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Castle Green

Pasadena , CA

LOCATION

99 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA US 91105 (map)

PHONE

626-793-0359

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement! and thank you for your interest in Pasadena’s premier special events venue! In booking with The Castle Green, you will have chosen one of the most... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement! and thank you for your interest in Pasadena’s premier special events venue! In booking with The Castle Green, you will have chosen one of the most majestic historical landmarks of Pasadena to hold your event. We are happy to provide you with all the information needed to help you through your planning process.
We would be happy to schedule an appointment for you to view our beautiful venue. Our office hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-4pm (Saturdays from 10am-2pm for tours). Please call us with a time and date that will work for you.
Here are some of the things that you might want to know about the enchanting Castle Green and how it will help create an unforgettable occasion for you and your guests.


EVENT RATES FOR 2013/2014
Prices below are for a ten (10) hour time period; Three and a half (3½) hours for set-up & photos, five and a half (5 ½) hours for event, and one (1) hour for clean-up (vendors ONLY).
Friday $5,200 until 10:30pm
Saturday $7,200 until 10:30pm
Sunday $5,200 until 10:00pm
Weekdays $3,700 until 10:00pm
December Weekdays $4,000 until 10:00pm

*Please add $500 to all events held on an exact holiday
*Prices do not change if hosting a “reception only” or cocktail party. Please contact our event staff regarding “Ceremony Only” events, which start at $2,000.00 and may only take place on specific days.

EXTRA TIME:
For Fridays and Saturdays, add $800 per half hour for 12am extension
Sunday through Thursdays, add $800 per half hour for 11pm extension

RESERVING CASTLE GREEN
In order to reserve your date with Castle Green, half of the location fee and a $1000 refundable security deposit are required, along with a signed contract.
The forms of payment accepted at this time are personal check, cashier’s check, credit card or money order.


QUICK FACTS REGARDING CASTLE GREEN:

1. MAX CAPACITY: 220 ballroom (sit down dinner or buffet), 300 standing, 400 with approval (extra fees apply)
2. Air Conditioning: AC will be provided in the ballroom
3. Children: If more than 5 children are attending event, please be sure to notify our staff
4. Castle Green offers the entire ground floor, the lawns – not just the ballroom!
5. Our catering fees range from $65 - $150 / person (for FULL CATERED PACKAGES, not just food) 6. There are NO food and beverage minimums 7. You can purchase your own alcohol with no corkage fees - a HUGE savings


Exciting things Castle Green provides for your special event:

* We have several preferred caterers that you may choose from, whom offer low to moderate priced menu options.
Castle’s preferred caterers are:
Castle Catering 626-792-4444 www.castlecatering.net, Huntington Catering 626-795-4200 www.huntingtoncateringcompany.com Modern Art Catering 626-818-0414 www.modernartcatering.com
Simply Elegant 626.799.6468 www.simplyelegantcateringinc.com
* Castle Green allows you to bring in all your own alcohol when using one of our preferred caterers, which not only saves you a ton of money, but allows you to have the freedom to select your favorites! Your caterer must be your bartender as well as deliver your alcohol on and off site. Castle Green will provide two bars at no additional fee.

* We give you TEN full hours, (3 ½ are reserved for set-up, 5 ½ reserved for actual event time, and an averaged 1 hour for clean-up at the end of your event.)

* Stunning, chiavari chairs and ivory cushions will be provided for up to 200 people, as well as twenty (20), 60” inch round tables (for indoor use only or covered patio).

* There are no minimums.

* Castle Green provides two (2) grand pianos, a 50” inch screen TV (not to mention smaller televisions for children’s rooms) for use of video presentations, slideshow, etc.. -- as well as a dramatically designed fireplace for your use.

* Hosts will have access to the entire ground floor, giving both outdoor and indoor experiences, and plenty of room to explore.

• Though we are a historic building, air conditioning will be provided throughout the peak summer months in our ballroom.

It would be our pleasure to take you on a site tour of the Castle Green so you may see its splendor in person. Our office hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Tours may be arranged any time during these hours as long as no event is taking place. You may also see photos of the facilities on our web site at www.castlegreen.com.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1898
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5200
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1898
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5200
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Carla
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Castle Green and it was such a beautiful location! Such a unique and beautiful historic place in Pasadena.
Our wedding photos turned out amazing partially due to our amazing location.
Dior was great to work with and it was never an issue to come over during the wedding planning process to check out the location for planning purposes.
Our family am out of town guests really loved coming to such a unique place in Pasadena for our wedding.
We used most recommended vendors and they were all amazing.
Many thanks to the staff at castle green for helping make our day perfect!
We had our wedding reception at Castle Green and it was such a beautiful location! Such a unique and beautiful historic Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Castle Green and it was such a beautiful location! Such a unique and beautiful historic place in Pasadena.
Our wedding photos turned out amazing partially due to our amazing location.
Dior was great to work with and it was never an issue to come over during the wedding planning process to check out the location for planning purposes.
Our family am out of town guests really loved coming to such a unique place in Pasadena for our wedding.
We used most recommended vendors and they were all amazing.
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Barbara
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Castle Green is a beautiful historic landmark in Pasadena, so initially I was overwhelmed by the length of the contract and the rules we had to follow. We had a wedding reception there near Christmas time. It was beautiful, complete with a fire in the fire place and the 15 foot tall Christmas tree. Castle Green has a list of recommended vendors which was extremely helpful. Shannon the event coordinator at Castle Green was very helpful and worked well with our event planner, Samantha Sisk of La Bella Dia and our caterer Mike Faulkner of Simply Elegant Catering.
Castle Green is a wonderful venue for a wedding! I highly recommend it.
Castle Green is a beautiful historic landmark in Pasadena, so initially I was overwhelmed by the length of the contract Read more...
Castle Green is a beautiful historic landmark in Pasadena, so initially I was overwhelmed by the length of the contract and the rules we had to follow. We had a wedding reception there near Christmas time. It was beautiful, complete with a fire in the fire place and the 15 foot tall Christmas tree. Castle Green has a list of recommended vendors which was extremely helpful. Shannon the event coordinator at Castle Green was very helpful and worked well with our event planner, Samantha Sisk of La Bella Dia and our caterer Mike Faulkner of Simply Elegant Catering.
Castle Green is a wonderful venue for a wedding! I highly recommend it. Read less
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Elisha
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
An amazing venue! The day and location were perfect! The staff were so helpful throughout the process. The Castle Green is a beautiful location with so much space. The guests loved it, as did we.
An amazing venue! The day and location were perfect! The staff were so helpful throughout the process. The Castle Green is Read more...
An amazing venue! The day and location were perfect! The staff were so helpful throughout the process. The Castle Green is a beautiful location with so much space. The guests loved it, as did we. Read less
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Stella
Wedding:
2/5/2011
5.0/5.0
This was an absolutely beautiful place for our wedding ceremony and reception. The grounds and first floor event area were kept very clean and neat. Shannon was very helpful throughout the planning process and responded very quickly to every email and voicemail that I sent her. I am very happy with my experience and will always remember how beautiful my wedding was. I would defiitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful historical building. THank you!
Stella & James
This was an absolutely beautiful place for our wedding ceremony and reception. The grounds and first floor event area were Read more...
This was an absolutely beautiful place for our wedding ceremony and reception. The grounds and first floor event area were kept very clean and neat. Shannon was very helpful throughout the planning process and responded very quickly to every email and voicemail that I sent her. I am very happy with my experience and will always remember how beautiful my wedding was. I would defiitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful historical building. THank you!
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Cherylann
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We recently celebrated our wedding at the Castle Green and it was the absolute best! The grounds are so spacious and beautiful and so roomy for our guests. When I decended down the spiral staircase, I felt like a princess in my own fairy tale! The event planner, Shannon Ercek, suggested the caterer, florist, photographer and even answered questions we forgot to ask! She made sure our special day was trouble free by helping us with our preparations well in advance. The Castle holds so much history, it was a privilege to be married there!
We recently celebrated our wedding at the Castle Green and it was the absolute best! The grounds are so spacious and Read more...
We recently celebrated our wedding at the Castle Green and it was the absolute best! The grounds are so spacious and beautiful and so roomy for our guests. When I decended down the spiral staircase, I felt like a princess in my own fairy tale! The event planner, Shannon Ercek, suggested the caterer, florist, photographer and even answered questions we forgot to ask! She made sure our special day was trouble free by helping us with our preparations well in advance. The Castle holds so much history, it was a privilege to be married there! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
1/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with the attention that we received from Castle Green. They were so pleasant to deal with and had an answer to every question we could think of to make our reception perfect. A beautiful venue that I will try to use again if I can find an excuse!
I couldn't be happier with the attention that we received from Castle Green. They were so pleasant to deal with and had an Read more...
I couldn't be happier with the attention that we received from Castle Green. They were so pleasant to deal with and had an answer to every question we could think of to make our reception perfect. A beautiful venue that I will try to use again if I can find an excuse! Read less
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Thank you Heather!!

- Marcela
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jamianne
Wedding:
2/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Simply beautiful! Very affordable compared to other places not nearly as elegant. Everyone was nice and willing to help. The rooms inside make a great place for guests to gather for cocktails, and the ballroom is perfect. This is the best place for a fairy tale wedding.
Simply beautiful! Very affordable compared to other places not nearly as elegant. Everyone was nice and willing to help. Read more...
Simply beautiful! Very affordable compared to other places not nearly as elegant. Everyone was nice and willing to help. The rooms inside make a great place for guests to gather for cocktails, and the ballroom is perfect. This is the best place for a fairy tale wedding. Read less
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K
Wedding:
8/25/2007
5.0/5.0
Castle Green is a beautiful venue - our guests loved it and we did too. The staff there was very pleasant and accommodating throughout the planning process. The logistics are a bit complicated (no kitchen on site) but our caterers had no problems working around the rules set by Castle Green. Our photos were fantastic, thanks to the beautiful gardens.
Castle Green is a beautiful venue - our guests loved it and we did too. The staff there was very pleasant and Read more...
Castle Green is a beautiful venue - our guests loved it and we did too. The staff there was very pleasant and accommodating throughout the planning process. The logistics are a bit complicated (no kitchen on site) but our caterers had no problems working around the rules set by Castle Green. Our photos were fantastic, thanks to the beautiful gardens. Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for our wedding. Castle Green is simply amazing. The decor is very classy, and the grounds are breathtaking. Our guests were blown away! We would recommend anyone to use Castle Green for their wedding!
We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for our wedding. Castle Green is simply amazing. The decor is very classy, Read more...
We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for our wedding. Castle Green is simply amazing. The decor is very classy, and the grounds are breathtaking. Our guests were blown away! We would recommend anyone to use Castle Green for their wedding! Read less
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
12/1/2012
4.9/5.0
Beautiful location! All my guests loved it! I recieved so many compliments that it was the most beautiful and stately place they've ever been to for a wedding. Kinda expensive for the venue rental, but that was something that we knew going into it, so we were willing to bite the bullet and shell out the money. They also have some strict rules about needing to get a candle permit (which we did in order to have real candles), playing music below a certain decible, using only their approved caterers, etc. But, the beauty and elegance of the place was worth it! I loved having my wedding there!
Beautiful location! All my guests loved it! I recieved so many compliments that it was the most beautiful and stately Read more...
Beautiful location! All my guests loved it! I recieved so many compliments that it was the most beautiful and stately place they've ever been to for a wedding. Kinda expensive for the venue rental, but that was something that we knew going into it, so we were willing to bite the bullet and shell out the money. They also have some strict rules about needing to get a candle permit (which we did in order to have real candles), playing music below a certain decible, using only their approved caterers, etc. But, the beauty and elegance of the place was worth it! I loved having my wedding there! Read less
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Gabriel
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.9/5.0
Castle Green was the perfect place for us. You walk in and step back in time. It was built in the 1880's and the building brings all of that authentic charm and life to the wedding. There are old photos on the walls, a grand staircase, various parlors with endless things to look at, a beautiful sun room, a giant porch that wraps around the building, a pretty fountain and a great classic ball room.
Marcela, the contact as Castle Green is easy to work with and a total sweetheart. Every time you talk to her you feel her genuine excitement for you about the wedding, and she works her butt off to make sure you have what you need. She gives great recommendations for vendors and everything went flawlessly for us. We had our wedding on a hot day during the wildfires, but most of the vendors had worked there before and knew just how to handle it all - when to put out the flowers, when to deliver the cake etc. The ballroom is the only air conditioned room, so be forewarned if that's a problem for you. At our wedding nobody even noticed the heat though - the venue was just too interesting to care....and we were all sweaty from the dancing anyhow. The great thing about Castle Green is that nobody will feel trapped in a ball room. There is plenty of space to roam and things to see. We loved it!
Castle Green was the perfect place for us. You walk in and step back in time. It was built in the 1880's and the building Read more...
Castle Green was the perfect place for us. You walk in and step back in time. It was built in the 1880's and the building brings all of that authentic charm and life to the wedding. There are old photos on the walls, a grand staircase, various parlors with endless things to look at, a beautiful sun room, a giant porch that wraps around the building, a pretty fountain and a great classic ball room.
Marcela, the contact as Castle Green is easy to work with and a total sweetheart. Every time you talk to her you feel her genuine excitement for you about the wedding, and she works her butt off to make sure you have what you need. She gives great recommendations for vendors and everything went flawlessly for us. We had our wedding on a hot day during the wildfires, but most of the vendors had worked there before and knew just how to handle it all - when to put out the flowers, when to deliver the cake etc. The ballroom is the only air conditioned room, so be forewarned if that's a problem for you. At our wedding nobody even noticed the heat though - the venue was just too interesting to care....and we were all sweaty from the dancing anyhow. The great thing about Castle Green is that nobody will feel trapped in a ball room. There is plenty of space to roam and things to see. We loved it! Read less
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tobemrsf
Wedding:
10/18/2009
4.8/5.0
I am completely happy with our experience with Castle Green. We had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. The location is beautiful, no doubt! Photo Ops galore! Marcela was a breeze to work with. She took all my calls, there were a few, with stride.
We did choose to use an outside caterer which meant having to pay an additional fee to CG. However we still saved a ton of money because the caterers they recommend were, in my opinion, very over priced. There are quite a bit of rules that must be follwed due to that fact that the location is also a residence.
I would and have recommended the location to others, I would just say make sure you really read the contract well and ask any and ALL questions before signing on the dotted line. As with any location you need to know the specifics.

Overall this was a dream location. I really have no complaints about our day!
Many of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to!
I think that should say it all!
I am completely happy with our experience with Castle Green. We had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. The Read more...
I am completely happy with our experience with Castle Green. We had an outdoor ceremony and an indoor reception. The location is beautiful, no doubt! Photo Ops galore! Marcela was a breeze to work with. She took all my calls, there were a few, with stride.
We did choose to use an outside caterer which meant having to pay an additional fee to CG. However we still saved a ton of money because the caterers they recommend were, in my opinion, very over priced. There are quite a bit of rules that must be follwed due to that fact that the location is also a residence.
I would and have recommended the location to others, I would just say make sure you really read the contract well and ask any and ALL questions before signing on the dotted line. As with any location you need to know the specifics.

Overall this was a dream location. I really have no complaints about our day!
Many of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to!
I think that should say it all! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
3/12/2010
4.8/5.0
This was my ideal wedding venue! The coordinator Shannon Ercek was very sweet and very accommodating. The site is absolutely gorgeous, and the rooms are beautiful. It was a little challenging to get a few questions answered at one point since they had to let some people go at the beginning of the year, but Ms. Ercek always made sure I was completely taken care of. It's actually easier to reach Shannon via email. The cost is actually quite reasonable for how beautiful the site is. When you go in for a tour, ask if they are running any specials… I got an extra half hour free just for booking in the month of October! Just be careful because if it rains, unless you're going to rent a tent, you'll be stuck having to move everything inside and it's the outdoor sites that really make the ceremony beautiful at this place. It is Definitely worth checking this site out.
This was my ideal wedding venue! The coordinator Shannon Ercek was very sweet and very accommodating. The site is Read more...
This was my ideal wedding venue! The coordinator Shannon Ercek was very sweet and very accommodating. The site is absolutely gorgeous, and the rooms are beautiful. It was a little challenging to get a few questions answered at one point since they had to let some people go at the beginning of the year, but Ms. Ercek always made sure I was completely taken care of. It's actually easier to reach Shannon via email. The cost is actually quite reasonable for how beautiful the site is. When you go in for a tour, ask if they are running any specials… I got an extra half hour free just for booking in the month of October! Just be careful because if it rains, unless you're going to rent a tent, you'll be stuck having to move everything inside and it's the outdoor sites that really make the ceremony beautiful at this place. It is Definitely worth checking this site out. Read less
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kathy
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.8/5.0
The Castle Green is such a beautiful venue. I would recommend this venue to any couple who wants to transform their wedding. Small decorations are needed because the venue itself is so gorgeous. Beautiful venue for anyone who wants a beautiful wedding.
The Castle Green is such a beautiful venue. I would recommend this venue to any couple who wants to transform their Read more...
The Castle Green is such a beautiful venue. I would recommend this venue to any couple who wants to transform their wedding. Small decorations are needed because the venue itself is so gorgeous. Beautiful venue for anyone who wants a beautiful wedding. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.7/5.0
I had my Wedding reception at Castle Green this past June and it was just amazing! I go so many compliments on the venue. I love the many rooms, gardens & patio that we used for cocktail hour and pictures. We had 160 guest and it was a bit snug in the ballroom during dinner but still comfortable. Keep in mind it is an older building so you have an older charm which is what I fell in love with. With that said there is rules about children which are in the contract I believe if you have 5+ children under 12 you need to hire childcare. I was fine with not having children at my wedding, some of my guest were not but they dealt with it. The only downfall was that there is a specific time that you are renting the venue so you can only set up and take down in that designated time frame which can be a bit restricting but Shannon accommodated us as much as possible.
I had my Wedding reception at Castle Green this past June and it was just amazing! I go so many compliments on the venue. Read more...
I had my Wedding reception at Castle Green this past June and it was just amazing! I go so many compliments on the venue. I love the many rooms, gardens & patio that we used for cocktail hour and pictures. We had 160 guest and it was a bit snug in the ballroom during dinner but still comfortable. Keep in mind it is an older building so you have an older charm which is what I fell in love with. With that said there is rules about children which are in the contract I believe if you have 5+ children under 12 you need to hire childcare. I was fine with not having children at my wedding, some of my guest were not but they dealt with it. The only downfall was that there is a specific time that you are renting the venue so you can only set up and take down in that designated time frame which can be a bit restricting but Shannon accommodated us as much as possible. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
4/25/2010
4.6/5.0
The Castle Green is just an incredibly gorgeous venue, and a historic landmark as well. It's unique beauty outweighs any of the unattractive aspects of having an event there, such as no onsite parking, no open flamed candles and the expense. Despite it being more costly than some of the other venues we looked at, it just didn't matter as this location was stunning and perfectly suited us. Plus, I might add that although the venue itself is costly to rent, you actually save money if you plan to have an open bar. The Castle Green doesn't have a liquor license so our caterer and coordinator worked out an arrangement with a local liquor store to deliver what we needed without markup and the liquor store bought back unopened bottles as well. So, when you take that into consideration, we actually saved a fortune.

Because of the beautiful and elegant Castle Green, our incredible wedding coordinator (Lumiani Events), and our artistic photographer (Duke Photography), we ended up with the wedding of our dreams.
The Castle Green is just an incredibly gorgeous venue, and a historic landmark as well. It's unique beauty outweighs any Read more...
The Castle Green is just an incredibly gorgeous venue, and a historic landmark as well. It's unique beauty outweighs any of the unattractive aspects of having an event there, such as no onsite parking, no open flamed candles and the expense. Despite it being more costly than some of the other venues we looked at, it just didn't matter as this location was stunning and perfectly suited us. Plus, I might add that although the venue itself is costly to rent, you actually save money if you plan to have an open bar. The Castle Green doesn't have a liquor license so our caterer and coordinator worked out an arrangement with a local liquor store to deliver what we needed without markup and the liquor store bought back unopened bottles as well. So, when you take that into consideration, we actually saved a fortune.

Because of the beautiful and elegant Castle Green, our incredible wedding coordinator (Lumiani Events), and our artistic photographer (Duke Photography), we ended up with the wedding of our dreams. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
1/8/2010
4.6/5.0
Castle Green is an event professional's DREAM venue! Located in one of the best spots in Old Town Pasadena, the Castle is a truly gorgeous and unique venue! I have referred several brides there and we have had rave reviews from every guest in attendance! The staff and the Events Director, Shannon Ercek were extremely professional and helpful. At the beginning of one wedding, I actually spotted her straightening the pillows on the patio furniture! If that isn't special attention to detail, what is?? It is such an easy venue to work with and you get to chose from four catering companies and are able to bring in your own alcohol! We always do signature drinks on the expansive veranda during the gorgeous cocktail hour where guests are allowed to explore the Salon areas and the gorgeous garden views! Check out some photos on Flickr, you'll fall in love with this historic treasure!
Castle Green is an event professional's DREAM venue! Located in one of the best spots in Old Town Pasadena, the Castle is Read more...
Castle Green is an event professional's DREAM venue! Located in one of the best spots in Old Town Pasadena, the Castle is a truly gorgeous and unique venue! I have referred several brides there and we have had rave reviews from every guest in attendance! The staff and the Events Director, Shannon Ercek were extremely professional and helpful. At the beginning of one wedding, I actually spotted her straightening the pillows on the patio furniture! If that isn't special attention to detail, what is?? It is such an easy venue to work with and you get to chose from four catering companies and are able to bring in your own alcohol! We always do signature drinks on the expansive veranda during the gorgeous cocktail hour where guests are allowed to explore the Salon areas and the gorgeous garden views! Check out some photos on Flickr, you'll fall in love with this historic treasure! Read less
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jiawong
Wedding:
11/1/2009
4.6/5.0
Not sure why these reviews have to be written by the Bride! LOL. My new wife and I had a wonderful wedding recently at Castle Green. We both fell in love with the place the moment we saw it, and new it was the place for us. Was slightly bummed that it was too warm a night (the first of November) to light the big fireplace in the main lounge...but we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. Marcela is marvelous, and happy memories of the Castle will stay with us forever!
Not sure why these reviews have to be written by the Bride! LOL. My new wife and I had a wonderful wedding recently at Read more...
Not sure why these reviews have to be written by the Bride! LOL. My new wife and I had a wonderful wedding recently at Castle Green. We both fell in love with the place the moment we saw it, and new it was the place for us. Was slightly bummed that it was too warm a night (the first of November) to light the big fireplace in the main lounge...but we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. Marcela is marvelous, and happy memories of the Castle will stay with us forever! Read less
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lovemeeko
Wedding:
11/20/2005
4.6/5.0
Castle Green is a lovely Victorian Hotel now converted into private luxury apartments. The former hotel lobby, conservatory, cigar room, solarium, ballroom, and outdoor garden are available to rent for weddings and events. If you are looking for something unique and not the run-of-the-mill wedding location, definitely check this location out. Many movie studios have even used this building for filming locations and you will understand why, the inside is lovely complete with period furnishings!! So not only will your wedding location be rememberable, but so will all your wedding pictures~~~
I had an indoor wedding ceremony in the conservatory, in front of one of their many grand fireplaces, and then the reception in the ballroom. The price tag is high, but it's well worth it!!!
Castle Green is a lovely Victorian Hotel now converted into private luxury apartments. The former hotel lobby, Read more...
Castle Green is a lovely Victorian Hotel now converted into private luxury apartments. The former hotel lobby, conservatory, cigar room, solarium, ballroom, and outdoor garden are available to rent for weddings and events. If you are looking for something unique and not the run-of-the-mill wedding location, definitely check this location out. Many movie studios have even used this building for filming locations and you will understand why, the inside is lovely complete with period furnishings!! So not only will your wedding location be rememberable, but so will all your wedding pictures~~~
I had an indoor wedding ceremony in the conservatory, in front of one of their many grand fireplaces, and then the reception in the ballroom. The price tag is high, but it's well worth it!!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.6/5.0
Castle Green was beautiful. The moment my fiance, well now husband, stepped through the doors, we knew it was where we had to be. They treated us very nicely, and understood what we wanted. They are a little strict about things, but it is an historical place and needed to be treated with respect. My guests had an amazing time and every comment I got back was how beautiful the place was.
Castle Green was beautiful. The moment my fiance, well now husband, stepped through the doors, we knew it was where we had Read more...
Castle Green was beautiful. The moment my fiance, well now husband, stepped through the doors, we knew it was where we had to be. They treated us very nicely, and understood what we wanted. They are a little strict about things, but it is an historical place and needed to be treated with respect. My guests had an amazing time and every comment I got back was how beautiful the place was. Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
2/20/2009
4.5/5.0
Castle Green is a stunning place to have a wedding. The venue provided an on site wedding coordinator who did a great job the day of our wedding. If you are interested in this site for your wedding I highly recommend taking a tour of the facility. The only negative thing I can mention is that there was some street/traffic noise during our ceremony but that was expected since the ceremony site is right next to a main street. Other than that everything was top notch.
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Castle Green is a stunning place to have a wedding. The venue provided an on site wedding coordinator who did a great job the day of our wedding. If you are interested in this site for your wedding I highly recommend taking a tour of the facility. The only negative thing I can mention is that there was some street/traffic noise during our ceremony but that was expected since the ceremony site is right next to a main street. Other than that everything was top notch. Read less
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Rita
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.5/5.0
I love the venue - it's gorgeous, especially the "cocktail hour" rooms. My guests lived it as well. I do have one negative aspect of the layout of the ballroom. It is long and narrow with the dance floor being all the way at one end of it. When doing our first dance I kind of felt detached from the main room. It's nothing you can't live without, but it'd be nice if it was more of a square shape.

So far my wedding photos are great (I haven't seen them all). My only wish is that we took more pictures inside rather than outside...maybe someday I'll get a chance to go back there and have more photos taken.
I love the venue - it's gorgeous, especially the "cocktail hour" rooms. My guests lived it as well. I do have one negative Read more...
I love the venue - it's gorgeous, especially the "cocktail hour" rooms. My guests lived it as well. I do have one negative aspect of the layout of the ballroom. It is long and narrow with the dance floor being all the way at one end of it. When doing our first dance I kind of felt detached from the main room. It's nothing you can't live without, but it'd be nice if it was more of a square shape.

So far my wedding photos are great (I haven't seen them all). My only wish is that we took more pictures inside rather than outside...maybe someday I'll get a chance to go back there and have more photos taken. Read less
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revelea
Wedding:
7/15/2010
4.5/5.0
Overall, my husband and I loved our experience at Castle Green. On the day of our wedding, Shannon came into the bridal room and asked if I needed anything. I was glad she was on hand just in case. Everything was stunningly beautiful due to the professionalism of all the vendors we hired and the grandness of the place. Most of our vendors had already been to Castle Green which helped because they already knew what to do and what to expect. I truly felt like a princess in my own castle and everyone was working together to make our wedding beautiful!
Castle Green is a wonderful place to get married because it has a lot of rich history and architecture. My maid of honor said everyone thought the wedding was beautiful and unique. Originally, my husband and I chose this place because I had fallen in love with the lawn where my ceremony took place. The ballroom was easily transformed into an amazing reception area. The lighting from the chandeliers was perfect. There was a glow in the room which added to the ambiance of the evening.
In the end, my husband and I received a small gift along with a thank-you card waiting for us in the bridal room which was a nice touch.
I will have memories of my enchanting wedding at Castle Green for years to come! Thank you so much for helping to make my big day so special! :)
Overall, my husband and I loved our experience at Castle Green. On the day of our wedding, Shannon came into the bridal Read more...
Overall, my husband and I loved our experience at Castle Green. On the day of our wedding, Shannon came into the bridal room and asked if I needed anything. I was glad she was on hand just in case. Everything was stunningly beautiful due to the professionalism of all the vendors we hired and the grandness of the place. Most of our vendors had already been to Castle Green which helped because they already knew what to do and what to expect. I truly felt like a princess in my own castle and everyone was working together to make our wedding beautiful!
Castle Green is a wonderful place to get married because it has a lot of rich history and architecture. My maid of honor said everyone thought the wedding was beautiful and unique. Originally, my husband and I chose this place because I had fallen in love with the lawn where my ceremony took place. The ballroom was easily transformed into an amazing reception area. The lighting from the chandeliers was perfect. There was a glow in the room which added to the ambiance of the evening.
In the end, my husband and I received a small gift along with a thank-you card waiting for us in the bridal room which was a nice touch.
I will have memories of my enchanting wedding at Castle Green for years to come! Thank you so much for helping to make my big day so special! :) Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/28/2014
4.5/5.0
As long-time patrons of architectural landmarks, Castle Green was always an ideal option for us. The Castle is located in Old Pasadena which was close to the Church where we got married, has a rich history and has stunning architecture. The Castle rental included the entire main floor and grounds, so there was plenty of space for all of our guests and provided a natural division between cocktail hour and the dinner/dancing space. The lavish décor and furniture inside is breathtaking and as a result, we did not feel it necessary to decorate that much. I loved the Chiavari chairs and the special use of the bride’s room! I have to say the best part about Castle Green is the amazing support team I had! Event Director, Dior Chase was very professional and accommodating – she definitely knows her stuff and was always honest with her advice and suggestions on how to make our wedding reception great. We really appreciated that especially in the “wedding planning world” where many vendors are only focused on upselling you. I worked closest and longest with Ms. Rosalinda Carpenter – a true gem and asset to the Castle Green. Always positive, reassuring, professional and genuine: I always knew that Rosalinda cared about my needs and wanted to make sure that I had the best possible experience on my wedding day. On my wedding day, while I was in the bride’s room getting my gown bustled, Rosalinda made sure to congratulate me in person before leaving for the night. She definitely didn’t have to do that and I was very touched by her gesture.
I would recommend Castle Green for any wedding or special event – the space is lovely and everyone on staff is wonderful.
I had a beautiful, magical wedding day and Castle Green will always be special to me. My advice: COME SEE THE SPACE. It will blow your mind!
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As long-time patrons of architectural landmarks, Castle Green was always an ideal option for us. The Castle is located in Old Pasadena which was close to the Church where we got married, has a rich history and has stunning architecture. The Castle rental included the entire main floor and grounds, so there was plenty of space for all of our guests and provided a natural division between cocktail hour and the dinner/dancing space. The lavish décor and furniture inside is breathtaking and as a result, we did not feel it necessary to decorate that much. I loved the Chiavari chairs and the special use of the bride’s room! I have to say the best part about Castle Green is the amazing support team I had! Event Director, Dior Chase was very professional and accommodating – she definitely knows her stuff and was always honest with her advice and suggestions on how to make our wedding reception great. We really appreciated that especially in the “wedding planning world” where many vendors are only focused on upselling you. I worked closest and longest with Ms. Rosalinda Carpenter – a true gem and asset to the Castle Green. Always positive, reassuring, professional and genuine: I always knew that Rosalinda cared about my needs and wanted to make sure that I had the best possible experience on my wedding day. On my wedding day, while I was in the bride’s room getting my gown bustled, Rosalinda made sure to congratulate me in person before leaving for the night. She definitely didn’t have to do that and I was very touched by her gesture.
I would recommend Castle Green for any wedding or special event – the space is lovely and everyone on staff is wonderful.
I had a beautiful, magical wedding day and Castle Green will always be special to me. My advice: COME SEE THE SPACE. It will blow your mind! Read less
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Genevieve
Wedding:
4/17/2011
4.4/5.0
I really loved having my wedding at the Castle Green. The venue is gorgeous, and I felt like I got a lot for my wedding in terms of space - huge gardens for a ceremony, many interesting rooms for cocktails, and the ballroom for dinner and dancing.

Shannon was really sweet and nice to work with, and communication was good.

The nice thing about the Castle Green is that everything is already so beautiful, that any decorations you add are just icing on the cake. As a DIY bride, I found it easy to just bring in a few extra decorations and let the venue do most of the work for me.

They do charge extra for outside catering, but I thought the logic behind the decision was reasonable (basically, because they are a historical venue, there is a vetting process for new caterers to make sure that the venue isn't at risk for damage). There was a lot of variety between the caterers on the recommended list, though, so my fiance and I didn't have a problem with that. Many venues locked you into using one and only one caterer, so this was a reasonable compromise. We had no problem getting our security deposit back.

They do have a few restrictions due to it being a historical venue--for example, no candles. However, I didn't find these to be a problem or impede any of my plans. I just used LED candles instead with no issues.
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I really loved having my wedding at the Castle Green. The venue is gorgeous, and I felt like I got a lot for my wedding in terms of space - huge gardens for a ceremony, many interesting rooms for cocktails, and the ballroom for dinner and dancing.

Shannon was really sweet and nice to work with, and communication was good.

The nice thing about the Castle Green is that everything is already so beautiful, that any decorations you add are just icing on the cake. As a DIY bride, I found it easy to just bring in a few extra decorations and let the venue do most of the work for me.

They do charge extra for outside catering, but I thought the logic behind the decision was reasonable (basically, because they are a historical venue, there is a vetting process for new caterers to make sure that the venue isn't at risk for damage). There was a lot of variety between the caterers on the recommended list, though, so my fiance and I didn't have a problem with that. Many venues locked you into using one and only one caterer, so this was a reasonable compromise. We had no problem getting our security deposit back.

They do have a few restrictions due to it being a historical venue--for example, no candles. However, I didn't find these to be a problem or impede any of my plans. I just used LED candles instead with no issues. Read less
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CL
Wedding:
11/27/2010
4.4/5.0
What a special place to have had our wedding. The best part is all the space we were given to work with. There were times getting in contact to make arrangements became a challenge, but not enough to deter us. Thanks Castle Green for providing us with such a special space for our event.
What a special place to have had our wedding. The best part is all the space we were given to work with. There were times Read more...
What a special place to have had our wedding. The best part is all the space we were given to work with. There were times getting in contact to make arrangements became a challenge, but not enough to deter us. Thanks Castle Green for providing us with such a special space for our event. Read less
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sugarbooger
Wedding:
1/19/2003
4.4/5.0
This is a beautiful venue! I loved my pictures and I loved the uniqueness that my wedding had! These people were great to work with. The only problem I had was that I was asked to allow people in the main hall who were filming on the top floor, use the elevator, but they worked with me on this and we did not have to accommodate them. I love the fact that you can have a ballroom as well as the other entry rooms for appetizers and such. It was just great! They aren't that flexible in terms of allowing you to spend a lot of time beforehand taking pictures, but we got a good 3 hours at the location to get ready and everything. A WONDERFUL SITE!!!
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This is a beautiful venue! I loved my pictures and I loved the uniqueness that my wedding had! These people were great to work with. The only problem I had was that I was asked to allow people in the main hall who were filming on the top floor, use the elevator, but they worked with me on this and we did not have to accommodate them. I love the fact that you can have a ballroom as well as the other entry rooms for appetizers and such. It was just great! They aren't that flexible in terms of allowing you to spend a lot of time beforehand taking pictures, but we got a good 3 hours at the location to get ready and everything. A WONDERFUL SITE!!! Read less
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Castle Green responded with the following comments:

Hello... "sugarbooger"... :)
I am sorry you had the slight stress of another filming taking place on the upper level during your event. Since I have been here only from 2004 and on, I can just tell you that I have never allowed other events at the same time. Hopefully you will keep us in mind for future events! Best Regards, The Castle Green Events Office
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Priscilla
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.3/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Castle and it was absolutely beautiful! The outside grounds are perfect for taking pictures. The only thing we were not to fond of was that it was an extremely hot day and even with the AC on the ball room was WAY too hot! Not sure if the instalation is not up to code or what, but it honestly felt like we didn't even have an AC on. If it wasn't for that our day would have been just perfect! Castle Green truly is a beautiful place and I would recommend it to others, Marcela was very helpful and always took my calls and answered all of our questions. The only thing I would say is if you're going to get married here make sure it's not during a really hot time of the year, we got married in late September and the weather still was too hot for the quality of AC the Ballroom has.
We had our wedding reception at the Castle and it was absolutely beautiful! The outside grounds are perfect for taking Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Castle and it was absolutely beautiful! The outside grounds are perfect for taking pictures. The only thing we were not to fond of was that it was an extremely hot day and even with the AC on the ball room was WAY too hot! Not sure if the instalation is not up to code or what, but it honestly felt like we didn't even have an AC on. If it wasn't for that our day would have been just perfect! Castle Green truly is a beautiful place and I would recommend it to others, Marcela was very helpful and always took my calls and answered all of our questions. The only thing I would say is if you're going to get married here make sure it's not during a really hot time of the year, we got married in late September and the weather still was too hot for the quality of AC the Ballroom has. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
The outside of Castle Green has beautiful green lawn and the pond/fountain is very pretty. The historic structure is very majestic. It's excellent for wedding photographs. However, the traffic noise really bothered us, especially on a busy Saturday afternoon in Old Town Pasadena area. We could hear the bus drove by and the helicopter in the air. Besides the uncontrolable issues, everything else was great.

The facility has a lot restrictions like to food and beverage in the carpet area. It was very challenging for our ushers and wedding coordinator. We put signs up, but many of our guests ignored the signs. So our ushers and coordinator have to inform our guests several times. I guess in order to maintain the historic building, this is something we have to suffer.
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The outside of Castle Green has beautiful green lawn and the pond/fountain is very pretty. The historic structure is very majestic. It's excellent for wedding photographs. However, the traffic noise really bothered us, especially on a busy Saturday afternoon in Old Town Pasadena area. We could hear the bus drove by and the helicopter in the air. Besides the uncontrolable issues, everything else was great.

The facility has a lot restrictions like to food and beverage in the carpet area. It was very challenging for our ushers and wedding coordinator. We put signs up, but many of our guests ignored the signs. So our ushers and coordinator have to inform our guests several times. I guess in order to maintain the historic building, this is something we have to suffer. Read less
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poisonsnowhite
Wedding:
8/13/2010
4.2/5.0
The locations was very nice. I experienced some difficulty getting in touch with them, but other than that they were very helpful and a pleasure to work with. the location was beautiful and our wedding turned out amazing.
The locations was very nice. I experienced some difficulty getting in touch with them, but other than that they were very Read more...
The locations was very nice. I experienced some difficulty getting in touch with them, but other than that they were very helpful and a pleasure to work with. the location was beautiful and our wedding turned out amazing. Read less
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Laurice
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.2/5.0
Our wedding reception took place at the historical Castle Green. My husband and I have often passed by the former hotel admiring it's coolness and beauty. When I got engaged two years ago, I spent a good few days researching SoCal venues and Castle Green was among my top 3. I booked them asap because they were the most easy-going, reasonably priced, its location was great and they were able to fit the number of people I planned on inviting (200).

The rental fee includes 9.5 hours of property use for the vendors to set up and for your actual event. You get to use the entire first floor and outside lawn and they provide 20 round tables (seats 10 guests each) and 200 gold chiavari chairs. They provide you with a folder with all their information - from vendor recommendations, to preferred caterers (outside catering is $10/person), and all their policies.

I mostly worked with Shannon and she was very professional, friendly and helpful. I do have to note that if you email her and do not get a reply in a day or two, to follow up with a phone call.

Our cocktail hour and reception did not require a lot of decoration since the Castle itself is gorgeous and full of history. Our guests LOVED it and each room was adored! We had about 160 guests and they fit comfortably in the banquet hall for dinner and dancing. Our day was perfect and Castle Green added to the magic of it all :)
Our wedding reception took place at the historical Castle Green. My husband and I have often passed by the former hotel Read more...
Our wedding reception took place at the historical Castle Green. My husband and I have often passed by the former hotel admiring it's coolness and beauty. When I got engaged two years ago, I spent a good few days researching SoCal venues and Castle Green was among my top 3. I booked them asap because they were the most easy-going, reasonably priced, its location was great and they were able to fit the number of people I planned on inviting (200).

The rental fee includes 9.5 hours of property use for the vendors to set up and for your actual event. You get to use the entire first floor and outside lawn and they provide 20 round tables (seats 10 guests each) and 200 gold chiavari chairs. They provide you with a folder with all their information - from vendor recommendations, to preferred caterers (outside catering is $10/person), and all their policies.

I mostly worked with Shannon and she was very professional, friendly and helpful. I do have to note that if you email her and do not get a reply in a day or two, to follow up with a phone call.

Our cocktail hour and reception did not require a lot of decoration since the Castle itself is gorgeous and full of history. Our guests LOVED it and each room was adored! We had about 160 guests and they fit comfortably in the banquet hall for dinner and dancing. Our day was perfect and Castle Green added to the magic of it all :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.1/5.0
Lots of space. Bring your own alcohol! No need for decor as the place is beautiful with just flowers.
Lots of space. Bring your own alcohol! No need for decor as the place is beautiful with just flowers.
Lots of space. Bring your own alcohol! No need for decor as the place is beautiful with just flowers. Read less
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bvsalva
Wedding:
9/20/2009
4.1/5.0
Castle Green is an amazing venue. We had our wedding ceremony and reception there. Both were held outdoors. It was beautiful. The events coordinator was very responsive to all of our questions and got back to us in a timely manner.
If you are thinking of having your wedding there I would highly recommend it.
My only thing that I didn't care for too much for was that the bathrooms were inaccessible to those that are disabled and that there were only a few stall available. Other than that, I think it is an amazing place to have a wedding!!!!

PS if you do end up having you wedding there, be sure that the DJ stops playing the music a few mins before your rental ends. otherwise, residents @ castle green get pretty cranky and you will get charged even if you are a min. after your rental is over.
Castle Green is an amazing venue. We had our wedding ceremony and reception there. Both were held outdoors. It was Read more...
Castle Green is an amazing venue. We had our wedding ceremony and reception there. Both were held outdoors. It was beautiful. The events coordinator was very responsive to all of our questions and got back to us in a timely manner.
If you are thinking of having your wedding there I would highly recommend it.
My only thing that I didn't care for too much for was that the bathrooms were inaccessible to those that are disabled and that there were only a few stall available. Other than that, I think it is an amazing place to have a wedding!!!!

PS if you do end up having you wedding there, be sure that the DJ stops playing the music a few mins before your rental ends. otherwise, residents @ castle green get pretty cranky and you will get charged even if you are a min. after your rental is over. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
This place was amazing. Different than your typical wedding venue. We were looking for an outdoor venue but when we saw how we had access to both indoors and outdoors we knew this place would be perfect for us and our guest. We had guest count of 160 and we had plenty of room for dancing and dinner in the ballroom. We had cocktail hour in the garden and the sun room so people can enjoy the whole place. The place is big but yet cozy, which we loved. The staircase made it perfect for our grand entrance. Big points for allowing us to bring our own alcohol. The location of this place is great. If you have a lot of people coming from out of town there are many hotels near by. Also if your guest want to continue partying after 11pm you are walking distance to many bars and lounges, which is what we did. At the wedding everyone kept on saying how amazing this venue was and for the price it couldn't of been more perfect. As for the downside, there is no parking lot, people had to park in the parking structure which is across the street. One thing that was frustrating was getting a hold of the venue coordinator. She was very sweet and nice but would hardly answer my calls and emails, I would have to continously keep calling and emailing to get a response. Overall despite not the best customer service this venue is simply magical and amazing.
This place was amazing. Different than your typical wedding venue. We were looking for an outdoor venue but when we saw Read more...
This place was amazing. Different than your typical wedding venue. We were looking for an outdoor venue but when we saw how we had access to both indoors and outdoors we knew this place would be perfect for us and our guest. We had guest count of 160 and we had plenty of room for dancing and dinner in the ballroom. We had cocktail hour in the garden and the sun room so people can enjoy the whole place. The place is big but yet cozy, which we loved. The staircase made it perfect for our grand entrance. Big points for allowing us to bring our own alcohol. The location of this place is great. If you have a lot of people coming from out of town there are many hotels near by. Also if your guest want to continue partying after 11pm you are walking distance to many bars and lounges, which is what we did. At the wedding everyone kept on saying how amazing this venue was and for the price it couldn't of been more perfect. As for the downside, there is no parking lot, people had to park in the parking structure which is across the street. One thing that was frustrating was getting a hold of the venue coordinator. She was very sweet and nice but would hardly answer my calls and emails, I would have to continously keep calling and emailing to get a response. Overall despite not the best customer service this venue is simply magical and amazing. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
12/10/2006
4.0/5.0
I had my wedding here on December 10, 2006. I thought it was a great location - very unique. The staff was sometimes frustrating to communicate with (thus the three stars), but overall I would highly recommend Castle Green. My pictures came out beautiful - just a lovely and unique location capturing the charm of Pasadena.
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I had my wedding here on December 10, 2006. I thought it was a great location - very unique. The staff was sometimes frustrating to communicate with (thus the three stars), but overall I would highly recommend Castle Green. My pictures came out beautiful - just a lovely and unique location capturing the charm of Pasadena. Read less
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Castle Green responded with the following comments:

Hello Leslie! I am very sorry you had a bad response in terms of communication. At the time (towards the end of 2006) there were a few changes made in our staff, some leaving, and new ones coming on board -- as well as new job descriptions. We have now finalized these changes and can easily accommodate all your needs within our present staff. Again, we are sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Brittni
Wedding:
10/26/2013
3.7/5.0
We loved having our wedding at the Castle Green because we really wanted a beautiful, historical, mansion-like venue where we would have a garden ceremony and ballroom reception. This is a tall order to fill within the LA area without breaking the bank. Our guests loved the beauty of the venue, the close proximity to parking, and the special touches like the fireplace and different sitting rooms for them to wander off too. We however didn't like the fact that they changed wedding managers during our engagement without telling us and that the new person, Dior was impossible to get a hold of. We didn't talk to her once, she didn't respond to our emails, and she (nor anyone from the venue) showed up to our rehearsal! They have a long contract with different time frames that they require certain payments, permits, timelines sent to them and pretty steep fees if you mistakingly miss the due dates. Rosalinda, however, is a doll and easy to get a hold of. The venue was clean and it accommodated our 105 guests perfectly and we had no issue with lines for the restrooms.

Luckily we are very organized and our coordinator made it easy to do everything on our own. In the end we loved the venue itself and we look fondly back on pictures and memories from the absolute happiest day of our lives.

I'd also like to mention that they always allowed us to visit the venue when our photographer and coordinator wanted to see it, just had to call the security desk first. Also, we got our deposit back quickly and without difficulty per our contract. Lastly, since alcohol can't be sold on the premises, you do have to have an open bar if you want alcohol at the event which wasn't a problem for us.
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We loved having our wedding at the Castle Green because we really wanted a beautiful, historical, mansion-like venue where we would have a garden ceremony and ballroom reception. This is a tall order to fill within the LA area without breaking the bank. Our guests loved the beauty of the venue, the close proximity to parking, and the special touches like the fireplace and different sitting rooms for them to wander off too. We however didn't like the fact that they changed wedding managers during our engagement without telling us and that the new person, Dior was impossible to get a hold of. We didn't talk to her once, she didn't respond to our emails, and she (nor anyone from the venue) showed up to our rehearsal! They have a long contract with different time frames that they require certain payments, permits, timelines sent to them and pretty steep fees if you mistakingly miss the due dates. Rosalinda, however, is a doll and easy to get a hold of. The venue was clean and it accommodated our 105 guests perfectly and we had no issue with lines for the restrooms.

Luckily we are very organized and our coordinator made it easy to do everything on our own. In the end we loved the venue itself and we look fondly back on pictures and memories from the absolute happiest day of our lives.

I'd also like to mention that they always allowed us to visit the venue when our photographer and coordinator wanted to see it, just had to call the security desk first. Also, we got our deposit back quickly and without difficulty per our contract. Lastly, since alcohol can't be sold on the premises, you do have to have an open bar if you want alcohol at the event which wasn't a problem for us. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/14/2007
3.4/5.0
Castle Green is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My husband and I had an outdoor ceremony, and the onlny thing that we were disappointed with was the fact that it was rather noisy because of Pasadena traffic. We did not notice, but some of our guests commented that it was difficult to hear the ceremony.

Though other people have been dissatisfied with the communication at Castle Green, we did not experience any problems.

One thing to note, however -- if you're having a wedding in the summer, even with the air conditioning, the ballroom gets pretty hot. Most of our dancing guests were pretty sweaty by the end of the night.

You won't be disapointed with the surplus of picture opportunities. This is a perfect place to hold a Victorian themed wedding.
Castle Green is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My husband and I had an outdoor ceremony, and the onlny thing that we Read more...
Castle Green is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My husband and I had an outdoor ceremony, and the onlny thing that we were disappointed with was the fact that it was rather noisy because of Pasadena traffic. We did not notice, but some of our guests commented that it was difficult to hear the ceremony.

Though other people have been dissatisfied with the communication at Castle Green, we did not experience any problems.

One thing to note, however -- if you're having a wedding in the summer, even with the air conditioning, the ballroom gets pretty hot. Most of our dancing guests were pretty sweaty by the end of the night.

You won't be disapointed with the surplus of picture opportunities. This is a perfect place to hold a Victorian themed wedding. Read less
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Castle Green responded with the following comments:

Hi Kelly,
I am sorry to hear you had issues with noise and a.c. Unfortunately, the noise is completely unpredictable and I wish there was a better way I could garentee a peaceful setting in the heart of Pasadena :) !!

On the other hand, fortunately, Castle Green has FINALLY (February 2009) announced to permanently install A.C. into the ballroom. Hopefully, for your next event, you can enjoy the perfect "breeze" for your event! Hope you are your hubby are doing well. :)

- CG Events Office
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bonnes210
Wedding:
4/14/2012
3.3/5.0
Castle Green is no doubt a memorable venue. All my guests were amazed and how beautiful and regal the venue was. The first time I arrived at Castle Green, I was completely in awe. After choosing Castle Green as the venue, i did not realize how difficult it was to get a hold of the office. I would send emails or leave messages...sometimes I would not get a call or email back. One of the things I did not like about the venue was that you have to pay extra for a caterer that was not on their preferred list. I did try all the caterers on their preferred list but I chose a different caterer nearby Castle Green since their food was absolutely delicious. Although that particular caterer was familiar with Castle Green, they charged extra. Castle Green does not have parking onsite, but a parking structure nearby. Aside from the terrible service, I ended up with a beautiful wedding.
Castle Green is no doubt a memorable venue. All my guests were amazed and how beautiful and regal the venue was. The first Read more...
Castle Green is no doubt a memorable venue. All my guests were amazed and how beautiful and regal the venue was. The first time I arrived at Castle Green, I was completely in awe. After choosing Castle Green as the venue, i did not realize how difficult it was to get a hold of the office. I would send emails or leave messages...sometimes I would not get a call or email back. One of the things I did not like about the venue was that you have to pay extra for a caterer that was not on their preferred list. I did try all the caterers on their preferred list but I chose a different caterer nearby Castle Green since their food was absolutely delicious. Although that particular caterer was familiar with Castle Green, they charged extra. Castle Green does not have parking onsite, but a parking structure nearby. Aside from the terrible service, I ended up with a beautiful wedding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
2.4/5.0
I wanted to love this place. It's so beautiful, but there's so many rules and when something changes, they don't tell you about it. They're very bad at getting back to you, both by email and phone. I'll email them several times and they usually won't respond until the third or fourth email I send. I left phone messages, never to be returned. The venue is nice and the staff is very nice, but they could be more responsive. It's kind of a lot to rent the place. I feel that their customer service could have been better. They double booked our original date for the wedding so they asked us to move ours. I guess I should have taken that as a sign, but I got tired of looking at venues.
I wanted to love this place. It's so beautiful, but there's so many rules and when something changes, they don't tell you Read more...
I wanted to love this place. It's so beautiful, but there's so many rules and when something changes, they don't tell you about it. They're very bad at getting back to you, both by email and phone. I'll email them several times and they usually won't respond until the third or fourth email I send. I left phone messages, never to be returned. The venue is nice and the staff is very nice, but they could be more responsive. It's kind of a lot to rent the place. I feel that their customer service could have been better. They double booked our original date for the wedding so they asked us to move ours. I guess I should have taken that as a sign, but I got tired of looking at venues. Read less
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HappyBride
Wedding:
3/14/2009
2.4/5.0
Castle Green is indeed a beautiful place to host a wedding. The grounds a re well kept and the interiors are very nice. However, every castle has its secrets. If you book an event here be prepared to spend a very huge amount of money (not including food and decorations). When we had our wedding here, they made it almost impossible to pick another vendor that was not theirs. I felt they made a deal with their vendors to give them some profits if they are booked at a wedding as opposed to any outside vendors. We had a very challenging time with this. Also be sure to put the EXACT amount of guests you will be having at the reception or you will end up paying more per person and end up with no chairs for your guests. They will only put out the EXACT amount of chairs as the guest list you provide. As a result, we over estimated and ended up losing money here, but we couldn't afford to have our guests standing during dinner. The bathrooms needed much renovation and better cleaning for our event. The sound for the DJ did not travel well across the ballroom resulting in very poor quality acoustics for the building. Clean up was a nightmare. Not only did you have to pay approximately $6,000 just to have your event here, but the cleaning is not included which resulted in me, the bride sweeping and cleaning after my own wedding. This was horrible because we were literally exhausted! I did not feel like the princess in the castle. During my event I felt myself and my guests had to treat the place as if it was made out of crystal. The home owner's association made us feel like they would persecute us if any chair was out of place or stacked up wrong at the end of the night. Which resulted in a very uncomfortable and fearful feeling for us during our event. The price was much too high concidering we had almost no time to set up decorations and clean up. The time allowed for us to be in that venue was the worst 5 1/2 hours. I fellt my wedding reception was rushed and I had no time to enjoy it. If you have the money and want a short wedding this is the place. The only positive thing was the events director who tried her best to help us on top of all the limitations the homeowner's association placed on us. She remained professional and courteous through this whole ordeal. We thank her.
Castle Green is indeed a beautiful place to host a wedding. The grounds a re well kept and the interiors are very nice. Read more...
Castle Green is indeed a beautiful place to host a wedding. The grounds a re well kept and the interiors are very nice. However, every castle has its secrets. If you book an event here be prepared to spend a very huge amount of money (not including food and decorations). When we had our wedding here, they made it almost impossible to pick another vendor that was not theirs. I felt they made a deal with their vendors to give them some profits if they are booked at a wedding as opposed to any outside vendors. We had a very challenging time with this. Also be sure to put the EXACT amount of guests you will be having at the reception or you will end up paying more per person and end up with no chairs for your guests. They will only put out the EXACT amount of chairs as the guest list you provide. As a result, we over estimated and ended up losing money here, but we couldn't afford to have our guests standing during dinner. The bathrooms needed much renovation and better cleaning for our event. The sound for the DJ did not travel well across the ballroom resulting in very poor quality acoustics for the building. Clean up was a nightmare. Not only did you have to pay approximately $6,000 just to have your event here, but the cleaning is not included which resulted in me, the bride sweeping and cleaning after my own wedding. This was horrible because we were literally exhausted! I did not feel like the princess in the castle. During my event I felt myself and my guests had to treat the place as if it was made out of crystal. The home owner's association made us feel like they would persecute us if any chair was out of place or stacked up wrong at the end of the night. Which resulted in a very uncomfortable and fearful feeling for us during our event. The price was much too high concidering we had almost no time to set up decorations and clean up. The time allowed for us to be in that venue was the worst 5 1/2 hours. I fellt my wedding reception was rushed and I had no time to enjoy it. If you have the money and want a short wedding this is the place. The only positive thing was the events director who tried her best to help us on top of all the limitations the homeowner's association placed on us. She remained professional and courteous through this whole ordeal. We thank her. Read less
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Castle Green responded with the following comments:

Dear Happy Bride (Mrs. Norma Maya),

As chairman of the Board for Castle Green I would like to personally apologize for feeling as though you have experienced Castle Green with a bitter taste in your mouth. On the other hand, we would like to clarify a few things before our venue is wrongly accused.

1. VENDORS:
Castle Green gives you many options and freedom of choice, one being vendors. As for Catering, we offer 4 (maybe 6 soon), extremely diverse caterers who provide a very basic / economic package, as well as a fine dining experience, in order to comfort the needs of everyone. They are on our list due to the fact they hold a very strong reputation for our historic building. As for other vendors, we allow you to choose anyone you like (rental companies, photographer, videographer, dj, cake, florist). We even allow you to provide your own alcohol to save you bundles of money.

2. CHAIRS:
Castle Green provide up to 200 gold chiavari chairs. In your particular event, you decide to you an outside caterer. This fee is normally $10/person, however we discounted this by over 50% JUST FOR YOU, due to your particular economic situation (We truly hope you remember this polite gesture). Your guest count started at 150 and grew to 180; therefore it is by common nature we would have to charge you for these additional guests, in regards to outside catering fees that have already been discounted

3. BATHROOMS:
We have staff on hand to clean the bathrooms and check on them twice during the events as well as tend to them upon guests requests. There were no requests made during these two check-ups that were made, therefore, our staff was never made aware nor had a chance to help out with your dissatisfaction.

4. DJ & SOUND:
Our ballroom has been known as having amazing acoustics, as commented on by various bands (Swing Kings, naming one), as well as musicians and duos who perform in our ballroom. I suggest you contact your Dj regarding this one and ask about his speaker system. Unfortunately we cannot be blamed for poor quality of your chosen DJ.

5. CLEAN-UP ON YOUR WEDDING DAY: Castle Green suggests four caterers for your big day, whom all handle clean-up and set up, etc. so you or anyone would NEVER be expected to do either. You had chosen Rocomar Catering, whom they informed our Event Staff they offered you help with this and you refused. I can only imagine how horrible this was after that evening, since this is something your caterers should never have allowed to happen. You stated you could not afford them to do it and that you preferred to take this task on yourself. You were warned various times of the stress this would cause on you and your family.

6. TIME ALLOCATED FOR SET-UP:
Of course, we cannot be sure if you have checked other facilities or not, but high end venues typically give you 1-2 hours for set up. OUR venue, on the other hand, provides you with THREE AND A HALF (3.5) hours for set-up and photos as discussed in your contract. I was informed by our Events Manager that she had offered you EIGHT (8) hours of set up (entering at 8am) so it is hard to fathom your disappointment.


Overall, our contract states very obvious items and we had tried everything to make it easier on you and to bend the rules. I am sorry you were not ready to take on the costs of such a major event. We all know weddings can be quite expensive, and big, expensive weddings are not meant for everyone and there is nothing wrong with this.

We wish you and your family the very best and hope you can remember Castle Green as the venue who pushed and pulled for you over and over again.



Sincerely,

R. L. BANKS
Chairman of Castle Green HOA Board

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