Though the original building on the east side of Raymond has disappeared, the Castle Green continues, proud, unique, fascinating. Visitors note that the years have been kind. The building has an on going restoration program but the facade is virtually unchanged. The interiors breathe the charm of an earlier more leisurely era. Currently, the inside public rooms have been restored to much of the look of 1898. Several of the sitting rooms contain their original furniture and beautiful fireplaces. There is also a warm and inviting sunroom filled with historic wicker and plants. The grand lobby with its mosaic tile floor and marble stairway are breathtaking. And, of course, like any great hotel there is a Palm Terrace Ballroom.
A number of motion pictures and television commercials have been filmed in and around the building. Filmmakers often use the versatile space, sometimes displaying, sometimes disguising the turn-of-the-century elegance visible at every turn.
The Castle Green is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the State Historic Register, and the City of Pasadena's list of Historic Places.
Today the Castle Green's public rooms and gardens are available for parties, weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, and reunions; in short, virtually any gathering that would be enriched by the building's lavish Victorian interiors would find its location on the edge of Old Pasadena convenient. There is a ballroom that will accommodate 425 guests for a cocktail party or a dance, or 220 for a sit down dinner. The entire first floor will accommodate 500 people. For those who want to meet just a few friends, the cozy Sunroom is the perfect place. Brides have found the sweeping marble stairway in the lobby a splendid setting for a grand entrance (and tossing the bouquet!).
Rates and open dates are available upon request. A list of approved caterers representing a range of prices and styles is available for those who would like food and beverage service.
Please call 626-793-0359 for information and an appointment to see the Castle Green.
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