George and Nina Banks live in a traditional white house in Father of the Bride that’s a classic American home, white picket fence and all. I got a lot of requests from readers who wanted to see more of it after I posted about the real house in Pasadena, California, so the Father of the Bride house has a lot of fans out there! If you’re one of them, this post is for you.
Stepping into the home, the dining room is to the right and the living room to the left. The staircase is straight ahead:
Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) at the top of the stairs. She has just returned from Rome with some big news — she’s engaged!
The dining room, seen from the kitchen:
The kitchen off the dining room:
In this scene, you can see the cabinet behind Annie filled with green glassware:
The living room:
In this shot of the living room, you can briefly see the clock (with one of wedding coordinator Franck’s assistants):
The upstairs hallway:
The master bedroom (there’s a better shot of the bed in the sequel, which you can see here):
The attic, where George tries on his tux from the 1970s and is pleased to see it still fits. Sorta:
Annie’s room (she was an architecture student, so they gave her a drafting table):
Phoebe Cates was originally cast in the role of Annie, but she dropped out because of a pregnancy.
The patio at night:
The back of the house and garage:
The MacKenzie House
George and Nina go to meet Bryan’s parents.
A reader just informed me that this house once belonged to Sonny and Cher. (Thanks, J!)
The study, where George discovers the MacKenzies’ bank book and can’t resist peeking inside:
Chased by the family’s dogs, George jumps out the window and ends up in the pool soon after this:
The Wedding Day at the Banks’ House
They wake up to snow on the wedding day, and the swans have to be kept warm in the tub.
The wedding cake is brought in and the house is decorated for the wedding reception:
Things warm up in time for the reception, however. Here are the bride and groom getting their photos taken on the patio:
The wedding tent in the backyard:
After the wedding, they “survey the damage” in the living room:
George and Nina have the last dance:
This was a remake of a popular 1950 film Father of the Bride, starring Spencer Tracy as the dad (Stanley Banks), and Elizabeth Taylor as the daughter (Kay). Steve Martin’s character is named George Stanley Banks in a nod to the original.
You can see many more photos of this house–including shots of the beautiful nursery wing that they build in the sequel, here: Father of the Bride Part II.
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