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Canary Hotel

Santa Barbara , CA
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LOCATION

31 West Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 US (map)

PHONE

805-884-0300

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Canary Hotel Santa Barbara

A fun, fashionable, sophisticated wedding experience has arrived in Santa Barbara.

Let our experienced, professional staff help plan... Read more
Canary Hotel Santa Barbara

A fun, fashionable, sophisticated wedding experience has arrived in Santa Barbara.

Let our experienced, professional staff help plan the ceremony and cater the event with our all-inclusive wedding services…no detail will be overlooked.

Your day in the sun will be breathtaking — perched at the top of the world on our spacious rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding ocean, islands, and mountains.

The party can also move indoors to one of our banquet rooms for a stylish reception. Whether an intimate gathering or grand affair, our “Can Do at Canary” service will ensure all a good time.

Reserve the fabulous honeymoon suite for both luxury and a private escape for before…and after…the wedding.


Please contact us today at 805-879-9144. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Coastal, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
15
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar

REVIEWS

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Courtney
Wedding:
8/6/2016
4.5/5.0
My husband and I got married on the rooftop of the Canary hotel on August 6th, 2016. From the first day we walked up there we knew it was where we wanted to tie the knot, since we both had been to the hotel on several occasions during university in SB as well as other trips to the area thereafter. However, I don’t think that our wedding would have been as magical on that rooftop had we not worked with the oh-so-talented Liza Gomez as our catering sales manager and full liaison to the hotel. She was such a delight to work with when we were simply looking at the venue, inviting us to come over to the rooftop whenever we wanted to be sure we were making the right decision. Once we signed our contract, she was in contact with us constantly and always was both prompt and sincere in all her correspondence with us. When it came down to wedding day execution, I would say it was almost flawless. The food was incredible, the drinks were strong, and the venue was set-up exactly how I had always dreamed it would be down to every last candle and string light. There were a couple of issues with my group’s “getting ready” plans and the availability of our complimentary hotel room, but even then when the hotel got wind of said issues through the follow-up survey I received immediate response from the team to better understand where the mishaps were and to help mitigate these issues coming up for future weddings. The Canary hotel is gorgeous and their team upholds the Kimpton name. I look forward to spending my anniversaries there for many years to come 
My husband and I got married on the rooftop of the Canary hotel on August 6th, 2016. From the first day we walked up there Read more...
My husband and I got married on the rooftop of the Canary hotel on August 6th, 2016. From the first day we walked up there we knew it was where we wanted to tie the knot, since we both had been to the hotel on several occasions during university in SB as well as other trips to the area thereafter. However, I don’t think that our wedding would have been as magical on that rooftop had we not worked with the oh-so-talented Liza Gomez as our catering sales manager and full liaison to the hotel. She was such a delight to work with when we were simply looking at the venue, inviting us to come over to the rooftop whenever we wanted to be sure we were making the right decision. Once we signed our contract, she was in contact with us constantly and always was both prompt and sincere in all her correspondence with us. When it came down to wedding day execution, I would say it was almost flawless. The food was incredible, the drinks were strong, and the venue was set-up exactly how I had always dreamed it would be down to every last candle and string light. There were a couple of issues with my group’s “getting ready” plans and the availability of our complimentary hotel room, but even then when the hotel got wind of said issues through the follow-up survey I received immediate response from the team to better understand where the mishaps were and to help mitigate these issues coming up for future weddings. The Canary hotel is gorgeous and their team upholds the Kimpton name. I look forward to spending my anniversaries there for many years to come  Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
The Canary Hotel is such a beautiful location to have your wedding (or anything else for that matter!!)! We used the rooftop venue for our ceremony and reception and it's just breathtaking. However, the best part of it all is the staff! Liza was simply amazing from the beginning - I really can't give her enough praise for how wonderful she and her staff are (especially Nicole!!). She is such a pleasure to work with - so flexible and open to ideas, not to mention extremely professional. Katharine was the manager who took care of our and all of our guests' rooms! She was so accommodating to everyone - what a saint she is! Laura also helped out with the rooms and (basically) anything else we needed - so helpful and sweet! :) Beau at the front desk (I felt like he was there all day and all night!) put up with our crazy family and friends without skipping a beat - simply amazing! Even the valet guys were so nice and professional... everyone who works here is great. The food was PHENOMENAL - seriously! Finch and Fork is delicious and catered such lovely dishes - literally all of our guests complimented us on how scrumptious ALL of the food was... saying it's the best wedding food they have had. We had such an amazing time at the Canary and we can't wait to return! Everyone treated us like family and we miss them all!
The Canary Hotel is such a beautiful location to have your wedding (or anything else for that matter!!)! We used the Read more...
The Canary Hotel is such a beautiful location to have your wedding (or anything else for that matter!!)! We used the rooftop venue for our ceremony and reception and it's just breathtaking. However, the best part of it all is the staff! Liza was simply amazing from the beginning - I really can't give her enough praise for how wonderful she and her staff are (especially Nicole!!). She is such a pleasure to work with - so flexible and open to ideas, not to mention extremely professional. Katharine was the manager who took care of our and all of our guests' rooms! She was so accommodating to everyone - what a saint she is! Laura also helped out with the rooms and (basically) anything else we needed - so helpful and sweet! :) Beau at the front desk (I felt like he was there all day and all night!) put up with our crazy family and friends without skipping a beat - simply amazing! Even the valet guys were so nice and professional... everyone who works here is great. The food was PHENOMENAL - seriously! Finch and Fork is delicious and catered such lovely dishes - literally all of our guests complimented us on how scrumptious ALL of the food was... saying it's the best wedding food they have had. We had such an amazing time at the Canary and we can't wait to return! Everyone treated us like family and we miss them all! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Our whole family stayed here for our wedding and they were so accommodating! They sent us champagne and strawberries to our room as a surprise! Wouldn't stay anywhere but here when in Santa Barbara!
Our whole family stayed here for our wedding and they were so accommodating! They sent us champagne and strawberries to Read more...
Our whole family stayed here for our wedding and they were so accommodating! They sent us champagne and strawberries to our room as a surprise! Wouldn't stay anywhere but here when in Santa Barbara! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Simply amazing! No one could ask for a more beautiful venue for a ceremony and reception than the Canary Rooftop!
Simply amazing! No one could ask for a more beautiful venue for a ceremony and reception than the Canary Rooftop!
Simply amazing! No one could ask for a more beautiful venue for a ceremony and reception than the Canary Rooftop! Read less
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LISA
Wedding:
5/31/2015
4.7/5.0
We were VERY happy with our Ceremony and Reception on the rooftop of the Canary Hotel. We started with Alison as our event coordinator and were switched over to Liza (when Alison left unexpectedly) about 3 months before our wedding. The transition was seamless. The event turned out beautifully and everything promised was delivered. There were a few hiccups with some of our guests rooms (as well as our own rooms)... however it was remedied quickly. This venue does require a Professional Wedding Coordinator be hired for Day Of. Food must be catered by Finch and Fork Restaurant onsite (which was excellent). We could not have asked for a more wonderful evening.
We were VERY happy with our Ceremony and Reception on the rooftop of the Canary Hotel. We started with Alison as our event Read more...
We were VERY happy with our Ceremony and Reception on the rooftop of the Canary Hotel. We started with Alison as our event coordinator and were switched over to Liza (when Alison left unexpectedly) about 3 months before our wedding. The transition was seamless. The event turned out beautifully and everything promised was delivered. There were a few hiccups with some of our guests rooms (as well as our own rooms)... however it was remedied quickly. This venue does require a Professional Wedding Coordinator be hired for Day Of. Food must be catered by Finch and Fork Restaurant onsite (which was excellent). We could not have asked for a more wonderful evening. Read less
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Mollie
Wedding:
3/16/2014
4.8/5.0
The Canary Hotel set a beautiful scene for our rooftop wedding. It was breathtaking. The staff on the day, and the entire weekend we stayed there were fantastic. This is a four star hotel without the stuffiness and snobbiness you get at other hotels at this level. While it's not the cheapest place to stay, it is worth every penny and I would only stay there the next time I go to Santa Barbara.
Liza was with us every step of the process for over a year of planning our wedding. She is a kind, helpful, and patient woman. An absolute pleasure to work with, giving us her full attention whenever we were around. And I know she is a busy woman!
You must use the catering at the hotel, so there is no flexibility there. HOWEVER, it is well worth it and delicious. I loved our meal, and continue to get compliments on it from our guests.
If i could do it again, I would come back here every time.
The Canary Hotel set a beautiful scene for our rooftop wedding. It was breathtaking. The staff on the day, and the entire Read more...
The Canary Hotel set a beautiful scene for our rooftop wedding. It was breathtaking. The staff on the day, and the entire weekend we stayed there were fantastic. This is a four star hotel without the stuffiness and snobbiness you get at other hotels at this level. While it's not the cheapest place to stay, it is worth every penny and I would only stay there the next time I go to Santa Barbara.
Liza was with us every step of the process for over a year of planning our wedding. She is a kind, helpful, and patient woman. An absolute pleasure to work with, giving us her full attention whenever we were around. And I know she is a busy woman!
You must use the catering at the hotel, so there is no flexibility there. HOWEVER, it is well worth it and delicious. I loved our meal, and continue to get compliments on it from our guests.
If i could do it again, I would come back here every time. Read less
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Kasie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Don't walk, RUN to this venue.

I had another venue planned and after a last second issue, I found myself up until 5am researching venues everywhere from San Diego to San Francisco. This place literally had me feeling giddy when I found it.

Service: I wish I could give them 20 stars. Literally. From Day 1, every employee we met went out of their way to make us feel like the most important people on earth. We probably called them up to the room 20 times day-of for a myriad of reasons (ice, a steamer, extra chairs, etc. etc), and they handled EVERYTHING/wish/desire/question like it was a breeze. I felt like Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, by the time it was all said and done.

Over the top review? Yes, for over the top service.

Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the view. The food. The natural decor. Our guests were raving and are still raving days later. The view is breathtaking. See for yourself. There's not much else I need to say.

And I cannot count how many times I heard "this is the best food I've ever had at a wedding" or "The mashed potatoes were orgasmic (true story)". Food was HUGE for us (being from SF - we love our food).

Would do it all over again, every weekend if I could afford it. Best day ever.
Don't walk, RUN to this venue.

I had another venue planned and after a last second issue, I found myself up Read more...
Don't walk, RUN to this venue.

I had another venue planned and after a last second issue, I found myself up until 5am researching venues everywhere from San Diego to San Francisco. This place literally had me feeling giddy when I found it.

Service: I wish I could give them 20 stars. Literally. From Day 1, every employee we met went out of their way to make us feel like the most important people on earth. We probably called them up to the room 20 times day-of for a myriad of reasons (ice, a steamer, extra chairs, etc. etc), and they handled EVERYTHING/wish/desire/question like it was a breeze. I felt like Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, by the time it was all said and done.

Over the top review? Yes, for over the top service.

Oh, and I haven't even mentioned the view. The food. The natural decor. Our guests were raving and are still raving days later. The view is breathtaking. See for yourself. There's not much else I need to say.

And I cannot count how many times I heard "this is the best food I've ever had at a wedding" or "The mashed potatoes were orgasmic (true story)". Food was HUGE for us (being from SF - we love our food).

Would do it all over again, every weekend if I could afford it. Best day ever. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There is truly no other venue like the Canary Hotel rooftop perch in Santa Barbara. It was perfect for our small wedding reception of 70 people. The great thing about this venue is that you don't need to add too much decoration - everything is already stunning! It's a vibrant, classy, intimate setting with a fireplace, plenty of comfy seating, a pool, and fantastic staff and food. We chose the plated dinner option and, wow, everything was delicious and artful.

The Canary was the best decision we could have made, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who's looking for a venue in Santa Barbara.
There is truly no other venue like the Canary Hotel rooftop perch in Santa Barbara. It was perfect for our small wedding Read more...
There is truly no other venue like the Canary Hotel rooftop perch in Santa Barbara. It was perfect for our small wedding reception of 70 people. The great thing about this venue is that you don't need to add too much decoration - everything is already stunning! It's a vibrant, classy, intimate setting with a fireplace, plenty of comfy seating, a pool, and fantastic staff and food. We chose the plated dinner option and, wow, everything was delicious and artful.

The Canary was the best decision we could have made, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone who's looking for a venue in Santa Barbara. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We worked with Liza Gomez the event director, at the Canary for almost four months, planning for our daughter's rooftop wedding. She was awesome! Her responsiveness, attentiveness and flexibility in the planning process really helped pull off the kind of cozy and welcoming, backyard chic wedding that my daughter and her fiancé were after. The food was excellent as was the service. Nothing was overlooked. The ambiance on the rooftop at night added just the right touch of magic and was everything we could have hoped for and more. We just couldn't be happier with the outcome! Thank you Liza and the entire staff at the Canary!!!
We worked with Liza Gomez the event director, at the Canary for almost four months, planning for our daughter's rooftop Read more...
We worked with Liza Gomez the event director, at the Canary for almost four months, planning for our daughter's rooftop wedding. She was awesome! Her responsiveness, attentiveness and flexibility in the planning process really helped pull off the kind of cozy and welcoming, backyard chic wedding that my daughter and her fiancé were after. The food was excellent as was the service. Nothing was overlooked. The ambiance on the rooftop at night added just the right touch of magic and was everything we could have hoped for and more. We just couldn't be happier with the outcome! Thank you Liza and the entire staff at the Canary!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
The Canary Hotel is a beautiful venue for weddings! There is no doubt about it. We had a beautiful wedding there this September. I would say that if staying within a budget is important for you, make sure you know what you are getting into completely when it comes to fees and their full pricing. When we initially booked the Canary, we thought it would be better to have a full-service venue. We had a 10k food and beverage minimum, which ended up around 17k after service fees, site fee and taxes. The Canary has amazing food, and the best view in downtown Santa Barbara, plus the service in the evening was impeccable, except that cocktails guests paid for (open beer/wine was our choice for budget reasons) were taken away half full. I thought some aspects of the catering menu were overpriced, even considering the "all inclusive" nature of the costs. To be clear outside food and beverage is not permitted other than a wedding cake, not even other desserts from a bakery vendor, which was somewhat disappointing to us. Salad and plated dinners were perfect, and they served our cake for us in perfect portions. We also had a late night taco stand which was honestly bad, and it was something special for my groom! The tortillas were incredibly dry and over 80% of the food remained on the taco table at the end of the night. On the plus side, the rooms at the hotel are gorgeous. It was worth it to stay there the night before the wedding, and they left flower petals, gifts and champagne for us when we got back from our reception.
The Canary Hotel is a beautiful venue for weddings! There is no doubt about it. We had a beautiful wedding there this Read more...
The Canary Hotel is a beautiful venue for weddings! There is no doubt about it. We had a beautiful wedding there this September. I would say that if staying within a budget is important for you, make sure you know what you are getting into completely when it comes to fees and their full pricing. When we initially booked the Canary, we thought it would be better to have a full-service venue. We had a 10k food and beverage minimum, which ended up around 17k after service fees, site fee and taxes. The Canary has amazing food, and the best view in downtown Santa Barbara, plus the service in the evening was impeccable, except that cocktails guests paid for (open beer/wine was our choice for budget reasons) were taken away half full. I thought some aspects of the catering menu were overpriced, even considering the "all inclusive" nature of the costs. To be clear outside food and beverage is not permitted other than a wedding cake, not even other desserts from a bakery vendor, which was somewhat disappointing to us. Salad and plated dinners were perfect, and they served our cake for us in perfect portions. We also had a late night taco stand which was honestly bad, and it was something special for my groom! The tortillas were incredibly dry and over 80% of the food remained on the taco table at the end of the night. On the plus side, the rooms at the hotel are gorgeous. It was worth it to stay there the night before the wedding, and they left flower petals, gifts and champagne for us when we got back from our reception. Read less
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