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55 South Grand Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 356-8014

The Maxwell House is a historic site and the perfect setting for a wedding, small meeting/conference, special event or filming. The Maxwell House is just a few minutes’ walk from Old Town Pasadena and convenient to the 210, 110 and 134 Freeways.


Private Parties & Corporate Use

RENTAL COST: $300-$3,500

CAPACITY: 8-120 

Rental types & Cost

(4hr minimum required for all rentals) 

Single room rentals:

  • LIBRARY: $300+ ($75/HR)

  • DINING ROOM: $400+ ($100/HR)

  • LIVING ROOM: $620+ ($155/HR)

  • GARDEN PATIOS: $700+ ($175/HR)


Exclusive use of 1st floor, patios, kitchen:

  • 4HR RENTAL: $1,280

  • 6HR RENTAL: $1,850

  • 8HR RENTAL: $2,560

  • 12HR RENTAL: $3,500


  • 120 wood folding chairs

  • 12 round 60" event tables

  • 2x 8ft rectangular event tables

  • 8x 6ft rectangular event tables

  • 2x standing speakers & sound control panel

  • 1x microphone & stand

  • Small portable projector & screen

  • Wifi Access

  • Trash bins & bags

  • A/C & heat


The Maxwell House does not require use of specific vendors, however we do have a list of Vendors We Love! We welcome all licensed vendors, caterers, and bar tenders. 


  • Outdoors: Acoustic music only (no speakers) - music must end at 7pm

  • Indoors: Amplified or acoustic (DJ/speakers allowed) - music must end at 10pm


Q: Where can my guests park? 

A: There is a public lot located across from the courthouse a few doors down that serves as a parking lot for guests and vendors. There are 150 spots and no fee. Street parking in front of the building is 2hr until 6pm, with Sunday being exempt. 

Q: Is there valet service or do you require use of valet service? 

A: No. 

Q: Do you require event insurance? 

A: Yes. See more info under the 'Event Prep' tab.

Q: Is there security required or provided? 

A: No. 

Q: Is smoking allowed? 

A: No. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property, inside or outside. 

Q: Are food trucks allowed? 

A: No. We can not accommodate food trucks at this time. 

Q: Are pizza ovens allowed? 

A: No. We can not accommodate pizza ovens at this time.

Q: Can we have real candles or sparklers? 

A: No. We are a historic site and can not allow any open flames, etc. 

Q: Can we have real candles or sparklers? 

A: No. We are a historic site and can not allow any open flames, etc. 

Q: Can we move the furniture around?

A: No. Our antique furniture must stay put, but you can contact one of the events coordinators at our venue if you have specific questions regarding the layout. 

Q: Will there be someone on-site during my event?

A: Currently we have no staff on-site during weekend or evening events, however our facilities manager remains on-call during all events should any issues with the property occur. A member of the facilities staff will open the building and lock up. 

Q: What if my guest count goes over 120? 

A: We recommend a guest count of 100 or less, in order to benefit from the building design. However, we have seen events go up to 150 if they are able to use the entire building creatively and don't mind splitting up their party into different areas for dining, etc. Cocktail receptions and standing-only events may increase capacity above 150, but would need to be approved by events coordinators at The Maxwell House.