Altadena Wedding Venue
2290 Country Club Drive
Altadena, California 91001
Residing at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains is the serenely beautiful Altadena Town & Country Club. It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous estate—encompassing several verdant acres of tennis courts, gardens and a swimming pool—began as a simple, Craftsmanstyle bungalow. Built in 1910, the Altadena Country Club (as it was known then) weathered a stormy adolescence; floods, Santa Anas and the Great Depression nearly caused its ruin at several points along the way.
Fortunately, in 1946 community pride and ingenuity ended the club’s run of bad luck. Rechristened the Altadena Town & Country Club, the facility matured into what it is today: a gracious, gabled multilevel structure that serves as a very stylish place to hold a celebration.
A handsome porte-cochère directs you through the club’s front doors and into the Foyer. Here, it’s easy to imagine guests sinking into the cozy armchairs and musing to the melodies of Cole Porter issuing from the black baby grand. Double doors on either side of the Foyer swing open to the club’s ballrooms—the Mendocino and Victorian Rooms. Depending on your party’s size, you can reserve these spaces either separately or in tandem. The Mendocino Room features a Craftsmanstyle wood-paneled ceiling and enormous windows that provide ample light as well as views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the club’s expansive grounds. More sophisticated is the Victorian Room, distinguished by its blond hardwood floors, ornamental fireplace and charming bay window. Parties may also spill out from the Victorian Room onto the club’s lovely covered veranda.
Right below the veranda is the South Lawn. Enclosed by tall trees, and bordered by stone benches, flowerbeds and an arbor, it’s a private enclave that works well for a ceremony. Guests can mingle on the grass, enjoying views of the golf course as well as the garden setting. If you choose to get married here, it’s just a few steps to the adjacent Victorian Room for your reception.
Couples also marry on the Wedding Court, a pristine patio shaded by a towering pine and surrounded by lawn, roses and crisp green hedges. A stairway descending from the club’s upper level showcases the bride’s entrance, while a trellis at the court’s south end serves as an exquisite frame for the exchange of vows. One more reception area is also available here: the Terrace Room with a spacious balcony that shows off a panoramic view of the club grounds. Sporting green canvas umbrellas and an abundance of bright blooming terracotta pots, the Terrace’s refreshing open-air atmosphere makes it a popular event spot.
The Altadena Town & Country Club has also been a favorite site for a number of film shoots. Wonder Years, Speechless, Dirty Dancing and Starsky & Hutch have all taken advantage of this classy backdrop. Why not follow their cue and reserve the club for your own production?
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The outdoor area holds 240 seated or standing guests; a variety of rooms inside the Clubhouse can accommodate 50–240 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Several areas accommodate 100–240 seated guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Several spaces accommodate 20–240 seated guests.
For weddings, a nonrefundable $1,000–1,500 deposit per room is required to secure your date. The rental fee for the Wedding Court or South Lawn is $1,000. For other spaces, the setup charges run $5/person/room. Half of the estimated total is payable 90 days prior to the event, an additional 25% is due 60 days prior, and the balance is due 30 days prior.
Wedding packages range $70–85/person and include hors d’oeuvres, complete meal, wedding cake, champagne toast, wine with dinner, bartender and bar setup, room setup, parking security guard, a night’s stay for the bride and groom at one of the participating hotels, service charges and tax. À la carte menus run $30–42/person plus alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge. For business functions or meetings, rates will vary depending on the rooms and services selected. Call for additional information.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: hardwood floors provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: large lots, valet
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
View: San Gabriel Mountains, golf course, landscaped grounds and pool area
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: designated areas
Music: amplified OK with volume limits; acoustic music only on the south lawn
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice or open flames
Year-round, daily. Ceremonies take place before sunset only. Closed on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Alternate Info: Altadena Town & Country Club