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Historic Carrillo Ballroom

Historic Wedding and Event Venue in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara

The centrally-located historic landmark Carrillo Recreation Center is the perfect downtown venue for your wedding or special event. Select Friday and Saturday nights are available for rentals.

The entire ground floor is included and boasts amenities including:

  • One of the best dance floors in the western United States. Our unique cantilevered floor flexes under every step, making it feel like you're dancing on a cloud!
  • Beautifully landscaped front and rear courtyards that can provide an elegant extension of our interior spaces.
  • Working fireplaces in two rooms.
  • Downstairs dance studio that can be used as a catering prep area or childcare zone.
  • 400 chairs and a variety of tables to accommodate almost any need.

In addition, rooms are available to rent for business meetings, conferences and retreats.

View the Google 360 Images of the Historic Carrillo Ballroom.




Max. Seated: 300
Max. Cocktail: 400 (including patio)


Max. Classroom Style: 50
Max. Theater Style: 79


Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners



Weekend rates start at $370 per hour (minimum number of hours applies)
Weekday rates start at $120 per hour

Meeting and Function Rooms

From $40 per hour


Catering: provided by customer

Alcohol: provided by customer

Amplified Music: amplified music is allowed indoors and outdoors

Parking: paid parking available

Wheelchair Access: facility is wheelchair accessible

Availability: year-round,daily, 6am-1am.




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(805) 897-1983

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Helpful Documents

Rate Sheet
House Rules
Floor Plan of Venue

Sample Event Floor Plans

Photo gallery

Last Updated: Mar 8, 2022
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