caterers we love!
From comfort food to BBQ and boxed lunches to filet mignon and Beef Wellington, Cutting Edge Catering has a wide range of menu options and prices for all types of events. They also have special menu options for nonprofit organizations!
A company that's close to our hearts! 'Homegirl Cafe is a favorite farm-to-table breakfast and lunch spot featuring Latino flavors with a healthy, contemporary twist, where homegirls serve tables instead of serving time. Homegirl offers an extensive training program empowering women and men to undertake what is often their first "real job" in the restaurant industry and urban farming.'
The Kitchen For Exploring Foods
A romantic food-lover's paradise! The Kitchen For Exploring Foods puts emphasis on high quality, care, and creativity when it comes to their catering menus and presentation. Seasonal menus and exciting flavors are staples of their menu. They're also located less than 5 minutes from us!
Hope Cafe is a local favorite with a great mission. 'From preservative-free foods, fresh produce & made from scratch breads and cookies that are baked fresh daily, to a workplace environment that extends “Hope” to those who have been the outcast, the outsourced, and the overlooked. Our goal is to create an environment that reaches out and helps those in need while encouraging our clients to do the same!' They also make a yummy boxed lunch for events and meetings!
Chef Amy's menus are fun, delicious, and gorgeous! She manages to bring out the beauty in her food without losing the quality or vibrant flavors. She's a food-lover's dream adventure with lots of modern twists on classic flavors. You can also get a glimpse of her food in some of our website photos here at The Maxwell House!
bakers we love!
Vanilla Bake Shop
We are obsessed with Vanilla Bakery! They have some of the most stunning and innovative cakes we've ever seen (and we've seen a lot!). Not to mention they have a wide menu of cake flavors that are all delicious, including seasonal specials. Personally, we're big fans of their chocolate flavors! Not only are they friendly and expert at what they do, but they're a 5-minute drive down the street from us!
We loves Sugar Studio's use of colors that pop and sparkle, bringing extra fun to their already delicious cakes and treats! They have an awesome selection of minis and cupcakes, as well as truffles and candies. We especially love their themed cakes!
photographers we love!
Martina Micko Photography
Martina knows our venue well, though she's based in San Diego. She's photographed several things at The Maxwell House (as you can see above, which is on our garden patio!) Her photos are always lovely, with an eye for capturing color and architecture. We love that her photographs are elegant but don't take themselves too seriously, which allows her to snap just the right moment between couples and of their guests. She has a wonderful range and her galleries are always lots of fun to look through!
Erin Marie Miller Photography
Erin has become a recent obsession of ours, not only because her work is bold and beautiful, but because she uses her talents for a lot of awesome work in the community with an emphasis on empowering women, issues of homelessness, and animal rights! Her work is crisp and stunning, like something you'd see in Sunset Magazine - but better, because Erin's work reflects an intimacy that's truly unique. Her subjects are diverse and her portraits reflect and celebrate that diversity. She's super cool and we can't wait for her to be on site of the 11/19/17 Open House event!
Lyd & Mo Photography
Grand and elegant, Lyd and Mo boast a portfolio that's as romantic as can be! Our favorite photographs are the ones that effortlessly capture the architecture and venue, as well as their subjects in the same frame. They know Pasadena well and have lots of great samples of their work around the area, featuring local landmarks, vendors, and the locals themselves. We're also a fan of their engagement photos!
Brian Joseph Photography
We are BIG fans of Brian's work (and how great he is to work with!). There's a lot of personality packed into his portfolio and a wide range in style, yet his images let the subject speak for themselves. Brian is a great listener and artist, both of which are reflected in his work. We've gotten great reviews from clients about Brian's work and he's got a special gift at making those around him feel at ease, which may be one of the secret ingredients in his portrait work! He recently photographed a wedding at The Maxwell House (featured above) and has used his talents for our organization as well!
Jenny Smith & Co.
Jenny and her team are great! She has photographed several weddings at The Maxwell House and always manages to highlight to beauty the unique beauty in each one. Take a look at some samples of her work in our gallery!
Photography By Meda
Meda has photographed events at The Maxwell House before (as you can see above!) and we enjoy seeing her work. Her style ranges, depending on the client, however we personally love her photography work that features children and families! She's got a great eye for capturing the magic and joy of the moment, whether it's in color or black and white. They're often warm and nostalgic and we love to share them!
rental companies we love!
MTB offers high quality rentals for all types of events. They have everything from tables and chairs to backdrops, tents, patio heaters, dinnerware and more! Whether it's a rustic wedding, a modern fundraiser, or a kids party, MTB has essential rentals for it all. The majority of their rental prices are listed right on their website for easy budgeting and planning.
Oh So Pretty Events & Rentals
If you want a more personalized and hands-on service for your event rental and aesthetic then Oh So Pretty has what you need! They'll add that extra sparkle and unique touches to your event with their professional event styling and rental services! Our clients tend to fall in love with their romantic-chic setups, but they have a wide range in what they can do. Not only do they offer awesome options for your event, but they're also super great to work with!
La Tavola Linens
We had never realized just how much drama and style linens can provide for an event until we discovered La Tavola! They have such a wide selection to choose from and their expert staff make great recommendations for looks you'll love that you may have never discovered on your own. Whether you fall for their velvet, deep charcoals, festive tie-dye or one of the many other options included in their collections, we can assure it truly transforms the space and looks amazing!
Dolphin Party Rentals
Dolphin serves as a budget-friendly option for many of our clients who are looking to book basic event products like dishware, heaters, and dance floors. They offer a more limited selection of products and services, with an emphasis on the basics (much less sparkle and flash in their inventory compared to others) but clients appreciate their pricing options and local presence.
If you want to transform the venue into a magical one-of-a-kind space, Archive Rentals has everything you could possibly need. Our clients with themed weddings, or strong visions of what type of environment and mood they want for their event, have loved Archive's selection. They're the largest rental company listed on our site and the benefit with using Archive is the massive inventory and range in styles they can accommodate. Their website boasts galleries that will spark your imagination...we are especially obsessed with the Harry Potter themed wedding they did!
Arcadia Party Rentals
Our clients mostly rent dance floors and linens from Arcadia Party Rentals. They have a printable version of their price list that's clear and easy to navigate for your budgeting needs! From our experience with Arcadia we would describe their rentals as simple and clean with a hassle-free booking process and kind staff.
Go Go Sprockets Lighting
Brian at GoGo Sprockets knows our venue well, as he's done the lighting for many events at The Maxwell House. Our clients often request his services for the indoor industrial string lighting, up-lighting, and romantic mood-lighting for receptions. He's knowledgeable and great to work with as you plan your event's personalized lighting needs.
Event planners & coordinators we love!
Our friends at Eventive can provide clients with full wedding design and production or month-of wedding coordination. They know our venue well, as they've coordinated weddings with us before, so they've got the scoop on all the design ideas and logistics that are crucial to making your event a success! They also offer services for non-wedding events like baby showers, bridal parties, and more!
La Bella Día
Samantha at La Bella Día can make sure your event at The Maxwell House runs smoothly with her month-of-coordination services! She also offers a partial-planning package and personalized offers for small but important tasks such as rehearsal dinners, wedding invite assembly, welcome bags for out-of-town guests and much more!
Sparkles and Vintage
Our friends at Sparkles and Vintage are very important to us! They're so knowledgeable and great at what they do. Their services include everything from marriage proposal planning services to month-of wedding coordination, partial planning, and full wedding planning packages with the prices listed on their site for easy budgeting and less hassle! Blaire knows our venue well and can ensure you're in good hands during your event-prep journey. Plus, their office is located right nearby!
Florists we love!
Love Notes Events
We are such huge fans of Terri's work at Love Notes Events! She makes gorgeous arrangements, bouquets, wedding flowers and so much more (a lot of the florals in our gallery were made by them). They also offer some planning services too, which is a great bonus to working with them! The arrangements we've seen at our venue from Love Notes have been nothing short of stunning every single time! We'll be honest, with a background in florist work/baking/food service we're especially picky about these vendors and Love Notes does not disappoint.
You may recognize their arrangements from the Eventive Moments portfolio, since they're operated by the same group! Rosy-Go-Round does everything from bouquets to archway arrangements and more. They range in style from bright pops of color to muted minimalist looks. We always enjoy seeing their work at The Maxwell House and so do our clients!
more vendors we love...
Harp By Karina
The harp sounds truly stunning with the acoustics at The Maxwell House, as we learned after hearing Karina perform at our venue. She has a wide range in portfolio of music she can play for all types of events. We love how wonderful the harp sounds and how quickly it transforms the environment into feeling like a truly special occasion.
Mason Alley Calligraphy
Mason Alley knows all the beautiful features of The Maxwell House and can incorporate those into a one-of-a-kind personalized invitation, menu, seating chart or other beautiful caligraphy