Canary Hotel

31 W. Carrillo Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-884-0300
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Average Base Cost: $39,000

Our average base cost for a Canary Hotel wedding is calculated by figuring a 130-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using a price of $211/pp. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

 

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

There is a reception site fee (which will also include ceremony space if you decide to have it there) of $2,000.

What’s Included: 

COCKTAIL HOUR

  • One-hour Hang Ten open bar
  • Six butler-passed hors d’oeuvres per person
  • One display station

PLATED DINNER OR STATIONS

  • Two-course dinner or specialty stations
  • Red and white wine service with dinner
  • Freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas

ADDITIONAL ACCOMPANIMENTS

  • Fruitwood Chiavari chairs
  • Outdoor patio heaters
  • Patio umbrellas
  • Floor length ivory linen with ivory overlay
  • Complimentary bartenders (one per 75 guests)
  • Complimentary cake cutting fee
  • Bridal ready room (located on the meeting room level)
  • Chef tasting for up to two guests (for weddings over 100 guests)
  • Special rates for your guests’ overnight accommodations
  • Professional wedding specialist to assist you with the coordination of your event
  • Ceremony microphone & speakers

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Vendors: All weddings booked at the hotel must use one of their approved wedding planners. If a vendor is not on their approved list, they must be approved by the Director of Catering.

Food/Beverage: All food and beverage must be catered in-house. The food and beverage minimum for a Friday in 2016 is $10,000 and a Saturday night is $15,000 prior to taxes and fees. For a Sunday evening the food and beverage minimum is $15,000 prior to taxes and fees. Pricing for the stations or plated dinner is based on the entrees you select, which range from $157-$170/pp. For a 4-hour open bar after the 1-hour included open bar for cocktail hour, you can choose from a $54/pp package or a $72/pp package.

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Note: The area of the rooftop that is reserved for private events is the Lower Deck. The Upper Pool Deck is always open to in-house hotel guests. The hotel does not permit any additional décor or set up items in this area.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: The maximum seating capacity on the Rooftop for a sit down event is 130 guests. For a more casual Cocktail Reception, the maximum capacity is 180 guests.

Bridal Suite: While there is not a traditional bridal suite available, you are able to use their banquet room to get ready starting at 8 a.m. the morning of your wedding.

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Parking: Yes

How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally she would stay at the hotel or at the nearby Spanish Garden Inn or The Upham. Sample rates (subject to change) at The Canary Hotel for wedding guests are as follows:

October 28th – 30th, 2016:

$379 per night, plus taxes and parking in King guestroom

$439 per night, plus taxes and parking in Double bedded guestroom

$579 per night, plus taxes and parking in One Bedroom Suite

August 5th – 7th, 2016:

$529 per night, plus taxes and parking in King guestroom

$589 per night, plus taxes and parking in Double bedded guestroom

$729 per night, plus taxes and parking in One Bedroom Suite

August 19th – 21st, 2016:

$499 per night, plus taxes and parking in King guestroom

$559 per night, plus taxes and parking in Double bedded guestroom

$699 per night, plus taxes and parking in One Bedroom Suite

Party On! Events can run until 11 p.m. (though there is some wiggle room here if all staying at hotel)

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The Report: 

The Canary Hotel (a Kimpton property) boasts the only rooftop pool in Santa Barbara, and is 1.5 miles from the beach. The hotel is pet-friendly and also has complimentary bikes for hotel guests to use while staying on the property.

Looking for more Santa Barbara wedding venues? We also love San Ysidro Ranch and The Biltmore.

Woman Getting Married Says:

I love the classic Santa Barbara Spanish/Mediterranean vibe the hotel has going on. While the size of the venue can work if you’re not opposed to a cocktail-style reception, it’s best for weddings under 100 if you’re looking for a sit-down event that feels a bit roomier.

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

9 Convenient for Grandma

7 Layout

10 Location

8 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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