Castle Green FAQs

Q. How do we reserve the Castle Green for our event?
A. RESERVING CASTLE GREENIn order to reserve your date with Castle Green, we require 50% of the location fee and a $1000 refundable security deposit along with a signed contract.

Q.How do I know which dates are available?

A. Click on our Events Calendar. Select the month and year you are interested in. If the date you would like is marked “Reserved“, that means that an event is already booked and paid for. Blank dates may have a “soft hold” on it, but has not yet been booked. To see if a blank date is available, please call our events office.

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

A. The forms of payment accepted at this time are personal check, cashier’s check, credit card or money order.  At this time we do not accept American Express.

Q. What is included in the rental fee?

A. You and your guests will have access to the entire ground floor, giving both outdoor and indoor experiences, and plenty of room to explore. Rooms include the Main Salon, Moorish and Turkish rooms, the Sun room and the Grand Ballroom.

Ceremony and Reception locations

200 Stunning Chiavari chairs (for indoor use only)

20 – 60” inch round tables are provided (for indoor use only)

Castle Green provides two (2) pianos (lobby & salon)

3 Bars (two indoor and one outdoor)

Q. How long is the rental period for?

A. You are given TEN full hours, (3 ½ are reserved for set-up, 5 ½ reserved for actual event time, and 1 hour for clean-up at the end of your event.)

Ceremony Only events are THREE Hours. (1 reserved for set-up, 1 for the event, and 1 hour for clean-up).

Q. What is the capacity?
A. The ballroom can seat up to 200 seated at tables or 300 standing or theatre-style seating. The outside garden area can hold up to 500 people *Certain restrictions apply.

Q. Do you provide a coat check service (especially important for winter weddings)? If not, is there an area that can be used and staffed for that purpose?
A. We have a few really great spots that are perfect for coat check service. Ask an event representative for details.

Q. Is there an outdoor space where my guests can mingle, and can it be heated and/or protected from the elements if necessary? Is there a separate indoor “socializing” space?
A. At Castle Green, there is more than enough space for your guests to mingle and explore. The Salon areas are ideal for “socializing” and cocktail hour space.

A. Yes. Please contact the Events Office for pricing and availability. 626-793-0359

Q. Does the Castle Green have air conditioning?
A. Yes. Air conditioning is available in the ballroom.

What is the average food and beverage cost on a per/person basis? What is the service charge?
A. Castle Green allows you to bring in your own alcohol as long as you use one of our preferred caterers. Food costs are based on the style of food you’d like to serve. The average cost for full service catering (set-up, break down, serve staff, bar staff, dishes, linens, appetizers, salads, dinner, wedding cake, and clean up) is about $60 – $150 per person.

Q. Can we do a food tasting prior to finalizing our menu selection? If so, is there an additional charge?
A. Our preferred caterers do provide tastings, arrangements to be made directly with your caterer.

Q. Can I bring in a cake from an outside cake maker or must I use a cake made on the premises? Is there a cake-cutting fee? If I use a cake made on site is the fee waived?
A. No matter who bakes your cake, there is no additional cake cutting fee.

Q. Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne, and is there a corkage fee if I do? Can I bring in other alcohol?
A. You may provide your own alcohol, your caterer will bring it on and off our site.

Q. Can I hold my ceremony here, too? Is there an additional charge? Is the ceremony site close to the reception site? Is there a bride’s changing area? How much time is allocated for the rehearsal?
A. We would love for you to host your ceremony here as well! There is no extra charge to have your ceremony on site. There is a bridal room equipped with full length mirrors and a private bathroom. Couples are allotted a 1 hour rehearsal.

Q. What are the Terms for having a “Ceremony Only” event?
A. Ceremony must take place outdoors only. In the chance of inclement weather, events department may give you written permission to use our ballroom or main salon for your ceremony. There will be a $500 access fee added to your payment.“Ceremony Only” Events may take place on weekdays only (at any time) – OR – in the morning before a major event on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday). This time will be approx: 10am to 1pm (with ceremony taking place from 11am to 12pm). Photos may be taken during this three (3) hour time period; however ceremony must only take place within the one hour time frame given. There is no food or beverage service allowed for a ceremony only.

Q. Are Candles allowed?
A. Yes, with Fire Permit from Pasadena City Fire Department.

Q. Are accomodations available at the Castle Green?
A. There are no guest rooms, but Castle Green clients are offered discounts at the local hotels.

Q. Where do I park?
A. Parking is available in the Schoolhouse Parking structure on Raymond and Green St. There is also metered parking in front of the Castle.

Q. How do I enter the Castle Green?
A. Guests may enter through the FRONT GATE right in front of the Castle on Raymond Ave.

Q. What are your office hours?
A. Our office hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Tours may be arranged any time during these hours as long as no event is taking place.

Q. Do we have to make an appointment?
A. Yes. We show the Castle Green by appoinment ONLY. To schedule an appointment, contact our events office.

Q. Can we come during non-office hours?
A. Only clients that have already booked their event at the Castle Green and need to come on the grounds during non-business hours are allowed and must call the events office to have their name put on the list.