Santa Barbara offers many ocean-view and ocean side wedding locations that we absolutely love.  For those who love the sea, having a wedding celebration at the renowned Ty Warner Sea Center offers couples incredible views of Santa Barbara coastline, the harbor and more,  as well as a unique guest experience where they can enjoy sea life live interaction and education as they stroll the museum.  It’s the best of all worlds for true sea-lovers who also want a gorgeous Santa Barbara vista and something truly memorable for their guests.

Braxton and John got married at the Santa Barbara Courthouse and then had a fun wedding celebration at Ty Warner Sea Center – a museum right on Stearns Wharf (don’t believe us how beautiful the natural backdrop is?  Check out the photos). They put a fun “jazz” spin on their wedding, with a nod to New Orleans-style jazz and also had a choreographed First Dance to Beyonce’s “Love on Top”  (check out the dancing photo below where they are spinning).  We also loved that this fun-loving couple chose a taco bar as their wedding menu, adding some hispanic flavor which ties in to the local Santa Barbara Spanish heritage.

Menu Highlights: Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Beef Empanadas; Chicken Empanadas with Chipotle Dipping Sauce; Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tartlets; Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Chili Lime Cilantro Marinade  |  Taco Buffet: Beef Taco, Chicken Taco, Vegetable Taco;  Taco Bar Condiments Green Cabbage, Diced Tomatoes, Chopped Cilantro, Jalapenos, Green Onions and Shredded Cheddar Cilantro Cream, Salsa Roja & Salsa Verde and Lime Wedges;  Corn Tortillas Warmed on Pardner Grill at Station;  Refried Beans;  Spanish Rice;  Fiesta Salad Field Greens with Black Beans, Jicama, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Red Bell Pepper, Topped with Crispy Tortilla Strips Homemade; Fiesta Dressing; Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Sour Cream & Guacamole

Event Partners:   Wedding Ceremony Location:  Santa Barbara Courthouse | Wedding Reception Location:  Ty Warner Sea Center | Catering: Catering Connection |  Rentals: Ventura Rental |  Lighting:   Bella Vista Designs |  Florals:  Skyline Flowers | Photographer:  Michael Neebul | Transportation:  Jump on the School Bus |  Music: DJ Jax Fogg | Cake:  Daphne Desserts | Wedding Planner:  Summer Camp Weddings