The Santa Barbara Club

The Santa Barbara Club is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. Formally established in 1892, it is the oldest Club in the city and believed to be the first social Club between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Designed by architect Francis Wilson, the historic Club offers a number of exceptional entertaining indoor and outdoor areas for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners accommodating up to 200 guests.

You enter the building thru an impressive rod-iron doorway into an inviting fireplace and a warm formal Lobby.  The main dining room has a ‘glass wall’ that overlooks the lawn and outdoors.  This wall can be opened creating a feeling of openness and al-fresco dining.

Down the hallway from the dining room, is a unique and inviting Bar & Game Room, complete with a seating nook and character. The darkwood features and decor takes you back to the turn of the century.

Next to the bar, the Lounge & Card Room houses a baby grand piano and the Library which contains volumes dating back to the 1800′. Each room enjoys a spacious fireplace and turn of the century ambiance.

A particularly enchanting area is the Club’s terrace and garden. The lush and expansive lawn in the back of the club is well manicured and private.  Adjacent to the lawn, is an intimate terrace which exudes charm and character.

The downtown venue, is a discreet building close to State Street that provides a luxurious, timeless setting renowned for its Wine Country cuisine and exceptional service.

Enjoy epicurean delights prepared by Club Chef Humberto Perez, who encompasses the finest of the season by incorporating farmer’s markets “local, seasonal and fresh”. Complement her creations with the many distinctive regional wines of the Santa Ynez Valley and nearby appellations.

This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue.

For more information on pricing and availability contact Julie Steele

Pricing: $$

site fee $3500

Capacity: 125 indoors / 200 outside for sit down

Areas: Main dining room, the Library, the Bar and Gameroom, the Card and Lounge Room, the Lawn and the Patio.

Restrooms: On site

Bridal Dressing Room: You can use one of the boardrooms.

Requirements: Deposit required to hold the date.

Catering: On site

Parking: On site, off street, lot across the street

Music: Music allowed.  Indoors, music can continue until 12 AM

Alcohol Policy: All alcohol provided by the venue.

What is Provided: The Club is equipped with china, glassware, flatware, linens, tables, chairs, table numbers and votive candles which are provided complementary for up to 120 guests.  Microphone and speakers for the ceremony.

Decoration: All decor must be approved by the venue, no stapling or adhering into the structure

Insurance: Event insurance suggested.

Cancellation Policy: Deposit is non-refundable.

Contact Information:

  • Address: 1105 Chapala Street | Santa Barbara | CA | 93101

  • Phone Number: (805) 965-6547

  • Website: The Santa Barbara Club


Photographer: Jessica Fairchild | Location: Santa Barbara Club | Wedding Planner: Alegria by Design