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The Santa Barbara Club

By Zohe Felici, Felici Events

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The Santa Barbara Club is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. Formally established in 1892, it is the oldest Club in the city and believed to be the first social Club between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Designed by architect Francis Wilson, the historic Club offers a number of exceptional entertaining indoor and outdoor areas for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners accommodating up to 200 guests.

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You enter the building thru an impressive rod-iron doorway into an inviting fireplace and a warm formal Lobby.  The main dining room has a ‘glass wall’ that overlooks the lawn and outdoors.  This wall can be opened creating a feeling of openess and al-fresco dining.

Down the hallway from the dining room, is a unique and inviting Bar & Game Room, complete with a seating nook and character. The darkwood features and decor takes you back to the turn of the century.

Next to the bar, the Lounge & Card Room houses a baby grand piano and the Library which contains volumes dating back to the 1800′. Each room enjoys a spacious fireplace and turn of the century ambiance.

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A particularly enchanting area is the Club’s terrace and garden. The lush and expansive lawn in the back of the club is well manicured and private.  Adjacent to the lawn, is an intimate terrace which exudes charm and character.

The downtown venue, is a discreet building close to State Street that provides a luxurious, timeless setting renowned for its Wine Country cuisine and exceptional service.

Enjoy epicurean delights prepared by Club Chef Kim Schiffer, who encompasses the finest of the season by incorporating farmer’s markets “local, seasonal and fresh”. Complement her creations with the many distinctive regional wines of the Santa Ynez Valley and nearby appellations.

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This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue.

For more information on pricing and availability contact Julie Steele

Pricing: $$ – $$$

site fee $3500

Capacity: 125 indoors / 200 outside for sit down

Areas: Main dining room, the Library, the Bar and Gameroom, the Card and Lounge Room, the Lawn and the Patio.

Restrooms: On site

Bridal Dressing Room: You can use one of the boardrooms.

Requirements: Deposit required to hold the date.

Catering: On site

Parking: On site, off street, lot across the street

Music: Music allowed.  Indoors, music can continue until 12 AM

Alcohol Policy: All alcohol provided by the venue.

What is Provided: The Club is equipped with china, glassware, flatware, linens, tables, chairs, table numbers and votive candles which are provided complementary for up to 120 guests.  Microphone and speakers for the ceremony.

Decoration: All decor must be approved by the venue, no stapling or adhering into the structure

Insurance: Event insurance suggested.

Cancellation Policy: Deposit is non-refundable.


1105 Chapala Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Tel: (805) 965-6547

Email: jsteele@santabarbaraclub.org

Website: http://www.santabarbaraclub.org/

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Villa Esperanza

By Zohe Felici, Felici Events

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Perched above the Montecito Valley is Villa Esperanza, an exquisite 5500 square foot home, perfect for hositng events.  Exuding characteristics of many five star resort in Southern California, this luxurious home exhibits breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, and comfortably sleeps up to 8 overnight guests.

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The home provides characteristics ideal for entertaining.  The views from the infinity pool and entire lower and upper levels will take guests’ breath away. The front of the house, made of a wall of windows that open fully, allow for an indoor/outdoor living area, ideal for the Santa Barbara climate.

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Ceremonies and receptions accommodating between 25 and 100 guests can take place on the helicopter pad adjacent to the house.

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The built in palapa, with its lit onyx table and outdoor bar, is the perfect place to enjoy smaller romantic dinners, cocktails and sunsets.

Villa Esperanza offers a vacation of luxurious resort living, with the privacy of celebrating in a private area.

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This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations.

Pricing: $$-$$

Site fee: $10,500 – $12,500

Contact: Santa Barbara Exclusive Rentals www.sbexlusiverentals.com 805-895-1616

Capacity: up to 100 guests

Location: Montecito, California

Dwelling: 5500 sq.f t. home on 5 acres.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms: 4 Bedroom, 6 Bathrooms

Features: Infinity swimming pool and palapa overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Reservation Policy: Upon confirmation of reservation dates and property, a rental agreement will be furnished to guests to review and sign. Reservation will be confirmed upon receipt of signed contract and payment. A $5,000 security deposit is due at the time of booking.


  • Professional event planner required.
  • Proof of special event insurance.

The caterer must provide all staff for food service, bar service, set up of all equipment, break down of all equipment, and clean up of site area.  All trash must be removed from the premises at the end of the event.

Shuttle Services is required.

Electricity is provided for your use, however, special voltage and outlet requirements for your lighting and entertainment may need to be discussed.  Amplified music is permitted; however, the site manager reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received.

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Enchanted Garden Dinner Table

Event Design: Alegria by Design

Location: Cafe Shell

Blooming bulbs, delicate pansies,  green grass, toadstools, tiny artichoke votives . . . all transformed a simple dinner table into an enchanted garden.

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  1. Enchanted Wedding Favors http://www.bellestyles.com reply

    Wow beautiful setup very elegant I like the choice to go with the wood table.

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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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