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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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Frequently asked questions

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
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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Reviews of 1880 Union Hotel

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4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
23 Reviews
92% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.6 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.6/5 23 reviews
Google
4.7/5 219 reviews
Laura
Laura H. Sent on 07/28/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and Gorgeous Venue

I loved having my wedding at the 1880 Union Hotel. It's so beautiful and the team there is amazing. They have a day-of coordinator who comes with every package - we worked with Jessica (from Tricia Dahlgren events) - and she was so on top of things! She answered all of my questions leading up to the day and helped bring my dream wedding to life. Everything ran so smoothly with her in charge. The team at the 1880 is also so great. Krysta, Josh, and Jordan really know what they're doing and can make anything you want happen pretty much. The food is SO GOOD. For real, the food is not your average wedding venue food, it's so fresh and delicious. And the venue itself is gorgeous. Everyone was telling us after that is was the best wedding they've been to. You get to stay on the property (up to 20 people) and it was so nice to stay there the day before the wedding so everything didn't feel so super rushed. I can't recommend this venue enough. You won't regret booking with them!! I want to go back for an anniversary trip haha! And the town of Los Alamos is so much fun. Cute wine tasting rooms and some great restaurants. Such a great location! Seriously, just book with the 1880 and you'll be in great hands!
Erika
Erika A. Sent on 01/13/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Just booked this venue!

This place is amazing. It’s not cheap, but for what you get, it’s an amazing value. The venue is unbelievably gorgeous, with lots of fun details, and options for customization. Also, the surrounding neighborhoods is so cute — your guests will love it. The staff is really kind and helpful, and it’s a relief to know they do weddings every weekend (and that’s all they do!) so you’re in good hands, with people who know the space. I can’t imagine finding a place I loved more.
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Veronica B. Sent on 07/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue, Even Better Staff

1880 Union is an awesome venue!! Beyond how beautiful the grounds are the staff truly went above and beyond for us. Leading up to our wedding they made everything really easy and seamless. So much was included - catering, lodging, rentals, coordinator - and every element of that was truly stellar. My husband talked about the steak from our tasting for MONTHS and that was possibly the thing he was most excited about going into our wedding day. The rooms were so cozy and well maintained. And Jessica, our coordinator, was incredibly easy to work with and made sure everything went smoothly despite our wedding being the week before CA shut down because of COVID. Even though we weren’t able to celebrate with all of our friends and family, 1880 made sure all of our guests had an incredibly warm welcome and we all felt taken care of every step of the way.
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Real Weddings

Veronica & Brandon
19 photos · 10/15/2022
Georgia & Jonathan
61 photos · 10/23/2021
Keely & Joe
45 photos · 02/29/2020

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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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1880 Union Hotel frequently asked questions

1880 Union Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
1880 Union Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at 1880 Union Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by 1880 Union Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
1880 Union Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
1880 Union Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
1880 Union Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Wifi
1880 Union Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
1880 Union Hotel is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.5 in professionalism.

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