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Altadena Town and Country Club

May 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Locations

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As I predicted a few weeks ago, getting engaged has opened up a whole new stalking world for me!  And even though I have known for years now the exact spot where I want to get married, I am fully planning on dragging my fiance from one end of L.A. to the other looking at wedding/filming locations.  Hey, a girl should really keep her options open, shouldn’t she?  For stalking’s sake, at least.  :)  So, yesterday I set out to stalk my very first wedding (and, of course, filming) location – the Altadena Town and Country Club.  I had heard rumors a few years back that a scene from Dirty Dancing  had been filmed at the club – how did these Dirty Dancing  being filmed in Altadena rumors get started, anyway???? – and have wanted to stalk the place ever since.  Yesterday, I finally had my chance.

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Altadena Town and Country Club, which was established in 1910 and was originally called the Altadena Country Club, is an absolutely beautiful private club located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. 

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The five and a half acre property boasts sprawling lawns;

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a beautiful rose garden;

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a sparkling swimming pool complete with a poolside snack bar;

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multiple tennis courts;

 

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a 27,000 square foot clubhouse,

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consisting of several beautiful ballrooms with wood-beamed ceilings;

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a large terrace overlooking the pool;

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and an upscale restaurant with a top notch wine list.  In fact, one of my very favorite champagnes is on the Club’s list of options for wedding toasts.  :)   Altadena Town and Country Club looks like the perfect setting to host a wedding and the prices are extremely reasonable to boot!!!  I didn’t end up taking the full wedding tour while I was there yesterday, as it was the event coordinators’ day off.  But I think I am going to make an appointment to do just that, as I ended up really liking the place.  :)

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And, while I am absolutely certain that Dirty Dancing  was not filmed at the Altadena Town & Country Club, many other productions have been filmed there.  The Club stood in for Marsante Country Club in the Season One episode of The Mentalist  entitled “Scarlett Fever”;

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 it was used as Vince Vaughn’s pool club in Starsky & Hutch;

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and it was the location of the Lambda Omega Omega “End of Finals Loo-au” in Van Wilder.  Altadena Town and Country Club was also featured in an episode of Mad Men, the 1994 movie Speechless, and the Wonder Years two-part series finale entitled  “Summer/Independence Day”. 

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  :)

Stalk It: Altadena Town and Country Club is located at 2290 Country Club Drive in Altadena.  You can visit their website here.  Unfortunately, the Club is not open to the public, but it is available as an event and wedding venue.

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  1. Congratulations on your engagement! When you finally get around to selecting your wedding photographer, I hope you’ll consider me. And of course if you do, you’ll get to see the inside of my studio. If you remember, you blogged about my studio at the Brewery because part of the CSI Miami episode, Smoke Gets in Your CSIs was filmed there.

  2. Craig Sloane says:

    Thanks for the kind words. With regard to the Dirty Dancing filming, while it was before my time at the Club, my understanding is that a Dirty Dancing television pilot/series was filmed here. Not sure what ever came of it.
    Regards,
    Craig Sloane, General Manager


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