El Capitan Canyon

Indoor and outdoor spaces, Valet parking

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Venue capacity

up to 300

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El Capitan Canyon resort is a mere 20 miles north of Santa Barbara. Located in a seaside pocket on 300 plus acres on the picturesque Pacific coast, the nature lodging experience at El Capitan Canyon was created for those who have the desire to totally unwind, relax and commune with nature. This unique outdoor venue offers you a completely blank canvas on which to paint the wedding celebration of your dreams. Say your vows on a cliff with breathtaking views of the ocean as your guests witness your special moment. After the magical nuptials, cocktails are fun and funky in personalized yurts to suit your style, full of flowing fabrics and eclectic furniture for guests to relax and mingle. The nature-inspired reception you’ve always wanted takes place under a sprawling tent, strung with twinkling lights to cast romance onto your party. Whether you want a barefoot celebration in the woods or an elegant affair surrounded by nature’s beauty, the California wedding you’ll remember forever takes place at El Capitan Canyon.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $2,000 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. For all wedding bookings, the venue is rented from Friday at 4:00PM to Sunday at 11:00AM. The set up fee for a ceremony is $4,000 with reception rental or for a ceremony only wedding. A guest minimum of 30 guests are required for all weddings. Please inquire with the venue for other rates for ceremony weddings for under 150 guests and for up to 300 guests and the ceremony space available. Booking guest accommodations at the venue are required for all weddings including a ceremony only wedding. A refundable security deposit of $4,000 is required.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Complimentary bridal suite
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Groom's dressing area
Large parking lot
Outdoor bonfire pits
Overnight accommodations available
Picnic benches
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Beer and wine only- Catering provided by venue- Music must end by 10:00PM- No animals on property- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- No smoking- No sparklers/fireworks- Venue must approve all decorations- Wheelchair access limited