Weddings and private events at City Hall are coordinated by the Public WorksDepartment. For more information about rentals of City Hall please contact the Public Works Department at (626) 744-4195 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Pasadena City Hall Completed in 1927, Pasadena City Hall is one of the crown jewels of Pasadena. Designed by the San Francisco architecture firm of Bakewell and Brown, it combines elements of both Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture and is inspired by the 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio's work. Three famous European domed structures show Palladio's influence: the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, the Hotel des Invalides in Paris and St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Without being a direct imitation, Pasadena City Hall is related to them all. Facility Rentals The Courtyard and Rotunda areas of City Hall are available for rental for weddings and private gatherings with a maximum capacity of 250 people. The Courtyard has a strong Colonial influence with a cast stone Baroque fountain as the focal point. Paths of crushed granite define the flower beds and cloistered arches paved with red Padre tiles surround the courtyard. California live oak trees provide shade for azaleas, hydrangeas,and rhododendron and beds of annuals that are planted on a rotational basis. The Courtyard and Rotunda areas are available for rental Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 pm -10:00 pm, Friday from 5:30 pm -11:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm and on Sunday from 8:00 am -10:00 pm. Events must end no later than 8:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday; and no later than 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Applications can be accessed here and must be received a minimum of 60 days prior to the proposed event date. Wedding Photography Pasadena City Hall is a popular location for wedding photos and bridal parties. Due to the high demand, wedding parties must register with the Pasadena Film Office no sooner than two business days in advance of their photo shoot, although earlier reservations are recommended. Please note that municipal meetings, public events and other activities take precedence over personal wedding photography. Please call the Film Office at (626) 744-3964 to confirm date availability and application procedures.