Firestone Crossroads Estate offers the best of all rustically-romantic elements for the couple wanting a grand landscape view in Santa Barbara’s wine country.  The pole barn with two open sides allows vistas of vineyards and hills, and the wooden walls and windows on the other two walls allow protection and light while providing a cozy feel.  Crossroads is built for events with endless options for photos: from the Oak Tree ceremony area to sprawling lawn, close-by vines, and beautiful skies that seem to go on forever.  But perhaps the most beautiful part of any outdoor wedding – particularly in wine country – is “Magic Hour”.  That is when the sunset hits a particular glow as it sets for the day and everything is bathed in golden light (just check out the pics below of Sarah and Bryan as they stroll during Magic Hour).    We loved this menu, with fresh, delicious ingredients all complementing each other. 

Menu Highlights: Tray-Passed Hors D’Oeuvres;  Roasted Sweet Tomato Tart with Basil, Pine Nut Crush and Goat Cheese; Spring Pea Soup with Mint with Creme Fraiche Swirl in Demitasse Cups;  Garlic Marinated Chicken Skewer with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce; Elegantly Displayed Hors D’Oeuvres Table: Artisan Cheese Board with Seasonal Fruits, Walnuts, Fig Preserve, Local Honey Served with Crusty Breads & Lavosh Crackers | Plated Dinner Salad: Crisp Asian Pear and Peppery Arugula Salad, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, and a Lemon-Parmesan Vinaigrette with Roasted Santa Barbara Pistachios Selection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter | Dinner Buffet: Grilled Tri Tip- Marinated & Grilled to Perfection, Served over Roasted Corn & Jalapeno with Chimichurri Sauce | Black Tiger Shrimp Skewer- Cajun Spiced-Rubbed Black Tiger Shrimp Skewer with Vine-ripe Tomatoes Scallions and Garlic Confit; Mediterranean Potatoes -Fresh Mint, Garlic, Onions, Zucchini, Tomato Puree and Fresh Basil; Butternut Squash and Kale Gratin; Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper with Red Pepper Cream Sauce | Dessert & Coffee | Wedding Cake Provided by The Solvang Bakery | Rori’s Creamery Ice Cream Sandwich; French Macarons: Assorted Flavors: Mocha, Chocolate, Pistachio, Raspberry, Vanilla, Lemon | Coffee Service | Late Night Snack: Grilled Cheese Stick

Event Partner Cast:  Venue:  Firestone Crossroads Estate Barn |  Caterer:  Catering Connection | Rental Company:  Ventura Rental Party Center |  Florist:  My Fair Lady Flowers | Photobooth:  Vision Photo Booths |  DJ:  Roxanna & Alyssa Contreras | Hair/Makeup:  Briana Stewart |  Wedding Cake:  Solvang Bakery |  Photographer:  Fancy Free Photography |  Videography/Wedding Cinematography:  Santa Barbara Wedding Films |  Transportation:  Jump On The School Bus |Coordination:  Events by Rachel Korrey