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Venues in Santa Barbara,
(805) 886-2842

About Us

An intimate wedding venue in Santa Barbara, California, Arnoldi’s Cafe is the perfect authentic and cultured setting for your wedding reception. The history at this quaint restaurant is as thick as the Italian lasagna and meatballs served. Aside from the ambience is the lovely, vintage-style decor, truly a little slice of Italy nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara.

Facilities and Capacity
Though the cafe provides a coddled feeling of intimacy, there are two event spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 2-200 guests. There is one partially covered outdoor patio area as well as an indoor banquet hall to choose from.

Services Offered
Arnoldi’s Cafe comes with expertly trained and friendly staff that will work with couples to satisfy their wildest wedding dreams. In addition to a strong and immediate sense of trust with this wedding venue, the location also includes:

  • Event planning
  • Referrals
  • Catering services
  • Attention to dietary restrictions
  • Food/beverage items
  • Parking


4.8 out of 5
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  • My husband and I had dinner at Arnoldi's a couple of times and knew we wanted to have our wedding reception there and then Covid happened. We had already put a deposit down and were working with Arnoldi's event planner Sara, who was very helpful and accommodating during this time. We ended up having a small dinner with socially distanced tables the night we got married and it was perfect. Everything from the food and drinks to the beautiful setting of their outside patio area. The few guests that were there raved about how amazing it was. The only suggestion I would have for the restaurant is to remove the "recommended florist" you have listed on your website. Ruben from Elevate Floral is a crook, who stole our money and left town without ever providing flowers for our wedding day. Arnoldi's cafe is a restaurant I would recommend for a date night, a family dinner or when wedding receptions are happening again, a beautiful reception! Great food and great service and we will definite... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?


    What months are included in your peak season?

    August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February

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