1880 Union Hotel

362 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440 Map · Phone number
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About 1880 Union Hotel

1880 Union Hotel is a unique wedding venue located in Los Alamos, California. Located 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, near the popular wine country towns of Los Olivos, Solvang, and Buellton, this historic landmark offers a rustic and vintage venue that is both authentic in its history, and fresh for the most luxurious of celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity
The 1880 Union Hotel offers two outdoor event sites - a great lawn and brick courtyard - each capable of seating 300 for ceremony and reception. Nine private Old West guest rooms, including two suites, provide accommodations for up to 20 overnight guests. An expansive dining hall and lobby lounge are perfect for rehearsal dinner, after-party, or a smaller indoor reception. And the upstairs lounge, along with dressing room, kitchenette, game room, poker room and library, provide ample entertainment throughout the wedding weekend.

Services Offered
The 1880 Union Hotel has a reputation for excellence and service throughout its many years of existence. In addition, you can expect the following:

  • Bridal suite
  • Dressing room
  • Onsite accommodations
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • Custom cuisine & craft cocktail tasting
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Staffing
  • Liability insurance
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Wheelchair access


History
This grand building was constructed in 1880 by Wells Fargo as a stagecoach stop, and served as a hotel and saloon for over 100 years, from the early nineteenth century until 2016 when it was refurbished and began offering private accommodations and events.

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16 Reviews for 1880 Union Hotel

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kelsey · Married on 08/10/2019

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    • Professionalism:
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    We feel so lucky to have been married here!

    1880! We are speechless. Our wedding was on 8/10/19, and 1880 was our perfect venue and a dream come true for our wedding day.

    The venue is such a unique gem in the area- the ambiance, decor, the rooms, the exterior- it's like something out of a book! When we started our venue search, the most important thing for us was having overnight accommodations on-site for the weekend. We wanted to stretch our wedding day out as longgg as we could, and not feel rushed in/out of our venue especially because most of our family/friends were coming in from the East Coast. It took us 4 months before we stumbled upon 1880, and it was SO worth the wait! We loved waking up with our friends and family there for the big day. The set up is also the best- the rooms are all upstairs in a circle around a lounge with game rooms, a kitchenette, etc. A perfect hangout! And as the bride, I could NOT have had a better experience- a giant room equipped with a huge bathtub all to myself all weekend to unwind.... yesss, please! :)

    On the wedding day, the backdrop was perfect for getting ready with our crew- so many rooms to tuck into! Additionally, once our guests arrived, they were 100% loving the energy of the place. We used the gazebo for our ceremony space- it's beautiful and feels so intimate- and we used the brick patio with string lights for the reception- which was so dreamy and romantic for our dinner and dance party! We also loved that we could steer the party next door to the Saloon when the night ended (avoiding that transporting to the bar buzzkill!)

    Additionally, the staff was SO nice. Ben/Jordan, Aly/Jess, the Chef Josh, Juan... all incredible people. Jordan was ready to help us with whatever we needed around the venue, Jess and her assistant kept us so seamlessly on our schedule like a bunch of secret service agents, Juan was the most attentive soul we've ever met, and Chef Josh threw down some absolutely amazing food! Not to mention, Josh also made us some off-menu items we requested and totally nailed them!

    Los Alamos itself is also SO fun! It's so cool because your wedding kind of takes over the town, and it's like being in a small village with all your loved ones. All our guests had an amazing time exploring wineries and spots to eat in Los Alamos and SY valley.

    Anyway, our weekend was perfect. We love this venue and still feel so lucky to have been married here!

    Sent on 08/29/2019
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    Kendal · Married on 02/11/2019

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    Beyond amazing

    My husband and I were married at the Union on Nov 2nd of this year. We choose this venue while we were living in NYC. I was immediately drawn to the Union after I saw the website and we set up a FaceTime tour. We went out on whim and booked without seeing it in person.... It just felt right. The communication from the beginning was perfect, they created a vegan menu for us (which was AMAZING thank you chef Josh), the hotel is gorgeous, and the staff were so friendly and accommodating. You feel like you're in a movie when staying at the 1880 Union. It was the most beautiful day of our lives. If you are thinking about booking do it. :)

    Sent on 01/02/2020

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1880 Union Hotel FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Decor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    December

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  • Brady Cabe - Photographer
    Brady Cabe - Photographer Wedding Photographers

    If you are looking for a unique and historic venue to have your wedding, there isn't a better spot than the Union. The possibilities for photos are endless, with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations. I feel like I could shoot there many, many times before running out of great new places to take portraits. The staff was friendly, and there was cool water in the lobby to keep us hydrated during the warm day of photographing.

Map

  • 362 Bell Street Los Alamos, CA, 93440 See on map
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