Unitarian Society Sanctuary & Garden: Unanimously Unforgettable

Updated: Jan 22, 2019


Everyone dreams of that unforgettable wedding. First choose a beautiful town - Santa Barbara. Then choose an enchanting venue for the ceremony and reception - Unitarian Society Sanctuary & Garden. Next, have a convenient location for “First Look” and “Formals” - Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. Lastly, Pure Joy Catering pulls  it all together for a flawless evening and  the crowd goes wild.


Unitarian Society Sanctuary & Garden is a wonderful church venue with its tall, stained glass windows, tile set flooring and beautiful outdoor gardens.They are a joy to work with and we’re so looking forward to this year’s future events. Here is a tiny glimmer of a glimpse at one particular wedding to come…


Just after a glowing sunset and the ceremony has come to an end, the celebration begins. Guests are greeted with a smile and a beverage of their choosing. The wait staff offers delicious appetizers that were made with farmer’s market fresh ingredients:


A beautiful variety of Cocktail Tarts: Tomato, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese with Basil  //  Baked Artichoke Bottoms with Lemony Parmesan Filling  //  Ocean Fresh Ceviche Parfait in Chilled Shot Glasses


Guests mingle, laugh, meet and greet to their hearts content before sitting down to a perfectly set table. Here they enjoy a delicious plate of Cubed Watermelon with Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Medallions dressed with Local Honey, Mint and Lime. Formal meets casual with this first course being plated and served while the second course becomes fun and playful with an assortment of farm to table buffet style options. The chef grills and carves on site and you choose what’s for dinner.


Fresh Mesquite Grilled Juicy, Rosemary Lemon & Olive Marinated Chickens  //  Choice Medium Rare Tri Tip of Beef with Madeira Green Peppercorn Sauce, Grilled Pineapple or Mango Salsa  //  Hearth Baked Breads  //  Platters of Fresh Grilled Local Vegetables with a Virgin Oil Herb Drizzle  //  Grilled Parmesan Rosemary Polenta Triangles with Truffle Oil & Shaved Parmesan  //  Brown Butter Sauteed Fingerling Potatoes


I’m sure the consensus will be unanimous; What an Unforgettable Wedding! And there will probably be some pretty unforgettable dance moves too! We love catering weddings. In fact, it brings us Pure Joy. Give us a call and we can help make your special day unforgettable too.


Photo Credit; Willa Kveta



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