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Why Your Wedding at Hotel Californian Will Be a Total Blast

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Let’s just let that photo sink in for a bit. Those mirrors, that ceiling, even just that peek of plant, and a matching black-and-white-clad couple, everything about this look is 😍😍😍. One of our own just weekend-ed here, at the Hotel Californian, and she had the most amazing time ever. Quite literally, she “got lost in paradise.” And that’s all a couple can really hope for for their “I Dos,” right? To get lost in paradise. We think so, so we felt it was only appropriate to give you a rundown on this Santa Barbara beauty.

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Quick list of loves, as per our founder, Amy:

  • It's right by the beach
  • It’s in walking distance to amazing restaurants and bars
  • The decor is off the charts ☝️
  • The service is impeccable (for real, I did some digging, just to check this one out, and apparently their nightly turndown service is simply poetic, can you imagine something like this for your guests?!?!!)

Obviously, if you’re staying in the hotel for vacay, you’ll have a tremendous time. But the weddings. They’re next-level. 

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If you get married there, you can expect great things:

It was designed by an icon.

No really, the hotel was designed by celebrity designer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard. He just so happens to have curated Kylie Jenner’s dream home. He’s beyond legit, and with 121 gorgeous guest rooms and ample al fresco and rooftop event spaces, his Santa Barbara hotspot makes a more-than-perfect place for your special day.

The black and white patterning throughout couldn’t be any more harmonious with the start of happily ever afters. Like this one…

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It's got views for days.

If outdoor “I Dos” have always been part of your plan, then you’ll just have to consider the three rooftop event areas at Hotel Californian. What we love about this open-air ambiance is that you can commission it for any wedding cause - be it ceremony, after-party, or day-after brunching. The Mirador Rooftop Deck literally highlights panoramic views of the Pacific and Santa Ynez mountains - and nothing is more picturesque. 

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It has catering and craft cocktails down to a science.

Let’s be honest, any wedding with an open bar will likely have all of your guests feeling fine, but sending everyone on an epicurean journey is the ultimate goal. That’s what makes them remember the day for years to come. Hotel Californian has incredibly close ties to local wineries and farmers to ensure only the most sustainable, hyper-local, and utterly delicious food & beverage catering options are on tap for the two tying the knot. Just imagineeee what their mixologists could do with one or two muses for your signature cocktail?!

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Its on-site spa is the perfect #somethingblue.

Yes, blue. The spa is patterned in beautiful tile and Moroccan blue, which can completely calm, rejuvenate, and energize a bride in the last few hours of her single status. Majorelle (GREAT name) offers an on-premises salon, for last-minute haircuts or blowouts for the big day, as well as couples massages, facials, nail services and aromatherapy. Amy got a massage during her stay, and she said that it was SOOOO good (that’s 4 o’s, she means business). They’re also happy to come to brides and their parties, if they want to arrange a more intimate in-room treatment.

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It has so many things nearby for a full-on nuptials weekend.

Truly, given the hotel’s proximity to the “Funk Zone” (AKA Santa Barbara’s sickest food and beverage neighborhood), there are so many opportunities to build fun pre and post-wedding hangs in with your family and friends. We love a good rehearsal dinner that kicks off with an Urban Wine Trail…

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If you’re a local and currently unattached when it comes to venues, or want to throw caution to the wind and scrub out your OG wedding plans for something destination in Santa Barbara, then make sure Hotel Californian is on your shortlist. And then invite us, if you book, because we know it’ll be HELLA BEAUTIFUL!! 😘

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