Saint Barbara Event Center at the Santa Barbara Orthodox Church is an event venue located in Santa Barbara, California. Overlooking the hills of the city into the ocean, this venue is stunning and ideal for any wedding. The pictures say it all, with its architectural charm. Your wedding hosted at this venue is sure to be enjoyed and remembered.
Facilities and Capacity
This event center can accommodate up to 250 guests. Featuring landscapes full of ancient olive trees and robust lemon trees, this venue somewhat mirrors the likeness of Greece with their blue church dome, perfect for a picturesque backdrop. Couples may choose from two event spaces, the church or the lovely outdoor terrace, featuring a courtyard fountain. This is also the charming space where guests may enjoy cocktail hour.
The attentive and kind staff at Saint Barbara Event Center are quick to assist you with all of your needs. Services include:
In addition, this venue offers to host other wedding-related events. These include:
Recommended by 86% of couples
Ivy · Married on 08/19/2017
INCREDIBLE INDOOR OUTDOOR VENUE for reception!
Meredith · Married on 12/08/2012
Valerie was exceptional in her help in planning the reception and seeing to it that things ran smoothly. We couldn't have done it without her.
Jennifer · Married on 08/20/2007
Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Center is a beautiful venue to have a wedding, even if you are not Greek. We were not orthodox and so did not get married inside the church but they have a absolutely beautiful terrace and fountain courtyard that overlooks the hills of Santa Barbara all the way to the ocean. The site is filled with olive and lemon trees and is really beautiful. The church itself is styled like the churches of Santorini-all white with a blue dome. We used it as the backdrop during our ceremony and everyone was stunned with the white church against the blue sky. People kept saying they felt like they were in Greece. We originally wanted to have our wedding in Europe but it proved to be too hard for everyone to come, so this was just like it and gave us the atmosphere we wanted. After our ceremony in the fontain courtyard guests were treated to champagne and appetizers on the terrace, serenaded by a string trio. It was just full of sunshine and love! All warm and fuzzy. Later we proceeded inside the hall for dinner, speeches and dancing, but we kept the bar outside so people could still enjoy the warm night.
As for the staff of St. Barbara- they are very nice and helpful, however can be a little disorganized, so make sure you get things in writing. We had a scare that they had never received our deposit when we had paid it months before. This could have ended disatrously, but it didnt. So just a warning to use extra caution when booking your day. It should be fine, but just make sure you get receipts and confirmation from them.
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