One of the best parts of our job is seeing the variety of event styles.   Sometimes the most intimate weddings are the sweetest, as was the case with McKenzie and Paul at the historic Stow House.  Their wedding day was filled with DIY touches and an understated, more relaxed feel while the couple focused on being with those they loved and a delicious meal with flawless service all in a historic Santa Barbara setting.

The historic Stow House offers gardens and grounds which are perfect for intimate or large celebrations, as well as affords a bit of nostalgia for couples: as the historic central location for the lemon trade in 1872 in Goleta, couples can say “I do” under the same redwood trees that the the Stows received as a gift on their 1st year anniversary in 1873. 

 

Menu Highlights: Elegantly Displayed on Hors D’Oeuvres Table: Imported & Domestic Cheese Display with Fresh Fruit & Basket of French Bread and Crackers;  Tapenade Trio: 1) Toasted Bread Rounds with: Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil 2) Green and Black Olive Tapenade  3) White Bean and Rosemary;   Hickory Bacon Wrapped Dates with Almonds  | Dinner Menu:  Grilled Tri Tip Marinated & Grilled to Perfection with Chimichurri Sauce with Fresh Herbs and Olive Oil;  Eggplant Parmesan- Freshly Sliced Eggplant Coated with Fresh Parmesan & Bread Crumbs, Sauteed and Layered with Ricotta Cheese, Marinara Sauce and Topped with Mozzarella Cheese & Parmesan;   Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Herbs;   Garlic Grilled Vegetable Platter with Seasoned Eggplant, Red & Green Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash & Red Onions;  California Baby Field Greens with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Roasted Santa Barbara Pistachios & Fresh Strawberries with Champagne Vinaigrette | Selection of Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls with Butter | Dessert:  Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Marinated Strawberries, Homemade Shortcake and Vanilla Whipped Frosting

Event Partners:  Venue:  Stow House  |  Catering:  Catering Connection  | Rentals: Discount Party Rentals | Florist:  Self |  Cake:  Chooket |  Photographer:  Mary Jane Photography