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36 State St

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone: (805) 882-0100

Meetings

MEETINGS & EVENTS

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Meeting space at Hotel Californian

Set next to the Pacific Ocean in the shadows of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Hotel Californian elevates meetings and events to new heights. This unique urban seaside resort features a meticulously designed 2,850 square foot ballroom, together with an adjacent 4,500 square foot plaza, a 3,670 square foot rooftop event deck and five flexible meeting rooms with private patios, perfect for corporate meetings and exclusive retreats. 

Hotel Californian meeting and event spaces are accessible. For more information, please see our Accessibility Statement in the link below.

(805) 882-0100
info@thehotelcalifornian.com

COME TOGETHER ALONG THE CALIFORNIA COAST

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Under the warm and inviting Santa Barbara sun, Hotel Californian's location and amenities offer the perfect opportunity to host a special event or set of meetings.

Just steps from the beach and vibrant Funk Zone, and offering multiple meeting & event spaces with oceanfront views and the backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains, we are uniquely equipped to make your occassion special and unforgettable.

Sunset down State Street

EXECUTIVE MEETINGS

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Fairbanks Meeting Room

For more intimate meetings, Hotel Californian offers five flexible meeting rooms with private patios, perfect for corporate meetings and exclusive retreats.

Pair that with our unmatched catering and a night out in the Funk Zone and you've got the perfect pairing of productivity and play. 

ALHAMBRA BALLROOM

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The jaw-dropping 2,850 square foot Alhambra Ballroom is the pinnacle of Hotel Californian's unmatched meeting spaces. Both the ballroom and foyer are decadently covered in beautiful black & white Moroccan tile, promising a dazzling experience for every guest. 

Set next to the 4,500 square foot Court of Califia event lawn, the ballroom and outdoor space are ready to accomodate any event, from rehearsal dinner to full-on extravaganza.

Alhambra Ballroom

WALK AROUND LIKE YOU OWN THE PLACE

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Outside Event

Our three buildings offer the perfect accommodations for the ultimate privacy and exclusivity, giving you the opportunity to have your own building dedicated to your event for buyouts. Our Californian, State, and Mason buildings are your blank canvas that can be outfitted for almost any occasion.

ROOFTOP DECK & POOL

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With panoramic views of the iconic Santa Barbara beachfront and the towering Santa Ynez mountains, our exclusive Mirador Rooftop Deck is the ideal locale to host your event with a cocktail in-hand and sunset over the ocean.

Tan Tan Roof Top

CATERING LOCALLY SOURCED

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Catering Sliders

Hotel Californian has developped close relationships with local wineries, breweries, and farmers to create a uniquely local culinary experience for your events and meetings. Whether you need snacks to keep you going or full-meals for an all-day affair, our event planning experts will work with you to create a custom menu to complement this breathtakingly designed hotel.

Courses carefully prepared by our culinary team will be the highlight of your event, bringing your guests together over food & drink and making sure they are satisfied.

EVENT SPACE

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CALIFORNIAN BUILDING

Mirador
SQ FT: 3,500
DIMENSIONS: 82' x 43'
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 180

Court of Fatima (Located on First Floor)
SQ FT: 2,000
DIMENSIONS: 45' x 45'
ROUNDS: 60
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 75

Shamsah
SQ FT: 720
DIMENSIONS: 45' x 45'
BOARDROOM: 12
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 40

 

MASON BUILDING

FLYNN
SQ FT: 520
DIMENSIONS: 24' x 20'
CEILING HIEGHT: 9'0"
THEATER: 40
CLASSROOM: 22
U-SHAPE: 15
BOARDROOM: 13
ROUNDS: 40
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 52

CHAPLIN
SQ FT: 660
DIMENSIONS: 31' x 20'
CEILING HIEGHT: 9'0"
THEATER: 50
CLASSROOM: 25
U-SHAPE: 19
BOARDROOM: 16
ROUNDS: 50
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 66

CHAPLIN A
SQ FT: 330
DIMENSIONS: 20' x 15'
CEILING HIEGHT: 9'0"
THEATER: 20
CLASSROOM: 14
U-SHAPE: 14
BOARDROOM: 14
ROUNDS: 20
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 33

CHAPLIN B
SQ FT: 330
DIMENSIONS: 20' x 16'
CEILING HIEGHT: 9'0"
THEATER: 20
CLASSROOM: 14
U-SHAPE: 14
BOARDROOM: 14
ROUNDS: 20
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 33

FAIRBANKS
SQ FT: 770
DIMENSIONS: 33' x 23'
CEILING HIEGHT: 10'2"
THEATER: 60
CLASSROOM: 45
U-SHAPE: 25
BOARDROOM: 22
ROUNDS: 60
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 70

PICKFORD
SQ FT: 350
DIMENSIONS: 22' x 15'
CEILING HIEGHT: 10'4"
BOARDROOM: 10

 

STATE BUILDING

THE ALHAMBRA
SQ FT: 2,850
DIMENSIONS: 75' x 39'
CEILING HIEGHT: 15'4"
THEATER: 250
CLASSROOM: 120
U-SHAPE: 50
BOARDROOM: 55
ROUNDS: 200
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 285

THE ALHAMBRA I
SQ FT: 1,440
DIMENSIONS: 39' x 37'
CEILING HIEGHT: 15'4"
THEATER: 120
CLASSROOM: 60
U-SHAPE: 35
BOARDROOM: 30
ROUNDS: 100
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 144

THE ALHAMBRA II
SQ FT: 740
DIMENSIONS: 34' x 19'
CEILING HIEGHT: 15'4"
THEATER: 50
CLASSROOM: 30
U-SHAPE: 25
BOARDROOM: 18
ROUNDS: 50
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 60

THE ALHAMBRA III
SQ FT: 670
DIMENSIONS: 39' x 18'
CEILING HIEGHT: 15'4"
THEATER: 45
CLASSROOM: 28
U-SHAPE: 20
BOARDROOM: 18
ROUNDS: 50
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 60

THE ALHAMBRA FOYER
SQ FT: 730
DIMENSIONS: 73' x 10'
CEILING HIEGHT: 15'4"
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 70

COURT OF CALIFIA
SQ FT: 4,500
DIMENSIONS: 69' x 64'
ROUNDS: 200
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 300

SERENA (Located on rooftop deck)
SQ FT: 3,670
DIMENSIONS: 82' x 40'
ROUNDS: 200
COCKTAIL RECEPTION: 250