The Pasadena Museum of History earned a reputation for hosting special events as early as 1912, when legendary film director D.W. Griffith used the Fenyes Estate Gardens as the location for his film When Kings Were the Law.
Today the Museum is a sought after spot for filming and private events -- including weddings and receptions, garden parties, meetings, seminars, and lectures.
The Fenyes Mansion adds a backdrop of period elegance and old-world charm to an elegant al fresco setting for weddings, receptions, and parties for up to 150 guests.
~ Special Considerations ~
Music: The Fenyes Estate & Gardens is located in the heart of the historic "Millionaire's Row" residential district. In order to maintain the integrity of the surrounding neighborhood, amplified music is not permitted on the grounds. Amplified sound is anything that uses electricity to increase the volume of sound, including CD players. We suggest the use of elegant acoustic sounds such as string quartets, jazz trios and other string or acoustic instruments or groups during an event. DJs are permitted during events but must be selected from our list of Preferred Vendors.
Time: (Ceremony-only) Special rates & times are available.
Ceremony & Reception or Reception-only: The use of the Fenyes Estate Gardens is yours for the day when hosting a Ceremony & Reception or Reception-only. Please note that the Museum will still remain open from 12pm-5pm and Mansion tours are given at 1:30pm & 3:00pm, but you are welcomed to start your event whenever you choose. We do ask that all events be concluded by 10 pm.
Catering: We have a list several caterers who are familiar with our facility, but you are not limited to this list and are welcomed to use the licensed caterer of your choice.
Alcohol: The service of alcohol is permitted however, alcohol must be purchased and served by a licensed purchaser/server.
Please feel free to visit our website for more information or contact us by telephone or email and we will be pleased to answer any questions you have.