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Shakespeare Club

Pasadena, CA View map

About

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.

Services Offered

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.

History

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$4,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Map

171 South Grand Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91105
(626) 793-5714

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Or by Appointment
Location of (Shakespeare Club)

Shakespeare Club frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Shakespeare Club?

Shakespeare Club includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Shakespeare Club in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Shakespeare Club for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Shakespeare Club for wedding events?

Shakespeare Club offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Shakespeare Club offer?

Shakespeare Club offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Shakespeare Club offer for wedding events?

Shakespeare Club offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Shakespeare Club have available for wedding events?

Shakespeare Club offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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