Location Spotlight: Cold Springs Tavern
Cold Spring Tavern
The Cold Spring Tavern is located ont he 154, San Marcos Pass Road, a quick 15 minutes from Santa Barbara. For every minute drive, roll the clock back 10 years, because as you approach the restaurant, you immediately feel as if you are back in the mid 1800′s. This secluded wooded location boasts history, and became the popular route of travel for stagecoaches.
Within Cold Spring Tavern, there is Blisshaven Gardens, a strategically built outdoor deck ideal for gatherings including weddings and rehearsal dinners. There is something about the hundred year old bay trees and the creek that runs alongside that turns the dinner into a very special event. Or, if you prefer an indoor affair, their two intimate private dining areas are just as magical, featuring lantern dinners and cozy decor.
What the Cold Spring Tavern is most famous for, are the Sunday afternoons. These laid back days of summer take place in the perimeter of the restaurant with live music, authentic tri tip sandwiches made to order from an oversized grill and a scene of people watching including bikers who have made this their stop for years, just like the stage coaches over a century ago.
This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue.
For more information on pricing and availability contact John at (805) 967-0066
Site fee: Ranges from $250 (up to 30 people) to $750 (75- 100 people)
Capacity: 100 people outside, 2 dozen people inside
Areas: indoors: 1 large private room for up to 2 dozen people, 1 small private room for up to 1 dozen people, outdoors: Blisshaven Gardens
Restrooms: On site
Requirements: $8 per person set-up fee
Time Allotments: If renting out the back area, can decorate at any time the day of, all guests need to leave the area by 10:00 pm
Catering: no outside catering, but the kitchen can make almost any food, most popular being a western style buffet with BBQed chicken and beef, which is about $21/person, or prime rib for about $30/person
Music: can have amplified music, must be off by 10
Alcohol Policy: Usually set up a portable bar with house wine and beer and guests can order cocktails at a cash bar rate, though clients can also request to host a full bar. Restaurant to provide all alcohol.
What is Provided: events are staffed by the Tavern, and they handle all set up and break down procedures
Decoration: inside the Tavern, only minimal decoration is allowed (flowers, balloons, etc.) but outside guests can decorate however they like (Tavern provides lights and lanterns on each table so not much additional decoration is needed)
Cancellation Policy: no cancellation fee
5995 Stagecoach Rd.,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 967-0066