Pasadena, California 91101
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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, 2013 and 2014 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.
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
- Max. Seated Indoors: 330
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 170
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 600
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300
- Max. Seated: 320
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Noor Terrace holds 300 seated guests outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Ella Ballroom can accommodate 156 seated or 250 standing, the Sofia Ballroom 352 seated or 600 standing indoors, and the Noor Terrace 170 seated or 300 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 300 seated.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
25% of the food & beverage minimum is required to reserve your date. An additional 25% of the estimated event total is due 4 months after booking, 25% is due 4 months prior to the event, and the remaining balance is due 14 days prior. The food & beverage minimum varies depending on the spaces reserved, time of event and day of the week. For weekday evening events (Monday–Thursday, 5pm–12am) the food & beverage minimum is $6,000; for weekend events (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 5pm–2am) it’s $8,400 for the Ella Ballroom and $26,200 for the Sofia Ballroom. Luncheons start at $45/person and dinners start at $75/person. Tax, room rental, and service fee are included. Alcohol, AV, lighting, packages and valet service are additional.
Special Events, Parties
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, validation and hosted valet available
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: cityscape, mountains
Other: photobooth, DJ services; day-of coordination available, extra fee; recommended vendor list will be provided
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: full in-house bar
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Alternate Info: Noor Restaurant Ballroom