The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is a historic, non-denominational church located in downtown Santa Barbara, California. Their picturesque sanctuary lends tranquility and beauty to provide a lovely, classic wedding. The 80-year-old church building was designed in a Spanish style and maintains antique, pristine architectural components.
Facilities and Capacity
The church sanctuary with wooden pews can host up to 285 guests. Beautiful stained-glass windows adorn the walls, along with a rounded ceiling, raised chancel and alter that give way to a gorgeous space for ceremonies. Supplemental lighting can be added with candelabras placed at every pew. This venue faces the Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. An elegant brick courtyard and fountain are provided outdoors, accessible from the sanctuary or reception facility. The church grounds feature a reception hall that can please both formal and informal receptions.
The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara offers rentals for use for the wedding ceremony as well as lighting and sound. A Steinway grand piano and a 1,800 pipe organ are available for rent during the wedding. The lower Courtyard is also available for clients and guests to use for dancing, music or cocktail hour. Their services include:
19 Reviews for Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jennifer Martinez · Getting married on 03/02/2021
Beautiful Wedding Ceremony
We had our ceremony in the sanctuary at the Unitarian Society and our experience was excellent. Communication was mostly via email with Greg, the facilities coordinator. He was professional and quick to respond. Greg was very helpful in answering questions and coordinating times to visit the location. All the staff we met when we visited the venue and during rehearsal were also helpful and provided ideas and guidance. The sanctuary itself is beautiful. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it. We highly recommend this venue to our friends and family!Sent on 03/01/2020
Marisa Pasquini · Married on 08/23/2019
The perfect venue for the perfect day!
USSB really is the perfect place to have a wedding. THe beautiful sancutary and courtyard, with all the accoutrement nesseary for a beautiful and memorable day. Thanks to Greg, Jon and all the wonderful folks at USSB for the help and collaboration.Sent on 08/23/2019
Sarah Powers · Married on 06/07/2019
An incredible place for a wedding
The Unitarian church was fantastic! An absolutely beautiful venue for the ceremony and a convenient and scenic space for the reception. We also found the staff there to be responsive and professional. In an extremely expensive wedding town, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful venue at such reasonable prices.Sent on 06/13/2019
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A wonderful venue with beautiful inside and outside options. We love working here!!
Beautiful Venue run by the most gracious people.
I have performed so many weddings at this location. Each and every time the location has been perfect and the staff are always the best. Thank you for providing this for my brides and grooms.