Planning a Wedding in Santa Barbara

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Are you planning a wedding in Santa Barbara? It is hands down one of the prettiest, most romantic cities on the West Coast, this Central Coast California town is beach front and wedding friendly. From mountains to ocean, and an incredible amount of shopping, food, and entertainment in between, this town is a perfect place to plan a wedding for long-term local and destination getaway alike. And whether you’re looking for your dream Santa Barbara wedding venue or a photographer to capture every moment for you to treasure forever, we’ve got just a few suggestions up our sleeves. Santa Barbara wedding planning, here you come.

Wedding Venues in Santa Barbara

We’re beginning to think that unappealing wedding venues in Santa Barbara simply do not exist. We haven’t been able to find anything less than perfect – and if you are looking for perfection, the Four Season Resort, The Biltmore is a good place to start. From invitations to décor, the Biltmore is ready and willing to step in and lend a wedding planning hand, and their oceanfront location and gorgeous grounds are absolutely dreamy. We like the spa for pre (or post) wedding relaxation.

The Gardens of La Bella Vita are another Santa Barbara wedding location worth a look-see. The private estate is technically part of nearby Montecito, and the greenery of the property makes for a beautiful wedding day backdrop. Meanwhile, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is an adobe-walled downtown gem with bubbling fountains and an intimate courtyard for receptions.

Santa Barbara Wedding Photographers

Santa Barbara wedding photographers truly take the cake. Among our favorites are California-based multi-photographer studio Onelove Photography and Santa Barbara local Jessica of Jessica Fairchild Photography. Onelove defines their photography style as neo-impressionist – fascinated by natural light, movement, and emotion. They, along with Jessica Fairchild Photography, believe in capturing the love surrounding your wedding day in their art and images.

Check the Santa Barbara Wedding Directory for more great vendors!

P.S. Don’t forget to use the best planning tools around – our wedding websites are perfect for communicating with your guests and sharing the details of your wedding day and registry.

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Anne Anne is a serial optimist and hopeless romantic living in a big red barn in Colorado with her husband Shayne. She loves black and white films and making messes in the kitchen and considers life wholly incomplete without a regular dose of dark chocolate.

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