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, you'll find secluded gardens and patios, grand staircases, soaring domes and towers, a world-class art collection, and an opulent décor that 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 leaf 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 Grand Parisian Ballroom (formerly The Music Room)
Resembling a baronial hall of a European castle, The Grand Parisian Ballroom 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 oversized mirrors at the arched wall niches, gilded cherub sculptures perched on the arch-top corbels, and gold banded shades of rococo-style wall sconces which 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 Grand Parisian Ballroom 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
The Spanish Art Gallery is located on the lobby level of the hotel and may be accessed through the first floor Atrio Court. Richly appointed, the Spanish Art Gallery’s regal 17th century European décor in a warm palette of gold offers the ultimate in sophistication and exclusivity. The venue features a grand marble staircase with wrought iron and a ceiling richly draped in gilded canopy ambiance bathing the room in pure extravagance. Dining and dancing under the exquisite art collection makes for an unforgettable event that is nothing short of magical. 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 boasts 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 adorned with a 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 ot its windows, adding softness and privacy while diffusing the light. Shimmering, delicate ivory and gold botanical panels imported from Belgium have been applied to the cove-lit vaulted ceilings, for an elegant canopy.
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 adds glamour and sparkle to this lovely room.
The Court Of The Orient & Ho-O-Kan Room
The Ho-O-Kan, located on the first floor, certainly makes a statement by elevating guests' expectations. The split-level venue features a traditional, wood-beamed ceiling and loft space with a wrap-around gallery, displaying a unique collection of fine antiques, artwork and decorative artifacts. The Ho-O-Kan is a dramatic black and ivory color schemed Asian-inspired venue. The hand-painted lanterns with emerald-tone crystals and silk tassels filter the light through, and cast a romantic glow on the impressive room. The floors are adorned with European carpeting in a graphic medallion motif. A rich textured wall covering at the grand focal wall is a trio of specially commissioned, exquisitely hand-painted panels by DeGournay.
Rendered in their signature Chinoiserie style on delicate gold leaf paper, the nine feet high, gilt-framed DeGournay pieces depict colorful birds in an exotic setting. It provides the perfect backdrop for the magnificent red lacquered and gold leaf Amitabha Buddha who meditatively presides over the room from his lotus blossom pedestal. The 8-foot bronzed dragon is a fine example of bronzed Eastern dragon work symbolizing wealth, wisdom, and prosperity.
The Ho-O- Kan provides a truly inspiring setting for exclusive gatherings, VIP dinners, and cocktail reception with 40 - 60 guests.
The San Diego Room
The San Diego Room, located on the third floor of the hotel, is entered trough a sunny indoor loggia overlooking the Oriental Courtyard, with newly installed Spanish arches and wrought iron globe lanterns. This area features potted olive trees and a gallery wall of gilt-framed, vintage botanicals.
This lovely walkway serves as an elegant transition to the main room. The venue has a handsome, woodgrain herringbone pattern flooring and the custom wall panels specially designed to showcase the stunning gold damask wallpaper from Europe. Custom-made gold velvet draperies frame the historic stained glass windows, adding an element of plush grandeur. The San Diego Room is venue of regal refinement and can be divided into two rooms, making it a perfect backdrop for your special events and intimate celebrations.
2015 Holiday Parties
The Holidays will be here Soon!
Book your elegant holiday gathering amidst more than 4 million brilliant lights and over 400 animated figuresthat transform Riverside’s Historic hotel into pure magic for The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa's Annual Festival of Lights. This holiday season, treat your guests to the most dazzling holiday spectacle voted “Best Public Lights Display” by USA Today. Allow your guests to experience The Inn’s AAA Four Diamond Award-Winning cuisine and a host of seasonal favorites, including horse-drawn carriages, Santa Claus and freshly fallen snow. Plan Ahead!
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa welcomes you and your guests to celebrate the holidays. Preferred dates are booking quickly. Space is limited. Call our Sales & Catering Department at 800.344.4225 now to save your meeting or holiday event date, or use the link below to submit an online request and have one of our Sales Team contact you.
Wedding Showcase - January 24, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Explore our historical setting with spectacular architecture, grand staircases, hidden romantic alcoves and European charm. Mission Inn Wedding Specialists will be available to assist you in planning your special day.
Stroll through The Inn with a glass of Champagne and envision yourself on your wedding day in the breathtaking St. Francis of Assisi Chapel.
Imagine the ultimate celebration in honor of your new life together in one of our exquisite and beautifully appointed event rooms.
It is the perfect setting for celebrating the most important day of your life. A Mission Inn Wedding Specialist will be available to assist you in planning your special day.
Admission is $10.00 per person at the door.