With a setting that nods to the historic and romantic old Spanish days of Santa Barbara, yet is tucked away in a very secluded (yet convenient) spot of downtown Santa Barbara, The Santa Barbara Historic Museum offers several distinct areas for hosting all different types of events. We especially love producing weddings there because each location feels distinct from the other and clients love saying their vows in the more intimate ceremony area and then adjourning to the more dramatic courtyard with beautiful fountain for a celebration under the starry Santa Barbara night sky (by the way, check out what this wedding couple did with the fountain for this event- truly fun, fresh, and eye-catching).
While a picture is worth a thousand words and you can enjoy all the photos below and special design touches, our specialty focus is the cuisine and service to our clients and guests. We love the menu Kylie and Scott chose which gave tribute to the Spanish flavor of Santa Barbara and their location, including sumptuous Grilled Marinated Flank Steak and Chili-Lime-Marinated Shrimp and more (you can read on below, but warning: reading the menu may cause deep, uncontrollable cravings).
Menu Highlights: Hors D’Oeuvres: Elegantly Displayed Salsa Bar: Traditional Salsa, Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Pineapple & Mango Salsa & Tomatillo & Apple Salsa with TriColor Tortilla Chips and our Freshly-Made Guacamole | Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres: Chicken Empanadas with Chipotle Dipping Sauce; Mexican Quesadilla with Fresh Cheese & Refried Beans; Mini Pork Tostada with Black Bean Mash, Queso Fresco and topped with Fresh Cilantro | Dinner Menu: Tortilla Chips and Salsa Salsa Roja Served in Baskets, Corn Tortillas and Flour Tortillas, Served Warm Plated Entrée: Duo Plate of Grilled Marinated Flank Steak and Chili-Lime Marinated Shrimp, served over Roasted Corn Kernel and Chimichurri Sauce with Spanish Rice, Black Beans and Grilled Red and Green Bell Pepper Salsa Verde with Pico de Gallo on the Side or Vegetarian Entrée ( Combo Plate Chili Rellenos Anaheim Chilis Battered & Stuffed with Monterey Jack Cheese and Vegetable Enchilada Served with Spanish Rice, Black Beans and Grilled Red and Green Bell Peppers) | Dessert – Small Ceremony Cake: 3 Tiers (Top Tier is Saved for Bride & Groom),White Cake with Raspberry Mousse Filling and Whip Cream Icing | Mini Dessert Table- Mini Cupcakes White Cake with Raspberry Mousse Filling and Whip Cream Icing; Mexican Churros Rolled in Cinnamon Sugar with Warm Chocolate Dip; Wedding Cookies; | Coffee Station : Coffee Service Freshly Brewed Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee and a Selection of Herbal Teas
Event Partner Team: Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | Catering: Catering Connection | Rentals: Ventura Rental Party & Events | Lighting: Bella Vista | Florist: Cody Floral Design | Photo Booth: Islay Events | Band: Lucky Devils Band | Photographer: Whitney Turner Photographer | Wedding Cake: Chooket | Video: Stories Told By Films | Favors: Chocolate Maya | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Immaginare Events