Location Spotlight: The Maritime Museum Observation Deck
By: Felici Events
Perched atop the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, on the fourth floor, is one of Santa Barbara’s hidden secret locations. The observatory is perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 35 people cocktail reception style.
There is a decent size deck with some lounge furniture and boasting breathtaking views of the harbor, right below, the majestic mountain backdrop, the American Riviera and Pacific Ocean. The observation deck is a quaint and offers 360˚ views of Santa Barbara.
This intimate gathering space is perfect for a private cocktail party for up to 35 guests, or a private anniversary or elopement dinner for two. Due to the limited space, if one considers brining in food, I suggest it be platters, as there is no kitchen or ability to prepare on-site. The Endless Summer below could accommodate nosh needs.
There is an existing table perfect to use for a bar, and you can bring in your own alcohol. You will / should provide minimal rentals simply to enhance the space, but logistically it works well.
While visiting this location earlier this week. four sets of local residents walked up oohing and aaaahing at the location and views and commented that “they didn’t event know this place existed”. A true Santa Barbara secret, the Observation Deck will certainly knock your socks off.
For more information on pricing and availability contact: Events Department
Phone: 805.8404 x106
Site fee: $200 / hour
Capacity: 35 cocktail style
Restrooms: on site on the 1st floor
Requirements: deposit, insurance and signed contract
Bridal Dressing Room: no
Time Allotments: call the venue
Catering: minimal space, suggest to have pre-made food brought in by caterer
Parking: ample Harbor Parking
Music: no amplification
Alcohol Policy: client provides own
What is Provided: lounge furniture on deck, desk for bar area
Cancellation Policy: non-refundable deposit
Cancellation policy and what is non refundable: deposit
Location Address: 113 Harbor Way suite 190, Santa Barbara, CA. 93109
Phone: 805.8404 x106