Altadena Town & Country Club Photographer
The Altadena Town & Country Club is a Pasadena area venue where I often work as a wedding photographer.
Most wedding receptions are held in the Victorian Room with Veranda or in the Mendocino Room while outdoor garden weddings are held at the South Lawn or Wedding Court.
Based on my experience working at this venue as a wedding photographer, one thing to remember is that on any given weekend, more than one event can be going on at the same time.
Additionally, that although the grounds here do provide some nice areas for wedding photography, for greater diversity in backgrounds, I often recommend other Pasadena locations like nearby Pasadena City Hall for portraits of couples and the wedding party.
Located in the San Gabriel Valley, this outdoor wedding venue markets itself as an important hub for wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. Near Pasadena, the club also serves the communities of Altadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, La Canada, and San Marino.
Although my work here as a wedding photographer has most often been centered on covering receptions, the club boasts a small garden ceremony area. Surrounded by tall shrubs, the ceremony location is just steps away from the main building.
It was first opened in 1919 at ceremonies attended by Gloria Swanson and Cecil B. Demille. In 1927, the Altadena Town & Country Club began building a new clubhouse which is what now stands there today.
Although some sources say that a completely new building was built, others cite that the existing structure simply remodeled and enlarged. So, if you're looking for a historic wedding venue or reception location near Pasadena, this may be your spot!