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Santa Barbara Wedding at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden

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Park Picnic Sites
Parks and Recreation Main Office
(805) 564-5418

Weddings and Private Gatherings in Parks
and on Beaches (Not Picnics)

Cindy Acosta
(805) 897-1982

Park Picnic Sites

Santa Barbara Picnic Sites

Santa Barbara Picnic Sites

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.

Capacity varies

View PDF of Picnic Site Rental Fees Document

Non-Picnic Beach Spaces

East Beach / Calle Puerto Vallarta

Santa Barbara Wedding at Calle Puerto Vallarta

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.

Capacity 300

Photo by Kristin Renee

Leadbetter Beach

Santa Barbara Wedding at Leadbetter Beach

Location Shoreline Drive at Loma Alta (map)
Capacity 200

Leadbetter Beach Park is a convenient and scenic spot for large or small beachside outdoor weddings and events.

Photo by Leah Valentine

Non-Picnic Park Spaces

Alameda Park

Santa Barbara Wedding at Alameda Park Gazebo

Location 1400 Santa Barbara Street (map)

Area Gazebo
Capacity Used for very small, intimate weddings and celebrations; please call for details

Area Main Picnic Area
Capacity 60

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.

Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden

Santa Barbara Wedding at Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden

Location Santa Barbara Street between Micheltorena and Arrellaga Streets (map)

Area Arbor Area
Capacity 150

Area Grass Area
Capacity 60

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

Chase Palm Park

Santa Barbara Wedding at Chase Palm Park

Location Mountain side of Cabrillo Boulevard between Garden Street and Calle Cesar Chavez (map)

Area Floral Gateway (pictured)
Capacity 200

Area Great Meadow
Capacity 3000

Area Pavilion
Capacity 300

Area Plaza
Capacity 300

Photo by Leah Valentine

La Mesa Park

Santa Barbara Wedding at La Mesa Park

Location 295 Meigs Road (map)
Capacity 125

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.

The A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden (Mission Rose Garden)

Santa Barbara Wedding at The A. C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden (Mission Rose Garden)

Location Los Olivos and Laguna Streets, across from the Santa Barbara Mission (map)
Capacity 200

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.

Shoreline Park

Santa Barbara Wedding at Shoreline Park

Location Shoreline Drive and Santa Rosa Lane (map)
Capacity 125

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.

Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021
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