Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $7,600 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $7k for 50 Guests
Starting at $7k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 285

Starting price

7K$ to start


Parish Courtyard
Parish Hall
Parish Courtyard




The 80-year old, Spanish-style, historic building of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara features beautiful architectural elements that will enhance the aesthetic quality of any wedding. The Sanctuary has a rounded ceiling, a raised chancel and altar area, tiled floor, and two large stained glass windows. Gardens surround the church building, and a unique brick courtyard with a center fountain is enclosed within the grounds. With lovely outdoor lighting, the Courtyard makes a beautiful setting for daytime or evening photography. The church sanctuary includes original wooden pews, two large stained glass windows that reflect colorful light throughout all hours of the day. A grand piano and a pipe organ are available for use during the ceremony to add extra flare to your special day! Overhead lighting can be supplemented with graceful candelabras placed at each pew. Overlooking the courtyard garden, the parish hall can accommodate your guests for a beautiful reception. Tables, cushioned chairs, and a stage area make the parish hall an ideal space for an entertaining celebration!

Venue Notes

For weddings and receptions, the rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $4,800, and includes up to 12 hours for your setup and event. For ceremonies only, the rental fee ranges from $1,250 to $1,650. Additional hours can often be arranged for a fee of $200/hr. A non-refundable reservation fee of $500 is required to reserve your date, but this amount goes towards your rental fee.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Groom's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Public parking


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- Music must end by 10:00PM- No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti- No smoking- Valet parking can be arranged with an outside vendor- Venue must approve all decorations