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Friends of the Castle Green present Moonlight at the Castle


Please save Friday, June 6th, 6pm to 9pm for a special evening at the historic Castle Green, hosted by the Friends of the Castle Green. Moonlight at the Castle will feature a public tour of many unique Castle residences and a musical performance by period artist Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. Wine and refreshments will also be served. Tickets are $35.00 per person and $60.00 per couple. Space is limited so make your reservation now. Your check can be made out to: Friends of the Castle Green and sent to 99 S. Raymond Avenue, Suite 401, Pasadena, CA 91105. All proceeds from the event will be directed toward important restoration projects for the century old building. More details coming soon!

For more information kindly contact:

Susan Futterman (626) 824-8482.

Wedding & Event Open House 2014

Wedding & Event Open House

The Castle Green

invites you to join us at our

 Wedding & Event Open House

Come to the Castle and explore our magical venue.

Meet our preferred vendors… a fantastic opportunity to plan your event with a
“one stop shopping” experience.

Bakeries, Florists, Caterers, Coordinators, DJ’s, Photo Booths,
Photographers, Officiants, Rentals, Videographers

Our vintage venue provides a stunning backdrop,
with a ground floor designed for entertaining.
An elegant setting for any event.

Sunday February 23, 2014

1:00 to 4:00 PM

Admission $5 per person
Booked events receive two complimentary tickets


Wedding and Event Open House 2014 InvitationDownload a copy of the invitation here…


See You at Castle Green Holiday Tour 2014

Thank you to everyone who came to our 2013 Holiday Tour last Sunday. We had our biggest turn out, making the tour a huge success!!

Our next Holiday Tour will take place on Sunday December 7, 2014.  Check back in Fall, or Like us on Facebook for more details as they become available.

In case you missed our tour, here are some photos…

Dickens at the Castle: A Holiday Celebration & Tour

Castle Green Holiday tour flyer 2013

Join us at the Castle Green as the spirit of Dickens comes to life!

Charles Dickens’ festive and enduring vision of Christmas transforms the Castle Green into a Victorian wonderland.
This is the opportunity for you and your friends or family to enjoy and explore this Historic Monument.
Experience first hand its restored 1890’s splendor, only open to the public for this Holiday Tour Enjoy the turn
of the Century décor, music, entertainment, and many other holiday traditions inspired by Dickens colorful tale.

Your self-guided tour will include the magnificent Grand Salons and grounds,
plus entry into over 25 privately owned condominium units.

A small Dickensian snack will be available for purchase in our garden tent.

Sunday December 7, 2014

Open all day from 1pm to 5pm Rain or Shine

Admission: $20


For more information about the 2014 Castle Green Holiday Open House & Tour, contact the Events Office, here.



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2013 1st Annual Bridal Brunch a Success!

Gorgeous ceiling swag

On February 23rd, The Castle Green Events Department hosted its 1st Annual Bridal Brunch! The idea for the brunch came about at the end of last year while The Castle Green Design Committee was making beautiful decor enhancements around the building.  

They had completely revamped  the Bride’s Room by replacing the old carpet with new carpet that matched the freshly painted walls and stained glass windows. Extra accents such as new crystals on the chandelier and gorgeous frames for the vintage Victorian wedding photographs have really improved this special space.

The floor on the east side of the ballroom which is commonly used as the dance floor, used to be dark and cracked, with a cold feel. It was decided that the old cracks would be filled, and a specialist came in to make the floor the same color as the other side which has original tiles. The room now looks more harmonious and warm.    Continue Reading →

True Blood Season 5 Filmed at Castle Green

True Blood filmed at Castle Green Pasadena, CA

For HBO’s True Blood fans, we have a treat for you! True Blood season 5 not only offers more drama and intrigue with the introduction of some new

characters, but clips of this season’s second episode was filmed at the Historic Castle Green!  On last week’s episode (True Blood Season 5:50 “Authority Always Wins) Pam returns to Fangtasia, the vampire bar she co-owns with Eric. There, she remembers her human days at the turn of the century; she operated a brothel. The “brothel” was actually set in our very own “turn of the century” building in the fantastic Moorish room. Some of the furniture was brought in to make the brothel element look more authentic, but clearly, you can see the brilliant reddish walls and instantly recognize one of the most favored rooms in the entire Castle! Click on the link below and jump to minute 2:37 in the timeline and see if you can recognize it. For fans who have not yet been to the Castle Green,  Like us on Facebook and get information on our next public tour! See for yourself what inspiration this old building brings! Continue Reading →

Castle Green Spring Tour – April 22, 2012

The owners and residents of Castle Green are pleased to announce theCastle Green

Spring Castle Green Tour
April 22nd, 2012, from 1 to 5pm
Tickets $20/person (children under 12 are free)

See inside the mysterious 1898 building that sits behind high gates in the middle of Old Pasadena, once the premier hotel in an age when Pasadena was the winter resort of choice for affluent East Coast families.

Tour the restored first floor and grounds, with the original sitting rooms and hotel lobby. Our docents will guide you through the history and architecture of the building.

View residents’ private apartments opened to tour-goers on the upper floors, first converted in 1926 and now ranging from accurate period dwellings to contemporary post-modern innovations.

See the penthouse, once a glass-ceilinged conservatory, and rooftop, overlooking all of Pasadena. Walk inside the iconic bridge.

Watch (and dance with) Victorian dancers in the ballroom, with live music by the Armory Band. See croquet on the lawn by the Pasadena Croquet Club.

Have tea in the sunroom.   Continue Reading →