Bouchon Santa Barbara
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Photos by Vinson Photography
Bouchon Santa Barbara is an ideal location for a private and intimate wedding rehearsal dinner or reception.
Wine Spectator Magazine has presented Bouchon with the “Award of Excellence” 10 years in a row for it’s “exclusively Santa Barbara County” wine list. This restaurant has taken great care to reflect the spirit of the city of Santa Barbara by aiming to keep its wine list and food ingredients local.
Bouchon updates its menu seasonally, receiving its ingredients (mostly organic) from the local farmer’s market. One of Bouchon’s signature dishes is its duck breast, along with other fresh game such as chicken and fish. A special event menu is provided for all private event buyouts, along with the full wine list, featuring hundreds of wine selections.
The charismatic downtown restaurant adorned with hardwood floors and impressionist paintings, its extensive wine list, and hand-picked food, will make any party feel like they are being whisked away to a French vineyard for a night. This Zagat rated French restaurant’s year-round outdoor garden patio is enclosed by landscaped hedges, ensuring privacy to any event while taking advantage of the beautiful Santa Barbara weather. It provides privacy from the outside street with enough natural light and decoration, making one feel like they have traveled to an actual vineyard.
This is a reception only venue.
Capacity: Inside: 45, Patio: 20-30, Inside & outside: 40-60
Requirements: Food & Beverage expenditure requirement and 20% service charge (Inside buyout: $3500-5500, whole restaurant buyout: $5500-8500, Patio: $2000-3000)
Deposit required: (Inside buyout: $1000, whole restaurant buyout: $2500, patio buyout: $1000)
Time Allotments: restaurant is available for the entire night
Catering: special event dinner menu provided
Parking: Parking lot adjacent to restaurant, street parking after 6p.
Music: private music controls provided in private 10-20 person room upstairs
Alcohol Policy: outside wine not permitted
What is Provided: vegetarian options provided. Projector available for picture slideshows, presentations, etc.
Decoration: can be brought in if desired
Cancellation Policy: must be 30 days prior to event
Address: 9 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 730-1160