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Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Santa Barbara, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   26 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort is a hotel wedding venue located in Santa Barbara, California. The venue offers unparalleled views of the coastline, with the opportunity for couples to get married directly on the beach. Boasting nine event spaces in total, couples are sure to find their ideal wedding location.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples are spoiled with options for wedding locations at this venue. Whether you choose to hold your ceremony on one of the area’s scenic beaches or at the resort, you’re sure to have a picturesque wedding. The hotel features patio tiling and a red roof like many other Santa Barbara locales, reminiscent of the Mediterranean and the city’s Spanish influence. Many couples choose to hold their wedding outside to take advantage of the Central California sunshine. The Plaza del Sol is the largest outdoor space and can accommodate receptions of up to 700 guests. Couples and their loved ones can enjoy expansive ocean views and romantic open-air dancing when the sun sets. Smaller weddings can be held in the Rose Garden, Anacapa Patio, or the third-floor Rotunda. There are also several elegant indoor function rooms, including the spectacular Grand Ballroom. Its understated design is ideal for personalizing with decor, linens, and flower arrangements. This room can seat up to 700 guests. Additionally, there are numerous other event spaces that can be used for intimate weddings.

Services Offered

The Hilton Santa Barbara caters to a variety of wedding events, including ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. Its beautiful event spaces can host all of your wedding celebrations from the first greeting to the final goodbye. The resort employs skilled event professionals that work with you through the planning process to ensure your wedding is unforgettable. Each wedding is assigned a catering manager to supervise details and assist the engaged couple in selecting their catering package. The hotel provides all catering and bar services for weddings held here.

Accommodation

The resort features modern guest rooms and suites that couples and their guests can avail of for the occasion. As part of the rental package, newlyweds will receive a stay in one of the guest rooms. Those staying in the hotel can wake up to beautiful views of the ocean or the Santa Ynez Mountains. The hotel also offers block rates for guests staying for the wedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,700

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Garden
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

26 Reviews

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4.6
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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  • Denise
    Denise Married on 07/09/2021
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    Magical Wedding

    When we first reached out to the Hilton SB Resort in January 2021, we were still in the middle of the pandemic and we were unsure if we could even have a wedding in July. We were so thankful that Amanda reached out to us and explained to us everything we needed to start our planning. I have never worked with someone so professional and yet so friendly and personable. She never once made us feel pressured to make decisions and only helped us decide what was best for us, our budget, our vision for our wedding. Our wedding was a destination wedding so we relied on Amanda for her recommendations from our wedding coordinators to our other vendors. We are so thankful she helped us pick our dream team led by Dulce Dia Events! Shawna and Amanda are the perfect team!! The wedding package the the Hilton SB Resort offered was simply the best and included everything imaginable!! We scheduled a menu tasting with Amanda and tried a few menu items which helped us select our menu options for our wedding. The food was so amazing!!! Everyone loved and enjoyed the food selections!!! We highly recommend the filet mignon and the salmon for the reception dinner options. My family and friends loved the food so much, they were still talking about it weeks later!!! :) Everyone complimented how the wedding was perfect and magical! We were so thrilled that we chose the ceremony location in front of the Hilton SB and the cocktail hour and reception at the Hilton ballroom! Amanda and her team were simply amazing!!!! I can't stress enough how happy we are that we chose the Hilton for our wedding venue. I have been to other weddings and have seen other wedding vendors and I can say with confidence that Amanda and her team along with the vendors I chose for our wedding was the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We love Amanda, Nina, Daisy, Lani and the rest of the amazing Hilton team!!! Thank you so much for making our wedding so magical and memorable!!! :)
  • Susy
    Susana T. Married on 10/05/2019
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    Beachfront wedding

    The Hilton has absolutely gorgeous gardens and beachfront options. The catering options were great as well.
  • Nicole
    Nicole S. Married on 04/19/2019
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    Amazing quality, value, and packages for our destination wedding!

    Having our intimate destination wedding at the Hilton Santa Barbara, Beachfront Resort was the perfect venue for my husband and I. We wanted a high quality, romantic event, without a ridiculous price tag or an overly up-tight feel. Having all of our 65 guests join us from out of town or out of state, the resort was perfectly placed to host most of them - and for other guests to choose alternate accommodations within walking distance as well. Some of the things that stand out the most include how much we got within the one wedding package (food, drinks, equipment, location and more), and the high quality/attention to detail that was given to every aspect - even though it was a package. In addition the staff and service the day and night of the wedding was incredible, and our guests raved about the dinner quality and flavors of the food. The facilities having been recently updated provide a modern, clean, coastal feel which we loved. Proximity to the beach and the funk zone/downtown allowed us to have additional nights with our guests to host additional events off site with ease. The valet and rooms staff were also exceptional, offering to haul the many decorations and supplies we had needed to bring with us (being from out of town) for the week. They always had a smile on their faces and were happy to help us and just plain see us the week of our wedding. The event staff and accommodations staff were extremely helpful in the planning process as well - staying in touch, keeping me organized, and communicating clearly. They offered additional support, perks, and flexibility than is promised and were so lovely to work with as people. We could not have imagined our wedding at a different venue and it was more than we could have dreamed at the beginning of the selection process.

Awards

  • 26
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Anna & Chandler
    33 photos · 04/26/2019
  • Jacqueline & Michael
    120 photos · 07/22/2017

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11 Endorsements
Michael + Anna Costa Photography Michael + Anna Costa Photography Wedding Photographers

Fess Parker Resort has it all! From the ocean views, indoor/outdoor event space, incredible rooms to the stellar service. If you are looking for a venue that will offer easy planning, epic service and jaw dropping vista's then Fess Parker is the place to be.

Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera Immaginare Events by Giseli Spera Wedding Planners

As a wedding planner, who does weddings at many venues, The Fess Parker Resort is, without a doubt, an excellent choice. Their knowledgeable and talented managers and staff are great to work with and are very professional. The venue has many elegant banquet halls, delicious food and friendly staff that pays attention to details. It is always a pleasure to plan and coordinate weddings there. I highly recommend this wonderful venue to anyone looking for a very special place for their wedding day! Giseli Spera- Wedding Planner.

Elite Disc Jockeys Elite Disc Jockeys Wedding DJs

Always a pleasure to work with the staff at Fess Parker's Doublke Tree.

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633 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA, 93103
8058848515

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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