Padua Hills Theatre 4467 Padua Avenue • Claremont • California 91711


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • A remarkable cultural legacy accompanies this Spanish Colonial landmark, nestled in the chaparral-covered foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The buildings and landscape capture the simple allure of vintage California, with red-tile roofs, brick and flagstone, all staged against the mountainous silhouette of the Angeles National Forest and overlooking a wilderness preserve,
  • Exchange vows on the breathtaking Terrace as the city lights begin to shimmer on the horizon and the sun sets over the densely forested canyon. Just steps away is the Plaza Courtyard, where brick and stone paths amble among olive trees, manicured shrubbery and terracotta pots brimming with blooms, and twinkle lights sparkle above.
  • Hand-carved mirrors and rich drapery accent the stunning Theatre Ballroom, where your dinner is served beneath a vaulted ceiling studded with wrought-iron chandeliers. Its grand design enables each guest to witness everything that takes place, like the first dance, cake cutting, and bouquet toss, with plenty of room to dance the night away.


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Seasonal Special | Book any available date January–March 2024 or 2025 and receive $3,000 off your booking plus complimentary beer, wine, and soda during cocktail hour, for up to one hour. Inquire for details!

Ceremony-Only Rental | $2,500–3,500 and includes a 3-hour time block, dressing room, courtyard or terrace ceremony, 1-hour rehearsal, tables, white resin chairs, and setup & breakdown.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $2,500–3,500/event
  • Pricing is for a ceremony only.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $16,000–31,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Guest count
    • Type of food

  • Minimums apply to the following:

    • Venue rental and ceremony fee (if applicable)
    • Hors d'oeuvres
    • Catering menu
    • Dessert serving fee
    • Tables, linens, and Chiavari chairs
    • Bartending fee (alcohol is additional)
    • Parking attendant
    • Taxes and administrative fee

    Saturday/Holiday minimum | $31,000
    Friday minimum | $23,000
    Sunday minimum | $20,000
    Weekday minimum | $16,000

Additional Info
  • The Ceremony & Reception Minimum ranges $15,000–29,000 and varies depending on the day of the week, guest count, and type of meal.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 350
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 0
Reception Seated 250 350
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Plaza Courtyard can hold 350 seated. The Sunset View Terrace area can hold up to 250 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION&MEETING CAPACITY: The Ballroom accommodates up to 250 seated or 300 standing guests; the Plaza Courtyard up to 350 seated; and the Sunset Terrace up to 120 guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic
  • Valley

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided, linens extra charge
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible, call for details
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: provided
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA or BYO
Parking: large lots or valet CBA
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: Claremont and Pomona Valley
Other: event coordination and on-site entertainment company available


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outside only in designated areas, call for details
Music: amplified OK indoors, with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for DJs and bands
Other: no rice, confetti or outdoor flames


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