Belmond El Encanto Est. Prior to 1930

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, California

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A premier destination since the 1920's, "The Charm" of Santa Barbara continues to dazzle guests today.
Sitting high in the hills of Santa Barbara amid lush gardens and a pool with views of the Pacific, choose from a veritable list of venues and retire to your luxurious bungalow at the end of the day.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Garden
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Coastline
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Ocean
Style
Colonial
Spanish
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Reopened in March 2013, this iconic luxury hotel has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellised-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor swimming pool and new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the El Encanto journey for today's luxury-seeking guest. Sumptuous contemporary cuisine delights with organic and locally sourced ingredients. In essence, the hotel's charming setting atop a commanding hilltop perch offers the ultimate secluded retreat, creating an eclectic and authentic ambiance for romance and rediscovery.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $75 to $600

Additional Charges

Facilities fee $3,000 this include valet parking for their guests

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
200
Standing
220
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
70 guestrooms, 22 suites
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Our property is located in Santa Barbara's American Riviera, nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean from its commanding hilltop perch.
Design:
California Craftsman architecture and Spanish Colonial Revival Villas dot the lush terraced grounds. Along with our historic trellised lined Arbor and lily Pond.
Awards & Notables Belmond El Encanto is the only Forbes Five Star property in Santa Barbara.
Celebration Locations
Riviera Ballroom:
The Ballroom is 3,000 square feet, with five glass doors that lead out to a covered heated patio area and lush gardens.
- Max Capacity: 300- Reception, 160- Dinner
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Channel Islands Room and Terrace:
Channel Islands Room and Terrace is a private indoor outdoor space on the top level of the main building on the property.
- View: Channel Islands boasts panoramic veiws of Santa Barbara and the pacific ocean.
- Max Capacity: 150- Reception, 65- Dinner
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Arbor and Lily Pond:
The Arbor and Lily Pond is an all outdoor location.
- View: Lush gardens
- Max Capacity: 200- Reception, 150- Dinner
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The Dining Room features artisanal ingredients and exceptional flavors blend to create an unforgettable dining experience. Executive Chef Leo Andres Ayala treats you to inspired California Coastal cuisine.Each dish is created with locally-sourced seasonal produce. Expect herbs directly from the chef's garden and Belmond El Encanto cheese, each block made from the milk of Ellie, the resort's cow.
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