Santa Barbara Wedding Venue
1111 E. Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, California 93103
Santa Barbara embodies the perfect balance of small-town charm and big-city attractions, and its irresistible mix of sun, surf and sand has earned it the nickname “The American Riviera.” If a beautiful oceanview venue on the coast tops your wedding wish list, then consider Hyatt Santa Barbara your fairy godmother.
The historic hotel first opened its doors in 1931, and its Spanish Colonial architecture and décor, including antique tilework and wrought-iron embellishments, all add up to classic Santa Barbara style. Although a recent makeover combines sleek, contemporary refinement with the latest amenities, the Hyatt Santa Barbara’s enviable location is timeless— three landscaped acres commanding a prime spot across from East Beach, bordered by a treelined park.
It’s just a short stroll from the hotel to the breathtaking ceremony site, right on the soft sand. Your event manager has thoughtfully arranged all the details: A refreshment station greets your guests, who will be seated on white wooden chairs accented with starfish. The wedding aisle is lined with seashells and a white trellis frames you and your fiancé against a backdrop of gentle waves—everything you need for a dreamy beach wedding! But if you have your heart set on tying the knot at one of the town’s other scenic parks or gardens, then Hyatt’s event pros are happy to take your ceremony there.
The cocktail hour is simply sublime back at Hyatt’s wraparound Vista Terrace, which, as its name implies, treats everyone to picture-postcard scenery. French doors open to the Vista Ballroom, a smartly decorated space in pleasing earth tones with windows that look out to the ocean on one side and to the hills on the other. An adjoining alcove can hold a buffet, gift table or photo booth. Leave the doors open to the evening sea breezes and wander outside with your sweetheart for some romantic stargazing.
Yes, it all sounds divine, but there’s another glamorous ballroom to consider. From its second story vantage, Cabrillo’s panoramas are even more sweeping and dynamic. One wall showcases the Pacific and another overlooks a park towards the hills. The Gazebo, a curved, windowed annex, is a novel setting for an intimate indoor ceremony or cocktails.
The smallest of the hotel’s three banquet spaces, La Cantina, also boasts the most Old World character, thanks to hand-stenciled ceiling beams, dark wood trim and huge candelabra chandeliers. Arched windows capture swaying palms and a ribbon of ocean, while a soaring cut-stone fireplace just begs for a cozy winter wedding or rehearsal dinner.
The Hyatt’s enticing banquet menus are fully customizable and their wedding packages feature lots of extras, including a complimentary oceanview room for the newlyweds. Of course, staying here is half the fun: The beach-facing pool deck with fire pit, as well as the bistro, bar and spa, make relaxing a snap; the plush guest rooms provide plenty of creature comforts; and a waterfront shuttle offers easy access to the area’s many activities. Invite your friends and family to a destination wedding at this luxurious venue and they’ll experience the best of Santa Barbara along with your memorable celebration.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 250 seated guests indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoors, the hotel can accommodate 250 seated or 320 standing guests; outdoors 60 seated or 150 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 250 seated guests.
A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 1 month prior to the event. Rental fees range $0–10,000 depending on the day of the event, guest count and the space rented. Meal packages range $59–109/person. Tax, alcohol and a 21% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot, on street, valet required
Accommodations: 171 guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: pool area, park; panorama of ocean, coastline and mountains
Other: spa services, centerpieces, complimentary room for the bride & groom, event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: full in-house bar
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 8am–11pm.
Alternate Info: Hotel Mar Monte Radisson Santa Barbara