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The Fess Parker Resort

Santa Barbara , CA

LOCATION

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 US (map)

PHONE

805-884-8515

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort invites you to create a wedding to remember at our unique beach location property ~ the perfect California beach vacation getaway.

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Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort invites you to create a wedding to remember at our unique beach location property ~ the perfect California beach vacation getaway.

We feature four outdoor ceremony sites to match the vision of your Santa Barbara wedding. Celebrate in an intimate, tropical style patio with sweeping mountain views or an ocean view rose garden overlooking the picturesque palm trees of Cabrillo Boulevard. Our unique Plaza Del Sol just steps from the beach offers perfectly framed vistas of the famous California coastline. For the ultimate Santa Barbara wedding ceremony experience, choose a ceremony and catered reception on the beach just across from the resort.

We can accommodate 10 to 500 in either outdoor or indoor venues. Dine and dance under the stars in our premier outdoor location, the spacious and grand Plaza Del Sol overlooking the ocean, or an upper Rotunda with 360 degree mountain and ocean vistas. The Reagan room abounds with old world charm, wood beam vaulted ceilings, fireplace and floor to ceiling panoramic views of our coastline, as well as an attached ocean view patio. Our tastefully accented additional ballrooms can be customized to fit parties up to 500 and include ample foyer space for a cocktail reception. For a more intimate group, our Fiesta room is ideal for parties of 60 or less featuring windows and a balcony overlooking our Plaza and out towards the ocean. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1986
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Glamorous, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
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?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
360
Number of suites
20
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
375
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our dream wedding and The Fess Parker Resort made it come true!!!!
We had our dream wedding and The Fess Parker Resort made it come true!!!!
We had our dream wedding and The Fess Parker Resort made it come true!!!! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
One of the reasons we chose the Doubletree was because of the easy access to the beach and reception. We researched other locations, but found most venues lacking on beach access, or access would have been difficult on older guests. Plus,, with Doubletree providing all the food and tables, chairs, etc. it was one less separate vendor I needed to engage. Doubletree was definitely a winner for our beach wedding with around 100 guests. It was a gorgeous day at this beautiful location. The Reagan Room's (reception) large windows let in lots of light and gave us a gorgeous view of the beach. Our catering manager, Paige, was easy to work with, professional, knowledgeable and had good suggestions for my questions. I was impressed with how the serving staff seemed to move around almost invisibly. They were very professional and quick. The chicken was delicious! It was moist and had a great flavor to it. Definitely the best choice for us.
One of the reasons we chose the Doubletree was because of the easy access to the beach and reception. We researched other Read more...
One of the reasons we chose the Doubletree was because of the easy access to the beach and reception. We researched other locations, but found most venues lacking on beach access, or access would have been difficult on older guests. Plus,, with Doubletree providing all the food and tables, chairs, etc. it was one less separate vendor I needed to engage. Doubletree was definitely a winner for our beach wedding with around 100 guests. It was a gorgeous day at this beautiful location. The Reagan Room's (reception) large windows let in lots of light and gave us a gorgeous view of the beach. Our catering manager, Paige, was easy to work with, professional, knowledgeable and had good suggestions for my questions. I was impressed with how the serving staff seemed to move around almost invisibly. They were very professional and quick. The chicken was delicious! It was moist and had a great flavor to it. Definitely the best choice for us. Read less
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nikki
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was spectacular. We had the celebrations of stations buffet and the food was delicious, so unlike normal wedding food. We didn't like the appetizers a our tastings so we had 3 tastings and they even made some off menu items for us like lamb pops. Our wedding was in the plaza with the overhead string lights and it looked gorgeous. They set up our ceremony across the street at the beach. Everything was perfectly done to my specifications. I got a great deal on our wedding suite. We got an early check in and a late check out, they moved our entire wedding block into the main building when i asked even upgrading some guests, gave out our welcome bags for us, they sent us champagne when we checked in and champagne and strawberries on our wedding night. The service exceeded our expectations.
My wedding was spectacular. We had the celebrations of stations buffet and the food was delicious, so unlike normal Read more...
My wedding was spectacular. We had the celebrations of stations buffet and the food was delicious, so unlike normal wedding food. We didn't like the appetizers a our tastings so we had 3 tastings and they even made some off menu items for us like lamb pops. Our wedding was in the plaza with the overhead string lights and it looked gorgeous. They set up our ceremony across the street at the beach. Everything was perfectly done to my specifications. I got a great deal on our wedding suite. We got an early check in and a late check out, they moved our entire wedding block into the main building when i asked even upgrading some guests, gave out our welcome bags for us, they sent us champagne when we checked in and champagne and strawberries on our wedding night. The service exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Paige and the whole team were wonderful @ the doubletree. They accomodated my 30 person destination wedding just as they did the much larger weddings they had that weekend. We could not have been happier. Thank you for hosting my dream wedding!
Paige and the whole team were wonderful @ the doubletree. They accomodated my 30 person destination wedding just as they Read more...
Paige and the whole team were wonderful @ the doubletree. They accomodated my 30 person destination wedding just as they did the much larger weddings they had that weekend. We could not have been happier. Thank you for hosting my dream wedding! Read less
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gladysaguilar
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Fess Parker was the best choice for our wedding and I truly believe for any wedding because they can accomodate for your needs on your big day as long as the date is available. Not only do they have an amazing view of the beach but they have SO many options that at one point my husband and I had to really think about what we wanted to do, we didn't expect all the choices! We had a small wedding (40 guests) and that was hard to find in Santa Barbara because most beautiful venues can only accomodate large wedding parties. But Fess Parker offered us various places to have our small ceremony (on the beach, in the rose garden facing the ocean, or in another small garden) AND we had various options for the reception (we could use the back room in their Steakhouse restaurant Rodney's, have catered food above their beautiful rotunda, or rent out a room inside the resort). They have more options for bigger weddings. In the end we had our ceremony in their rose garden facing the beach and large palm trees and a dinner in their steakhouse restaurant. They let us choose the menu for the steakhouse and basically whatever we wanted and asked for their answer was 'sure we will do it.' We worked exclusively with Paige Reid who is their Senior Catering Manager and she is AWESOME. Their prices are great, their view is amazing, and it is a HUGE resort. Go for a tour, I promise you will be impressed.
Fess Parker was the best choice for our wedding and I truly believe for any wedding because they can accomodate for your Read more...
Fess Parker was the best choice for our wedding and I truly believe for any wedding because they can accomodate for your needs on your big day as long as the date is available. Not only do they have an amazing view of the beach but they have SO many options that at one point my husband and I had to really think about what we wanted to do, we didn't expect all the choices! We had a small wedding (40 guests) and that was hard to find in Santa Barbara because most beautiful venues can only accomodate large wedding parties. But Fess Parker offered us various places to have our small ceremony (on the beach, in the rose garden facing the ocean, or in another small garden) AND we had various options for the reception (we could use the back room in their Steakhouse restaurant Rodney's, have catered food above their beautiful rotunda, or rent out a room inside the resort). They have more options for bigger weddings. In the end we had our ceremony in their rose garden facing the beach and large palm trees and a dinner in their steakhouse restaurant. They let us choose the menu for the steakhouse and basically whatever we wanted and asked for their answer was 'sure we will do it.' We worked exclusively with Paige Reid who is their Senior Catering Manager and she is AWESOME. Their prices are great, their view is amazing, and it is a HUGE resort. Go for a tour, I promise you will be impressed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing! All of our guests loved it! It had the "wow" factor that is for sure. The food was great, a little pricy but really good. It was everything and more that I could have ever dreamed of.
Amazing! All of our guests loved it! It had the "wow" factor that is for sure. The food was great, a little pricy but Read more...
Amazing! All of our guests loved it! It had the "wow" factor that is for sure. The food was great, a little pricy but really good. It was everything and more that I could have ever dreamed of. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Twiggy
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
The employees at the Fess Parker were extremely helpful and professional. Ashley, who assisted with our plans could not have been more helpful. She was available at all times to answer questions or make suggestions. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and we highly recommend this facility for your wedding celebration.
The employees at the Fess Parker were extremely helpful and professional. Ashley, who assisted with our plans could not Read more...
The employees at the Fess Parker were extremely helpful and professional. Ashley, who assisted with our plans could not have been more helpful. She was available at all times to answer questions or make suggestions. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and we highly recommend this facility for your wedding celebration. Read less
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Ericka and Derek
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the Fess Parker Doubeltree Hotel. Paige, the coordinator, was very professional and responsive. They were completely accomodating and truly made our wedding day very special.
We had our ceremony and reception at the Fess Parker Doubeltree Hotel. Paige, the coordinator, was very professional and Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the Fess Parker Doubeltree Hotel. Paige, the coordinator, was very professional and responsive. They were completely accomodating and truly made our wedding day very special. Read less
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sargent
Wedding:
7/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Everyone was so accommodating and professional. The entire event surpassed my expectations. The catering side of the event was terrific. Guests are still talking about the food and service.
Everyone was so accommodating and professional. The entire event surpassed my expectations. The catering side of the event Read more...
Everyone was so accommodating and professional. The entire event surpassed my expectations. The catering side of the event was terrific. Guests are still talking about the food and service. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Dana
Wedding:
10/10/2008
5.0/5.0
The first time we checked out the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort as a potential venue for our wedding, we fell in love with it. And we're still convinced we couldn't have picked a better location. The plaza outside was so beautiful for the ceremony, with the ocean view right across the street. We kept the ceremony decorations simple, with only a decorated arch, and a ton of rose petals to put down along the center aisle. But unfortunately we were struck with Santa Ana winds, so the rose petals were not used. We provided cocktail hour on the rotunda, which was beautiful - and windy (darn Santa Ana winds!) And we chose the Reagan Room for the reception, that was the best part of it all. It was perfect for the size of our wedding, and it was so warm and romantic. Everyone has told us the venue was so beautiful, and they haven't been to a better wedding. Our Catering Manager, Paige Reid, really went above and beyond to help us make our wedding special. And the food, it was spectacular! We had various appetizers for cocktail hour like coconut shrimp, egg rolls, lamb chops, and stuffed mushrooms with crab. Our dinner consisted of three courses, shrimp cocktail, mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad, and a choice of filet mignon, roasted chicken with salmon, or vegetarian. I had the filet mignon, it was perfect, cooked just right. It was better than most filets I've had in chop houses in Southern CA. My mouth is still watering thinking about that steak! We're so sad the wedding is over, we had such a great time, it was perfect in every way (minus the wind!) We would definitely recommend this location for your wedding!
The first time we checked out the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort as a potential venue for our wedding, we fell in love with Read more...
The first time we checked out the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort as a potential venue for our wedding, we fell in love with it. And we're still convinced we couldn't have picked a better location. The plaza outside was so beautiful for the ceremony, with the ocean view right across the street. We kept the ceremony decorations simple, with only a decorated arch, and a ton of rose petals to put down along the center aisle. But unfortunately we were struck with Santa Ana winds, so the rose petals were not used. We provided cocktail hour on the rotunda, which was beautiful - and windy (darn Santa Ana winds!) And we chose the Reagan Room for the reception, that was the best part of it all. It was perfect for the size of our wedding, and it was so warm and romantic. Everyone has told us the venue was so beautiful, and they haven't been to a better wedding. Our Catering Manager, Paige Reid, really went above and beyond to help us make our wedding special. And the food, it was spectacular! We had various appetizers for cocktail hour like coconut shrimp, egg rolls, lamb chops, and stuffed mushrooms with crab. Our dinner consisted of three courses, shrimp cocktail, mozzarella and heirloom tomato salad, and a choice of filet mignon, roasted chicken with salmon, or vegetarian. I had the filet mignon, it was perfect, cooked just right. It was better than most filets I've had in chop houses in Southern CA. My mouth is still watering thinking about that steak! We're so sad the wedding is over, we had such a great time, it was perfect in every way (minus the wind!) We would definitely recommend this location for your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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