Top Five Wedding Location Roundup of 2017

We start off the year with some of our favorite wedding venues and location in Santa Barbara County.  Here is a roundup of our top five wedding locations.

Restaurant: opal restaurant and bar 

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opal restaurant and bar is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's Arts District, on State Street, next to the Arlington Theatre.  A Santa Barbara local's favorite, this restaurant offers an elegant, sophisticated, yet comfortable and friendly dining experience, with a genuinely caring hospitality. 

Perfect for rehearsal dinners and casual receptions, the restaurant can accommodate large parties on either side of the restaurant. One side can hold up to 55 guests, the other side up to 70, and the entire restaurant up to 125. Either side or the whole restaurant can be reserved for either semi-private or private dining. Daytime events can be darkened for audio visual presentations.

Beach Ceremonies and Resort: The Fess Parker Resort


Ideal for cultural celebrations, The Fess Parker Resort weddings are a celebration of love, culture and tradition. Whether you are having a traditional Southeast Asian or Kosher wedding, Their iconic locations and upscale service make it an ideal wedding destination, with a team skilled in preparing specialty cuisine – including Indian and Kosher.  They welcome approved outside caterers to prepare specialty ethnic cuisine and provide the staff and service for your ethnic wedding or event. Can accommodate up to 700 guests.

Private Club, Downtown Santa Barbara: The Riviera Mansion

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Located conveniently new downtown Santa Barbara, California, The Riviera Mansion offers exquisite and historic ambiance throughout and central location makes it a highly sought after event and wedding venue. Guests can enjoy the fine cuisine and private dining experiences, with easy and complimentary on-site parking and indoor as well as outdoor dining options among other Mansion amenities. The Riviera Mansion is the best kept secret for those seeking an extraordinary backdrop for their event! Ideal for up to 150 guests

Private Club, Outdoor Setting: The Santa Barbara Club

Designed by architect Francis Wilson, this Vintage Estate offers a number of exceptional spaces, both in and outdoors for events. The Santa Barbara Club includes a formal Lobby, the Dining Room that hosts many of the Club’s wedding events, a Bar and Lounge with baby grand piano, a large Library that is often used as the bride’s room, and the Game Room with pool table for the Groom.  Each room has a fireplace and turn of the century ambiance. A particularly enchanting area is the Club’s patio and garden. It is an oasis of tranquility within the town and serves as the locale for wedding celebrations throughout the year. Perfect for up to 175 guests.

Outdoor Beach Front: Sandpiper Golf Course

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This venue can accommodate over 500 guests.  From majestic mountain views to the serenity of the Pacific Ocean outstretched before you, Sandpiper Golf Course offers several breathtaking on course locations. Imagine…a warm ocean breeze, the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, crystal clear views of Santa Barbara’s Channel Islands in the distance, the majestic Santa Ynez mountain range at your back as you say “I Do…I Will…I Promise”to remember this day & fall in love, all over again...