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The Granada Theater

By Zohe Felici, Felici Events

The Granada Theater, built in 1924 and  remarkably restored in 2008, is 13,000 sq. feet of rich velvet floors and cushioned chairs. It features the sparkling, original chandelier located in the main lobby underneath a charming ceiling painted with small decorative flowers and diamonds.

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The spectacular theater also features an elaborately crafted metal ceiling ornament that hangs in the middle of a stunning painted ceiling. This immaculate ceiling only highlights the luxuriousness of the theater with its plush seats and gold covered walls.

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The front of the theater also displays a marquee that is perfect for placing your own customized message. This creates an adorable backdrop for photographs displaying your unique venue.

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The Granada Theater is a large, luxurious venue with the potential to fit large parties as well as include personalized messages and decorative touches. A beautiful space, the Granada Theater is an amazing historical location in Santa Barbara that holds old-time charm as well as 1920’s glamour.

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Theater contact:
William Cochran (Operations Manager) and Jonelle Rocha (House Manager)
Phone: (805) 899-3000
Email: wcochran@granadasb.org;  jrocha@granadasb.org

Pricing: Mccune Founder’s room and lobbies package, Silver Stage package, and the Golden Granada package
Capacity: 1,500 seating
Areas: Theater, Main Lobby, Founder’s room foyer, Founder’s room, dressing room

Restrooms: On-site
Requirements: A non-refundable deposit will be required to confirm a reservation. Standard arrangements are: Upon contract signature 50% of total estimated rental and first-time non-resident users $500 refundable security deposit is due., balance of estimated fee is due 30 days prior to the reserved date, and balance of any additional fees are due at settlement.
Catering: allowed on site, small kitchen as well as alleyway to set up cooking station
Parking: Parking lots on State Street, free after 9 pm
Music: General PA speaker system, 2 microphones and stands, 48 channel digital sound mixing console, CD/MP3/WAV audio playback/region-free DVD, The repertory lighting plot
Alcohol Policy: Alcohol is allowed; provided by client or caterer
What is Provided: venue and support areas, basic wash lighting, audio playback and 2 wired mics for no charge;“Marley-type” Dance Floor, Piano, Video RP Projection System at various costs
Decoration: Velvet floors, Chandelier, Velvet seating with decorative row labels, Painted ceilings, Decorative double stairways, Archways
Insurance: Provide a Certificate of Insurance indicating Comprehensive General Liability and Worker’s Compensation Insurance with a combined single limit of not less than $2,000,000.00 no later than 30 days before the event.

Address: 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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  1. Lallique Howe reply

    I had my wedding here on 5/28/2011 and it was beautiful could not ask for a better venue!

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Location Spotlight: Sky Deck Roof Lounge

By: Felici Events

The Sky Deck Roof Lounge near UCSB is located atop the award-winning LOOP Mixed-Use Building. The fifth-floor Sky Deck is one of just a few open-air rooftop venues in Santa Barbara, and located just three blocks from the beach, it makes for a spectacular event space, available for rent for wedding receptions, corporate events, holiday soirees, fundraisers, and parties of any occasion

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The Sky Deck is adorned with sleek, modern finishes, lighting and landscaping, and boasts sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. Over 3,000 square feet of event space includes designer furniture if desired, a gas fire pit, restrooms, ping-pong and foosball tables, and secure entry with security detail is included in rate.

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For more information on pricing and availability contact:

Chelsea Rogers


(805) 328-5007

Pricing: $

Site fee: $1,000 – 3,000

Capacity: 270 people

Areas: Covered Terrace Area (great for dance floor), fire pit area, deck areas separate by landscaping

Restrooms: on site


  • Contract
  • Event Insurance
  • Deposit – 1,000
  • Valet- Not Provided – highly recommended

Time Allotments: Open to Suggestion. Please note amplified music must be off by midnight due to the Noise Ordinance.

Catering:  No Food Prep Space, a kitchen will need to be rented / built or use a drop-off catering system

Parking: Street parking and UCSB metered parking available. Two UCSB-owned parking lots and one Santa Barbara County-owned parking lot within one block, available for rent. Use of a valet service or shuttles are recommended.

Music: Midnight amplified music curfew

 Alcohol Policy: Alcohol is permitted as long as all parties agree and understand that the renter bears sole responsibility for abiding by all State and Local ordinances pertaining to the distribution and consumption of alcohol.

What is Provided: Black café tables (7), small black side tables (5), large picnic tables (2), yellow café chairs (14), white patio chairs (10), picnic table chairs (12), lounge chairs (12), ping pong table, foosball table. Site plan and furniture specs available upon request. Furniture can be stored upon request.

Decorations: Ambiance is sleek and modern

Event Insurance: Required

Cancellation Policy: 30-day cancellation policy, 50% refund, non-refundable if cancelled within 30 days.

Location Address: 6533 Triago Road Isla Vista CA 93117

Phone: 805-328-5007

Email: chealsea@theloopiv.com

Website: http://www.theloopiv.com/

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The Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens By Zohe Felici, Felici Events

The Santa Barbara Courthouse has been called the most beautiful government building in America. Designed by William Mooser III, the Spanish-Moorish style building was completed in 1929, after the 1925 earthquake ruined much of the city. It occupies a square block in downtown Santa Barbara. Gardens and lawns surround this working courthouse. Civic events, performances and numerous weddings are held on the attractively landscaped

Contact: Name: Jessica Opland

Phone: (805) 568-2467

Email: jopland@sbparks.org

Pricing: $
Rental fees and capacity vary depending on what area of the Gardens is reserved. An additional $200.00 non-refundable reservation fee per reservation request must be paid at the time reservation is made.
Area                      Capacity                 Fee
Bird of Paradise        40                       $350.00
Fiesta Stage               75                        $550.00
Palm Terrace            125                       $675.00
Rotunda                     25                        $225.00
Sunken Gardens       200                     $750.00
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Restrooms: On-site
Requirements: $50 non-refundable administrative fee paid at time reservation is made
  • All chairs and equipment are to be hand carried to wedding site.
  • No rice, confetti, flower petals, bird seed or open flames are permitted.
  • No receptions, food or beverages are permitted on grounds
  • Taping off or coning any area of Courthouse Grounds is not permitted
  • Stay out of planting beds
Time Allotments: Available for rental in 3-hour increments: 9:00 AM-Noon, Noon-3:00 PM; or 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Vendors: Only local area vendors with experience at the Courthouse are allowed
Parking: Not on-site, but available directly across the street from the Anacapa St. entrance is a four level parking garage (Cost: first 75 minutes free and $1.50 an hour after that).
Music: No amplified sound, but soft acoustic music is permitted
Alcohol Policy: Alcohol not allowed on premises
Decoration: All chairs and equipment are to be hand carried to wedding site and may be placed on site no more than one hour prior to ceremony. No rice, confetti, flower petals, birdseed or open flames (including candles) are permitted.
Restrictions: No receptions, food, beverages, alcohol or smoking is permitted on grounds. Taping off or coning any area of Courthouse Grounds is not permitted. Existing plants and lights must not be moved, not allowed to place signage.
Cancellation Policy: If reservation is cancelled less than thirty days prior to the event and fees have already been paid, a credit for a rescheduled wedding at the Courthouse Gardens will be given, and must be used within 12 months. Cancellations more than thirty days prior to the reservation may be refunded except the non-refundable administration fee.

***Please Note:  Reservations may be made up to, but no more than 1 year from the date of the ceremony.  Reservations may not be made less than five (5) business days from the date of ceremony.  Reservations for wedding ceremonies for 16 or greater participants and attendees can be secured by contacting the Santa Barbara County Parks Division:

Courthouse Reservations
(805) 568-2461

The Park Administration business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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Sama Sama Kitchen in Santa Barbara, California is an Indonesian restaurant with fresh ingridients sourced from local farms and markets! Check it out next time you are on State St. !

Location: 1208 State Street, Santa Barbarba, California
Contact Number: 805-965-4566


You have a few options when it comes to hosting a party at Sama Sama Kitchen. You can either rent out the patio which is perfect for private events, from rehearsal dinners to after parties. It seats 45 at no extra cost, but can be arranged for a total of 70 guests seated for dinner or 100 for cocktail! (additional pricing for the extra tables and chair) There is a food & beverage minimum as follows:
Thursday-Saturday: $3,000
Sunday-Wednesday: $2,000

If you are hosting a bigger party a restaurant buy-out is the option for you! The guest capacity for dinner increases to 150 people! The food and beverage minimum for a restaurant buy-out is as follows:
Thursday-Saturday: $5,000
Sunday-Wednesday: $4,000

Sama Sama Kitchen menus change with the season, please see the current menu for selections here. Menus can be customized based on the client’s needs. Don’t forget to alert of any food allergies or dietary restrictions at the time of booking. Menu pricing is subject to change and final pricing is guaranteed only with a signed event order and deposit.

Artisanal cocktails, are updated seasonally and a custom cocktail for each event can even be created if you’d like! Alcohol is charged on consumption and the client may set a maximum budget for alcohol at the time of booking.

Sama has amplified music throughout the restaurant and patio and it is allowed until 10pm.

You may bring your own DJ/Band if you like.


The Tent Merchant or the rental company of your choice can provide additional rentals. The rental company can use the loading zone in front of the Granada for deliveries. Please note, their long pine tables can be placed anywhere, but cannot be removed from the patio.

Dinner or an after-party can begin at any time you would like. The last call for alcohol is 12:50am. All guests must depart Sama by 1:00am.

For after-party or late night events, security is required and will be billed at an additional cost to the client.

A 20% deposit is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. Cancellations received 30 days before event will result in 100% payment of the food & beverage minimum.

Final guest count is due 14 days before the event. This number is the minimum, guaranteed, guest count for which you will be charged, and it cannot be decreased. Any increase in guest count will be billed accordingly.

Final payment is due by the end of your scheduled event.



Michael Easbey, General Manager

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Location Spotlight: Coquelicot Estate Vineyard



COQUELICOT (ko-klee-ko) is the name “en Français” of the striking red poppy flower that graces the French countryside, as well as all the labels on their wines. Developed in 1999, the Coquelicot Estate Vineyard lies just south of the historic Mission Santa Ines in the Santa Ynez Valley on California’s Central Coast. Their 58 acre vineyard is an organically farmed property. Sustainable farming and gentle, meticulous winemaking techniques converge to produce wines that are a true celebration of life. 

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Coquelicot Estate Vineyard is set against the backdrop of the historic mission, features an elegantly rustic barn, or a grassy lawn overlooking the vines. They also have a tasting room for smaller intimate affairs. 

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The Barn - features an open space with twinkling lights and original wood beam posts. It can easily accommodate a party of 135 guests. 

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The Lawn - a beautiful choice for the ceremony or reception. Set within the vineyard vines and majestic hills as your backdrop. This area can be open or tented. The lawn can accommodate up to 300 guests.

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The Tasting Room - an intimate and tranquil setting hidden away in the heart of Los Olivos. A perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner or smaller wedding. The tasting room can hold 80 guests. The Tasting Room is located at 2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos. 

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Rental Fees:

- Coquelicot Estate Vineyard – $5,500

- Tasting Room Wedding – $2,500 / Rehearsal Dinner – $1,500


For more information, please contact:

Elissa Blatt

Director of Marketing & Events

Cell: (818) 822-3509

Email: elissa@coquelicotwines.com


Coquelicot Estate Tasting Room

2884 Grand Avenue, Los Olivos, CA 93441

(805) 688-1500


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