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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Carpinteria , CA
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LOCATION

3300 Via Real Street
Carpinteria, CA US 93013 (map)

PHONE

805-684-6683

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ABOUT US

Max capacity: 30,000

Polo Clubhouse: 100 seated; 200 cocktail style

Polo Terrace: 120 seated; 250 cocktail style

Please come tour our historic 102-year... Read more
Max capacity: 30,000

Polo Clubhouse: 100 seated; 200 cocktail style

Polo Terrace: 120 seated; 250 cocktail style

Please come tour our historic 102-year old club. Experience the most unique, exclusive and truly private venue in town. Treat your guests like a Prince (Prince William that is). As the only venue on the west coast to have hosted Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, our 87 acres of grounds are indeed lushly appointed and we can help you entertain on a globally renowned scale. We can have polo players and horses available for photo ops during cocktail hour or playing in the background on a far field during your event if you’d like.

We have acres of perfectly upkept and flat lawns, allowing you a clean slate upon which to build your event. Erect a tent or enjoy the warm Santa Barbara weather. The sun sets over our views of the mountains and our stables.

We offer a luxe and private area for you to host both your ceremony and reception and allow outside catering. Enjoy the use of our fields, Polo Clubhouse & terrace along with our plates, flatwear, stemware, glassware, tables, white folding chairs and napkins to keep your rental costs down.

SB Polo & Racquet Club

3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Alison Hansen or Blaine Horvath

805.684.6683

Cell 805.886.0186

events@sbpolo.com

www.sbpolo.com

Site Fee: $1,500 and up, depending on guest count & date

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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.8/5.0
We LOVED our venue, and our guests were all stunned at what a cool, chic and different venue it was. My husband and I both grew up taking tennis at the club and swimming in the pool, plus it is just down the street from both or our parents' houses. We hoped to get married there from the start, but wanted to meet with them before deciding. We met with Alison, who filled us in with all of the cool details and the decision was easy. The venue, besides being just gorgeous, made the planning process easy. They provided parking, bathrooms, and a large portion of our chairs, plates, sliver, glassware, etc. saving us a ton of money on rentals. They even provided us with 2 polo players who played during cocktail hour and posed with guests for pictures. The setting for the ceremony was just serene, with the sun setting over the mountains, creating a beautiful glow. We used the clubhouse for cocktail hour, which has such a cool East Coast vibe. After dinner we turned the clubhouse terrace into the dancefloor, which again saved us money and made it feel very 'clubish'. We had the entire dinner portion out on the field, which was just stunning. The backround was like no other, the sun setting over the mountains. Plus, the kids loved it. The kids ran around playing tag, playing with polo balls, etc. giving their parents time to hand with friends and enjoy dinner! The venue was very flexible in making my dream wedding come true. After the wedding so many of our friends commented they never imagined a wedding there, but after ours, they would recommend anyone they know in the future to book with them!
We LOVED our venue, and our guests were all stunned at what a cool, chic and different venue it was. My husband and I both Read more...
We LOVED our venue, and our guests were all stunned at what a cool, chic and different venue it was. My husband and I both grew up taking tennis at the club and swimming in the pool, plus it is just down the street from both or our parents' houses. We hoped to get married there from the start, but wanted to meet with them before deciding. We met with Alison, who filled us in with all of the cool details and the decision was easy. The venue, besides being just gorgeous, made the planning process easy. They provided parking, bathrooms, and a large portion of our chairs, plates, sliver, glassware, etc. saving us a ton of money on rentals. They even provided us with 2 polo players who played during cocktail hour and posed with guests for pictures. The setting for the ceremony was just serene, with the sun setting over the mountains, creating a beautiful glow. We used the clubhouse for cocktail hour, which has such a cool East Coast vibe. After dinner we turned the clubhouse terrace into the dancefloor, which again saved us money and made it feel very 'clubish'. We had the entire dinner portion out on the field, which was just stunning. The backround was like no other, the sun setting over the mountains. Plus, the kids loved it. The kids ran around playing tag, playing with polo balls, etc. giving their parents time to hand with friends and enjoy dinner! The venue was very flexible in making my dream wedding come true. After the wedding so many of our friends commented they never imagined a wedding there, but after ours, they would recommend anyone they know in the future to book with them! Read less
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Loren
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.0/5.0
My wedding was a blast- beautiful and fun! Ellen was wonderful to work with and very helpful.. she was very responsive and helped to keep me calm. The day of the wedding staff was very friendly and all my guests telling me how nice everyone was... it was such a wonderful day and moment in our lives.. thank you SB Polo club!!!!
My wedding was a blast- beautiful and fun! Ellen was wonderful to work with and very helpful.. she was very responsive and Read more...
My wedding was a blast- beautiful and fun! Ellen was wonderful to work with and very helpful.. she was very responsive and helped to keep me calm. The day of the wedding staff was very friendly and all my guests telling me how nice everyone was... it was such a wonderful day and moment in our lives.. thank you SB Polo club!!!! Read less
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Jenneke
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
SB Polo Club was a great venue for our wedding! The food was amazing (I still have guests talking about it) and it couldn't have gone smoother. Everyone was attentive to our needs and wanted to help make our day special. We loved it! Thank you SB Polo Club for making our day so special!
SB Polo Club was a great venue for our wedding! The food was amazing (I still have guests talking about it) and it Read more...
SB Polo Club was a great venue for our wedding! The food was amazing (I still have guests talking about it) and it couldn't have gone smoother. Everyone was attentive to our needs and wanted to help make our day special. We loved it! Thank you SB Polo Club for making our day so special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This was the second location we visited and fell in love immediately! Everybody was so easy going and so attentive. Everything went as planned, stayed within budget and was a stress free day. We were so incredibly happy with how things turned out, we couldn't have been more pleased. The venue was beautiful (freshly landscaped the weekend before), our guests were cared for, and the day ran so smooth! I would definitely recommend a wedding or special event at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.
This was the second location we visited and fell in love immediately! Everybody was so easy going and so attentive. Read more...
This was the second location we visited and fell in love immediately! Everybody was so easy going and so attentive. Everything went as planned, stayed within budget and was a stress free day. We were so incredibly happy with how things turned out, we couldn't have been more pleased. The venue was beautiful (freshly landscaped the weekend before), our guests were cared for, and the day ran so smooth! I would definitely recommend a wedding or special event at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Wedding was beautiful. Even though we had some unexpected thunder, rain, and lightening, Elllen and Ari had backup plans for it all so it didn't even go noticed there were last minutes changes. They handled the issues without me so I was able to enjoy our day stress free. The venue is amazing and would highly recommend it to everyone!
Wedding was beautiful. Even though we had some unexpected thunder, rain, and lightening, Elllen and Ari had backup plans Read more...
Wedding was beautiful. Even though we had some unexpected thunder, rain, and lightening, Elllen and Ari had backup plans for it all so it didn't even go noticed there were last minutes changes. They handled the issues without me so I was able to enjoy our day stress free. The venue is amazing and would highly recommend it to everyone! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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MaryAnn
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.2/5.0
Our overall experience from planning to execution was excellent with the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect venue. The staff that worked the event were exceptional and incredibly responsive to us and our guests. To this day we still hear from our guests that it was the best wedding they ever attended. Our only complaint was with Event Rents which came highly recommended by the Events Manager at the time. The person in charge with Event Rents (Glenn I believe) was extremely unprofessional and created a hostile situation when two of the linen napkins were not promptly returned. I received a message on my home machine after returning from our honeymoon stating that we were being charged for the missing napkins. I immediately contacted the Polo Club who then located the napkins and agreed to return them to Event Rents. Event Rents then stated that they were going to charge us a rental fee per day for the napkins being out which was more than the cost of the actual napkins. I couldn't understand why they were so determined to charge us when we were returning the napkins and had already paid a fortune in rentals. The Polo Club finally stepped in and corrected the situation though only after many unpleasant exchanges. It was a shame because it was the only vendor that we worked with that wasn't superb. Unfortunately it did make for a very unpleasant experience and left a lasting negative impression of the weeks following our marriage. The only fault that lies on the part of the Polo Club is for recommending Event Rents whom we had never heard of before and therefore would never have selected. The Polo Club should have stepped in sooner to correct the situation because once they did Event Rents was quick to remedy the situation since I'm sure they didn't want to lose out on future business.
Our overall experience from planning to execution was excellent with the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. I couldn't Read more...
Our overall experience from planning to execution was excellent with the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect venue. The staff that worked the event were exceptional and incredibly responsive to us and our guests. To this day we still hear from our guests that it was the best wedding they ever attended. Our only complaint was with Event Rents which came highly recommended by the Events Manager at the time. The person in charge with Event Rents (Glenn I believe) was extremely unprofessional and created a hostile situation when two of the linen napkins were not promptly returned. I received a message on my home machine after returning from our honeymoon stating that we were being charged for the missing napkins. I immediately contacted the Polo Club who then located the napkins and agreed to return them to Event Rents. Event Rents then stated that they were going to charge us a rental fee per day for the napkins being out which was more than the cost of the actual napkins. I couldn't understand why they were so determined to charge us when we were returning the napkins and had already paid a fortune in rentals. The Polo Club finally stepped in and corrected the situation though only after many unpleasant exchanges. It was a shame because it was the only vendor that we worked with that wasn't superb. Unfortunately it did make for a very unpleasant experience and left a lasting negative impression of the weeks following our marriage. The only fault that lies on the part of the Polo Club is for recommending Event Rents whom we had never heard of before and therefore would never have selected. The Polo Club should have stepped in sooner to correct the situation because once they did Event Rents was quick to remedy the situation since I'm sure they didn't want to lose out on future business. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.3/5.0
Beautiful venue! The catering was impeccable, and the location is perfect for an intimate gathering or large group.
Beautiful venue! The catering was impeccable, and the location is perfect for an intimate gathering or large group.
Beautiful venue! The catering was impeccable, and the location is perfect for an intimate gathering or large group. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better location for our wedding. Ellen, the site coordinator, is AMAZING to work with. The on-site caterer, LaFond, was some of the best food we've ever had and our guests are still talking about it! The setting is so beautiful with a really awesome vibe. I can't say enough good things about getting married here.
We couldn't have picked a better location for our wedding. Ellen, the site coordinator, is AMAZING to work with. The Read more...
We couldn't have picked a better location for our wedding. Ellen, the site coordinator, is AMAZING to work with. The on-site caterer, LaFond, was some of the best food we've ever had and our guests are still talking about it! The setting is so beautiful with a really awesome vibe. I can't say enough good things about getting married here. Read less
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