The Inland Empire Strikes Back! 15 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.



AFFORDABLE



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: $ • $$


ALL-INCLUSIVE



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: $ • $$ • $$$


DIY-FRIENDLY



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: $ • $$


ELOPEMENT



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: $ • $$


FOREST / WOODSY



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: $ • $$


BYO



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: $ • $$


GARDEN



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: $ • $$ • $$$


HISTORIC



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: $ • $$ • $$$


LATE NIGHT



The Mitten Building

Redlands, CA

Fab Features: industrial-chic building with exposed rafters, beams, and brick exterior • unique event spaces include the Main Room multilevel interior, basement Speakeasy Bar, and Summerbell Ballroom with garden patio • on-site catering specializing in organic, free range, grass-fed local ingredients

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


MOUNTAIN VIEWS



Serendipity

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: $$ • $$$


OUTDOOR CEREMONY



Temecula Creek Inn

Temecula, California

Fab Features: romantic setting surrounded by lush landscaping, rolling hills, and a gorgeous championship golf course • stunning ceremony site with a flower-draped natural wooden arch, an arbor-covered lounge outfitted with plush couches, swinging chairs, and fire pits • guests can enjoy charming accommodations, resort amenities, and easy access to Temecula Valley wine country

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


PRIVATE ESTATE



The HomeStead

Oak Glen, CA

Fab Features: relaxed mountain getaway in the rolling foothills • ceremonies on a terraced stage in front of the picturesque façade of a country chapel • the cabin and cottage have been renovated into comfortable, private suites for getting ready

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


PRIVATE HOME



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: $ • $$


RANCH



Los Rios Rancho

Yucaipa, CA

Fab Features: idyllic venue nestled on a private homestead framed by the San Bernadino Mountains • al fresco ceremonies under a natural willow brush arbor followed by a rustic-elegant reception in the twinkle-lit Pear Grove Barn • partnership with experts at Cherie Riley weddings ensures an event that matches your unique vision

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


ROMANTIC



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: $ • $$ • $$$


Venue: Wilson Creek Winery

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