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Rio Hondo Event Center

Downey , CA
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LOCATION

10627 Old River School Rd.
Downey, CA 90241 US (map)

PHONE

562-806-5020

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ABOUT US

The Rio Hondo Event Center is centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange County, with sweeping views of the majestic Rio Hondo Golf Course and picturesque sunsets. The RHEC is one... Read more
The Rio Hondo Event Center is centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange County, with sweeping views of the majestic Rio Hondo Golf Course and picturesque sunsets. The RHEC is one of the most romantic locations in all of LA & Orange County. Every event at The Rio Hondo Event Center is personal, unique, and memorable. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
320
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar

REVIEWS

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Diane
Wedding:
11/21/2015
4.4/5.0
Mark's team is very nice. And you can tell they work well together. They dress the place really well. You just really need to be in close contact with Mark to be assured everything comes out well on your event day. I would definitely use Rio Hondo again.
Mark's team is very nice. And you can tell they work well together. They dress the place really well. You just really need Read more...
Mark's team is very nice. And you can tell they work well together. They dress the place really well. You just really need to be in close contact with Mark to be assured everything comes out well on your event day. I would definitely use Rio Hondo again. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I have had two of my daughters weddings at this venue now and I couldn't be more pleased with the venue and Mark Shelton and his staff. They are very professional and helpful in making your visions come to life, in large part due to Marks long time experience. Each wedding surpassed what I had dreamed it would be. I highly recommend this venue and the food they serve is outstanding. We had our rehearsal dinner as well as our ceremony and reception there and all guests raved about the beautiful venue and the delicious food.
I have had two of my daughters weddings at this venue now and I couldn't be more pleased with the venue and Mark Shelton Read more...
I have had two of my daughters weddings at this venue now and I couldn't be more pleased with the venue and Mark Shelton and his staff. They are very professional and helpful in making your visions come to life, in large part due to Marks long time experience. Each wedding surpassed what I had dreamed it would be. I highly recommend this venue and the food they serve is outstanding. We had our rehearsal dinner as well as our ceremony and reception there and all guests raved about the beautiful venue and the delicious food. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.7/5.0
Venue lives up to their name. From our initial visit to our Wedding Day. Very personable.. My husband and I were very HAPPY.Food was excellent .
Venue lives up to their name. From our initial visit to our Wedding Day. Very personable.. My husband and I were very Read more...
Venue lives up to their name. From our initial visit to our Wedding Day. Very personable.. My husband and I were very HAPPY.Food was excellent . Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Location is beautiful and everyone is very helpful.
Location is beautiful and everyone is very helpful.
Location is beautiful and everyone is very helpful. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we found this place to have my wedding. Everything was perfect! We really liked Mark. He was very inviting, accommodating and he always acted in a professional manner. We met and talked about the venue, the cost, and the food. He also gave us a nice tour of the place. What sold me was the fact that Mark was so nice and easy going, and he was willing to work with our budget. Their prices are very reasonable and the venue is absolutely beautiful. The outside area where our ceremony was held had an amazing view of the golf course. The inside ballroom was beautiful and with my decorations, it was stunning! Another great thing about this place is that Mark offers other items for your wedding. You can get linens, napkins, and chiavari chairs from him at an excellent price. The way he designed my napkins was so beautiful! I loved it! Also, the food is excellent. I loved the appetizers, the salad, and the main course! It all was delicious. I would recommend any and everyone to use this place because it is beautiful and the staff is awesome!
We are so happy that we found this place to have my wedding. Everything was perfect! We really liked Mark. He was very Read more...
We are so happy that we found this place to have my wedding. Everything was perfect! We really liked Mark. He was very inviting, accommodating and he always acted in a professional manner. We met and talked about the venue, the cost, and the food. He also gave us a nice tour of the place. What sold me was the fact that Mark was so nice and easy going, and he was willing to work with our budget. Their prices are very reasonable and the venue is absolutely beautiful. The outside area where our ceremony was held had an amazing view of the golf course. The inside ballroom was beautiful and with my decorations, it was stunning! Another great thing about this place is that Mark offers other items for your wedding. You can get linens, napkins, and chiavari chairs from him at an excellent price. The way he designed my napkins was so beautiful! I loved it! Also, the food is excellent. I loved the appetizers, the salad, and the main course! It all was delicious. I would recommend any and everyone to use this place because it is beautiful and the staff is awesome! Read less
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Yamanda
Wedding:
5/10/2013
4.9/5.0
Rio Hondo Event Center is truly a hidden gem in Downey. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception so the beautiful grounds of this venue was perfect. Mark was very easygoing and pleasant to work with. He was helpful throughout the process. He was really great about giving advice about reducing stress related to wedding planning. He provided a list of a great group of vendors that he'd work with in the past, which was also very helpful. The tasting was fun. Great packages, great prices, particularly since we chose to do a friday wedding.
Rio Hondo Event Center is truly a hidden gem in Downey. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception so the Read more...
Rio Hondo Event Center is truly a hidden gem in Downey. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception so the beautiful grounds of this venue was perfect. Mark was very easygoing and pleasant to work with. He was helpful throughout the process. He was really great about giving advice about reducing stress related to wedding planning. He provided a list of a great group of vendors that he'd work with in the past, which was also very helpful. The tasting was fun. Great packages, great prices, particularly since we chose to do a friday wedding. Read less
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Khine
Wedding:
11/25/2012
4.9/5.0
We had a ceremony and reception at Rio Hondo on 2012 Nov. We had a ceremony at the patio overlooking the golf course and the view was beautiful. We looked at one more golf course which was in our budget and found this ceremony area to be more private than the other place. And the ballroom at Rio Hondo is beautiful and new. The other one we looked at has a very beautiful ceremony location (not a very nice ballroom but higher price) but it was just beside the tee boxes. So you can hear people shouting while they were playing golf (at the other golf course). The owner (Mark) from Rio Hondo gave us a good deal. He seemed to be take things easy in the beginning. So I was kind of worried as a bride. But once the wedding was near and when we did our final walk through, he nailed down every items that we want. He looked for the linens that match our wedding color (at least the nearest color). He was there through out the wedding and made sure everything went according to the timing. All the things that we told him we wanted were there at the wedding. Nothing was missing. He was pleasant to work with, cut to the point, don't say extra sugar coated words and get the job done. We thought of hiring wedding coordinator but he reassured us that "we don't need one." We had lunch buffet and food were good and plenty. The bar was set up outdoor and cocktail reception was good also. Basically, we glad that we chose this place and it was really valued for money. We had a tight budget and it provided us a beautiful wedding with nice decor, good food and good ambiance.
We had a ceremony and reception at Rio Hondo on 2012 Nov. We had a ceremony at the patio overlooking the golf course and Read more...
We had a ceremony and reception at Rio Hondo on 2012 Nov. We had a ceremony at the patio overlooking the golf course and the view was beautiful. We looked at one more golf course which was in our budget and found this ceremony area to be more private than the other place. And the ballroom at Rio Hondo is beautiful and new. The other one we looked at has a very beautiful ceremony location (not a very nice ballroom but higher price) but it was just beside the tee boxes. So you can hear people shouting while they were playing golf (at the other golf course). The owner (Mark) from Rio Hondo gave us a good deal. He seemed to be take things easy in the beginning. So I was kind of worried as a bride. But once the wedding was near and when we did our final walk through, he nailed down every items that we want. He looked for the linens that match our wedding color (at least the nearest color). He was there through out the wedding and made sure everything went according to the timing. All the things that we told him we wanted were there at the wedding. Nothing was missing. He was pleasant to work with, cut to the point, don't say extra sugar coated words and get the job done. We thought of hiring wedding coordinator but he reassured us that "we don't need one." We had lunch buffet and food were good and plenty. The bar was set up outdoor and cocktail reception was good also. Basically, we glad that we chose this place and it was really valued for money. We had a tight budget and it provided us a beautiful wedding with nice decor, good food and good ambiance. Read less
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joanne
Wedding:
1/21/2012
4.0/5.0
Overall, Mark from Rio Hondo Event Center was very helpful during the wedding planning process.
Overall, Mark from Rio Hondo Event Center was very helpful during the wedding planning process.
Overall, Mark from Rio Hondo Event Center was very helpful during the wedding planning process. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I are so glad we found Rio Hondo before we put a deposit on any other venue! Everything is kept clean! When you're inside the ballroom, all of the guests has a beautiful view of the sunset and the golf course with all of its hills and trees. The balcony is perfect for cocktail hour.

Marc Shelton is extremely friendly and helpful. He's completely laid back that it rubbed off on me! He'll work with you and your budget and make your wedding hassle-free!

His daughter, Brandi, also offers a candy bar buffet, so if you want one for your wedding, you can just ask her!

Once again, I definitely recommend this venue to anyone!
My husband and I are so glad we found Rio Hondo before we put a deposit on any other venue! Everything is kept clean! When Read more...
My husband and I are so glad we found Rio Hondo before we put a deposit on any other venue! Everything is kept clean! When you're inside the ballroom, all of the guests has a beautiful view of the sunset and the golf course with all of its hills and trees. The balcony is perfect for cocktail hour.

Marc Shelton is extremely friendly and helpful. He's completely laid back that it rubbed off on me! He'll work with you and your budget and make your wedding hassle-free!

His daughter, Brandi, also offers a candy bar buffet, so if you want one for your wedding, you can just ask her!

Once again, I definitely recommend this venue to anyone! Read less
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Christell
Wedding:
4/29/2011
4.0/5.0
My husband and I chose RHEC as it was close to our ceremony location, the prices were reasonable (considering numerous items such as linens, votive candles, flatware, etc. are included in the pricing), and the venue was very nice. Oh, the pricing for the chivari chairs was fairly low compared to other places ($6 ea). The views of the golf course and waterfall from the terrace are pretty awesome.

Although our wedding was spectacular, and we received many compliments on the venue and decor...there are a few things that were a challenge: 1)Mark Sr. was not always easy to get a hold of. He had mentioned that he could respond to emails quickly as he received email alerts via his phone. Surprisingly enough, it sometimes took him over a week to reply even if I sent a follow up email. In addition, he would sometimes meet with us while coordinating an event or meeting with other customers so keep that in mind when attempting to schedule a meeting. 2) During our food tasting we mentioned that the protein dishes (we went with the classic buffet) were rather dry. He said that it wouldn't be the case during our event, and was very surprised that we had a negative comment regarding the food (it tasted good, it was just too dry). On our wedding day, some of the hot dishes were a bit cold and the protein dishes were still dry.
My husband and I chose RHEC as it was close to our ceremony location, the prices were reasonable (considering numerous Read more...
My husband and I chose RHEC as it was close to our ceremony location, the prices were reasonable (considering numerous items such as linens, votive candles, flatware, etc. are included in the pricing), and the venue was very nice. Oh, the pricing for the chivari chairs was fairly low compared to other places ($6 ea). The views of the golf course and waterfall from the terrace are pretty awesome.

Although our wedding was spectacular, and we received many compliments on the venue and decor...there are a few things that were a challenge: 1)Mark Sr. was not always easy to get a hold of. He had mentioned that he could respond to emails quickly as he received email alerts via his phone. Surprisingly enough, it sometimes took him over a week to reply even if I sent a follow up email. In addition, he would sometimes meet with us while coordinating an event or meeting with other customers so keep that in mind when attempting to schedule a meeting. 2) During our food tasting we mentioned that the protein dishes (we went with the classic buffet) were rather dry. He said that it wouldn't be the case during our event, and was very surprised that we had a negative comment regarding the food (it tasted good, it was just too dry). On our wedding day, some of the hot dishes were a bit cold and the protein dishes were still dry. Read less
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