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The Historic Carrillo Ballroom

Santa Barbara Wedding Venue
100 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Contact: Kyle Thumm
Phone: 805/560-7557



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 60

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 50
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 60


  • Max. Seated: 300

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A nonrefundable $300 deposit is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 60 days prior to the event. A refundable security deposit of $500 (under 200 guests) or $1,000 (200–300 guests) is also required. The rental fee for an 8-hour block starts at $3,875 for Santa Barbara city residents ($4,584 for non-residents) and includes use of the entire ground floor: The Ballroom with stage and balcony, two spacious meeting rooms with fireplaces, adjoining lobbies and both front and rear garden courtyards. Additional hours run $331/hour (residents) and $397/hour (non-residents). Music can extend until midnight, but the rental time period must include a minimum of 1 hour past when the music ends to allow for cleanup.

The staff can also recommend other affordable ceremony locations that are managed by the City of Santa Barbara.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg
Historic/Landmark Building
Late Night

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