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Impeccable architecture and design, personalized service, ocean views and inspired cuisine set the stage for your big day. Hotel Californian offers multiple Santa Barbara wedding venues inculding outdoor venues, rooftop spaces featuring panoramic ocean and mountain views, and light-filled indoor venues perfect for your ceremony, reception and late-night revelry.
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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.
A Venue Like No Other
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, with its original 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival facade, has introduced elegance and energy to the city's historic waterfront."
- Kristen Whatley, Afar Magazine
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.
Farm to Table
Catering & Craft Cocktails
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 and aromatherapy, Majorelle will take your wedding to the royal level.
Hotel Californian's three separate buildings, Californian, State, and Mason of the perfect remedy for privacy for you and your guests. We are ready to accomodate full-building buyouts so your group can have an entire building to yourselves.
The Alcazar, Hotel Californian's presidential suite, is the only room or suite in the State Building. This ensures plenty of space for celebration and complete privacy for you and your wedding party.
Get Funky in the Funk Zone
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.
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