Find Wedding Ideas: Santa Barbara County Wedding Venues You'll Love

Santa Barbara County has so many beautiful wedding venues -- we have plenty of suggestions, depending on what you are looking for. We share our faves here.

(If you can't get enough, see detailed info for all the wedding venues on our site.)


7 of the Best Santa Barbara Wedding Venues

7 of the Best Santa Barbara Wedding Venues

With the sparkling Pacific and pristine beaches to the West and the forested Santa Ynez Mountains to the East, Santa Barbara is home to some breathtaking natural scenery and a fabulous mix of jaw-dropping 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 retreat, these lovely locations will have you falling in love at first sight!


6 Swoon-worthy Santa Barbara Wine Country Wedding Venues

6 Swoon-worthy Santa Barbara Wine Country Wedding Venues

There is more to Santa Barbara than swaying palms and sandy beaches. This destination-worthy wedding location is full of rolling hills, picturesque mountain ranges, and romantic vineyards. So if a toes-in-the-sand ceremony isn't your thing, check out these whimsical wine country wedding venues that set the perfect stage for your Big Day!


Worth the Splurge: 10 Luxurious Southern California Wedding Venues

Worth the Splurge: 10 Luxurious Southern California Wedding Venues

When you've got champagne taste with a champagne budget to match, you need a venue with high style and ample amenities to make your luxe wedding #goals come to life. If you want your celebration to be so extravagant that it rivals the Royal wedding, check out these lavish Southern California locations that will literally take your breath away. From modern penthouses to renowned oceanfront resorts, these jaw-dropping venues pair opulent spaces with world-class services—and are worth their weight in gold.


7 Santa Barbara Venues Perfect for Small Weddings and Elopements

7 Santa Barbara Venues Perfect for Small Weddings and Elopements

From the crystal-blue shoreline to its rustic Wine Country, Santa Barbara is pure romance—and not surprisingly, a popular elopement destination. Whether you’re on a budget or willing to splurge, you’ll find some tempting options among these venues that welcome small weddings.


20 Charming Southern California Wedding Venues With A Backyard Vibe

20 Charming Southern California Wedding Venues With A Backyard Vibe

Dreaming of a backyard-style shindig but don't want to tie the knot at home? We've picked some of our favorite Southern California wedding venues that give us all the feels when it comes to their laid-back vibe and cozy charm. From gorgeous gardens to romantic ranches, these spaces serve as the perfect home away from home for your special day.


5 Things We Love About Santa Barbara Weddings

5 Things We Love About Santa Barbara Weddings

A place so beautiful that it's been dubbed "the American Riviera", Santa Barbara is one of the country's most desirable cities. But being photogenic is not its only claim to fame! Here's our list of the Top 5 things that make this coastal paradise such a popular destination—especially for weddings.


Affordable Santa Barbara Weddings: 9 Cool Venues That Are Easy On Your Budget

Affordable Santa Barbara Weddings: 9 Cool Venues That Are Easy On Your Budget

Bounded by white sandy beaches and forested mountains, Santa Barbara has a temperate climate, tons of historic charm, and a vibrant culinary and arts scene. All this makes it among the most desirable (read: pricey) places to live—and to wed. But if your wedding budget is less than celebrity-size, don't despair! Here are 6 places where you can celebrate without breaking the bank (especially if you're willing to be a little flexible on the day of the week and the season).


22 Woodsy Wedding Venues in Southern California

22 Woodsy Wedding Venues in Southern California

Whether it's a single spreading oak, a dappled forest, or a majestic grove of redwoods, trees impart an irresistible beauty to a wedding. All of the Southern California venues we've highlighted below showcase Mother Nature's arborial handiwork, and any one of them might have just the outdoor setting you're looking for.


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Some clients may have paid to be placed in our editorial and some of these links may be affiliate; however, we never include a venue, vendor, or product unless they have a proper place here. This is part of our Core Values. We create our website first and foremost to be good for the couples using it to plan their Big Day. We won't stray from that for a few advertising dollars. #scoutshonor