Meetings and special events transcend the norm within the superior event spaces at Santa Barbara’s Bacara Resort & Spa. Designed to cater to the business and social needs of the most discriminating clientele, our California conference center features 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including the expansive Bacara Ballroom, a 211-seat screening room and a state-of-the-art Executive Conference Center.
Bacara’s luxury conference venues are perfect for corporate conferences, executive retreats, and other business events. Our conference center is dramatic, versatile and technologically innovative, perfect for large or small meetings. All areas are outfitted with data ports and high-speed Internet access, as well as audio/video conferencing facilities.
The 211-seat Screening Room is equipped with comfortable theater seats and foldaway desktops. Our state-of-the-art Screening Room includes:
This self-contained Southern California Conference Center contains an 88-seat auditorium, with tiered classroom seating that complies with the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) guidelines. Our Conference Center is equipped with:
In addition to the 88-seat auditorium, the Executive Conference Center includes four mahogany-paneled breakout rooms - San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Anacapa and Santa Cruz - with the latest in audiovisual technology, as well as a dedicated concierge service. It also offers a luxuriously appointed Lounge and Channel Terrace Patio that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Ocean Lawn.
This spacious, luxury venue is an expansive 11,300 square feet and features 23-foot-high ceilings with beautiful sculptured details, gilt-framed mirrors and six balconies. The Bacara Ballroom also offers a direct-access loading dock. It can accommodate up to 1,250 guests for a theater set-up, 110 guests for a conference set-up and 1,100 guests for a reception. It's our largest venue at Bacara Resort & Spa.
The Bacara Ballroom can be divided into three separate areas, each 43 feet by 87 feet. Each venue space can accommodate up to 400 guests for a theater set-up, 45 guests for a conference set-up and 350 guests for a reception. Offering the same gracious details, it's the perfect venue if you're looking for something smaller than the Bacara Ballroom.
The Bacara Ballroom also features 8,700 square feet of additional event space, including a light-filled, vaulted foyer with a fireplace, an adjacent ocean view terrace and a sprawling lawn area.
The 1,734-square-foot, circular Rotunda atop Bacara’s main lobby features a sun-filled space, complete with views of the ocean, gardens and adjoining terraces. Wood-framed windows, a vaulted 20-foot ceiling and a dramatic wrought-iron chandelier add to the Rotunda’s warm ambience. The Terrace offers an alfresco venue, while the Balcony provides beautiful ocean views. This luxury meeting venue can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a theater set-up, 30 guests for a conference set-up and 180 guests for a reception.
At 2,072 square feet, the Santa Ynez Room is ideal for midsize meeting or dining events, with a two-story vaulted ceiling and exterior terrace with ocean views. Santa Ynez Room and Terrace can accommodate up to 150 guests for a theater set-up and 220 guests for a reception.
In close proximity to the Rotunda and Santa Ynez Room are six smaller salons, excellent for breakout sessions or social gatherings. Each salon has its own private patio, and they all share a wide foyer for registration or other functions. Salon 1, 2 and 5 can accommodate up to 45 guests for a theater set-up, 15 for a conference and 50 guests for a reception. Salon 3, 4 and 6 can accommodate up to 80 guests for a theater set-up, 30 for a conference, and 100 guests for a reception.
Bacara’s wine cellar features an impressive display of 12,000 wines from around the world, along with a private dining room that seats up to 40 persons. It's the perfect space for one-of-a-kind culinary events.
Adjoining Miró Restaurant & Terrace, Miró Lawn is high atop the Pacific with dramatic ocean views. This gracious, outdoor venue can accommodate up to 300 persons.
The Ocean Lawn offers panoramic ocean views and is adjacent to the Executive Center. It's the perfect meeting venue if you're looking for alfresco event space to mingle in-between indoor meetings. This beautiful outdoor event venue can accommodate up to 500 persons.
The Oval Lawn is a private, enclosed garden area in the heart of the resort, which can accommodate up to 300 persons. It's one of our most private outdoor venues for corporate functions, executive retreats, and meetings in Santa Barbara, CA.
This intimate, oceanside venue can be privately reserved in conjunction with the Presidential Residence, Bacara’s premier 3,700-square foot Pacific retreat. The Presidential Lawn can accommodate up to 180 guests.
The open-air Ocean Terrace, with its wood-burning fireplace, is the perfect place for outdoor events of up to 200 persons. Gather around the fire as you brainstorm with colleagues.
As a destination resort, Bacara is especially inviting for attendees, while guaranteeing meeting planners an inclusive environment that keeps participants focused on the business at hand and more likely to linger afterwards for socializing and networking.
In addition, Bacara’s recreational facilities lend themselves to special group activities, such as tennis tournaments, spa days, or more rugged off-site pursuits, including sailing, windsurfing or paragliding. Bacara’s conference planners can also arrange a variety of unique teambuilding activities, such as ocean kayaking, mountain biking, wine tasting, and surfing. Additionally, groups can venture out to the adjacent Sandpiper Golf Club, rated in the top 25 public golf courses in the country, or explore the Central Coast’s exciting wine region.
A professional conference planner at Bacara is assigned to each meeting group, assisting with room setups, food and beverage arrangements, audio-visual requirements, technology and business applications, décor packages and more.
Bacara Resort looks forward to surpassing all of your meeting expectations. For more information, please call us at 855.442.2893 or complete an RFP.