Weddings

The Padua Hills Theatre

Claremont, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   48 reviews
$16k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$16k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

*Has COVID-19 put a halt to your wedding planning? You can still have the wedding of your dreams with us at Padua Hills! We are now open for events and still have some weekends available in 2021!

Still loving the idea of an intimate wedding? Take advantage of our "Ceremony Only" package for only $2,500 ($3,500 value). Choose to say "I do" on one of our two unique outdoor ceremony sites. The Padua Hills Courtyard sits under our canopy of olive trees and the Sunset Terrace overlooks the entire valley 😍 Contact our team of professionals for more information.

We have opened our beautiful grounds for engagement/family photo shoot sessions by appointment only, so you can stay on track with getting those save the dates and thank you cards out! Email us for more information!

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. 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 370 of your loved ones. This spot overlooks a valley of chaparral and has a balcony and vista to accommodate ceremonies and romantic photos.

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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
Scenic Views

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
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

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

48 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5

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  • Kelly
    Kelly T. Married on 12/17/2021
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    The Perfect wedding venue

    Padua as a venue alone is beyond beautiful. The scenic backgrounds for photos is endless. But it doesn't stop at being just a location for a wedding. The team has honed in on their craft and offer a wide variety of other wedding details like food (that is actually highly reviewed), alcohol, tables/chairs, linens, a complete sound system through the whole venue, day of coordinators, and I'm sure more that I am forgetting. In our minds, there wasn't another venue that comes close to comparison and we would do it all over again in the same place if we could.

    The staff was beyond accomodating, helpful and never made me feel like I was overwhelming or inquiring about too many things. The food is still a top 5 highlight of the wedding day (we had bone in ribeyes and chilean seabass). And their preferred vendor list has nothing but the best in the area, I highly recommend maximizing that list if you can. The only thing to be aware of is that partnering with Padua means you have to partner with their DJ/MC company Entertainment Express, which is not a bad thing. It enhances the experience and elevates things up a notch.

    I could go on talking about all the details of Padua, but if there is only 1 thing you take away from the review it should be that you need to see it, and trust that you will be in the best hands with their team.

    Photo credit: Robert Paetz

    The Padua Hills Theatre's reply:

    Kelly, you got us tearing up! On behalf of our entire team, thank you so much for your beautiful review. We pour our hearts into every wedding we get to host and we loved working with yourself and Mykel. Your wedding was phenomenal and the pictures are STUNNING! We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness.
  • Rochael
    Rochael Married on 10/17/2021
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    Amazing Venue, Amazing Team!

    Honestly, you don't even need to think twice about booking this venue. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous (both outdoors and indoors), the team at Padua were beyond amazing and helpful in making our dream wedding a reality! From the moment we got in touch with them, to having to navigate through the global pandemic and postponing our wedding, to the rehearsal, to the actual day, they were on top of everything and went above and beyond to make sure we didn't get stressed or overwhelmed with the details. To top it off, the food was absolutely delicious! All our guests truly enjoyed it! Thank you so much Padua Team for everything! If we could get married a thousand times, we would choose your venue every time!

    The Padua Hills Theatre's reply:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, Rochael. Working with yourself and Eric was fantastic! Our mission is make our couple's wedding day as stress-free as possible, so we are happy to hear that we were able to do that for you. Take care and we wish you two a lifetime of love!
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    Laura L. Married on 03/07/2020
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    An absolutely beautiful venue

    Choosing Padua Hills as a venue and catering for our wedding, was one decision that had the greatest impact at our event. The venue was breathtaking, the food was delicious, and the staff was very professional. Everything went perfectly well! If you enjoy great food, you will love the food at Padua Hills. You will not be disappointed!

    The Day-of Coordinator ensure that all those small details got carried out by working alongside with all our vendors. She made sure everything went smooth. The venue was open to new ideas, and along side with our florist @memos_florist and entertainment express, our wedding was absolutely stunning.

Awards

  • 48
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Map

4467 Padua Avenue Claremont, 91711
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The Padua Hills Theatre frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Padua Hills Theatre?

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

At The Padua Hills Theatre, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Padua Hills Theatre includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Padua Hills Theatre, what does the bar service starting price include?

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

What are the most important characteristics of The Padua Hills Theatre in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Padua Hills Theatre for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Padua Hills Theatre for wedding events?

The Padua Hills Theatre offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Padua Hills Theatre offer?

The Padua Hills Theatre offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does The Padua Hills Theatre offer for wedding events?

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
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Padua Hills Theatre have available for wedding events?

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

What percentage of users recommend The Padua Hills Theatre and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Padua Hills Theatre is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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