Leadbetter Beach

Santa Barbara



The breathtaking scenery and comfortable Mediterranean climate make the City of Santa Barbara an ideal place to celebrate your wedding. Leadbetter Beach is a wonderful location for your California beach wedding. You and your guests will enjoy breathtaking views of Santa Barbara’s coastline including the Shoreline Cliffs and the Santa Barbara Boat Harbor. Have a beachfront ceremony right on the sand, or use the beach’s large grass area for a beach wedding without getting sand in your shoes. Leadbetter Point provides a dramatic backdrop against the waves of the Pacific Ocean for your ceremony. The beach’s grassy area is also ideal for open-air cocktail receptions or sit-down meals for smaller wedding celebrations.

Venue Style

Ocean/Waterfront View, Beach, 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. No amplified music is allowed.

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.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Leadbetter Beach is estimated at between $4,028 and $16,778 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
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