8 of the Best Santa Barbara Wedding Venues

With its Riviera-style beaches backed by sparkling ocean panoramas, picturesque wine country, and forested Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara County is home to breathtaking natural scenery--and also a fabulous mix of romantic wedding venues. Whether you’re dreaming of a laid-back gathering with your toes in the sand, a boho-chic bash in a Mediterranean-style courtyard, or a swoon-worthy soiree at a rustic winery, these lovely locations will have you falling in love at first sight!

Elings Park

Santa Barbara, California

Venue Superpowers:

Woodsy Setting


Outdoor Ambiance

Fab Features: 230-acre nonprofit park and urban oasis with seasonal color and incredible city, mountain, and ocean views • expansive oceanview meadow and hillside amphitheater surrounded by trees • oak-shaded terrace for dining

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Glen Annie Golf Club

Goleta, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Ocean and Fairway Views

Scenic Photo Ops

Fab Features: rustic-chic clubhouse with distinctive California Mediterranean architecture tucked in a serene suburb of Santa Barbara • exchange vows on the pretty garden lawn with an ocean view, followed by cocktails on the stone terrace illuminated by market lights and an outdoor fireplace • the picturesque grounds boast rolling greens, lush trees, a charming footbridge, romantic water features, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The 1880 Union

Los Alamos, CA

Venue Superpowers:


Weekend Weddings

Rustic Romance

Fab Features: former stagecoach station turned private hotel • enchanting ceremonies beneath a vine-covered arbor in a serene rose garden • chic receptions in the historic dining room, with chandeliers in beaded cages, jazzy Art Deco bar, and eclectic mix of antiques • unique guestrooms, including a romantic bridal suite with canopy bed and copper soaking tub

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Santa Barbara, CA

Venue Superpowers:

European Vibes

Al Fresco Affairs

State Street Location

Fab Features:
exchange vows in the olive tree courtyard with a splashing fountain and bistro lights • elegant affairs in the indoor dining room with fireplace • you can dance the night away, thanks to their late-night curfew

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Whispering Rose Ranch Private Estate

Solvang, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Luxurious Private Estate

Beautiful Barn

Scenic Wine Country

Fab Features: majestic ranch estate set on 100 scenic acres • graceful grounds that boast a grand entry beneath a canopy of sycamores; a romantic fountain court; and a manicured lawn with stunning mountain vistas • a covered barn for dining & dancing that's the epitome of rustic elegance

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

Santa Barbara, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Landscape

Guest Experience

Fab Features: 30 acres of lush gardens with ocean views, set between a bird sanctuary and the beach • receptions perched on the spacious Upper & Lower Hilltops with Pacific vistas • no need to rent elephants—they're already on-site, along with giraffes, lions, penguins, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Rincon Beach Club

Carpinteria | Santa Barbara, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Beach Ceremonies

Garden Celebrations


Fab Features: private club located in the seaside community of Carpinteria just south of Santa Barbara • choice of ceremony locations: a white-sand beach or a leafy courtyard enclosed by 10-foot-high walls of flowering vines and roses • enchanting open-air garden receptions beneath a starry sky

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

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