USC Pacific Asia Museum

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46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
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USC Pacific Asia Museum

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The Perfect Backdrop

Images USC filming and Steven Cohn


USC Pacific Asia Museum is housed in a Chinese Qing dynasty-inspired mansion, a setting that will add a special ambiance to any event. A variety of spaces are available to accommodate different size groups.The charming courtyard garden has a koi pond with a flowing waterfall, rock sculptures, and natural plantings that reflect the changing seasons.

The second floor features an auditorium with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and a meeting space - The Blue Room with Asian furniture and décor.

Our spaces are available for a variety of events, including weddings, meetings, formal dining, cocktail parties and other receptions. A docent-led guided tour of the galleries and garden may be arranged. Special demonstrations and lectures are also available for an additional fee. For more information, contact Susana Smith Bautista at 626-449-2742 ext. 28.


Images Richard Schmitt and Steven Cohn

Spaces Available for Rent



This tranquil area seats 120 people with tables and chairs; 300 people for cocktail gatherings with little or no furniture. Add one hour for set up at the normal hourly fee; for example, your rental starts at 2 pm if your event begins at 3 pm.

  • $1950 for 3 hours
  • $2400 for 4 hours
  • $600 per additional hour


Auditorium seats 98 people with chairs only.

  • $550 for 2 hours
  • $1050 for 4 hour
  • $275 per additional hour

The Blue Room

Decorated with art from the museum’s permanent collection, including a 1920s gilded wood Chinese ceiling, the Blue Room makes an elegant retreat for any meeting. The room seats 15 people.

  • $350 for 2 hours

Open Galleries

Let your guests leisurely explore the current exhibitions and permanent collections for the entire event.

  • $450

Additional Information

  • Limited complimentary parking spaces are provided in the museum’s adjacent lot.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the galleries.
  • No rice, confetti, smoking or unprotected candles.
  • The date will be reserved after the contract is signed and a limited refundable deposit is paid.