My Favorite Santa Barbara Wedding Venues

If you’ve ever been to Santa Barbara, you know what an amazing little city it is, tucked up against the coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco. While technically my studio is in Ventura County, the majority of my weddings are in Santa Barbara. People travel from all over the world to get married in this area, and for good reason! The weather is always beautiful, the location is beyond gorgeous, the wine is some of the best in California, and the vendors are top notch. 

Here are a few of my favorite Santa Barbara wedding venues:

Granada Theater | Photography :: Anna Costa
Granada Theater | Anna Costa Photography
Dos Pueblos Ranch

This one is a true beauty. Surprisingly enough, it’s a bit difficult to find a private beach for weddings in Santa Barbara, but DP Ranch has a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean for you. You’ll have to build your wedding from scratch here, from electricity to bathrooms and transporting guests, but it’s worth it. 

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Dos Pueblos Ranch | Leo Evidente Photographers
El Encanto Hotel

Okay, so disclaimer – I rarely do hotel weddings, but I will never turn down a wedding at the El Encanto Hotel. Situated in the hills of Santa Barbara, this boutique hotel has one of the most beautiful ballrooms you’ll ever see! They’re pet friendly, and the view just cannot be beat.

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El Encanto Hotel | Candice Benjamin Photography 
Sunstone Winery

So, this one isn’t technically in Santa Barbara the city, but it is in Santa Barbara county and it’s BEAUTIFUL. Sunstone Winery is a gorgeous, Tuscan style winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. The architecture and landscaping make for the most beautiful pictures – and I’m dying to do a wedding at the Sunstone Villa!

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Sunstone Winery | Anna Delores Photography

These are just a few of my favorite venues in Santa Barbara, and there are so many more that I would LOVE to work at! I’m looking forward to weddings at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse, and more weddings at the El Encanto Hotel this year!


Michael & Anna Costa Photography | Leo Evidente Photographers | Candice Benjamin Photography | Anna Delores Photography