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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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 :)
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!!!!
Julia · Married on 08/25/2018
Gorgeous Venue with Above-and-Beyond Staff Team
We had our August 2018 wedding ceremony and reception with 115 guests at Riviera Mansion. The venue is of course gorgeous, and gave the classic Santa Barbara look/feel that we wanted for our big day, but what made both the planning and event itself better than any other wedding I have been to is the fantastic staff!
1. Planning: Venue coordinators Breanna and Sarah were extremely helpful in the planning process - promptly answering questions about the venue and helping us thinking of timeline and planning details we may have otherwise missed.
2. Event Execution: They also ensured the day of the event went so smoothly. Everything was timed perfectly - from serving dinner, bringing in our cake, and more - and the staff was incredibly gracious and attentive to our guests.
3. Food/Drink: We heard from so many guests that the dinner was one of the best meals they have ever had. Chef Jamie was so accommodating, creative and thoughtful in his menu recommendations - including an amazing dessert bar and wine selection.
4. The Space: Riviera Mansion provided something for everyone - and we noticed our guests in all of these places! From the games we set up on the lawn, to the gorgeous living room where our older guests lounged during dancing - the spaces are beautiful, don't require a lot of decor, and are well-maintained (some recently updated). We also loved that it was close to downtown SB, yet very quiet and private.
Thank you, Riviera Mansion, for making our wedding day flawless, special and beautiful!
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!