2010 Independent Wedding Guide Listings

The newly betrothed often believe that once they have the ring and a date, their work is nearly over. Well, they have another thing coming. What makes weddings both gloriously special and wickedly burdensome is the work that comes afterward—and picking out the venue and purchasing a dress are only just the start.

What you need to maneuver through the mire of throwing the most important party of your life is information! Therefore, we at The Independent have compiled a guide to most all the details, big and small. Look below to find a comprehensive list of Santa Barbara wedding resources, from cakes to flowers, invitations to event planners, photographers to venues. So read on, and have a wonderful wedding!


Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
Santa Barbara St., between Micheltorena and Arrellaga sts. 897-1982.
Arbor: Capacity 150.
Grass: Capacity 60.

Arnoldi’s Café
600 Olive St. 962-5394.

Bacara Resort and Spa
8301 Hollister Ave. 968-0100. Capacity 20-650.

Blue Agave
20 E. Cota St. 899-4694. Capacity 110.

Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center
1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Contact Leslie Lund, 897-1983. Capacity 200-250.

Calle Puerto Vallarta
Beach where Calle Puerto Vallarta dead-ends at Cabrillo Blvd. 897-1982. Capacity 300.

Casa Las Palmas
323 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Contact Leslie Lund, 897-1983. Capacity 50-75.

Channel Cat Charters
Santa Barbara Sailing Center, 133 Harbor Way. 898-1015. Capacity 149.

Chase Palm Park Center
236 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Contact Leslie Lund, 897-1983. Capacity 96-120.

Chase Palm Park
323 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Floral Gateway: Capacity 200.
Pavilion: Capacity 300.
Plaza: Capacity 250.

County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa St.

Sunken Gardens: Six large areas available by reservation, fee charged. Contact Holly Redmond, or Alexis Melero, 568-2465, Capacity 25-200.
Eight small areas available for up to 15 people, no reservation.
Mural Room: Temporarily closed through April. By reservation; fee charged. Contact Linda Van der Wyk, 568-3070. Capacity 125.

Double Dolphin/Weddings at Sea
Santa Barbara Sailing Center, 133 Harbor Way (800) 350-9090. Captain can perform ceremony. Capacity 49.

1305 State St., 966-5006. Capacity 48.

East Beach, Cabrillo West
Cabrillo Blvd., east of Milpas, next to the Cabrillo West parking lot. 897-1982. Capacity 200.

129 E. Anapamu St. Contact Stacey Volkmar, 884-9218. Capacity 60.

Elings Park
1298 Las Positas Rd. 569-5611.
Godric Grove: Capacity 300.
Singleton Pavilion: Capacity 350.

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. 564-4333. Capacity 1,200.

Four Seasons Biltmore
1260 Channel Dr. Contact Gena Downey, 565-8246. Capacity 300.

Gainey Vineyards
3950 E. Hwy. 246, Santa Ynez. 688-0558. Capacity 20-500.

Granada Theatre
Ceremonies and receptions. 1214 State St. Contact Kate Kurlas, 899-3000.

Hidden Oaks Clubhouse
4760 Calle Camarada. 967-5574. Capacity 100.

Historic El Presidio Chapel
123 E. Canon Perdido St., 965-0093. Capacity 200.

Holiday Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
5650 Calle Real. 964-6241. Capacity 200.

Hotel Mar Monte
1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd. 963-0744. Capacity 250.

La Casa de Maria Retreat House
800 El Bosque Rd. 969-5031. Capacity 100.

La Mesa Park
Meigs Rd. next to Lighthouse Rd. 963-7567. Capacity 100.

Leadbetter Beach
Shoreline Dr. at Loma Alta. 963-7567. Picnic area capacity 125.

Louise Lowry Davis Center
1232 De la Vina St. 897-2568.

Crandall Room: Capacity 100.

Gilbert Room: Capacity 40.

MacKenzie Adult Building
3111 State St., 963-7605. Capacity 100.

MacKenzie Lawn Bowls Clubhouse
Las Positas Rd. and McCaw Ave. 897-2568. Capacity 66.

Mission Rose Garden
Los Olivos and Laguna sts. 897-1982. Capacity 200.

Mosher Alumni House
UCSB Campus. Contact Mary, 893-2957. Capacity 150.

Montecito Country Club
920 Summit Rd. 969-3216. Capacity 300.

Opal Restaurant and Bar
1325 State St. 966-9676. Capacity 120.

Rincon Beach Club and Catering
3805 Santa Claus Ln., Carpinteria. Contact Melissa Sylvester, 566-9933. Capacity 300.

S.B. Historical Museum
136 E. De la Guerra St. 966-1601 x115. Capacity 300.

S.B. Maritime Museum
113 Harbor Wy., Ste. 190. Contact Cody Makela, 962-8404 x110. Main museum floor capacities: sitting 230, standing 500; theater capacity 80.

S.B. Natural History Museum
Contact Meridith Moore, 682-4711 x112. Several areas available, capacity 2-200.

S.B. Polo and Racquet Club
3375 Foothill Rd., #1200, Carpinteria. Contact Ellen Reid, 684-6683. Capacity 50-1,000.

S.B. Woman’s Club (Rockwood)
670 Mission Canyon Rd. Contact Sue Graff, 682-4546. Capacity 200.

S.B. Zoo
500 Niños Dr. Contact Felicia Dillon, 962-5339 x127. Capacity 300.

San Ysidro Ranch
900 San Ysidro Ln. Contact Catherine Addeberry, 565-1700. Capacity 50.

Sandpiper Golf Course
7925 Hollister Ave. 884-0450. Capacity 150.

Shoreline Park
La Marina and Shoreline Dr. 897-1982. Capacity 125.

Stella Mare’s
50 Los Patos Wy. 969-3415. Restaurant capacity 55; events center capacity 200 seated, 300 standing.

The Stow House Gardens
Contact events coordinator Dacia Harwood, 681-7216 or 637-6783. Capacity 600.

Ty Warner Sea Center
Contact Meridith Moore, 682-4711 x112. Several areas available, capacity 2-150.

UCSB Faculty Club
Contact events coordinator, 893-3096. Capacity 150.

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
1535 Santa Barbara St. 965-4583
Sanctuary 285
Reception Hall dining 100; Garden dining 150

Unity Church
227 E. Arrellaga St. 966-2239. Capacity 200.

University Club of S.B.
1332 Santa Barbara St. Contact Chrissy Deferville, 966-0853 x13. Capacity 300.

Veterans Memorial Building
112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. 568-0020. Capacity 250.

Villa Casa Bella Private Estate.
966-4818. Capacity 300.

Welcome House at Ortega Park
640 Salsipuedes St. 963-7605. Capacity 70.

Westside Community Center
423 W. Victoria St. 968-7567. Capacity 200.

Wineries of the S.B. County Vintners Assoc.


Classic Party Rentals
1828 State St., Santa Barbara, 563-3800. 1120 Mark Ave., Carpinteria, 566-3566. 55 Industrial Wy., Buellton, 686-1115.

Discount Party Rentals
423 N. Salsipuedes St. 963-1336.

Event Rents
389 S. Los Carneros Rd. #B. 685-9920.

Luner’s Pro Sound & Lighting
629 N. Salsipuedes St. 963-7756.

The Tent Merchant
202 E. Haley St. 963-6064.


Bella Copia Calligraphy

Folio Paper Press-Post
In-house handcrafted design/printing.
4437 Hollister Ave. 964-6800.

Impressive Weddings

Lazaro Design

Letter Perfect Stationery
1227-C Coast Village Rd., Montecito. 969-7998.

Paper Ink
3325 State St., Loreto Plaza. 687-3580.

Baron Erik Spafford
1815 Gillespie St., 569-9939.

Weddings by Diana & Invitations, Etc.
4786 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria. 566-0558.


Anna’s Marketplace Bakery
7018 Marketplace Dr. 968-5590.

Bella Dolce Bakery
113 W. De la Guerra St. 962-CAKE.

Christine Dahl Pastries
22 W. Mission. 569-5889.

5392 Hollister Ave. 692-CRUMBS.

Crushcakes Cupcakery
1315 Anacapa St. 963-9353.

Decadence Wedding Cakes

Henning’s Cake Boutique
28 W. Figueroa St. 965-6107.

Jeannine’s American Bakery
15 E. Figueroa St., S.B., 966-1717. 3607 State St., S.B., 687-8701. 1523 Coast Village Rd. Montecito, 969-7878.

Jessica Foster Confections
Wedding truffles and party favors. 637-6985.


Montecito Confections
121 E. Yanonali St., 965-8150.

Our Daily Bread
831 Santa Barbara St. 966-3894.

Robyn Loves Cake
619 E. Gutierrez St. 570-7275.

Simply Pies
5392 Hollister Ave. 845-2200.


Cappuccino Connection

The Cappuccino Club

Catering by Woody’s

Catering Connection

Cliff’s and Company
1919 Cliff Dr. 566-7891.

Country Catering
5925 Calle Real. 964-3811.

Creative Services Catering and Event Planning, Inc.

Duo Catering and Events

Fire and Ice Events

129 E. Anapamu St. Contact Stacey Volkmar, 884-9218.

Four Seasons Biltmore
1260 Channel Dr. 565-8246.

Fresh Foods Catering

La Fond Catering

Lorraine Lim Catering
121 E. Yanonali St. 646-2200.

Omni Fresco Catering
6. E. Valerio St., Ste. A., 564-4200.

Opal Restaurant and Bar
1325 State St. 966-9676.

Pure Joy Catering

Rincon Beach Club and Catering
3805 Santa Claus Ln. 566-9933.

Rose Café
1816 Cliff Dr. 965-5513.

Santa Barbara Barbecue Gourmet Catering
1917 De la Vina St. 687-4900.

Savoir Faire Catering

Stanton’s Gourmet Catering

Tamara’s Catering
22 W. Mission St. 680-3736

The Educated Vegetable
Contact Micah Elconin, vegetarian personal chef/caterer, 451-0289.


Jethro Acosta, InFocus Studio
PO Box 274, Santa Barbara, CA 93102. 570-1317.

A Medley Photography
1221 State St., #7. 451-4112 or (800) 987-1780.

American Riviera Photography
Contact Bob Lettieri, 455-6245,

Andrejka Photography
27 W. Anapamu St., Ste. 399. 331-0146.

Austin and Dara Photography

Kristen Beinke Photography

Linda Blue Photography

Kim Byrnes Photography
924 Anacapa St., Ste. 3A. 637-3075.

Michael and Anna Costa

Susan Dean Photography

Harrison Douglas Photography

Kim Fisher Photography

629 State St. 617-3655

Scott Gibson Photography

Kristen Grinnell Photography
898 B Concha Loma Dr., Carpinteria. 684-9201.

Halberg Photographers

Emily Hart-Roberts Photography

Mary Hawblitzel

Leslie Holtzman Photography

Kacie Jean Photography

Willa Kveta Photography
(805) 633-4633.

La Femme Cinema
Contact Angelina Rodriguez, 315 Meigs Rd. 886-8097.

Damian Langere

LJ Photography
925 De la Vina St. 963-1627.

Madeleine’s Photography
682 Carlo Dr., Goleta. 967-9550.

Mary Jane Photography

Monie Photography

Kelly Morgan Photography
(808) 258-3025.

Melissa Musgrove Photography

Polly Pelly Photography

Jennifer Pennington Photography

Photography by Kathleen
223 Uhlan Ct. 962-1401.

Tobin Poppenberg Photography
133 E. De la Guerra St., #285. (888) 564-3746

Stephanie Rachford Photography

Nino Rakichevich
4045 Foothill Rd. 882-0022.

David Roth Photography
3020 De la Vina St. 682-4666.

Solrose Studios

Megan Sorel Photography

Baron Spafford Wedding Photography
1815 Gillespie St. 569-9939.

Sui Generis Photography
Contact Sarah Stascavage.

Jensen Sutta Photography

Thomas J. Styczynski Photography

Timothy Teague Photography
Quail Run, 955 Shippee Ln., Ojai. (888) 311-3232.

Nathaniel Thompson Photography

Jose Villa Photography

Vita-Bella Photography
1233-B State St., Victoria Ct. 637-1933.

Nicole Williams Photography

Withers Wanberg Pictures
27 W. Anapamu St., #345. 845-3169

Rikka Zimmerman Photography
350 Chapala St., #205. 705-7919.


Barbara Alessandra

Amber Productions, TV, Film, Video Inc.
HD Weddings and special events. 964-4533.

La Femme Cinema
Contact Angelina Rodriguez, 886-8097.

Red Cat Digital Solutions

Reel Life Media Group
Contact Ryan Lonac, (909) 796-9319 or 570-3561.

Riley Towne Productions

Stephen’s Video Productions

Paradigm Pictures
PO Box 3086, Santa Barbara, CA 93130-3086. 636-9026.

Windless Chimes Productions
Personal wedding Web sites and videography. Contact Christine Mallet, 965-6031.

You’re the Star Video Productions


Aprepo Hair Design
814 E. Cota St., 963-7100.

Cutting Edge Hair and Body Salon
5779 Calle Real, Goleta. 681-8100.

De Cut International Hair Salon
3975 State St. 964-8695.

Float Luxury Spa
18 E. Canon Perdido St. 845-7777.


Alison Strieker

Aqua Nail Bar
3455 State St., 687-8483. 431 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, 964-0282.

Bijoux Events
Contact Jessica Kulpers, coordinator, 403-1618

(inside De Cut International.) 3975 State St., 964-8695.

Faces by Patricia
Contact Patricia Guerrera, 637-6334.

Glow, A Salon for the Face and Body
1221 State St., #5. 564-0050.

Julie B. Montgomery

Oceans of Love Photography & Make-Up
Contact Dominique, 451-6842.


Amara Spa by the Sea
2476 Lillie Ave., Summerland. 969-4874.

Avia Spa
350 Chapala St., Ste. 101. 730-7303.

Bellezza Vita Day Spa & Salon
2410 Lillie Ave., Summerland. 969-7300.

Camille the Day Spa and Salon
1115 State St. 899-4883.

Darin Jon Studio
On-location available. 1428 Chapala St. 962-1884.

Eliane Alexandre International
1250 Coast Village Rd., Montecito. 969-5071.

Island Spray Tan
On-location mobile spray tanning and skincare service for weddings and events. 452-0648.

LunaBella Make-Up Art
On-location hair and makeup services. 450-7049

Professional Hair and Makeup by Julie Morgan

Red–The Hair Studio
1272 Coast Village Rd., Montecito. 969-6963.

Skin Deep
Diane Trudeau-Wieser, Makeup Artist. On-site available. 3405 State St. 687-9497.

Underground Hair Artists
1021 Chapala St. 899-8820.

TEAM Hair and Makeup
3040 State St., Ste. 9. (888) 338-TEAM.

Walter Claudio Salon Spa
11 W. Figueroa St. 963-7579.


Area 51
Funk, soul, R&B, Motown, and disco. 565-9135.

Bob Ledner Musical Entertainment Service
All styles of music for weddings: bands, soloists, and quartets. 965-3993.

Brian Faith Band
Classic rock from ’50s to present, country, and jazz. 964-3035.

Cascada de Flores
Vintage Cuban/Mexican music quartet. 3715 Avon Ln. 886-0435.

Coastal Entertainment Group
DJs for all occasions. 896-2777.

Cris! Professional Belly Dancer

Lawrence Duff
Vocalist, pianist, and guitarist; jazz, rock, pop, funk, Latin, and instrumental. 450-1777.

E. Evolution Entertainment

Lorin Grean
Harpist; original compositions on the Celtic harp. 962-0152.

Donna Greene, Lady Blue, and the Roadhouse Daddies
Vintage blues and jazz mixed with a whole lot of soul. 565-0185.

Grupo Sol y Mar
Folk-harp music from Veracruz, Mexico. Contact John Robles, 676-1607.

Jason Sulkin
Guitarist. 807-7577.

King Bee
Retro rock, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s music. Contact Billy Goodnick, 687-1690.

Leslie Lembo
Full-service music booking company. 962-8747.

Les Rose Ensemble
Great dance music from the ’40s to the present. 963-3441.

John Lyle
Singer/guitarist/deejay. 252-3194.

Music by Bonnie & Co.
Deejays for special events. 965-8249.

Santa Barbara DJs
DJ services and entertainment. 962-3117.

Santa Barbara Entertainment
Bands and soloists. 1470 E. Valley Rd., Ste. S, Montecito. 969-7665.

Santa Barbara String Quartet

Gary Shapiro
Simple, fun, sociable dancing with live music. 682-5523.

Leslee Sipress
Flautist. 966-6314.

Soul City Survivors
Twelve-piece dance band; hot-buttered soul. 898-9779.

So What
From jazz to swing to funk. 684-2930.

Scott Topper DJ Productions

Ulysses S. Jasz
Chicago-style jazz band. Contact Alex Marshall, 962-9854,

The Wedding Band
Everything from Sinatra to Santana to Slick Rick. Contact Spencer, 965-6829,

The Worried Lads
Eclectic, wild, and fun. 965-6829,


Executive Limousine Service

R&R Transportation

Santa Barbara Trolley Company

Zeus Transportation


Bella Notte, Jean Babbe
Accessories, lingerie, dressmaking, and alterations. 455-3424.

1324 State St., Ste. B. 966-3114.

MaryLinn’s Couture Bridal & Tuxedo
1315 State St. 892-4000.

Tiesse Ligia Cocolo European Couture
Dressmaking, alterations, and wardrobe updating. 403-5407,


Goleta Tux & Tails Rentals
5730 Hollister Ave., Ste. 9A. 683-2144.

MaryLinn’s Couture Bridal & Tuxedo
1315 State St. 892-4000.

Mission Tuxedos
135 W. Mission St. 569-3334.


Alpha Floral
1015 De la Vina St., Ste. D. 965-5165.

A Smiling Garden

Grass Roots

Juniper Floral Designs

Kaleidoscope Flowers
1341 State St. 962-0032.

Louloudi Design

Modern Day Design

Nico Design

Passion Flowers

Renae’s Bouquet
17 W. Gutierrez St., 563-0226.

Rose Story Farm

Victor the Florist
135 E. Anapamu St. 965-3075.

White House Florists
3324 State St. 687-2681.


Ambient Event Design
Contact Geoff Mogins, 886-8444

Avante Events
Contact Cori Lassahn, 259-8559.

Catering Connection

Creative Services Catering and Event Planning, Inc.

Victoria de Maio

Events of Santa Barbara, Inc.
Contact Melissa Lee or Zohe Felici, 755-2350.

Impressive Weddings
Contact Robyn Johnson, 685-2200.

Toby Kay Applebay & Associates
Wedding Specialist. PO Box 834, Ventura, CA 93001. 653-5351.

Mary Anne Knox, MAK Events, Inc.

Alexandra Kolendrianos, Wedding Planner
Cell, (323) 363-9005; office, 681-9765.

La Fete Weddings and Special Occasions

Jill La Fleur
Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. 688-7805.

Magnolia Event Design
Contact Lindsey Hartsough, 886-8375.

Kelly Oshiro Events

Pure Joy Catering

Percy Sales Events
Contact Percy Sales, 637-7984.

Donna Romani Events

Santa Barbara Event Professionals
Contact Diana, 566-0558.

Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings and Events
Contact Kerry Lee Dickey, 688-2934.

Tonya Szele-Soigne Productions

West Coast Bridal

Weddings by Diana & Invitations, Etc.
4786 Carpinteria Ave. 566-0558.

Soigne Productions

XOXO Bride
Contact event planner Sonia Hopkins, 644-9696

Ariel Yve Design


Beautiful Weddings, Rev. David Bard Greene.
Officiant. 962-5275 or (800) 354-5275.,

Rev. Jerry Bellamy
Retired Catholic priest, non-denominational minister. 687-4248.

Rev. Jim Fitzpatrick
7421 Mirano Dr. 685-7600.

Sheila Lodge
Former S.B. mayor. 966-5586.

Matthew Wallace
Non-denominational wedding minister. 964-9899.

Melodee Meyer
Nondenominational/interfaith minister. 284-3999.

Barbra Mousouris
Non-denominational wedding minister/premarital counseling. 683-5678.

Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremonies
Contact Rev. Key, 403-6615.

Rich Tobin
S.B.-based wedding officiant and mobile marriage license provider. 698-6915.

Weddings by the Sea, Alma Rose Middleton
Wedding officiant/celebrant. 705-8069.


Bella Vista Designs
Lighting, event décor, and audio/video. 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez #9.
bella Wedding Planning
Santa Barbara and Ventura County wedding resources. (818) 707-3475.

Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners
Prepare your gown for the big day, and clean and preserve it afterward; limited delivery available. 14 W. Gutierrez St. 963-6677.

Action Photo Booth
A fun, interactive party favor. 965-7978.

Jonathan Bixby, Swing Dance with Jonathan and Sylvia
Offers private lessons to get ready for your first dance as a married couple. Private small-group instruction also available for the wedding party. 687-8752.

CenterPoint Pilates
1 W. Victoria St. 560-6992.

Design and Look Web and Graphic Design

Event Photography Santa Barbara
Interactive photo booths and party favors. 308-0923.

Humbug Farms
Butterfly releasing. 964-0727.

Lazaro Design and Invitations
Contact Tracy Lazaro, 861-8409.

The Little Guest
Debbie Donley, on-site child care and entertainment. 688-1812.

Outrageous Photo Booths
629 State St., Ste. 244, 617-3655

Christine Piper
First dance coaching and choreography. 451-4299.

Purrmission Lingerie
Offers a wide range of bachelorette and bridal party gifts. On-site bachelorette parties and gift registry available. 18 W. Calle Laureles. 898-1241.

Santa Barbara Olive Company
Small special gifts for visiting family, or party favors for all your guests. 562-1456.

Santa Barbara Wedding Dance
Dance instruction, coaching, choreography, and more.
Contact Alana, 966-5299.

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau, Inc./American Express
Honeymoon registry and planning. 1028 State St., 966-3116. 1127 Coast Village Rd., Montecito, 969-7746.

Unique Boutique
California’s largest selection of wedding accessories. 2833 A E. Main St., Ventura. 653-1818.

Windless Chimes
Designs personal wedding Web sites to assist brides and grooms in planning and sharing their wedding event. 810 E. Cota St. Contact Christine Mallet, 965-6031.


33 Jewels at El Paseo
Contact Diane Garmendia, owner. 814 State St. 957-9100.

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