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For a rustic and historic setting, look no further than Hilltop Tavern & Inn in Apple Valley, California. Since 1947, Hilltop Tavern & Inn has been welcoming friends, both old and new. Beneath a floral covered arch, say I Do against the vibrant California sunsets as your new beginning ignites. Nautical stars, original wood and a barn with mile-long views will provide nothing but tranquil relaxation. Saloon-inspired features mixed with elegant floral arrangements and spectacular views elevate this rustic spot. A wooden pavilion and large concrete patio that looks over the gorgeous California desert for miles is the perfect setting for a cocktail hour or reception. Help yourself to relaxed photos by the tavern’s wine barrels before you sip on the couple’s signature drinks.

Services Offered

  • On-site catering
  • Sunset ceremonies
  • Photo booth
  • On site lodging
  • Private event space
  • In house bartending services
  • Firepit
  • Wine barrels
  • Indoor and outdoor pavillion
  • Camping and RV parking
  • Flexible vendor options

Facilities and Capacity
Quirky bedrooms with stunning views of California’s tranquil desert escape are available for newlyweds and guests to rent. The Restaurant and pavillion can accomodate up to 500 guests. Room accommodations include a private cottage, 60 acre ranch, swimming pool, 10 Standard Kitchenette and Deluxe Kitchenette rooms available. For couples that want a relaxed, private ranch setting where nature speaks for itself, you will appreciate the charming accommodations.

Nearby airports include Hesperia or Apple Valley Airport about 20 minutes (15.3 miles) away, LAX International Airport 2 hours, Ontario International airport 1.25 hours from Hilltop Tavern & Inn. For guests not staying on the property, a close lodging option is in Hesperia 11.5 miles away. Enjoy the Big bear mountains and seasonal scenic dirt riding, local hot springs, horseback riding, Lake Arrowhead, hiking and skiing/snowboarding activities.

  • Woman-owned

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Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Genesis S. Married on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best & most memorable wedding ever

I couldn’t have asked for a better venue to have my wedding at!! Everything came together so beautifully and was absolutely perfect, the staff was amazing and took care of my guests very well. Because of the location and venue set up we were able to have one of the most memorable grand entrances ever! Got nothing but compliments all night long on every aspect of the venue to the actual event!
Sean T. Married on 06/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything went off without a hitch. Everything was ready when we walked in and all the details were thought of.

I sat out to have the grandest graduation party for my daughter and couldn't be happier with any other place. The Hilltop staff was on point. All of my guests felt very well takin care of and I didn't have to do anything. Al in all it was a great experience and I would do it again.
I went to a wedding there the following weekend and again it was amazing. Thank you to Ken, Stacy and the Hilltop staff for making thse events outstanding.
Kailey M. Married on 06/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

My Dream Come True!

Stacey with storybook wedding and events was exactly what we were looking for when we started to plan our wedding. Stacey and her team were super patient with all our questions during the planning process and during the days just prior to our wedding. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better team of professionals to make our day the most amazing day ever. Stacey and her team and are so sweet, down to earth and personable! I would highly recommend any bride to use her as your wedding planner she made everything so much less stressful and fun! She had great recommendations for photographers and hair and make up I would have been so lost without her! Thank you so much for making my big day my dream come true!
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Hilltop Tavern & Inn frequently asked questions

The space offered by Hilltop Tavern & Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
Hilltop Tavern & Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Hilltop Tavern & Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Hilltop Tavern & Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Hilltop Tavern & Inn is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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