The Maxwell House is a historic mansion and wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Pasadena, California. This unique, Mediterranean Italianette-style mansion was built in the 1920s by Marston and Maybury as a private residence for the Maxwell family. It features tile roofing, stucco walls, a strong Palladian entrance, and elaborate detailing. The Maxwell House offers couples multiple indoor and outdoor settings for both their ceremony and reception.
$6500 Flat Fee. There is no tax added because we are a non-profit entity.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 120 guests at this spacious wedding venue. You can say your “I do’s” outside on their beautiful garden patio or inside in their spacious living room. This intimate space features lush landscaping, string lights, and a gorgeous, artisan-crafted wedding arch for weddings in 2020 and beyond. In case of inclement weather, you can easily add a pop-up tent to this private oasis. After your ceremony, you and your loved ones can move into the historic mansion for cocktails, dinner, and dancing. You’ll have full use of the house, so you can utilize their dining room, library, foyer, mezzanine, and kitchen as you see fit. Their main ballroom boasts windows facing a rose garden and a grand staircase and entryway, perfect for making a lavish entrance. The 1,083-square-foot foyer features a 12′ x 12′ dance floor, allowing you and your guests to dance the night away. You are welcome to have your ceremony inside and reception outside as well. You may use the spaces as you desire, so long as no damage is done to the property.
This beautiful and historic venue operates under the non-profit The Western Justice Center, so your rental fee will go towards supporting programs that promote conflict resolution and social justice. Couples will have private use of the venue for 4 hours on the Friday before the wedding for their rehearsal and 12 hours on the day of the wedding, allowing you plenty of time to set up and relax before your festivities commence. There’s a dressing room located upstairs that you and your wedding party can use to get ready in, as well as plenty of complimentary parking in a nearby lot for your guests. Tables and chairs are included in the rental fee at this venue, along with setup and teardown of the Maxwell House owned furniture. Clients must clean up after themselves, and return the space in the manner which it was given.
Additional services include:
- Cake or food serving cart
- Indoor AC and heating
- Lighting and sound
- Microphone and stand
- Outside vendors
- Portable indoor projector and screen
- 120 Wooden Folding Chairs
- 120 Gold Chiavari Ballroom Chairs
- 12 60″ Round Event Tables
- 8 6′ rectangular Tables
- 2 8′ rectangular Tables
- Sweetheart Table
- Hand Crafted Artisan Wedding Arch
- String Lighting
- Event Tenting for inclement weather only
In addition to hosting grand affairs, The Maxwell House is also happy to host intimate elopements. Additional events they will hold include:
- Bridal shower
- Engagement party
- Rehearsal dinner