I am always on the look-out for beautiful, reasonably priced venues in Santa Barbara. It is very easy to find venues in town and locally that cost $3000+ and then you still have to bring in all of your own rentals!
So today, when I was on a site visit for a July wedding, I discovered… or should I say, was introduced to Carr Winery. It is a tasting room in an industrial neighborhood in downtown Santa Barbara. If you are looking for a site that is memorable for your guests, incredibly interesting – yes, the wine barrels are right there in the room, and reasonably priced… not to mention flowing wine… this is your spot. This is perfect for weddings, holiday parties, corporate parties, anniversary and birthday parties, etc… Just perfect for groups over 40.
The rate is $200 per hour Thursday through Sunday + holidays ($150 any other day) and there is a $150 cleaning fee. 2 wine bar attendants are included in this rate.
You can bring in any caterer, your own rentals (although a few cocktail tables & chairs are provided), and the only “restriction” is that you have to use their wine – OH DARN! Too bad they have amazing wine… ha ha!
Here are a few photos that I found online and can’t WAIT to update my blog with photos from the wedding that I’m doing in July… stay tuned. And when you call Jaime at Carr, please tell her that Sophie sent you!