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Dream Weddings at The Fess Parker

Our beautiful location, flawless service and exquisite amenities are everything you need for your dream wedding.

Private Dining Experience

A special evening for up to 30 of your family and friends

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Rehearsal Dinners Post Wedding…

Private dining for groups up to 80 guests

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Intimate Post Wedding Brunch

Perfect for up to 18 of your family and friends

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A Stunning SoCal Setting

Hold your wedding ceremony or reception in our 24-acre resort, with nine beautiful venues and the best views of the Californian coast. Our team will bring your ideas to life, while our catalogue of creative wedding suppliers offer endless possibilities for your big day. Our wedding package includes:

  • Breathtaking venues and photo spots
  • Exquisite menus, rehearsal dinner, and post-wedding brunch options
  • Ample parking

Our Venues

40,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space awaits – including romantic terraces, patios and grand ballrooms.
Venue hire includes chairs, linens, dance floors, staging and more.

Plaza del Sol

Seating Capacity: 600
Venue 1 of 9

Spectacular 20,000 sq. ft. open-air patio with panoramic ocean views, al fresco dining and more.

Local Beaches

Venue 2 of 9

Our local beaches are breathtaking – with glorious weather, romantic sunsets and blue skies. Abundant in space and potential, there's no limit.

Rose Garden

Seating Capacity: 200
Venue 3 of 9

A palm tree-lined courtyard, Spanish-style water fountain and superb views of the beach; the Rose Garden is a dream to behold.

Anacapa Patio

Seating Capacity: 110
Venue 4 of 9

Our charming patio offers the perfect space for a truly intimate wedding, with traditional red stone grounds and luscious greens.


Seating Capacity: 80
Venue 5 of 9

The Rotunda, located on the 3rd floor, overlooks the ocean and famous red-tiled rooftops of Santa Barbara.

Reagan Room & Terrace

Seating Capacity: 150
Venue 6 of 9

Designed with authentic and elegant Spanish décor, the Reagan Room is a grand indoor venue with wooden beams, fireplace and terrace.

Santa Barbara Ballroom & Foyer

Seating Capacity: 180
Venue 7 of 9

Redesigned to reflect the modern elegance of Santa Barbara, the ballroom features new lighting, chandeliers, décor and additional foyer.

Grand Ballroom & Foyer

Seating Capacity: 600
Venue 8 of 9

A venue for every occasion, the ballroom is spacious and versatile with modernized interiors and built-in sound system.

Fiesta Room & Terrace

Seating Capacity: 60
Venue 9 of 9

The Fiesta Room offers 1000 sq. ft. of space on the 3rd floor, with floor-to-ceiling windows and terrace.

Ethnic Weddings

Our weddings are a celebration of love, culture and tradition. Whether you’re having a traditional Southeast Asian or Kosher wedding, The Fess Parker will make your special day unforgettable.

Our iconic venues and outstanding service make us the ideal wedding destination, with catering managers skilled in preparing specialty cuisine – including Indian and Kosher. 

  • We welcome approved outside caterers to prepare specialty ethnic cuisine
  • We provide the staff and service for your ethnic wedding or event

For further information, contact our catering managers on Tel:805-884-8515.


Creative presentation and vibrant flavors are the order of the day at The Fess Parker. From our signature wedding menus to bespoke creations, we’ll make sure every wish is catered for.

Our seasoned chefs have created a variety of menus using only the finest, freshest and local ingredients. We cater for every style under the Californian sun:

  • Al fresco lunches & seaside dinners
  • Sunset buffets & banquets
  • Late-night bites & sharing plates

Intimate Wedding Package

Memorable weddings come in small packages. We take special care to provide a personal touch to weddings under 50 guests.

A variety of locations welcome your intimate ceremony:  say “I Do” with ocean breezes on East Beach, gather on the Ocean View Upper Rotunda, or surround yourself with lush flora of the fragrant Rose Garden or Anacapa Patio.

Dinner receptions are memorable as well on the Upper Rotunda, the Ocean View Fiesta Room and Terrace, or garden Anacapa Patio.

Exclusive to Monday through Thursday or select weekend dates a maximum of 4 months in advance.

Our Intimate Wedding package includes:

  • Ceremony from 5:00pm to 6:00pm  
  • Dinner reception from 6:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Minimum of 10 Guests and maximum of 50 Guests

For further information contact our Catering Managers on Tel: 805-884-8515

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It couldn't have gone more smoothly and we have the wonderful staff at the Fess Parker to thank for it!

My wife and I just had our wedding there last week, and we couldn't have been happier with how everything went. We worked with Daisy, Jennifer, Sunni, and Jocilyn, and every one of them was incredibly helpful and very fast to respond to emails while we were figuring out all of the details beforehand.

Review on The KNOT

Your staff was efficient and on-point.

It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope I get to work with you again in the near future. Your staff was efficient and on-point, and it really made the whole event go so smoothly.

Wedding Event Planner Review
November 17, 2015

The whole wedding weekend was perfect and so beautiful.

It was an absolute pleasure working with you. The whole wedding weekend was perfect and so beautiful. Thank you so much for all your hard work to make our big day so successful. You are amazing!!! We are going to make it a habit to come up there every year on our anniversary.

October Wedding
October 25, 2015

We just wish it lasted longer!

Thank you so very much for all your help with the wedding. We were so happy how everything turned out, we just wish it lasted longer! Your team is great and everyone went above and beyond to accommodate us.

September Wedding
September 20, 2015

I highly recommend this wonderful venue!

As a wedding planner who does weddings at many venues, The Fess Parker Resort is, without a doubt, an excellent choice. Their knowledgeable and talented managers and staff are great to work with and are very professional. The venue has many elegant banquet halls, delicious food and friendly staff that pays attention to detail. It is always a pleasure to plan and coordinate weddings there. I highly recommend this wonderful venue to anyone looking for a very special place for their wedding day!

Wedding Planner Review on Wedding Wire
September 5, 2015