The Langham Huntington, Pasadena 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue • Pasadena • California 91208


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

How do you define elegance? One possible answer is The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. Since its unveiling in 1914, 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 Group, one of the oldest and most prestigious hoteliers in the world.

Couples 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, a charming 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 along marbled hallways takes you past 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 650 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.

Add to this cornucopia of luxury even more delights! The award-winning Chuan Spa pampers with signature treatments inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and cutting-edge skincare technology. Then there's the outstanding dining offered by the Royce Wood-fired Steakhouse and the Terrace, as well as afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge. And, of course, the plush accommodations provide serene havens for your guests. Yes, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena does indeed seem like the quintessential definition of elegance.

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Rental Fee
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Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 800
Cocktails, etc. Standing 1400 1400
Reception Seated 650 650
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 1000.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel holds up to 300 seated guests indoors, and 800 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 650 seated or 1,400 standing indoors or outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 1,000 guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list

BYO caterer must be approved by the venue.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily. Event curfew is 10pm outdoors, 2am indoors.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort / Spa
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Waterfall

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house or BYO with approval.
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
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: valet required
Accommodations: 379 guestrooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: garden patio; panorama of hills, landscaped grounds, mountains, garden, fountain, waterfall
Other: in-house wedding cake, spa services, event coordination, WiFi, fitness center, nearby golf, and bike-riding


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outdoors in designated areas
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for vendors only


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