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Locations 22 scenic outdoor locations
Santa Barbara offers 22 picnic sites all over town, within City of Santa Barbara parks and on beaches. To reserve a picnic site, please call us at (805) 564-5418 or visit or office at 620 Laguna Street.
Location Cabrillo Boulevard at Calle Puerto Vallarta (map)
This site is right on the beach, flanked by palm trees and the colorful Chromatic Gate on one side and the blue Pacific Ocean on the other. Located at the intersection of Cabrillo Blvd. and Calle Puerto Vallarta, it is the perfect "on-the-sand" location for corporate events, luaus or wedding ceremonies.
Photo by Kristin Renee
Location 1400 Santa Barbara Street (map)
Capacity Used for very small, intimate weddings and celebrations; please call for details
Area Main Picnic Area
Alameda Park is one of the City of Santa Barbara's oldest parks. The park includes two full blocks on either side of Santa Barbara Street and is adjacent to Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, the Unitarian Society, and the University Club (Riviera Mansion). The park features unique rare trees, a bandstand, and a picturesque gazebo.
Location Santa Barbara Street between Micheltorena and Arrellaga Streets (map)
Area Arbor Area
Area Grass Area
This local favorite park features a large botanical collection (75 different tree and plant species), koi pond, sensory garden, picnic areas, and gazebo.
Photo by Leah Valentine
Location 295 Meigs Road (map)
This tucked-away neighborhood park with an ocean view is a popular site for all kinds of celebrations. The grassy area away from the group picnic site is available for weddings.
Location Los Olivos and Laguna Streets, across from the Santa Barbara Mission (map)
The Mission Rose Garden's large grassy area provides a spectacular wedding and special event setting, with Mission Santa Barbara in the background and over 1500 rose bushes in bloom from approximately April to November.
Location Shoreline Drive and Santa Rosa Lane (map)
Shoreline Park is situated high on the bluffs of the Santa Barbara coastline. The large grassy area has an unrivaled view of the ocean and Channel Islands, making it a scenic location for an outdoor wedding.