Hotel Californian

36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Map · Phone number
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About Hotel Californian

JOIN TOGETHER IN THE AMERICAN RIVIERA

Set against the beautiful California Coast and the backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque wedding venue than Santa Barbara's Hotel Californian.

With local attractions like world-class wineries, the emerging food & beverage centric Funk Zone, Lotusland, the beach, and plenty of hiking & outdoor activities, Hotel Californian welcomes you and your loved ones to an exciting and statement-making wedding destination.

A VENUE LIKE NO OTHER

This immaculate hotel, designed by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, is the premiere wedding destination in Santa Barbara. With 121 breathtaking guestrooms and plenty of outdoor and rooftop event space, we challenge you to find a more perfect place for your memorable day.

ROOFTOP VENUES

Hotel Californian features 3 Rooftop event areas, all with breathtaking views. From Ceremony to day-after brunch, these spaces are ready for any wedding occassion.

The largest, our Mirador Rooftop Deck, features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and towering Santa Ynez mountains, just one of our favorite places in this elegantly designed kingdom.

FARM TO TABLE CATERING & CRAFT COCKTAILS

We have developed close relationships with local wineries and farmers to ensure sustainable, hyper-local, and utterly delicious food & beverage catering options. You probably already know about our buzzworthy dining options, but you may not have heard about our passion for unique craft cocktails.

Whether you need catering for a large reception, rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch—or ALL of them—we are passionate about accommodating any and all needs to prepare menus that are perfect for you.

ON SITE SPA & SALON

Majorelle—our world-class spa, decadently patterned in beautiful tile and Moroccan blue—will be an essential complement to your wedding weekend. From couples massages to rejuvenating facials, nail services, and aromatherapy, Majorelle will take your wedding to the royal level.

Majorelle offers an on-site salon, perfect for a Cut & Dry or a Blowout for the big day. The salon is set next to our gorgeous Court of Fatima, but we are happy to come to you and the wedding party for an in-room treatment.

GET FUNKY IN THE FUNK ZONE

The Hotel Californian is located in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara's hottest food & beverage neighborhood. Find fabulous restaurants like Loquita and The Lark, as well as Santa Barbara's famed Urban Wine Trail.

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2 Reviews for Hotel Californian

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Shawn Sanford · Getting married on 11/01/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best decision we've ever made!!!

    We searched high and low through the state for the perfect California Wedding venue. When we landed on Hotel Californian it was truly a dream come true. From the aesthetics to the service it was absolutely second to none! If we could do it all over again we would absolutely choose Hotel Californian again.

    Sent on 07/08/2020
  • Tameka

    Tameka · Getting married on 09/25/2020

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
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    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Great Experience Thus Far

    So far I have had a great experience with the Hotel Californian. Samantha (my sales contact) has been very responsive, even during the busy wedding season, and is very quick to answer questions and address concerns. The space is beautiful. I will be using the rooftop, courtyard and ballroom and all 3 are great spaces. Rooms are very nice and I am very excited to have my wedding here. I would say pricing may be a bit high, but its Santa Barbara so that can be expected.

    Sent on 09/25/2019

Hotel Californian Pricing

Hotel Californian Price Rates

Hotel Californian FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000.00
  • 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?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 65.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Beach
    Hotel
    Resort
    Rooftop
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    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
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    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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    805-410-1778 (Phone number)
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