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