities accommodate 10–310 guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
For wedding receptions, a nonrefundable 25% deposit is required to confirm your date; the estimated event balance is payable 1 month prior to the event. Reception dinner packages start at $75/person, and include a 2-course meal, cheese display, tray-passed champagne and cider during the cocktail hour, and champagne toast. Alcoholic beverage service, a 23% service charge and tax are additional. The Chapel Package ranges $2,000–3,500 and includes an on-site special events coordinator, wedding-night accommodations for the wedding couple, and bride & groom preparation rooms for 2 hours.
Banquet menus are available for all corporate and non-wedding social events. Luncheon menus start at $36/person (2 courses), dinners at $46/person (3 courses). The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa offers complete meeting and event services; please call for further information.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable parquet provided
Bride's Dressing Area: provided with chapel package
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range, extra charge
Parking: on-site self & valet, additional charge
Accommodations: 238 guest rooms & suites
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: landscaped courtyards
Other: special events manager, 7,000-square-foot spa
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
RestrictionsAlcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: outside hotel only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required for vendors
Other: no rice, birdseed or confetti