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Meetings & Events

Banquet Rooms and Meeting Space For All Occasions

Since entertaining our very first guests in 1876 The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa has remained at the epicenter of commerce and trade in Riverside, California. United States Presidents, European royalty and titans of business have conducted their affairs in the hotel’s magnificent event venues.   

Today, the Mission Inn’s splendid Spanish Mission-style architecture and interiors remain, but a series of enhancements has left the hotel with a contemporary spirit perfectly suited for modern business. Allow our staff of meeting planning and catering professionals to design your next corporate function down to the last detail.

The Inn features 238 guest rooms and suites and 20,000 square feet of flexible function space that can accommodate everything from small breakfast meetings, banquets and executive board sessions to company-wide conventions and sales conferences.

For all of your meetings needs, we offer:

  • Professional Sales, Catering and Banquet Personnel
  • Professional On-Site Audio Visual Services and Staff
  • Unique and Artfully Decorated Meeting and Banquet Rooms
  • World-Class Catering Menus, Including Customized Options
  • Preferred Listing of Off-Site Vendors
  • Customized Meeting Packages
  • Group Rates for Guests Staying at the Hotel
  • Business Center
  • 24-hour Concierge

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Banquet & 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 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 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 1st 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 the ceiling is richly draped in gilded canopy 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.

The Galleria

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

The Ho-O-Kan located on the 1st floor certainly makes a statement by enchanting guest expectations to new heights. The split-level, double height venue features a traditional, wood beamed ceiling and  loft space with wrap-around gallery, displaying a unique collection of fine antiques, artwork and decorative artifacts. The Ho-O-Kan has a dramatic black and ivory color schemed Asian-inspired venue.  Hand-painted lanterns and filigree carving, emerald-tone crystals and silk tassels filtering the light through, cast a romantic glow on the impressive room.  The floors are of European carpeting with 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 foot high, gilt framed DeGournay pieces depict colorful birds in an exotic setting, providing the perfect backdrop for the magnificent red lacquered and gold leafed Amitabha Buddha who meditatively presides over the room from his lotus blossom pedestal.   The eight 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 is located on the third floor of the hotel, is entered from a sunny indoor loggia overlooking the Oriental Courtyard, with newly installed Spanish arches, wrought iron globe lanterns, 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, wood-grain Herringbone flooring and the walls are of full height 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 divisible into two rooms making it a perfect backdrop for your special events and intimate celebrations.

Additional Meeting Space

In addition to the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s larger meeting facilities, the Inn also offers several options for smaller events from business meetings to family celebrations. Open floor plan, event rooms, joining office spaces, oversized guest rooms, spacious Junior Suites and luxurious Presidential & Superior Presidential Suites provide unique and inspirational options perfectly suited to your event needs.

For a private executive retreat, the Frank Miller Room encompasses taste and refinement. Coffered ceilings cast light upon the fine art, which creates the perfect place for small meetings of 5 to 15 executives.

Our executive chef will create elaborate, themed menus and spectacular multi-course meals that surpass every expectation.

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Destination Amenities

The resort is in the heart of downtown Riverside. Activities and events include: 

  • Festival of Lights –First Friday after Thanksgiving until January 6
  • Mt. Rubidoux (hiking -30 minutes)
  • Festival of Trees (holiday)
  • Riverside Convention Center (1 block)
  • Fox Performing Arts Center (2 blocks)
  • Riverside County Superior Courthouse (2 blocks)
  • University of California Riverside (2 miles)
  • March Air Reserve Base (10 miles)
  • California Baptist University (2 miles)
  • Ontario Convention Center (16 miles)
  • Temecula Wineries (30 Miles)
  • Disneyland (40 minutes)
  • Palm Springs (54 miles)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (40 Miles)
  • San Diego Zoo (90 Minutes)
  • Big Bear Lake-Ski Resorts (58 Miles)
  • Las Vegas (231 Miles)       

 

TRANSPORTATION DISTANCES

  • Ontario International Airport (ONT) 16 miles/20 minutes  
  • John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA) 45 miles/55 minutes 
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) 64 miles/75 minutes 
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 68 miles/1½ hours 
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) 70 miles/1½ hours 

WEATHER

High & Low Temperatures by Month (Average Temperatures) 

High °F

Low °F

High °C

Low °C

69

43

January

21

6

70

45

February

21

7

73

46

March

23

8

78

50

April

25

10

83

55

May

28

13

89

59

June

31

15

95

64

July

35

18

96

65

August

36

18

92

61

September

34

16

83

55

October

29

13

75

47

November

24

8

69

42

December

20 6

  

In addition to your meeting location, the Inn offers exceptional amenities and services including:

  • Full-service, Award-Winning Tuscan Inspired Kelly’s Spa
  • 4 Award-Winning Restaurants, including Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood Restaurant, the only AAA Four-Diamond Rated Restaurant in Inland Southern California
  • 54° at Duane’s®, a New State-of-the-Art Wine, Sushi & Tapas Bar, Offering Some of the World’s Finest Wines
  • Presidential Lounge – Hand Crafted and Specialty cocktails and appetizers served in the dignified ambiance of a lounge and bar area graced by several former U.S. Presidents
  • Casey’s Cupcakes®, A Gourmet Confection Boutique Offering an Assortment of Luscious and Lovely Cupcakes and Other Delicious Treats
  • The Mission Inn Museum, Featuring Daily Guided Tours of the Hotel.

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To discover the possibilities for your next meeting or conference in Riverside, CA, please call 951.784.0300 or toll-free 800.344.4225.

Southern California Summer Meeting Promotion

Take part in a true Southern California meeting experience at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of space, the hotel offers several recently enhanced banquet & meeting rooms in the only AAA Four Diamond Award-Winning destinationin Inland Southern California. Your attendees will truly be “INNspired” by the unique and artfully decorated meeting and banquet rooms, all featuring natural lighting to enjoy the California Sun.

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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 figures transforming Riverside’s Historic hotel into pure magic for The Mission Inn’s Annual Festival of Lights.T his 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 your team 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.

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