Around this time each year our clients start to ask us “What are the best locations for a rehearsal dinner in Santa Barbara?” So, we thought we would share some of our favorite spaces & places for the day before you say ‘I do’! Whether you are looking for an intimate dinner party with 25 of your closest friends and family, or you plan on inviting all 150 of your out-of-town guests, each of these venues offer a unique & different experience.
This charming space located in the heart of Santa Barbara, features a delicious menu with the freshest local ingredients and the best wine list in town, not to mention signature cocktails that change regularly. Their passion is great food, the highest caliber of service and bringing back the comfort and nostalgia of one of Santa Barbara’s favorite restaurants. This gorgeous space can comfortably fit up to 130 guests for cocktails in the courtyard and a seated dinner in the main restaurant.
Located directly across the street from the beautiful Pacific Ocean- the Four Seasons Biltmore offers a number spaces to hold the perfect rehearsal dinner, welcome party or post-wedding brunch. One of our favorite locations is the El Mar & La Marina Ballrooms which feature breathtaking views of the ocean and classic Santa Barbara features, such as the large wrought iron chandeliers and antique wood beams throughout the ceilings.
Nestled amongst the majestic mountains of Montecito, the San Ysidro Ranch is a place we feel all visitors must see. If you envision and intimate Rehearsal Dinner or Brunch- this is the spot. Between the quaint Wine Cellar, the picture perfect hydrangea cottage, and the abundant gardens we guarantee you will fall in love with this venue.
This gorgeous rooftop offers sweeping 360 degree views of Santa Barbara’s mountains, red tile rooftops and the Pacific coastline. The Canary hotel is centrally located one block off State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. Set up a few round dining tables with linens & flowers and some of the delicious food from the Canary, and you have a party your guests will never forget!
We are huge fans of the Greenhouse Room at Stella Mare’s Restaurant, located right across the street from the scenic bird refuge. With a french country flair to the menu and the atmosphere, this is a great all-inclusive location that hardly needs any additional decor. Consider this restaurant for parties up to 50 guests- great for an intimate rehearsal dinner or brunch!