Plaza del SolEthnic weddingPlaza del Sol

Elegant venues
tailored to you

Beachside beauty
& romance

Celebrate Santa Barbara style

Dream Weddings

Our beautiful California coast location, iconic venues and flawless service are everything you need for your dream beach wedding. 

Private Dining

A special evening for up to 30 of your family and friends

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Rehearsal Dinners

Celebrate with up to 80 guests and our signature service

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Intimate Post-Wedding Brunch

Perfect for up to 18 of your family and friends

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A Stunning SoCal Setting

Hold your wedding ceremony or reception in our beachfront resort, with nine beautiful, newly-renovated venues and spectacular views of the Californian coast. Our team will bring your ideas to life, while our catalogue of creative wedding suppliers offer endless possibilities for your big day. Our wedding package includes:

  • Breathtaking venues and photo spots
  • Exquisite menus, rehearsal dinner, and post-wedding brunch options
  • Ample parking
  • The only hotel in the region that caters to private events directly on the beach

Our Venues

We’ve got 40,000 sq. ft. of newly-remodeled indoor and outdoor space waiting to host your perfect day – including romantic terraces, patios and grand ballrooms.
Venue hire includes chairs, linens, dance floors, staging and more.

Plaza del Sol

Seating Capacity: 600
Venue 1 of 9

Spectacular 20,000 sq. ft. open-air patio with panoramic ocean views, al fresco dining and more.

Local Beaches

Venue 2 of 9

Our local beaches are breathtaking – with glorious weather, romantic sunsets and blue skies. Abundant in space and potential, there's no limit.

Rose Garden

Seating Capacity: 200
Venue 3 of 9

A palm tree-lined courtyard, Spanish-style water fountain and amazing views of the beach; the Rose Garden is a fairy tale come to life.

Anacapa Patio

Seating Capacity: 110
Venue 4 of 9

Our charming patio offers the perfect space for a truly intimate wedding, with traditional red stone grounds and luscious greens.

Rotunda

Seating Capacity: 80
Venue 5 of 9

The Rotunda, located on the third floor, overlooks the ocean and famous red-tiled rooftops of Santa Barbara.

Reagan Room & Terrace

Seating Capacity: 150
Venue 6 of 9

Designed with authentic and elegant Spanish décor, the Reagan Room is a grand venue with wooden beams, fireplace and terrace.

Santa Barbara Ballroom & Foyer

Seating Capacity: 180
Venue 7 of 9

Designed to reflect the coastal style of Santa Barbara, the ballroom features beautiful chandeliers and additional foyer.

Grand Ballroom & Foyer

Seating Capacity: 600
Venue 8 of 9

A venue for every occasion, the ballroom is spacious and versatile with stylish interiors and built-in sound system.

Fiesta Room & Terrace

Seating Capacity: 60
Venue 9 of 9

Celebrate on our third floor in 1000 sq. ft. of space featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, and a sunny terrace.

Ethnic Weddings

From traditional Southeast Asian weddings to Kosher celebrations, we make your special day unforgettable.

Our iconic venues and outstanding service offer an unmatched wedding destination, with catering managers skilled in preparing specialty cuisine.

  • We welcome approved outside caterers to prepare specialty cuisine
  • We provide the staff and service for your wedding or event

For further information, contact our catering managers on Tel:805-884-8515.

Catering

We cater for every style under the Santa Barbara sun, from our signature wedding menus to bespoke creations our seasoned chefs create menus using only the finest and freshest local ingredients. 

  • Al fresco lunches and seaside dinners
  • Sunset buffets and banquets
  • Late-night bites and sharing plates

Intimate Wedding Package

Great weddings come in small packages and we take special care to provide a personal touch to weddings with under 50 guests.

With charming venues for your intimate ceremony, say “I do” on the beach, or gather in our rose garden, patios and ocean-view rooms.

Exclusive to Monday through Thursday or select weekend dates a maximum of four months in advance.

Package includes:

  • Ceremony from 5:00pm to 6:00pm  
  • Dinner reception from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Offer available for weddings with 10 - 50 guests

For further information contact our Catering Managers on Tel: 805-884-8515

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It couldn't have gone more smoothly and we have the wonderful staff to thank for it!

My wife and I just had our wedding there last week, and we couldn't have been happier with how everything went. We worked with Daisy, Jennifer, Sunni, and Jocilyn, and every one of them was incredibly helpful and very fast to respond to emails while we were figuring out all of the details beforehand.

Review on The KNOT
5/18//2017

Your staff was efficient and on-point.

It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope I get to work with you again in the near future. Your staff was efficient and on-point, and it really made the whole event go so smoothly.

Wedding Event Planner Review
November 17, 2015

The whole wedding weekend was perfect and so beautiful.

It was an absolute pleasure working with you. The whole wedding weekend was perfect and so beautiful. Thank you so much for all your hard work to make our big day so successful. You are amazing!!! We are going to make it a habit to come up there every year on our anniversary.

October Wedding
October 25, 2015

We just wish it lasted longer!

Thank you so very much for all your help with the wedding. We were so happy how everything turned out, we just wish it lasted longer! Your team is great and everyone went above and beyond to accommodate us.

September Wedding
September 20, 2015

I highly recommend this wonderful venue!

As a wedding planner who does weddings at many venues, The Fess Parker Resort is, without a doubt, an excellent choice. Their knowledgeable and talented managers and staff are great to work with and are very professional. The venue has many elegant banquet halls, delicious food and friendly staff that pays attention to detail. It is always a pleasure to plan and coordinate weddings there. I highly recommend this wonderful venue to anyone looking for a very special place for their wedding day!

Wedding Planner Review on Wedding Wire
September 5, 2015