Community | Places to Have Group Outings in the IE

Community | Places to Have Group Outings in the IE

By: Jamie Durante

From parties celebrating bachelorettes, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies and friendships to corporate get-togethers and team meet-ups, there are a ton of places to celebrate with groups throughout the Inland Empire. Here are our suggestions for the best places to hold group outings in the Inland Empire.

Don’t forget to call ahead to reserve enough space for your large group no matter where you choose to go!

Breweries & Wineries

If you’re looking to have some grown-up fun, the Inland Empire is full of breweries and wineries that would love to host your large parties! Some locations will host food trucks, while others may even let you bring in your own food. Be sure to call ahead to find out what you can expect, and tell them IEShineOn sent you!

Comedy Clubs

Who doesn’t like to laugh? What’s even better is laughing with a group of 20 of your closest family and friends. Many comedy clubs also serve up food and drinks to go along with your silly, good time. Learn more about the IE’s Five Best Late Night Comedy Clubs.

Bars & Restaurants

The Inland Empire is packed with bars and restaurants that can accommodate large groups! All we ask is that you reserve your space in advance! Some of our favorite venues to accommodate groups of all sizes are Dolce Bistro & Bakery in Montclair, Lounge 425 in Claremont, Law’s Restaurant in Riverside and Rok N Fondue in Redlands.



Parks are one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to throw a birthday party. One of our favorite parks to frequent for parties is nestled in quiet northern Upland—McCarthy Park. With a huge picnic table-filled gazebo that you can rent for your party, misters and a fun area for kids, this place is sure to be a hit for children and adults. Be sure to go through the park’s city to obtain a permit for your party.


Indoor Activity Centers

If you’ve been following our SoCal Families section on the website, then you already know we’re fans of indoor activity centers. Great for kids and adults alike, many family centers in the IE have rooms you can rent out for your next birthday or event. Places like Chino Youth Museum, John’s Incredible Pizza, The Sawdust Factory and Big Air Trampoline Park are a few of our favorite places.


We love outdoor gardens! They make for a beautiful party, too! Whether you choose to rent out the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden for a special dinner party, book a field trip with your kids at Chino Basin Water Conservation District or set up a group tour at University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens, there are plenty of gardens that serve as a picturesque backdrop for your next event. 



Did you know that the Inland Empire is actually a travel destination!? Believe it or not, we have some really beautiful hotels that double as ideal locations to host great parties. From baby showers to birthday and bachelorette parties, hotels can be a one-stop-shop for all your party hosting needs. Some of our favorite hotels are the Doubletree By Hilton in Claremont and JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.