My husband and I got married at St. Sarkis in Pasadena and had our reception at Noor. With the wedding events being indoor, we really wanted an outdoor photo session beforehand. We originally planned to take our photos at another location in Pasadena, when our photographer recommended the LA Arboretum. The Arboretum is managed by a small group of people, but the grounds are spacious and gorgeous. When I called to inquire about wedding photo shoots, they told me about all the options (you can pay a small fee for just the permit, or opt to get a large golf-cart to trek you and your entire bridal party around for 4 hours for only a few hundred dollars). They also told me to come and take a free tour of the arboretum before purchasing the permit. They were just so nice! We are so happy that we chose to have our photos taken at the arboretum! There are so many various landscapes and themes (bamboo forest/desert landscape/lake/mansion/classical rose gardens, etc.), there are not too many people on the grounds (you have space to take your photos without asking others to move out of sight), and the staff was amazingly accomadating. Also, it's very accessible from Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena! I would definitely recommend this location to brides!