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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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    Olivia

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    5 out of 5
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  • After searching for what felt like eons, my family, fiance, and I finally found the Riviera Mansion. It was such a blessing finding this venue and Bree. Everything leading up to our big day was smooth and easy. Bree was extremely professional, friendly, quick to respond when we had questions, and encouraging of our vision. Day of was amazing!!!! Absolutely beautiful. The staff was excellent (chef - accommodating of dietary needs and special orders, serving staff - attentive, fun, funny, helpful), the food out of this world (custom biscuits and gravy/fried chicken/filet mignon), and our guest are still talking about how much fun they had. We flipped the space by the huge, gorgeous tree for ceremony and dinner, had happy hour on the patio across from the park, and had drinks/dancing inside. I was a bit worried about the transitions from space to space, but the timeline went flawlessly. There are also two great spaces to get ready in - for both sides of the bridal party. My husband and hi... Read more

    Billy

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    5 out of 5
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  • Superior Service ! Breanna and the Riviera Mansion team, helped my husband and I create the most magical wedding. Breanna and her team made every effort with genuine energy to fulfill all our request and accommodated all who needed it. Considering we were located in greater Washington DC , we had to confide in Breanna and her team a lot. Rise to the occasion they did. I never once shifted my confidence from knowing everything would be under control. We could not be more pleased with the out come of our wedding day. Thank you Breanna and team for helping us live in bliss.

    Dara

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  • I cannot say enough good things about the Riviera Mansion! Breanna and her team were absolutely amazing and the venue is gorgeous. We do not live in Santa Barbara, but planning a destination wedding at the RM was so easy. The responsiveness and attention to detail provided were top notch. The best part of the RM for us was that it was all-inclusive; the only things we needed to bring in were our flowers and cake! There's not one thing I would change about our wedding reception venue.

    Amber

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    5 out of 5
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  • When we began planning for our daughter's March 2017 wedding in Santa Barbara, we soon narrowed in on the University Club. Though our daughter is a California resident, we would be doing much of the planning from across the country so needed a reception venue/staff to whom I could trust. The University Club was the perfect place for all the details of the starters, meal and celebration. Beside finding the University Club structurally beautiful, centrally located, easily accessible and perfectly set up for a wedding reception of our size (150), their events co-ordinator, Breanna O'Toole, was a pleasure to work with. She was professional in every way - welcoming us to tour the home, explaining details of what they could offer and listening to our vision in order to customize to our need. She always responded in a timely manner to questions or clarifications we had, and was accessible right through to the event. And, much to my relief, everything was as promised. The staff was courteo... Read more

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough great things about The Riviera Mansion. If I could give them 100 stars I would! The staff is just amazing. From start to finish we could not have asked for a better venue! Our original venue went through major management changes, and a fire, making us uncomfortable with holding our wedding there. During our hunt to find a new one, we decided to make it a short destination wedding. We stumbled upon Riviera during our initial search. Fell in love with the photos and made an appointment to see it with Breanna. She is hands down the sweetest person we encountered during both our venue hunting excursions! We checked if our date was available, THANKFULLY it was! So we booked right away. No need to even look at any others! Called and canceled the rest of our tours for that day :) On our wedding day, it was pouring rain unfortunately. The staff was nothing short of amazing in keeping me calm and helping to move the ceremony from outside to inside. They gave me several op... Read more

    Michelle

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  • We had such a fantastic experience with Breanna and the whole staff of the Riviera Mansion!! The venue is gorgeous, the banquet staff was amazing and Breanna was incredibly helpful (and patient) throughout the whole wedding planning process. Our guests raved about the atmosphere and the food and we all had such a great time. Thank you, thank you!!

    Kristin

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  • My husband and I just got married at the Riviera Mansion this November and we could not have been happier with the venue!! From the beginning Breanna was unbelievable - she was able to accommodate every request in the months leading up to our wedding, and was even flexible on the day when we had a few last minute changes. Eli was also fantastic and was so responsive to our requests. Our friends and family RAVED about the food, the bartenders were amazing, and the space is just so special. Truly everything was perfect for our day, and the beauty of the outdoor ceremony area as well as the extraordinary indoor reception space was a gorgeous combination and exactly what we were looking for. My husband and I spent a lot of time in the early days of our engagement looking for a venue that felt unique and had character - the Riveria Mansion provided that and more. The staff are incredibly professional and will go out of their way to make you feel special and taken care of on your wedding day... Read more

    Natalie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We found this venue via Wedding Spot. It fit all necessary categories (within budget, ceremony and reception sites, provided most items) and we went ahead with booking our date without seeing it in person. From the moment we saw the venue and tasted the food we could not have been happier. Warning; this place is bound to book quickly! We ended up booking a date 11 months out and there were only two Saturdays available within the next year, so we went with a Sunday. The People – I could not have asked for a better team to work with at the venue! Breanna and Eli happily accommodated all our requests, from our tasting through our wedding day including: allowing my parents to attend the tasting, pouring higher-end wine, passing champagne before the ceremony, etc. But the real winner was accommodating the unexpected weather! During our final walkthrough we realized we may have to move our wedding from the gorgeous tree back dropped lawn inside due to rain (I was admittedly in deni... Read more

    Caroline

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    5 out of 5
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  • This venue was the only one we looked at and it was clear we weren't going to have to look any further. Breanna was so helpful and lovely, and the entire staff went out of their way to make us comfortable throughout the entire process. The facility is gorgeous and came out beautifully in the photographs. We had the chance to enjoy both the indoor and outdoor space and it worked out perfectly. The food! The food was absolutely delicious and many guests said it was the best wedding food they could remember. It felt like a lovely dinner out for everyone there- I heard from people who had each entree that they thought theirs was the best. I think this is definitely the best venue in terms of value and quality in Santa Barbara. You can spend as much as you'd like to in this area, but it won't necessarily provide a better experience. Even if we'd had an unlimited budget at our disposal, we would have gone with Riviera Mansion. From having the whole place to ourselves all day, to the beautifu... Read more

    Ivy

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  • I would give even more stars if I could!! Hi brides and grooms to-be, my husband and I got married at the Riviera Mansion on October 9, 2016 and we had the kind of experience that you dream of. We were first drawn to the mansion for it's beautiful location (we live in LA but we wanted to do a mini destination wedding) and the romantic grounds. The price, all of the rooms and spaces that come with the rental, and the historic/Santa Barbara spanish building style inspired us to visit and take a tour. We saw there was a parking lot dedicated for guests (so convenient!), we found out that you get the mansion for the whole day (which was very important to us), and we found out just how many things were included in the rental price (so much I can't even list it!). I did a ton of research, looked at the amazing Yelp reviews, and compared venues/prices, and the Rivera Mansion was by far our #1 choice. Working with Breanna and her team truly felt like a luxury experience. From start to finish, ... Read more

    Annabeth

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    5 out of 5
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  • We're so glad we chose to get married at the Riviera Mansion! The outdoor space is really special and the inside is beautiful. You can make any vision a reality there, from completely unique to tried-and-true classic, and everything in between. The staff is so helpful throughout the planning process. Breanna is a treasure. And everyone was so nice and helpful throughout the day!

    Rebecca

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  • As the mother of the bride, I only have the most positive things to say about our daughter and son-in-law's wedding at the Riviera Mansion. When you first book a venue, you really don't know for certain how it is going to work out. But the wedding couple's decision to have everything at the Riviera Mansion was the best one they could have made.

    Selina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Choosing Riviera Mansion for my August 2016 reception venue was the best wedding decision I made. Here's why: (1) Staff: Everyone I encountered at Riviera Mansion was remarkably professional and accommodating. Breanna, our main contact leading up to the wedding, was friendly, calm, responsive, and always found a way to say yes even as things changed last minute. She was a paragon of professionalism: she gave us a heads-up when she went on vacation months before our wedding and gently reminded us of deadlines as we got closer. Eli, the food director and our main contact during the reception, has a great energy, and right away when I met him I felt that he was totally competent and going to handle everything and let me relax. Everyone working there seemed genuinely happy to be there. (2) Guest experience: Multiple guests told me they felt so honored, welcome, and special when they arrived at the Mansion, thanks to the staff. Guests also loved that we had the entire venue to ourselves. ... Read more

    Claudia

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  • My husband and I got married at the Riviera Mansion in April 2017 and we are STILL getting compliments on how great our wedding was! We wanted something different for our reception venue, not the old boring ballroom reception; the Riviera Mansion was exactly that: unique, beautiful and classic! Not to mention having the beautiful bridal suite and the groom/billiards room in the same building made prep, pictures, storage and clean up so much easier. The food was delicious; the staff was so hospitable which made everyone feel comfortable and have a great time. Lastly, Breanna made the planning process a breeze. She not only accommodated me and my requests but also my vendors. I have never emailed someone so many times and continued to receive a friendly response, she made me feel calm and at ease while planning. I cannot recommend the Riviera Mansion and their staff enough!

    Nicole

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • As soon as we started looking for venues for our wedding ceremony and reception I fell in love with the Riviera Mansion- and that was just from the website! When I finally got to visit the venue I was blown away by how beautiful it is, while also having a very comfortable, homey vibe. The pictures on their website are very accurate. It is an old, historic building though, and it does show a bit of age in certain spots. During the wedding planning process we worked with Breanna to understand the packages, pricing, food options, etc. She was super patient and helpful. Both of us are pescetarians and they were super flexible about our preference to not serve meat. We really appreciated that! We did a pre-wedding walk-through with Breanna and the catering manager, Eli (and our wedding coordinator, Shauna from Alegria by Design) and they were very thorough and accommodating. They were even willing to move furniture to make our wedding vision come to life! On the day of the wedding it w... Read more

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