Category: Reviews & Ratings

Wedding Wire

Beautiful and magnificent! Amalia and Reverend Terry are the best hands down. Many friends and family are still talking about how beautiful the wedding and reception were. Their kitchen is like a restaurant, they have every thing you need. We lived in Pasadena over 35 years and never knew the church existed, so glad we found it. We highly recommend the Santa Anita Church!


We had our marriage ceremony at the Santa Anita Church and we are so very happy that we did. The entire team there is a joy to work with, including the video and music folks. We decided on that site for it’s beauty, but in the end, it was the ceremony and Rev. Keenan that made our big day extra special.


Our ceremony was amazing. Our minister Terry exceeded my expectations. The Santa Anita Church is beautiful; the Tower of Light is gorgeous. Our wedding coordinator is so sweet and so helpful. The entire staff including host for rehearsal did an amazing job. Thanks to the amazing staff at The Santa Anita Church.


The wedding held at the Santa Anita Church was exquisite. It was my son who got married. We would recommend them over and over again. The wedding was beautiful, and the reception was also beautiful and fun. The caterer and staff were very good to us and our guests, and the cake was delicious. This was important to us. Our family and friends continue to mention how wonderful the whole wedding was, from the ceremony through the reception.


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The Knot

The Knot

“My husband and I got married at the Santa Anita Church and it was a fantastic experience. The sanctuary is a *beautiful* backdrop for a ceremony. We wanted to have a wedding that mixed both of our cultures – his family being Hindu while mine is Christian. We had looked at many places, wondering how we were going to be able to find a venue that would allow us to conduct a ceremony that would use both religious elements, but also wouldn’t break the bank. We were shocked that they were willing to allow us to have our multicultural wedding at their church. They were all very accommodating to our special requests concerning how the ceremony would run. The coordinator, was excellent to work with. She is organized and you could tell that she knows what she is doing. We felt comfortable asking questions and contacting her. Reverend Terry is awesome! He’s very funny and helps put your mind at ease during a very stressful time in most people’s lives. We had both the ceremony and reception at the church. The reception hall can comfortably seat about 140 people. The grounds at the church are beautiful and the garden helped to produce some stunningly beautiful pictures. [The team at] the Santa Anita Church all helped our wedding day go off beautifully and without a hitch.”


“This church is gorgeous! Behind the altar is a 3 story high stained glass window. The wedding photos were beautiful. The price of the church includes the ceremony, the rehearsal and 2 wedding coordinators. It was a little more than I had expected to pay originally, but it was very much worth it. The reverend is very friendly and he met with us prior to the wedding and gave us some sound marriage advice.”


“I got married on October 10, 2010 at The Santa Anita Church and everything was beautiful. The hostesses were amazing and made everything go smoothly. I can’t say enough about The Santa Anita Church and the wedding coordinator…You and your team are wonderful!! I would recommend Santa Anita Church to everyone. It is the best place to get married!”


“My Fiance and I searched for a church in the Pasadena area. We wanted to make it as convenient as possible for our guests since our reception was going to be held in Pasadena as well. We must have looked at over 10 churches in the area. Several of them were not so nice, and it took forever for us to get a call back. And, when we finally received a call back, we were shocked at the cost. I found an ad in a wedding magazine for the Santa Anita Church. I called and figured I would not get a call back until the following week. That same afternoon I received a call back from…the wedding coordinator. She was extremely nice and we scheduled an appointment for that weekend. When we arrived at the church I knew immediately this was where I wanted to get married. [She] was so welcoming, and as soon as I saw the beautiful stain glass altar I was speechless. [She] was so organized and easy to work with. Not to mention the cost for the ceremony was very reasonable and included several extras that were not included elsewhere. We were able to get music, minister, and also have our ceremony filmed. The church does not need a lot of decoration because it is so beautiful. They have a bride and groom room. The Bride’s room is beautiful, and complete with restrooms and vanity. There is plenty of space and it is a nice intimate setting for you and your bridesmaids. On the day of my wedding I did not have to worry about anything. I had two coordinators from the church who were there to make sure that everything went smoothly. I think this church is a hidden jewel and would highly recommend this to anyone getting married.”


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Project Wedding

“The wedding held at the Santa Anita Church was exquisite. It was my son who got married. We would recommend them over and over again. The wedding was beautiful, and the reception was also beautiful and fun. The caterer and staff were very good to us and our guests, and the cake was delicious. This was important to us. Our family and friends continue to mention how wonderful the whole wedding was, from the ceremony through the reception. Now that I see the pictures, the only one thing I would pay particular attention to is that the candles on the altar are not straight. Other than that, everything was wonderful.”


“We have worked with the wedding coordinator. She was so helpful, and professional, as well as warm and friendly. The ceremony at the Church was touching and made for a really special event. The lighting was gorgeous, as well as the Tower. There are many places to do bridal portraits around the property, which is a plus for us. The dressing room for the bride is a nice touch, and makes for great “getting ready” images.” ~ Vendor recommendation from g. j. s p i l l e r photography

Wedding Mapper

“Magical location. The coordinator at the church, is so friendly and helpful. They have strict photography rules, but allow ample time after the ceremony to take any photos you like. Reverend Terry is funny, sweet and spiritual. Many of our guests told us that our ceremony was the best wedding they had ever been to.”