Preferred Venues

The Maxwell House (Pasadena, CA)

In the early 1900s, Pasadena was a magnet for wealthy Easterners in search of a winter respite. By the 1920s, however, the flow had diminished – that is, until the newly enlarged “destination resort” Vista del Arroyo Hotel re-energized the area, drawing guests to the sprawling Spanish Revival main building as well as its private cottages. In 1929, George H. Maxwell, a wealthy East Coast litigator and philanthropist commissioned architects Marston and Maybury to build a 13,000 square foot “bungalow” on the hotel grounds in the Mediterranean Italianate style with tile roofing, stucco walls, a Palladian entrance and elaborate detailing. The soaring entry hall and decoratively painted ceiling panels provided the perfect setting to accommodate the Maxwells’ love of entertaining on a grand scale and today showcases paintings on loan from the historic California Art Club. Each winter, the house was abuzz with elegant parties and receptions until the Depression and then WWII took their toll, leading to the eventual abandonment of the property in the 1940s. In 1943, the buildings were taken over by the U.S. Government for use as an army hospital treating injured soldiers returning from the Pacific war front. In 1949, the General Services Administration (GSA) took over; shortly thereafter, the buildings were abandoned, becoming surplus federal property and left neglected until the 1970s. At that time, the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requested transformation of the hotel into a new courthouse. The tower was restored in 1985 to house the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 1987, the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, with a group of judges, lawyers and civic leaders, founded Western Justice Center (WJC) to create programs to teach students, teachers and members of the community ways to resolve conflict peacefully. Judge Nelson and her colleagues joined with the City of Pasadena to acquire the four neighboring bungalows that would comprise a center for non-profits and serve as the Western Justice Center headquarters. The City of Pasadena purchased the site and structures from the GSA and leased them back to WJC on a long-term basis for charitable purposes. Extensive renovations resulted in an architecturally acclaimed site; the Maxwell House, headquarters of Western Justice Center, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In a fitting coincidence, George H. Maxwell, a Syracuse University alumnus, established the University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in 1924, which now integrates conflict resolution in its curriculum. Today, the Maxwell House houses Western Justice Center, which operates programs online, in schools and in the community, and on site. Please visit our website for more information or contact us! Ask for the "Cutting Edge Catering" special.

Capacity: 25 - 200 (Outdoors) & 160 (Indoors)

Location: Maxwell House 55 - S. Grand Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105

Phone: (626) 356-8014


  Hawk Ranch (Murrieta, California)

Hawk Ranch is a private forty acre working ranch, conveniently located at
the south end of beautiful Murrieta, California. Three hundred trees, a beautiful pond
with private dock, eight acres of manicured landscape and lawns, and a gorgeous
tree lined entry driveway offers up the perfect elegant, rustic ranch/estate look for a
stunning wedding, corporate or private event. We offer plenty of on-site parking and
Hawk Ranch also offers two beautiful vacation rental homes – stay at the
ranch while we host your event!

At Hawk Ranch, we pride ourselves in outstanding customer service and work with professional, experienced vendors, allowing us the opportunity to create flawless and memorable events. We host only one event per weekend, so your event is exclusive and takes priority. We offer a variety of packages from venue only to all-inclusive and can build a customized package based on your needs. We offer events for intimate groups of 25 all the way up to major events for 5000. Let us help plan your special event at our beautiful ranch.

Please visit our website for more information or contact us! Ask for the "Cutting Edge Catering" special.

Capacity: 25 - 5000 (Outdoors) & 100 (Indoors)

Location: Hawk Ranch 42149 Elm Street Murrieta, CA 92562

Phone: (888) 429-8260


Vacation Rentals:

To inquire about our vacation rental homes, please visit our Vacation Rentals page and book your reservations through VRBO.

Historic Ioamosa House (Alta Loma, California)

This beautiful 1906 Victorian home has been a private residence for the past one hundred and nine years. We are now opening the doors to share this historic site with you. Hosting private events, weddings, receptions, corporate functions, Holiday parties and more, let this historic home be the location of your special event. For groups of twenty five all the way to several hundred, this location is the perfect place to host an unforgettable event. Please visit our website for more information or contact us! Ask for the "Cutting Edge Catering" special.

Capacity: 25 - 165 (Outdoors) & 60 (Indoors)

Location: Historic Ioamosa House 10323 - 19th St. Alta Loma, CA. 91737

Phone: (909) 821-6204


Cutting Edge Catering

PO BOX 512,

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

Phone. 909-584-5777