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Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
22 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 285 guests

About

$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 285 guests

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Spacious reception hall featuring a full commercial kitchen
  • Audio equipment
  • Lighting
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Tables
  • Central downtown location

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

285

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

22 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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    Alexandra B. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Wonderful Wedding @ USSB

    USSB was the perfect place for our ceremony. Very few restrictions on timing, etc and Joanie and her husband were both very accommodating. Guests commented on the organ and the space itself looks stunning in pictures — like a cathedral! A gorgeous church.
  • Laura
    Laura B. Married on 03/05/2022
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    A perfect venue for our early spring wedding!

    My husband and I had our wedding at USSB in March, and everything about the venue was just perfect. The sanctuary is GORGEOUS with incredible stained glass; the courtyard was a perfect place for dinner, with delightful string lighting on the palm tree after the sun went down; and the dancing space was also perfect for our guests. This was a great space for a hybrid indoor-outdoor event that could accommodate many different pandemic risk tolerances. The USSB staff were very helpful both leading up to the event and on the day itself, really going above and beyond to make sure we were able to make the event happen just the way we wanted it. We would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a place to have their wedding!

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
The Tent Merchant The Tent Merchant Wedding Rentals

A wonderful venue with beautiful inside and outside options. We love working here!!

Pure Joy Catering, Inc Pure Joy Catering, Inc Wedding Caterers

Beautiful Venue run by the most gracious people.

Father Jerry Bellamy Father Jerry Bellamy Wedding Officiants

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.

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1535 Santa Barbara St Santa Barbara, 93101
8059654583
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Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara?

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound

What are the most important characteristics of Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Religious

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara for wedding events?

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara offer?

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara offer for wedding events?

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

What furniture and decorations does Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara have available for wedding events?

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 5 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in professionalism.

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