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Venues in Santa Barbara, CA,
(805) 879-9144
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 29 Reviews


    Maura C.

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    1.6 out of 5
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  • We visited the Canary Hotel the weekend we got engaged to have brunch at the Finch&Fork, on the rooftop of the hotel. We thought the rooftop was stunning, with vast views of Santa Barbara and the beautiful architecture details. Right away, I knew I wanted to inquire about holding our wedding reception there. On 3/12/21 I emailed The Canary Hotel to see if they were available our wedding date. I got a response the following Monday, 3/15/21, from Kaitlyn, the Sales & Catering Coordinator, stating our wedding date was indeed available! Kaitlyn also provided us with information regarding reception packages. After looking the packages over with my fiance and our families, I emailed Kaitlyn back the same day stating we would like to move forward in booking the Rooftop for our reception. Kaitlyn responded back Tuesday 3/16/21 stating she would pass me along to her Director of Sales, Pilar, for the contract phase. My fiance and I spoke with Pilar on Tuesday 3/16/21 afternoon. At the beg... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hello Maura, Thank you for your honest and detailed feedback. As you mentioned, at the time of checking availability we made a mistake. Please accept my sincere apology for this oversight on our part. We know how important these conversations are for your wedding plans and take pride in the amount of time and effort we invest representing the Kimpton Canary. I am truly sorry we disappointed you. Sincerely, Pilar

    Kristen

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    5 out of 5
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  • Pilar was such a joy to work with. She was very helpful since we were planning our destination wedding during Covid. Pilar was by our side the entire time giving us updated on local enforcement changes and worked with us to make our day perfect, even during a pandemic.

    responded with the following comments.

    Kristen, Thank you very much for taking the time to send us a review! Thank you for being a wonderful bride and your flexibility to accommodate the constant changes. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family; thank you for allowing us an opportunity to be part of such an unforgettable celebration. All my best, Pilar

    Christina

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can’t say enough about Liza, her staff and the amazing setting provided at The Kimpton Canary. Our guests raved about how beautiful the setting is and how delicious the food was. Liza and her staff were all responsive and very professional in all interactions.

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Christina, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We were thrilled to be a part of this most important day! Congratulations to you and Matthew and we wish you all the best! We greatly appreciate your business and hope to see you back here soon! Cheers, Marybeth Gilliland Director of Catering & Conference Services

    Christina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Liza at Canary is a dream to work with! She has made this process so easy for me and has been so responsive to my (many) questions! The venue is stunning and exactly what I wanted it to be!

    Anne S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • This venue is absolutely gorgeous and I'm so glad I had my wedding here. Having a venue that also does food and drinks makes planning so much easier, and the food was delicious. I wouldn't change a thing about my wedding—the Canary was perfect!

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    Thanks Anne for taking the time to write a review. It means the world to us and we are so grateful. We are so pleased you had a wonderful experience with at the Canary! We wish you and Vlad the very best! Come back and see us again sometime. Cheers, Marybeth Gilliland Director of Catering & Conference Services

    Brittany

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    5 out of 5
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  • Liza made the entire process of long-distance planning our wedding so easy thanks to her professionalism, organization, and experience in making couples' dream wedding day come true!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and the kind sentiments about Liza. Liza truly is a shining star in our organization and we are lucky to have her. I am so pleased to hear we helped make your dream wedding day memorable. Congratulations to you and Ryan and we hope to see you back at the Canary again soon! Fondly, Marybeth

    Brittanie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We held our reception on the Canary rooftop after getting married on the Santa Barbara courthouse lawn. It really couldn't have been more perfect. We had about 65 guests, which was a perfect amount for the space -- four tables on either side of the dance floor, and a sweetheart table in the middle facing it all. Liza was a pleasure to work with getting all the details figured out in the year or so leading up to our event, and was really great about providing solutions or suggestions whenever we hit a 'snag' in our planning for the flow of things. The night of, Omar directed his team like a well-oiled machine. Seriously - the venue is beautiful, but the service is fantastic! I remember one moment in particular, I noticed there was a candle that had blown out at my table. No big deal, but literally a minute later there was someone there re-lighting it. I didn't have to say anything! There were moments just like that all night long. I was just so impressed by how on top of it they really ... Read more

    Monique

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our reception on a Sunday (noon - 4:30PM)ish. The were amazing! Everything was beautiful and as expected! Highly recommend :) Additionally they were SOOO easy to work with. When looking into venues in the Santa Barbara area we had some difficulty in communicating what we wanted etc, but they were easy and very kind! Shoutout to Kecia, Orlando and Liza for everything!!

    Courtney

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Canary Hotel is such a beautiful location to have your wedding (or anything else for that matter!!)! We used the rooftop venue for our ceremony and reception and it's just breathtaking. However, the best part of it all is the staff! Liza was simply amazing from the beginning - I really can't give her enough praise for how wonderful she and her staff are (especially Nicole!!). She is such a pleasure to work with - so flexible and open to ideas, not to mention extremely professional. Katharine was the manager who took care of our and all of our guests' rooms! She was so accommodating to everyone - what a saint she is! Laura also helped out with the rooms and (basically) anything else we needed - so helpful and sweet! :) Beau at the front desk (I felt like he was there all day and all night!) put up with our crazy family and friends without skipping a beat - simply amazing! Even the valet guys were so nice and professional... everyone who works here is great. The food was PH... Read more

    Julia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our whole family stayed here for our wedding and they were so accommodating! They sent us champagne and strawberries to our room as a surprise! Wouldn't stay anywhere but here when in Santa Barbara!

    Michael

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    5 out of 5
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  • Simply amazing! No one could ask for a more beautiful venue for a ceremony and reception than the Canary Rooftop!

    Melinda

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • My husband and I recently had our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on the rooftop of the Canary Hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. This venue is absolutely magical!! The 360 views of the ocean, mountains, and city is breathtaking - our guests were in awe! Not to mention, the perfect Santa Barbara weather and breeze felt amazing. It was also the perfect size for our party of 100 guests. We toured many venues in Santa Barbara and the Canary stood out as being the most professional and organized in town. We felt like we were in good hands after speaking with Liza. With busy jobs and living out of town, we wanted to be able to trust our venue to help us pull off our wedding - and they delivered! Liza, Orlando, and their team made our big day a breeze - they kept us organized during the planning process - and on the day of - WOW. They were amazingly efficient, organized, and professional. Many of our guests commented that the service was impeccable, the food delicious, and the drinks top-no... Read more

    Courtney

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married on the rooftop of the Canary hotel on August 6th, 2016. From the first day we walked up there we knew it was where we wanted to tie the knot, since we both had been to the hotel on several occasions during university in SB as well as other trips to the area thereafter. However, I don’t think that our wedding would have been as magical on that rooftop had we not worked with the oh-so-talented Liza Gomez as our catering sales manager and full liaison to the hotel. She was such a delight to work with when we were simply looking at the venue, inviting us to come over to the rooftop whenever we wanted to be sure we were making the right decision. Once we signed our contract, she was in contact with us constantly and always was both prompt and sincere in all her correspondence with us. When it came down to wedding day execution, I would say it was almost flawless. The food was incredible, the drinks were strong, and the venue was set-up exactly how I had alway... Read more

    Paige

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    3.9 out of 5
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  • The Canary Hotel is a beautiful venue for weddings! There is no doubt about it. We had a beautiful wedding there this September. I would say that if staying within a budget is important for you, make sure you know what you are getting into completely when it comes to fees and their full pricing. When we initially booked the Canary, we thought it would be better to have a full-service venue. We had a 10k food and beverage minimum, which ended up around 17k after service fees, site fee and taxes. The Canary has amazing food, and the best view in downtown Santa Barbara, plus the service in the evening was impeccable, except that cocktails guests paid for (open beer/wine was our choice for budget reasons) were taken away half full. I thought some aspects of the catering menu were overpriced, even considering the "all inclusive" nature of the costs. To be clear outside food and beverage is not permitted other than a wedding cake, not even other desserts from a bakery vendor, which was somew... Read more

    Lisa

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • We were VERY happy with our Ceremony and Reception on the rooftop of the Canary Hotel. We started with Alison as our event coordinator and were switched over to Liza (when Alison left unexpectedly) about 3 months before our wedding. The transition was seamless. The event turned out beautifully and everything promised was delivered. There were a few hiccups with some of our guests rooms (as well as our own rooms)... however it was remedied quickly. This venue does require a Professional Wedding Coordinator be hired for Day Of. Food must be catered by Finch and Fork Restaurant onsite (which was excellent). We could not have asked for a more wonderful evening.

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