The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Pasadena, California. Couples who appreciate fine art, Shakespeare, or any venue that has sophistication and historic flair are sure to fall in love with this mansion venue.
Facilities and Capacity
The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena is both an indoor and outdoor venue accommodating large wedding parties. The design and layout of this mansion is sure impress couples who appreciate or are passionate about the arches, niches, columns, and general panache of Italian renaissance architecture. This mansion features rounded, arched doorways, elaborately designed doors, framed Italian Renaissance paintings, hanging candelabras, and beautiful white area rugs. Cream colored walls are accented by dark wood trim, and the hardwood floors reflect the natural light that pours through large windows with cream-colored drapes. Couples can enjoy all of these features in the tea room, living room, and ballroom. The ballroom features wide open spaces for mingling during cocktail hour and dancing during the reception. There is also a dark wood stage with a wooden piano, blue accent walls, and potted plants for added style. The outside of this grand mansion is full of greenery and more Italian Renaissance-inspired architecture that is present in the fountains, figurines, and balustrades. The catering kitchen features stainless steel appliances and has a sleek, modern, hygienic atmosphere. Suites are available for the wedding party to change throughout the course of the day, with a special bridal suite also available. Combined, the ballroom, tea room, living room, terrace, and kitchen are known as the villa. Needless to say there are limitless opportunities for photos in this one-of-a-kind venue.
The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena offers special event services for wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as engagement parties, elopements, wedding rehearsals, and bridal parties. This venue offers party essentials like tables, chairs, and other furniture. Setup and cleanup services are also available.
Founded in 1888 by Miss Claribel Thompson and Mrs. Lydia Nash, The Shakespeare Club is known for being the first women’s exclusive club in Southern California, created out of a mutual interest in establishing a literary group that sought to expand philanthropic, educational, and cultural ideas. Since that time, this club has spearheaded the movement of progressive ideas, including public restrooms, public kindergarten, juvenile court, and the Pasadena Humane Society. This club has many long-held traditions, including contributing to prizes for the Tournament of Roses, and participating in the Queen’s Luncheon since 1952.
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