Our Preferred Vendors

We at the Castle Green have compiled a list of premier vendors that are comprised of companies that have worked at the Castle Green several times and have always met and/or exceeded their client’s wishes. These vendors have been vetted by the Caste and are great professionals to work with, who will take excellent care of you. This list is meant as a guideline, to help you with your planning process. The only vendor you must use from this list is one of the caterers.

Bar & Beverage Catering

Bottle Shop

We have one of the best selections of wines, spirits, and beers in the San Gabriel Valley. We stock QPR (Quality Price Ratio) products as well as hard to find, highly allocated products such as Screaming Eagle and Pappy Van Winkle.  We also stock cutting edge wines such as Desparada, Diatom, Harper Voit, Clementine Carter, Paul Lato, El Lugar, and Bedrock, wines that set us apart from all the others. We have what you want and more. We will work with you to build your bar and deliver to the Castle Green. We bill on consumption, so your bar bill can be as affordable as possible.

Cakes & Desserts

Fantasy Frostings

Fantasy Frostings is a family owned and operated custom cake business. Established in 1971, we have served Southern California for over 45 years. Our fantastic team of talented cake masters and cake artists, led by owner Leslie Maynor-Anderson, are ready to help you create the unique centerpiece that best reflects the celebration of your special occasion. With an eye for cake design and a flavor for taste, each dessert is individually crafted to surpass your expectations in both presentation and palette.

Mr & Mrs Creamery

Custom artisan ice cream and desserts for your special event! James and Jean both graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary school. They met after graduation and fell head over heels for one another. Together, they researched and created unique desserts, ones that would make people smile.

Takes the Cake

Established in 1983, Takes the Cake is a creative bakery at the service of your imagination. Based in Pasadena, California, Takes the Cake offers brides more than 100 wedding cake designs, from the traditional, to the unusual. All to suit your individual style, taste and budget. With these artisans on your side, your special day will be truly exceptional and your wedding cake beautiful. Let our artists create something unique for your special day.

Vanilla Bake Shop

Vanilla Bake Shop is a charming neighborhood bakery with locations in Pasadena and Santa Monica making gorgeous cakes from scratch since 2007. Selected as one of the “top cake makers” in the country by Martha Stewart magazine, Vanilla has a delicious selection of cakes, bite size desserts as well as gluten free and vegan options.

Catering

Little Lily’s Kitchen

Our elite catering company offers clients high-end hospitality service through custom made menus. We cater weddings, corporate events, and any other elegant event you have in mind. Our staff will make sure every detail of your event’s food experience is handled with impeccable professionalism and service. From breakfast to lunch and dinner packages, special themes, hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts and specialty cocktails; we can create a menu that will please every palate. Our commitment to producing the perfect event is unsurpassed and our uniqueness, quality, and expertise makes us Los Angeles’ premier caterer.

Our success with some of the most influential companies and people in LA has allowed us to create original menus every time. We take pride in offering a unique menu every single time — our staff has never offered the same menu twice! Sit down with us for an in-depth consultation so we can create a menu that perfectly represents YOU.

Romanesque Catering

Here at Romanesque Catering we have designed a food service program like no other. Unique to the Event Industry is our “partnership” between numerous restaurants where rather than offer a food selection that is restricted by the abilities of any given Executive Chef.  Romanesque Catering through our Restaurant Partners Program can offer a vast selection of cuisines and ethnic food choices. Our program assures you that all necessary aspects of fine social catering of buffet, family style or sit-down dinners are covered while you select a menu from your favorite restaurant partner.  All while staying within your budget.

Child Care

Rest Assured Sitters

Rest Assured Special Event Sitters, LLC provides professional babysitting for all occasions including weddings, corporate events, conventions, holiday parties and much more!  We travel to any venue or home in Southern California to provide your family and guests the convenience of on site professional child care with a full service Kids Activity Corner.  Perfect for families who wish to include children in their special event, without the parents missing out on the fun of the party.  We pride ourselves in hiring only qualified sitters with experience in child development or education related fields to provide exceptional child care you can trust. You can count on all our sitters to be CPR/First Aid certified, Fully Insured, and Professional. 

Day of Coordinator

A Fabulous Soiree

Our love and passion for all things weddings is simple – we love love! Since 2013 our goal has been to make wedding planning a pleasant and stress-free experience for each couple. Proudly serving the San Gabriel Valley and beyond, we strive to provide the best quality service and make our clients dream wedding come to life. Whether you need a professional for day-of coordination or full-service wedding planning, we are equipped with the tools and know-how to bring your wedding day to reality while saving you time and money. With our help you can relax knowing you’re in good hands when you trust your big day with A Fabulous Soirée. 

La Bella Dia

From lavish affairs to intimate gatherings, Samantha will provide the guidance and support needed to create & execute a flawless and unforgettable occasion.  She brings warmth, confidence, personalization and an innate calmness to all of the celebrations that she is a part of. Her work ethic and professionalism have earned her preferred status at multiple venues in the Pasadena area.

Stephanie Chin Events

Stephanie is a full-time wedding and event planner. Her experience ranges from complex weddings to large scale celebrity events. Stephanie’s success comes from her ability to communicate with her clients coupled with her precision to detail. She understands the importance of a once in a life time event and aims to provide her clients with a seamless, stress free experience.

DJs

Coastline Music

You want your wedding to be fun! Fun for you and fun for all your wedding guests. Let us share with you how we can make your wedding fun. And how we can make the planning process easy and fun as well. We have a lot to offer, including DJ/MC services, uplighting, ceremony sound systems, dance floor lighting and cake spotlights. You deserve to work with experienced wedding professionals. We encourage you to contact us and discover why engaged couples have trusted Coastline Music to deliver outstanding wedding events for over 20 years. Elegant (and fun!) Weddings

Dance Syndicate

We are on call to your needs and are here to make your event run as smoothly as possible. If you need any questions answered, phone calls made or “how to tips” please give a call and we’ll deliver to you solutions.  We work not only as a disc jockey and master of ceremonies but also the reception entertainment director. Our goal is to keep the celebration moving along in a free flowing and timely manner where you enjoy yourself and aren’t burdened with details. Your photographer, videographer, banquet staff etc. are contacted prior to the party to go over a general itinerary of the events so we may work together as a team to make your day perfect. Your only job is to have an amazing time!

We Promise To Make Your Event The best event ever, not even lying! VOX DJs offers DJs to fit every musical taste, MC style, or general “vibe” that you are looking for at your upcoming big day. Our Photo Booths capture the fun and excitement of the party! Make your wedding “Lit” with the perfect Lighting and Production to set whatever tone you are looking for! We also offer an array of talented live musicians to make your special day perfect. Over the last 20 years, VOX DJs has consistently been searching, scouting, recruiting and attracting the most talented, outgoing, friendliest and fun-loving PEOPLE to be a part of your Event. This has allowed us to build a strong family of Event Staff that are bonded by a love of music, committed to professionalism, share a passion for dancing and performing, and all have one common goal – putting smiles on people’s faces! We could not be more proud of our team at VOX DJs, and we can’t wait to have them bring their energy and enthusiasm to your next celebration!

Florists

Flowers by Sharen

Sharen has been providing beautiful florals for weddings for over 20 years. She appreciates each wedding is special and creates unique arrangements for each and every one. 

Ixora Florist Studio

Ixora Floral Studio has been dreaming up and creating gorgeous floral design and memorable events for almost 20 years in the greater Los Angeles area. Lisa Cardella, owner and lead designer, has had the privilege of meeting with hundreds of clients to dream up and craft beautiful weddings filled with unique and unforgettable floral designs. We start the planning process with a consultation in our studio showroom in beautiful Sierra Madre, which provides the perfect setting for us to meet and brainstorm together. After taking a look at your inspiration images and discussing the venue and other personalized details, we’ll review our extensive portfolio and offer suggestions on how to enhance or reinterpret these inspirations into a look that is truly distinctive for your special day.

At Leonora Moss, we love collaborating with you to create your dream wedding flowers. From the intial consultation to your wedding day, we work with you every step of the way to design custom, one-of-a-kind flowers, from bouquets, to boutonnieres, to centerpieces. Feel free to look through our wedding portfolio, and reach out to us to schedule a consultation. Leonora Moss is a family-owned and operated custom floral design studio and boutique in the quaint village of Sierra Madre, California. Our design team of Judith Brandley, Lorie Westmoreland, and Jill Forder have over 60 years combined floral experience. We make every effort to create one of a kind arrangements customized to each clients needs, always paying special attention to detail and putting our personal touch into each floral design.

Hotels / Lodging in Pasadena

Courtyard Marriot

Packed with warm rays & sunny days, Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town has everything you need for a SoCal getaway! Work hard & unwind in stylish guest rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, HDTVs, ergonomic work desks & pillowtop mattresses for a restful night’s sleep. As one of the top hotels in Pasadena, CA, guests can enjoy easy access to exhilarating sports games at Rose Bowl Stadium, top entertainment at Royal Circle Concert Hall & endless attractions in Old Town Pasadena. Start your day of work or play at our hotel near Rose Bowl Stadium with a hearty breakfast or unwind in the evening with eclectic dinners & creative cocktails at our restaurant, The Bistro. Maintain an active lifestyle at our hotel with cardio machines & free weights in our fitness center, then, cool off in our outdoor pool. With easy access to LAX, Burbank Airport & Long Beach Airport, there’s no better place for Old Town gatherings than our Old Town Pasadena hotel.

With a stay at Hilton Pasadena, you’ll be centrally located in Pasadena, walking distance from Pasadena Convention Center and close to Pasadena Playhouse. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Pasadena Museum of California Art and Pasadena City Hall. Make yourself at home in one of the 296 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in with the hotel’s room service. Quench your at our bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Hyatt Place Pasadena

Make the most of your stay at Hyatt Place Pasadena. With 189 modern guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, 24/7 dining options, and easy access to attractions near our hotel, you can relax and explore on your own time. Visit Old Pasadena, Rose Bowl Stadium, and more during your stay.

Just a 15-minute drive away from Central Los Angeles, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena is surrounded by 23 acres of lush gardens. Guests can be pampered at the on-site spa or relax in the heated outdoor saline pool at this luxury resort. Several dining options are available. The resort also features a state-of-the-art fitness center and 3 lighted tennis courts. Guest rooms at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena boast comfortable linens and luxurious bath products with an Italian marble bathroom. Guests will also enjoy flat-screen TVs and the well-stocked mini-bar. Guests can chose several dining options at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena.

The trendy, pet-friendly Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town creates a home-like feel in the heart of Pasadena with modern, spacious suites. With a location near highways 210 and 710, the Gold Line subway and Union Station, we’re an ideal hub for local travel. Take in games and concerts at the nearby Rose Bowl, stroll the shops and restaurants of Old Town Pasadena, and view art and architecture at the Gamble House. Start each day with a hot, free breakfast and maintain your health in our 24-hour fitness center before you relax by our outdoor heated pool. Each of our hotel rooms is a suite equipped with a full kitchen and we offer grocery delivery service and free Wi-Fi. Choose from a studio, one- or two-bedroom suite option. Come live the suite life at Residence Inn Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town.

Nestled in a prime location, Sheraton Pasadena Hotel seamlessly blends upscale comfort with modern convenience. You’ll love being walking distance from abundant shopping, dining and entertainment in Old Town. For adventures that’ll take you beyond a short walk, we offer a complimentary local area shuttle to the city’s landmarks, including the Rose Bowl. Stay connected with our full-service, 24-hour business center offering complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. Keep in shape with cardio and weight training equipment at the modern Sheraton Fitness. Make yourself comfortable and relax on our plush beds while watching your TV or upgrade to a suite for extra space to spread out. After a busy day, enjoy California-style dining at the Restaurant Soleil, then lounge by the heated outdoor swimming pool.

Westin Pasadena Hotel

Find us in the heart of one of California’s most exciting cities, with easy access to cultural sites such as the Historic Old Town, museums, restaurants, and the Rose Bowl Stadium. We’re also only a short distance from the Pasadena Conference Center. Fit calm and comfort into your agenda with our 29,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, stylish restaurant, and inviting lobby bar. Refresh in our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio or our heated outdoor pool, with superb views of the city. We offer 350 newly renovated guest rooms and 18 unique suites, all boasting our signature white Heavenly® Bed with a pillow-top mattress. Many rooms offer great courtyard or mountain views, and all are furnished with the uplifting Heavenly® Bath.

Insurance – Event / Wedding Liability

We do require all events to have event insurance with a minimum of $1 million General Liability + Liquor Liability (if you are serving alcohol) and Castle Green listed as Additionally Insured. Event Helper has created a link for all our clients to make the process as easy as possible.

Lighting

Inlight Lighting

Save time and Money!! With a multitude of services, Inlight lighting Inc. will be your first and last choice for all for your wedding needs. We provide such services as: Lighting, Draping, Makeup, DJ, MC, Chiavari Chair, Flower arrangements, Chair covers, linens, lanterns, etc. Lighting has the ability to transform the mediocre to spellbinding, so don’t hesitate when it comes to your once in a lifetime event. Leave your wedding guests speechless on your beautiful day by surpassing all their expectations.

Magician

Jonathan Levit

Levit is highly respected in all areas of magic, including sleight of hand, mentalism, and magic history, where his work alongside Neil Patrick Harris and his recreation on stage as Howard Thurston has gained him respect amongst his peers. In addition to performing throughout the world and on every continent (including Antartica), Jonathan regularly offers lectures to magicians discussing method, performance and psychology and he has acted as host and emcee for “MagicLive!” — the premiere magic convention in the world — in front of thousands of magicians gathering in Las Vegas.

Music & Entertainment: Pianist

Jeremy Weinglass

Jeremy Weinglass is an award-winning, classically trained pianist with 30+ years of professional experience. As a full-time musician working in LA since 2001, Jeremy has a reputation as an exceptional pianist for special events and has worked with many high-profile clients as well as top event pros. He has performed for weddings and events at The Castle Green for over 10 years and has maintained long-term residencies at noteworthy hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. Currently, he performs weekly at Hotel Bel-Air and Parkway Grill. Jeremy boasts a broad range of repertoire across classical, jazz, standards, musicals, rock, pop and his original compositions.

Pianist On Call

Whether in a garden setting, using my own digital piano and Hammond organ…… or in the grandest of churches, playing the pipe organ. I’ll perform the wedding service that you desire. Drawing from the best in popular, classical and liturgical selections.  Enhance your cocktail hour with live music. I will be playing “The Music of Your Memories” – a hit parade covering decades of great songs from the best bands, orchestras and vocalists of our time.

Music & Entertainment: Strings, Ensembles

Elaine Litster (harpist)

Elaine performs throughout Southern California, adding beauty and elegance to weddings and special events. Her harp music is found on many recordings, including the The Moonlight Harp, and harp and flute album, Captured Moments.  Performing with orchestras and in recital settings, she is also the founding member of the Los Angeles Harp Ensemble, a professional harp quartet that was recently invited to perform for the American Harp Society Summer Institute.  Elaine’s choral harp accompanying has taken her from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall in New York City.  As Miss Idaho, Elaine won a talent award for her harp performance in the Miss America Pageant.  Elaine maintains a private teaching studio, and for the past 18 years, Elaine has directed Harp Extravaganza, Los Angeles’ largest spontaneous harp gathering.

Ladies Choice String Quartet has performed at over 1200 weddings and other special occasions in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, including Oprah’s 50th birthday luncheon. Repertoire includes classical, church and Jewish music, pops, standards, show tunes, movie themes, jazz favorites. From 4 members originally, Ladies Choice has grown to a circle of more than 25 women string players, all highly trained professionals and members of the international musicians union. Also available: trios, duos, soloists

Organic String Quartet

Formed in 2006, the Organic String Quartet is a professional ensemble that has been providing high quality music for live events in the Southern California area, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Santa Barbara for over 10 years. OSQ is known for the diversity of the music they perform and each of the players is well grounded in multiple styles of music. Members of the quartet have worked with many high-profile artists. In addition, the Organic String Quartet is a green business that seeks low-impact and eco-friendly alternatives in every business choice and donates a portion of its yearly proceeds to American Forests to help plant new trees around the world.  We love what we do and we love healing the planet while we do it! 🙂

Officiants

Great Officiants

Great Officiants provides just that a Great Officiant to perform your wedding ceremony. You choose from 37 different types of officiants. Ministers, Priests, Rabbis, Non-denominational, Bilingual, Themed and so much more. Your ceremony will be a Fun and Romantic adventure filled with your love story and your guests will love it.  We Issue the Marriage License too so you never have to stand in the long lines at the county clerks office. Go to our website and fill out the availability request form today.

I officiate non-denominational, interfaith and cross-cultural wedding ceremonies. I don’t have pre-printed scripts as I work with a couple to create a ceremony that reflects them. I know that five years from the time of your wedding no one will remember what I said, but they will remember the feeling of the ceremony. My hope is that your ceremony provides a wonderful memory for your life together. In 2019 I was honored that California Wedding Day magazine named me Best Officiant for Los Angeles County. In addition to officiating, I offer pre-marital communication coaching so as to help you manage planning stress!

Parking & Transportation

Gold Line Metro Parking Garage

Garage Parking
1-800-COMMUTE
($6/car full day)

Meter Rental

City of Pasadena – Department of Transportation – Parking Division
(626) 744-7665

You can rent the parking meters on Raymond and Dayton through the City of Pasadena. There are 7 meters on Raymond and 5 on Dayton.

School House Parking Garage

Garage Parking
(626) 577-8963
($6/car full day)

Valet: Unified Parking

Photo Booth

Lucky Photobooth

Los Angeles based Lucky Photo Booth rents photo booths that are unique. Custom designed by a portrait photographer, the booths use professional lighting and high end photographic equipment to produce crisp, high resolution images in black and white or color in just sixty seconds. Rich wood, fine leather seating, custom sewn velvet curtains, and period details all come together in an Art Deco style photo booth that will enhance any event.

We are a fun-loving photo booth rental company that brings vintage flair and modern features to every event.  Our variety of custom built vintage photo booths look like they were made specially for Castle Green!  Personal attention and creativity are our specialties.  We pride ourselves in working closely with our clients to bring their vision to life with our handmade photo booths, custom backdrops, and custom print designs and sizes. Housed within our vintage photo booths is the latest technology and beautiful photography.  We offer GIF animation, social media sharing, professional prints, and photo filters. We look forward to working with you!

Photographer

Epic Imagery

A wedding is truly a summary of so many human emotions. In an era of unrelenting noise and distractions where life breezes by at the speed of light, a wedding provides a short reprieve where we can embrace, reflect and dream about what the future holds. Castle Green is a beautiful and historic venue where I’ve had the privilege of photographing weddings and events for well over a decade. Having unparalleled experience coupled with a refreshingly creative perspective and fashion forward style, I would love to have the privilege and honor of capturing your special day! 

Gina & Ryan Photography

We’re Gina & Ryan, a husband and wife wedding photography team from Los Angeles. Home to us is a feeling we find only in each other. It’s comfort, vulnerability, and inspiration, and there’s no place like it. It’s an incredible privilege to be invited to tell the inspiring stories of couples who’ve found home in each other. We get to peek inside the lives of lovers at the beginning of their greatest adventure, and together, we get to create something beautiful, powerful, honest and authentic. We’re all about how love actually feels. The real stuff, the in-betweens. Whatever it is that makes you two, you.

Herman Au Photography

Photography is my life-long hobby and passion that changed my life. It is the joy, the happiness, and the memories that stayed with me after the Honeymoon back in 2006 that drawn me into the world of photography. I then started my endless journey to become a better photographer and a better story teller. Nothing satisfies me more than being able to do what I do now – preserving precious memories and capturing life stories as they unfold. In 2020, we have grown into having multiple photographers and cinematographers, and a shooting studio in Walnut where we can do studio family sessions and portraits.

Richard Anthony Photography

Combining a photo journalistic and vibrant fashion-forward style, Richard is adept at capturing the candid moments of weddings.  With an approachable style, great sense of humor and a seamless ability to work in any environment, Richard embodies the perfect balance when shooting weddings. 

Teri B Photography

I want your wedding photos to be a collection of moments and memories that you will treasure for a lifetime. I would the love opportunity to create something you will cherish.

Rehearsal Dinner Recommendations

Buca Di Beppo

Il Fornaio

La Grande Orange Café & The Luggage Room

Videographer

Adam Michael Wedding Films

Wedding photography is all about telling your story and that’s exactly the same approach I take with wedding videography. Your wedding day is so much more than a series of chronological events and it is such a thrill creating a unique piece of art for you to keep and share.

Cotton Love Studios

Cotton Love Studios is the home to a team of creatives who work with both cinematography and photography and they thrive from the inspiration that they get from working with both mediums. We love working with people, and for us, there’s nothing more awesome than telling stories through the unique emotions and personalities that our clients have. Documenting real and genuine stories with our cameras is what we do best.

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