Top Five Glamourous Santa Barbara Wedding Locations

Bacara Resort and Spa

A stunning, Spanish-style luxury resort tucked along the scenic cliffs of the Gaviota Coast, Bacara Resort and Spa is situated 12 miles North of downtown Santa Barbara. The locations to plan your perfect nuptials include the bluff (atop the Pacific ocean) and ocean lawn for ceremonies.  For wedding receptions and celebrations the Rotunda (literally a round ballroom ) and Terrace (shown below) for al fresco dining for up to 150 guests.  Downstairs, the Grand Ballroom offers opulent and elegant details for weddings up to 500 guests. Click the image to see more images of the Santa Barbara wedding below.

Photographer: Melissa Musgrove Photography | Location: Bacara Resort & Spa | Wedding Planner: Mary Litzsinger, VP Events Inc. | Floral Designer: Hogue & Co Florist 

Belmond El Encanto

El Encanto literally translates to "Charming" and so it is. Situated atop the American Riviera, the boutique hotel offers boasting views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.  Whether you choose an outdoor reception in the wisteria-lined Arbor and Lily Pond or a celebration in the elegant ballroom, El Encanto is sure to host a memorable event. Click the image to see more of the Santa Barbara Wedding below.

Wedding Photographer: Michelle Beller PhotographyEvent Planner & Designer: XOXO Bride | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Florist: Tenley Erin Young Lighting & Draping: Bella Vista Designs | Linens: La TavolaRental Company: Fanciful Flowers + Town & Country Event Rentals 

Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore

Positioned amidst lush tropical landscaping and surrounded by charming 1920s architecture, seven quaint indoor and outdoor locations provide the perfect palate to celebrate a dream ceremony and reception. Whether you prefer a view of the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains, or the lush gardens, this location offers a variety of luxurious options, including the ocean front art deco La Pacifica Ballroom with 180 degree views of the ocean. Click the image to see more of the Santa Barbara Wedding below.

Wedding Photographer: Kiel Rucker | Wedding Planner: Maren Parsons | Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara | Chair Rentals: Simply Santa Barbara Weddings & Events | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Florist: Santa Barbara Style

San Ysidro Ranch

Nestled in the Foothills of the American Riviera, San Ysidro Ranch features a blend of natural beauty, romantic richness and a time-honored legacy. The Ranch’s lushly planted acres are brimming with fragrant blossoms, herbs, flowers and flora framed by stunning views of the mountains.  An Old Hollywood getaway, Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows in the 550-acre paradise, and it is also where John and Jackie Kennedy honeymoon. Click the image to see more of the Santa Barbara Wedding below. san ysidro ranch wedding reception elegant table

Photographer: Kristen Beinke Photography |  Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Planner: Imagine Weddings and Special Events | Florist: Anna Le Play Taylor 

Sunstone Villa

This luxurious French limestone private estate is part of an organic vineyard retreat. Tucked along the edge of the Santa Ynez River, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine country (40-minutes north of Santa Barbara), Sunstone Villa is a stunning event destination. Ideal for intimate family and friend getaways of groups of under 80, the the Tuscan-inspired Villa sleeps 10 guests and boasts 8,500 square feet of luxury living space. Built from imported limestone from a small village in France, and wood beams and roof tiles reclaimed from a 19th century lavender factory, once owned by Queen Victoria; this location is the ideal setting to enjoy a celebration and offers guests the opportunity to see and touch a piece of history. Click the image to see more of the Santa Barbara Wedding below.

Wedding Planner: Merryl Brown Events | Photographer: Elizabeth Messina  | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals |  Linens: La Tavola Linen | Floral Design: 

Featured Image: Photographer: Beaux Arts Photographie | Planner: Joy Proctor | Location: Bacara Resort & Spa | Florist: Camellia Floral Design | Lighting; Bella Vista Designs | Linens: La Tavola Linens Click HERE to see more of the Santa Barbara Wedding.