Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

1535 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 20 to 285
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About Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

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
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15 Reviews for Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Martina · Married on 08/18/2018

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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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! :)

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    Katie · Married on 07/08/2017

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    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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Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara 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
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

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    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, CA 93101 See on map
    805-322-8093 (Phone number)

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