Deep Sea Tasting Room
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Newly renovated, the Deep Sea Tasting Room on Stern’s Wharf on the Santa Barbara pier is a reception venue that offers breathtaking 360 degree views. Completely unique to Santa Barbara, the Deep Sea Tasting Room features large windows on all four walls, giving you a beautiful view no matter where you are standing! In addition to the large windows that allow you to see the Pacific coastline, Channel Islands, and the Santa Barbara Harbor, there is a balcony that allows you to step out and breathe in the fresh ocean-air. The deck on the balcony is lined with the same dark wood as the inside of the tasting room and has a hand rail that gives the illusion that you are on a boat on the Santa Barbara Riveria.
The inside of the tasting room features dark wood ceilings and a polished hard wood floor, creating the perfect waterfront atmosphere. The spotlight lighting inside the cozy room adds to the sophisticated nautical feel that is evident as soon as you step foot into the Deep Sea Tasting Room. The tasting room is home to California Central Coast wines- Conway Family Wines, including the Deep Sea and Rancho Arroyo Grande portfolios, which are both exquisite options to serve your guests with.
The Deep Sea Tasting Room is the reception venue in Santa Barbara with the best views of the Pacific Ocean, making it a must-see if you are considering having a beach-themed wedding, especially if you’re a wine-lover!
site fee: Friday-Monday: Day Events (12-7 pm): 500/hour, Evening Events (7pm on) Friday-Monday:250/hour Tuesday-Thursday:150/hour
Capacity: 50, including inside and outside
Areas: Tasting Room and outdoor balcony, perfect for an intimate cocktail reception
Restrooms: On-site restrooms
Bridal Dressing Room: N/A
Requirements: Must purchase a minimum of three cases of wine
Time Allotments: Until 12, celebrations can go on as late as 2 AM
Catering: Must bring an outside caterer. Village Modern Foods is a preferred caterer, but not opposed to any other outside caterers.
Parking: Parking is on the Wharf and is free after 7, otherwise, it can get validated
Music: Can bring a musician to play the acoustic guitar, no more than three-person bands, a DJ can be brought in but must be approved by the venue beforehand. No time restriction regarding noise.
Alcohol Policy: No other alcohol can be brought into the event. The policy is that you must buy at least 3 cases of Conway-family wine (can be mixed labels), if not finished, can take them home with you.
What is Provided: Can use tables and chairs, venue provides a small appetizer plate (cheese and crackers), heaters for outside
Decoration: Can bring in any other decorations as long as they don’t damage the walls, can bring in outside tables and chairs for more seating
Insurance: No requirements other than a contract
Cancellation Policy: Ask for a 50% percent deposit at time of signing contract, second half is due day of event, no cancellation policy as of yet.
Address: 217-G Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara