Portola Inn is an elegant, historic wedding venue located in Atascadero, California. With the incredible hosts, Peggy and Tom O’Malley, all clients are sure to have the wedding of their dreams with their magical touch of care and detailed planning.
At this time we are FULLY BOOKED for 2021. We are beginning to book for 2022!
Facilities and Capacity
This event space will host up to 100 guests. The romantic, natural setting offers strolls through the gardens and majestic oaks with plenty of natural sunlight. They also have their Carriage House, ideal for live bands, dinner and dancing, with professional dance floor. Couples may choose to have an outdoor wedding in the enchanting Oak Tree Garden.
Portola Inn is a full-service wedding venue. They are with you during every step to help plan the best day of your life. Their services include:
Packages starting at $1750.
The Apricot Orchard was planted in1913 and is still producing Apricots used in Peggy's specialty, Apricot French Toast. The home was Built in 1927 for Harry and Minnie Peterson; Harry was one of the first businessmen in town. The historic house's interior ironwork was made by their friend Edward Trinkkeller who also created iron work at Hearst Castle. Peggy and Tom continue to use local artists and craftspersons to maintain their home. Depicting life from various time periods, they feature many historic items, including artifacts from the Colony Holding Company Blacksmith's shop, Stoltey's Malt shop and other historic recreations.
57 Reviews for Portola Inn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Rebekah B. · Married on 03/04/2021
Gorgeous venue for simple brunch wedding
Robert and I had an intimate and simple brunch wedding. We invited those closest to us and Tom and Peggy took care of the rest. We had about three sit-downs before our event and went over the details so we did not miss a thing. I was not prepared as Peggy mentioned several things at every meeting that I failed to think about! It was so nice knowing that someone was there who had done this before and had items at her venue just in case I forgot something. I really took the worrying out of all of it for me. I truly got to enjoy my day. By the time the day had arrived, we were calm and excited. Peggy and Tom were there for every need and we felt as if we were getting married at our family's house. It was such an intimate time for us. The venue was gorgeous and the most beautiful one we looked at. We are so blessed to have had the O'Malley's as part of our wedding and friends for life. Thank you, Peggy and Tom, for making our day an unforgettable one.Sent on 10/30/2019
Portola Inn's reply:It was such an honor that you chose us! Your wedding is a perfect example of how a few personal details can make a day so special. We loved the brunch style - great food, homemade donuts and mimosas! We know you will stay in touch!
Noelle T. · Married on 10/17/2020
A perfect day!
We booked with Portola Inn in April of 2019 for our October 17th, 2020 wedding. Of course as most of us getting married in 2020 experienced our plans changed from a 80-100 person wedding down to just 20, including us, and Peggy and Tom could not have done a more perfect job adapting to the changes, following all of the guidelines, and making our day more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. Peggy is an amazing coordinator, and made sure things I never even thought of got done. They made sure to set up everything in a socially distant way that didn’t feel cold or sterile, but instead warm and intimate. We honestly can’t imagine our day being any different now; it was perfect!Sent on 10/18/2020
Portola Inn's reply:Noelle and AJ,
Denise T. · Married on 10/17/2020
Mother of the Bride’s review
From the moment I met Peggy I knew we were in the right place. Not only was the venue just gorgeous, but it was obvious in speaking with Peggy that she had the experience that we sorely lacked. She made wedding planning easy. She was organized, responsive to our ideas and questions and full of great suggestions for local caterers, DJs, and photographers. All her recommendations were spot on and our 2020 Wedding during a pandemic, came off without a hitch! We were able to have a heartfelt, lovely, social distanced but intimate wedding under the oak trees that no one will soon forget, thanks to Peggy’s expertise and guidance. We would highly recommend The Portola Inn for your next special event. In fact the plan is to have a wonderful 1st Anniversary Party there next year!Sent on 10/18/2020
Portola Inn's reply:Denise, Thank you for your special review. This wedding was so full of heart warming words and details. I will never forget your touching toast to your daughter. AJ and Noelle truly got the wedding of their dreams - even if the guest count was smaller than first anticipated. We look forward to celebrating their first anniversary with some of those that were missing.
Portola Inn Price Rates
Are you looking for an intimate gathering for your event? We have just added 3 packages for weddings of 60 or less. Portola Inn offers a beautiful space that is close to town but still secluded. Ask about these new packages!
Portola Inn is always a pleasure to visit. Tom & Peggy and their entire family of staff are welcoming to all guests. We have had several opportunities to visit this venue on small and large occasions and every time we smile and walk away remembering a great experience. We love how they recognize the vendors onsite with their own plaques and take huge pride in working with every one of them. Even more fun is how we at The Groves on 41 are often inspired by something the O'Malley's have done and fun to see we can sometimes even inspire them. Thank you for your community outreach and involvement, we love being companions in this wonderful industry and environment.
Portola Inn is a lovely venue with so many location options - the oak tree ceremony location is stunning! The owners are a pleasure to work with and take pride in creating a stress-free day for their couples. Plus it's close to town so you don't have to worry about guests navigating the narrow winery roads late at night.
Thank you, Portola Inn! We enjoying being apart of your couple's special day and thank you for referring us! Us at Kramer Events feel that Portola Inn is an excellent choice for venue if you're looking for a beautiful option that offers both indoor and outdoor event space in a gorgeous wooded setting! It's also easy to get to!