Whether you’re local to Southern California or are from another region of the state or country, chances are you may have heard of Santa Barbara, California, a coastal region of the Golden State and a premier destination for weddings and special events. Santa Barbara is north of Los Angeles and just far enough away from the busy city to make you feel like you’ve been transported into an easy, breezy, elegant town. Elysium Productions has had the pleasure of capturing some of the most incredible events at Santa Barbara wedding venues over the years. Keep reading below for a breakdown of some of the types of venues you can expect to find in this quaint California location! 

Coastal Wedding Venues 

Being that Santa Barbara is located on the central California coast, you can imagine that venues with ocean views are one of the big draws to getting married in Santa Barbara! With both the Santa Ynez Mountain range and ocean nearby, there are stunning views surrounding Santa Barbara that will surely be a breathtaking backdrop for a memorable wedding. Among the many coastal wedding venues, a few of our favorite we’ve filmed at are Dos Pueblos Ranch (which is full of rich, regional history), and Ritz Carlton Bacara (a resort that encompasses all the elegance and beauty in Santa Barbara). 

Inland and Estate Wedding Venues 

If a coastal beachy wedding is not exactly what you’re looking for, there are a few seriously stunning venues nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara that offer breathtaking scenery and ambiance. Kestrel Park will transport you to the English countryside with its lush gardens, 19th-century architecture, and iconic Sycamore Allée (perfect for an alfresco reception). Surrounded by 500 acres of gardens and mountain range is San Ysidro Ranch, a luxurious and highly private property that many celebrity guests have visited. 

The versatility of both its coastal and foothill locations makes Santa Barbara wedding venues a highly sought-after destination location for weddings and no matter which type of venue you pick, the views and atmosphere will not disappoint. Head to our portfolio of Southern California wedding films HERE for more inspiration and a look at the beautiful work we’ve done capturing wedding days in motion for so many lovely couples!