Idyllically situated between the glistening Pacific Ocean and towering Santa Ynez Mountains, it’s easy to see why so many couples say “I do” to Santa Barbara.
Golden sand beaches trace the coast, providing the perfect vantage point for spectacular sunsets over the water. History unfolds beneath the low-pitched, red-tiled roofs and rounded archways of elegant, well-preserved Spanish Colonial-style structures. And a Mediterranean climate makes this not only a lovely place to gather but also fertile ground for seriously delicious celebrations with local wines, produce, and the freshest seafood. In fact, with an average of 300+ days of sunshine, Santa Barbara can provide a backdrop and atmosphere that few places can. Need more convincing? We’ve rounded up the top 7 reasons to get married in Santa Barbara.