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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