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Venues in Santa Barbara, CA,
(805) 884-8703
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 93 Reviews


    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married in April at the Riviera Mansion and it was the best decision we made to start our marriage off on the right foot! Having Breanna as our contact and our guide through the process made everything so straight forward. She is the best, the nicest person, and the best person for that job. She will make your life during this process easy (I promise!). She always welcomes emails and is so quick to respond. Whether you have 1 quick question or 10 other questions, she will answer each one of them so that you know the answer and are no longer wondering. The mansion is stunning, you can see that in photos, but what you can't see in photos are the details in each room, and the beauty of that oak tree on the lawn. Having the flexibility and ability to occupy the entire mansion on your wedding day makes it so special and truly one of a kind. The mansion is big, but at the same time it is so intimate, and that is something you will not find at most venues. We got married under... Read more

    Blythe

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are still spinning after the most magical wedding a couple weekends ago! We can't stop talking about how happy we were with our venue choice: there are many magical places to get married in Santa Barbara, but the Riviera Mansion/University Club was simply perfect. Breanna was very great to work with, she answered all many our questions :) The staff at the event were amazing as well! One guy (I think his name was Brandon) kept making sure I had champagne throughout the night-- so sweet when you're busy talking to all your guests. The food was stellar. The space itself is just set up for a stress-FREE wedding day, it's centrally located and it's gorgeous. What else could you need?!

    Caitlin

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Riviera Mansion was everything we were looking for in a wedding venue. My husband and I were drawn to the location because it was so authentic. We got married outside under the tree, had cocktails on the patio, and the reception was held inside. We had a wonderful experience with Breanna from our first tour of the venue. She was so helpful, friendly and professional and answered all of our thousands of questions throughout the year leading up to the wedding. The entire staff at the Mansion was wonderful and accommodating on the day of the wedding. We cannot recommend the Riviera Mansion enough!

    Kathy

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  • The team at the Riviera Mansion is exceptional. Breanna O'Toole was unfailingly positive, cheerful and helpful as we worked with her to plan and implement our daughter's wedding. The staff on the day of the wedding was attentive and very professional. The venue itself is beautiful and provided lovely settings for the ceremony, the social hour, dinner, dessert and dancing. Our experience could not have been any better!

    Caitlin

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    5 out of 5
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  • Everything about the Riviera Mansion was perfect! Breanna was so helpful, easy to get a hold of and very quick to respond. We were originally supposed to have our ceremony inside but due to a crazy rainy day, it was moved indoors. I was nervous at first but when the day came, I couldn’t have been more pleased with having the entire wedding inside! It added such an ambiance and feeling that would have been impossible to recreate. The day couldn’t have been more perfect and their staff was so professional! They handled everything so quickly, we’re always ready to help, and we’re all very personable. I can honestly say that our wedding day was the best day of my life and we owe it all to the Riviera Mansion! I would recommend the mansion to anyone looking to make their wedding day magical!

    Jami

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    5 out of 5
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  • We worked with them on my Brother's Wedding. Riviera Mansion was an incredible place to hold their Ceremony and Reception. They all did an amazing job. Brianna (Catering Director) and Chef Jamie (Operations Director) were always available and responded quickly to questions. The food was awesome too! They were right on time and worked with me that day. It was super stress free, they were also within budget. I highly recommend them for your Wedding too!

    Brooke

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  • I had my wedding here this past February and it was absolutely perfect. The customer service is amazing, the venue has charm (not the cliche golf course/hotel/farm vibe), and the venue has a very warm and intimate feel. We loved that we felt like we were having a fancy house party and that the bar was so close to the dance floor. My guests had the best time! Not to mention the FOOD!!! So many guests complimented the dinner. Definitely recommend this venue!

    frennie

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  • Choosing Riviera Mansion as our wedding venue was the best decision ever!

    Hannah

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  • These five categories represent Breanna and Riviera Mansion perfectly! I cannot express enough how flexible and willing they were to make my vision come to life! the food was INCREDIBLE, the staff were so accommodating and wonderful, the venue was BEAUTIFUL, and felt very private. It was a perfect wedding space for an indoor or outdoor wedding either big or small. It is seriously such a gem, and being in Santa Barbara provides the perfect romantic backdrop for an unforgettable wedding.

    erin

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding this past October 2017 at the Riviera Mansion. It is such a beautiful venue and all of the staff is exceptional! Through the planning process any time we needed something Breanna would response very quick. They are so organized and everything from the beginning to end was exactly how we had planned it with them. The bridal suite and grooms room are amazing places to get ready before hand and its even more convenient that everything is on site. It is such a great venue for your guests to have a private experience at your wedding!! That was something very important to us. Everything went just the way we wanted and our guest were raving about how beautiful the venue was and everything turned out just perfect. If we could do our day over there is nothing we would change. Thank you to everyone at the Mansion it was amazing!!

    Haley

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are so glad we chose Riviera Mansion as our venue! The site was incredibly beautiful, the staff were kind and responsive, and the day was as smooth as I could have hoped for. We live across the country, so we had to book it sight unseen and plan from afar, and from day one Breanna made that so easy and pleasant. She was able to answer every question we could come up with, and always did so with kindness and excitement. Being able to have everything taken care of in one place, from a place for both wedding parties to get ready, all the food taken care of, and being very flexible (we could have moved inside if it had rained, we were able to switch the DJ's space at the last minute, etc.), took so much stress off, I can't even tell you. They even flipped the space from ceremony to reception during the cocktail hour. Having the different spaces in the mansion made it so everyone could enjoy themselves the way they wanted (dancing, sitting and chatting by the fireplace, hanging a... Read more

    Jennifer

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  • My husband and I just got married in early October 2017 at Riviera Mansion and I could not have dreamed a more perfect day! My favorite things about having our wedding at the mansion: 1. The service! From initial phone calls with Breanna, to day-of service by each server - it was unbeatable. Made planning and the wedding day stress free! 2. The separation of rooms inside the mansion. I personally liked that everything wasn't in just one giant room. There was a place to eat, a place to dance, a place to relax, etc. We got to utilize the whole place! It was a more unique setting than your classic ballroom, which made it fun! 3. Food/drinks were DELICIOUS. The plated option, which we chose, was a HUGE plate of food. It was quality and tasty and mentioned by many of our guests as amazing. 4. The outdoor grounds were beautiful for our ceremony on the lawn and cocktail hour on the patio. Seriously worth every penny! I highly recommend going with Riviera Mansion!

    Michelle

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married at the Riviera Mansion this last August 2017, and it was the most incredible and magical experience. Each and every staff member at the Mansion went above and beyond to meet our every wish. Breanna was super helpful in the planning stages and responded quickly to all of our questions. Eli was a dream and changed things around last minute to make the event flow even smoother. He stayed during the wedding and made sure everyone was happy and things were running well. Both my husband and I were overwhelmed with the hospitality and genuineness of service at the Mansion. It was incredible to have use of the entire venue and to be able to have both the ceremony and reception there. The food was delicious and all the guests commented on how good it was. We loved being able to dance inside and have some of our guests relax in other rooms and be comfortable to do what they wanted. The Bridal Suite was gorgeous and the perfect setting to get ready with all my girls. ... Read more

    shauna

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  • My husband & I got married at the University Club in September of 2017. It was a flawless day. The venue is clean, beautiful, and incredibly unique. This is the wedding venue for people who do not want to get married somewhere generic and forgettable. The building is gorgeous and gardens are well-kept. Several of my friends took photos just admiring the venue and its ambiance. I will also add that the University Club recently re-did the bridal suite and the men’s bathroom—they are gorgeous! The food was also fantastic. I highly recommend the beef entrée and the mushroom tarts. We got a lot of compliments on the food, and everyone loved it! We also paid extra to have late night food (pizza & burgers) and a s’mores bar—both were HUGE hits with our guests and we’re still getting compliments months later. The alcohol selection and wine is also excellent. Lastly, and most importantly, the service at the University Club was fantastic. The staff and bartenders went ... Read more

    Sara

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  • Breanna, Eli and the team at the Riviera Mansion are so spectacular! They all really know their way around the wedding business. We looked at a few other places after our first tour of the venue, but knew right away this was the place for us. The communication with Breanna was easy and quick and she answered every small question we had. During our tasting, everything we had blew us away and come wedding day, the food did not disappoint. All of our guests continued to rave about it for days after the wedding. We did the custom platinum menu and everything was entirely customizable including the alcohol, dessert (hello, ice cream sundae bar!!) and prewedding snacks for the bridal party. The mansion is so beautiful on its own and needs minimal decor, if any. Many of our guests mentioned it felt like our home that we were inviting friends and family to for our wedding despite having almost 100 guests in attendance. Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at the Riviera Mansion for making... Read more

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