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Pasadena Wedding Venue
260 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California 91101

Contact: Social and Corporate Sales
Phone: 626/793-4518
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Why We Like This Place

Ah, Noor! This dramatic event venue in the historic heart of Old Pasadena seems to have the power to elevate any occasion and surround it in magic. Named “Winner Best Event Venue” for 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the readers of Pasadena Weekly, this function-dedicated property features a collection of elegant spaces designed specifically with transcendent celebrations in mind.

Indoors, you’ll find two stunning ballrooms with fabulous foyers. Outdoors, there’s a room-sized second-story balcony overlooking views of City Hall and the San Gabriel Mountains, plus a spectacular terrace spacious enough for a grand open-air gala.

Heads will turn and eyes will widen when guests step into the Sofia Ballroom’s lavish 1920s-inspired foyer. The long, burnished wood bar, high ceilings, and magnificent chandeliers will transport them to a world of glamour and gaiety. From here, your party can flow to the Sofia Ballroom, with its Art Nouveau styling and city and mountain views or onto the Sofia Balcony, a sophisticated al fresco lounge where you can practically reach out and touch the city skyline.

Like the Sofia Foyer and Ballroom complex, the Ella Foyer and Ballroom have their own fashionable entrance. Big black double doors welcome you from the patio out front into what feels like a very chic Hollywood club. Art Deco-imbued touches—the shiny black bar, Venetian plaster walls sculpted to look like tufted dove-gray leather, the wraparound black leather banquette, and the ethereal “ghost” chandeliers—enhance the luxurious vibe. It’s a striking introduction to the Ella Ballroom. Not quite as vast as the Sofia, this room’s more intimate “members only” atmosphere conjures up an era of opulence and prestige.

If you want to host a large event entirely outdoors, the Promenade—which seats up to 1,500!—is also available. You have a lot of options here, and the staff, who are experts in hospitality, will help you select the spaces, menu and services that best suit your vision. You’ll see why politicians, celebrities, and individuals from all walks of life have enjoyed entertaining and being entertained at Noor. From relaxed to formal, traditional to the unexpected, Noor is committed to creating a personalized event that is both exquisite and uniquely yours.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 280
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 330
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 170
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 600
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 300


  • Max. Seated: 320

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Noor Terrace holds 300 seated guests outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Ella Ballroom can accommodate 130 seated or 250 standing, the Sofia Ballroom 330 seated or 600 standing indoors, and the Noor Terrace 170 seated or 300 standing guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 320 seated guests.

Fees & Deposits

25% of the food and beverage minimum is required to reserve your date. 25% of the estimated event total is due 4 months prior to the event and the balance is due 10 days prior. Minimums vary depending on the spaces reserved, time of event and day of the week. For weekday evening events (Monday–Thursday, 5pm–12am) the food and beverage minimum is $2,800, for weekend events (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5pm–2am) it is $6,000. Luncheons start at $40/person and dinners start at $70/person. Tax, room rental, and service fee are included. Alcohol, AV, lighting, packages and valet service are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners


Catering: in-house, or BYO with approval
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Area: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot, on-street, valet required
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: cityscape, mountains
Other: photobooth, DJ services; day-of coordination available, extra fee; recommended vendor list will be provided

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Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: full in-house bar
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required

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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily.

Alternate Info: Noor Restaurant Ballroom

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