With its breathtaking architecture and European charm, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa becomes a grand stage for weddings and celebrations. The Inn is the perfect destination to serve all of your needs, from wedding showers, intimate gatherings to rehearsal, ceremony, majestic reception and elegant accommodations.
Let our history become your story, infusing every moment of your wedding with the romance and splendor of a grander era. The Inn has been hosting weddings & special occasions for over a century. Hollywood stars, U.S. Presidents, generations of families and those looking for a magnificent setting have shared their weddings and honeymoons in this legendary location.
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa offers the region’s only hotel with on-site chapels as well a dozen of enchanting reception sites. Our dedicated staff of wedding professionals attend to every request, creating a memorable event.
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.
The St. Cecilia Chapel features a carved gilt marriage altar, dated to 1740. The chapel is tucked into the corner of the Atrio Courtyard. Prior to the 1931 construction of the Rotunda wing, the St. Cecilia Chapel was the only wedding chapel in the hotel and was originally located at the back of the stage of the Cloister Music Room. The chapel can accommodate up to 10 guests and is perfect for intimate ceremonies.
The Court of the Orient provides a truly inspiring outdoor setting for exclusive gatherings, VIP dinners, and cocktail reception with 40 - 60 guests.
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 hotels 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 Grand Parisian can be set for lavish receptions, elegant conferences, high profile gatherings, or modern meetings.
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 Galleria is a beautiful venue for celebrations and intimate weddings.
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 Renaissance Salon, 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 Renaissance Salon is venue of regal refinement and can be divided into two rooms, making it a perfect backdrop for your special events and intimate celebrations.
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.
Located on the 3rd floor of the hotel, the Mediterranean Terrace features floor to ceiling windows that open up to the six-story spiral staircase of the International Rotunda, constructed by G. Stanley Wilson in 1931. This unique room is decorated in warm neutral tones with gilded ceiling tiles that are accented by the beautiful stained glass windows that surround the entire room.
Located on the 1st floor of the Inn are the area’s only on-site chapels both opening up to the Atrio Courytard which is surrounded by balconies, steps, wrought iron, glazed tile and carved facades. In the center of the Atrio, spewing water, sits a bronze statue of the Greek god Bacchus, a copy of the Bacchus fountain in Prato, Italy. To the left of the St. Francis Chapel is the iconic Flyer’s Wall which houses copper wings of famous pilots and airmen, including those of Amelia Earhart, who famously signed her wings in 1942.