County of Santa Barbara Rental Facilities

The County of Santa Barbara has several facilities available for the community to rent for special occasions. The Santa Barbara Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, has breathtaking scenery that will enhance your next special event. The Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building and the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building are excellent locations to celebrate weddings, anniversaries and class reunions. Each facility is unique in its architecture and views. We invite you to explore these locations for your next special event.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Where is the Courthouse? The official address is 1100 Anacapa Street. The building and gardens cover a full block between Anacapa St., Santa Barbara St., Anapamu St. and Figueroa St.  

Where do I park for the Courthouse? Directly across the street from the Anacapa St. entrance is a four level parking garage - 75 minutes free and a dollar and a half ($1.50) an hour after that.

Where is the Santa Barbara Veterans Building located? The address is 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara ( map).

Where is the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building located? The address is 100 E. Locust Avenue in Lompoc ( map).

SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE - GROUNDS & GARDEN

How do I make a reservation for the Courthouse grounds and garden?All reservations for the Courthouse grounds and garden are made through the Santa Barbara County Parks Department.

Can I reserve the Sunken Gardens?  Yes, there are five areas within the Courthouse Gardens that are reservable in 3-hour increments.   View Details 

May I have chairs and decorations? Yes. All chairs and equipment are to be hand carried to the wedding site and may be placed on site no more than one (1) hour prior to ceremony.

May I have music?  No amplified sound, but soft acoustic music is permitted.

Additional Rules:
  • No rice, confetti, flower petals, bird seed or open flames are permitted
  • Taping off or coning any area of Courthouse Grounds is not permitted
  • Please stay out of planting beds
     
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SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE - BUILDINGS

This National Historic Landmark is a popular setting for weddings, private parties and corporate events with your own music and food, in its hallways, galleries and Mural Room. This Spanish-style building with its spectacular architecture, wrought iron, natural sunlight and grand open hallways, is available to rent for your next special occasion. For reservations please contact Santa Barbara County Parks at (805)568-2460 (option 4) or visit Courthouse Mural Room Weddings for more information.

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SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE - CLOCK TOWER

Please note: The Clock Tower cannot be rented or reserved. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis during regular public hours (M-F 8am -5pm; Weekends & Holidays: 10am – 5pm). Any group of 25 or less who wish to use the Clock Tower to exchange vows may do so without contacting the County. You cannot block off any area or close the door so you will be sharing the space with other visitors to the Tower.

In general, the rules are the same as those for the Santa Barbara Courthouse Grounds & Garden except that no more than 25 people are allowed and chairs and flower petals are prohibited. There is no electric outlet in the tower. Private parties are prohibited.

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LOMPOC VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING

This historic legacy to the community is a popular setting for weddings, private parties and corporate events with your own music and food. This Spanish style building is located in the heart of Old Lompoc, nestled against the hill side with plenty of room for you and your guests. This treasure is available to rent for your next occasion. Please contact  Suzanne Isbell for further rental and reservation information (805) 737-7777.

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SANTA BARBARA VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING

This historic community building is located on Santa Barbara's premier waterfront. The Auditorium seats 240, the Cabrillo Room seats 75, and the Ocean View Room seats 75. For additional rental and reservation information please call (805) 568-0020.

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