If "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" then call it the Arcadia Banquets, a quiet hotel at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, with a amazing backyard garden.
At this modern, low-lying hotel, you'll find five and a half acres of tightly manicured lawns, winding pathways, rock formations, a tranquil waterfall and a stunning English rose garden. It's the kind of sanctuary that makes you want to linger among the fresh flowers, or sip champagne in shaded solitude, sheltered from the daily buzz of nearby Arcadia.
Consider holding your ceremony on the aptly named Rose Garden Patio, or under the Waterfall Gazebo, which offers brides a picturesque processional march over a footbridge, accompanied by the sound of rushing water. Acres ceromony , guests can sample hors d'oeuvres while mingling under white tents. At the same time, the wedding party poses for photos next to trim boxwoods or the low brick fountain at the center of the Rose Garden itself.
The entire area is highly "strollable"-you cant help but imagine greeting guests along the way, as you meander over the grassy knolls, or down pathways strewn with petals and lit by old-fashioned street lights.
When the sun goes down, or conversely, if it gets too warm (this is Arcadia, after all), the Arcadia Banquets offers several banquet rooms, which combined with the garden, provide the perfect mix of Mother Nature, and climate control. The The Hotel's most popular dining area is the Finish Line Room. Its unique interior design includes a step-up dance floor, an ornate wooden bar and Spanish iron doors that open onto a canopied patio overlooking the gardens. This room works well for an indoor/outdoor dinner-and-dancing event, no matter what kind of weather comes your way.
Sir Rigo's menus are electric, yet broad enough to appeal to just about every palate. And if you have something special in mind, Chef "Sir Rigo" will customize the Menu to meet your taste and budget. But don't short change yourself on dessert! Our scrumptious wedding cakes-with fillings like mocha mousse, coffee cream, fresh strawberry or lemon custard-make the sweetest ending to a wonderful celebration.