(Closed) Do you have experience with these Pasadena reception venues??

posted 9 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Hi,

You can’t have weddings at the Gamble House or the Norton Simon to my knowledge, although maybe in the garden at the NS.  I actually stayed at the Bissell House on my wedding night- it’s lovely, but I don’t think "special" enough for a wedding.  The Langham is TOTALLY different in feel to any of the other venues you’ve mentioned- it will feel like a big, fancy hotel wedding, rather than someplace with character and personality.  Have you looked into Castle Green or the gardens at Descanso Gardens?  Both places do weddings.  Good luck! 

Post # 5
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Yes, both fair points.  We nixed Descanso for the required end time (10pm is so early!), even though I think the Patina food is completely worth the price.  But the venues they offer are stunning- they have one garden with a really beautiful craftsman structure.  Re: Castle Green- my sister had the same concerns you mentioned, and eliminated it for the same reasons.  I think it has seen better days, but it’s certainly a Pasadena legend.  Have you asked about the Pasadena Pacific Asia Museum?  It’s not really craftsman style, of course, but I think it’s a really neat space. How big of a wedding are you planning?  We got married at the Athenaeum, and I have nothing but positive things to say about it, but you do need a member to sponsor you to host a wedding there.  I think there are other places on the Caltech campus though where that’s not necessary, and they have some beautiful gardens!

Post # 6
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Ooh, one more thought.  They do weddings at the Arboretum in Arcadia.  Would be LOVELY!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Have you looked in to the La Canada Flintridge Country Club?  Their prices are very reasonable, and the view is gorgeous.  That is the place we were leaning towards until we decided to to the wedidng in Orange County.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I know two people who got married at Craven and they both loved it.  Everyone also has glowing reviews about the Ritz… back when it was the Ritz.

I’ve had dinner (not for a wedding) at the Athenaeum.   It is a lovely spot and has good food.

We looked at La Canada Flintridge and nixed it– their wedding location is this tiny strip of sidewalk surrounded by parking lot and a tennis court.  And the indoors looks like it needs renovation.  It is a really good deal, though.

Getty doesn’t allow weddings!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

what about the romanesque room? it’s at castle green…check it out…i thought it was pretty neat, a friend got married there a couple of years ago..www.castlecatering.net

santa anita park also does weddings, another friend had her wedding reception there and it turned out nice…iust another suggestion

 GL!

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Post # 13
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

The food at the Ath was VERY good.  We had people coming up to us and saying it was the best filet mignon they’d had.  The coordinator was a bit of a problem, because they kept changing it on us, but in the end all was fine. We had a DOC of our own, who was amazing, but they don’t require that.  I think that the people at the Ath would have done a fine job, but we felt better having someone in addition who was working just for US, if that makes sense.  I really have no complaints though- we had a gorgeous wedding, with no problems whatsoever.

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