Alive with rich history and character, Riverside is home to a university plenty of museums and just a hop skip and a jump away from Temecula wine country. Riverside is also chalk full of fantastic wedding and event venues. Only thing that venue is missing is the furniture and decor to meet your design needs. That is where we at Archive Rentals come in with the best wedding and event rentals in Riverside!
Here at Archive, we love old town California feels. Riverside is exactly that. Rooted in authenticity and history, let Archive help design your wedding to be as authentic as the city! Founded in the early 1870’s, Riverside is the birthplace of the California citrus industry. The first orange trees were planted in 1871 when Eliza Tibbetts received three Brazilian navel orange trees from Bahia, Brazil. This type of tree grew very successfully in Southern California and the industry grew rapidly. By 1882, there were more than half a million citrus trees in California (half of which were in Riverside). Because of the success of the industry, Riverside became the richest city in the United States in 1895.
As the city prospered, builders began to develop architecturally in the Mission Revival Style. The now famous Mission Inn (frequented by presidents, royalty and movie stars), was originally the Glenwood Tavern. Throughout the years, lush orange groves, magnificent Spanish style homes and swimming pools has made Riverside a vacation hot spot.
If you’re an airshow fanatic, then you have to attend the Riverside Airshow! Taking place every March at the Riverside Municipal Airport, the event attracts around 70,000 people and includes aerial performers, over 200 acres of aircraft displays, a car show and military vehicle displays and community group exhibits. There is a reason why so many people come to Riverside to enjoy this event! It is a show for the books.
Some things to do around town include a stop at the Fox Performing Arts Center, a browse through Riverside Metropolitan Museum (which exhibits artifacts of local history), a stroll through the California Museum of Photography, a walk through the California Citrus State Historic Park, a visit to the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree (the last on the two original navel orange trees in California!), or a tour of the University of California at Riverside. Other fan favorites: the Heritage House Museum, the March Field Air Museum and the Riverside Art Museum.