The Langham Huntington has been around for more than 100 years and is an iconic place to say “I do.” This historic wedding venue in Pasadena blends luxurious charm with a welcoming vibe. The hotel’s expansive grounds are home to beautiful gardens and elegant ballrooms for a top-notch wedding experience.
If you’re looking for a Los Angeles wedding venue that has stunning ballrooms, as well as beautiful outdoor areas for taking your wedding photos, then you have come to the right place. The Langham Huntington offers 3 different ballrooms, each equally elegant and timeless, that can accommodate between 255 and 1000 guests. This historic LA wedding venue also offers several beautiful outdoor options for wedding ceremonies, from the iconic Horseshoe Garden, to the smaller and more intimate Japanese Garden.
The service here is unrivaled. Weddings at the Langham Huntington have a dedicated wedding planning team to make sure each event is flawlessly executed.
For weddings at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, you can choose from 3 elegant ballrooms and 3 outdoor areas
The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena boasts a rich history spanning over a century. The hotel originally opened in 1907 as the Hotel Wentworth. Civil War General Marshall C. Wentworth commissioned the project, it was designed by prominent architect Charles Frederick Whittlesey as an elegant winter resort. But upon its opening, the hotel was only partially complete and heavy rains dampened guest turnout. After just one season, it closed.
But the tides changed when railroad tycoon Henry E. Huntington purchased the hotel, refurbished it, and reopened it as The Huntington Hotel in 1914.
Over the years, The Huntington became an iconic destination, renowned for its luxury, 23 acres of lush greenery, and grand architecture reflecting the California Mission style. The hotel has hosted a glittering array of guests, from celebrities and politicians to royalty. It quickly garnered prominence on the Pasadena social scene, and became a hot spot for high-profile events and gatherings.
In 1991, the hotel underwent extensive renovations to modernize its facilities while preserving the historical charm. Then in 2007, it got another new name – The Langham Huntington, after becoming part of the Langham Hotels group.
Today, The Langham Huntington continues to be a symbol of prestige and elegance. This timeless Los Angeles wedding venue blends old Hollywood glam with modern luxury and is a beloved landmark in Pasadena.
Fun Fact: over the years the hotel has been used as a filming location for movies and TV shows. You might recognize it from Westworld, American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Parent Trap (1998), or Seabiscuit to name a few.
THE HUNTINGTON BALLROOM
MAX CAPACITY: 1000 standing / 750 seated
The Huntington Ballroom can host a large, luxurious LA wedding. With sparkling chandeliers and an adjoining foyer, it allows ample space for versatile layouts and an unforgettable experience for your guests. This historic ballroom also boasts sound-proof walls.
THE VIENNESE BALLROOM
MAX CAPACITY: 450 standing / 270 seated
The Viennese Ballroom was restored from the hotel’s original 1914 dining room. Its distinguished high arched ceilings and elegant chandeliers create a memorable setting for weddings and events. The adjoining Viennese Terrace can also accommodate outdoor dining.
THE GEORGIAN BALLROOM
MAX CAPACITY: 255 standing / 180 seated
The Georgian Ballroom is just as grand as its larger counterparts. This luxury wedding space has Flemish paintings, golden guild-vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows, offering a distinctive historic charm for your Pasadena wedding.
THE HORSESHOE GARDEN
MAX CAPACITY: 1500 standing / 600 seated
Perhaps the most iconic outdoor event space in Pasadena, the Langham Huntington’s Horseshoe Garden can host large ceremonies and celebrations. This expansive lawn at the back of the property was originally the hotel’s main entrance. With its grand staircase and native California landscaping, it offers an epic location for weddings.
MAX CAPACITY: 150 standing / 80 seated
Nestled in the center courtyard of the hotel, this space is full of intimate charm. It boasts lush greenery and a pond with a trickling fountain. The Courtyard is a great option for happy hour cocktails.
THE JAPANESE GARDEN
MAX CAPACITY: 150 standing / 40 seated
The Japanese Garden is located in a quieter and more secluded area of the hotel’s grounds. This serene garden space is ideal for intimate events. Its red, curved footbridge spans the pond with step-down waterfall and also makes a great backdrop for wedding portraits.
Rachel Stelter is a Los Angeles wedding photographer for modern weddings. Serving Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Chicago.