Located in Riverside, California, Avila's Historic 1929 is a banquet hall venue that hosts weddings and special events. Originally constructed in 1929 by renowned architect Stanley Wilson, it is now owned and operated by Chuck A. Avila. This venue’s name is reflective of its ethos, blending its history with Downtown Riverside's emerging urban landscape. Couples who choose to celebrate their wedding at this location can expect a contemporary and artistic setting to their nuptials.
Facilities and Capacity
Avila's Historic 1929 offers a choice of three event spaces for couples to choose from - Legacy, Ensueno, and Portico - each boasting its own unique character and ambiance. Legacy is Stanley Wilson's signature building, which has been artfully restored to its original historic appearance. This is our largest space, exhibiting beautiful, industrial elegance and ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions. It features lofty ceilings, gorgeous chandeliers, and wide-paneled windows for abundant cascades of natural light. Legacy flaunts a charming staircase, which allows for a grand entrance from the bridal suite and mezzanine. Ensueño offers a contemporary twist on traditional ballrooms, with polished wooden floors and exposed painted piping across the ceiling. Modern sputnik chandeliers add a romantic yet industrial flair while flooding the room with light. With a full bar running along one side, this room offers ample space for dancing and socializing. Portico is a covered outdoor terrace that sits atop the building, and is ideal for day or night celebrations. Offering sweeping views of the city, it is perfect for intimate gatherings and celebrations. This modern rooftop area also boasts a full bar and dance floor.
Avila’s Historic 1929 is an ideal location choice for engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Depending on the event space chosen, you’ll have the option of working with the on-site catering team or bringing your choice of caterers on site. The team will take care of setup and clean up of your chosen space, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day. Dedicated staff including servers, bartenders and security personnel can also be available to make sure that your celebration flows flawlessly. Each event space is equipped with sound equipment, ensuring that your choice of entertainment has everything they need for a great performance. This team can also offer a range of celebration necessities such as: