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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch

Goleta, California View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
17 reviews
Up to 150 guests

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Up to 150 guests

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.

Location

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.

Ranch Amenities

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

18

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Outside Cake
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware

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
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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    John S. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Amazing wedding weekend experience

    Having a wedding at Circle Bar B was such an amazing experience. The staff was so friendly and hospitable throughout our stay. For example, the head chef was very accommodating with my wife's food allergies. The food was amazing, some of the best food I've had at a wedding. Kathy (the owner) and other staff members welcomed all our guests and made everyone feel like they could relax and enjoy their time. Having our friends and family stay on site for the weekend was so fun. Staying overnight made all the difference because that gave us and our guests the opportunity to reconnect outside of a single busy night. We all enjoyed the pool, game room, horseback riding, and gorgeous open space in general. The ranch is beautiful and we didn't even have to decorate because of all the greenery and views. We had the time of our lives and we would choose Circle Bar B again in a heartbeat if we were to do it over again. We are so grateful to Kathy and the rest of Circle Bar B staff. Thank you so much!!
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    Leah L. Married on 09/18/2020
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    absolutely amazing

    I couldn't be happier with choosing to have our wedding here. We were looking for a venue where our friends and family could stay and with flexibility on how we spent the night. Additionally, we wanted AMAZING FOOD. Bar B delivered on all fronts. I absolutely love this place and want to go back both as a couple and also to hopefully have another event in the future. Kathy and the whole team are fantastic. They really know how to throw a good party and be amazing hosts. 11/10 recommend
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    Liana E. Married on 08/29/2020
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    A dream come true at the Circle Bar B Ranch!

    After postponing our originally scheduled wedding in 2020, Kathy and her entire team at the Circle Bar B Ranch worked with us to pull off our dream wedding in 2021. We cannot say enough positive things about the space, the experience, and the staff. From the food to the property and even the bartenders, the Circle Bar B Ranch went above and beyond our expectations to take great care of us and all of our guests. This is such a special property and we look forward to going back and celebrating future milestones there together.
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1800 Refugio Rd. Goleta, California, 93117
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