The Riviera Mansion is a historic wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. With historical roots, this stunning house was built in 1880, featuring charming architectural design and lovely gardens. They welcome you to celebrate your wedding day on their picturesque premises for an unforgettable event!
Facilities and Capacity
This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests. Featuring lavish landscapes for outdoor weddings, and incredible interior spaces for indoor weddings, the venue is full of stunning décor and architecture, such as balconies, chandeliers, fireplaces and wooden floorings. They also have two dance floors and dressing suites for the couple and their wedding parties.
The Riviera Mansion is a full-service event venue with staff eager to make your dreams a reality. Their services include:
Their cuisine is prepared by their executive chef and served by their attentive wait staff. Any clients' menus can be customized to fit their needs or couples may choose from their all-inclusive packages. Their catering services include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jeffrey C · Married on 10/27/2018
Perfect Wedding Venue
We are so thrilled that we found this gem of a location! After looking at numerous venues throughout southern California, this was the only place that ticked all of the boxes. It was everything we wanted and more. Both of us really liked the beauty and the versatility of the Riviera Mansion, allowing us to plan an outdoor ceremony and dinner, with the option of moving things inside at the last minute if the weather did not cooperate. As it turned out, we had a perfect day for our ceremony outside on the lawn under an enormous and incredibly beautiful old tree. Dinner on the patio under the twinkling lights was magical. Having exclusive use of the entire facility and being able to have music until 11:30pm were additional benefits we did not find in other places nearby. And there were so many different rooms that we could keep the guests entertained from ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner to dessert to dancing, each in different sections of the mansion and grounds.Sent on 01/06/2019
Two other real standouts we cannot fail to mention were the food itself and the staff of the mansion. So many guests raved about the food! Chef Jamie West was spot-on and the dinner exceeded everyone's expectation for a wedding meal, being more like dinner at a fine restaurant with exceptional attention to each course and each serving. A few of the guests even told us it was the best steak they ever had (we had the filet with port mushroom sauce). In addition, we also cannot say enough about the staff at the mansion, headed by event coordinator Breanna O'Toole. Breanna was simply the best, answering all of our questions in a timely manner and guiding us through the booking and planning process; and the entire staff was very professional, accommodating and helpful. We cannot recommend this place enough!
Jacki Bray · Married on 09/22/2018
Loved the Riviera Mansion!
The Riviera Mansion was absolutely perfect for our wedding. The venue has just about everything you need for the celebration which was so helpful and relieved a lot of stress since we didn't have to worry about renting anything other than chairs. Breanna was amazing and helped us so much with planning along the way and gave great recommendations. We had a garden ceremony and it was stunning, it is very romantic and feels private. The dining room was the perfect place for dinner and dancing, it has plenty of room while keeping everyone together, and the bar area was fantastic for our open photo booth. Our photographers were able to plug in a drive to a tv and showed photos from the ceremony during the reception which was really cool for our guests to see. The food was outstanding and the desserts were amazing! Highly recommend the churro donuts as our guests could not stop raving about them :)Sent on 10/17/2018
The decor is perfect and you don't need to do too much to make it feel like your own. The additional rooms were great for family that wanted to drink coffee, take a break and let kids run around for a bit. The bride and groom's suites were amazing as well, it was so nice to be in one place all day and not worry about traveling around town with all our stuff. I cannot recommend this venue enough. The location is in a great spot, you don't need to worry about any road noise either. I loved having our wedding here and it was truly a magical day at the Riviera Mansion!
Brooke · Married on 09/02/2018
This place is seriously a dream come true!! Breanna was absolutely wonderful to work with. We booked this venue because of her. From the gorgeous oak tree where we got married, the beautiful cocktail hour area, and the amazing set up where dinner was served and where the reception took place, it was a dream come true. The food was also delicious. If you are thinking of getting married in SB, do it here. You will not be disappointed!!!!Sent on 09/05/2018
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The Rivera Mansion creates an old Spanish vibe from days of old with a spectacular garden intimacy that bridal couples crave. The staff is unparalleled and working with Breanna and Chef Jamie West is a true pleasure. This is a place where your guests will feel at home the minute they walk through the door and your needs for the day are met with the utmost professionalism and attention. I personally love working events at the Riviera Mansion and I'm always excited to work with clients who have chosen this amazing venue!