By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Most people come to Santa Barbara to savor the ocean, and a good portion of brides and grooms like to incorporate the beautiful Santa Barbara beaches as part of their wedding weekend. Leadbetter Beach, located on the edge of the ocean front Cabrillo Street, adjacent to the Santa Barbara Harbor and adjacent to Shoreline Park, offers amazing views of the shoreline and a perfect location to have a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch.
The group picnic area is located at the end of the parking lot and is the perfect location for a beach party. The site boasts plenty of tables, a large barbecue and easy access to the beach and the Pacific Ocean.
I love when clients rent this area for a Sunday afternoon ‘wedding weekend in Santa Barbara’ farewell BBQ. For a nominal fee you can source a handful of kayaks and surfboards with surfing lessons available by the hour for guests to enjoy. The existing BBQ makes it easy for the caterer to prepare Santa Maria tri-tip sandwiches, a local’s favourite, as guests mingle. There is a grassy area perfect for setting up bocce, croquet or bean bag toss.
A hidden local’s favourite, popular with catamaran sailors and wind surfers, Ledbetter offers stunning views, a casual beach atmosphere and hours of fun in the sun!
Site fee: $200.00++
Capacity: 125 people
Restrooms: Public restrooms available a few yards away
Requirements: 50% Deposit with signed contract
Time Allotments: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Catering: Provide your own caterer, group sized BBQ Pit on site
Parking: Ample available within steps
Music: Non-amplified, IPOD’s or more sublte ok
Alcohol Policy: Alcohol allowed by permit only
What is Provided: Picnic Tables, Group Size BBQ Pit, Ocean view, Park Setting, Parking
Cancellation Policy: 1st deposit non-refundable
Address: Shoreline Dr. & Loma Alta, Santa Barbara, 93101
Phone: (805) 564-5418