Wedding Celebrations by Bacara Resort

The Most Romantic Wedding Receptions in Santa Barbara

Nestled along the sloping hills just above the Pacific Ocean, Bacara Resort offers one of the most romantic settings for California weddings. We feature a variety of Santa Barbara wedding venues, from the grand Bacara Ballroom to open-air garden venues where you can breathe in the fresh coastal air.

Browse through our stunning wedding venues below, then contact us for more details about celebrating your Santa Barbara wedding at Bacara Resort & Spa.

Diagrams & Event Space

Please click here to view diagrams and a list of dimensions for all meeting and event space at Bacara.


  • Bacara Ballroom

Whether you choose to have your wedding ceremony at a local church or on a stunning lawn at Bacara, continue the celebration in the elegant Bacara Ballroom. Offering an expansive 11,300 square feet for Santa Barbara wedding receptions, this grand venue features 23-foot-high ceilings with beautiful sculptured details, gilt-framed mirrors and six balconies. It’s Bacara’s most stunning indoor wedding venue in Santa Barbara, offering complete privacy and a stunning atmosphere. The Bacara Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,250 wedding guests.

Ballroom A, B and C

If you’re looking for a smaller wedding venue in Santa Barbara, the Bacara Ballroom can be divided into three separate areas, each 43 by 87 feet. With the same beautiful details, Ballroom A, B and C can accommodate up to 350 wedding guests for your Santa Barbara wedding reception.

Additional Bacara Ballroom Space

The Bacara Ballroom features 8,700 square feet of additional event space, including a light-filled, vaulted foyer with fireplace, an adjacent ocean view terrace and a lawn area. This extra space offers the perfect setting after your Santa Barabra wedding ceremony to offer cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to guests before a fun-filled night of dinner and dancing!


  • Rotunda

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 dramatic wrought-iron chandelier add to the Rotunda’s warm ambience. The Terrace offers an al fresco gathering space, while the Balcony provides beautiful ocean views. The Rotunda can host a ceremony or reception of up to 200 guests. 


  • Santa Ynez Room and Terrace

At 2,072 square feet, the Santa Ynez Room features a two-story vaulted ceiling and exterior terrace with ocean views. This Santa Barbara wedding venue can host receptions for up to 200 guests.


  • Wine Cellar

For more intimate weddings in Santa Barbara, Bacara’s wine cellar features an impressive display of 12,000 wines from around the world, along with a private dining room that can seat up to 40 persons, perfect for one-of-a-kind wedding receptions or rehearsal dinners.


More Outdoor Wedding Reception Venues:


  • The Bluff

The Bluff is set high above the Pacific, offering dramatic ocean views. This sprawling lawn area can accommodate up to 300 guests for your seaside wedding reception in Santa Barbara, CA.


  • Ocean Lawn

The Ocean Lawn also features panoramic ocean views and is surrounded by the resort’s lush landscaping. This exquisite Santa Barbara wedding location is adjacent to the Executive Center, offering private rooms for pre-wedding bridal party preparations. The Ocean Lawn can accommodate up to 400 wedding guests for your Santa Barbara wedding reception. 


  • Presidential Lawn

This more intimate, seaside venue can be reserved in conjunction with The Residence, Bacara’s premier 3,700-square foot luxury rental. It can accommodate up to 150 guests for alfresco wedding receptions in Santa Barbara and also includes a two-night stay in The Residence.


  • Oval Lawn

The Oval Lawn is a private and enclosed garden area in the heart of the resort. Romantically adorned with various flowers and plants, this garden venue offers a stunning setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies in Santa Barbara, CA, which can accommodate up to 300 guests.


For more information, please contact us using our Wedding Planning Form.