There comes a time in every parent’s life when they must give away their child’s hand in marriage. Mothers everywhere tend to lose their cool when their precious sons take the plunge–as evidenced in “Monster In-Law.” When it comes down to it, though, nothing has done a comparable job of displaying both the comedy and the tragedy of a father marrying his daughter to the man of her dreams better than Father of the Bride, starring Steve Martin. The Father of the Bride house is where we all fell in love with Kimberly Williams as she pursued her plans for a perfect wedding. Rumor has it that change is a-brewin’ at the Banks Family House, where our favorite wedding scenes took place…
Father of the Bride House
We all want to know: where is the Father of the Bride house? What is the Father of the Bride house address? Is it 500 North Almansor Street in Alhambra, California or 843 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena? Well, the answer is both!
The inside of the house, you know the one: green shutters, windows upon windows, and dreamy white picket fence is supposed to be, according to the movie, on 24 Maple Drive, San Marino. It was actually filmed in Pasadena–but our favorite scenes, basketball hoop, beautiful wedding, well, they were filmed at another residence, the Alhambra house.
Oh, man, do I have news for you! Could it be that the Father of the Bride house for sale? It’s not on the market right now, but it WAS for sale! The Alhambra house, a four-bed, four-bath, 4,397 square feet Colonial beauty was last sold for $1.998 million smackers in August 2016 with listing agent Ann Gluck. If you’re a diehard film-buff, it’s actually a steal since it’s actually a double-whammy. The home is also the proud filming location of the Bernie Mac flick, “Guess Who,” starring sweetheart Ashton Kutcher.
ps: there are a ton of searches for “Mr and Mrs Smith House Father of the Bride” because the homes look very similar. However, they are different houses.
Where was the Father of the Bride Filmed?
If you’re cruising around Los Angeles anytime soon, you are 17 minutes from Alhambra, and 21 from Pasadena (pending traffic!), and you can hit both film locations within 15 minutes–assuming of course that your photo-ops are quick!
What Year was Father of the Bride Made?
Are you ready to feel old? Father of the Bride 1991. That would be 29 years ago that we all fell in love with Diane Keaton, Steve Martin and Kimberly Williams in one of the country’s beloved movies. Father of the Bride ii came out four years later in 1995. I’m not crying, you’re crying!
Father of the Bride Cast
The man behind the comedy, Franck father of the bride, Mr. Steve Martin is near and dear to everyone. He got his breakout in the (gasp!) the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and his career took off after he won a Tony for his work on the show. Steve Martin is perhaps one of our favorite stars because of his humble roots–he worked in Fantasyland at Anaheim’s Disneyland for crying out loud!
According to IMDb, he also joined a comedy troop early on at Knott’s Berry Farm. Little-known fact: our stud of a father has a Grammy Award-Winning album, which he put out in 2009.
The father-daughter duo could not have been more powerful with any actress other than Kimberly Williams. Father of the Bride was Kimberly’s breakout role, but she’s been pretty busy since…oh, and the real-life Annie Banks married hubba-hubba Brad Paisley. Bravo, although George Newbern was a super hottie back in the day, too. As of late, he’s scored roles on Scandal and also does video game voice-overs. Fun!
When I think of wholesome mothers, I can’t shake the image of Diane Keaton. Her career has taken her through multiple matriarch roles, and inarguably, none was better than Father of the Bride’s Nina Banks. Fight me. She’s everybody’s mother, and we will always love her!
Father of the Bride Soundtrack
If “Beyond the Sea” and “My Girl” are perfect for anything, they are perfect for a movie about a father’s commitment to his adult daughter who has fallen in love with a man who is crazy about her. It’s a killer soundtrack, with “Volare,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and even “What’s New Pussycat.” I’m a little bit of a rock and roller, but this set of jams gets me all lovey inside!
Father of the Bride Speech
I’m pretty sure all dads sweat the speech they’re socially mandated to deliver at their daughter’s wedding. Franck Banks, however, just completely nails it. A little bit of humor over the outrageous price tag on Annie’s special day–which she insisted must include live swans–to the nostalgic remembrance of her tiny hand within his, her head on his chest, and always being her hero. The sadness of giving her away, and of realizing that she was no longer a little girl. He may have been a nightmare to deal with for her fiance, but Franck just loved his daughter so much that he didn’t want to let her go. Ultimately, I think we all want to have a dad like that.
Father of the Bride Toast
I think it’s time to give a toast to a movie that will go down in history as one of the best there has ever been. So guests, let’s raise our glasses.
To Steve Martin, whose love for his daughter was both heart-wrenching and hilarious.
To Diane Keaton, who showed mothers everywhere how to show enthusiasm for a daughter’s wedding so strongly opposed by the father of the bride.
To Kimberly Williams-Paisley, I think I speak for us all when I say we were always rooting for you and your love story–and we’re still rooting for you and Brad.
Three cheers for Father of the Bride! Now where is that listing agent, Ann Gluck? I want to go shoot some hoops!