The Circle Bar B Guest Ranch is an ideal location for your special day as it offers both the seclusion of a private ranch wedding and the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty that defines Southern California. We offer complete exclusivity of the ranch for the entire weekend, from the rehearsal dinner, ceremony & reception to a Sunday sendoff breakfast. The ranch was established in 1939, and has been welcoming families, couples, and groups for ranch vacations and private events for decades. With 18 Overnight Accommodations on the property, the Circle Bar B Ranch is one of the few locations in Santa Barbara that offers the space for both a scenic event and an exclusive location for your guests to stay, sleep, and celebrate for the entire weekend.
Nestled in the hills of Refugio Canyon just a few miles north of beautiful Santa Barbara, the ranch includes endless stunning vistas from the lush canyon to the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The ranch is located on a stretch of the beautiful Gaviota Coast between downtown Santa Barbara and the charming towns and vineyards of Santa Ynez Valley. The ranch property is over 1,000 acres that is rich in natural beauty with oak trees, walnut trees, canyons, creeks, hidden waterfalls, hiking trails, and endless scenic vistas. We offer numerous different indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception locations, and allow you the opportunity to customize the ranch space to fit your individual tastes and preferences.
Overnight Accommodations on the Ranch
The Circle Bar B Ranch specialize in destination wedding weekends, offering you and your wedding guests a full weekend of entertainment and celebration, rather than simply a few hour event. With 18 overnight accommodations offering a variety of room and cabin styles that sleep up to 70, the ranch is a perfect destination wedding location where you and your wedding guests can enjoy the entire weekend together. The intimate nature of our guest ranch provides you with the opportunity for extreme privacy, allowing you to enjoy the entire property surrounded by just your family and friends. We have a full indoor dining room and commercial kitchen facilities and provide all catering for you and your guests for the weekend. All of the rooms and facilities will be reserved exclusively for the use of you and your wedding guests. Call today for details and pricing packages.
All weddings at the Circle Bar B include full access to and use of our amenities at the ranch including our main lodge, library, indoor dining room, full bar, outdoor deck spaces and dining areas, private cabins & cottages, outdoor pool and hot tub, billiards, game room, conference room, horseshoe pit, hiking trails, horses & stables, and more. The ranch is equipped with a working Stables, complete with authentic cowboys, beautiful horses, stables, wedding photo opportunities, and guided scenic horseback rides through the hills of the property. Included in rental of the venue is free wifi, free parking, catering, complimentary tea & coffee and more.
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Amy · Married on 09/28/2019
Best wedding weekend getaway
This was the perfect location for our wedding. We got to spend the entire weekend away from it all with our closest friends and family. I loved having so many of our guests be able to stay on the property. It was a beautiful venue and the staff was extremely friendly. The food was also amazing! We did a tri-tip rehearsal dinner and Mexican buffet for our wedding and it was so delicious! The Mexican buffet was really the best! It was nice to be able to take over the entire ranch for the weekend - leaving ample time for set up and clean up. They also had really great recommendations on what vendors to work with. I feel so lucky to have found Circle Bar B!Sent on 10/02/2019
Kelli · Married on 06/30/2018
I just had my dream wedding at CBB and could not imagine having had it anywhere else!!! Our family and friends (especially those who stayed on site for the weekend) said it was the most amazing venue and wedding they'd ever been to! Henry, Kathy, Sammy and ALL the rest of their staff were so sweet, warm, accommodating, and easy to work with. Their food was to die for (people can't stop raving about it... and these are San Francisco foodies!), their property is gorgeous, and they're pretty much the most easy-going staff you could imagine working with. My family and friends loved them. It's so cool that you get the whole property for the weekend (makes you feel like your wedding's not over in the blink of an eye) and everyone staying on the property got to know each other so well. I love seeing pictures of my friend's horse back riding while I was getting ready on Saturday- I highly recommend doing that while you're here- stunning views! If you're looking for a chill, rustic wedding venue, look no farther!!! I just want to go back and do it all over again.Sent on 07/09/2018
Bryn · Married on 05/27/2018
Honestly, I couldn't have asked for better. Everyone left the wedding weekend saying how amazing Circle Bar B was. The staff was so helpful but almost invisible to the guests, who assumed everything had just been planned perfectly (HA!) 53 of my closest friends and family stayed with us and I loved the communal breakfasts and hours of hanging by the pool with the kiddos. The best part??? We partied until 2am on our wedding night (DJ shut down at midnight)- didn't have to go anywhere because the whole property was ours for the taking. Don't pass this up!Sent on 06/07/2018