The Lark

The Lark, named for the sleek overnight Pullman train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that serviced Santa Barbara from 1910 -1968, is a 130 seat full-service restaurant located in the historic Santa Barbara Fish Market building. Situated in the heart of the Funk Zone, a vibrant arts district and home to local surf shops, galleries and the popular Urban Wine Trail, The Lark brings the entire Santa Barbara community together to celebrate our unique place.

The Lark featured three unique private event venues appropriate for numerous occasions including weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday and anniversary parties, family gatherings or corporate meetings.

This is a Reception Only location.

Price: $$$

Food and Beverage minimums range in price depending on the day of the week and season and must be met prior to 22% service charge and local sales tax. If the Food and Beverage minimum is not met, the remaining balance is charged as a site fee.


  • Full Restaurant Buyout: 130 seated guests/200 standing only

  • Patio Buyout: 50 seated guests/70 standing only

  • Pullman Room: 50 seated guests

Time Allotment: 4PM-Close

Restrooms: Yes

Parking available: Yes

Bridal Dressing Room: No

Music: Amplified allowed

Alcohol Policy: It is our policy at The Lark to support all state and local laws regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages. If an individual cannot provide a valid ID, no service of liquor, beer or wine will be made.

What is Provided:

  • Tables

  • Chairs

  • China

  • Glass

  • Silver

Descriptive Words of this Venue:

  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

  • Charming

  • Downtown Santa Barbara

  • Elopement

  • Indoor, Outdoor

  • Private

  • Reception

  • Rehearsal Dinner

  • Restaurant

  • Rustic


  • Contract

  • Deposit Amount/ Percentage

  • Reservation with Credit Card

  • Same day load in and load out

Cancellation Policy: If notification is received less than thirty (30) days in advance of your function, you and your organization will be responsible for payment in full of the food and beverage minimum.

Contact Information:

  • Name: Silvia Morales-Guerra

  • Phone: 805-705-8895

  • Email:

  • Address: 131 Anacapa Street, Suite A | Santa Barbara | CA | 93101

  • Website: The Lark

Photos #1, 4: I Heart My Groom

Photo #2, 5, 6, 8: Ali Beck

Photo #3: Collin Dewell

Photo #7, 9, 10: James and Jess