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:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Nancy · Married on 07/18/2015
The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is a beautiful and well equipped venue for weddings and receptions, and it was PERFECT for us! Can't beat the value! The staff were responsive and helpful from start to finish, scheduling, planning, rehearsal, wedding and reception. The outdoor lighting, indoor lighting, tables and chairs were wonderful, and saved us lots of money over using outside vendors. Located directly across from Alice Keck Park Memorial Park, our wedding photos are a beautiful collection from the park, and right on the Unitarian Society grounds. The Sanctuary is beautiful, WOW that stained glass window, and the acoustics were perfect for our talented wedding musicians. The kitchen was a dream for our caterer to us, and the Parish Hall ROCKED as our party room and dance floor.
Martina · Married on 08/18/2018
We had an incredible time working with the staff at this very special venue! The venue is gorgeous for an outdoor, Santa Barbara, Mission-style wedding. No regrets with this venue whatsoever! We just wish the day lasted longer, it goes by quickly! :)
Katie · Married on 07/08/2017
We couldn't be happier to have chosen the Unitarian Society as our wedding venue! The Spanish-style courtyard, hung with beautiful string lights, provided the most gorgeous outdoor ambiance for our outdoor dinner, and the spacious indoor parish hall was absolutely perfect for an awesome dance party. Greg and his team were so friendly, helpful and flexible throughout the planning process and during the event. The venue also provides great deals if you choose to use their rental options, including chairs, tables, uplights and more - we saved a lot of money by using these! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable, accommodating, and beautiful wedding venue in the Santa Barbara area!
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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.