The Inland Empire Strikes Back! 14 of the IE's Best Wedding Venues

From world-famous desert and mountain settings to picturesque lakes and valleys, California's Inland Empire is known for its natural beauty. Another thing it's becoming known for? A variety of unique and eclectic wedding venues! From ranches and resorts to industrial-chic buildings and even private homes, you're sure to find a wedding destination that fits your style. We've rounded up 14 of the best Inland Empire wedding venues.


The Pavilion at Chapman Ranch

Yucaipa, California

Fab Features: picturesque location at the base of the San Bernardino mountains • exchange vows with panoramic views at the property's "secret garden"-style ceremony space • your choice of four tiered wedding packages, ranging from basic to grand, offer a terrific value

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


Padua Hills Theatre

Claremont, California

Fab Features: landmark vintage California venue overlooking a wilderness preserve • courtyard ceremonies beneath a wrought-iron gazebo surrounded by olive trees, manicured shrubbery, and terracotta pots brimming with blooms • elegant banquet hall boasting original hardwood floors, an open-beamed ceiling, and a wraparound terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Indian Wells Country Club

Indian Wells, California

Fab Features: prestigious golf club known for its impeccable grounds and white-glove service • ceremonies on the 18th hole against a rugged mountain silhouette • lavish receptions in the grand ballroom where the floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Lavender & Olive

Ramona, CA

Fab Features: sprawling ranch with plenty of dreamy spaces, including two sweet casitas for wedding party prep • say "I do" in the romantic Olive Grove, followed by on the Terrace (the venue's vintage horse trailer bar is a fun addition to the festivities) • dine and dance under the stars on the twinkle-lit patio, framed by soaring oaks, lavender plants, and manicured landscaping

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


Rasta Rita Cantina + Venue

Twentynine Palms, CA

Fab Features: high-desert gem in historic Twentynine Palms, "The Gateway to Joshua Tree" • exceptional views capture desert panoramas and breathtaking sunsets • creative, affordable packages include the locally famous Rasta Rita Margarita and taco trucks

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$


Pond Oaks

Mount Baldy, CA

Fab Features: picturesque outdoor venue offering all-inclusive packages and unbelievable views • exchange vows with a mountain backdrop, either under a canopy of oaks or beside the sparkling pond • al fresco receptions take place under an airy tent or beneath the lounge areas' twinkling lights

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Kemper Campbell Ranch

Victorville, CA

Fab Features: you're given the freedom to choose your own vendors, which means there's no catering or bar minimums • outdoor spaces with gorgeous desert vistas available for ceremonies, while the historic adobe Main House is perfect for dinner and dancing • make it a wedding weekend by renting out their charming rooms, which can sleep up to 44 guests

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


Lorimar Vineyards and Winery

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: incredible vineyard views and flexible indoor / outdoor event spaces, including the Vineyard Lawn and Barrel Room • wedding packages include everything from an on-site coordinator and catering to a spacious getting-ready suite • the Coach House is available for intimate weddings or a weekend stay for up to nine guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


La Villa Bella San Antonio

Upland, CA

Fab Features: remodeled turn-of-the-century historic venue boasts transitional indoor-outdoor event spaces • say your vows beneath the expansive pergola, with its stone fireplace and stringed market lights • gorgeous gardens and sprawling lawns are perfect for al fresco receptions under the stars

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Christmas House

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Fab Features: historic, landmark 3-story Victorian mansion and grounds • ceremonies in an English garden and dining beneath magnolia and guava trees • six distinctive guest rooms, including a luxurious bridal suite with a fireplace and private garden courtyard with a hot tub

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa

Riverside, California

Fab Features: extraordinary castle-like venue with Spanish architecture and European charm • the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, exquisitely embellished with seven Tiffany stained-glass windows and a gleaming, 18-karat gold leafed altar from the mid 1700s • two dozen reception sites appointed with sumptuous details like damask draperies and crystal chandeliers

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$



Oak Glen, California

Fab Features: private estate at the edge of a mountain canyon overlooking an oak-sheltered creek • the picturesque barn features towering ceilings, sliding doors, chandeliers, and cut stone walls • all-inclusive wedding package makes planning a breeze

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


Gold Mountain Manor

Big Bear, CA

Fab Features: woodsy retreat highlighted by a whimsical 1928 log mansion • romantic al fresco events in the garden, which is bounded by lush forest and glowing twinkle lights • cozy, welcoming accommodations in seven uniquely adorned guest rooms

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


Monteleone Meadows

Murrieta, CA

Fab Features: private oasis nestled on 5 acres with a panoramic view of beautifully landscaped gardens, and a lake with waterfall and swans • event spaces include the gazebo, covered pavilion, open-air courtyard, and reception room • an air-conditioned bridal room is available for getting ready

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Venue: Wilson Creek Winery

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