The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is a hotel wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. The venue offers unparalleled views of the coastline, with the opportunity for couples to get married directly on the beach. Boasting nine event spaces in total, couples are sure to find their ideal wedding location.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples are spoiled with options for wedding locations at this venue. Whether you choose to hold your ceremony on one of the area’s scenic beaches or at the resort, you’re sure to have a picturesque wedding. The hotel features patio tiling and a red roof like many other Santa Barbara locales, reminiscent of the Mediterranean and the city’s Spanish influence. Many couples choose to hold their wedding outside to take advantage of the Central California sunshine. The Plaza del Sol is the largest outdoor space and can accommodate receptions of up to 700 guests. Couples and their loved ones can enjoy expansive ocean views and romantic open-air dancing when the sun sets. Smaller weddings can be held in the Rose Garden, Anacapa Patio, or the third-floor Rotunda. There are also several elegant indoor function rooms, including the spectacular Grand Ballroom. Its understated design is ideal for personalizing with decor, linens, and flower arrangements. This room can seat up to 700 guests. Additionally, there are numerous other event spaces that can be used for intimate weddings.
The Hilton Santa Barbara caters to a variety of wedding events, including ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. Its beautiful event spaces can host all of your wedding celebrations from the first greeting to the final goodbye. The resort employs skilled event professionals that work with you through the planning process to ensure your wedding is unforgettable. Each wedding is assigned a catering manager to supervise details and assist the engaged couple in selecting their catering package. The hotel provides all catering and bar services for weddings held here.
The resort features modern guest rooms and suites that couples and their guests can avail of for the occasion. As part of the rental package, newlyweds will receive a stay in one of the guest rooms. Those staying in the hotel can wake up to beautiful views of the ocean or the Santa Ynez Mountains. The hotel also offers block rates for guests staying for the wedding.
25 Reviews for Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Recommended by 91% of couples
6 User photos
Susana Trujillo · Married on 10/05/2019
The Hilton has absolutely gorgeous gardens and beachfront options. The catering options were great as well.Sent on 02/26/2019
Nicole Stocker · Married on 04/19/2019
Amazing quality, value, and packages for our destination wedding!
Having our intimate destination wedding at the Hilton Santa Barbara, Beachfront Resort was the perfect venue for my husband and I. We wanted a high quality, romantic event, without a ridiculous price tag or an overly up-tight feel. Having all of our 65 guests join us from out of town or out of state, the resort was perfectly placed to host most of them - and for other guests to choose alternate accommodations within walking distance as well. Some of the things that stand out the most include how much we got within the one wedding package (food, drinks, equipment, location and more), and the high quality/attention to detail that was given to every aspect - even though it was a package. In addition the staff and service the day and night of the wedding was incredible, and our guests raved about the dinner quality and flavors of the food. The facilities having been recently updated provide a modern, clean, coastal feel which we loved. Proximity to the beach and the funk zone/downtown allowed us to have additional nights with our guests to host additional events off site with ease. The valet and rooms staff were also exceptional, offering to haul the many decorations and supplies we had needed to bring with us (being from out of town) for the week. They always had a smile on their faces and were happy to help us and just plain see us the week of our wedding. The event staff and accommodations staff were extremely helpful in the planning process as well - staying in touch, keeping me organized, and communicating clearly. They offered additional support, perks, and flexibility than is promised and were so lovely to work with as people. We could not have imagined our wedding at a different venue and it was more than we could have dreamed at the beginning of the selection process.Sent on 06/03/2019
Jason · Married on 03/09/2019
Accommodating Staff and Great Location
We went through the Hilton for our room block and for the day after brunch. All of the staff who worked with either me or my wife were fantastic, thorough, and exceeded our expectations even when another large event was also booked on the same day, limiting some of our options. The booking process was easy and they were able to expand the room block as needed. The day after brunch was great and the placement of everything allowed for plenty of room and outdoor seating.Sent on 04/11/2019
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort Price Rates
Host Your Dream Wedding & Save 50%
Mention "2019 Wedding Special" and receive 50% off our Ceremony & Reception venue site fees. Event must take place before December 31, 2019.
Terms & Conditions: Book a wedding ceremony or reception by 12/31/19. Applies to new contracts only and subject to availability. Must mention “2019 Wedding Special” during the contracting process to receive discount. Additional terms & conditions may apply.
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