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The City of Santa Barbara Venues has a venue suitable for every kind of gathering. Whether you want to rent one of our unique beachside facilities for that important special event that you've been planning for years, or you're just looking for a place to have a meeting or company get-together, we have the perfect rental facility for you.

Our beachside indoor facilities include Casa Las Palmas, Cabrillo Pavilion, Carrillo Ballroom, Chase Palm Park Center and the Carousel House, all of which make for a gorgeous wedding location. Maybe you want to have your ceremony on the beach, in a meadow, or overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, then dance the night away inside a beautiful building for your reception? Our facilities make this dream a reality!

For a beautiful Santa Barbara au naturale experience, rent one of our beautiful outdoor locations for your private event. Whether you would like to host your event at a park, a garden, a meadow, or on the beach, with over 35 picnic areas and outdoor locations available for rental, we have the place for you!

Maybe you are just looking for a facility for your next work meeting or holiday party. Our meeting facilities are accessible, functional, spacious and affordable spaces for your next private event. These meeting facilities include all of our neighborhood facilities, the Louise Lowry Davis Center or Carrillo Recreation Center, or any one of our beautiful wedding venues can be rented for a memorable corporate or private event.

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Update 7/29/19 – Newly Renovated Cabrillo Pavilion Available for Rental starting 12/1/19

Host your event in the newly-revitalized Cabrillo Pavilion, one of the few venues in Santa Barbara located right on the beach. This 1920s landmark reopens in the fall of 2019 after an extensive renovation. The upper level events room, including an entry lounge and two terraces facing the ocean, holds 215 guests. The Pavilion is a picturesque location ideal for wedding receptions, conferences, family celebrations, and gatherings of all types.

The adjacent beach provides the unique opportunity to pair an event with a beach ceremony or team-building activity.

More information about the beach level of the building including new showers, multi-purpose and fitness rooms, as well as the new restaurant, La Sirena, will be coming soon.

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Have questions? Give us a call at 805-897-1983, or email Venues@SantaBarbaraCa.Gov.

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Lorena Sent on 11/10/2015
5 out of 5 rating
I always dreamed of a beach side wedding and Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center and Leslie Lund made this possible. I had my my wedding here back in September and my guests couldn't stop raving about how gorgeous the place was with big windows over looking the Pacific Ocean. Before I found this venue I had searched all along the Southern California Coast and could not find anything within our price point, until we found Cabrillo Pavilion. From the very beginning Leslie was very nice and extremely helpful answering all my questions, and believe me there were a lot! I can never thank her and Cindy for their help. My wedding was absolutely gorgeous!! I wish I could give this venue and its team a higher rating! Thank you! Best Regards, One HAPPY BRIDE!!
Alexandra Sent on 09/09/2015
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From the moment my husband and I walked into this venue, we knew it would be perfect for our wedding reception. Located right on the East Cabrillo Beach, it was very convenient for us since our ceremony would be right there on the beach as well! What I loved about this venue was the old Californian architectural style and charm, the fact that our wedding was the only wedding in the venue (I've always disliked the idea of sharing the venue on my big day with another couple :), and the way you can transform the place to make it look however you want! It is spacious, bright, with beautiful details all throughout the venue and it's location is very central.
User2293496 Sent on 08/31/2015
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This venue is PERFECT!!! The location was unbeatable, and I could not believe that tables & CHIVARI CHAIRS were included in the rental fee. Everything about the Chase Palm Park Center was just to die for. If you're looking for a beautiful beach location, this is the place for you! There is tons of space, and with the Santa Barbara beach as your background, you can't go wrong!
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Grass Roots Grass Roots Wedding Florists

Over the years Grass Roots has had the privilege of designing events held at locations directed by the City of SB Parks and Recreation. The locations are well orchestrated, clean and well maintained. We look forward to continuing to be part of the team in the years ahead!

Weddings By Diana& Invitations, Etc. Weddings By Diana& Invitations, Etc. Wedding Planners

Over the years, I have coordinated 100's of events at the Cabrillo Art Center, Chase Palm Park Center and the Chase Pavilion and it has always been a true pleasure working the Parks and Rec department.


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