Southern California Venue Spotlight: Ritz-Carlton Bacara

March 31, 2021

Nothing says romance like a wedding on the sunny Southern California Coast and the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara is the epitome of coastal elegance and luxury. Situated on over 78 acres, this stunning resort overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers a slice of tranquility in one of the most beautiful locations in all of California. If relaxed California vibes with a touch of elegance are your wedding day vibe, keep reading for more details on the Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s event spaces, because this might be your dream venue! 

In true coastal fashion, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara offers everything from beachside ceremonies to ballroom receptions. Situated high above the Pacific Ocean with sweeping views of the coastline is The Bluff, a stunning outdoor space that can accommodate up to 300 guests. The Terrace and Lawns also offer breathtaking views of the ocean and is surrounded by the resort’s immaculate landscaping. No matter which outdoor venue you choose, the view and ambiance will not disappoint! 

After saying “I do” beneath the warmth of California sunshine, newlyweds and their guests can head indoors for an unforgettable reception inside one of the two indoor reception venues at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. The Rotunda Room can host up to 200 guests and is filled with natural light and gorgeous details! Guests will enjoy views of the ocean and the surrounding resort property from this reception space which is located at the top of Bacara’s lobby. For a wedding or event with a  considerably larger guest count, the Bacara Ballroom can accommodate an astounding 1250 people! With 23 foot ceilings, six balconies, and its own foyer, terrace, and lawn. Either reception space is certain to wow your guests and is the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable moment in a couple’s love story! 

With tons to do in the surrounding Santa Barbara area and also on the Ritz-Carlton Bacara property, this luxurious resort is one of the top destinations in Southern California for a local or destination wedding location! Need more inspiration? Head to our portfolio of Southern California wedding films at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara HERE!

Photo by Brian Marcus