A luxury conference center at our Southern California Spa Hotel
Santa Barbara Meetings and Special Events by Bacara Resort & Spa
More than a meeting venue, the Mediterranean influenced Bacara is a legendary coastal destination. Located on the Pacific, Bacara’s 78 acres along the American Riviera set the stage for extraordinary. From incentives, corporate retreats and investor meetings to team-building and social events, any occasion is larger-than-life at Bacara. Offering more than 70,000-square-feet of flexible space designed to promote creativity and exceed business goals, Bacara ensures your next event will be a true success.
- Bacara Ballroom
- Santa Ynez
- Six Salons
This spacious, luxury venue is an expansive 11,300 square feet and features 23-foot-high ceilings with beautiful sculptured details, gilt-framed mirrors, and six balconies. Bacara Ballroom also offers a direct-access loading dock. It can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for a theater set-up, 110 guests for a conference set-up, and 1,500 guests for a reception. It’s the largest venue at our Santa Barbara meeting resort.
Bacara Ballroom also features 8,700 square feet of additional event space, including a light-filled, vaulted foyer with a fireplace, an adjacent ocean view terrace, and a sprawling lawn area.
Bacara Ballroom can be divided into three separate areas, each 43 feet by 87 feet. Each event space can accommodate up to 400 guests for a theater set-up, 45 guests for a conference set-up, and 350 guests for a reception. Offering the same gracious details, it’s the perfect venue if you’re looking for something smaller than the Bacara Ballroom.
Rotunda, Terrace, and Balcony
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 a dramatic wrought-iron chandelier add to the Rotunda’s warm ambience. The Terrace offers an alfresco venue, while the Balcony provides beautiful ocean views. This luxury meeting room can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a theater set-up, 30 guests for a conference set-up and 180 guests for a reception.
Santa Ynez Room and Terrace
At 2,072 square feet, the Santa Ynez Room is ideal for midsize meeting or dining events, with a two-story vaulted ceiling and exterior terrace with ocean views. Santa Ynez Room and Terrace can accommodate up to 150 guests for a theater set-up and 220 guests for a reception.
In close proximity to the Rotunda and Santa Ynez Room are six smaller salons, excellent for breakout sessions or social gatherings. Each salon has its own private patio and they all share a wide foyer for registration or other functions. Salons 1, 2, and 5 can accommodate up to 45 guests for a theater set-up, 15 for a conference, and 50 guests for a reception. Salons 3, 4, and 6 can accommodate up to 80 guests for a theater set-up, 30 for a conference, and 100 guests for a reception.
- Screening Room
- Conference Center
- Angel Oak
A unique and memorable space, the 211-seat Screening Room is equipped with comfortable theater seats and foldaway desktops. Our state-of-the-art Screening Room includes:
• A projection room with digital cinema technology, suitable for 35mm first-run movies, along with a surround-sound audio system and drop-down screen
• A generous stage that can be converted into a performance or lecture/presentation area
• Electronic voting and simultaneous translation capabilities
• A Director’s Lounge – a large, circular room with lovely arches, a built-in bar that is ideal as a pre-function area, registration space, or other social events for 80-150 persons
Executive Conference & Technology Center
This self-contained Executive Conference Center contains an 88-seat auditorium with tiered classroom seating that complies with the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) guidelines. Our Conference Center is equipped with:
• Data/telephone ports and T-1 connections for real-time Internet access from each seat
• LAN connections for group software installation
• Audio/video-conferencing capabilities
• Four mahogany-paneled breakout rooms – San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Anacapa and Santa Cruz
• A dedicated Concierge
• Lounge and Channel Terrace Patio
In addition to the 88-seat auditorium, the Executive Conference Center also includes a luxuriously appointed Lounge and Channel Terrace Patio that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Ocean Lawn.
Angel Oak offers six private and semi-private dining spaces to create the perfect balance of privacy and openness. Accompanied by elevated finishes and unique design elements, spaces can accommodate up to 240 people for parties or special functions. Learn More
Beyond Our Luxury Meeting Venues…
As a group-focused destination resort, Bacara is especially inviting for attendees, while guaranteeing meeting planners an inclusive environment that keeps participants focused on the business at hand and more likely to linger afterwards for socializing and networking.
In addition, Bacara’s recreational facilities lend themselves to special group activities, such as tennis tournaments, spa days, or more rugged off-site pursuits, including sailing, windsurfing, or paragliding. Bacara’s conference planners can also arrange a variety of unique teambuilding activities, such as ocean kayaking, mountain biking, wine tasting, and surfing. Additionally, groups can venture out to the adjacent Sandpiper Golf Club, rated in the top 25 public golf courses in the country, or explore the Central Coast’s exciting wine region.
- The Bluff
- Exclusive Lawns
- Ocean Terrace
- The Landing
The Bluff is high atop the Pacific with dramatic ocean views. This gracious, outdoor venue can accommodate up to 300 persons.
The Ocean Lawn offers panoramic ocean views and is adjacent to the Executive Center. It’s the perfect meeting venue if you’re looking for alfresco event space to mingle in-between indoor meetings. This beautiful outdoor event venue can accommodate up to 500 persons.
• Oval Lawn
The Oval Lawn is a private, enclosed garden area in the heart of the resort, which can accommodate up to 300 persons. It’s one of our most private outdoor venues for corporate functions, executive retreats, and meetings in Santa Barbara, CA.
• Residence Lawn
This intimate, oceanside venue can be privately reserved in conjunction with the Residence, Bacara’s premier 3,700-square foot Pacific retreat. The Residence Lawn can accommodate up to 120 guests.
The open-air Ocean Terrace, with its wood-burning fireplace, is the perfect place for outdoor events of up to 200 persons. Gather around the fire as you brainstorm and mingle with colleagues and friends.
In addition to an 11,310-square-foot Grand Ballroom and a state-of-the-art Executive Conference Center, Bacara’s unique function space includes a beachfront landing that can accommodate up to 1,000 attendees for a seaside dinner, breathtaking reception, or expansive team-building event.
Contact Bacara Today
A professional event planner at Bacara is assigned to each special event, assisting with room setups, food and beverage arrangements, audio-visual requirements, décor packages, and more.
We look forward to surpassing all of your Santa Barbara event expectations. For more information, please call us at 855.442.2893 or complete an RFP.