Santa Barbara has no lack of gorgeous wedding venues, and each venue has its own special and unique qualities. As a wedding photographer in Santa Barbara, I get to see so many incredible locations and experience the magic and uniqueness of each of those venues. People often ask me if I have favorite venues, and I do, but the list is long! I absolutely love photographing weddings at so many of the Santa Barbara wedding venues and in the surrounding areas and Santa Ynez valley, but if I had to choose, I’d say that these are a few of my top picks.
The Biltmore Four Seasons: For its gorgeous and lush grounds, golden hour sunlight through the trees, versatile photo locations, beach sunset photos, oceanside venue option with the Coral Casino, and small to large ceremony and reception site option
The Bacara Ritz-Carlton Resort and Spa: For its insanely beautiful Spanish-inspired hillside villas, gorgeous views of the ocean, endless photo location options, gorgeous indoor/outdoor reception options, and photographs so beautifully with all of the greenery and its white and arched buildings
The Historical Museum of Santa Barbara: For its rustic yet sophisticated old-Spanish styled adobe brick buildings and pretty red tiled roofs. I love the split-level reception/ceremony areas or option to use just one area for a smaller more intimate wedding and reception. Entirely outdoor venues are so beautiful and this is absolutely one of my favorite venues in Santa Barbara for weddings and wedding photos!
Rincon Beach Club: For its exquisite sparkly garden reception area, gorgeous beach for ceremonies and sunset photos, quaint, hidden, and comes with the most incredible caring staff who love weddings and love what they do, which makes every couple feel extra cared for on their wedding day!
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens: For its fun and relaxed down to earth vibe, yet sophisticated and incredibly gorgeous grounds. Its endless photo locations, fun animal encounters (the giraffe feeding is a must if you ask me), and the beautiful golden hour light along the olive tree lined path leading up to the reception hilltop. Another gorgeous outdoor wedding venue that I absolutely love photographing weddings at!
There are so many incredible spots to get married all around this town, but these are a few of my favorite Santa Barbara Wedding Venues!