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Santa Barbara Wedding Venues

Enjoy the best of the central California coast with Santa Barbara wedding venues that showcase proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Rustic couples love event spaces in the Ojai Valley with the Santa Ynez Mountains serving dramatic scenery while glam couples will find mansions, hotels, and wineries galore when searching for Santa Barbara wedding venues.

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Spotlight La Arboleda
La Arboleda
15 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Lompoc, CA

La Arboleda is nestled in the center of the Santa Rita Hills with beautiful ceremony backdrops abundant throughout. The estate sits on acres of walnut & olive trees and features entertainment pavilions, a bar, and stage. The rustic dining pavilion is wrapped in glass and trellised with blooming... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

For 100 Guests $10k - $11k
Guests 2 to 400
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Spotlight Los Robles Greens
Los Robles Greens
64 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Thousand Oaks, CA

The Los Robles Greens is a country and golf club wedding venue located in Thousand Oaks, California. Renowned for their gorgeous venue, scenic surroundings and fast service, this venue is sure to provide you the space, time and amenities for the most breathtaking wedding. Located in a picturesque... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

For 100 Guests $16k - $23k
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Spotlight Camarillo Ranch
Camarillo Ranch
44 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Camarillo, CA

The 4.5 acre Camarillo Ranch offers a Bride’s dressing area, three beautifully manicured gardens with historic charm, the rustic 1905 red barn, endless photo opportunities in the 1892 Queen Anne Victorian Mansion and much more! We offer an All-Inclusive Package that provides rentals, your choice of... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 50 to 1,500
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Spotlight Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
25 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Santa Barbara, CA

The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is a hotel wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. The venue offers unparalleled views of the coastline, with the opportunity for couples to get married directly on the beach. Boasting nine event spaces in total, couples are sure to find their... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Hotel Corque
Hotel Corque
7 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Solvang, CA

There is nothing more romantic than a wine country wedding. With it's lovely vineyards, picutre-perfect weather and spectacular scenery, it's no suprprise Santa Barbara Wine Country is one of th emost sought after wedding destinations. A superb location, delicisious cuisine by the culinary team and... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 50 to 250
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Featured Willow and Oak Estate
Willow and Oak Estate
Banquet Halls · Creston, CA

Located just outside of Creston, California, Willow and Oak Estate is a banquet hall venue that hosts weddings and other milestone events. The management of this venue invites to-be-weds to consider this exquisite setting for their nuptial celebration. Set amid 65 pastoral acres in hilly California... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured TOI Banquet Center
TOI Banquet Center
3 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Thousand Oaks, CA

Located in the Downtown area of the city of Thousand Oaks, California, TOI Banquet Center is a ballroom wedding venue inside the Best Western Plus Thousand Oaks Inn. The staff has over 30 years of experience assisting couples with their wedding day at the facility. They aim to offer exceptional... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 25 to 200
Featured Pacific View Tower by Wedgewood Weddings
Pacific View Tower by Wedgewood Weddings
35 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Oxnard, CA

Modern Penthouse With Beach Ceremony Option Have your wedding in the clouds! This glamorous penthouse - located on the highest floor of Ventura County's tallest building - surrounds you with 360-degree views of the glimmering ocean, Channel Islands, and twinkling city lights. This premier venue is... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura Beach Marriott
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ventura, CA

Ventura Beach Marriott is a luxurious hotel and wedding venue located in Ventura, California. The recently renovated hotel provides an array of modern amenities, event services, and professional planners to ensure every couple’s special day runs as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. With a... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
10 reviews
· Museum Weddings · Santa Barbara, CA

IntroductionMOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is a beautiful new event venue located in Santa Barbara, California. This interactive museum offers private event rental services - great for parties, business events, weddings, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and much more. You... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Westlake Village Inn
Westlake Village Inn
78 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Westlake Village, CA

Westlake Village Inn is a stunning wedding and event venue located in Santa Barbara, California. The Inn is both a venue for special events and a hotel with 141 well-appointed deluxe accommodations. The 17-acre property hosts outdoor and indoor weddings, featuring nine spaces to utilize. Facilities... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 20 to 225
Featured Oak Creek Ranch
Oak Creek Ranch
Banquet Halls · Santa Barbara, CA

Oak Creek Ranch, located in Santa Margarita, CA, is a classic California ranch venue and the perfect setting for your special day. Nestled in the foothills near San Luis Obispo the ranch offers stunning vistas showcasing the nature that thrives in California. The remote destination has 163 acres of... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 35 to 150
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Featured La Lomita Ranch
La Lomita Ranch
1 review
· Barn & Farm Weddings · San Luis Obispo, CA

Venue pricing ranges from $19,500 (day use only) to $42,500 for 3 day destination wedding weekends with on-site accommodations for 24 guests. One of San Luis Obispo's newest Weekend Wedding Venues. Begin your legacy at La Lomita Ranch. Step back in time at the exclusive entrance to California’s Edna... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 2 to 400
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Featured The Pierpont Inn
The Pierpont Inn
37 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ventura, CA

The Pierpont Inn is a hotel wedding venue located in Ventura, California. The Pierpont Inn is situated right on a pristine bluff and offers a romantic and enchanting setting for you to exchange your vows and celebrate with friends and family. This venue prides itself in creating picture perfect... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

For 100 Guests $10k - $14k
Featured Arnoldi's Cafe
Arnoldi's Cafe
16 reviews
· Restaurant Weddings · Santa Barbara, CA

An intimate wedding venue in Santa Barbara, California, Arnoldi’s Cafe is the perfect authentic and cultured setting for your wedding reception. The history at this quaint restaurant is as thick as the Italian lasagna and meatballs served. Aside from the ambience is the lovely, vintage-style decor,... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 2 to 200
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Featured The Ojai Ranch
The Ojai Ranch
1 review
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Ojai, CA

The Ojai Ranch is a wedding venue located in Ojai, California. The ranch provides the most exquisite mountain backdrop for wedding ceremonies. There are also multiple options available for receptions. It is a large property with plenty of room to have your dinner rehearsal, ceremony, and reception... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort
Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort
14 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Oxnard, CA

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort is a beautiful wedding venue located just steps away from the sand in Oxnard, California. The resort strives to provide couples with all the services they need to create their dream wedding celebration. With Pacific ocean views, spacious suites,... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Villa de Lucca
Villa de Lucca
1 review
· Winery Weddings · Templeton, CA

Villa de Luca is an exquisite winery wedding venue located in Templeton, California. This stunning venue sits on 9.6 acres of land, with breathtaking views of the surrounding rolling vineyards. Villa de Luca is the ideal venue for couples seeking an indoor-outdoor setting with sweeping vistas for up... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Mar Monte Hotel
Mar Monte Hotel
26 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Santa Barbara, CA

About Mar Monte Hotel Santa Barbara Oceanfront Ceremony & Receptions The Mar Monte Hotel is an oceanfront hotel wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. Come, relax, and stay at this historic, romantic venue as you prepare to say ‘I do’ and celebrate love and commitment in beautiful... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Cypress Ridge Pavilion
Cypress Ridge Pavilion
46 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Arroyo Grande, CA

A classic wedding venue in Arroyo Grande, California, Cypress Ridge Pavilion is located along pristine lakes and has exquisite views and architecture to match. An impressive outdoor landscape is accentuated by the steady California sun, creating a tropical, luxurious mood. Guests will ooh and aah... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Spanish Hills Country Club
Spanish Hills Country Club
43 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Camarillo, CA

About Us Spanish Hills Country Club is a premier wedding venue located in Camarillo, California. This scenic wedding site has won five awards, including WeddingWire’s Couples' Choice Award. Our attention to detail, sophisticated service and romantic atmosphere are sure to provide an unforgettable... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Kimpton Canary
Kimpton Canary
28 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Santa Barbara, CA

A modern wedding venue in Santa Barbara, California, the Kimpton Canary Hotel is the perfect location to host your dream wedding! This lovely destination has such versatile and numerous options to customize your event, and every bit of this hotel is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The architecture is a... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 10 to 150
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Featured Moorpark Country Club
Moorpark Country Club
79 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Moorpark, CA

Moorpark Country Club is a classy venue located in Moorpark, California. A privately-owned facility, this venue is nestled in the beautiful Country Club Estates along the rolling foothills. Couples will be stunned by the impeccable service, peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, and the all-around great... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Rancho De Las Palmas
Rancho De Las Palmas
43 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Moorpark, CA

Nestled in the center of a 395 acre private estate in Moorpark, California, Rancho de las Palmas is one of Ventura County’s hidden gems. With its lush tropical gardens, spring-fed lagoon, waterfall-like fountains, and romantic, vintage atmosphere, the magically lit paradise of Rancho de las Palmas... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Cass Winery
Cass Winery
30 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Paso Robles, CA

Let us host the most EPIC PARTY you have ever been to!! Since 2000, we have helped create memorable celebrations amongst the vines! CASS Winery is a destination vineyard wedding venue that brings the best of a true Paso Robles experience, intermingled with epic views and a clean modern aesthetic.... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

For 100 Guests $14k - $18k
Guests 10 to 200
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Featured North Ranch Country Club
North Ranch Country Club
9 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Thousand Oaks, CA

From our Dual Ceremony Site, Oak Room, to our Wine Foyer to our Terrace, North Ranch Country Club offers a variety of locations to host weddings large and small. Whether you’re looking for a location to host just your reception or your full wedding, our indoor and outdoor ceremony sites, as well as... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 50 to 300
Featured Gainey Vineyard
Gainey Vineyard
6 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Santa Ynez, CA

Gainey Vineyard is a winery wedding venue located in Santa Ynez, California. Boasting an array of spaces - both indoor and outdoor - the couple of honor and their guests have much to explore. Blending the elegance of 100 acres of nature with the rustic charm of comforting interiors, this venue is... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Ernest Hemingway Winery
Ernest Hemingway Winery
9 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Paso Robles, CA

Ernest Hemingway Vineyards is a wonderful destination wedding venue located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in Paso Robles. We are a beautiful boutique winery on 30 acres and specialize in more intimate weddings from small elopements to weddings up to 80 guests. Ceremonies can be held... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 2 to 80
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Featured Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground
Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground
7 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Buellton, CA

A luxury wedding venue in Buellton, California, Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground is unique to the point of wordlessness. This resort and campground is the location that will promise to please you and your guests in a space surely to leave a lasting impression. The intimate layout of the various... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured SeaVenture Beach Hotel & Restaurant
SeaVenture Beach Hotel & Restaurant
35 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Pismo Beach, CA

SeaVenture Beach Hotel and Restaurant is a waterfront wedding venue located in Pismo Beach, California. Couples can dig their toes in the sand to recite their vows among crystal clear ocean, palm trees, and dramatic bluffs. Tucked away in a small seaside town, this venue provides couples with the... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Spreafico Farms
Spreafico Farms
54 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · San Luis Obispo, CA

Spreafico Farms is a farm-style wedding venue located in San Luis Obispo, California. The venue site currently has family-owned cattle and a vegetable ranch. Their property is located where the vineyards, city and farms meet, making this venue quite idyllic for the rustic couple.Facilities and... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Sherwood Country Club
Sherwood Country Club
25 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Westlake Village, CA

Sherwood Country Club is a classic wedding venue located in Westlake Village, California. Behind the gates of this stunning venue, lies lush green landscapes, deeply rooted and scenic oak trees and an elegant country club. This is a charming venue for your special day! We are a private Country Club,... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured The Heritage Estate
The Heritage Estate
9 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Arroyo Grande, CA

The Heritage Estate is a wedding venue located in Arroyo Grande, California. Based on a beautiful five-acre lot, this venue is enclosed by swaying pine trees for complete privacy. Meticulously kept landscapes surround the premise where weddings take place.Facilities and Capacity Their remodelled... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 25 to 150
Featured The Vineyards
The Vineyards
182 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Simi Valley, CA

The Vineyards is an event venue located in Simi Valley, California. They provide exceptional privacy and exclusivity on a gorgeous, unique premise. From the moment clients choose this wedding venue, the attentive staff works quickly to make sure they provide top-notch service.Facilities and Capacity... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 50 to 300
Featured Oceanpoint Ranch
Oceanpoint Ranch
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Cambria, CA

Oceanpoint Ranch is a hotel wedding venue located in Cambria, California. This charming and elegant venue boasts event spaces across several acres where you and your partner can savor your special day. With a myriad of settings to choose from, clients can avail of the option that best suits their... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Cass House Cayucos
Cass House Cayucos
21 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Cayucos, CA

A soulful wedding venue in Cayucos, California, Cass House Cayucos is the perfect premier setting for your wedding as it already appears to be the happiest, loveliest hidden gem in the heart of the Central Coast. Though the grounds appear quaint and intimate, the detail in the architecture,... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 2 to 100
Featured Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
13 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Pismo Beach, CA

Set along the rugged California Coast, just south of San Luis Obispo and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa is centrally located in Pismo Beach. Offering unparalleled service and stunning ocean views, Dolphin Bay Resort is the ideal venue for a romantic wedding... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 2 to 250
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Featured Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
11 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ventura, CA

A gorgeous wedding venue in Ventura, California and located directly on Ventura Beach, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach offers couples so many incredible, luxurious options for the setting of their wedding. This hotel is large, accommodating and elegant but has the ability to be customized to the... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 20 to 400
Featured Vespera on Ocean
Vespera on Ocean
Hotel Weddings · Pismo Beach, CA

The Vespera on Ocean is a beachy hotel wedding venue for couples marrying in the greater Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara area. This hotel features stunning modern spaces for couples to marry such as ballrooms and waterfront beach locations. Couples can find this hotel right on the beach, a three-minute... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 50 to 120
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Featured Villa San-Juliette Winery
Villa San-Juliette Winery
25 reviews
· Winery Weddings · San Miguel, CA

Villa San-Juliette Winery is a wedding ceremony and reception venue in San Miguel, California, in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. The winery and vineyard offers breathtaking scenery, privacy and luxury, and is conveniently situated minutes away from downtown Paso Robles. The professional... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

For 100 Guests $7k - $8k
Guests 25 to 200
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Featured Santa Ynez Inn
Santa Ynez Inn
11 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Santa Ynez, CA

The Four Diamond rated Santa Ynez Inn offers an atmosphere of understated, unspoiled luxury coupled with warm hospitality for those seeking an indulgent wine country experience. Designed after a historic turn-of-the-century inn and juxtaposed with all the conveniences of a modern, luxury hotel and... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 25 to 120
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Featured HammerSky
HammerSky
26 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Paso Robles, CA

HammerSky is a winery wedding venue located in Paso Robles, California. This vineyard event venue specializes in hosting elopements and smaller wedding celebrations for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. HammerSky offers gorgeous views and an intimate experience... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

For 100 Guests $11k - $14k
Guests 10 to 100
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Featured Gerry Ranch
Gerry Ranch
42 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Camarillo, CA

A rustic wedding venue in Camarillo, California, Gerry Ranch offers such a unique and simplistic beauty, one that fosters a sense of intimacy, belonging and happiness. Your special day should be held in a space that will enhance your love and devotion, and this classic farm is the spot to do just... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Rancho La Zaca
Rancho La Zaca
Barn & Farm Weddings · Santa Ynez, CA

Rancho La Zaca is a gorgeous and private wedding venue located in the breathtakingly beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, California. This rustic, yet modern venue offers stunning views of mountains, vineyards, and oak savannah lands. This venue is perfect for any couple seeking a... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 1 to 550
Featured CaliPaso Winery & Villa
CaliPaso Winery & Villa
5 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Paso Robles, CA

A romantic wedding venue in Paso Robles, California, CaliPaso Winery & Villa beautifully mixes the appeal of a charming French winery with hues of Californian charm to create the ultimate setting for your wedding. The architectural beauty offers a picturesque location that will make for unique and... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Eden Gardens
Eden Gardens
27 reviews
· Park & Outdoor Weddings · Moorpark, CA

Eden Gardens is a unique wedding venue located in Moorpark, California that boasts impeccably maintained and luscious gardens, lawns, waterfalls, and much more. Eden Gardens is conveniently located just minutes from the 101 FWY, nestled in the hills between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. This wedding... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Cambria Pines Lodge
Cambria Pines Lodge
124 reviews
· Park & Outdoor Weddings · Cambria, CA

A rustic wedding venue in Cambria, California, Cambria Pines Lodge serves as the perfect forested and landscaped background for your wedding day. Gardens, pine trees and leafy greens are in abundance at this quaint lodge, adding a unique dimension to your wedding photos. Facilities and Capacity... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

For 100 Guests $8k - $19k
Featured Greengate Ranch & Vineyard
Greengate Ranch & Vineyard
12 reviews
· Winery Weddings · San Luis Obispo, CA

A rustic wedding venue in San Luis Obispo, California, Greengate Ranch & Vineyard is a picturesque winery with endless customizable possibilities. If you and your love are looking for a beautiful, natural setting with a rustic feel but modern updates, this spot can’t be beat. Though a love like... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Guests 2 to 1,000
Featured Casi Cielo Vineyards
Casi Cielo Vineyards
2 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Camarillo, CA

Casi Cielo Vineyards is a boutique winery wedding venue located in Camarillo, California. This stunning property provides a charming setting for romantic nuptials surrounded by sprawling vineyards and views of the Santa Monica Mountains. It is an ideal destination to celebrate your commitment and... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Featured Maravilla Gardens
Maravilla Gardens
52 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Camarillo, CA

Maravilla Gardens is a wedding venue located in Camarillo, California, and is one of Southern California’s best kept secrets for unforgettable events. This gorgeous and artistic space has sophisticated grounds of lush lawns, fragrant specialty flowers, and gentle coastal breezes that will create a... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Walnut Grove At Tierra Rejada Farm
Walnut Grove At Tierra Rejada Farm
74 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Moorpark, CA

Walnut Grove At Tierra Rejada Farm is rustic country wedding venue located in Moorpark, California. Nestled in a pristine valley, this venue resides on a 120-acre span of land. Located on an authentic farm, the entire staff makes every effort to meet the needs of their attendees while still... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Quail Ranch
Quail Ranch
26 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Simi Valley, CA

Quail Ranch Events is a gorgeous Wedding Venue located in Ventura County just outside of Los Angeles county. Close and convenient, Quail Ranch feels like a destination wedding but is only a short drive away. This private and elegant venue is an expansive California ranch with a flourishing avocado... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto
7 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Santa Barbara, CA

Located in Santa Barbara, California, Belmond El Encanto is a hotel wedding venue. It has recently been restored to include more modern amenities while paying homage to its original Spanish-colonial style of craftsmanship. Stretching over seven acres of garden, it offers stunning views of the... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

Featured Cabrillo Pavilion
Cabrillo Pavilion
Historic Weddings · Santa Barbara, CA

Cabrillo Pavilion is a historic wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. Located right on the waterfront, this 1920s-inspired building benefits from proximity to the beach (perfect for ceremonies), while also boasting the charm of spacious interiors. Recently, Cabrillo Pavilion underwent... (Wedding Venues Santa Barbara)

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Santa Barbara, CA Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for Santa Barbara, CA and Beyond

Santa Barbara is one of those fairytale locations where rolling hills and crystal blue ocean meet in one incredible place on the coast of California. Nicknamed the American Riviera, Santa Barbara has it all, from vineyards to coasts to sprawls of land dotted with cacti. Find out why getting married in Santa Barbara is a dream come true.

Finding Wedding Venues in Santa Barbara

There's no shortage of incredible Santa Barbara wedding venues, from historic ballrooms to waterfront resorts. Nearly anywhere you look, the picturesque landscape is primed for your wedding photos. Green hills, lush wineries, and sparkling seas greet you in every direction. Whether you've envisioned palm trees and softly crashing waves for a beach wedding, or feel more at home in a modern mansion that celebrates Santa Barbara's culture, there's a location right for you. The popular wedding venues in Santa Barbara are as diverse and beautiful as the couples looking to wed here.

Do be aware that since the cost of living is higher in this magical area, weddings and accommodations are pricier, too. This is one of the more expensive parts of the country to get married, with the average cost of a wedding here running over $47,000. However, as anyone who lives, stays or weds here can tell you, the price is worth it.

Discover Wedding Venues on the outskirts of Santa Barbara

Stunning locations for your wedding are all around the Santa Barbara area, particularly if you're willing to drive out of city limits. You can explore ranches in the Santa Rita Hills and Santa Ynez Valley, farm-to-table event spaces settled near the coast, and additional wineries and golf clubs surrounding the city proper. Goleta is a local favorite, where you can head from the beach to lemon groves and up to the mountains within 10 miles. Montecito is a seaside paradise with breathtaking miles of coastline and, since it's a popular place for celebrities to relax, you'll notice a distinct touch of luxury in the local hotels. Those that want to revel in the natural beauty of the area, but prefer a more laid back atmosphere, Summerland has the charming, small-town feel for you. No matter where you hold your wedding, you'll be enchanted by the venue options in the Santa Barbara area.

Choosing the Right Venue for Santa Barbara Weather

Santa Barbara weather is reliably sunny, so it's hard to go wrong in any season. If you've chosen an outdoor venue and want to make sure you avoid the rain, late spring and early summer have the smallest chance of precipitation. Fall brings warm Santa Ana winds at sunset, so an indoor venue might be preferable if you're planning an evening wedding and don't want your décor to blow around in the wind. Still, it's hard to choose seasons or wedding venues in Santa Barbara that aren't just right.

As you begin planning for the day of your dreams, let WeddingWire help you explore your options with our wedding planning tools. In a sea of beautiful locations, we can help you narrow your search and pinpoint just the Santa Barbara wedding venues you're looking for.

Special thanks: Gloria Goode Photography; Vista West Ranch