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Santa Ynez Inn

Santa Ynez Wedding Venue
3627 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez, California 93460

Contact: Events
Phone: 805/688-5588
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Why We Like This Place

The glorious Santa Ynez Valley is in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. With over 70 wineries peppered amongst its rolling hills, the valley embodies a laid-back, epicurean lifestyle that’s especially appealing to stressed-out urbanites. Indeed, visitors quickly fall under the Valley’s spell, finding serenity and inspiration in its unspoiled beauty. Among the area’s most noteworthy temptations is the Santa Ynez Inn, which beckons from a speck of a township that also bears the valley’s name. Once a frontier boomtown with few luxuries but plenty of hospitality, Santa Ynez is still a friendly placeonly today, abundant comforts are readily offered up at the gorgeous Santa Ynez Inn.

Built in 2001, the Inn replicates turn of the century architecture so authentically that it captures the bygone era as it must have actually seemed at the time—fresh and sparkling! Scrollwork balconies and interior opulence are reminiscent of a lavish period hotel, patronized by wealthy aristocrats for whom only the best would do: Italian marble, artisan-crafted furnishings, and imported linens. More than just a triumph of design, the inn is also a superb venue for special celebrations.

Next to the inn, an expansive lawn is a lush invitation for garden weddings. Quaint touches like vine-covered arbors and a wheelbarrow planter overflowing with flowers create a pastoral milieu for saying "I do." Luxuriant shade trees include a giant willow, whose lacy boughs form a delicate cascade of greenery. The garden has space enough for an outdoor ceremony or reception, but it would be a shame to deny your guests the Inn’s sumptuous interior!

A pair of carved oak doors inset with etched glass leads into the Lobby, which makes a fabulous first impression. Everywhere the soft illumination of Tiffany-inspired fixtures and crystal chandeliers enhances the nostalgic ambiance. To the right of the Lobby a cozy Library adjoins a pretty garden patio with a splashing fountain—a delightful choice for an intimate gathering. Grand receptions unfold in either the historic Coach House, a rustic barn-style option; or in the Inn’s magnificent Parlour, arrayed with exquisite antique furnishings and more dazzling chandeliers. The décor is elegant, yet unfussy, welcoming your guests to dine at vintage tables and chairs fashioned of rich polished woods. A fireplace lends a country-manor atmosphere, and a wraparound bricked veranda supplies an outdoor party option. The inn’s chef customizes her gourmet menus and pairs them with the finest local vintages, making the cuisine as beguiling as the setting.

Those staying overnight feel privileged and pampered in any one of the inn’s 20 individually decorated guestrooms: amenities include fireplaces, marble baths with jacuzzis, and balconies or patios—and all come with a gourmet breakfast. While the newlyweds enjoy their spacious junior suite (replete with a plush canopy bed), and indulge in on-site spa services, friends and family can amuse themselves next door at the Victorian Gardens plaza, which houses a bistro and antique shop. The inn’s staff will gladly suggest other Wine Country adventures, though we have a feeling you’ll want to linger at this Santa Ynez gem as long as possible.

The Santa Inez Inn is a AAA 4-Diamond recipient and a member of the Select Registry of distinguished inns.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 125
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 125

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 125
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 125
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 125
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 150


  • Max. Seated: 50

CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Lawn Area holds up to 125 seated or 150 standing guests; the Coach House accommodates 120 seated guests; and the Parlour accommodates up to 50 seated or standing guests.

Fees & Deposits

50% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 90 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $600–10,000 depending on the space rented. Meals range $35–200/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: provided or choose from list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: CBA
Linens, Silver, etc.: CBA
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: CBA
Bride’s Dressing Room: CBA
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: limited, valet required and on street
Accommodations: 20 guestrooms
Telephone: guest phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: valley, garden, hills, fountain, grounds
Other: wedding cake, spa services, florals, esthetician, clergy on staff, picnic area, AV equipment

Site Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Bed and Breakfast
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required

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Amplified Music

w/ Restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily, indoors 10am–11pm, outdoors noon–10pm.

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