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Our Frequently Asked Questions

Along with wedding planning comes a lot of questions.
Here are a few of the most popular questions:

Do you have MINIMUMS?

A food and beverage minimum of $120+ per guest will apply for Saturday evenings.

Am I required to have a WEDDING PLANNER?

All wedding packages include a catering manager. While you are not required to have a wedding planner, Mission Inn Resort recommends a professional wedding planner for a minimum of day-of coordination. You will receive an additional incentive for hiring one of our preferred planners.

How long do I have the SPACE?

Each area set-up can begin two hours prior to your ceremony start time. Reception space is available until midnight for indoor evening weddings. Brunch weddings must conclude by 3:00 pm.

What is your VENDOR POLICY?

You are welcome to choose vendors with whom you feel most comfortable. All vendors working on Mission Inn Resort property are required to have valid business license and insurance with a minimum of $1,000,000.00 in general liability coverage.

What is the DEPOSIT and when do I make PAYMENTS?

A 25% non-refundable deposit of the total estimated price is required at contract signing. Remaining balance will be due thirty days before your wedding date.

What’s the BACKUP PLAN?

While a rare occurrence, the reception space may be used as your ceremony backup if necessary.

Can I mix and match LOCATIONS?

Mission Inn Resort has three distinct venue options for you wedding day, each with a designated ceremony, cocktail and reception location. Since the resort is spread over 1,100 acres, locations cannot be mixed and matched. In addition, we have numerous locations on property for your rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch.


Children’s Meals (ages 3-12) are $25+ per child. Vendor Meals are $40+ per vendor.

What is your PET POLICY?

Mission Inn Resort does not allow pets in guestrooms or event spaces, but we are happy to let your pet walk down the aisle. We do require you to use a licensed and insured pet service to assist with the handling before and after the ceremony and are happy to give recommendations.

Do you charge for WELCOME BAGS?

Welcome bags provided by the couple may be handed out at check-in by our Front Desk agents at no extra charge.


We are a full service resort with an amazing culinary team. We do not allow outside food or beverage on property, with the exception being your wedding cake/desserts. We do have special allowances for some specific food requirements such as Kosher, Halal or culturally specific catering.

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