Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is a waterfront wedding venue in Santa Barbara, California. Located in the Santa Barbara Harbor, this unique location boasts beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as the marina. From intimate elopements to elaborate lively celebrations, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum strives to make your wedding an unforgettable affair from beginning to end, so you and your loved ones remember this special day for years to come.

Facilities and Capacity

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum offers four indoor and outdoor event spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions that fit up to 400 guests. The patio offers pictures views and is perfect for outdoor dinner and cocktails for 75 seated guests. For a small gathering, bridal shower or cocktail hour, the Crow’s Nest accommodates 12 seated guests or 35 standing. The indoor museum fits up to 220 seated guests, and the Munger Theater seats 88 guests and features an HD projector and large screen. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum also hosts other special occasions such as birthdays, corporate events, engagement parties, family reunions, and rehearsal dinners.

Services Offered

The friendly and reliable staff at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is happy to help with all of your wedding needs. They have established relationships with local vendors, and carefully guide you through every step of the planning process. Self parking and valet parking is available, and The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is wheelchair accessible. All-inclusive packages available are designed to fit your budget and style and include the following services and rentals:

  • Dance floor
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting and sound
  • Set up and clean up
  • Wireless Internet

Cuisine

Couples can choose from various full-service catering packages at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. All-inclusive dinner packages include plated or buffet-style dining, tray-passed and station appetizers, and dessert. Services are specifically designed to fit your taste and dietary restrictions, and catering rentals include the following:

  • Chairs and tables
  • Dinnerware and utensils
  • Glassware
  • Linens and napkins

Location

Conveniently Located within walking distance from downtown Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is near popular attractions, restaurants, public parking, and hotels. This area offers plenty of outdoor activities such as whale watching, stand-up paddling, kayaking, sunset cruises, sailing, and swimming. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is about 15 minutes from Santa Barbara Airport and about 90 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport.

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Nautical theme | Rewind Photography
Nautical theme | Rewind Photography
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Cocktail tables | Rewind Photography
View of the harbor | Rewind Photography
View of the harbor | Rewind Photography
Outdoor dining | Rewind Photography
Outdoor dining | Rewind Photography
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Boat and wheel | Rewind Photography
The docks | James & Jess Photography
The docks | James & Jess Photography
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Entrance | Rewind Photography
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Reception setup | Rewind Photography
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Dining area | Rewind Photography
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Table setting | Rewind Photography
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Reception tables | Rewind Photography
Outdoor cocktail setup
Outdoor cocktail setup
Museum entrance
Museum entrance
The lovely bride | Josh Newton Photography
The lovely bride | Josh Newton Photography
Guests of the wedding | James & Jess Photography
Guests of the wedding | James & Jess Photography
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Lighting and decor | James & Jess Photography
Ceremony proper | Alex Rapada Photography
Ceremony proper | Alex Rapada Photography
Bride and bike | James & Jess Photography
Bride and bike | James & Jess Photography
Head table | James & Jess Photography
Head table | James & Jess Photography
Reception tables | James & Jess Photography
Reception tables | James & Jess Photography
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum | James & Jess Photography
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum | James & Jess Photography
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum | James & Jess Photography
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum | James & Jess Photography
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum | Rewind Photography
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum | Rewind Photography
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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Nautical theme | Rewind Photography
Nautical theme | Rewind Photography

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7 Reviews for Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.4

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    Watita · Married on 06/22/2018

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    Unique location

    SBMM was a great and unique venue to have our reception at. The displays throughout the venue kept our guests intrigued and security was great on the day. The cocktail hour area is also beautiful and overlooking the ocean. The best part was we could use any vendors we want, which significantly reduced overall costs.

    Sent on 01/09/2019
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    Kara · Married on 04/21/2018

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    We had our wedding at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and I’m so, so glad we did. My husband and I toured and considered many venues and we loved the museum. It felt unique inside as well as being on a great location on the water. We had our ceremony inside in front of the lighthouse lens and it was absolutely perfect. It was also a great space for the amount of people we had (under 50 guests) - it didn’t feel too big for the amount of people we had which I was grateful for. Our guests all loved the location and we were so happy with how kind everyone we dealt with at the museum was. They made our day extra special on top of providing a great location!

    Sent on 06/24/2018

    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum's reply:

    Hi Kara! It means so much that you loved your BIG DAY! It's truly so special to have a ceremony in front of the Lighthouse lens - such a unique backdrop! It's like the worlds largest chandelier! haha. Everything was truly so beautiful start to finish - make sure to visit us again, perhaps on your 1-year anniversary!

    - SBMM Team ; )

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 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? $ 650.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 650.00
  • 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? $ 650.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 650.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Lighting/Sound, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Boat/Yacht, 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? All Inclusive Packages, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

Map

  • 113 Harbor Way, Suite 190 Santa Barbara, CA, 93109 See on map
    805-301-5127 (Phone number)

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