Pasadena Wedding Venue
1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, California 91208
How do you define elegance? One possible answer is The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. Since its unveiling in 1907, this legendary hotel has been a favorite for high-profile events, celebrity soirées and discerning world travelers. Lavishly renovated in the early ‘90s by Ritz-Carlton, the Huntington legacy continues to flourish under its new owner, Langham Hotels International, one of the oldest and most prestigious hoteliers in the world.
Brides planning their once-in-a-lifetime event might begin in the Horseshoe Garden behind the hotel. Originally the main entrance, today it’s the most striking vantage point from which to appreciate the Huntington’s imposing architecture: The building’s stone façade and balustrades strike a classical pose against the contour of the San Gabriel foothills, which echo the hotel’s timeless grandeur. Center stage is a broad stone landing with twin staircases that sweep down toward a sprawling manicured lawn. This spectacular park-like enclave, dotted with colorful blooms, swaying palm trees and lush greenery, invites you to dream large for your wedding ceremony: Make a fairytale entrance in a horse-drawn carriage, a classic Rolls Royce, or even atop a beribboned elephant!
In contrast, the sequestered Japanese Garden has a quiet, almost mystical beauty. A step-down waterfall pond is spanned by a curved footbridge, an inspired spot for an intimate ceremony. Here, whispered endearments mingle with the sound of trickling water, evoking an aura of enchantment. Overlooking the garden’s border, the weathered wooden trestle of the old Picture Bridge lends a turn-of-the-century nod to the serene setting.
Yet there’s nothing understated about the hotel’s posh interior. A stroll to one of the ballrooms takes you along marbled hallways lined with priceless artwork and antiquities—Chinese porcelain, portraits from the era of Gainsborough, and hand-painted ceiling murals, for example. Several glass-walled corridors frame a view of the Courtyard, an outdoor haven where blossoming pear trees fringe a tranquil pond. Relaxed yet refined, the Courtyard is the just the place for a chic cocktail hour.
Next, host an impeccably serviced reception in one of the hotel’s sumptuous ballrooms. The historic Georgian Ballroom feels palatial, with its soaring arched ceiling, stained-glass windows, and gorgeous pear-shaped chandeliers, each one fashioned of thousands of brilliant crystals and ringed with candelabra-style lights. Or consider the storied Viennese Ballroom, featuring a vaulted ceiling edged in gold and a glittering constellation of crystal chandeliers designed by the same atelier that crafted the chandeliers in the palace of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. If you prefer the natural glow of stars and moonlight, then stage your festivities on the Viennese Terrace, an open-air expanse that takes advantage of Pasadena’s warm summer nights. The hotel’s newest addition is the super-sized Huntington Ballroom that lets you fête 750 guests in swanky style. Many a high-society gala has graced these ballrooms over the decades, and it takes no imagination at all to envision the gleam of silver and fine china, the swirl of satin gowns and the lighthearted laughter that will accompany your own celebration at such an incomparable establishment.
To this cornucopia of luxury add a world-class spa, Michelin Star-winning cuisine by Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio, and the plushest of accommodations. Yes, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena does indeed seem like the quintessential definition of elegance.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel holds up to 300 seated guests indoors, and 650 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 650 seated or 1,400 standing indoors and 650 seated or 1,400 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 1,000 guests.
25% of the food and beverage minimum, along with the site fee, is required to reserve your date. An additional 25% of the food and beverage minimum is due 90 days prior to the event. The final anticipated balance plus an additional 10% of the food and beverage minimum to cover any unexpected costs is due 21 days prior. Rental fees range $750–$5,000 depending on the day and number of hours of the event. Weddings start at $150/person. A 22% service charge and sales tax are added. Food and beverage minimums vary by size of ballroom, day of the week and time of day.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: valet required
Accommodations: 380 guestrooms
Telephone: pay phone or house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: garden patio, panorama of hills, landscaped grounds, mountains, garden, fountain, waterfall
Other: on site wedding cake, spa services, event coordination, AV equipment, wi-fi, fitness center, nearby golf and bike-riding
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outdoors in designated areas
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for vendors only
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