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Founded in 1932, this museum is located in the historic El Pueblo Viejo district. Evoke the romance of early Spanish California by celebrating your wedding or special occasion on the grounds of this cultural landmark. Enjoy the ambience of two private, interconnected courtyards distinguished by native and exotic landscaping and accented with splashing fountains. This venue is ideal for outdoor celebrations. The Museum Courtyard is an idyllic setting for your romantic Santa Barbara wedding. Exchange vows under a dreamy wooden pergola, which you can accent with drapes and flowers. Host your reception alfresco for a true night of dancing under the stars. Use string lights, banners, and lounge patio furniture to complement the space. Or opt for an event tent that you can dress up with dazzling chandeliers. For intimate, indoor settings, host your ceremony or cocktail reception in one of the sophisticated galleries. The rental coordinator will work with you to make sure your Santa Barbara wedding is all you want and more.
The Site is rented in an AS-IS, WITH ALL FAULTS CONDITION, including landscaping/potted plants and benches, which are subject to change. Animals are prohibited (Service Animals are exempt). Placing objects (i.e. ﬂowers, decorations, candles) in the fountains is prohibited. Any refuse generated must be collected and deposited in dumpsters/recycle bins. Any refuse not accommodated by dumpster/recycle bins must be removed from Site by Renter. The museum is a non-smoking facility. Please remember that the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is a preserved historic site, for the benefit of the community. It must be treated with utmost respect, for example, standing in or on the fountains, and other dangerous, disrespectful behavior is prohibited. Wedding coordinator required BYO alcohol General liability insurance required
Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more