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The Maxwell House

Pasadena , CA

LOCATION

55 South Grand Ave
Pasadena, CA US 91105 (map)

PHONE

626-584-7494

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

A historic building with old world charm that inspires the imagination......

The George H. Maxwell Hosue was built in 1929 as teh the summer bungalow adjacent to the Vista... Read more
A historic building with old world charm that inspires the imagination......

The George H. Maxwell Hosue was built in 1929 as teh the summer bungalow adjacent to the Vista Del Arroyo Hotel, a luxurious resort that flourished during the early 20th century. The Depression, war and neglect led to the abandonment of this landmark Pasadena home until it was reborn as a valuable center for community activities.
Today it is the headquarters for the Western Justice Center Foundation and is alive with activity offering a completely enchanting wedding location in the leafy enclave once know as "Millionaire's Row," Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place!! My guest love the place. Would do it all over it again! oxoxox
Beautiful place!! My guest love the place. Would do it all over it again! oxoxox
Beautiful place!! My guest love the place. Would do it all over it again! oxoxox Read less
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Allyson
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We chose The Maxwell House as our reception venue (the ceremony was at a church). The Maxwell House was unique in that it only schedules one wedding per weekend which means you don't have to compete with other weddings for time. It's a beautiful house and was so accommodating. We were able to decorate on Friday which saved a lot of time the day-of. The vendors were also able to drop off rentals on Friday and pick up on Monday which was convenient for them and decreased the delivery charges. The Maxwell House itself is a very cozy and intimate venue. We were only planning for 80 guests which was the perfect size for the house, though I feel like it could have held 100 comfortably. Any more would feel a bit cramped. We had our dinner inside which holds around 100 people, so 80 felt nice and spread out. Our wedding was in the middle of June and had perfect weather, especially at night, so the patio got a lot of use as a lounge and drink area. We put our dance floor right next to the large doors leading out onto the patio so guests could easily go between the lounge areas and the dance floor. The different rooms make it possible for groups to split off and rest while talking to each other and sipping drinks. The venue can be dressed up or dressed down to fit whatever wedding theme you choose. We wanted ours to feel like a relaxed yet classy house party that was comfortable and unpretentious. The people who wanted to dance did, and those who wanted to relax had the areas required to do so. It was the perfect venue for us and a great alternative to the one room conventional wedding setup. I highly recommend this venue and encourage you to take a tour.
We chose The Maxwell House as our reception venue (the ceremony was at a church). The Maxwell House was unique in that it Read more...
We chose The Maxwell House as our reception venue (the ceremony was at a church). The Maxwell House was unique in that it only schedules one wedding per weekend which means you don't have to compete with other weddings for time. It's a beautiful house and was so accommodating. We were able to decorate on Friday which saved a lot of time the day-of. The vendors were also able to drop off rentals on Friday and pick up on Monday which was convenient for them and decreased the delivery charges. The Maxwell House itself is a very cozy and intimate venue. We were only planning for 80 guests which was the perfect size for the house, though I feel like it could have held 100 comfortably. Any more would feel a bit cramped. We had our dinner inside which holds around 100 people, so 80 felt nice and spread out. Our wedding was in the middle of June and had perfect weather, especially at night, so the patio got a lot of use as a lounge and drink area. We put our dance floor right next to the large doors leading out onto the patio so guests could easily go between the lounge areas and the dance floor. The different rooms make it possible for groups to split off and rest while talking to each other and sipping drinks. The venue can be dressed up or dressed down to fit whatever wedding theme you choose. We wanted ours to feel like a relaxed yet classy house party that was comfortable and unpretentious. The people who wanted to dance did, and those who wanted to relax had the areas required to do so. It was the perfect venue for us and a great alternative to the one room conventional wedding setup. I highly recommend this venue and encourage you to take a tour. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.6/5.0
Absolutely loved this place from the moment we stepped on the grounds for our first look. Both my husband and I knew it would provide the exact ambiance we wanted. A beautiful house with history to go along with it! The reception room ONLY seats 100...be prepared for that!! We thought maybe we could squeeze an extra table but no way! The area is beautiful and the pictures that follow are also incredible. Camille and Clifton were both a great help making our wedding day PERFECT!
Absolutely loved this place from the moment we stepped on the grounds for our first look. Both my husband and I knew it Read more...
Absolutely loved this place from the moment we stepped on the grounds for our first look. Both my husband and I knew it would provide the exact ambiance we wanted. A beautiful house with history to go along with it! The reception room ONLY seats 100...be prepared for that!! We thought maybe we could squeeze an extra table but no way! The area is beautiful and the pictures that follow are also incredible. Camille and Clifton were both a great help making our wedding day PERFECT! Read less
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Poy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Camille at the Maxwell house is like an angel. The Venue and location is superb.
All of the staff cannot be anymore accommodate. The place is so beautiful!
Camille at the Maxwell house is like an angel. The Venue and location is superb.
All of the staff cannot be anymore Read more...
Camille at the Maxwell house is like an angel. The Venue and location is superb.
All of the staff cannot be anymore accommodate. The place is so beautiful! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was beautiful at the site, and it was $2600 for the entire day (11am-11pm), which was awesome. They also let you bring your own caterer and alcohol, which saves a TON of money. I was able to have my dream wedding for under $15,000 thanks to the affordability of this site, and I was able to play with a cool vintage theme because the house was built in the twenties. We got married outside on the patio and had the reception inside. They also let us host the rehearsal dinner there as part of the $2600. We looked at a LOT of affordable venues and it was the best we found. But be warned - you can't fit over 100 people!
Everything was beautiful at the site, and it was $2600 for the entire day (11am-11pm), which was awesome. They also let Read more...
Everything was beautiful at the site, and it was $2600 for the entire day (11am-11pm), which was awesome. They also let you bring your own caterer and alcohol, which saves a TON of money. I was able to have my dream wedding for under $15,000 thanks to the affordability of this site, and I was able to play with a cool vintage theme because the house was built in the twenties. We got married outside on the patio and had the reception inside. They also let us host the rehearsal dinner there as part of the $2600. We looked at a LOT of affordable venues and it was the best we found. But be warned - you can't fit over 100 people! Read less
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asherah
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.1/5.0
The Maxwell House is an absolutely beautiful venue in an amazing neighborhood. I did have a few issues with the site though..........for one there is a lot of dust and dirt in some spaces. The rug in the main conference room (which you are not allowed to move) had a huge stain on it which was not noticed until the day before my wedding. When I initially went to see the venue there was no furniture on the back patio and again the day before the wedding noticed a large unsightly patio table with chairs which all happen to be chained down. There is a large wire hanging down on the porch from what looks like use to be a lamp and is unsightly in pictures. Overall the venue is great but feel the property should be pristine as it is rented for events and they have a full time property manager.
The Maxwell House is an absolutely beautiful venue in an amazing neighborhood. I did have a few issues with the site Read more...
The Maxwell House is an absolutely beautiful venue in an amazing neighborhood. I did have a few issues with the site though..........for one there is a lot of dust and dirt in some spaces. The rug in the main conference room (which you are not allowed to move) had a huge stain on it which was not noticed until the day before my wedding. When I initially went to see the venue there was no furniture on the back patio and again the day before the wedding noticed a large unsightly patio table with chairs which all happen to be chained down. There is a large wire hanging down on the porch from what looks like use to be a lamp and is unsightly in pictures. Overall the venue is great but feel the property should be pristine as it is rented for events and they have a full time property manager. Read less
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