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SB Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara , CA
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LOCATION

2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA US 93105 (map)

PHONE

805-682-4711

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, located behind the Queen of the Missions in the Santa Barbara Mission Canyon area. Park like setting with outdoor ceremony Wooded Area,... Read more
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, located behind the Queen of the Missions in the Santa Barbara Mission Canyon area. Park like setting with outdoor ceremony Wooded Area, outdoor area for cocktail hour and/or dining, indoor area for dancing and dining. Read less
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Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing to get married at the Museum was the best decision of wedding planning that my husband and I made! The place is a hidden gem and absolutely gorgeous, the quietness added to the beauty of the ceremony as well as the sunlight gleaming through the trees overhead. It was great for a bide+groom that wanted an outdoor venue!

Meridith was so easy to work with, she made the entire process stress free and was always quick to respond to emails. As a bride, I truly appreciated being able to ask any question to Meridith. The ground staff were so wonderful to work with as well, they made the entire process of set up easy and efficient.

The one thing that we LOVED about this venue, is the ability to set up the day before the event and tear down the day after the event! This made the wedding weekend less stress free than if everything was happening all in one day, our family and friends were impressed with this museum policy. The museum was completely affordable as well, the price included chairs and tables (which saved us thousands at the rental company).

We would highly recommend the Museum for any wedding party, they are flexible and are willing to work with your vision!
Choosing to get married at the Museum was the best decision of wedding planning that my husband and I made! The place is a Read more...
Choosing to get married at the Museum was the best decision of wedding planning that my husband and I made! The place is a hidden gem and absolutely gorgeous, the quietness added to the beauty of the ceremony as well as the sunlight gleaming through the trees overhead. It was great for a bide+groom that wanted an outdoor venue!

Meridith was so easy to work with, she made the entire process stress free and was always quick to respond to emails. As a bride, I truly appreciated being able to ask any question to Meridith. The ground staff were so wonderful to work with as well, they made the entire process of set up easy and efficient.

The one thing that we LOVED about this venue, is the ability to set up the day before the event and tear down the day after the event! This made the wedding weekend less stress free than if everything was happening all in one day, our family and friends were impressed with this museum policy. The museum was completely affordable as well, the price included chairs and tables (which saved us thousands at the rental company).

We would highly recommend the Museum for any wedding party, they are flexible and are willing to work with your vision! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I are not catering hall people, we wanted something that fit us, looked like Santa Barbara and fit our "rustic meets black-tie" style. The museum was perfect for us!
We had our cocktail reception out in the back section which has a beautiful woodsy feel and a little bridge over a creek with a bunch of twinkle lights.
Our dinner and dancing was in the auditorium with a gorgeous giant wood beam ceiling and wood floor.
The whole museum has an incredible 1920's Santa Barbara look that is just perfect!
Meredith was so sweet and easy to work with, she made the whole process very simple and stress free and accommodated my few requests without batting an eye.
The museum team worked with us to make the logistics of drop-off, set-up and clean up very easy and made sure that it didn't impact our special day at all, we just got to enjoy our day.
My fiance and I are not catering hall people, we wanted something that fit us, looked like Santa Barbara and fit our Read more...
My fiance and I are not catering hall people, we wanted something that fit us, looked like Santa Barbara and fit our "rustic meets black-tie" style. The museum was perfect for us!
We had our cocktail reception out in the back section which has a beautiful woodsy feel and a little bridge over a creek with a bunch of twinkle lights.
Our dinner and dancing was in the auditorium with a gorgeous giant wood beam ceiling and wood floor.
The whole museum has an incredible 1920's Santa Barbara look that is just perfect!
Meredith was so sweet and easy to work with, she made the whole process very simple and stress free and accommodated my few requests without batting an eye.
The museum team worked with us to make the logistics of drop-off, set-up and clean up very easy and made sure that it didn't impact our special day at all, we just got to enjoy our day. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.8/5.0
The location is gorgeous and I loved being able to use all 3 areas of the museum for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Meridith is extremely helpful and easy to work with.
The location is gorgeous and I loved being able to use all 3 areas of the museum for our ceremony, cocktail hour and Read more...
The location is gorgeous and I loved being able to use all 3 areas of the museum for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Meridith is extremely helpful and easy to work with. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.3/5.0
The setting is absolutely gorgeous, and you can book either two or three parts of the grounds (ceremony, cocktail reception, and reception/dinner). Meredith was great! She was very supportive of our vision and let us decorate the back patio area with lights and lanterns. It was a perfect experience.
The setting is absolutely gorgeous, and you can book either two or three parts of the grounds (ceremony, cocktail Read more...
The setting is absolutely gorgeous, and you can book either two or three parts of the grounds (ceremony, cocktail reception, and reception/dinner). Meredith was great! She was very supportive of our vision and let us decorate the back patio area with lights and lanterns. It was a perfect experience. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.8/5.0
This is just an unbelievably beautiful place to get married. Words cannot express the way it felt to see the sun come between the canopy of trees. It has become a very special place to us.

There are some amazing benefits other than just the beauty of the site, for example there is a huge parking lot and also the nearby Mission and Rose Garden are gorgeous for pictures. The site has a lot of options for where to do the ceremony, reception and cocktail hour.

The only drawback for some might be the fact that you cannot have amplified music outside (i.e., dancing must occur inside the Fleischmann Auditorium) but it is very understandable given that the Monastery is so close and it works very well to the reception and/or the dancing up in the Fleischmann anyway, but a bride wanting a full outdoor ceremony and reception might feel limited. For us, the Fleischmann ended up perfect for the reception and has a great set up.

I would also like to mention how well Meridith handled one of my biggest concerns which was accessibility, given that my Father is disabled and they absolutely helped us get him to as close as possible to the ceremony site. It meant a lot to us that they took great care with this. We would definitely recommend this site for couples wanting the outdoors with a fun elegant twist..
This is just an unbelievably beautiful place to get married. Words cannot express the way it felt to see the sun come Read more...
This is just an unbelievably beautiful place to get married. Words cannot express the way it felt to see the sun come between the canopy of trees. It has become a very special place to us.

There are some amazing benefits other than just the beauty of the site, for example there is a huge parking lot and also the nearby Mission and Rose Garden are gorgeous for pictures. The site has a lot of options for where to do the ceremony, reception and cocktail hour.

The only drawback for some might be the fact that you cannot have amplified music outside (i.e., dancing must occur inside the Fleischmann Auditorium) but it is very understandable given that the Monastery is so close and it works very well to the reception and/or the dancing up in the Fleischmann anyway, but a bride wanting a full outdoor ceremony and reception might feel limited. For us, the Fleischmann ended up perfect for the reception and has a great set up.

I would also like to mention how well Meridith handled one of my biggest concerns which was accessibility, given that my Father is disabled and they absolutely helped us get him to as close as possible to the ceremony site. It meant a lot to us that they took great care with this. We would definitely recommend this site for couples wanting the outdoors with a fun elegant twist.. Read less
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