The Narrative Loft

1 N CALLE CESAR CHAVEZ #240, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
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About The Narrative Loft

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.

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3 Reviews for The Narrative Loft

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Cerita · Married on 02/19/2017

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This event space is top notch! The space was intimate enough to talk and mingle with everyone but large enough to have multiple activities going on throughout the night. The staff are incredibly attentive and you're given a lot of flexibility how the space is designed. Couldn't have asked for a better location!

    Sent on 03/05/2017
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    Jill · Married on 06/09/2018

    4.0
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      3.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    The Narrative Loft was so perfect for our reception! We were looking for a place that had a lot of character and details on it's own so we wouldn't have to decorate it, and the loft definitely had that. However, for the price there wasn't a lot included. We had the space for 10 hours, 3-4 small cocktail type tables, one large wood table (we used for dessert). There are only stairs to get up to the loft so our rental company charged extra to get the tables and chairs upstairs. There is a back counter with kitchen appliances that we would have had to pay for drapes to cover up, but we decided to leave exposed.

    The restrooms are great and the caterers had plenty of space to prepare food in their back kitchen.

    The Loft was the perfect size for our 100 guests.

    Rachel & Michelle were great to work with and sent us lots of pictures of previous weddings to help us with our set-up and use of space. Both very responsive and let us drop in the week of the wedding to figure out final details. They both really wanted our day to be perfect and were very accommodating!


    Overall, we were very pleased with the Loft and would highly recommend!

    Sent on 06/28/2018

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The Narrative Loft FAQ

  • 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
  • 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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  • 1 N CALLE CESAR CHAVEZ #240 Santa Barbara, CA, 93103 See on map
    805-600-2028 (Phone number)
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