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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sierra · Married on 07/14/2012
**Please note this review is coming from someone who works at a 5 diamond resort and has been an event coordinator for over a decade. I have seen hundreds of venues and this place exceeded all of my expectations** We have so many amazing things to say about Arnoldi's (especially Sara the event coordinator). We booked our reception with Sara, from day one she was just an absolute delight to work with. VERY nice, very accommodating and just absolutely amazing. Through the whole process, she was just beyond excellent, returned my emails and calls promptly and took care of EVERYTHING we asked (seriously went above and beyond). We had a reception of about 85 guests, the appetizers, the entree and the desserts all came out on time, perfect temperature and most importantly everything tasted fantastic (we are still getting emails and texts from our guests about how amazing the food was!). Believe me, it is extremely difficult to offer high quality food when serving a large volume of guests and Arnoldi's catering team is able to achieve this. Each meal tasted like it was plated and made just for that person, we couldn't have been happier! Additionally, the staff was on top of everything, they attended to each table seamlessly and were very helpful throughout the night. I didn't see a dirty plate or an empty glass the entire evening. Our guests enjoyed the fun atmosphere and even participated in a mini bocce ball tournament during our cocktail hour (which was so fun!). Arnoldi's even did our wedding cake as well, it tasted and looked just like the high end bakeries I have worked with in Beverly Hills. I cannot say enough good things about Arnoldi's and Sara. We will be lifetime patrons of this lovely establishment and hope to celebrate our anniversaries here every year. Our guests raved about the food, the atmosphere, the bar, the service and the decor... we had the best night of our life.. and coming from someone who has planned and attended thousands of weddings this was the best wedding I have EVER been to (and I'm not just saying that just because it was our own)... truly the most amazing day ever and we cannot thank Arnoldi's and Sara enough. We are happy to be a reference and share photos if anyone ever needs!
Sarah · Married on 11/17/2018
Amazing Wedding at Arnoldi's
We had our wedding at Arnoldis back area this November, and it was amazing. Sara from Arnoldi's was a pleasure to work with, and she helped make our big day easy and stress free. Arnoldi's was very flexible with our changing guest total, and the food was excellent. I highly recommend!!
Alex Heilbron · Married on 10/20/2017
Beautiful location for a low key/stress free wedding dinner!
I had a very memorable wedding reception at Arnoldi's this weekend. Sara was super helpful from the beginning of this process - quickly responded to all of my questions and helped considerable in accommodating guests with food allergies, setting up music for the night as well and helping coordinating with flower drop off. The staff was also awesome, friendly and prompt with service. The food was great, the choices for wine and beer were ample and the desert choices were awesome. I loved this restaurant as a choice for a most special weekend.
Arnoldi's Cafe Price Rates
Book a daytime wedding, including weekends, for 2016, and get the entire patio space private for only a $2000 food minimum plus tax and tip. No other site rental fees!