1880 Union Hotel

362 Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA 93440 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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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13 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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    Ashley · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Even better than we could have dreamed of!

    You don't need to look anywhere else, GET MARRIED HERE!!! Already married? Renew your vows here (some of our guests want to do this now, this place is that amazing). My husband and I got married at the 1880 Union two weeks ago, and it was even better than we could have dreamed of. We can't stop thinking about it and our guests can't stop raving about it. As you'll see in other reviews, "This was the best wedding I've ever been to" was common feedback from our guests.

    When you’re planning a wedding, everyone tells you to expect something to go wrong and when it does to let it go. I’m sure in most cases there are moments where things go wrong, but your best bet at minimizing this is to work with the 1880 Union. Ben and Aly are so seasoned and prepared, we didn’t even have one of these moments. From our perspective the day was absolute perfection.

    We started to casually look at venues in November 2017. We only looked at 3 venues and fell in love with 1880 Union the moment we got a tour from Ben. The venue is spectacular, the pictures don't do it justice. Looking back, our decision making process was so easy thanks to Ben. He is welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. I can't stress enough how great it was to have an inclusive package. It takes the stress out of the process since the Union handles all the catering, rentals, staff, setup, and the package includes Aly's priceless day-of coordination services. We did hire our photographer, DJ, baker, and florist separately, but the good news is that the venue really doesn't need extra decoration.

    We loved being able to stay on site the whole weekend. We had the entire wedding party stay with us, which gave us the opportunity to spend more time with them. Being able to have everyone already at our wedding location meant no need to travel to and from the ceremony. Getting ready in the secret room was a blast and made for amazing pictures.

    Once the day started, all I had to worry about was getting ready while Ben and Aly handled everything else. Aly even had her assistant Bri with me the whole time I was getting ready. This was something that I didn't even know I wanted, but am so glad I had.

    I can't explain how grateful I am to Ben, Aly, and the rest of the 1880 Union staff. The ceremony was perfect, the food was so delicious, the cocktails were amazing, the reception was set up beautifully, and the timeline flowed well. Thank you so much for making our wedding day unforgettable!

    (I don't have my professional photos yet, but here are a few from our guests)

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    Jenny · Married on 05/27/2018

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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!!!!

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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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

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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.

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