Romanesque Room

The Romanesque Room, once the main dining room for historic ‘gem of the West’, the Green Hotel in downtown Pasadena, is a one-of-a-kind ballroom perfect for weddings and large parties that embodies the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s golden age. With photo backdrops around every corner, this classy Los Angeles venue is great for special occasions and is also surprisingly affordable.



Walk along a hallway, through a set of double doors and you’ll be awestruck by the sight before you. The elegant dome ceiling, Roman pillars, classical arches and strong architectural lines that lend the Romanesque Room visual drama, especially
when illuminated at night.

The space comfortably seats 250 guests for dinner (with space for a dance floor and stage) or more for buffet style catering, and is adjacent to a spacious bar area accessed via three curtain-swagged entries. Guests can enjoy cocktail
hour on the outside patio, which is made private using mobile lattice partitions, or retreat there in the evening for some fresh air and the chance to relax on the couches and chairs provided.


  • Capacity for 250 seated guests
  • Ceremony area
  • Dance floor and stage
  • LED lighting
  • BYOB option
  • Large outside patio
  • Chiavari chairs included
  • Spacious bar
  • Parking nearby
  • Single event space
  • Props available to borrow
  • Great transport links
  • Located in charming Old Town, Pasadena with plenty of hotels
  • Registered Historical Landmark in Pasadena, California
  • Perfect for weddings, large parties and corporate events


Once the jewel in the crown of the Green Hotel in its heyday, by the time it was discovered by its current owner, Ron Hobbs, this great banquet hall had fallen into disrepair. Decades of neglect had rendered the once grand space unrecognizable
with peeling paint and broken pillar capitals, mirrors and baseboards had been badly painted, and it was littered with long-forgotten stage sets. Yet it’s faded beauty couldn’t hide its glamorous past or its potential to shine brightly
once more.

Inspired, Ron gave the space a top to toe renovation and newly minted name, and now the Romanesque Room, a Registered Historical Landmark , has been restored to its former glory. Unique even in its golden age, this special banquet hall
is a rare find in the present day.


The venue’s location in Old Town Pasadena, one of L.A.’s loveliest neighborhoods, is always a hit with out-of-state guests who love the local restaurants, stores, galleries and museums.

Situated beneath the lofty San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is renowned for its genteel spirit, community of art and jazz lovers. It’s also home to some of the region’s most stunning attractions like Huntingdon Library, Gamble House , Angeles
National Forest, and, of course, the Tournament of the Roses, featuring the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football games. Pasadena has great transport links as it’s just under 30 miles from LAX airport so your guests could use the LAX
Flyaway bus or Metro Gold Line.

When you celebrate with friends and family at the Romanesque Room, you’ll be part of a little slice of history. One of Pasadena’s hidden gems–even some locals don’t know it exists!

(Photo credits: Paul Rumohr, The Good Photographer)

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