Wedding Wednesday: Favorite Wedding Venues in Redlands, California
Ok, I’m SO excited to finally be publishing this post. I’ve been wanting to highlight some of my favorite Redlands wedding venues for a while now and so here we go!
I’d like to also note that none of this is sponsored and I don’t get any kickbacks from any of the venues. These are my personal opinions and just my experiences working with these venues over the years.
This place is awesome. The owner, Pat Casey, is constantly adding new things, updating the spaces, resurfacing the roads and pathways, etc. Every time you visit, something new and beautiful has been added. Your ceremony will take place in front of the pond, with the San Bernardino mountains gorgeously highlighted behind you. As a photographer, I love that there are photo ops everywhere! From the avocado and orange groves, to the sun-filled driveway, to the pond itself and all the palm trees, I never grow tired of shooting here. Plus, it’s always fun to challenge myself to find new and different ways to shoot a space. I highly recommend having your outdoor wedding here!
What an amazingly unique venue here in the Inland Empire! The owners acknowledge that it was an actual speakeasy during the Prohibition Era. From their website: “Speakeasy on State is still equipped with its red light which helped indicate to customers the need to hide all alcohol.
Also, in the pocket door leading into The Ballroom you’ll find two holes, the upper hole was utilized to visualize
anyone seeking access, the lower of the two holes was utilized for the weapon that helped ensure there was no trouble.”
Ummmmm, how crazy is that?! There are two distinct and stunning rooms at Speakeasy: The Columbia Room (reserved mostly for ceremonies) and The Ballroom (here’s where the party really starts!). Exposed brick walls, amazing vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors… there is so much to take in. Plus, all that natural light in the Columbia Room… COME ON. I also love the private back alley staircase entrance, just for the bride and groom. It means we can take pictures in the alley (full of cool murals) and then head up to the venue without being seen by guests!
Plus the owners are laid-back and delightful to work with. Give them a call!
Surrounded by orange trees and beautiful white blossoms, this has gorgeous open space that can hold a lot of guests! Your ceremony will be at the arbor with a stunning view of the San Bernardino mountains as your backdrop. There’s an indoor space for dancing if it gets chilly at night and fun spots to set up a bar and maybe even a s’mores bar! Always new and fun places to shoot here and I LOVE their wedding party prep areas. There’s even an adorable succulent garden near the tree house. Yup… tree house!
This one is super special to me since this is where I had my reception! A former orange packing house, there are two separate areas with different feels: The Main Room and the Summerbell. The Main Room has two floors where one floor can be the ceremony site and the other floor can be used for the reception. Or you can having the dining on the lower floor and dancing on the upper floor. Or just use the lower floor for everything! Lots of options!
The Summerbell has an outdoor ceremony area and then the reception is inside. I would recommend this room for smaller guest lists. Either way, both areas are beautiful with a real sense of history! I love the Mitten Building!
The Carriage House, Prospect Park
I LOVE this venue for smaller guest lists. Right smack in the middle of Prospect Park in Redlands, you have the whole park for portraits! And you all know I loves me Prospect Park for portraits. The Carriage House itself is small and intimate and guests won’t feel too spread out or cramped. It’s juuuuust right!
This spot is a hidden gem in South Redlands. For the gorgeous oak trees alone, this venue is a winner! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves but with a backdrop like this, you can’t go wrong!
Are there any that I missed that you love? Or you would like to see images from? This is just in Redlands, I have some other favorites in the Inland Empire too… should I do another post? I’d love to hear what you’d like to see!