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Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara , CA
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LOCATION

136 E. De la Guerra Street
Santa Barbara, CA US 93101 (map)

PHONE

805-966-1601

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Evoke the romance of early Spanish California by hosting an event on the grounds of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. This cultural landmark is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's... Read more
Evoke the romance of early Spanish California by hosting an event on the grounds of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. This cultural landmark is located in the heart of Santa Barbara's historic district. Enjoy the ambience of two private, interconnected courtyards distinguished by native and exotic landscaping and accented with splashing fountains. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1960
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Marisa
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
When my fiance and I first saw this venue, we fell in love immediatly. We were looking for a place that really represented Santa Barbara since most of our guests were from out of town. The Historical Museum is beautiful, rustic, and has a Spanish charm. Erica was organized and easy to work with. The venue is large but you can make it as intimate as you want. Love this venue and so happy we chose the Historical Museum!
When my fiance and I first saw this venue, we fell in love immediatly. We were looking for a place that really represented Read more...
When my fiance and I first saw this venue, we fell in love immediatly. We were looking for a place that really represented Santa Barbara since most of our guests were from out of town. The Historical Museum is beautiful, rustic, and has a Spanish charm. Erica was organized and easy to work with. The venue is large but you can make it as intimate as you want. Love this venue and so happy we chose the Historical Museum! Read less
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CASSIE
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue is beyond beautiful and we had the best wedding coordinator in the World. Her name is Sophie Spier. The captions in photography are just breath taking and a treasured event not forgotten by the Bride/Groom or any of their guest. Ashleigh Taylor pictures from the Santa Barbara Historical Museum made for the perfect backdrop. http://ashleightaylorblog.com/wedding-photography/santa-barbara-historical-museum-wedding-photographer-cassie-ron/
The venue is beyond beautiful and we had the best wedding coordinator in the World. Her name is Sophie Spier. The captions Read more...
The venue is beyond beautiful and we had the best wedding coordinator in the World. Her name is Sophie Spier. The captions in photography are just breath taking and a treasured event not forgotten by the Bride/Groom or any of their guest. Ashleigh Taylor pictures from the Santa Barbara Historical Museum made for the perfect backdrop. http://ashleightaylorblog.com/wedding-photography/santa-barbara-historical-museum-wedding-photographer-cassie-ron/ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is the perfect wedding venue for a ceremony and reception. The venue is beautiful in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and everyone who works there is very helpful.
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is the perfect wedding venue for a ceremony and reception. The venue is beautiful in Read more...
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is the perfect wedding venue for a ceremony and reception. The venue is beautiful in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and everyone who works there is very helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
GORGEOUS VENUE!!! I'm so lucky to have found this venue. My friends and family loved celebrating my wedding here. Gorgeous views, beautiful outdoor setting, and stellar service...what more can a girl ask for?!?!
GORGEOUS VENUE!!! I'm so lucky to have found this venue. My friends and family loved celebrating my wedding here. Gorgeous Read more...
GORGEOUS VENUE!!! I'm so lucky to have found this venue. My friends and family loved celebrating my wedding here. Gorgeous views, beautiful outdoor setting, and stellar service...what more can a girl ask for?!?! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.5/5.0
Amazing amazing amazing. With options of all three courtyards, your possibilities are endless and you can truly make this space your own. Could not have asked for a more beautiful site. Only down fall is the price, but you get what you pay for, and the hours are limited, as well as very strict on vendors. It is a historical building so it's to be expected. Truly fits in the theme of Santa Barbara. Wouldn't have had it any other way.
Amazing amazing amazing. With options of all three courtyards, your possibilities are endless and you can truly make this Read more...
Amazing amazing amazing. With options of all three courtyards, your possibilities are endless and you can truly make this space your own. Could not have asked for a more beautiful site. Only down fall is the price, but you get what you pay for, and the hours are limited, as well as very strict on vendors. It is a historical building so it's to be expected. Truly fits in the theme of Santa Barbara. Wouldn't have had it any other way. Read less
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Brooks
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Awesome venue and location! It fit our budget and vision perfectly. Everything was perfect, clean and ready to go on the wedding day. It is such a beautiful venue, everything about it just screams old time Santa Barbara.
Awesome venue and location! It fit our budget and vision perfectly. Everything was perfect, clean and ready to go on the Read more...
Awesome venue and location! It fit our budget and vision perfectly. Everything was perfect, clean and ready to go on the wedding day. It is such a beautiful venue, everything about it just screams old time Santa Barbara. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married, just this past October at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and it truly was the best day of our lives. When we began looking for a venue in Santa Barbara, we knew that we wanted to find a venue where we could not only have our ceremony but also have our reception as well. We wanted to find a place that was Spanish, rustic, romantic and fun. The moment we walked through the gate at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, goosebumps ran down my arms, because we immediately knew at first glance that this was the place.

We met with Nora, the Director of Visitor Services, who gave us an incredible tour of the grounds. We began down on the lower terrace and as we walked through the grounds we took notice of the splashing fountain, the gorgeous exotic landscape, the grape arbor pergola with hanging vines and the cascading California pepper trees surrounding the terrace. It was so beautiful and so romantic. Nora helped us envision our ceremony and helped us come up with the idea to get married under the pergola (using it as the aisle I would walk down). She took us through the mid courtyard, where we envisioned our cocktail reception and up to the upper terrace, which completely took my breath away. There in the middle of Santa Barbara, lies the gem of a property. Again, a splashing fountain in the middle of the upper terrace, the historic and rustic museum as a backdrop, and the views of the gorgeous hills of Santa Barbara in the background.

Nora gave us such great ideas as we toured the property and helped us envision where we could set up our tables, our buffet line, our dance floor, and just as our tour came to a close we had become so excited about our wedding and had a incredible sense of just how beautiful it would be!

The next best surprise was the cost of the venue! We saw a lot of venues in Santa Barbara and did a lot of research and the value of what you get for renting the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is really great. There are no other venues that even come close to the beauty and the value that you get with this venue.

Working with Nora throughout the months prior to our wedding were so fun and so effortless. Nora is incredible sweet, professional and extremely knowledgeable, especially when it came to referring vendors. We utilized many of the vendors that Nora listed on her preferred vendor list. Our experience with our vendors was also so great- they were all very professional, a joy to work with and truly deserve so much credit for making our wedding day so perfect.

On the day of my wedding, as I walked down the grape arbor aisle, linked arm in arm with my father, looking into the eyes of my husband to be, seeing the beauty of the hanging flowers and candles running down the length of the pergola and seeing the faces of all my family and friends, I was overwhelmed with joy and the perfection of the day.

If you are looking for a venue to get married at in Santa Barbara, I would highly recommend taking a look at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. My husband and I had the best day of our lives there, and I hope that you do as well!

Many thanks to Nora and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum!

Much love,

Megan and David Strong
October 22, 2011
My husband and I recently got married, just this past October at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and it truly was the Read more...
My husband and I recently got married, just this past October at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and it truly was the best day of our lives. When we began looking for a venue in Santa Barbara, we knew that we wanted to find a venue where we could not only have our ceremony but also have our reception as well. We wanted to find a place that was Spanish, rustic, romantic and fun. The moment we walked through the gate at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, goosebumps ran down my arms, because we immediately knew at first glance that this was the place.

We met with Nora, the Director of Visitor Services, who gave us an incredible tour of the grounds. We began down on the lower terrace and as we walked through the grounds we took notice of the splashing fountain, the gorgeous exotic landscape, the grape arbor pergola with hanging vines and the cascading California pepper trees surrounding the terrace. It was so beautiful and so romantic. Nora helped us envision our ceremony and helped us come up with the idea to get married under the pergola (using it as the aisle I would walk down). She took us through the mid courtyard, where we envisioned our cocktail reception and up to the upper terrace, which completely took my breath away. There in the middle of Santa Barbara, lies the gem of a property. Again, a splashing fountain in the middle of the upper terrace, the historic and rustic museum as a backdrop, and the views of the gorgeous hills of Santa Barbara in the background.

Nora gave us such great ideas as we toured the property and helped us envision where we could set up our tables, our buffet line, our dance floor, and just as our tour came to a close we had become so excited about our wedding and had a incredible sense of just how beautiful it would be!

The next best surprise was the cost of the venue! We saw a lot of venues in Santa Barbara and did a lot of research and the value of what you get for renting the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is really great. There are no other venues that even come close to the beauty and the value that you get with this venue.

Working with Nora throughout the months prior to our wedding were so fun and so effortless. Nora is incredible sweet, professional and extremely knowledgeable, especially when it came to referring vendors. We utilized many of the vendors that Nora listed on her preferred vendor list. Our experience with our vendors was also so great- they were all very professional, a joy to work with and truly deserve so much credit for making our wedding day so perfect.

On the day of my wedding, as I walked down the grape arbor aisle, linked arm in arm with my father, looking into the eyes of my husband to be, seeing the beauty of the hanging flowers and candles running down the length of the pergola and seeing the faces of all my family and friends, I was overwhelmed with joy and the perfection of the day.

If you are looking for a venue to get married at in Santa Barbara, I would highly recommend taking a look at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. My husband and I had the best day of our lives there, and I hope that you do as well!

Many thanks to Nora and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum!

Much love,

Megan and David Strong
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great Venue! We loved the architecture and proximity to downtown SB!
Great Venue! We loved the architecture and proximity to downtown SB!
Great Venue! We loved the architecture and proximity to downtown SB! Read less
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