The Perfect Place to Say “I do”
78 acres of pure romance with breathtaking views and spectacular wedding venues, Bacara Resort & Spa offers 78 oceanfront acres for the most romantic destination wedding in the world. From an intimate garden or sparkling seaside ceremony to a grand ballroom reception, our luxury resort will create the perfect wedding celebration for your special day.
Whatever your preference — from our most exquisite ballroom to our oceanside bluffs —
we’re dedicated to one thing: making your wedding experience just as you imagined. Come, let us show you what’s possible. The breezes, alive with romance, will assure you your moment has arrived.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony and Santa Barbara Wedding Reception Venues
- The Bluff
- Ocean Lawn
- Residence Lawn
- Oval Lawn
The Bluff is set high above the Pacific, offering dramatic ocean views. This sprawling lawn area can accommodate up to 300 guests for your seaside wedding ceremony or reception.
The Ocean Lawn features panoramic ocean views and is surrounded by the resort’s lush landscaping. This exquisite location is adjacent to the Executive Center, offering private rooms for pre-wedding bridal party preparations. The Ocean Lawn can accommodate up to 500 wedding guests.
This more intimate, oceanside venue can be reserved in conjunction with The Residence, Bacara’s premier 3,700-square foot luxury Pacific retreat. It can accommodate up to 120 guests for alfresco wedding receptions and includes a two-night stay in The Residence.
The Oval Lawn is a private and enclosed garden area in the heart of the resort. Romantically adorned with various flowers and plants, this garden venue offers a stunning setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies and can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Indoor Wedding Ceremony and Santa Barbara Wedding Reception Venues
- Bacara Ballroom
- Rotunda Terrace
- Wine Cellar
Offering an expansive 11,300 square feet, this grand venue features 23-foot-high ceilings with beautiful sculptured details, gilt-framed mirrors and six balconies. Bacara Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,250 wedding guests.
Bacara Ballroom can be divided into three separate areas, each 43 by 87 feet. With the same beautiful details, Ballrooms A, B, and C can accommodate up to 350 wedding guests each.
Bacara Ballroom also features 8,700 square feet of additional event space, including a light-filled, vaulted foyer with fireplace, an adjacent ocean view terrace and lawn area. This extra space offers the perfect setting after your wedding ceremony to offer cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to guests before a fun-filled night of dinner and dancing.
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 dramatic wrought-iron chandelier add to the Rotunda’s warm ambience. Rotunda’s Terrace offers an al fresco gathering space, while the Rotunda’s Balcony provides beautiful ocean views. The Rotunda can host a ceremony or reception of up to 200 guests.
Guests can dine al fresco on the terrace, dazzled by the stars at night, then move inside after to dance and celebrate with abandon.
For more intimate weddings, Bacara’s wine cellar features an impressive display of 12,000 wines from around the world, along with a private dining room that can seat up to 40 persons, perfect for one-of-a-kind wedding receptions or rehearsal dinners.
Additional Amenities for your Beach Wedding in Santa Barbara
For Your Beach Wedding in Santa Barbara
Along with Bacara’s array of iconic locations, our wedding ceremony packages include white or fruitwood chiavari chairs, a sound system with two wireless lavaliere microphones, one dedicated bellman for two hours, and complimentary iced tea and lemonade for your guests. Guests traveling for your wedding festivities will also enjoy the following indulgent offerings:
• 358 spacious guest rooms, suites or luxury retreats, all of which feature private balconies or patios with garden, mountain or ocean views.
• Delectable cuisine in our restaurants
• The legendary Spa at Bacara, a 42,000-square-foot spa and wellness center
• World-class golf at three nearby courses, including the adjacent Sandpiper
• Additional resort recreation, including beach activities, three zero-edge swimming pools, four lighted tennis clay courts, a seasonal kid’s club, specialty retail shops and onsite hiking trails
• Close proximity to all of Santa Barbara’s many attractions, including wineries, ocean excursions, historic sightseeing and upscale shopping