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LA County Farnsworth Park

Altadena , CA

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Altadena, CA US

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Robert
Wedding:
5/2/2009
1.6/5.0
We had our wedding here because we loved the venue, it was sentimental for us, and the price was right. The community center building has a beautiful room with a full kitchen and works well for a wedding.

When we picked the venue the amphitheater was a lot nicer. It used to be a grass stage but there's now a wood platform installed. For ADA requirements they put in a staircase to the middle of the stage (not sure what's wrong with the staircases on the side) and then two ugly railings. Skip the amphitheater as a ceremony location... we were disappointed with the ugly upgrades made by the county.

The county was awful to deal with. It took several phone calls to get a response most of the time, emails weren't answered promptly, and there were requirements we weren't told of until a few weeks before the wedding. Nobody seemed to know what they were doing and they made some huge mistakes.

The worst part was we made plans for a bartender at our reception and weren't told until 3 weeks before the wedding that distilled spirits aren't allowed. NO COCKTAILS AT THIS PARK is a policy set in stone and if we'd known we would've gone elsewhere.

It may seem like a value but the hassles and compromises weren't worth it in retrospect. Booking a venue where you have to do everything yourself adds up costs in the end so keep that in minds... Our wedding was lovely and the Davies building really is a gem of a location but LA County Parks is a major inconvenience that will make your life difficult.
We had our wedding here because we loved the venue, it was sentimental for us, and the price was right. The community Read more...
We had our wedding here because we loved the venue, it was sentimental for us, and the price was right. The community center building has a beautiful room with a full kitchen and works well for a wedding.

When we picked the venue the amphitheater was a lot nicer. It used to be a grass stage but there's now a wood platform installed. For ADA requirements they put in a staircase to the middle of the stage (not sure what's wrong with the staircases on the side) and then two ugly railings. Skip the amphitheater as a ceremony location... we were disappointed with the ugly upgrades made by the county.

The county was awful to deal with. It took several phone calls to get a response most of the time, emails weren't answered promptly, and there were requirements we weren't told of until a few weeks before the wedding. Nobody seemed to know what they were doing and they made some huge mistakes.

The worst part was we made plans for a bartender at our reception and weren't told until 3 weeks before the wedding that distilled spirits aren't allowed. NO COCKTAILS AT THIS PARK is a policy set in stone and if we'd known we would've gone elsewhere.

It may seem like a value but the hassles and compromises weren't worth it in retrospect. Booking a venue where you have to do everything yourself adds up costs in the end so keep that in minds... Our wedding was lovely and the Davies building really is a gem of a location but LA County Parks is a major inconvenience that will make your life difficult. Read less
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andrea
Wedding:
5/4/2002
3.4/5.0
This park offers lots of places to decorate to your theme. It was a wonderful spot high on the hill away from the smog of Los Angeles.
This park offers lots of places to decorate to your theme. It was a wonderful spot high on the hill away from the smog of Read more...
This park offers lots of places to decorate to your theme. It was a wonderful spot high on the hill away from the smog of Los Angeles. Read less
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