One of the great perks of being a wedding photographer in Redlands, is being in close proximity to some pretty amazing places! Adrianne and Mario loved the architecture and history the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, and they loved the vibe of the Speakeasy on State. Since our studio is based out of Redlands we were able to capture them getting ready at the Mission Inn and capture the wedding at the Speakeasy on State.
Getting ready at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
Will Rogers said, “It is the most unique hotel in America. It’s a monastery, a museum, a fine hotel, a home, a boardinghouse, a mission, an art gallery and an aviator’s shrine. It combines the best features of all of the above. If you are ever in any part of California, don’t miss the famous Mission Inn of Riverside.”
Allow yourself to get lost in the exploration of the dramatic, yet intimate hidden treasures that distinguish the Inn from any other destination in the world.
The Mission inn Hotel & Spa has remained faithful to preserving its past while looking towards the future. Meeting the standards of both the Historic Hotels of America and AAA’s Four Diamond distinction, The Mission Inn’s 238 guestrooms, including 27 suites, offer a wide variety of options, each featuring its own unique décor highlighting each wing’s history and character. Unique architectural pieces such as fireplaces, window seats, built in cabinets, and small reading nooks may ordain some of the rooms in the hotel. They have all been preserved and although the fireplaces are no longer used, it is a glimpse back in time as to the early days of the Inn.
COME TAKE A STEP BACK INTO THE CHARM AND GLAMOUR OF THE LATE 1800S.
Finished in 1899, the Columbia building was the last building built on the first block of E. State Street and has been utilized for gatherings both large and small. Located on Redland's iconic State Street, this historic gem has been closed for use since 1948. Speakeasy on State offers 4000 square feet of elegance, mixed with beautiful hard woods, raw exposed brick, and the
finest period specific details - found nowhere else in tow. Proudly representing the heartbeat of downtown Redlands, Speakeasy on State boasts two large gathering rooms, each with their own distinct feel, a bridal suite, restrooms, and a preparation kitchen. Opposite the entrance, Speakeasy on State lets out into the charming City of Redlands Alley Park, perfect for outdoor socializing.
You will gasp as you step into this beautiful space. Here you’ll find wall to wall hard wood floors, large elegant period specific chandeliers, exposed brick and mortar dating back to the inception of downtown Redlands, all brightly lit with natural lighting shining through three massive double hung windows. The Columbia Room is a perfect backdrop for your next wedding ceremony or private dinner party.