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The Narrative Loft

Santa Barbara, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
9 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 200 guests

The Narrative Loft is a wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. The open studio space with exposed beams brings the eclectic feel of downtown New York City right in the heart of Southern California. Its versatile layout makes it easy for couples to create the reception of their dreams.

Facilities and Capacity

The Narrative Loft is located in the historical Vercal building, right in the center of downtown and surrounded by the city’s creative scene. It sits on the top floor, accessible by an old-school stair walkup, and provides enough space for over 150 guests. Originally designed as a photography studio, the space is ready for unforgettable images. It’s abundant with windows to bring in plenty of natural light during your event, and is equipped with blackout shades, allowing complete control. The venue acts as an open canvas for couples, and is easily customizable to match your nuptial vision. Its high ceilings and exposed beams can be easily decorated with drapery, lighting, and other décor. With an AV projector and surround sound music system, every guest will get to enjoy your music, speeches, and romantic video or photo montages. As a pet-friendly venue, you can feel free to incorporate your furry friend during the ceremony. Ample parking is available with over 100 spaces for you and your guests’ convenience. The property is just a three-minute drive from the beach, ideal for a quick getaway to the oceanside.

Services Offered

The welcoming team at the Narrative Loft will happily help you coordinate your event and make sure everything goes according to plan. They will handle cleanup afterward, allowing you to spend the rest of the night with your friends and family without worry. While you are free to choose your own vendors, the team will be more than happy to connect you with their recommended choice of photographers, florists, and other service providers. Outside of the ceremony and reception, the venue can also be used for elopements, showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Clean Up
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

January
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rosa L. Married on 06/09/2022
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    Awesome Venue

    Awesome venue! Great working with Bree, The Narrative Loft Director. Bree's attention to detail, and going the extra mile while planning our daughter's wedding was extremely helpful. The venue is a real bargain compared to other locations we researched in Santa Barbara. Plus, only a short stroll to the beach; nice bonus for our guests.
    Farther of the bride and I give them Five Stars.
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    Courtney G. Married on 04/24/2021
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    Amazing!!!

    We had our reception at the Narrative Loft last month in April, and it was nothing short of magical. We had to move our reception there within 5 weeks of our date because of COVID complication with a previous venue. Breanna was the most supportive and really helped us scramble and plan a wedding in 5 weeks. The venue came as a blank space and we were really able to make it what we wanted. 100% recommend!
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    Michael Q. Married on 03/15/2021
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    Amazing Venue!

    My wife and I got married here at The Narrative Loft and we could not be happier with our venue choice. It is such a stunning venue right in the center of Santa Barbara. The space is even larger in person and has so much vibrance at night. You really don't have to do much in terms of decor! Our ceremony was just a 3 minute walk from the venue to the beach. We loved working with Bree, the venue director. She was so caring, professional and responsive throughout the process. It made booking our venue so easy! We also loved the fact that we could bring in whatever caterer we wanted as well as alcohol. This helped us be able to stay within our budget and still have our dream Santa Barbara wedding. We wish we could do it all over again!

Awards

  • 9
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

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1 N CALLE CESAR CHAVEZ #240 Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
805-302-3463
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