The incredible hilly suburb of Pasadena, California sits in the southern shadows of the San Gabriel Mountains and north of downtown Los Angeles. Pasadena has a population of nearly 150,000 people and is regarded as a classier, more upscale area of the greater LA zone. Pasadena has a bunch of museums and hiking in the area along with the typical fantastic LA cuisine.

The Maxwell House

This historic downtown, Old Town Pasadena location is built to make lasting memories. They set up wooden chairs (120 to be exact) in a crescent moon setup under a covering outside. The venue has multiple levels and built-in rehearsal time. You must provide your own day off coordinator and use one of their in house catering options. The base package starts at $7,500 for a weekend wedding.


Address: 55 S Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105


Contact: (626) 356-8014


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Castle Green

A nationally registered historic landmark, this Victorian Era building sits directly in downtown Pasadena. The exterior is a colonial/Spanish style facade with an expansive interior. They provide chairs, tables, and a grand piano for up to 200 guests. The prices begin at $12,000 for a Saturday wedding at Castle Green.


Address: 99 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105


Contact: (626) 793-0359

Imperial Event Venue

Catering to a luxurious crowd, the Imperial has their own in house catering that can offer American, Mediterranean, and Asian options. They boast versatility and can easily suit their space to various ethnicities. Imperial Event Venue can hold up to 400 guests with over 6,500 square feet of space. They also have an enormous dance floor and a “Princess Suite” for the bride. Finally, they have majestic chandeliers and frequently transform the ceiling to be green with hanging ferns.


Address: 1175 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104


Contact: (626) 398-9898

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Whimsey Pasadena

In the heart of downtown Pasadena, this event venue caters to a smaller crowd, with a capacity of up to 80 people. There is natural light and exposed brick interiors. They provide 12 tables and 60 chairs along with three TVs and a sound system. No prices are listed online.


Address: 40 Mills Pl, Pasadena, CA 91105


Contact: [email protected] 


NOOR Events/Catering

Our last destination is right downtown in Pasadena as well. NOOR offers four different rooms, two of which are ballrooms, one essentially a bar, and one is a lovely outdoor terrace. They have an indoor/outdoor setup with the garden terrace, complete with a fountain. Their interior is customizable based on your desires and the multiple rooms assists with that goal. The images online seem perfectly suited to each couples desires. 


Address: 300 E Colorado Blvd #200, Pasadena, CA 91101


Contact: (626) 793-4518