Venues at the Historic Murphys Hotel

The Murphys Historic Hotel offers three venues for event services year-round.  The hotel’s central location and onsite lodging creates the perfect unique enivronment for guests top host their events.  The hotel has hosted wine tastings, paired dinners, author readings, business retreats, nonprofit fundraisers, weddings, reunions, parties and much more.  Our  event staff will assist you in the preparation and execution of your successful event.


People from all over the state come to the Murphys Historic Hotel to enjoy their special day. The Murphys Historic Hotel is an unique and fun location to have your wedding in, with affordable ceremony packages and a hospitable staff eager to assist you and your guests making this special day wonderful.

Three ceremony venues are available:

Mark Twain Ballroom (For parties of  35-85 people)
An elegant dining experience, the Mark Twain Ballroom seats up to 90 guests and is perfect for parties of 20 or more. The Ballroom is decorated with intricate old-time chandeliers, paintings of famous guests such as Mark Twain and an example of the original wallpaper. The Ballroom was part of the original floor plan and has been used for special events since 1856. Author Mark Twain held readings and the ballroom has been host to Presidential Receptions for Ulysses Grant, Calvin Coolidge, and William Taft (who as also Chief Justice of the Supreme Court). Now you can host your event in this historic room, adding your name into the annals of history.

The Ballroom has its own wooden bar and a staging kitchen from which buffets and plated dinners are served for banquets. Originally used in 1856 by the “drovers” who drove herds of cattle up Highway 4 and bunked down on their bedrolls, today’s guests enjoy the history and tradition of this grand room.

Lawn and Dining Patio (For parties of 50-160 people)
Enjoy the ambiance and the elegance of an outdoor wedding situated in the lawn and patio area.  This venue is situated directly adjacant to the historic building,  Beautiful rose bushes, historic ambiance, and the Murphys Hotel Stagecoach make for interesting photo opportunities for newlyweds.  Optional tent covering is available.

Creekside Patio {For parties of 80-220 people)
Located at the rear of the hotel proerty, this venue offers a private yet open location for both ceremony and reception.  Murphys Creek runs alongside, with a small waterfall adding a touch of nature to your experience.


The Murphys Historic Hotel owns a catering license and an A.B.C. off-site Liquor License for your special event at Murphys Community Park or one of our local wineries, or your destination of choice.

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