Santa Barbara Wedding Venues


Planning your wedding can be such a stressful time, but it is also fun and exciting and will help ensure that your wedding is one of the best days of your life. But where do you start? You know you want to have your wedding in Santa Barbara, probably because it’s a gorgeous city, with near-perfect weather all year long. It’s perfectly situated just a couple of hours from Los Angeles. There are multiple hotels, and bed & breakfasts to choose from. And the architecture throughout the city is uniquely Spanish, a look that isn’t as predominant in most other California cities.

beachfront or nearby venues in santa barbara

Here’s a list of the beachfront or close-to-the-beach wedding venues in the Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Montecito areas. There are several to choose from and they all have their own charm. In no particular order:

rosewood miramar • Santa Barabar

couple standing on the lawn in front of the rosewood miramar santa barbara wedding venue

hilton santa barabar beachfront

outdoor wedding ceremony space at the Hilton in Santa Barbara with Spanish influence int he architecture, a beach front view and palm trees photographed by Santa Barbara wedding photographer

The Biltmore Four Seasons • Santa Barbara

santa barbara wedding photography

Cabrillo Pavillion • Santa Barbara

groom dipping his bride backwards in front of their wedding venue Cabrillo Pavilion

Bacara Resort • Santa Barbara

Hotel Californian

Carousel House

The Moxi

El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel


Here are some more amazing wedding venues that are in the Santa Barbara area but aren’t near the beach. These are tucked in the city, and surrounding areas and they also have great spaces to make your dream wedding come to life.

La Cumbre Country Club

ceremony with chuppah at la cumbre country club

Santa Barbara Courthouse

wedding couple standing in front of the santa barbara courthouse

Rockwood Woman’s Club

reception room santa barbara womens club rockwood wedding photography

Villa and Vine

wedding at villa and vine in santa barbara

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Colorful reception outdoors at santa barbara historical museum

Glenn annie golf club

glenn annie santa barbara wedding photography

san ysidro ranch

wedding ceremony with bubbles san ysidro ranch montecito

greek orthodox church • santa barbara

santa barbara greek orthodox wedding photography

el paseo santa barbara

El Paseo Wedding Venue in Santa Barbara

Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Villa Verano

Santa Barbara Zoo

Presidio de Santa Barbara

Canary Santa Barbara Hotel

Heartstone Ranch


I’ve photographed many weddings in Santa Barbara. I love the area and all the many locations there are for wedding day or engagement session photos. Just take a look around my site to see some samples, then reach out and let me know which venue you decided on or which Santa Barbara wedding venue you’re leaning towards.

Some of these wedding venues have restrictions on guest count. Some will require you to use their own catering company, or they’ll require you to provide everything. But most of these venues are really beautiful and unique in their own ways, and no matter which you choose, I know your wedding day will be perfect. If you’re looking for a property farther south, check out these Ventura County Wedding Venues.

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