The Grand Parisian Ballroom
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.
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. Custom-woven wool carpeting is 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 on the tiered pew benches are 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. and 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 which cast a warm glow on the seating areas below. Stage areas have a rich wood grain finish, and the carefully coordinated color scheme is comprised of ivory, gold, bronze, and rich jewel tones. The Grand Parisian Ballroom also houses the hotels 100-year-old Kimball Organ. The organ’s custom-made Arts and Crafts oak case incorporates Mission Inn Raincross. With a generous 3,684 square feet of space, The Grand Parisian can be set for lavish receptions accommodating groups ranging from 50 to 300.