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The Romanesque Room & Castle Catering

Pasadena , CA
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LOCATION

50 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA US 91105 (map)

PHONE

626-792-4444

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Besides providing full service catering, we also maintain one of the most beautiful banquet facilities in the southland… The Romanesque Room in Old Pasadena.

Castle Catering... Read more
Besides providing full service catering, we also maintain one of the most beautiful banquet facilities in the southland… The Romanesque Room in Old Pasadena.

Castle Catering has been providing fine social catering for over 30 years. We offer a beautiful and historic venue as well as flexibility in food service options ... Castle Catering menus, food from one of our "Restaurant Partners" or you can bring in an outside caterer.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your event and specific needs. Call us at (626) 792-4444 or email info@castlecatering.net. We look forward to hearing from you. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Tastings are done on an individual basis.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
Cake service is included in our fee.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
Clients can provide their own alcohol. There is no separate corkage fee. We have a "bar service fee" that is included in our pricing.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Chinaware, glassware and flatware are included in our service fee. Floor length linens and napkins are also included. Specialty linens can be ordered at an additional fee.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
We have our own staff including bartenders.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
250

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1896
When was your venue last renovated?
1896
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
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?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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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Kristina
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Castle Catering did an absolutely wonderful job with our wedding. Ron Hobbs, who runs Castle Catering, is a genuinely nice person who is invested in providing excellent service. Down to the last detail Ron and his wife Starla made sure everything was perfect and to our liking, and brought a sense of calm every time we met with them. The food was excellent! Ron's team provided appetizers and two food stations (including the popular mashed potato martini). In addition, we decided to have Armenian food and we were able to do that as Ron actually provides a unique service through his restaurant partners program,

We had our wedding at the Castle Green next door and for anyone considering having their wedding there, I would highly recommend using Castle Catering. Castle Catering provides a secure storage space conveniently located in the same building for various articles you may want to leave the day prior (such as my wedding dress for example!) as well as gifts and other items that you may not want to take home the same night. In addition, Ron assists with parking validations, which was a tremendous help!

Ron's team is amazing! We had a complicated macaroon display and they allowed us to store the cookies in their fridge overnight. They also helped us with the decor and dessert stations. They were so attentive and nice, which made a big difference. Lastly, as one illustration of how they went above and beyond, one of the guys working in the kitchen (Luke) went as far as to volunteer his own pair of pants (which we forgot to bring) for the ceremony; “The show must go on!” he said. Furthermore, Ron ran over to Macy's during the ceremony and bought us another pair of pants for the reception. This speaks to their commitment and genuine interest in our wedding day! In conclusion, for a caterer with terrific food who thinks of everything and still manages to graciously deal with any last-minute drama, choose Castle Catering!
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used the Romanesque Room at Castle Catering for our 230-people wedding reception and we loved it. Throughout the whole planning process, Ron and Starla were very responsive. Starla always responded to emails within minutes. They readily answered our many questions.

Ron and Starla were very professional and treated our wishes with the utmost respect. They made us feel completely comfortable in trusting them to make our vision a reality. Even though Ron was feeling sick, he made sure that he was there on our wedding day so that everything would go smoothly. From the servers to the bartenders, all of the staff that we worked with on the wedding day were professional, kind, and helpful.

The Romanesque Room at Castle Catering was an awesome value. They were very flexible and allowed us to use anything they had with no extra charges or hidden fees. Some examples of things that we used were mirrored rounds for the centerpieces and table number stands. They also allowed us to borrow an easel for a picture at the church where we had our ceremony. Ron and Starla were also flexible on the food. They allowed us to bring in traditional Indonesian food and let us take hot trays home to the lady who cooked the food so that she could put the food directly in the trays. Finally, Castle Catering allows you to bring your own alcohol, which saved us a lot of money. They recommended The Bottle Shop, who they work with all the time, and The Bottle Shop delivers all the alcohol directly to the Romanesque Room and will take back any unopened bottles. We were able to have a full open bar for much cheaper than if we used a hotel or other banquet hall.

In summary, working with Ron and Starla at Castle Catering was very easy. They are both such pleasant and lovely people and made our wedding so great. We are extremely satisfied with our choice for our wedding venue, and we highly recommend the Romanesque Room at Castle Catering to anyone!
Services Used: Catering
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Rita
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Ron and his team did an amazing job on my wedding day. We were getting married at the historical Castle Green and Ron did everything possible to make sure my event went as planned! He took care of all the loose ends without ever complaining. Thank you!
Services Used: Catering
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Haibei
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I wanted to take the time to thank everyone at castle catering. All of you were so kind and professional, and from the first time I met with you I knew I would be in good hands. My wedding is excellent proof of that. I know that things got chaotic, but you and your staff were always helpful and attentive to the last detail. And yes I noticed all the lovely things you added that we didn't even talk about to coordinate with our theme from the purple ties the staff wore on the day to the asian decor displays around the food and purple pillows on the patio couch! As a detail person, I have never felt so comfortable to let someone else step in and take care of things until I met with you. Planning a celebration like this was such a rollercoaster and a learning experience, but out of everyone we worked with, you were the ones who held our hands told us how to make it better and simpler, and in return gave us a day that we truly will never forget. It doesn't seem enough to say thank you because you made our day so special and wonderful. Just know that this wedding present you have given us--of our entire special day--is a gift we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

For future brides: the food was incredible and the service was amazing. The facilities are beautiful with romanesque arches and even a small garden and patio area. This company is well organized and price conscious. Unlike many other venues and vendors, they worked with other restaurants and vendors easily. We had sushi brought it from our favorite sushi place without outiside fees. They also have a great setup for providing alcohol for your event by working another vendor--again no corkage fees and you only buy what has been opened the rest gets returned and you don't have to pay for it. There are no sound restrictions and there is parking right across the street. Ladies--they have everything covered and have been in business almost as long as I have been alive! They really know what they are doing and are incredibly supportive in the emotional or indecisive moments, and step in wonderfully when you need help. I am truly grateful to have worked with Castle Catering for my wedding.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Castle Catering is a full service catering company that offers everything from food, decor options and venue. Ron and Starla were the sweetest people to work within planning my reception. After our first meeting with them, we knew we wanted to work with them. We chose The Romanesque Room to hold our event and it was the perfect venue for us. It had old world charm with gorgeous arched ceilings but had the flexibility for us to do lighting and decor just the way we wanted. The venue accomodated 200 guests easily with a ballroom, cocktail room, and patio area all to ourselves without having to run into other parties. Aside from the venue, our guests loved the hors d'oerves and buttercream strawberry cake!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jody
Wedding:
11/17/2001
5.0/5.0
I just can't say enough wonderful things about Castle Catering (CC) and its manager, Beverly. I was immediately interested in CC as soon as we met with Beverly - she was professional, honest, and helpful. What sealed the deal for us to choose CC was when we attended their tasting with many others considering their service. They had a full bar, passed and stationed appetizers and a full sit-down dinner complete with many types of cake to choose from. But what really impressed me was a conversation I had with the server managing the crab cakes station - she had been working with CC for over 13 years!!!! Being able to retain staff who still seemed excited by their job for that long is more than impressive.

On the day of our wedding, Beverly and her team took care of EVERYTHING flawlessly. And, the coordinated very well with all of our other wedding vendors. I have referred several people to Castle Catering, and will continue to do so in the future.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/30/2007
4.9/5.0
Having first met Castle Catering professionally and using them for many events I was extremely pleased and they were an obvious option to us when we were looking into locations for our wedding. After meeting with Beverly at Castle Catering and realizing that they could meet our budget and after walking into the Romanesque Room, there was NO question in our minds that this was the location that we had to use. The room is gorgeous and exceptionally warm/wet and was able to provide the "family feel" we were searching for. Our final count was 200 people and the Romanesque Room did not feel crowded or too large for our guests. The food was incredible, our cake was light and not too sweet or sugary and all our guests were amazed at everything from the lighting to the food to the wonderful gardens outside.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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philipanddiana
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.7/5.0
We were absolutely floored with the WONDERFUL food & service we received from this caterer. Beverly was great in all levels. We loved the warm, old world charm the romanesque room has, it was perfect for us! We had 150 guests but the room didn't feel empty or too crowded. One drawback is that the candles that we worked so hard on were not lit due to the staffs lack of knowledge of the fire permit being paid. We did get our money back for the fire permit, but I was stuck with over 100 candles that were not lit. Remember to ask for ALL YOUR ITEMS BACK, we didn't get our cake topper back.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Priscilla
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.6/5.0
Castle Catering did our catering and we were absolutely delighted with the quality of their food! Beverly was absolutely wonderful and very flexible with us. She made it possible for us to have a special tasting appointment set up and was great about explaining what things to expect and prepare for. The only set back on this review and the reason I gave them 4 starts instead of 5 on Quality of Service and Professionalism was due to one of their bar tenders who worked our event. He was very rude and condesending to several of our guests, including to now husband! We really did not appreciate this at all. Other than that everything was exactly what we expected.
Services Used: Catering
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sugarbooger
Wedding:
1/19/2003
4.1/5.0
Castle Catering provided the food and wedding cake for our reception. They were easy to work with, the food was wonderful (especially since we were doing a vegetarian menu), the cake was beautiful. Everyone complimented the food. Great value! We looked in LA for something that was affordable and this was by far our best option with a great result!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering

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