In the spirit of great estates, the home is sheltered from the outside world by tall trees, green hedgerows and wrought iron gates. A curving loose gravel driveway climbs to the stately two-story home, painted a cheery yellow with green shutters and white trim. Columns support a small dormered portico, and bushes along the perimeter add balance and color.
Opposite the house, a wide expanse of lawn features a majestic cypress and a California Oak, and other foliage contributes to a lush garden ambience. A private park elevated by a decorative stone foundation is a pretty backdrop for the dance floor, which is set with a canopy and twinkle lights. The Main Lawn has plenty of room for an elaborate reception and a beautiful wedding ceremony.
Some brides continue the nostalgic theme by arriving in a horse-drawn carriage; but most often the bride and her attendants prepare upstairs in a Victorian-style dressing room.
The bride descends the classic staircase in the Lindley-Scott foyer, then steps outside and follows a walkway between the trees to meet her groom at a romantic staging area - a pair of white picket fences with potted plants and flowers, bordering an arched arbor and a stained-glass inset. While the bridal party and family make use of the picturesque grounds for photos, the guests can stop and smell the roses in the Rose Garden to the right of the house. Another ceremony option is the adjacent Rose Lawn, you'll be all smiles if you use the fragrant blooms as a natural backdrop for your vow-taking.
Unlike at some private estates, an event at Lindley-Scott House is "one-stop shopping." The owner's wife, who got the catering bug from working at her father's popular Pasadena steak house, prepares a delicious repast served buffet-style, as well as punch from an old family recipe. Other than alcohol, everything you'll need for a stylish reception is included in your wedding package, like choice of wedding cake and linen colors, even an organist! All you will have to do is thank your guests for coming, and receive their enthusiastic compliments.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Garden holds up to 250 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: For reception-only events, the Garden can accommodate 300 seated or 400 standing guests. For ceremony/reception combinations, the Garden can hold a maximum of 250 guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Garden can hold up to 300 guests seated theater-style.
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