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Montecito Weddings

Santa Barbara , CA

LOCATION

1482 East Valley Rd, #312
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 US (map)

PHONE

805-452-4659

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ABOUT US

Hello and congratulations to you on your engagement! The days, hours, and minutes between now and "I do" are most thrilling, and emotions abound with anticipation and eagerness for your... Read more
Hello and congratulations to you on your engagement! The days, hours, and minutes between now and "I do" are most thrilling, and emotions abound with anticipation and eagerness for your future of wedded bliss! And what better place to celebrate your love than with a wedding in Santa Barbara!

Santa Barbara's wedding experts Montecito Weddings is a team of true romantics, dedicated to offering elegant, heartfelt wedding ceremonies to couples of all faiths, denominations, beliefs, and backgrounds. Our hearts are open to all, because whichever path you are set upon to walk in life, the one thing that all couples have in common is love! The expression of love is celebrated in everything we do in order that we create a wedding day to surpass all expectations.

To date, the Reverend Sarah Farmer and our talented team at Montecito Weddings have planned and performed well over 3,000 weddings! We are industry experts in our field, and specialize in making your Santa Barbara wedding planning process easy and stress free for couples from around the world, or those living right here in our own sunny back yard. The all inclusive wedding packages at Montecito Weddings makes event planning fun and easy with multiple options to accommodate every budget and our many Ala Carte items to customize your ceremony or reception to your personal wedding vision!

From top quality ceremony and reception rentals, delightful decor such as seashells, potted palms, crystals, and chandeliers; expert and well spoken wedding celebrants, photographers, videographers, florists, and more; no detail is overlooked, leaving you to enjoy your Santa Barbara wedding day relaxed, pampered, polished, and care free! Scroll through our Montecito Weddings ceremony and combo Ceremony/Reception packages at your leisure and let your dreams become reality... your Santa Barbara dream wedding awaits! Visit us today at www.montecitoweddings.com. Blessings to you all, and happy wedding planning! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Sarah And Kim provided such a beautiful experience for our very small wedding. We purchased the "Santa Barbara Special". Although our package was one of the cheaper ones, they put in just as much effort to make everything perfect and run smoothly as a big wedding package. Without a doubt I would refer them again and again to friends and family. They truly are professionals in the business and lovely people to cross paths with.
Sarah And Kim provided such a beautiful experience for our very small wedding. We purchased the "Santa Barbara Special". Read more...
Sarah And Kim provided such a beautiful experience for our very small wedding. We purchased the "Santa Barbara Special". Although our package was one of the cheaper ones, they put in just as much effort to make everything perfect and run smoothly as a big wedding package. Without a doubt I would refer them again and again to friends and family. They truly are professionals in the business and lovely people to cross paths with. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/20/2014
1.8/5.0
I read the reviews before deciding to hire Sarah and when I first started the planning about 6 months before the wedding, she was very professional and responsive. However, after about a month, she became very hard to reach. She would take at least a couple weeks to respond to emails, always out of town or had something else going on. I figured she was just busy though, so didn't worry too much about it. I flew in from out of state so only had a couple days to get final things together before the wedding day, then at the rehearsal dinner, we showed up to the site and she told us it was double booked and we had to find somewhere else. She claimed no responsibility and said it was the parks department and she had taken care of it months ago. I guess she never double checked the reservation though, because we found ourselves without a venue less than 24 hours before the wedding on a Friday night. We spent the time we should have been at a rehearsal dinner running around Santa Barbara looking for an alternate site. After about an hour of trying to find places, she told us she had to leave because she was already 45 minutes late to officiate another wedding ceremony and we were shocked. We then went to find a spot on our own, then told her about it. Not only that, when we drove by the original spot the day of the wedding, it was wide open!

She did end up pulling it together the day of the event, but the stress and uncertainty leading up to it was not something I would recommend to anyone. Maybe we just had bad luck, but I definitely would think twice before using Sarah. I think she has overbooked herself and may not be able to pay the attention deserved to each individual wedding.
I read the reviews before deciding to hire Sarah and when I first started the planning about 6 months before the wedding, Read more...
I read the reviews before deciding to hire Sarah and when I first started the planning about 6 months before the wedding, she was very professional and responsive. However, after about a month, she became very hard to reach. She would take at least a couple weeks to respond to emails, always out of town or had something else going on. I figured she was just busy though, so didn't worry too much about it. I flew in from out of state so only had a couple days to get final things together before the wedding day, then at the rehearsal dinner, we showed up to the site and she told us it was double booked and we had to find somewhere else. She claimed no responsibility and said it was the parks department and she had taken care of it months ago. I guess she never double checked the reservation though, because we found ourselves without a venue less than 24 hours before the wedding on a Friday night. We spent the time we should have been at a rehearsal dinner running around Santa Barbara looking for an alternate site. After about an hour of trying to find places, she told us she had to leave because she was already 45 minutes late to officiate another wedding ceremony and we were shocked. We then went to find a spot on our own, then told her about it. Not only that, when we drove by the original spot the day of the wedding, it was wide open!

She did end up pulling it together the day of the event, but the stress and uncertainty leading up to it was not something I would recommend to anyone. Maybe we just had bad luck, but I definitely would think twice before using Sarah. I think she has overbooked herself and may not be able to pay the attention deserved to each individual wedding. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very easy and simple. We had a small wedding, and this was perfect. We were able to adjust the ceramony to fit our style. Sarah was in the moment and made our wedding very special.
Very easy and simple. We had a small wedding, and this was perfect. We were able to adjust the ceramony to fit our style. Read more...
Very easy and simple. We had a small wedding, and this was perfect. We were able to adjust the ceramony to fit our style. Sarah was in the moment and made our wedding very special. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amy
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.8/5.0
Sarah and her team were great! They did my chair ceremony set up at Padaro Beach, CA. Sarah has a wonderful calming spirit and was a joy to work with. She takes a little time to get back to emails, but is VERY organized and is on top of everything. She met us a month before so I could go over my vision of where I wanted chairs. I felt soooo comfortable after meeting with her that she had everything taken care of and she did. Her crew arrived early and even raked the sand to ensure a level area. She threw in a cute sign for free too! I would highly recommend her and her team for any kind of rental/set up. And if we did't already have our family pastor doing the ceremony, we would have booked her. She has an amazing spirt and presence.
Sarah and her team were great! They did my chair ceremony set up at Padaro Beach, CA. Sarah has a wonderful calming spirit Read more...
Sarah and her team were great! They did my chair ceremony set up at Padaro Beach, CA. Sarah has a wonderful calming spirit and was a joy to work with. She takes a little time to get back to emails, but is VERY organized and is on top of everything. She met us a month before so I could go over my vision of where I wanted chairs. I felt soooo comfortable after meeting with her that she had everything taken care of and she did. Her crew arrived early and even raked the sand to ensure a level area. She threw in a cute sign for free too! I would highly recommend her and her team for any kind of rental/set up. And if we did't already have our family pastor doing the ceremony, we would have booked her. She has an amazing spirt and presence. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on very short notice and Montecito Weddings helped pull it off and make our day beautiful. Thank you
We had our wedding on very short notice and Montecito Weddings helped pull it off and make our day beautiful. Thank you
We had our wedding on very short notice and Montecito Weddings helped pull it off and make our day beautiful. Thank you Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
She was wonderful! The ceremony was exactly the way we were expecting, it was perfect.
She was wonderful! The ceremony was exactly the way we were expecting, it was perfect.
She was wonderful! The ceremony was exactly the way we were expecting, it was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Bill
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you to Sarah for a very beautiful wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself was just perfect for us. Later in our hotel we we read again several times the copy of the words from our ceremony- just beautiful. Please convey our thanks and appreciation to our harpist , Sara, her playing was so lovely and was such a wonderful part of our wedding. Also thanks and appreciation to Kim for her photos that will be coming in a few weeks. I know from the poses and locations her photos will be amazing, We are so excited to see them. Thanks again to all for making out wedding very special.
Thank you to Sarah for a very beautiful wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself was just perfect for us. Later in our hotel Read more...
Thank you to Sarah for a very beautiful wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself was just perfect for us. Later in our hotel we we read again several times the copy of the words from our ceremony- just beautiful. Please convey our thanks and appreciation to our harpist , Sara, her playing was so lovely and was such a wonderful part of our wedding. Also thanks and appreciation to Kim for her photos that will be coming in a few weeks. I know from the poses and locations her photos will be amazing, We are so excited to see them. Thanks again to all for making out wedding very special. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Susan
Wedding:
11/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Sarah was easy to communicate with and really helped to make our wedding exactly what we wanted.
Sarah was easy to communicate with and really helped to make our wedding exactly what we wanted.
Sarah was easy to communicate with and really helped to make our wedding exactly what we wanted. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Olivia
Wedding:
9/26/2013
4.8/5.0
Stop stressing if you hire Sarah because she really does have it covered. She has good taste, professional, never abrasive, and if you let her do the work you really can relax. And please please hire her notary to do all the legal work for you, I promise, it IS worth the fee. Specifics:

I hired Sarah mainly to plan the ceremony but turned out she helped with the reception too. I picked the package I wanted and added ala carte items as I wanted. Sarah confirmed the details (flowers, color theme, etc.)

Flexibility - If I could give her 10 stars on this I would. We chose to get married on the beach. The weather turned out to be horrific! There was 35mph winds on the beach (the news said hurricane speeds). Tables were turning over. Sarah quickly found a private home in the Santa Barbara hills with a beautiful yard that could accommodate the size of our party. Done and done. I didn't have to lift a finger.

That's what it's like working with Sarah, she takes care of it. Easy.

Bonus: I decided to have Sarah do the cake, and didn't tell her much other than I like square, I wanted carrot cake and chocolate. Risky, I know. But it was beautiful and delicious, and I'm picky!

A realistic caution: If Sarah doesn't respond within a few days, she will within the week. The few weeks right before your wedding, she's in contact with you daily if needed. And when she did respond, we often went back and forth right there because we were both on email at the same time. At one point, she was on vacation and took the time to respond to my email and sent me all the info I needed. Be patient, she's knows what she's doing, she's on top of it.
Stop stressing if you hire Sarah because she really does have it covered. She has good taste, professional, never Read more...
Stop stressing if you hire Sarah because she really does have it covered. She has good taste, professional, never abrasive, and if you let her do the work you really can relax. And please please hire her notary to do all the legal work for you, I promise, it IS worth the fee. Specifics:

I hired Sarah mainly to plan the ceremony but turned out she helped with the reception too. I picked the package I wanted and added ala carte items as I wanted. Sarah confirmed the details (flowers, color theme, etc.)

Flexibility - If I could give her 10 stars on this I would. We chose to get married on the beach. The weather turned out to be horrific! There was 35mph winds on the beach (the news said hurricane speeds). Tables were turning over. Sarah quickly found a private home in the Santa Barbara hills with a beautiful yard that could accommodate the size of our party. Done and done. I didn't have to lift a finger.

That's what it's like working with Sarah, she takes care of it. Easy.

Bonus: I decided to have Sarah do the cake, and didn't tell her much other than I like square, I wanted carrot cake and chocolate. Risky, I know. But it was beautiful and delicious, and I'm picky!

A realistic caution: If Sarah doesn't respond within a few days, she will within the week. The few weeks right before your wedding, she's in contact with you daily if needed. And when she did respond, we often went back and forth right there because we were both on email at the same time. At one point, she was on vacation and took the time to respond to my email and sent me all the info I needed. Be patient, she's knows what she's doing, she's on top of it. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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John
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Sarah did a terrific job of setting up our wedding at the location she recommended. The ceremony went really well and all the ideas ans suggestions she offered us went well in the implementation of our wedding. I strongly recommend her services to anyone wanting to get married near or at Santa Barbara.
Sarah did a terrific job of setting up our wedding at the location she recommended. The ceremony went really well and all Read more...
Sarah did a terrific job of setting up our wedding at the location she recommended. The ceremony went really well and all the ideas ans suggestions she offered us went well in the implementation of our wedding. I strongly recommend her services to anyone wanting to get married near or at Santa Barbara. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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