Cabrillo Pavilion at East Beach 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard • Santa Barbara • CA 93103

Cabrillo Pavilion at East Beach

1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

This is one of the hottest spots for special events in Santa Barbara, thanks to its beachfront location, informal, artsy atmosphere and reasonable pricing. Owned and operated by the City of Santa Barbara, the Cabrillo Pavilion at East Beach is housed in a handsome, Spanish-style building, with white stucco exterior and red tile roof.

Inside, it’s spacious and filled with light that streams in through a five-arch arcade and a wall of oceanview windows beyond. A soaring, A-frame wood ceiling is supported by wood trusses, with rows of track lights and Mediterranean wrought-iron chandeliers that provide mood lighting for evening events. Walls are adorned with gallery exhibits that change regularly. On each side of the room, hardwood staircases lead to oak-bannistered balconies that make perfect bouquet-tossing platforms. A portable dance floor and tables and chairs are included with your rental.

The prime place for mingling is on the two beachfront decks, where daytime showcases the classic California sand-and-surf scene, and nighttime offers a lovely light show of passing boats and shooting stars. The beach directly outside Cabrillo Pavilion is beautiful, and the friendly, experienced staff can help arrange your wedding ceremony right on the sand.


Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,080–5,280/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Event duration
    • Residency

    • Rental is for 8 hours, with additional hours available for a fee
    • Lowest price is for City of Santa Barbara residents
    • Monday–Thursday events are $264/hour with a 2-hour minimum, and discounts for non-profits
    • Rental includes tables and chairs


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 215 215
Cocktails, etc. Standing 250 215
Reception Seated 215 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 215.

DIY beach ceremonies are available outside of the Pavilion with a City permit.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Beach / Ocean

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Hills
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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