An intimate wedding venue in Santa Barbara, California, Arnoldi’s Cafe is the perfect authentic and cultured setting for your wedding reception. The history at this quaint restaurant is as thick as the Italian lasagna and meatballs served. Aside from the ambience is the lovely, vintage-style decor, truly a little slice of Italy nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara.
Facilities and Capacity
Though the cafe provides a coddled feeling of intimacy, there are two event spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 2-200 guests. There is one partially covered outdoor patio area as well as an indoor banquet hall to choose from.
Arnoldi’s Cafe comes with expertly trained and friendly staff that will work with couples to satisfy their wildest wedding dreams. In addition to a strong and immediate sense of trust with this wedding venue, the location also includes:
17 Reviews for Arnoldi's Cafe
Recommended by 95% of couples
15 User photos
Christine B. · Married on 10/26/2019
Wonderful place for a wedding reception
We had the wedding of our dreams at Arnoldi’s. Everything from the venue, to the food, and the staff were excellent. Our guests all raved about how good everything tasted. They happily accommodated those with special diet needs and were particularly attentive to both my husband and I, setting food aside for us as we socialized with our 100 guests. Their patio is romantic and simple, making it a versatile space for any wedding type, especially with flowers and decor provided by Ruben Pedregon who was a pleasure to work with and styled my “literary dreams” theme perfectly in the outdoor venue. Event planner Sara went above and beyond helping us plan our day, and was always courteous and professional through our many months of correspondence. Our wedding reception at Arnoldi’s was intimate, yet elegant and we will always be grateful for the amazing evening we had at this wonderful restaurant.Sent on 10/29/2019
Katy P. · Married on 07/04/2019
Best Venue in Santa Barbara
This Venue met and exceeded every expectation we had for our big day. They made sure every detail was perfect, memorable and DELICIOUS. Sara was fantastic to work with, bending over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed. The staff was professional, personable and friendly... and our guests raved about our food. The 5 cheese rigatoni is to die for, and if we HAD to pick a favorite- that would be it. Everything was amazing and we had so many people comment that this was the best wedding and venue they had ever attended. Thank you Arnoldis for the service, and the memories. I think we will do an anniversary party there every year!Sent on 07/05/2019
Jessica · Married on 04/05/2019
We spoke with Sara several months leading up to our wedding and she helped us plan my wedding reception here at Arnoldi's. It was a small wedding (30 people total) and she gave us the back patio terrace with curtains. It was the PERFECT size for the entire group! We were blocked off from the rest of the restraurant and it felt very private. She helped me create and customize our menu for the wedding which was family style catering and the food tasted absolutely amazing. (our guests are still telling us how fantastic the food was!!) She even created special plates for family members with food allergies. They allowed us to have a microphone for speeches and other music, even though the patio wasn't closed off to other people. The small wedding was treated as if we had 500 people there and we felt incredibly special and important. We had servers coming in and out constantly asking what we needed, help clear our plates and never complained (and I know how these large groups can be!) The server attending our alcohol table was also doing a fantastic job at helping our guests keep their glasses full. Before the wedding I gave Sara all of our table decorations to set up with my ideas in mind, and when we walked in to the reception, I was completely stunned and amazed at what she did with our decorations!!! I was BEYOND impressed, it was more than I ever imagined it to be. I was honestly expecting some average looking table but nope, Sara made it spectacular and made my wedding feel like a huge expensive wedding, even though it was so small. I would recommend this business to anyone with a wedding, large or small because they truly go above and beyond, treat you like royality, and make your day all about you.Sent on 04/24/2019
Arnoldi's Cafe Price Rates
Book a daytime wedding, including weekends, for 2019-2020 and get the entire patio space private for only a $2000 food minimum plus tax and tip. No other site rental fees!