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Reception
$18,000 starting price
Ceremony
$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person
Reception
$16,000 starting price
Ceremony
$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person
These prices are available for the months of March through December. These prices are available for the months of January through February.

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The Padua Hills Theatre is a wedding venue located in Claremont, California. Nestled in picturesque hills, this venue offers couples old-world style and charm in a welcoming atmosphere.

Facilities and Capacity

This event space includes several elegant indoor and outdoor areas to accommodate celebrations of various sizes in all kinds of weather conditions. In the heart of the Padua grounds, among a scenic grove of olive trees, sits the venue’s plaza courtyard. Featuring a one-of-a-kind wrought-iron gazebo, this site provides a memorable setting for couples to say “I do.” This area also offers a customizable option for your wedding reception with space for up to 350 guests. You can enjoy a pleasant cocktail hour next to a warm fireplace or opt for a dinner with linen-draped tables, Chiavari chairs, and twinkling lights. The Padua Hills Theatre also has a terrace with breathtaking sunset views and the ability to seat 250 of your loved ones. This spot overlooks a valley of chaparral and has a balcony and vista to accommodate ceremonies and romantic photos. The Ballroom is uniquely elegant and fully equipped with customizable lighting and sound.

Services Offered

The Padua Hills Theatre can host a variety of special events, with a primary focus on wedding ceremonies and receptions. This venue’s professional staff walks you through the planning of all the details of your big day. When working with this team for your celebration, you’ll also have access to the following items and services to ensure an event that’s as seamless as possible:

  • Aisle runners
  • Altar/arch
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Getting ready rooms
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet-friendly areas
  • Parking
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Tables and chairs
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

Couples are offered numerous catering options and bar services at the Padua Hills Theatre. This venue uses only the freshest ingredients to create delicious dishes you and your guests will remember for years to come. A variety of dining styles are available, including buffets, family-style service, hors d’oeuvres, plated service, stations, and more. The event space also features an extensive array of bar services for your wedding:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash, limited, or open bar
  • House beer, liquor, and wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine
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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$18,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$16,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
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4.6 out of 5 rating
63 Reviews
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Padua Hills Theatre is a highly recommended wedding venue that offers a beautiful location, exceptional staff, and delicious food. Multiple reviewers praised the venue's stunning views and helpfulness of the team throughout the planning process. Guests were impressed with the generous serving sizes and the quality of the food. The venue's coordinators ensured that the wedding day was seamless and stress-free. Overall, Padua Hills Theatre exceeded expectations and created a magical wedding experience.

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Padua Hills Theatre is a highly recommended wedding venue that offers a beautiful location, exceptional staff, and delicious food. Multiple reviewers praised the venue's stunning views and helpfulness of the team throughout the planning process. Guests were impressed with the generous serving sizes and the quality of the food. The venue's coordinators ensured that the wedding day was seamless and stress-free. Overall, Padua Hills Theatre exceeded expectations and created a magical wedding experience.

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Rachel S. Sent on 03/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just Do It!

Oh my gosh. This review is overdue, but I don’t even know where to start! I guess at the beginning…

I got engaged in May of 2019. We fully planned on having a long engagement but then COVID hit and it halted any planning that was in the works. In December 2020, we decided we needed to start seriously planning or move our plans farther into the future. I currently live in the DC area but grew up in SoCal and so for Christmas 2020 we arrived in California with a plan to find a wedding venue. The only problem was that most places were still fairly closed down. This presented some interesting challenges (some of which involved my mother and I sneaking around various venues just to get a look inside). But we needed a venue, without one nothing else could move forward. We visited about 6 different venues and nothing felt quite right. We found beautiful places, we found all-inclusive places, we found wineries and we found rooftops but it wasn’t clicking. I went back to all the various wedding search engines and looked one last time and all of sudden Padua stuck out. I’d probably scrolled past it multiple times but now I was seeing it in a new light. So we put it on our list for the next day.

The drive up to Padua is easy and pretty (a must for all our out of town guests). We pulled up and there was plenty of parking (a must for all our in town guests!). It’s secure and safe but not too far off the beaten path. We walked in and it was beautiful without even being decorated or set up. We wandered around the venue for a while and then we ran into Wayne (who we didn’t know at the time was the chef) he asked us if we needed any help -because we were clearly just wandering, haha. We told him we were just looking around and he said, “Let me find someone to show you around!” Wayne grabbed Evan (from Entertainment Express) and Evan gave us a tour that sealed the deal. He gave us a light demo and showed us the amenities. He let us walk around without feeling like we were breaking rules and answered so many questions. I walked away knowing I needed to book this venue.

When discussing specifics everyone at Padua endured question after question from me. They even answered when my now husband wanted to know where they got their beef from as he grew up on a cattle ranch (haha). Ryan was so attentive and patient with me through every step of the planning process. They never made me feel like I was bothering them and seemed almost excited to hear from me every time I called. They were always straightforward and easy to communicate with, which is absolutely necessary when you’re planning your wedding across the country.

The wedding rehearsal was easy and seamless. If you need someone to whip your bridal party into shape they’ve got your back. They know how to maximize the hour you have with them and at no point did I feel stressed that we were forgetting something. In the months leading up I was worried about only having a venue coordinator and considered hiring a day of planner but am so happy I didn’t spend the money. They seriously had it all together and cared that the day went according to OUR plan and were not just concerned about making the venue look good as I had heard some venue coordinators at other places do.

The wedding day was absolutely perfect. Unless our bridal party has kept all the missteps and disasters a secret, I truly feel like nothing went wrong. I was calm the whole day and not at all nervous. I knew there was nothing to worry about. Everything went according to plan and everyone has told us they had a great time- a few even claiming it was the best wedding ever. The food was excellent - from the hors d'oeuvres to the entrees -and HUGE portions, Wayne even came out to admire his handy work - something my parents loved (they have been raving about him for months, honestly they may never stop). When we did our tasting we thought surely they won’t give us that much on the actual day, but they did and it was just one more thing that impressed us about Padua.

The dancing and party was unforgettable. I loved that Entertainment Express was in house, it added so many things that you don’t even realize. If you want to party you have found the right place. (I wrote a separate review for Entertainment Express because they deserve their own glory!) But in short- we got down.

At the end of the day Padua was one of the best decisions I could’ve made. Picking a wedding venue is so hard, there is so much riding on it and you don’t want to live to regret your choice. You hear horror stories of rude coordinators or inedible food. Throw COVID in and it will stress anyone out. But, I can wholeheartedly say that I will never feel that way and never did. I would pick Padua again in a heartbeat. They do weddings right- they take care of their couples and they do it professionally, happily and lovingly. It makes you want to throw a party all over again - maybe in 15 years ;)

So, thank you Padua for making our wedding day a wonderful memory. We have looked at pictures and talked to so many people countless times and all of that couldn’t have happened without all of you. We are so grateful and blessed that we chose you!
Miranda
Miranda D. Sent on 01/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fairy Tale Wedding

This wedding venue is a dream! We looked at multiple locations to have our wedding, but nothing truly captured our attention like Padua Hills Theatre. Beautiful inside and out this venue is a dream. The whole team at Padua is truly with you from the start of your planning process to your final dance with any questions you have and to lend a helping hand. You truly do have a day-of coordinator with Padua (something I was worried about). They made sure I had everything day-of and walked me thru my rehearsal the day before. Mixed with Entertainment Express my wedding timeline was planned perfectly from the minute I arrived to the final song and they always made sure everyone was in the right place at the right time. I’ve received compliments about the food from every person in attendance (120 people!) with their only complaint being they wished they brought a to-go box with them because the serving sizes were huge and the steak was amazing. Even my vegan friends were raving about their pasta! If I could eat Padua food on my anniversary every year I would! I honestly already miss it.
A huge thank you to the whole team Padua team (and a special shout out to Ryan!). Our wedding was a dream and we wouldn’t have wanted it anywhere else.
Monique
Monique M. Sent on 07/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Venue

From the moment we walked up to Padua Hills Theatre we fell in love with it. It’s absolutely a beautiful venue, trees, the prettiest view of the hills and a wonderful staff! They were so friendly and helpful throughout the entire planning. The food was amazing and our guests are still raving that is what the best wedding they’d ever been to! Thank you so much Padua!
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The Padua Hills Theatre frequently asked questions

The Padua Hills Theatre includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Padua Hills Theatre includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Padua Hills Theatre includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by The Padua Hills Theatre for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
The Padua Hills Theatre offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Padua Hills Theatre offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
The Padua Hills Theatre offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
The Padua Hills Theatre offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Padua Hills Theatre is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.5 in value.
The Padua Hills Theatre currently offers 2 offer promotions and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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