Mattei's Tavern

Allow the history of Mattei’s Tavern to become a part of yours! For almost 130 years, distinguished guests ranging from John D. Rockefeller to Clark Gable have been drawn to Mattei’s Tavern for its blend of natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury.

This blend is what makes Mattei’s Tavern an exquisite event venue.

Located in picturesque Santa Barbara wine country, this charming historic tavern offers several enchanting spaces to host your next event.

The iconic white water tower and original craftsman structures surrounding the ceremony site are softened by pastoral landscaping; providing an unparalleled old west wedding experience. The lush outdoor lawn is the ideal reception area – watch the sunset together while dining amidst the trees and dance the night away under the stars.

Price: $$$$



Water Tower Garden for Ceremony & Reception : 300 Guests

Keenan Hartley Courtyard for Ceremony & Reception: 200 Guests

Garden Room (Inside Tavern) for Rehearsal Dinner/Reception: 45-50 Seated Guests | 50-75 Standing Guests

Time Allotment: 4-8 Hours

Music: Amplified Allowed

Bridal Dressing Room: Yes

Parking: Yes

Restrooms: Subject to spaces rented on property

Alcohol Policy: BYOB - Served by licensed caterer or bartender

Decorations: The greenery and foliage on the grounds are impeccably kept up and stunning with very little decorations absolutely necessary. Ample string lighting on property in provided.

Descriptive Words of This Venue:

  • Ceremony

  • Charming

  • Elopement

  • Hotel

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor

  • Private

  • Reception

  • Rehearsal Dinner

  • Restaurant

  • Rustic

  • Santa Ynez

  • Wine Country


  • Certified Wedding Planner

  • Contract

  • Deposit Amount/ Percentage

  • Event Insurance

  • Restrooms

  • Catering

Contact Information:

  • Name: Taylor Lockhart

  • Phone: 805-335-7927

  • Email:

  • Address: 2350 Railway Avenue | Los Olivos | CA | 93441

  • Website: Mattei’s Tavern

Photography Courtesy of: Sargeant Creative

Planning by: Ann Johnson Events