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About 1880 Union Hotel

Authentic Western Landmark near Santa Barbara offers Rustic & Vintage Venue with Accommodations!

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

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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Santa Barbara

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12 Reviews for 1880 Union Hotel

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My now husband and I had an amazing experience getting married at the 1880 Union Hotel!! Throughout the process, Ben, Aly and their staff were super responsive and quick to answer any of our questions/help us with the planning.

The venue itself was probably the coolest wedding venue us or any of guests had ever seen. Staying in the historic, beautifully appointed rooms for the weekend was truly a treat and the magical backyard was the perfect setting for the actual wedding. It was also awesome to have the Saloon attached, which gave our guests a place to quench their thirsts late night.

On the day of, Aly and her coordination staff were so on top of everything and made sure not only that everything went smoothly, but that my husband and I remembered to eat and drink. (which was so appreciated because the food and beverages were out of this world!).

In sum, our experience at the 1880 couldn’t have been better. The setting mixed with the wonderful staff and management made it a weekend that we and our guests will never forget. Thank you 1880!!!!

Profile Picture Jenny, 5/27/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

I do not if I can find the words to describe how amazing, magical, and wonderful this venue is. From the first moment my new husband and I walked in to the venue to the morning after our wedding the 1880 was amazing. We have so many complements from our guests that our wedding was one of the best they have ever been to, and we feel the same way. Ben (General Manager) was absolutely amazing, very informative and there every step of the way to help make your day amazing. The food was absolutely amazing, the signature cocktails phenomenal, and the ambiance of the place is utterly magical. William (chef) and Jesse (bar/ event manager) are absolute masters at their crafts and we had so many compliments on how amazing our food and drinks were. For the whole weekend from the moment of check-in with Chris and check-out they were so helpful, friendly, and so accommodating at such a wonderful and (at moments) stressful time. Chris was even helping us unload all our wedding supplies. And last but most definitely not least the 1880 provides a day of coordinator, Aly, through Tricia Dahlgren Events Company. Aly and her assistant Breanne were absolutely and utterly amazing. The day went off without a hitch and even the days leading up to it were perfect. Aly is on top of everything and made our day perfect and most importantly stress free. From setting up to breaking down and keeping us on our timeline and ensuring the bride and groom were feed and "hydrated" Aly and her time ran a tight and amazing ship. If you are looking for a magical day that you and all of your guests will remember for a lifetime we highly recommend this amazing and stunning venue. I am already ready to start planning our anniversary parties here, and believe me we will celebrate some big ones here! - The photos I am uploading are mostly from guests cell phones and a couple from our photographer, but I just want to give you an idea of just how amazing and magical this place truly is.

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Profile Picture Valerie, 1/13/18, 8 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Accommodations, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Liability Insurance, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Uncovered Outdoor, Altar/Arches, Chairs, Furniture, Tables, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

1880 Union Hotel Pricing

1880 Union Hotel Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

1880 Union Hotel FAQ

Venue Highlights
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Garden, Historic, Mansion
Rustic/Country, Unique, Vintage
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Rehearsal Dinner
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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Cash Bar
Outside Alcohol
Audio Equipment
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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.


362 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440   See On Map
1880 Union Hotel is a wedding venue from Los Alamos servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and California's Central Coast. 1880 Union Hotel is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Santa Barbara wedding industry since 2016 specializing in wedding celebrations.