Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center

Santa Barbara



The breathtaking scenery and comfortable Mediterranean climate make the City of Santa Barbara an ideal place to celebrate your wedding. The Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center is a landmark facility with a stunning beachfront location. Built in the 1920s, this Spanish-style building, with its white stucco exterior and terra cotta tiled roof stands alone on the beach. Pledge your undying love for one another right on the sand in a romantic beachfront ceremony with the glistening ocean as your backdrop. The prime location for your cocktail hour is on the pavilion’s two beachfront patios. Inside, the spacious ballroom boasts a wood-beamed ceiling, wrought iron chandeliers, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a bank of ocean-view windows that allow plenty of natural sunlight to stream in. On each side of the room, hardwood staircases lead to oak-banister balconies, perfect for bouquet tossing. The staff is friendly and experienced and they will work with you to ensure you enjoy your special day.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Community Center, Ocean/Waterfront View, Beach, Ballrooms


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM Friday through Sunday and midnight on weekdays.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,656 to $3,438 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The rates featured on Wedding Spot are City of Santa Barbara resident rates. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $243/hr. A non-refundable $300 reservation fee and $500 refundable security deposit is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center is estimated at between $6,315 and $17,704 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Chiavari chairs
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Projection screen

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
No sparklers/fireworks