La Mesa Park

Santa Barbara



The breathtaking scenery and comfortable Mediterranean climate make the City of Santa Barbara an ideal place to celebrate your wedding. If you are a picnic lover, share your love for picnics with your guests with a romantic wedding ceremony in Santa Barbara’s best picnic spot – La Mesa Park. The park is a hidden gem tucked away just above Shoreline Drive. La Mesa provides your ceremony with a dreamy park setting complete with an expansive green lawn, an abundance of shade, a magnificent ocean view and a gentle ocean breeze to match. Have guests sit in a semi-circle as you make public declarations of love amidst towering trees, and with blue ocean views as the backdrop. After your ceremony, pose for your formal wedding portraits on the park’s pedestrian bridge; the stunning views from the bridge are sure to enhance the memories of your special day.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 125 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by sunset.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $400 to $700 for a ceremony and reception depending on total guest count. Venue includes 10 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The rates featured on Wedding Spot are City of Santa Barbara resident rates. A non-refundable $300 reservation fee is required. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $100/hr. The venue does not allow alcohol to be served on the premises.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at La Mesa Park is estimated at between $4,028 and $15,313 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
No amplified music allowed
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 6:00PM
No sparklers/fireworks