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Montecito Weddings
1482 East Valley Road, #312
Montecito, California 93108

Phone: 310.613.6370

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"Focus on the love and the memories will follow"

Santa Barbara Courthouse

The Courthouse

Officially registered as a national landmark, the Santa Barbara Courthouse makes a magnificent location for your wedding ceremony! Designed in 1929, the courthouse was modeled after a Spanish-Moorish castle, every inch of it an architectural marvel. Within it’s walls you’ll discover elaborately hand painted ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers, intricate tile work, and giant murals, giving the feeling that one is not just walking past but walking within a magnificent piece of art.

The landscaping surrounding the courthouse (known as The Sunken Gardens) is equally impeccable! Expansive lawns with towering redwoods abound, giant Birds of Paradise and native flora delight the eye, and with the Courthouse itself towering behind it offers a backdrop for your ceremony unparalleled by any other!

Please note: As of August of 2009, the Courthouse has implemented a reservation system and fee schedule for all weddings on the courthouse grounds (except for the Clock Tower, for now…). While Montecito Weddings will happily file your permit for use of the Mural Room, any reservations within the Sunken Gardens will be the responsibility of the bride and groom. For information pertaining to this and other Courthouse wedding questions please visit the countyofsb.org website.

The Clock Tower

For those undaunted by its five story elevation, the Clock Tower is yet another charming Courthouse wedding location.

Boasting 360 degree views of the city, Channel Islands, and mountains, the Clock Tower is a unique and breathtaking location for your ceremony.

No chairs may be set up here, and due to its capacity restrictions it is best suited for smaller weddings (35 and under) but the views are unprecedented and provide a marvelous background for your wedding photography and video.

The Sunken Gardens

The Sunken Gardens at the courthouse make a breathtaking setting for your wedding ceremony. Close to many downtown reception venues it also offers a convenience factor when planning your wedding day as a whole. It’s lush greenery and towering pines exist in harmony with the breathtaking Courthouse towering in the background, making the Sunken Gardens a favorite among wedding sites.

Please note: As of August of 2009, the Courthouse has implemented a reservation system and fee schedule for all weddings on the courthouse grounds (except for the Clock Tower, for now…). While Montecito Weddings will happily file your permit for use of the Mural Room, any reservations within the Sunken Gardens will be the responsibility of the bride and groom.

For information pertaining to this and other Courthouse wedding questions please visit the countyofsb.org website.

The Mural Room

The Mural Room is the crown jewel of the Santa Barbara Courthouse and an ideal location for any wedding ceremony inspired by historical romance.

Enter through it’s leather surfaced double doors to an artists delight of texture and color… from the gilded and hand stenciled ceiling to the 1000 pound (each!) chandeliers, the tiled floors and hand carved oak pew seating to the 6700 square feet of historical Groesbeck murals, the Mural Room is a delight to the eye and a setting unrivaled by any other.

Wedding Ceremonies can be performed in English, Spanish, or French

Get in touch for a Free Wedding Consultation: 310.613.6370