Hotel Californian

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

Hotel Californian is an oceanside hotel wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. The property features stunning views of the Santa Ynez mountains and sits alongside the California coast. You and your guests can enjoy the panoramic views, breath-taking rooftop, and light-filled indoor spaces throughout your celebration. The facility itself was built in 1925 as a gateway to the beach and downtown Santa Barbara but was destroyed by an earthquake only 11 days later. After the destruction, Hotel Californian was rebuilt into the stunning venue it is today. After your wedding, your loved ones can retire to one of the luxurious rooms and enjoy the beauty of California.

Facilities and Capacity
There are four different spaces for you and your partner to choose from at the Hotel Californian, including a ballroom and rooftop. Up to 180 guests can enjoy the indoor and uncovered outdoor spaces, all of which make stunning photo backdrops. Before the celebration, the wedding party can make relax and prepare for the day ahead in the get-ready rooms. You and your loved ones are welcome to stay in the elegant hotel and enjoy the countless amenities. The facility is pet-friendly, and WiFi is provided. Parking and valet services are available, and Hotel Californian is wheelchair accessible.

Services Offered
You are welcome to choose an all-inclusive package with bar and catering services provided, and a preferred list of outside vendors can also be utilized. You can host many wedding events at Hotel Californian, including your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and engagement party. Elopements can also be accommodated. The on-site staff is happy to provide lighting and sound, setup, and cleanup to ensure that you and your loved ones can relax and enjoy your time together. Barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens are available for your use. Proof of liability insurance can be given upon request.

Cuisine
Bartenders at Hotel Californian are happy to serve an open, cash, or limited bar. Proof of a liquor license can be provided. You are welcome to choose between house, specialty, and premium beer, wine, and liquor. A champagne toast and/or signature drink can be served for even more fun. Before the wedding, you and your partner can arrange a tasting for the catering offered at Hotel Californian. There are many meal options to select from, so they want to ensure you are fully satisfied with the menu. Dessert can be provided and outside cake is welcome. Hotel Californian offers many catering formats, including:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Family-style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
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Hotel Californian Pricing

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$37,935 - $43,443
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • 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
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet

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? $ 5,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 4,000.00
  • 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? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • 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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  • 36 State Street Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 See on map
    805-410-1778 (Phone number)

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