SANTA BARBARA WEDDING VENUES

Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera, is an extraordinary place to elope.  Santa Barbara offers stunning locations to host your elopement or wedding, as well as amazing hidden gems for photography backdrops. 

We love unique venues for Santa Barbara elopements and weddings as well as the traditional stunning historic courthouse and Butterfly Beach.  One of my favorites is the Ellwood Bluffs with sweeping ocean views, forest-like scenery, a beach, and a field of tall grasses.  If you are an art lover and or a hipster, a Funk Zone wedding offers a cool vibe.  It is an artistic neighborhood walking distance from East Beach.  With it's colorful murals it would make for some awesome wedding photographic memories. 

Santa Barbara Historic Courthouse

Sunken Garden map and fees: http://www.countyofsb.org/parks/courthousewedding.sbc

Mural Room Rental  https://www.countyofsb.org/parks/muralroomwedding.sbc

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE CLOCK TOWER (NO FEE) MAX 15 GUESTS

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE MURAL ROOM ($500 FEE - SEATS 100 GUESTS)

STUNNING SUNKEN GARDENS (FEE $1,100)

STUNNING SUNKEN GARDENS (FEE $1,100)

HISTORIC COURTHOUSE WINDING STAIRCASE

 

Alice Keck Park - Stunning!

ALICE KECK PARK GAZEBO (NO FEE)

ALICE KECK PARK POND (NO FEE REQUIRED)

A FEE MAY APPLY TO USE ARBOR

A FEE MAY APPLY TO USE ARBOR

 

Ellwood Bluffs & Beach, Goleta - boasts sweeping ocean views, tall grasses, forest-like areas and a stunning beach below

ELLWOOD BLUFFS IN GOLETA (NO FEE)

ELLWOOD BLUFFS, GOLETA TALL GRASSY AREA

ELLWOOD BLUFFS, GOLETA TALL GRASSY AREA

SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH AND BLUFFS

SHORT WALK TO THE BEACH AND BLUFFS

ELLWOOD BLUFFS HAS A WOODED AREA TOO

ELLWOOD BLUFFS HAS A WOODED AREA TOO

 

Butterfly Beach - Montecito (ideal for morning and  golden hour sunset elopements)

BALCONY OVERLOOKING BEACH

BALCONY OVERLOOKING BEACH

BUTTERFLY BEACH OFFERS TWO DISTINCT BACKDROPS

BUTTERFLY BEACH OFFERS TWO DISTINCT BACKDROPS

East Beach (near the pier)

BOASTS TWO BACKDROPS - PALM TREES IN BACKGROUND

BOASTS TWO BACKDROPS - PALM TREES IN BACKGROUND

PIER ON THE OTHER SIDE

PIER ON THE OTHER SIDE

 

Sandy Cove Beach - low foot traffic and available only during low tide

SANDY COVE BEACH VERY DRAMATIC DURING LOW TIDES (NO FEE)

 

Mission Gardens across from the Mission

SANTA BARBARA MISSION GARDENS STUNNING ROSE GARDENS ACROSS FROM SANTA BARBARA MISSION (FEE MAY APPLY IF HAVING MANY GUESTS AND ARCH SET UP, OTHERWISE NO FEE)

SANTA BARBARA MISSION AND FOUNTAIN

 

The Funk Zone - just a short walk from beach and a cool vibe

FUNK ZONE GREAT BACKDROP FOR WEDDING PHOTOS

FUNK ZONE GREAT BACKDROP FOR WEDDING PHOTOS

FUN ZONE BACKDROPS (NO FEE)

 

Stowe Grove Park, Goleta - woodland backdrop

STOWE GROVE PARK - STUNNING WOODLAND TRAILS (FEE REQUIRED IF USING PICNIC AREAS

STOWE GROVE PARK - MORE WOODLAND AREAS

 Solvang Danish Village

Great wedding opp for you and your guests to jump on horse trolley (fee applies)

Wineries everywhere (fees apply)