The Perfect Venue for Weddings, Receptions, Meetings, and more!

If you’re looking for the perfect place for an elegant affair for your special day, look no further than the historic and unique building that is now the Riverside Art Museum. Exchange vows in Julia Morgan’s garden-like atrium. Let your friends and family toast to your joy and good health in one of our art galleries, and dance the night away in the arms of the one you love under the stars on our rooftop courtyard.

Imagine hosting your wedding, reception, milestone birthday, holiday party, gala fundraiser, or other special event at the beautiful Riverside Art Museum.

Located at the gateway to downtown Riverside’s historic Mission Inn district, the museum is the premier cultural institution where your guests can enjoy the ambiance of our art galleries or the dramatic views from our shaded rooftop courtyard!

At our historic property, your guests will enter through our iconic blue doors and into our spacious lobby with its original columns and decorative metal work as they peer through to the airy atrium space. Your exclusive use of the museum ensures an exceptional experience for your special event.

Beyond providing your guests with a unique experience, when you rent a space at the museum, you also support our mission to inspire, engage, and build community through the arts.

Book a site tour today and receive a custom quote by calling 951.547.0898 or emailing facilityrentals@riversideartmuseum.org.

Spaces Available

ROOFTOP

Accommodates: 125
Dimensions:
87×35 feet
(less the fireplace), approximately 2945 square feet
• Two covered alcoves
• Shade sails and • built-in LED lights
(choice of 15 pre-programmed colors)
• Strung market lights
• Functional fireplace

ART ALLIANCE GALLERY

Accommodates: 125 seated for dining; 125 seated for wedding ceremony; 125 standing; up to 125 seated with dance area
Dimensions: 70×33 feet, approximately 2310 square feet 

ATRIUM

Accommodates: 50 seated for dining; 75 standing; 70 seated for wedding ceremony
Dimensions: 21×27 feet, approximately 567 square feet 
Built-in dimmable lights

The following prices are effective starting January 1, 2023

Evening Reception or Event Package: Choice of Rooftop or Gallery (after 5 p.m.)

Additional staffing and security charges based on event size.

  • Monday-Thursday                           $3,450
  • Friday & Sunday                              $4,450
  • Saturday                                          $5,450

A $1,000 refundable deposit required with 25% of rental cost at time of booking. Balance due 90 days prior to event.

Daytime hourly rates start at $225/hour. More info under Corporate and Daytime Events.

Reception/Event Package includes:

  • Six-hour use of Gallery or Rooftop space ($225–$275 per additional hour) 
  • Chairs for up to 125 guests 
  • Combination of Round and/or Rectangular tables (seats 8–12 each)
  • Gift Table & Guest Book Table
  • Extra Security Guard(s) required if alcohol is served and for guest counts over 50

Option to add the Ceremony Package at a 50% discount. Extra Security Guard(s) required if alcohol is served and for guest counts over 50.

Ceremony-Only Package: Choice of Atrium, Rooftop, or Gallery 

  • Monday-Thursday                           $1,500
  • Friday & Sunday                              $1,700
  • Saturday (limited available)            $1,700

Ceremony package includes:

  • Two hours in venue for set up, ceremony, and break down
  • Chairs for up to 70 guests
  • One-hour rehearsal (time scheduled 30 days prior to wedding); Ceremony Coordinator available at additional cost

If you book the Reception/Event Package, the Ceremony Package is 50% off. 

Corporate and Daytime Events

Looking to book a shorter daytime event to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, bridal/baby shower, graduation, retirement, or celebration of life?

  • Weekday daytime rates available starting at $225/hour
  • Weekend daytime rates available starting at $275/hour
  • minimum three hours; staff and equipment extra; event must end by 3 p.m.

Additional Services

  • Floor-length linens starting at $11/table; overlays, napkins, or specialty fabrics available at additional cost
  • Plates, glasses, goblets, and silverware available for rent
  • Consider purchasing an engraved brick for $250 to be installed in the museum’s front walkway to commemorate your special event! 

Please schedule a site tour by calling 951.547.0898 oremailing FacilityRentals@riversideartmuseum.org to talk to our Event Rental Manager 
so that we can customize a package to accommodate your needs and budget.

Thank you for considering the Riverside Art Museum for your wedding, birthday, anniversary, holiday party, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

After your scheduled site tour, a customized contract will be presented to you based on the space(s), day, time, and length of the rental you have selected. To secure your date, 25% of fees, as well as the refundable $1,000 security deposit, are required.

Yes! We have a bundled 6-hour event package, as well as the flexibility to accommodate hourly-rate space rentals. You may add hours and end your event as late as 1 a.m.

Absolutely! You may choose, for example, separate sites for your ceremony, cocktails, and reception.

We are available for private-event rental after 5 p.m. Your set-up time must be included in the contracted rental. No access for deliveries or vendors is permitted prior to the contracted time. Additional time can be contracted if required. A staging space is available for early or night of rehearsal drop off at additional cost.

Yes. Reception-only events may be hosted on any day; ceremony-only events may be hosted on any day except Saturday. (Some exceptions may apply.)

There is absolutely no smoking or vaping within the museum OR on the rooftop. A designated smoking area is available outside the back doors. We ask that use of an ash tray be observed.

Yes. You must hire a RBS certified professional bartender. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the event by guests. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed within the building.

If at any time we observe underage drinking, destruction of property, or disorderly or disrespectful conduct, we will close the bar and potentially end the event immediately without a refund. Remember, you are responsible for all your guests.

Absolutely NOT. The City of Riverside bans the use of all fireworks, including sparklers. Use of them will result in loss of your security deposit and may result in code violation charges and damage claims.

For all events at RAM, a liability insurance policy, including alcohol coverage (if applicable), naming the Riverside Art Museum as additional insured is required. The caterer will also be required to provide insurance naming the Riverside Art Museum as additional insured and bar staff will need to provide RAM with a copy of their TIPS certification.

You may view our COVID-19 Safety Plan for current policies.

Birthday Parties at RAM

Celebrate your child’s birthday with a creative experience at the Riverside Art Museum. We offer parties for groups of up to 15 children, aged 3 to 12, in a variety of age-appropriate activities, such as: Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, or Illustration. Click here for more info.

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