Can't choose between a beach setting, wine-country, lush garden or the elegance of a historic building? Get all of these sensational venues in Santa Barbara, where romantic sunsets frame secluded white-sand shores, postcard-perfect vineyards, and Mediterranean architecture dot the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez mountains. Our elopement, vow renewal and marriage proposal services are unique in that everything is offered à la carte. Choose one of the ceremony locations below, or let us know if you have a specific location in mind. Add any of our
vendor services to make your perfect wedding celebration. Please contact us for further information on pricing.
santa barbara bluff + eucalyptus grove
The Santa Barbara Bluffs have a lot to offer: forests, open land with grasses and wildflowers, clifftop trails with stunning ocean views, and the beach below. Small trails lead in and out of the eucalyptus trees and a network of paths run throughout the bluffs, allowing access to the open meadows overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From November to February, monarch butterflies flutter happily about in the shards of sunlight that pierce the eucalyptus forest. This is the perfect location for those wanting a private, intimate ceremony.
Site fee: Free
santa ynez tuscan villa
Surrounded by sweeping views overlooking the Santa Ynez Mountains and the winery’s 55-acre estate, the Villa is an old world architectural masterpiece. Built from imported limestone from a small village in France, and wood beams and roof tiles reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, the Tuscan-inspired Villa boasts 8,500 square feet of luxury living space. You have the option of renting the entire Villa or a single suite. A beautiful destination that greets you with the delicate fragrance of French lavender and rosemary. Reminiscent of wineries in the Provencal French countryside, the courtyard and architecture create the perfect backdrop for your intimate wedding.
Site Fee: Starting at $1,600 for two people (includes a two night stay in a villa suite)
santa barbara villa
This peaceful and tranquil Mediterranean Villa is located on over 13 sprawling acres of impeccably landscaped gardens including exotic flowers, sunken gardens and avocado and fruit trees. You can take in the unbelievable views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and incredible sunsets, which can be seen from almost any location on the property. Also available as a vacation rental, the villa sleeps 16 and features over 14,000 square feet of multi level living space including eight-bedrooms, eight and a half baths and grand scale entertaining areas.
Site Fee: Starting at $1,150 for two people (includes a one night stay in the pool cabana)
santa barbara courthouse
Historical Landmark and breathtaking scenery makes the Santa Barbara County Courthouse an ideal destination for your wedding. With stunning murals, unique tiling, and well-manicured grounds, the Courthouse is a beautiful building that serves as a very popular location for wedding ceremonies. With many options of ceremony locations, from the top of the clock tower to the sunken gardens, the Courthouse offers spectacular architecture and views for your unforgettable wedding day.
Site Fee: Free for groups of 15 or less, or $425 to $950 depending on location desired
santa barbara beachfront
The breathtaking scenery and comfortable Mediterranean climate make Santa Barbara an ideal place to celebrate your wedding. This private beach located just north of Santa Barbara is a wonderful location for your California beach wedding. You and your guests will enjoy breathtaking views of Santa Barbara’s coastline and the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Have a beachfront ceremony right on the sand, or use the large grass area for a beach wedding without getting sand in your shoes. The private ranch is also ideal for open-air cocktail receptions or sit-down meals for wedding celebrations.
Site Fee: Staring at $1,200
santa ynez vineyard
The glorious Santa Ynez Valley is in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. The leisurely half-hour drive from Santa Barbara through the scenic Santa Ynez Valley meanders past hillsides festooned with grapevines and a crystal-blue lake winking in the sunlight. Visitors quickly fall under the Valley's spell, finding serenity and inspiration in its unspoiled beauty. Gorgeous ambiance, stunning views, elegant garden verandas and secluded wedding lawns offer an aura of amazing romance and enchantment — perfect for your wedding day.
Site Fee: Starting at $500
santa barbara riviera resort
The sun setting over the violet sky, a warm breeze rolling through lush gardens, views sweeping down to the ocean - this resort is brimming with romance. A landmark since the 1920s, its original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life with modern additions throughout. True to its Californian roots, this luxury resort combines glamour with laidback style.
Food and beverage minimums staring at $1,750
santa barbara waterfront
The Santa Barbara Waterfront location offers panoramic views from the edge of the city and mountains to the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The private location consists of a large grass circle bordered by beautiful stone pillars, walkways and gardens. Take in the breathtaking views of the city, Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara harbor while you exchange your vows.
Site fee: Starting at $800
santa barbara historical museum
Evoke the romance of early Spanish California by celebrating your wedding on the grounds of this cultural landmark located in the heart of Santa Barbara's historic district. Choose one of two private courtyards distinguished by native and exotic landscaping and accented with splashing fountains.
Site Fee: Starting at $250 for up to twenty people (may only be reserved within 90 days of event)
santa barbara beachfront resort
Nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, this location offers stunning natural beauty for an unforgettable wedding in Santa Barbara. It is all about white-washed, red-tile roofed Mediterranean architecture, long walks along the cliffs above the sea, and sweeping views of the California coastline and Channel Islands.
Site Fee: Contact us for pricing
santa ynez ranch + vineyard
Get lost on this 415 acre ranch estate nestled into the north face of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and skirting the southern banks of the Santa Ynez River. A mile of the Santa Ynez River snakes through the ranch bringing with it the natural flow of cool air combined with ocean breezes to create an ideal setting for your celebration. The idyllic looking rows of grapes and the Figueroa Mountains in the background will no doubt take your breath away and leave memories of an event that will last a lifetime. The ranch provides a uniquely memorable experience in a rustic, beautiful rural winery setting and days-gone-by ambience.
Site fee: Starting at $3,000
santa barbara mansion
Built in 1880 as a private estate, this mansion garden resides in the historic estate district of Santa Barbara's lower Riviera. Just a block from the Courthouse, Alice Keck Park and State Street, the mansion is one of our premier wedding ceremony locations. Experience the grandeur and hospitality of a bygone era...a Santa Barbara tradition stretching back more than 90 years.
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Site fee: Starting at $750
santa barbara rooftop
We can't think of anything more romantic than a wedding on the American Riviera. The red-tiled roofs, magnificent sunsets and endless ocean are the perfect backdrop for your big day. A profusion of greenery and terracotta pots brimming with flowers create a pretty garden milieu for wedding ceremonies. A short staircase inlaid with Spanish tiles holds court between the terrace and the pool, making it a natural focal point for tying the knot. We have multiple rooftop locations for you to choose from.
Site Fee: Food and beverage minimums staring at $5,000
santa barbara garden
The Santa Barbara Garden provides a luxurious, timeless setting. Guests can enjoy an enchanting outdoor terrace and garden, two dining rooms, numerous fireplaces, and a beautiful bar with many regional wines. Located on a quiet corner near downtown, it is an oasis of tranquility that serves as the locale for garden parties and wedding celebrations.
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Site fee: Starting at $1,200
new! santa barbara plantation estate + ranch
The Santa Barbara Plantation Estate is a 600-acre, ultra-private retreat located 30 minutes from Santa Barbara and provides serenity and unparalleled relaxation in nature. It is the perfect getaway for your wedding or special event. Amenities include a pristine lake and dock, an organic farm bursting with organic local produce, and many domestic and wild animals grazing peacefully amid the rolling hills. You’ll feel a thousand miles away while rocking on the porch overlooking the hills.
Site fee: Please contact us for pricing
new! santa barbara downtown garden oasis
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, this oasis features a private garden with reflecting pool and fountains. The perfect intimate space to hold your ceremony, vow renewal or proposal.
Site fee: Please contact us for pricing
new! santa ynez farmhouse
The location of the Santa Ynez Farmhouse is perfect for special occasions since it's both secluded while still having grand vistas with the sun setting in the West "v" of the valley. The late 1700's farmhouse and furnishings immerse you in the past within a wilderness setting that is part our National Forest. The Farmhouse includes six sleeping areas and five majestic fireplaces, and can sleep 10-12 comfortably. Unlike a high-end resort or local hotel, the farmhouse will provide you with a secluded hideaway.
Site fee: Starting at $2,800 (includes a two night stay in the farmhouse and private gathering with up to 20 guests)
new! santa ynez english country estate
The Santa Ynez English Country Estate is a magnificent 100 acre property encompassing a 19th century style English country house, gardens and stables. Located amidst some of Santa Barbara's most beautiful countryside, the house and grounds offer the perfect setting for your wedding or special event.
Site fee: Please contact us for pricing