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Santa Barbara is famous for its near-perfect climate, landscapes, and architecture. If you’re getting married on the American Riviera, you can expect to find plenty of Santa Barbara outdoor wedding venues that showcase the region’s natural beauty and act as picturesque backdrops for your big day. Whether you dream of a romantic garden or a location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, you will find it filled with such beautiful outdoor wedding venues along the Central Coast.
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Breathe fresh air at these outdoor wedding venues in Santa Barbara.
Historical Museum of Santa Barbara
Historical Museum of Santa Barbara
Incorporate a piece of Santa Barbara’s past by getting married at this charming open-air museum. The Adobe Patio (pictured) is a popular venue for ceremonies or small receptions – and we can see why. A wooden pergola is covered in vines, creating such a romantic backdrop for your outdoor wedding in Santa Barbara. This place also has a second patio and a 19th century adobe. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara and has a maximum capacity of 450 guests.
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If you are on the hunt for a rustic and elegant wedding venue near Santa Barbara, Spreafico Farms in San Luis Obispo is an idyllic location with incredible panoramas. Perched high on a hill, this venue has 360-degree views and five different wedding areas, including a historic barn with updated features and a spacious patio decorated with bistro lights. Spreafico Farms is a private farm, home to a family cattle ranch and various vegetable crops. There is also a private cabin for two on site that is perfect for getting ready or for an overnight stay.
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You’ll have to travel a bit more outside of Santa Barbara to get to this place, but trust us, it’s worth it! Hummingbird Nest is a sprawling 120-acre equestrian estate with Spanish-style architecture, babbling fountains, olive groves, and stunning canyon views, all of which add up to one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Santa Barbara. Located in Simi Valley, it’s about 70 miles south of Santa Barbara and less than 40 miles from LA We can hardly put into words how impressive this place is – from the elegant villa patio to the lakeside lawn, no You can go wrong when it comes to choosing a wedding venue at Hummingbird Nest. The venue accommodates up to 1,000 guests, with overnight rooms or “casitas” available for you and your wedding party (perfect for a destination wedding!).
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Can’t decide between a hill or ocean view? The Klentner Ranch in Carpinteria offers you both! This 40-acre wedding venue, which is also a private polo club, is just 10 miles south of Santa Barbara. Dotted with avocado orchards, cypress trees, and stone buildings, the Klentner Ranch has a distinctly European feel, reminiscent of the properties you’d see in Provence or Tuscany (no international airfare required). A cozy guest house with stucco walls, red tile roofs, a stone patio and a swimming pool. The Klentner Ranch can accommodate up to 500 guests, and rental rates include four days of access to the property (one event day and three prep / clean-up days).
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This family farm was designed to be the perfect setting for your wedding day. Hartley Farms is located in Paso Robles, about two hours north of Santa Barbara, in the scenic Paso Robles wine country. The ceremony venue at this venue features a 200-year-old oak tree as a backdrop, with amphitheater-style seating that accommodates up to 350 guests. After your vows, walk down a paved path to the separate reception space, an 8,000-square-foot lawn with a built-in dance floor surrounded by lush sycamore trees. We especially love Hartley Farms for their unique offerings – the venue only hosts 12 events a year, and you can commemorate your wedding by customizing a step to add to the farm walkway. The rental price includes the exclusive use of the place for a whole weekend, along with two nights in the cabin of the place, as well as catering, bartender, decoration and coordination of events.
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Rancho Santa Margarita
As one of the oldest ranches in California, this place offers many interesting details and historical features if you are looking for a unique place to celebrate your wedding. Santa Margarita Ranch dates back to the 1770s, and has played a prominent role in California rodeo, cattle, and rail history. The modern bridal suite was once a stagecoach stop on the Wells Fargo route, and you can even visit the ranch aboard your own private steam train following the old Pacific Coast Railroad tracks. For weddings, the Attendance Barn at Santa Margarita Ranch is a country chic setting that can host up to 700 people. The ranch also has a garden, a large oak, and olive trees that make the backdrops equally picturesque.
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Los Robles Greens
Couples looking for a more traditional option will fall in love with Los Robles Greens. This Thousand Oaks country and golf club functions as an all-inclusive wedding venue, offering several customizable packages to suit your exact needs. Los Robles Greens provides all essential wedding services, including event coordination, in-house catering, lighting, sound, decor rental, installation / cleaning, and vendor referrals. This place is a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony and reception – the nearby Santa Monica Mountains guarantee an unforgettable view no matter where you go. A secluded outdoor patio with Spanish colonial details is one of the most popular wedding venues at Los Robles Greens, but the venue also has a classic ballroom overlooking the golf course.
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Two Villages Ranch
Two Villages Ranch
Not all Santa Barbara outdoor wedding venues have multiple backdrops to choose from, but Rancho Dos Pueblos offers beach, mountain, rustic, and garden settings. This ranch is one of the most versatile and spacious wedding venues in Santa Barbara – you can get married on the beach and then host your reception in the charming whitewashed barn. There are also two guesthouses on the property that can be rented for your wedding stay. Rancho Dos Pueblos can accommodate up to 500 guests and offers optional additional services including setup / cleaning, event rentals, and floral design.
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