Mattei's Tavern Est. Prior to 1930

2350 Railway Ave, Los Olivos, CA, United States

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Host an exquisite event in the San Ynez Valley at this 19th-century former stage coach stop. 
Located in picturesque Santa Barbara wine country, the charming historic tavern offers several enchanting dining rooms to host your next birthday dinner or anniversary celebration.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Views
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Rolling Hills
Style
Country
Garden Party
Rustic
Vintage
Western
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Allow the history of Mattei’s Tavern to become part of yours. For almost 130 years, distinguished guests ranging from John D. Rockefeller to Clark Gable have been drawn to Mattei’s Tavern for its blend of natural beauty, romantic heritage and classic luxury – this blend is what makes Mattei’s Tavern an exquisite event venue. The iconic white water tower and original craftsman structures surrounding the ceremony site are softened by pastoral landscaping; providing an unparalleled old west wedding experience. The lush outdoor lawn is the perfect reception area – watch the sunset while dining then dance the night away under the stars. For a more intimate reception or dinner party - warm up by fire in the lounge, then dine in one of the four dining rooms inside the landmark Mattei’s Tavern. After your event concludes, retreat to one of the two charming guest cottages on-site.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Security Deposit:
In addition to the venue deposit, a refundable $1,000 security deposit is due upon contraction execution.
 
Cleaning Fee:
A $500 cleaning fee will be applied to the final venue invoice.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
N/A
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Two on site guest cottages for overnight accomondations - one cottage adjacent to the ceremony grounds and the other cottage has veiws looking out to downtown Los Olivos. Lush landscaping surrounding the cottages providing brilliant contrast to their white washed frames while rocking chairs warmly greet all guests on the front porch. Inside, curated historic photos and old west remnants celebrate the bungalows' history in a clean and modern presentation. 
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Built in 1886 as a stagecoach stop by Swiss-American Felix Mattei, this two-story gabled building was originally known as the Central Hotel. The property offered a bar, dining room, and seven bedrooms upstairs, and was a favorite for those traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles, which remains the case to this day.

With the arrival of the railway in 1887, the success of Mattei’s Central Hotel was cemented. Since then, it has thrived as many concepts, including the Hotel Los Olivos in 1890 and the Chart House in the 1970’s. Regardless of the concept, however, Mattei’s has always been the shining gathering place of the community, as well as a favorite stop for travelers.

Mattei’s Tavern received Historic Landmark status in November 2010.
Design:
Multiple craftsman style structures are scattered across the lush pastoral site. Curated art and décor on site alludes to the site’s history, while clean modern presentation promtes an engaging experience for discerning guests. The tasteful blend of history and modernity throughout the site is the hallmark of the Mattei’s Tavern experience.
Celebration Locations
Outdoor Ceremony Grounds:
Includes: 3 hour site rental (excluding setup & takedown), holding room for bride and groom, access to indoor restrooms, on-site parking
- View: Rolling hills, historic water tower, and other historic site features
- Max Capacity: 250
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Outdoor Reception Lawn:
Includes: 5 hour site rental (excluding setup & takedown), use of on-site stage, use of on-site outdoor dining furniture, kitchen access for licensed caterer, access to indoor restrooms*, and on-site parking
- View: Rolling hills, historic water tower, and other historic site features
- Max Capacity: 250
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Indoor Bar & Lounge:
Includes: On-site furniture in bar and lounge, area for band set-up, behind the bar access for hired professional bar staff, access to restrooms, and on-site parking.
- Max Capacity: 50
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Single Dining Room:
Includes: 5 hour site rental (excluding setup & takedown), access to one dining room of choice, use of on-site dining room furniture, access to indoor restrooms, kitchen access for licensed caterer, and on-site parking
- Max Capacity: 25
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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