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Carrillo Recreation Center & Ballroom

100 E. Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA, CA
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(805) 560-7557

About Us

Carrillo Ballroom is a wedding and event venue in Santa Barbara, California. The historic venue is located in the Carrillo Recreation Center. It is centrally located in downtown and offers flexibility to host different event types and sizes. The Carrillo Ballroom features one of the best dance floors in the United States.

Facilities and Capacity
The entire ground floor is included in the rental and features a large dance floor that flexes under each step to make it feel like you’re dancing on clouds. The front of the building is beautifully landscaped and features a front and back courtyard for an extension of space. The ballroom features a downstairs dance studio that can be used as catering prep area or childcare zone. The venue features two fireplaces, tables, chairs, and wheelchair accessibility. The Carrillo Ballroom can accommodate 300 guests for a seated ceremony and dinner and 400 guests including the patio for a cocktail reception.

Services Offered
The Carrillo Ballroom can host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, engagement party and showers. They offer event items including audio equipment, 400 chairs, lighting and tables. Their event services include set up and clean up for a stress-free event. They do not require you to use preferred vendors for catering, so the choice is yours. Alcohol is allowed in the ballroom but kegs must be place in tubs on bar mats. The Carrillo Ballroom staff and friendly and available to answer any questions to make your wedding planning easy.


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  • The Carrillo Ballroom went above and beyond our expectations, they truly made our event run smooth. We enjoyed not having to worry about cleaning and setting up tables. Kyle's team was absolutely amazing.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 500.00

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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Tables

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Government Building, Historic Building

    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?

    Clean Up, Event Rentals, Set Up, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, May, December

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