Special Event Venues in Santa Barbara, CA

Celebrate with Bacara Resort & Spa

For an unforgettable event in Santa Barbara, CA, there’s no better place than the exquisite venues at Bacara Resort & Spa. Bacara’s seaside setting and lush gardens provide the perfect backdrop for social events. With wonderful weather year-round – and great views in every direction – entertaining at Bacara is always special, especially with the array of exterior spaces offered.

From grand to intimate, the terraces and lawn areas can accommodate groups large and small. Many outside spaces connect to inside venues, which means that groups can use both areas at the same time, or seamlessly move from one space to the other. Our world-class wine cellar offers a unique social venue, with a 40-seat private dining room.

Perfect for intimate occasions to grand affairs, both our indoor and outdoor venues offer a range of possibilities for Santa Barbara events. From bridal showers to anniversary parties and charity fundraisers, browse through our luxury venues to find your perfect event space.


Diagrams & Event Space

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


Our Indoor Event Venues

  • Bacara Ballroom

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’s our largest venue at Bacara Resort & Spa, which can accommodate up to 1,100 guests for larger special events in Santa Barbara.

  • Ballroom A, B and C

The Bacara Ballroom can be divided into three separate areas, each 43 feet by 87 feet. Each venue can accommodate up to 350 guests for a dinner reception set-up. Offering the same gracious details, it’s the perfect venue if you’re looking for a smaller venue than the Bacara Ballroom.

  • Additional Bacara Ballroom Space

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.

  • Rotunda, Terrace and Balcony

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 venue can accommodate up to 180 guests for your special event in Santa Barbara.

  • Santa Ynez Room and Terrace

At 2,072 square feet, the Santa Ynez Room is ideal for midsize dining events, with a two-story vaulted ceiling and exterior terrace with ocean views. Santa Ynez Room and Terrace can accommodate up to 220 guests for a reception dinner set-up.

  • Six Salons

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 50 guests, while Salon 3, 4 and 6 can accommodate up to 100 guests for your special event.

  • Wine Cellar

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.


More Outdoor Venues

  • The Bluff

The Bluff is high atop the Pacific with dramatic ocean views. This gracious, outdoor venue can accommodate up to 300 persons.

  • Ocean Lawn

The Ocean Lawn offers panoramic ocean views and is adjacent to the Executive Center. It’s the perfect venue if you’re looking for alfresco event space to accommodate up to 500 persons.

  • Oval Lawn

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 celebratory events in Santa Barbara, CA.

  • Presidential Lawn

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.

  • Ocean Terrace

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 mingle with friends and family.


Contact Bacara Today

A professional event planner at Bacara is assigned to each special event, assisting with room setups, food and beverage arrangements, audio-visual requirements, décor packages and more.

Bacara Resort looks forward to surpassing all of your event expectations. For more information, please call us at 855.442.2893 or complete an RFP.