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The Mitten Building

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The Mitten Building is a wedding venue located in Redlands, California. Completed in 1890, the building was originally used as a packing house and later as a facility for the manufacture of plastic lettering. It was saved from demolition in the late 1990s and reinvigorated with fresh purpose. Today, the place abounds with exuberant energy. Gone are the dusty whiskers of yesteryear. They have been succeeded by a look that is thoroughly contemporary in its sensibilities. You and your guests are invited to help write the next chapter of the building’s history.

Facilities and Capacity

The Mitten Building’s Main Room is a truly impressive facility. Able to seat up to 500 guests at as many as 60 tables, this space manages to make even a grand occasion feel like a cozy, intimate gathering. The walls are made of bricks of red and white and brown. A row of high, rectangular windows ranges across one side of the room. Red piping and ceiling beams span the length and breadth of the room. These serve to reduce the height of the space and make it feel cozy without seeming cramped. Items of decor can be hung from the ceiling beams to add that extra touch of style. The Summerbell Room is of a similar aspect, though it also includes a patio area and complimentary uplighting. The Summerbell Room can accommodate up to 230 guests.

Services Offered

The Mitten Building offers a wide selection of rental options for your ceremony and reception. This flexibility allows you to design an experience that is all your own. Add a dance floor to your reception area, and choose from a range of beautiful decor items. Treat your guests to a lovely display of string lights, or embellish your wedding aisle with hurricane vases and candles. For your pleasure and convenience, the venue’s experienced in-house catering team is pleased to provide all the food and drinks you require for your celebration. Enjoy a host of delicious entrées and raise your glass for a lovely champagne toast.

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    Caitlin S. Married on 03/27/2020
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    Truly a one-of-a-kind event venue!

    We were beyond satisfied with our experience from planning through our big day. We worked with several people from the Mitten Building and everyone we had contact with was very friendly and provided excellent customer service.

    Our wedding reception was originally scheduled for late March 2020. Less than two weeks before our event was to take place, we got the call that it would have to be postponed due to COVID-19. The staff was very apologetic and allowed us to take our time with rescheduling. We even rescheduled twice because of changing mandates/ lockdowns with no hassle or fees. We met again with staff the week before our rescheduled event in May 2021 and we were able to update our guest count and adjust our invoice because unfortunately, it had changed significantly.

    The building is so beautiful and perfect for wedding portraits. We booked the Summerbell room and patio for our wedding reception. At our original walk-through meeting we were given a voucher to dine at the Mitten. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to book a tasking. After that tasting, we knew we had to go with the Mitten Building for our catering as well. All of the food was high quality and absolutely delicious!

    On the day of our event, we were treated like royalty. Our onsite coordinator from the Mitten Building ensured that everything was exactly as we had planned, ran smoothly, and took great care of us. It was such a lovely day and went by way too fast. I highly recommend the Mitten Building and would absolutely book here again!
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    Vannessa G. Married on 04/18/2019
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    Amazing loved everything

    The place is so breathtaking has that rustic feel I wanted. Can’t forget how amazing the staff was, they were so attentive and the communication was on point. I felt like they were my family helping me on my big day. I appreciate them so much! Most definitely recommend
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Package Includes:
Selected Menu Tasting
1 hr Ceremony Rehearsal
2 hrs Setup Time Day of
1 hr Ceremony
5 hrs Reception
Catering (3 selected menus)
Ceiling Decor
Bar Setup Fee
Champagne Toast
Cake Cutting
16 x 16 Dance Floor
100 guests
(you can always upgrade and add guests)

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Event Sales & Catering

Amy Wickliff
Event Sales & Catering
The Mitten Building
345 N. 5th Street, Suite A
Redlands, CA 92374
(909) 793-1294

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