Stella Mare's Bistro

Santa Barbara



Step through the quaint, historic house on the Bird Refuge at Stella Mare's Bistro, where French Provincial design meets casual Santa Barbara fare. Once you reach the greenhouse you will be in awe of the glass structure where you can dine under the stars, but away from the elements. The glass enclosed space needs no decoration with a cozy fireplace, providing an ambiance that can be appreciated by anyone. Both spaces are so romantic and unique as they are also surrounded by a white picket fence. In 1872, Captain W.H. Johnson built this house on De La Vina Street in downtown Santa Barbara for his family. It was moved to the site in 1962 to become an antique store for many years. Now the house is a restaurant and events are often held in the gorgeous greenhouse.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 75 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 55 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start as early as 8:00AM. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 for ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee to rent the Greenhouse for a wedding ceremony only is $2,500.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Stella Mare's Bistro is estimated at between $2,444 and $9,793 for a ceremony & reception for 50 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
No amplified music allowed
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM
No birdseed, confetti, fireworks