Dream Weddings and Gorgeous Celebrations in Perfect Venues
With its breathtaking Spanish Mission architecture and European charm, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa becomes a grand stage for creating unforgettable memories as you celebrate your new life together.
Our history becomes your story, infusing every moment of your wedding celebration with the romance and splendor of a grander era.
Just about every Riverside native has a cherished memory of a Mission Inn wedding. Since hosting our first wedding over a century ago, The Inn has been the standard bearer for signature occasions. Generations of families have shared their special day with us, gathering with friends and loved ones in a setting that will forever remain special.
Often referred to as the “Crown Jewel” of Inland Southern California, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa offers dozens of enchanting reception sites in the Riverside, California area, including the region’s only hotel chapel — the exquisite St. Francis of Assisi. Throughout the grounds, secluded gardens and patios, grand staircases, soaring domes and towers, a world-class art collection and an opulent décor provide the perfect setting for celebrating the most important day of your life.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is the one place to perfectly serve all of your needs, from the rehearsal and ceremony to the reception and accommodations. Dedicated to perfection, our staff of wedding professionals attends to every request, creating a truly magical wedding experience for you and your guests.
Only California’s most legendary hotel, a historic gem with a tradition for impeccable celebrations, can detail your wedding with the elegance it deserves.
Located a floor above the lobby, the hotel’s wedding chapels grace the Spanish-colonial inspired courtyard known as the Atrio. With its smooth, travertine flagstones and Italian-inspired bronze Bacchus fountain, the Atrio serves as a majestic backdrop for a timeless wedding.
St. Francis of Assisi Chapel
The St. Francis of Assisi wedding Chapel is exquisitely embellished with priceless treasures from around the world. Precious Tiffany stained glass panels, which Mr. Miller acquired directly from Louis Comfort Tiffany, magnificently accent the grand walls of the chapel. Gleaming with gold and meticulously gilded, the 18-karat-gold leafed Raya’s Altar dates back to the mid-eighteenth century and was originally commissioned for a family home in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Featuring an elegant beamed ceiling, ornate Mexican Mahogany wooden doors, the 18-karat gold leaf Rayas Altar and seven Tiffany stain-glass windows, the St. Francis of Assisi chapel can accommodate up to 150 seated guests. The gold of the altar and the jewel-toned Tiffany windows create a rich palette of colors in the softly lit, non-denominational chapel while St. Joseph, the patron saint of brides, stands in the center of the altar where His benevolent and protective gaze welcomes brides to the most important day of their lives.
St. Cecilia Chapel
Tucked into a corner of the St. Francis Atrio, is the wedding chapel dedicated to St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music. The antique marriage altar of gesso and gold leaf, dated 1740, is one of the oldest objects at the Inn. Above the altar, the carved wooden ceiling panel shines with gold leaf, illuminated by the chapel's single window signed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, the St. Cecilia chapel can accommodate up to 12 guests seated or up to 15 guests standing.
Banquet And Event Rooms
The Music Room
Resembling a baronial hall of a European castle, The Music Room features exposed, wood beam ceilings and a minstrel’s gallery, a balcony for musicians found typically in great halls.
The overall look is one of European elegance with refined details, rich finishes and classic styling, exuding the romantic ambiance, theatrical grandeur and fairy-tale appearance for which this historic hotel has become legendary.
Features include new custom-woven wool carpeting inspired by the French Aubusson rugs of the 17th and 18th centuries. Opulent damask draperies, painstakingly fabricated to frame the treasured stained glass windows, create a sense of drama with traditional tassels, braided cord and bullion fringe. Velvet seat cushions have been added to the tiered pew benches that were replicas of those found in London’s Westminster Abbey and paneled window seats.
Eight spectacular new crystal chandeliers hang from the original beamed ceiling, each weighing close to 100 lbs., adding to the aristocratic opulence of the stately room. Additional decorative embellishments include elaborately framed oversize mirrors at the arched wall niches, gilded cherub sculptures perched on the arch-top corbels, and gold banded shades of rococo-style wall sconces cast a warm glow on the seating areas below. Carpeted stage areas have been replaced with a rich wood grain finish and the carefully coordinated color scheme comprising of ivory, gold, bronze and rich jewel tones provide the perfect backdrop for any event.
The Music Room also houses the Hotel’s 100 year-old Kimball Organ. The organ’s custom-made Arts and Crafts oak case incorporates the Mission Inn Raincross. With a generous 2,684 square feet of space, accommodating groups ranging from 50 to 300, The Music Room can be set for lavish receptions, elegant conferences, high profile gatherings or modern meetings.
The Spanish Art Gallery
A magnificent setting, the Spanish Art Gallery features a unique ceiling with rich, gold drapery and a grand marble staircase, which descends down into the room from the adjacent Atrio courtyard, the perfect setting for an unforgettable entrance to any occasion. Ornamented with over 100 paintings throughout the room, the Spanish Art Gallery can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Originally built as an art gallery and museum, the Galleria is located beside the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel and can accommodate events of 120 to 170 guests. Adorned with priceless, antique statues around the perimeter of the room, the Galleria also boosts a Tiffany stained-glass window.
The Santa Barbara Room
The charming and intimate Santa Barbara Room overlooks both picturesque interior courtyard of the Hotel and the Oriental Court with its collection of antique Asian sculptures. The room includes decorative black and white tile flooring from Europe; custom-made embroidered sheer draperies frame the full height windows, adding softness and privacy while diffusing the light. Shimmering, delicate ivory and gold botanical panels, imported from Belgium have been applies to the cove-lit vaulted ceilings, creating a delightful and elegant canopy overhead.
Traditional wrought iron and glass light fixtures create a cozy ambiance inside the room, while pairs of spiral topiaries flanking the interior windows bring in the wonderful garden feeling from the landscaped loggia and connecting the event space outside. A trio of immense arched mirrors at the end wall reflects the entire romantic scene and adding glamour and sparkle to this lovely room.
The Court Of The Orient & Ho-O-Kan Room
Rich with Oriental flavor, the Court of the Orient and Ho-O-Kan Room make unique indoor and outdoor meeting spaces and are home to Frank Miller’s extensive collection of Oriental art including the eight-and-a-half foot Amitahba Buddah made in Japan during the Tokugawa period (1615-1868).
Also featured in the Ho-O-Kan Room is Riui, the eight-foot bronze dragon, Oriental lanterns, statues and extravagant woodcarvings that make a magnificent backdrop for any occasion. The Court of the Orient can accommodate up to 170 guests for an outdoor wedding ceremony or business meeting. The Ho-O-Kan Room is ideal for smaller receptions or events with 40 to 60 guests.