(Closed) Venue… HELP!!!

posted 7 years ago in Santa Barbara/Ventura, California
Post # 3
Member
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

@youngliz:

Sure!  I love trying to help hive members!  I don’t ask for anything, I like to do this for fun, so if you want to PM me with more details I will look this weekend and give you some ideas next week!  🙂

Post # 4
Member
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi youngliz, 

Can you give us a little more info?  Why do you want to get married in sb? (does it HAVE to be sb or are you open to other locations?) How many guests do you think you will have?  What is the price range? 

You should start by checking out this link: http://www.purejoycatering.com/locations.php

It has a lot of really good suggestions. 

Post # 8
Member
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Of course! Fiance and I are on a VERY tight budget. Our ceremony will be at the Sunken Garden at the SB Courthouse (I just posted a picture in the “Outdoor Weddings – Show me your focal point” thread if you want to see it) and our reception will be at the Cabrillio Arts Pavilion on East Beach. We needed a reception site that would allow us to being in our own caterer.

In regards to ceremony sites, there are a lot of beautiful spots that are open public spaces. I recommend taking a day with your fiance and going to one of the visitor centers. They’ll give you a map and an “insider” view on different locations. Good luck and PM if you ever need any other help. Good Luck!

Post # 9
Member
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

Do you have a certain budget?  Number of guests?  What are you looking for in a venue (ie: do you want an ocean view, casual or formal, etc)?  Do you want a full service venue or are you ok with a location where you need to hire a caterer, rent tables and linens…?  The answers to these questions might help people make suggestions. 

Post # 11
Member
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2007

$15k just for venue, venue and food, or including all flowers, music, decor and other items?  $15k for an ocean front venue with everything will probably be difficult in SB.  I agree with Miss Brown Bear that you may want to look into the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center.  You may also want to consider comparing oceanfront venues in Ventura as they may be more affordable.  

I think most estates that are regularly used for weddings are pretty pricey but you might be able to find a vacation rental online that would allow you to have your wedding there.  

Post # 12
Member
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I agree with @ideallighting in that Santa Barbara can be very pricey. The only way we could afford it was by picking locations through the city. My budget is about the same as yours and I couldn’t find too much. The Cabrillo is ocean front and I’m attaching some pictures although they truly do not do it justice. (BTW the bright light is from the ocean view) The Hotel Mar Monte is right across the street.

A lovely place in Oxnard/Ventura is the Embassy Suites at Mandalay Beach. It is oceanfront and obviously has accomodations. FI proposed there and we saw a wedding taking place moments before.

http://embassysuites1.hilton.com/en_US/es/hotel/OXNCAES-Embassy-Suites-Mandalay-Beach-Hotel-Resort-California/index.do

[attachment=1073112,134057] [attachment=1073112,134058]

Post # 13
Member
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So, is that $15000 your total budget…or just for location.  If  that is just location you can probably find a private estate…but if that is for food etc I don’t know if you will have much luck.  

I was also going to recommend Mandalay in Oxnard.  We looked at this location and we both really liked it.  Ultimatly we decided on a different feel for our wedding (hummingbirdnestranch.com  this is a private estate in Simi Valley…no ocean…but you can stay here…pm me if you want more info).  The nice thing about Mandalay is that they were much more reasonable than I had expected.  They have complete packages including flowers and bar and what not.  If you really want a beach wedding you should check them out.  

You should also check out Rincon Beach Club in Carpinteria.  http://www.rinconcatering.com/html/rbcWedGar/index.asp  My cousin got married here and it was very nice, the food was good, and the staff was very professional and amazing!  The location isn’t right on the beach but they do have an outdoor garden area for ceremony, and it is very close to the beach so you could probably do a beach ceremony if you wanted.  

Good luck! 

Post # 15
Member
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Good luck on your exam! Would love to hear what you decided!

The topic ‘Venue… HELP!!!’ is closed to new replies.

Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

Find Amazing Vendors