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Venue Spotlight: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara


It’s not hard to convince people to have their weddings in Santa Barbara and while the location is a highly desirable destination for your big day, there is no place like The Ritz-Carlton Bacara to celebrate in style.


The Ritz-Carlton Bacara is a stunning, Spanish-style luxury resort nestled on the cliffs of the Gaviota Coast. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, Bacara offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky - perfect for that outdoor ceremony. Couples can exchange vows with a soundtrack of crashing waves and then take their first dance beneath the 23-foot-high ceilings of the resort ballroom.

Bacara provides a delectable world class cuisine which includes plated, stations or buffet-style menus, as well as brunch and luncheon options. With unlimited options for you and your loved ones to celebrate with, let us know how we can help plan your wedding or special event at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara!


Venue Spotlight: Santa Barbara Woman's Club


We’re excited to share our next venue spotlight as it it one of our favorites, The Santa Barbara Woman’s Club, also known as Rockwood. Not only is it the the premier wedding and event venue of Santa Barbara, it is also home to Simply The Best of Santa Barbara Wedding Showcase. We also have had the pleasure of hosting many beautiful weddings here!


The Santa Barbara Woman’s Club is one of the most sought after, convenient and affordable landmarks on the central coast. The club is an architectural jewel that stands secluded among the giant oaks and lush greenery of historic Mission Canyon. There is beauty and atmosphere in abundance.

Designed and built in 1927, this Spanish colonial clubhouse showcases a classic Santa Barbara architectural style with a red tile roof, open-beam ceiling, iron chandeliers, stucco walls, hardwood floors, a stage, and a stone patio.

Consider their natural setting and facilities for your next special event and let us know how we can help!

Creative Team
Photography: Teresa Marie Photography
Venue: Santa Barbara Rockwood Women’s Club
Planning, Design, Floristry, Calligraphy: Burlap & Bordeaux
Catering: Martino’s Catering
Lighting: Spark Creative Events
Rentals: Elegant Event Rental
Linens: Dream America Linen
Cake: Sugar Lab Bake Shop
Photobooth: Dolce Inc.


Why You Should Attend A Bridal Show!


Planning a wedding has never been easy – precisely because there are a lot of details to consider, and you want to make sure everything goes smoothly for this very special event of your life. And for that to happen, you absolutely need to hire the perfect vendors.

Why should you attend a bridal show like our Simply The Best of Santa Barbara Wedding Showcase when all the information you need is available online? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

It allows you to meet with vendors face-to-face. Chats, emails, and phone calls are great – they connect people regardless of the distance. However, like it or not, nothing can ever replace a face-to-face conversation. Given that you are hiring specialists for a once in a lifetime kind of event, having a face-to face-discussion with them will help you figure out whether or not you are compatible with them, and if they can deliver what you are looking for.

It allows you to ask questions that aren’t answered on a site. It might be a question that’s connected to your particular wedding dream. Or a question connected to your budget. Whatever it is, asking your questions face-to-face is more likely to provide you with the answer you are looking for.


It allows you to see and touch. Sure, you can see a florist’s work on their site, and you can definitely look at all the wedding dresses in the world by simply searching for the designer online. However, actually seeing and touching these products in person will help you get a sense of whether or not they’re suitable for you.

It allows you to do more in less time. Instead of sending countless emails and making numerous phone calls, you will just spend a couple of hours at a bridal show and discuss with all the vendors that interest you. This can be a real time saver!’

It allows you to score better prices. Most wedding vendors attending bridal shows have special discounts and special prices for the brides they attract at these events. Therefore, it’s quite likely that you will save some money too.

Take your time when attending a bridal show and bring along one or two people you really trust. We have our Simply The Best of Santa Barbara Wedding Showcase just around the corner too! This should be an enjoyable experience, so don’t stress out! Plan ahead and feel great attending the bridal show – it will lead to amazing results! Get your tickets via EventBrite and we’ll see you there!