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Jan 9, 2007 04:08 AM

Baby Shower Location for 36...Looking for a Tea Room. Pasadena, Glendale Area

Looking for a Tea House in Pasadena, Glendale or Montrose area. 36 invited, trying to keep cost down, hopefully $10-15 per person.

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  1. There is a tea room at the Huntington Gardens, book way ahead.

    They may also have a tea room at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena.

    My mom goes to the Huntington Gardens Tea Room, loves it. Ive only seen the room, really nice.

    good luck.

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    1. re: wilp

      Just keep in mind that if you attend the one at Huntington Gardens, you have to pay the admissions fee into the gardens as well as for the tea (unless they do something special for groups).

      I think Scarlett in Pasadena would probably fit the bill.

      There is also another tea house near Scarlett that is called Tea Rose Garden.

      I have been to neither, but have heard good things about both. I have been to the Huntington and it is the only buffet-style tea I have been to. They do have a private room.

      1. re: WildSwede

        I'm also in the midst of planning a shower and contacted the Rose Tree Cottage yesterday via email...they're not taking private parties at this time. The proprietor said, "Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to take private parties as we are experiencing a very stressful time at Rose Tree Cottage: The property we have occupied for over 25 years has been sold for redevelopment and we have to close in mid-February. Therefore, we are unable to take private parties at this time. Of course, we continue to serve tea Tuesday through Sunday for smaller parties (8 or under) with reservations taken the usual one week in advance until that time."

        1. re: bdaino

          Yeah, the powers that be in Pasadena are going to tear down the beautiful courtyard that Rose Tree Cottage is in and build "affordable housing" (I'll believe it when I see it). However, the place I mentioned is called Tea Rose Garden and is close to old town.

    2. Im starting to forget names...lets see...If you want buffet try the one in alhambra on commonwealth between fremont and atlantic..Its next to a hotel and across the street is albertsons and El pollo local...They have a private room for 36 and food is not badd for a buffet..sushi is also included and seafood of course....more of a chinese thing...the price is not badd for the food...I believe its around the price range you were looking for and Im possitive its not beyond 15 a person...

      1. Chado Tea Room in Pasadena on Raymond might be able to help you.

        There is a popular tea room in Glendale on Wilson, I believe, btw Brand and Central called Favorite Place. It's small but they do their best to please people and the food is quite good.

        1. I actually attended a baby shower at the Scarlett Tea Room in Pasadena and it was just delightful!

          1. I've enjoyed a beautiful tea at the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena, which overlooks the courtyard and the elegantly landscaped grounds. The ambiance at the Ritz Carlton is really charming, from the Japanese garden and koi ponds to the wisteria-arched walkways -- a really nice place for a shower.

            While the Huntingon Gardens offers more beautiful and extensive grounds, each guest will have to pay an entrance fee to even step foot on the grounds (as WildSwede mentioned). Moreover, I found the tea there to be subpar -- the pastries, petit fours and tea sandwiches had been sitting out for a very long time, rendering them stale and/or melted.

            Also, the nice thing about the Ritz is that the room is sized to comfortably accomodate a large number of guests, whereas some of the smaller Pasadena teahouses like Chado would be a very, very tight squeeze for 36.