Weddings by the Sea

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About Weddings by the Sea

Weddings by the Sea is a boutique wedding studio based in scenic Santa Barbara, California. Offering destination wedding and elopement packages, this venue creates a beautiful, memorable and intimate wedding experience for all their clients. For over 10+ years, they have helped thousands of couples say "I do" on the most beautiful historic and coastal locations. They have won six awards, including WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Award.

Facilities and Capacity
This stunning destination venue can host up to 50 guests for the smaller, more private parties, with the smallest gathering being 20. With a spectacular view of the Channel Islands, the sounds of waves rushing and an arbor with lovely white chiffon billowing in the wind, all couples are sure to have the most gorgeous destination wedding.

Services Offered
Weddings by the Sea offers comprehensive packages that streamline the wedding planning process and service all of the wedding essentials needed for your coastal ceremony. They offer an entire team of professionals from wedding planners to florists to musicians. Their wedding packages can be customized to fit your vision. They also offer several a la carte wedding essentials. The services they offer include:

  • Full planning
  • Event design
  • Partial planning
  • Day-of coordination
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Officiant
  • Photographer
  • Live music
  • Chairs
  • Flowers
  • Decor
  • Site crew and setup
  • Confidential marriage license
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174 Reviews for Weddings by the Sea

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Lyna · Getting married on 03/07/2020

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    Seamless Wedding!

    After going back and forth a million times on the timing and sizing of our wedding with our families, my now husband and I decided to go with what we had envisioned for our wedding. With such a short turnaround (4 months from the decision date), we immediately started looking for help and I was so lucky to have found Catherine and her amazing expertise. Catherine was extremely responsive and helpful from initial contact to the day of our wedding. We live in Huntington Beach so planning a Santa Barbara wedding ourselves would’ve taken much more time and effort than we had for our jam packed schedules. Catherine provided us with a suite of services and made our day so beautiful. She took care of seating, decor, florals, the officiant, photographer, and a was with us with any other details or questions we needed to address. The day of our wedding the ceremony went off without a hitch, and received so much praise from our families. She truly pulled off our vision of an intimate wedding ceremony. If I could do it all over again, without hesitation, Catherine would still be a part of it. Our reception and dinner was even a recommendation from her! She’s such a great partner to have if you’re needing someone to support coordinations for your wedding ceremony.

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    Graham Perry Iii · Married on 11/24/2018

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    Catherine is the Best!

    We were extremely delighted to work with Catherine Forester and Weddings by the Sea.
    Catherine made our wedding day at the Four Seasons Biltmore a warm, beautiful, and memorable experience for us, and for our family and friends.
    Catherine and her team created an absolutely stunning and elegant Chuppah in the Mariposa Gardens for our Ceremony.
    We were all amazed at the exquisite florals Catherine and her team created which adorned the Chuppah as well as the reception tables, and the gorgeous bridal bouquet.
    Catherine attended to each and every detail for us. She provided us with top notch vendors, and collaborated with the hotel event staff which made everything more than perfect all around. Her warm and caring service brought us much comfort and ease well before, and following, our special day.
    After our wedding day, Catherine went above and beyond to assure that our marriage certificate was expedited through Santa Barbara County.
    We highly recommend Catherine and Weddings by the Sea to anyone who is looking to have all the best in a Santa Barbara wedding.

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Weddings by the Sea FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination? $ 1,203.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning? $ 1,521.00
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning? $ 3,513.00
  • Do you offer an hourly rate? Yes
  • What is the hourly rate? $ 75.00
  • What wedding events do you provide services for? Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer? Day-of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning? Civil, Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Non-Religious, Religious
  • How many planners are on your team? 3
  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 2,502.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 324.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 127.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? No Denomination
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? CA

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Divine Bits of Beauty Ceremonies
    Divine Bits of Beauty Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

    It is truly a pleasure to work with Catherine and her wonderful team at Santa Barbara Weddings By the Sea. Catherine is warm, professional, talented, creative and attentive to detail. She is a natural at creating extraordinary and beautiful events and is able to bring the visions of every couple to life with ease, grace, and efficiency. Catherine has a dedicated team of reliable and highly skilled individuals, who bring integrity and talent to each aspect of the ceremony. Planning a wedding in Santa Barbara could not be easier!

  • My Generation Weddings
    My Generation Weddings Wedding Officiants

    Kim works with couples to plan weddings which are perfect for them. Her attention to detail, speedy communication, and reassuring demeanor help guide couples through the process of realizing their dream wedding. I have officiated weddings for her many times and I am always impressed by the wedding moments she helps create, how comfortable each couple is on their wedding day, and how beautiful the ceremonies are. Kim does a fantastic job! I highly recommend Kim and Weddings by the Sea for any couple looking to get married in the Santa Barbara area--you'll be glad you did! – Dusty Hoesly, My Generation Weddings

  • White Doves Los Angeles Southern California
    White Doves Los Angeles Southern California Wedding Rentals

    I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the service, quality and knowledge of The Weddings by the Sea-Santa Barbara. The service is friendly, accommodating and professional. I highly recommend Them!

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    805-351-4468 (Phone number)
    9am - 7pm, Mon - Sun

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