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Reception
$1,700 starting price
Ceremony
$1,200 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person
Reception
$1,700 starting price
Ceremony
$1,200 starting price
Bar service
$25 per person

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For the idyllic seaside wedding you have always dreamed of, look no further than the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara, CA. Boasting stunning views of the Pacific Coast, our resort offers a slice of paradise with a California vibe. This iconic landmark features romantic and flexible outdoor and indoor venues, and elegant Riviera inspired decor. Our coastal retreat provides solace from the bustle of Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Allow the golden sands and insta-worthy vistas to welcome you and your guests!

We offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor venues can host up to 800 attendees in over 60,000sq feet of options. Our expert team will be on-hand to assist you and your vendors through the planning process. Our culinary team delights with local and seasonal gourmet cuisine, served by experienced wait staff. Event items including tables, linens, glassware, and flatware can be provided as part of your wedding package. After an unforgettable day, you can relax in one of our deluxe suites or be pampered by our onsite salon and spa services.

The cream-colored walls and Spanish-influenced architecture are designed to impress, with towering palm trees and sweeping vistas. Select from a beachfront ceremony and al fresco dining and dancing in the circular Plaza del Sol, or a glamourous party inside our Grand Ballroom. More intimate gatherings can be hosted at our Rose Garden and Ocean View Reagan Room & Terrace, or Anacapa Patio & Santa Barbara Ballroom. Ask about our Intimate Wedding Packages or Outside Catering Packages for a personalized celebration experience.

Additional options for on site rehearsal and welcome parties, after parties, brunches and family gatherings abound. We offer guestroom blocks of 10 or more guestrooms to ensure your guests only have to take the elevator home. Our resort is ideally located to nearby attractions, golf courses and tasting rooms for the ultimate convenience of your destination wedding guests!

This fabled venue has enjoyed a rich and varied history. Originally the site of two locomotive roundhouses erected in 1911. The idea of transforming the site into a luxury resort was conceived by actor Fess Parker, best known for his Disney work. His family tend to the property to this day. Opening its doors in 1986, the venue was renovated and rebranded as an esteemed Hilton Resort in 2018. Now a staple of Santa Barbara’s hospitality scene, this illustrious venue maintains its reputation as one of California's most sought-after destinations. We welcome you and yours!

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,700

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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?

$25

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Garden
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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4.6 out of 5 rating
28 Reviews
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Derek Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exquisite Wedding venue: Unforgettable Memories

Our experience at The Hilton was absolutely unforgettable. From the moment we arrived, we were captivated by its charm and beauty. The venue's stunning surroundings and impeccable attention to detail created a magical atmosphere that surpassed our expectations.

The staff at The Hilton were incredible to work with. Their professionalism and personalized approach made the planning process effortless. They took care of every detail, ensuring a seamless and stress-free wedding day. The culinary experience was exceptional, with a menu that delighted our guests and left a lasting impression. Special thanks to Teralyn, Jean, Amy and Tresa for always going the extra mile for us!

In summary, the Hilton is a truly remarkable wedding venue. Its elegance, dedicated staff, and exquisite culinary offerings make it the perfect choice for couples seeking an unforgettable celebration. We highly recommend it to anyone looking to create lasting memories on their special day.
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Alexis D. Sent on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

All Star Events Team

Having our wedding at the Hilton Santa Barbara was a dream! The event space was stunning and the Hilton has the coordination of using the rotunda and Plaza Del Sol for ceremony/cocktail hour/reception down to a tee. The food was also amazing, was 100% a step above any wedding food I’ve ever had. The Events team was also incredible to work with. We worked with Amanda for the majority of the time leading up to the wedding and she was so friendly, down to earth and very very helpful, an all around joy to work with. Leading up to her maternity leave we began working with Teralyn and even though she jumped in just a month before the wedding, she was SO on top of it and made our wedding go flawlessly. Very thankful for both women for helping our dream wedding come to fruition.
Denise
Denise Sent on 08/21/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding

When we first reached out to the Hilton SB Resort in January 2021, we were still in the middle of the pandemic and we were unsure if we could even have a wedding in July. We were so thankful that Amanda reached out to us and explained to us everything we needed to start our planning. I have never worked with someone so professional and yet so friendly and personable. She never once made us feel pressured to make decisions and only helped us decide what was best for us, our budget, our vision for our wedding. Our wedding was a destination wedding so we relied on Amanda for her recommendations from our wedding coordinators to our other vendors. We are so thankful she helped us pick our dream team led by Dulce Dia Events! Shawna and Amanda are the perfect team!! The wedding package the the Hilton SB Resort offered was simply the best and included everything imaginable!! We scheduled a menu tasting with Amanda and tried a few menu items which helped us select our menu options for our wedding. The food was so amazing!!! Everyone loved and enjoyed the food selections!!! We highly recommend the filet mignon and the salmon for the reception dinner options. My family and friends loved the food so much, they were still talking about it weeks later!!! :) Everyone complimented how the wedding was perfect and magical! We were so thrilled that we chose the ceremony location in front of the Hilton SB and the cocktail hour and reception at the Hilton ballroom! Amanda and her team were simply amazing!!!! I can't stress enough how happy we are that we chose the Hilton for our wedding venue. I have been to other weddings and have seen other wedding vendors and I can say with confidence that Amanda and her team along with the vendors I chose for our wedding was the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We love Amanda, Nina, Daisy, Lani and the rest of the amazing Hilton team!!! Thank you so much for making our wedding so magical and memorable!!! :)
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Michael + Anna Costa Photography Michael + Anna Costa Photography Wedding Photographers

Fess Parker Resort has it all! From the ocean views, indoor/outdoor event space, incredible rooms to the stellar service. If you are looking for a venue that will offer easy planning, epic service and jaw dropping vista's then Fess Parker is the place to be.

Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera Wedding Planners

As a wedding planner, who does weddings at many venues, The Fess Parker Resort is, without a doubt, an excellent choice. Their knowledgeable and talented managers and staff are great to work with and are very professional. The venue has many elegant banquet halls, delicious food and friendly staff that pays attention to details. It is always a pleasure to plan and coordinate weddings there. I highly recommend this wonderful venue to anyone looking for a very special place for their wedding day! Giseli Spera- Wedding Planner.

Elite Disc Jockeys Elite Disc Jockeys Wedding DJs

Always a pleasure to work with the staff at Fess Parker's Doublke Tree.

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