Menu, music, décor, hair and makeup. We know each detail of your special day should be memorable, from bridal bouquet to inspired California cuisine. Our expert meetings and events managers and banquet team are here to simplify your planning.
- Beautiful Backdrops
Your wedding photography is sure to shine with the dramatic backdrops of our 22 acres of gardens and courtyards, Spanish Colonial architecture, and Butterfly Beach.
- Personalized Décor
California cool. Tropical elegance. Old Hollywood glamour. Our meetings and events team will tailor your chosen venue to perfectly reflect your personal style and taste.
- Creative Cakes
Simply choose your style and flavours and let our master pastry chefs create a cake sure to wow you and your guests. Incorporate local produce or florals to add a taste of Santa Barbara.
- Love in Bloom
Let us help you select the flowers and foliage to add even more colour to your celebration. You and your guests can further admire the flora on a guided botanical tour of our grounds.
From save-the-dates to post-ceremony send-offs, whether you're saying your first "I do" or renewing your vows, our meetings and events team will help you plan one of the most memorable days of your life. Every detail can be customized to reflect your personality as a couple.
We'll work with you to tailor an itinerary of activities that you and your guests will love. Kayak or paddleboard in Butterfly Bay. Sip and savour your way through our Rose Garden Afternoon Tea. Play croquet under sunny California skies. Make exquisite chocolate truffles with our pastry chef. Take a sunset cocktail cruise. Or tour the wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley.
Bridal beauty, pampering for the happy couple, bridal party spa days, treatments to welcome your guests: We have every spa and beauty service you desire for your big event, all conveniently on-site in our ocean-view sanctuary.
Treat yourself to a Margaret Dabbs London manicure, a KYPRIS Rose Quartz Facial, expert makeup application and updo for your ceremony – even the chance to schedule a personal consultation at our José Eber Santa Barbara Salon with the Hollywood-favourite stylist himself.
Our Couple's Suite Retreat offers a relaxing soak for two, followed by side-by-side massage treatments, Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries in our luxe VIP Suite or on our private terrace.
Menus & Catering
Your wedding cuisine is a significant part of your and your guests' Santa Barbara experience. Let our talented team assemble the freshest California ingredients and local wines for creative menus you'll always remember.
- California Cuisine
Accent your special day with fresh, locally sourced produce and seafood. Signature dishes include Avocado 4 Ways and Santa Barbara Uni.
- Raise a Glass
We'll help you select the perfect beverages for your celebrations, from local wines of the Santa Ynez Valley to signature cocktails such as the Biltmore Raspberry Smash to non-alcoholic options like lavender soda.
- Al Fresco Dining
For small cocktail receptions, relaxed rehearsal dinners or full formal banquets, we have a wealth of outdoor dining venues where you and your guests can soak up the scenery – garden, ocean or starlit evening sky.
With six distinctive food and beverage destinations on-site, you and your guests will have much to sample.
Bella Vista features organic, Italian-inspired, California-coastal cuisine, while Tydes at Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club focuses on fresh seafood with a modern Mediterranean twist. The poolside Coral Café and Bar serves favourites from the grill, and Fins offers organic juices, smoothies, snacks and coffee.
Sample tapas, local wines and classic cocktails at Spanish Colonial–style Ty Lounge, or fresh shareable bites and specialty sips at the saltwater-aquarium Coral Reef Bar.
Ask about privatizing our venues for your wedding-related celebrations.
Santa Barbara is a thriving culinary destination, and you and your guests may opt for exclusive opportunities to experience our local food and wine not just by dining but also by doing. For instance, we can arrange a tour of the nearby boutique wineries of the Santa Ynez Valley.
And within the Resort, we offer a culinary experience to suit every taste: Blend your own olive oil with expert guidance. Create indulgent chocolate truffles with our pastry chef. Join a master mixologist for a signature cocktail lesson. Step into our La Pacifica banquet kitchen to watch our chefs in action. Or simply sit back for a candlelit beachfront meal for two after the celebrations are done.