Pasadena, California 91105
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- The Castle Green Bridal Open House will take place at this venue on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1pm–4pm.
Why We Like This Place
The ornate rooftops of this inviting Pasadena landmark soar high above Old Pasadena, advertising Castle Green as a unique place to hold a special event. Once a posh hotel, this grand 1898 building is designed in an unusual style called Moorish Colonial, an arresting mixture of European and Middle Eastern architectural elements. Several towers capped with red domes and wrought-iron balconies lend the castle its handsome and distinctive silhouette. Also of visual interest is a whimsical bridge that extends from the main façade and connects the two wings of the historic building.
If you get married here, your ceremony can be held in the Ballroom or in the surrounding garden, which is landscaped with tall, graceful palms and a tranquil fountain that trickles into a lily pool, evoking a feel of Old World romance.
Recently restored, the castle’s interior displays a wealth of late Victorian splendor. A pair of massive oak doors invites guests into a lofty lobby with a sweeping marble staircase and crystal chandelier. To the left you’ll find a cluster of impressive “sitting” rooms, including the spacious Main Salon and the circular Moorish Room. These now possess their original, turn-of-the-century colors of deep rose, soft green and ochre. The original antique furnishings, warm wood mouldings, and extraordinary fireplaces complete the lovely and singular décor.
A grand hallway takes you to the Ballroom, where silent movie stars Rudolph Valentino and Lilian Gish once danced the night away by the light of the moon, streaming in through a wall of arched windows. The room is in shades of cream, with a high ceiling, pale stone-tiled floors and majestic alabaster pillars—all providing an elegant and sophisticated backdrop. Further enhancing the entire main floor is lavish carpeting that replicates the beautiful colors and patterns of the 1898 original. Just imagine holding your reception in this magnificant space, or strolling its broad verandas and park-like grounds!
Weddings here enjoy exclusive access to this one-of-a-kind privately owned estate. However, Castle Green is also an intriguing venue for any type of event: corporate gala, fundraiser, family reunion, or retirement party. This historic treasure will captivate you with an abundance of visual delights, so arrange for a tour and see why it’s one of Pasadena’s favorite places to celebrate.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 250
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
- Max. Seated Indoors: 220
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 300
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 400
- Max. Seated: 220
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Ballroom holds 250 seated guests. The Garden seats 300.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Ballroom holds 220 seated or 300 standing guests; the Garden/ Veranda 300 seated or 400 standing. The Grand Salon accommodates up to 300 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: Several areas accommodate 20–220 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
Half the facility rental fee and a refundable $1,000 damage deposit are required to secure your date. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the event. The rental fee is $5,500 on Friday and Sunday, $7,500 on Saturday, $4,000 Monday through Thursday evenings, and $4,500 for December weekdays. Weekend rental pricing includes: the use of up to twenty 60-inch round tables; 200 gold Chiavari chairs; 2 portable bars; and a complimentary 1-hour rehearsal time. There is no food & beverage minimum or cake-cutting fee. You may provide your own alcohol with no corkage fee.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: select from approved list
Kitchen Facilities: no
Tables & Chairs: provided indoors
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided indoors, CBA outdoors
Bride’s and Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: large lot nearby, $6/car; or guest-provided valet
Accommodations: no guest rooms; discounts at nearby hotels
Outdoor Night Lighting: limited to bridge & veranda
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: yes
Other: wood fireplace in salon, 2 grand pianos, 50′′ TV, children’s room
Venue ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: BYO, but caterer must serve; no corkage fee
Smoking: outdoors only, in designated areas
Music: amplified OK indoors with volume limits, outdoors with City of Pasadena rules
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: liability required from caterer
Other: no sparklers, rice or birdseed; open-flame candles require permit; decorations restricted; children must be supervised