The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa 3649 Mission Inn Avenue • Riverside • California 92501


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

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 a 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 has been 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.


PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $2,000–6,000/event
  • Ceremony packages include:

    • 2-hour use of the reserved space
    • 1-hour rehearsal
    • Special events coordinator to assist with rehearsal and ceremony
    • 2-hour use of the Grand Parlor and Hospitality Suite for wedding party prep (excluding Courtyard Ceremony)
    • Banquet chairs (if applicable)
    • Glenwood hotel room for the couple on the wedding night

    St Francis of Assisi Chapel Ceremony | $4,000–6,000
    Atrio Ceremony | $4,000–6,000
    Courtyard Ceremony | $3,000–4,000 (must be booked with a reception)
    St Cecilia Chapel Ceremony | $2,000–3,500

Package Prices
  • All reception packages include:

    • 5-hour use of the selected venue (additional time $750/hour)
    • Cocktail hour with butler-passed champagne/cider and cheese display
    • Champagne toast
    • Plated dinner with salad & sides
    • Cake cutting
    • Complimentary tasting for the couple
    • Special events manager, banquet captain, and staff
    • Tables, chairs, dance floor, linens, napkins, and standard rentals, plus setup & breakdown

    Passed hors d'oeuvres and bar packages are an additional fee.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $4,000–25,000/event
  • (not inclusive of room rental fee)

Additional Info
  • 23% service charge of 8.75% tax is additional.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 170
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 170
Reception Seated 250 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.

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.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Chapel / Church / Temple
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Resort / Spa
  • Unique
  • Art Gallery
  • Restaurant
  • Museum

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Mountains
  • Other View
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable parquet provided
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
Cleanup: provided
View: landscaped courtyards
Other: special events manager, 7,000-square-foot spa


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: 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


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