Santa Barbara features hundreds of wedding locations – many historical, some modern;  but few have the eclectic and funky, unique charm of the up and coming FunkZone.  Featuring wineries, breweries, “it” restaurants, galleries and fun shops, this is an easy stroll over from lower State Street by the railway tracks.  Tucked in the FunkZone is Carr Winery, one of our favorite FunkZone locations for private events.  Why do we like Carr Winery so much?  To name a few items:  a warm welcome area with areas to sit and activities for guests; a large open room with flexibility for set-up styles all framed with towering  stacked wine barrels.  You really feel like you are in a wine “cavern” when hosting an event at Carr. It is romantic and unique. 

Kelly and David chose to say their vows at The Santa Barbara Courthouse with reception at Carr Winery following. As guests entered, the sign-in table was an old-fashioned polaroid camera, where they took photos of themselves and taped them with funky -colored/patterned tape into the guest book and signed in.  From shuffle board to admiring the setting and dining on our Parmesan Buffet, guests did not have a lack of fun or deliciousness at this wedding.

Menu Highlights: Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Hickory Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Almonds ; Roasted Sweet Tomato Tart with Basil, Pine Nut Crush and Goat Cheese;  Ahi Tuna Tartar on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi CreamDinner Buffet: The Parmesan Buffet : Chicken Parmesan, Tri Color Fusilli Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce, Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Classic Caesar Salad with our Homemade Garlic Croutons; Selection of Freshly-Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter |  Dessert: Wedding Cake and Cupcakes Provided by Delicious Artistry

Event Partner Team: Ceremony LocationSanta Barbara Courthouse | Reception LocationCarr WineryCatering:  Catering Connection | Rentals:  Discount Party RentalsHair/Makeup:  Lauren Arnel  | Wedding Dessert:  Delicious ArtistryPhotography:  Heirlume Photography