Situated on the corner of Central Avenue, The Fillmore has served as a gathering place for the community, as the First Presbyterian Church site, and later a school, for more than 100 years.
Constructed in the 1920s, the building’s architecture is synonymous with the traditional Mission-style design prominent in historic churches and buildings throughout California. It was carefully restored in 2020 to preserve and highlight the exquisite original details, including the central courtyard, sculpted columns and an iconic 80-foot tower that can be seen from miles away. The updated façade and interiors blend seamlessly into the town of Fillmore’s turn-of-the-century feel while elevating the city’s skyline.
With approximately 20,000 square feet of event space, including year-round indoor and outdoor options, The Fillmore offers modern sophistication while maintaining the charm and character of the historic building and community. Our event spaces can accommodate up to 500 guests and include an outdoor courtyard, a dramatic sanctuary, featuring 40-foot lofted ceilings and a chic enclave beneath The Sanctuary, known as 88below.
A private and secluded landscaped courtyard at the heart of The Fillmore has been transformed into an outdoor oasis for meetings, corporate retreats, company picnics, wedding ceremonies and receptions, bridal/baby showers, luncheons, cocktails, dinner parties. The natural grass courtyard is lined with privet, pepper trees and touches of lavender and surrounded by a Spanish tile roofline. As the sun sets, add in your own ambient lighting or market lights for a dreamy setting under the stars.
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Ideal for large events including wedding ceremonies and receptions, fundraisers, conferences, banquets, holiday parties, birthdays/quinceaneras and anniversary parties, the church’s Sanctuary now serves as a grand indoor venue. It offers a neutral backdrop while maintaining exquisite architectural details for a fully customizable event experience. Authentic black Mission-style doors capped with stone scrollwork at the base of the tower open to a room framed by sculpted columns and archways with intricate detail work and embossing at the top of each pillar.
Stained-glass and leaded windows have been restored to allow for natural sunlight to stream in and capture the surrounding mountain views. Original, 40-foot lofted, hand-painted exposed timber ceilings create a dramatic, open and airy feeling, enhanced by mission white plaster walls.
The Sanctuary’s icon is a thoughtfully preserved, original 20-foot stained glass medallion that rises above the altar. The great room also includes the original refurbished oak, hardwood floors and classic chandeliers for an old-world elegance and turn of the century feel.
Beneath The Sanctuary lies 88below, a chic enclave perfect for intimate dining, dancing and as a lounge space. Massive, metal framed mirrors line one wall and are positioned opposite to the room’s windows to enhance the natural light during the day – ideal for meetings and corporate events – and provide a moody setting at night. A beamed ceiling and modern pendant lighting complete the room.
Inside the historic church are two smaller indoor event venues. Both spaces offer tasteful décor with one large room along with additional side chambers that can be used for a myriad of purposes including breakout sessions, meeting space for small groups or simply getting ready before your event.
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Conference/Meeting, Theater/Auditorium, Banquet/Event Hall
On-Site Catering Service
Outdoor Function Area
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Beautifully restored historic building with original design details,
Customizable outdoor and indoor event spaces for 25 – 500 guests,
Use of the entire property,
Fully air-conditioned, updated power capabilities and high-speed WI-FI,