As soon as I met with Sarah I knew we were going to have an amazing time working together. Not only is she a super fun person, her wedding style was right up my alley! Vintage 1920′s, minus the flapper. Sarah said she didn’t want her guests to think they had to show up wearing derby hats, which I loved. In essence, capture the era, minus the fashion. Sarah’s colors were cream, dark eggplant and shades of grey with hints of silver…
The invitation itself was silver foiled, which looked so amazing on the charcoal paper we used. The map was hand drawn by Sarah’s aunt! Stunning with such amazing details!
The image on Sarah’s reply card, was an actual vintage photo taken at one of Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches.
Custom stamps completed the look of this glamorous invitation suite. In addition to the invitation, I also designed table numbers, menus, thank you notes, and bridesmaid invitations for Sarah.
Lazaro Press gave it a slightly vintage feel and created a custom monogram that was incorporated into an old-fashioned postcard heading. What a fun, personal, and perfectly Santa Barbara save-the-date. Congratulations to Meryl and Andrew on their upcoming wedding!
As a third-generation Santa Barbaran, it is an honor to share my hometown with others. 99% of all my weddings are couples from out of town, with the heaviest concentration from Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and New York. The options for the ideal Santa Barbara wedding location are multitudinous and the professionals with whom I work at every venue are some of the finest in the world.
With today’s economy, the number one priority for my clients is “value”. One of the most impressive Santa Barbara wedding locations is what I have always called a “hidden crown jewel” of Santa Barbara. It embodies quintessential Spanish/Santa Barbara architecture, cozy fireplaces, ample , flexible event space, sweeping views of Santa Barbara proper, as well as the Harbor and Channel Islands and includes all of the things couples are looking for for their Santa Barbara wedding experience. It is the Montecito Country Club.
But beyond the visual elements of this elegant venue is that it may be the best value in Santa Barbara. Owned by Ty Warner and sister property to the world-renowned Four Seasons Biltmore, The Montecito Country Club offers all the elements of upscale service and attention to detail at an exceptional value.
The Montecito Country Club boasts a wide range of clientele – from locals to celebrities. One of my favorite weddings ever at the Montecito Country Club was that of Jennie and Kris (pictured above). Stay tuned for their full wedding album in tomorrow’s post!
Photos by: Kate Mefford, (from the wedding of Jennie and Kris)
Montecito Country Club Venue Details
Pricing: All wedding receptions held on a Friday or Sunday must spend a minimum of $10,000 hosted in food and beverage.
All wedding receptions held on a Saturday to spend a minimum $16,000 hosted in food and beverage.
Service Charge and Tax: 20% service charge – 8.775% tax
Portal between Anacapa and Santa Cruz; 48 (714 square feet)
Anacapa; 84 (1348 square feet)
Main Lounge; 154 (3201 square feet)
Santa Rosa; 210 (1850 square feet)
Gallery; 48 (720 square feet)
A $1,500-4,500 deposit is required to reserve your date. Rental fees range $1,500–4,500 depending on day and rented space. Meals range $35–175/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Alcohol Policy: Beverages must be purchased through the Montecito Country Club (no exceptions).
Parking: Available on site
What is Provided:
Venue space, staffing for set up, service, clean up, tables and chairs and basic linens (white or ivory) , food and beverage, china, flatware, bridal changing room with ocean views