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Venues in Santa Barbara, CA,
(805) 882-0100

About Us


Set against the beautiful California Coast and the backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque wedding venue than Santa Barbara's Hotel Californian.

With local attractions like world-class wineries, the emerging food & beverage centric Funk Zone, Lotusland, the beach, and plenty of hiking & outdoor activities, Hotel Californian welcomes you and your loved ones to an exciting and statement-making wedding destination.


This immaculate hotel, designed by celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, is the premiere wedding destination in Santa Barbara. With 121 breathtaking guestrooms and plenty of outdoor and rooftop event space, we challenge you to find a more perfect place for your memorable day.


Hotel Californian features 3 Rooftop event areas, all with breathtaking views. From Ceremony to day-after brunch, these spaces are ready for any wedding occassion.

The largest, our Mirador Rooftop Deck, features panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and towering Santa Ynez mountains, just one of our favorite places in this elegantly designed kingdom.


We have developed close relationships with local wineries and farmers to ensure sustainable, hyper-local, and utterly delicious food & beverage catering options. You probably already know about our buzzworthy dining options, but you may not have heard about our passion for unique craft cocktails.

Whether you need catering for a large reception, rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch—or ALL of them—we are passionate about accommodating any and all needs to prepare menus that are perfect for you.


Majorelle—our world-class spa, decadently patterned in beautiful tile and Moroccan blue—will be an essential complement to your wedding weekend. From couples massages to rejuvenating facials, nail services, and aromatherapy, Majorelle will take your wedding to the royal level.

Majorelle offers an on-site salon, perfect for a Cut & Dry or a Blowout for the big day. The salon is set next to our gorgeous Court of Fatima, but we are happy to come to you and the wedding party for an in-room treatment.


The Hotel Californian is located in the Funk Zone, Santa Barbara's hottest food & beverage neighborhood. Find fabulous restaurants like Loquita and The Lark, as well as Santa Barbara's famed Urban Wine Trail.

Shawn Sanford

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  • We searched high and low through the state for the perfect California Wedding venue. When we landed on Hotel Californian it was truly a dream come true. From the aesthetics to the service it was absolutely second to none! If we could do it all over again we would absolutely choose Hotel Californian again.

    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?

    $ 5,000.00

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

    $ 4,000.00

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


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

    $ 4,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

    Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 65.00

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

    House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Beach, Hotel, Resort, Rooftop, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

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

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

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

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, December

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