Location Spotlight: Santa Barbara Polo Fields
Santa Barbara Polo Fields
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Photos: BellaCastle Photography
Flowers: Nico Designs
Located in Carpinteria, a few miles south of Santa Barbara, the internationally renowned Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club offers an unparalleled location, exquisite ambiance and gracious attention to detail. April marked 100th season since the opening of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
Vast open fields, beautiful mountain views and the hint of the ocean breeze all come together to create and experience no one will soon forget. As your guests arrive they are greeted by courteous and professional staff ready to attend to guests’ needs. Following your ceremony wedding guests can enjoy cocktails and incredible cuisine created by an award winning culinary team in the historic Polo Clubhouse and on the Terrace.
The walls inside the historic Polo Clubhouse are lined with photographs and memorabilia dating back to the early 1900‘s, transporting you and your guests into a different era. Continuing through the French doors out onto the terrace you will over look the immense expanse of emerald green fields and blue skies which meet the Santa Ynez Mountains.
Typically tented, the Polo club field transforms into a reasonably priced stunning wedding reception site
This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations available for additional rental.
Pricing: $ – $
Rates reflect facility rental only. All food, beverage and service charges are additional.
For events up to 200 guests includes:
$3000.00 site fee and $750.00 ceremony fee
For events exceeding 200 people
$3500.00 site fee and $1000.00 ceremony fee
Additional Fees and Services
Hourly Rate for over Five Event Hours: $500 per ½ hour
Capacity: up to 200 guests
Areas: Rental Area includes Polo Clubhouse, Terrace and Polo Fields.
Restrooms: available on site
Bridal Dressing Room: Available on site
A non-refundable $1,500 deposit and signed contract are required to book the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Total estimated charges are due 10 days before event date. Deposit in non refundable and will be credited toward final balance.
A 20% service fee and 8.75% tax on all food and beverage will also be assessed.
Five hour events, additional time may be purchased. Music must end by 11:00 p.m. on weekends.
Catering: Pampered Palate is the Club’s in-house catering company. They are happy to produce custom menus to fulfill you and your guest’s expectations. From casual stationed and passed hors d’oeuvres to formal five-course plated dinners, we will create wonderful memories with our delicious cuisine. Private tasting tailored around your specific menu choices can be arranged at your convenience.
Parking: available on site, some events may require valet parking.
Music: The club must approve all contracted entertainment in order to comply with existing residential and club policies. Restrictions apply to amplified music as follows:
Sunday through Thursday – Music must end by 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday – Music must end by 11:00 PM
Non-amplified outdoor music will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Considerations will be
made to ensure the residents of the Polo Club condominiums are not disturbed.
Alcohol Policy: The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club provides full bar service for events. Bar offerings are customized and can be limited to beer and wine only, or can be extended to include our full bar selection.
The Club allows clients to bring in their own wine and champagne and a $12 Corkage fee is charged for all opened bottles on premises.
What is Provided:
Includes 5 hours of event time, Polo entry tickets, tables, chairs, basic linens, china, silverware, glassware and private bar.
Ceremony Fee includes: 1 hour Ceremony time, 1 hour rehearsal time, Chair set up and break down, Gift Table, Bottle of Champagne.
Ceremony Sound System available for additional charge upon request
Additional decorations brought into the club must be approved one week prior to your event date. Items may not be attached to any stationary wall, floor, window, ceiling or beam with nails, tape or staples or any other substance that may damage the facility, furnishings or fixtures.
Exhibition Polo Match – Entertain your guests with an up close and private viewing of the “Sport
of Kings”. Meet the players and get a first-hand look at this spectacular sport. Subject to field
conditions and availability.
Golf Cart Polo – The real fun begins when your participants become the players with the polo
players themselves in the driver’s seat and you with the mallet! Subject to field conditions and
Corporate Day Sponsors – Event sponsor for Sunday polo match with admission for up to 75
company guests under our fieldside tent.
3375 Foothill Rd # 1200
Carpinteria, CA 93013-3081