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Elings Park

Santa Barbara , CA
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1298 Las Positas
Santa Barbara, CA US 93105 (map)

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We found the park nestled in the hills. Gorgeous views and a peak of the ocean. We were able to work with the catering company of our choice and bring in our own alcohol. Loved our venue choice! It made for some wonderful pictures!
We found the park nestled in the hills. Gorgeous views and a peak of the ocean. We were able to work with the catering Read more...
We found the park nestled in the hills. Gorgeous views and a peak of the ocean. We were able to work with the catering company of our choice and bring in our own alcohol. Loved our venue choice! It made for some wonderful pictures! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
7/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Picking Elings Park as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we made! We had our ceremony on the lawn and our reception on the deck in the Godric Grove. Because of the gorgeous scenery (mountain/ocean views ) I didn't have to go over the top trying to decorate because the space was already so beautiful!
Picking Elings Park as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we made! We had our ceremony on the lawn and our Read more...
Picking Elings Park as our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we made! We had our ceremony on the lawn and our reception on the deck in the Godric Grove. Because of the gorgeous scenery (mountain/ocean views ) I didn't have to go over the top trying to decorate because the space was already so beautiful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We had our wedding at Elings Park June 29th 2013. We used the South Bluffs, for our ceremony and Godrick Grove for our reception. It was by far the most beautiful location. I spent 14 months looking for a venue, and when I drove to the top of the South Bluffs I was amazed. It was breathtaking. They have a picture on their website that does not do it justice. The cliff overlooks the ocean, and gives a peekaboo view of the waves at the beach below. It is truly an amazing location. My ceremony was beautiful. We used the deck at Godrick Grove. The view is also stunning.
My recommendations for summer brides. Make sure you provide a tent for the bluffs, as there is no shade, and get an experienced transportation vendor. The park is truly a wonderful place to have your wedding. Their is ample parking available and their staff is very accommodating. My wedding was wonderful. So happy that I chose Elings Park .
We had our wedding at Elings Park June 29th 2013. We used the South Bluffs, for our ceremony and Godrick Grove for our Read more...
We had our wedding at Elings Park June 29th 2013. We used the South Bluffs, for our ceremony and Godrick Grove for our reception. It was by far the most beautiful location. I spent 14 months looking for a venue, and when I drove to the top of the South Bluffs I was amazed. It was breathtaking. They have a picture on their website that does not do it justice. The cliff overlooks the ocean, and gives a peekaboo view of the waves at the beach below. It is truly an amazing location. My ceremony was beautiful. We used the deck at Godrick Grove. The view is also stunning.
My recommendations for summer brides. Make sure you provide a tent for the bluffs, as there is no shade, and get an experienced transportation vendor. The park is truly a wonderful place to have your wedding. Their is ample parking available and their staff is very accommodating. My wedding was wonderful. So happy that I chose Elings Park . Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue is just stunning. We got married in Godric Grove and our guests just raved about the beauty of the place. My husband and I fell in love with the spot the moment we saw it, and it certainly delivered! New management was very helpful, and incredibly responsive. Only snafu is with their sound vendor who has to approve you DJ/musician, but we simply dropped the issue and moved on. The place is great. Absolutely perfect spot to get married.
This venue is just stunning. We got married in Godric Grove and our guests just raved about the beauty of the place. My Read more...
This venue is just stunning. We got married in Godric Grove and our guests just raved about the beauty of the place. My husband and I fell in love with the spot the moment we saw it, and it certainly delivered! New management was very helpful, and incredibly responsive. Only snafu is with their sound vendor who has to approve you DJ/musician, but we simply dropped the issue and moved on. The place is great. Absolutely perfect spot to get married. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
9/9/2012
4.7/5.0
Elings Park was great as a wedding venue. We had our ceremony and reception at Godric Grove which was beautiful. The weather was perfect which gave us ocean views on both sides of the park. We received so many comments on how beautiful the site was.

What we loved about Elingss that we were able to select our own vendor and bring in our own alcohol, which saved a lot of money! We would recommend Elings Park to anyone!
Elings Park was great as a wedding venue. We had our ceremony and reception at Godric Grove which was beautiful. The Read more...
Elings Park was great as a wedding venue. We had our ceremony and reception at Godric Grove which was beautiful. The weather was perfect which gave us ocean views on both sides of the park. We received so many comments on how beautiful the site was.

What we loved about Elingss that we were able to select our own vendor and bring in our own alcohol, which saved a lot of money! We would recommend Elings Park to anyone! Read less
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Cecily
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.7/5.0
We rented Godric Grove at Elings Park for our daughter's wedding. It is a large space, composed of 3 separate areas: a deck, a lawn and an amphitheater. We used all 3. The ceremony was held in the amphitheater, the pre-ceremony reception smoking area on the deck and the reception under a tent on the lawn. If you have fewer guests than we did, you could probably fit the reception on the deck.

The rental fee was very reasonable and they were willing to negotiate. They also rent cushions for the deck benches and pads for the amphitheater. We used the deck cushions, but not the others because they weren't attractive and we weren't planning a long ceremony.

Things to know:

If you are planning to go into the evening, as we did, know that there are no lights in the bathrooms or the sink area. We had to bring those in (thanks, LBPS!). There are few electrical outlets in the space and we had to rent a generator and more lights. These things can start to add up so...
We had to end at 10PM due to city noise restrictions.

But, you can't beat the setting. Harbor and city views, beautiful oak canopies, wonderful light, especially late afternoon in the summer.
We rented Godric Grove at Elings Park for our daughter's wedding. It is a large space, composed of 3 separate areas: a Read more...
We rented Godric Grove at Elings Park for our daughter's wedding. It is a large space, composed of 3 separate areas: a deck, a lawn and an amphitheater. We used all 3. The ceremony was held in the amphitheater, the pre-ceremony reception smoking area on the deck and the reception under a tent on the lawn. If you have fewer guests than we did, you could probably fit the reception on the deck.

The rental fee was very reasonable and they were willing to negotiate. They also rent cushions for the deck benches and pads for the amphitheater. We used the deck cushions, but not the others because they weren't attractive and we weren't planning a long ceremony.

Things to know:

If you are planning to go into the evening, as we did, know that there are no lights in the bathrooms or the sink area. We had to bring those in (thanks, LBPS!). There are few electrical outlets in the space and we had to rent a generator and more lights. These things can start to add up so...
We had to end at 10PM due to city noise restrictions.

But, you can't beat the setting. Harbor and city views, beautiful oak canopies, wonderful light, especially late afternoon in the summer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
3.4/5.0
We had our wedding at Godric Grove in Elings Park and it was absolutely gorgeous! It was the perfect look we wanted for our wedding. The only reason why I don't give the venue a perfect score is because you can't be there after 10pm and you can't play music loud at all, like it has to stay REALLY quite! Also the price is really reasonable for a venue but keep in mind you have to provide your own rentals, and lighting so it adds up...
We had our wedding at Godric Grove in Elings Park and it was absolutely gorgeous! It was the perfect look we wanted for Read more...
We had our wedding at Godric Grove in Elings Park and it was absolutely gorgeous! It was the perfect look we wanted for our wedding. The only reason why I don't give the venue a perfect score is because you can't be there after 10pm and you can't play music loud at all, like it has to stay REALLY quite! Also the price is really reasonable for a venue but keep in mind you have to provide your own rentals, and lighting so it adds up... Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Its a beautiful venue! I received so many compliments. Everyone admitted that they had their doubts when I mentioned park, but once they got there, they thought it was wonderful. It has natural beauty and its lay out is ideal for a wedding ceremony & reception.

I had my wedding July 9, 2011 in the Godric Grove. It has separate place for the ceremony (the ampitheatre) and reception (lawn and deck). They're VERY flexible. You can do so much with this place. I was able to make my vision happen with the help of various vendors. Its true that it requires a lot of coordinating, but Predrag was very helpful.
Its a beautiful venue! I received so many compliments. Everyone admitted that they had their doubts when I mentioned park, Read more...
Its a beautiful venue! I received so many compliments. Everyone admitted that they had their doubts when I mentioned park, but once they got there, they thought it was wonderful. It has natural beauty and its lay out is ideal for a wedding ceremony & reception.

I had my wedding July 9, 2011 in the Godric Grove. It has separate place for the ceremony (the ampitheatre) and reception (lawn and deck). They're VERY flexible. You can do so much with this place. I was able to make my vision happen with the help of various vendors. Its true that it requires a lot of coordinating, but Predrag was very helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
I loved the venue. We wanted everything to be outside so this was perfect. We reserved the Godric Grove so we had ample space for the ceremony and reception. The reason I gave 4 out of 5 for responsiveness and proffesionalism was becasue it was hard to conact the same person and it was a bit impersonal. Also, flexibilty is low because they were hard to meet with because of other events and operation hours.
Other than that I think the venue was great and they were very helpful the day before and day of the wedding. I would suggest if you choose this venue try to chosse vendors who are familiar with the site.
I loved the venue. We wanted everything to be outside so this was perfect. We reserved the Godric Grove so we had ample Read more...
I loved the venue. We wanted everything to be outside so this was perfect. We reserved the Godric Grove so we had ample space for the ceremony and reception. The reason I gave 4 out of 5 for responsiveness and proffesionalism was becasue it was hard to conact the same person and it was a bit impersonal. Also, flexibilty is low because they were hard to meet with because of other events and operation hours.
Other than that I think the venue was great and they were very helpful the day before and day of the wedding. I would suggest if you choose this venue try to chosse vendors who are familiar with the site. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/1/2010
3.6/5.0
Elings park is a beautiful location in Santa Barbara where you can have an outdoor wedding and not break the bank in one of the most expensive places in the world. We picked Godric Grove, which comes with a BBQ area, a large wooden deck, a huge grassy area, a beautiful ampitheater overlooking Santa Barbara harbor and very pretty pathways. It worked for our ceremony and our reception. We could only afford an off day, so had our wedding on a Thursday. Overall, working with the events manager Pedrag was okay, though he did give out our private information to a vendor without our permission (NOT okay) and they tried to change policies on us after we signed our contract, but after my fiance spoke with him at length, everything was straightened out. Also they have staff there to check on things periodically and I wish we had been introduced to them, because they ended up just lurking around our wedding and it was a bit bothersome because we didn't know who they were until my husband asked them.
Overall, the location made it worth it. It was absolutely breathtaking on our sunny wedding day.
Elings park is a beautiful location in Santa Barbara where you can have an outdoor wedding and not break the bank in one Read more...
Elings park is a beautiful location in Santa Barbara where you can have an outdoor wedding and not break the bank in one of the most expensive places in the world. We picked Godric Grove, which comes with a BBQ area, a large wooden deck, a huge grassy area, a beautiful ampitheater overlooking Santa Barbara harbor and very pretty pathways. It worked for our ceremony and our reception. We could only afford an off day, so had our wedding on a Thursday. Overall, working with the events manager Pedrag was okay, though he did give out our private information to a vendor without our permission (NOT okay) and they tried to change policies on us after we signed our contract, but after my fiance spoke with him at length, everything was straightened out. Also they have staff there to check on things periodically and I wish we had been introduced to them, because they ended up just lurking around our wedding and it was a bit bothersome because we didn't know who they were until my husband asked them.
Overall, the location made it worth it. It was absolutely breathtaking on our sunny wedding day. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
11/13/2009
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were pretty set on going to an outdoor venue, so we checked out the bridal blogs and did our best to find a place that wouldn�t break the bank. That was pretty hard to do in Santa Barbara- most outdoor venues went for between $3000 and $5000. We landed on Elings Park, a low-cost, high-class alternative to most of the venues. The Godic Grove site (within Elings Park) is situated on a hilltop that has views that overlook the city and span to the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently, Godic Grove is the trifecta of locations: it has an amphitheater for your ceremony, a deck for tables and a dance floor, and beautiful lawn for a tent all in one. Along with all that, there are already bathrooms on-site. We decided to push our celebration back to the low season, to avoid high-season costs and Godic Grove came to us for only $1600. The other amazing tid-bit is that Godic Grove offers day-long availability: the site is yours from 8am to 11pm. It was truly the most amazing location, and for an incredible price.
My husband and I were pretty set on going to an outdoor venue, so we checked out the bridal blogs and did our best to find Read more...
My husband and I were pretty set on going to an outdoor venue, so we checked out the bridal blogs and did our best to find a place that wouldn�t break the bank. That was pretty hard to do in Santa Barbara- most outdoor venues went for between $3000 and $5000. We landed on Elings Park, a low-cost, high-class alternative to most of the venues. The Godic Grove site (within Elings Park) is situated on a hilltop that has views that overlook the city and span to the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently, Godic Grove is the trifecta of locations: it has an amphitheater for your ceremony, a deck for tables and a dance floor, and beautiful lawn for a tent all in one. Along with all that, there are already bathrooms on-site. We decided to push our celebration back to the low season, to avoid high-season costs and Godic Grove came to us for only $1600. The other amazing tid-bit is that Godic Grove offers day-long availability: the site is yours from 8am to 11pm. It was truly the most amazing location, and for an incredible price. Read less
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jawinstabray
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.2/5.0
Santa Barbara is a very expensive place to get married and the value you get for the space is quite amazing. The coordinator also helped me out extensively and for that I am so thankful. Great experience and I would highly recommend.
Santa Barbara is a very expensive place to get married and the value you get for the space is quite amazing. The Read more...
Santa Barbara is a very expensive place to get married and the value you get for the space is quite amazing. The coordinator also helped me out extensively and for that I am so thankful. Great experience and I would highly recommend. Read less
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annaalise
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.8/5.0
This site is tremendous with ocean and city views, this location is relaxing and peaceful if you love the outdoors. A tip if you book in the off season nov-feb the cost is cut in half!
This site is tremendous with ocean and city views, this location is relaxing and peaceful if you love the outdoors. A tip Read more...
This site is tremendous with ocean and city views, this location is relaxing and peaceful if you love the outdoors. A tip if you book in the off season nov-feb the cost is cut in half! Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
6/19/2008
3.0/5.0
Elings Park is a stunning venue that manages to be both accessible and close to hotels, shops, other vendors, etc while at the same time being peaceful and remote. The park is generally tranquil, even when the lower games areas are in use. By using an outdoor venue such as Elings you can save not only on the amazingly low rental price of the venue but also by not having to decorate much!

Our photographer was delighted and told us that she had taken the shot of her career at Elings. It now fronts her website.

My only reservations were that we were assured that there would be a park ranger presence to ensure that members of the public visiting the park would be told that there were areas they could not access becuase of the wedding. That did not happen and caused some discomfort. However, apparently there was some issue with staff sickness that caused difficulties that day. Also, there was a problem with upkeep of one of the trees, which could have caused a nasty accident. Trina, the wedding / events coordinator was very responsive to our complaint, though.
Elings Park is a stunning venue that manages to be both accessible and close to hotels, shops, other vendors, etc while at Read more...
Elings Park is a stunning venue that manages to be both accessible and close to hotels, shops, other vendors, etc while at the same time being peaceful and remote. The park is generally tranquil, even when the lower games areas are in use. By using an outdoor venue such as Elings you can save not only on the amazingly low rental price of the venue but also by not having to decorate much!

Our photographer was delighted and told us that she had taken the shot of her career at Elings. It now fronts her website.

My only reservations were that we were assured that there would be a park ranger presence to ensure that members of the public visiting the park would be told that there were areas they could not access becuase of the wedding. That did not happen and caused some discomfort. However, apparently there was some issue with staff sickness that caused difficulties that day. Also, there was a problem with upkeep of one of the trees, which could have caused a nasty accident. Trina, the wedding / events coordinator was very responsive to our complaint, though. Read less
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