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Santa Barbara Meetings & Events

Set next to the Pacific Ocean in the shadows of the Santa Ynez Mountains, the Hotel Californian's event space in Santa Barbara 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. 

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Come Together Along the

California Coast

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 occasion special and unforgettable.

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Walk Around Like

You Own the Place

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.

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Alhambra Ballroom

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.

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Executive Meetings

For more intimate meetings, Hotel Californian offers four 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. 

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Rooftop Deck & Pool

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.

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Locally Sourced

Hotel Californian has developed close relationships with local wineries, breweries, and farmers to create a uniquely local culinary experience for your events and meetings. Whether you need light bites 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.

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