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Your beautiful smile . . . is the best accessory.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

~Mother Teresa

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Photos by Elizabeth Messina Photography

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Gabby & Chris

Photography: Kristen Beinke Photography

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    Beinke! You are soooo talented!!!! Love it. Great job.

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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Vintage Art Deco

Design by Heidi Jimenez, Zenadia Design

Be sure to visit the Zenadia Design Blog to see the inspiration board for this design.

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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…

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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!

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The image on Sarah’s reply card, was an actual vintage photo taken at one of Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches.

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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.

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Villa Sevillano

By Zohe Felici, Felici Events

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Villa Sevillano is a classic Mediterranean estate which sits amidst 22 acres of well manicured grounds, a private equestrian facility and exercise field.  Located in Carpinteria, the estate’s expansive property and panoramic Pacific views are enough to make you want to stay for a while.  It is, however, the property’s 14 person sleeping capacity and dynamic event hosting possibilities which make it ideal for a wedding weekend rental.

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As you enter the long lush driveway and orchard, you are greeted by a front garden patio with palms centering a picturesque koi pond and fountain.  Once inside, the expansive ocean view living, dining and breakfast rooms feature exquisite Italian touches. The well laid out estate allows for easy hosting with its open kitchen and doorway leading outdoors to the infinity pool and jacuzzi.

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The second-floor holds three bedrooms with en suite baths and the master suite, all overlooking the exercise field and ocean.

The lowest level of the home, accessible by elevator, is centered by an enormous recreation room. One end is grounded by a custom bar, pool table and seating area all overlooking the equestrian grounds.  Adjacent to the bar is a nine-seat carpeted theater media room, fully wired with in-wall audio.  As you make your way down the hall, you find an elegant dark-wood wine room ideal for the wine enthusiast.

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This gorgeous estate is ideal for a weekend of events.  The on site polo field easily holds up to 300 guests for a seated dinner.  The olive and citrus orchards, formal gardens, and infinity edge pool all make for beautiful settings to hold receptions, cocktail hour and ceremonies.

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This enchanting place is spread out……in fact, it may take you all weekend to make your way around!

This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue with overnight accommodations available for additional rental.

For more information on pricing and availability contact Leia at 805-715-3900.

Pricing: $$ – $$$
$10,000++ site fee

Contact: Leia at Santa Barbara Luxury Rentals

Capacity: up to 300

Reservations require a signed contract and refundable security deposit to  secure your date.  Wedding planner required.  Generator, restroom rental, event insurance and professional and licensed vendors are all required. Candles must be enclosed in glass.  Additional lighting required.  Wedding planner required.   Due to the sensitivity of the polo field, a few precautions must be taken: no stakes can be used, no trucks are allowed on the field.  Tenting is allowed with the use of water barrels.

The two garages can be turned into a catering kitchen.  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.  You must rent a dumpster to remove trash at he end of the event.

Valet Parking or Shuttle Services are required.

Generator required.  Amplified music is permitted; however, the site manager reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received.  All music must end at 10 pm.  (No exceptions.)

Alcohol Policy:
Client provides own alcohol.  No one under the age of 21 is permitted to consume any alcoholic beverage.

What is Provided:
Site manager, bride’s day use room, use of the house the evening of the event.

  1. The Demoiselle http://www.thedemoiselle.com reply

    I’ve always loved the idea of renting a villa or estate for the weekend and having a getaway/wedding! Fantastic property!

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  3. Joanne John reply

    Can you please send additional information on renting your villa for a wedding?

    My daughter wants to get married next fall, 2014.

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