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Mar Monte Hotel

Santa Barbara, CA View map Visit website

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About Mar Monte Hotel Santa Barbara

Oceanfront Ceremony & Receptions

The Mar Monte Hotel is a historic landmark & oceanfront hotel wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. Come, relax, and stay at this beautifully restored, romantic venue as you prepare to say ‘I do’ and celebrate love and commitment in beautiful surroundings. With the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop, you and your true love can be joined in matrimony during an unforgettable event.

Facilities and Capacity

For your dream ceremony, you can make your way towards the beach located just a short walk across the boulevard. Here, with the waves lapping gently at the shore, you and your partner can join hands for a magical, intimate, and romantic union. A pergola can easily be set up for you to stand under as you say your vows, while white chairs can be arranged for the wedding party. Afterwards, pad your way through the white sand underneath some palm trees as you run, shoes in hand, with your partner towards the hotel.

For the reception of your dreams, you can return to the inviting embrace of the hotel’s interiors. Here, you can find several thousand square feet of event space - and you can select which parts of it you want to make use of for your unforgettable soiree.

For weddings, The Mar Monte provides interior spaces that would suit celebrations of up to 250 people. Regardless if you are planning a cocktail reception or a sit-down banquet, this hotel has spaces to suit a wide variety of festivities.

Event Space Capacities:

  • Pacific Ballroom & Seaview: Up to 250 guests
  • Fireside Ballroom: Up to 100 guests
  • Terrace Ballroom & Wrap around deck: Up to 150 guests
  • Oceanfront Terrace & Living Room: 125 guest cocktail reception
  • Ocean Lawn: 50 guests cocktail reception

Services Offered

  • On-site & Off-site catering services
  • Custom menu creations
  • Craft Cocktail & Signature bars
  • 200 Guest rooms & suites
  • Valet Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendor Recommendations
  • Bike Rentals

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Accommodation

A selection of 200 rooms and suites are available. Whether your guests want a king bedroom with a balcony, or you would like to spend your wedding night in an amazing Ocean Front Suite, comfort is readily available.

- Hotel is 100% Valet at $36 overnight per night. $19 day-of only. Some street parking available first-come, first-serve, complimentary.


- Couple Must provide their own Wedding Planner and Day-of Coordinator for their Wedding.


- Must have a Reception at our facility if booking a Ceremony at our facility.

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?

$3,000

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

$2,000

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$48

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Historic Building
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
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?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    Cindy Married on 10/21/2017
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    We chose to have our wedding at Hyatt Centric in Santa Barbara and it was the best decision ever! We live in town and have always been attracted to this hotel. It is unique, rich in history and right across from the beach. Amanda and Lorenzo were amazing to plan and work with. I had a very specific vision for everything and they were so accommodating and Amanda answered my many, many, many questions. They treated us so well on our wedding weekend; they made sure we had everything we needed to make our event as special as possible. While my girls and I got ready they brought us a mimosa bar and breakfast items. Our guests still tell us that the Hyatt served some of the best food they have ever had! The suite we stayed in on our wedding night large and beautiful. During our reception they had gone in and put rose petals everywhere and left us chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. So romantic! This place will always have a special place in our hearts. My husband and I definitely recommend getting married at Hyatt!
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    Haley Married on 07/23/2017
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    Having our wedding at the Hyatt was amazing. We live in San Diego so planning a wedding 4 hours away in Santa Barbara could have been extremely difficult but the team at the Hyatt is amazing. I worked mostly with the catering manager Krista who has since moved out of the area. She was incredible with countless emails back and forth and continuously offering so much more help and assistance than ever expected! When she left, Amanda, Shae, and Lorenzo took over with the final touches and communications. They are so sweet and knowledgeable and helpful. They again like krista continued to exceed our expectations with their accommodations. They assisted with the rehearsal and the wedding to make sure everything ran smoothly for us and everything was perfect! They treated us like family. I would definitely recommend the Hyatt. There are plenty of options for space. We had our ceremony on the beach and the reception inside the vista ballroom. The food is delicious! We received a lot of compliments on the food and the wedding overall. Couldn't be happier!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
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Gatherings for Good Gatherings for Good Wedding Planners

I've had the pleasure of working with Krista and the team at the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Santa Barbara for weddings this past year and I couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. Krista is wonderful to work with always very responsive and helpful whenever I or my brides/grooms have questions. They are very accommodating with requests and go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of before and on the wedding day. As a Wedding Planner I felt very much at ease knowing my couples were in good hands. They took care of many details on the wedding day so I could focus on the couples and the guest experience. I really felt that we were a team working together so everything could flow very smoothly. The hotel itself is in a great location just across from the beach which makes for great photos and people watching. It is close to many local attractions and just minutes from downtown. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the staff is very attentive. The food for the cocktail hour and reception was outstanding. They have a very diverse menu to accommodate a variety of requests and dietary needs. I was very impressed with the quality of the food as well as the professional service from banquet staff. This hotel is a excellent choice for any social gathering, corporate event or wedding especially those who are planning a destination wedding/event who want to give their guests the Santa Barbara experience.

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

As a wedding planner, who does weddings at many venues, The Hyatt Centric is, without a doubt, an excellent choice. This venue is beautiful, romantic, and has everything a bride could want on her wedding day! Their knowledgeable and talented managers and staff are great to work with and are very professional. The venue has many elegant ocean view banquet halls, AMAZING food and friendly staff that pay attention to details. It is always a pleasure to 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.

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1111 East Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
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Mar Monte Hotel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Mar Monte Hotel?

Mar Monte Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Mar Monte Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Mar Monte Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Mar Monte Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Mar Monte Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Mar Monte Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Mar Monte Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Mar Monte Hotel for wedding events?

Mar Monte Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Mar Monte Hotel offer?

Mar Monte Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Mar Monte Hotel offer for wedding events?

Mar Monte Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Mar Monte Hotel have available for wedding events?

Mar Monte Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Mar Monte Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Mar Monte Hotel is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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