Fantastic Locations to Host Your Guests Throughout Your Wedding Weekend.
Santa Barbara is nationally ranked one of the top 5 cities for destination weddings, and for good reason. Beautiful beaches, eternal sunshine and mountain ranges that turn purple during sunset – it’s an unbeatable city and boasts an array of options for hosting and entertaining your out of town wedding guests.
Some of our favorite cocktail reception fare blends down home comfort with the freshness of the Central Coast. Baked Artichoke Bottoms filled with Lemony Parmesan and Pine Nuts, Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli, Fresh Ceviche, and Southern Belles with Pulled Pork on Fresh Corn Muffins topped with Napa Slaw.
Intimate rehearsal dinners call for family style platters brimming with Fried Chicken and Scratch Made Waffles, or Portobello Raviolis with Brown Butter and Sage accompanied by Grilled Famers Market Vegetables and a Fresh Farmers Market Salad. You can’t forget California’s famous Grilled Beef Tri Tip! Passing and sharing this meal encourages pure joy around the dinner table, with familiar conversation and an evening full of laughter and love.
Making it to the wedding weekend is like crossing the proverbial finish line, and there’s no better way to relax after months of planning than kicking back with an ice cold beer, refreshing glass of local wine or with a custom craft cocktail! Pure Joy takes care of all your bar and drink service needs by providing the tools, accompaniments and staff needed to host a beer and wine, or full bar ~ including making the mixers for our signature cocktails from scratch using only the freshest Santa Barbara ingredients!
Weddings weekends can be so much fun! And we are here to be sure both the planning and execution of your celebration is flawless. On the Friday before your wedding (or the Thursday if you’re beating the crowds and getting married on Friday) hosts your guests at one of these lovely reception or rehearsal spaces:
Armada Wine and Beer Merchant - Tucked away in the historical San Marcos Courtyard in Downtown Santa Barbara featuring a bright and airy space with tall ceilings, vast windows and coastal chic decor
The Sky Deck - This exclusive rooftop location has breath taking 360-degree views of the ocean and mountains, modern furnishings, a fire pit, and plenty of space
The Mill - Originally constructed as a feed mill in 1904, this space is now Santa Barbara’s local artisan marketplace and features a craft brewery and wine bar on site
The Hangar - 15,000 sq. feet of ping pong, pool tables, stage for a full band and a bar are all included in this industrial VIP hangout
Carr Winery Tasting Room – featuring a brand-new patio area and spacious indoor venue, this winery has high ceilings and a wonderful barrel room aroma
Pure Order Brewing – a perfect relaxed and casual outdoor space for a pre-wedding hang out
The Granada Theater – the McCune Founders Room, with its 1920’s inspired red and gold décor, can accommodate up to 200 guests for a standing reception
Carriage Museum – Discover the romance of the Old West. Hold your next event amidst rare stagecoaches and other western artifacts. Stock the saloon with your favorite libation and provide an evening your guests won’t soon forget
Santa Barbara Courthouse - The Gardens with it’s meticulously maintained gardens and spacious lawns have become a popular ceremony site and the Indoor Mural Room & Galleries happens to be the jewel of this stunning, historical 1929 Spanish-Moorsish structure.
Summerland Winery – a cozy and comfortable seaside setting overlooking the small coastal town of Summerland and the Pacific Ocean.
Babcock Vintner’s House - 1920s Mediterranean Montecito home of renowned winemaker Bryan Babcock and his wife Lisa
NORTH, IN THE VALLEY
Brander Vineyard - One of the original vineyards in Santa Ynez Valley, this old world venue packs in a lot of charm
Presqu’ile Winery - Presqu’ile Winery showcases stunning views of surrounding vineyards and the Pacific coastline, artfully designed with a seamless blending of modern architecture and natural elements
ON THE WATER
Azure Seas – an intimate evening on the water with delicious fare and a glass of bubbles is the perfect Santa Barbara welcome experience
Channel Cat - famous for being the largest catamaran in the world, thrill your guest with a lavish welcome reception at sea
The Sailing Center – the only floating venue in the city, the Sailing Center hosts your guests right on the docks
Deep Sea Tasting Room - The location is unrivaled for view and scenery. Situated above the Pacific Ocean on Stearns Wharf in the heart of Santa Barbara’s waterfront, the open air deck features 360 degree views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, harbor, beaches and Riviera
Azure Seas Yacht
Pure Joy's Family Style Tri-Tip Beef
El Zapato in the Heart of Downtown
Pure Joy's Southern Belles
Farmer's Market Veggies
The Granada Theater
Pure Joy's Fried Chicken & Waffles