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Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

1535 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA
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(805) 965-4583
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 19 Reviews


    Jennifer Martinez

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our ceremony in the sanctuary at the Unitarian Society and our experience was excellent. Communication was mostly via email with Greg, the facilities coordinator. He was professional and quick to respond. Greg was very helpful in answering questions and coordinating times to visit the location. All the staff we met when we visited the venue and during rehearsal were also helpful and provided ideas and guidance. The sanctuary itself is beautiful. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it. We highly recommend this venue to our friends and family!

    Marisa Pasquini

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  • USSB really is the perfect place to have a wedding. THe beautiful sancutary and courtyard, with all the accoutrement nesseary for a beautiful and memorable day. Thanks to Greg, Jon and all the wonderful folks at USSB for the help and collaboration.

    Sarah Powers

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  • The Unitarian church was fantastic! An absolutely beautiful venue for the ceremony and a convenient and scenic space for the reception. We also found the staff there to be responsive and professional. In an extremely expensive wedding town, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful venue at such reasonable prices.

    Stephanie Blair

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    5 out of 5
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  • We highly recommend USSB for your wedding as it's not only a typical Santa Barbara environment but the staff is wonderful. It's an affordable location in an expensive destination wedding city. Our day was perfect and it's thanks to the staff that made it all possible.

    Martina

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had an incredible time working with the staff at this very special venue! The venue is gorgeous for an outdoor, Santa Barbara, Mission-style wedding. No regrets with this venue whatsoever! We just wish the day lasted longer, it goes by quickly! :)

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We couldn't be happier to have chosen the Unitarian Society as our wedding venue! The Spanish-style courtyard, hung with beautiful string lights, provided the most gorgeous outdoor ambiance for our outdoor dinner, and the spacious indoor parish hall was absolutely perfect for an awesome dance party. Greg and his team were so friendly, helpful and flexible throughout the planning process and during the event. The venue also provides great deals if you choose to use their rental options, including chairs, tables, uplights and more - we saved a lot of money by using these! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable, accommodating, and beautiful wedding venue in the Santa Barbara area!

    Nancy

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is a beautiful and well equipped venue for weddings and receptions, and it was PERFECT for us! Can't beat the value! The staff were responsive and helpful from start to finish, scheduling, planning, rehearsal, wedding and reception. The outdoor lighting, indoor lighting, tables and chairs were wonderful, and saved us lots of money over using outside vendors. Located directly across from Alice Keck Park Memorial Park, our wedding photos are a beautiful collection from the park, and right on the Unitarian Society grounds. The Sanctuary is beautiful, WOW that stained glass window, and the acoustics were perfect for our talented wedding musicians. The kitchen was a dream for our caterer to us, and the Parish Hall ROCKED as our party room and dance floor.

    Claudia

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    5 out of 5
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  • Had my daughters wedding here this summer. The entire venue has a vintage feel that I believe captures old santa barbara. The ceremony in the sanctuary was beautiful with the stained glass backdrop, all the photos look amazing. The reception was in the courtyard, the tables looked great among the trees, arches and fountain. The staff at the venue was very accommodating and delightful to work with every step of the way. Our director of events Greg Otero helped with the planning and the day of manager Jon was great. Together they help make the experience wonderful. The weather in SB can not be beat, while others were dealing with 90 degree temps we were celebrating in 75 degrees. Perfect.

    Christina

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  • Beautiful, professional, responsive place to get married at! Loved working with Celina and Todd did a fabulous job playing our ceremony music!

    Melodie

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  • We absolutely loved the Unitarian Society with its historic feel. We used it as our wedding reception venue and we could not have been more pleased! The place looked amazing and I really loved that we had the option of using the indoors and outdoors so guests could go outside for the cocktails and then in the evening eat dinner indoors! Celina was really great to work with, she made me feel at ease whenever I had questions. We were so very happy to have our reception here!

    Tracey

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  • My daughter's wedding and reception was held at the Unitarian Society. The Unitarian Society is a beautiful venue with Spanish charm and character. For $3200 we rented the chapel, courtyard and hall for 12 hours. We felt this was a good value considering we had access to three areas for half a day. The chapel has amble seating for a larger wedding but still provided an intimate feel for our smaller wedding. Everyone commented on the architectural details of the chapel especially the beautiful stained glass windows. The courtyard with the fountain was perfect for the cocktail hour. Inside the courtyard is a nice lawn area and a flowerbed. Our dinner was held in the hall but could of been held on the courtyard patio. The hall also has unique architecture and wood floors for dancing. We were very pleased with the Unitarian Society and the staff and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a very affordable yet lovely venue.

    User2673916

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  • The Unitarian Society is a beautiful venue. Celina, the facilities coordinator was a wonderful to deal with and made planning a wedding for another state so much easier. My daughters reception was just perfect and beautiful.

    Latoya

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  • We held our ceremony at USSB August 20, 2016, and it was perfect. The pictures do not do this place justice (as beautiful as the pictures are). When I first visited the space in person, I teared up! Greg worked with us and answered all of our (many) questions quickly. The church was so beautiful on its own, we didn't feel the need to even decorate! They offered us a "getting ready room" that looked like an office space, but we only had access to it beginning at 1pm for our 3pm wedding, so we did not end up using it (as we were taking our first look photos at that time). Using other rooms/spaces would cost extra, as would using real flowers for the flower girls, or throwing "rice" (we were going to throw lavender, so don't worry about the birds!) for clean up. The park across the street would be a good place for photos (we stayed at the Simpson House Inn across the other street, so we used their beautiful space for photos instead). So glad that we got to use this beautiful spa... Read more

    Mary

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  • Our daughter's wedding at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara's facilities was truly memorable. The courtyards and buildings are beautiful and very well kept. We used the lower courtyard for the cocktail hour and the main courtyard for dinner with dancing later in the Parish Hall. All of our guests raved about the beautiful setting. We could not have been happier! The Facility Use Coordinator was always friendly and professional. Her quick response to our emails made planning an out of town wedding so much easier for us. We would certainly recommend this wedding venue.

    Marieta

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  • Best small venue is SB, all my family and friends enjoyed the church and the venue, my wedding turned out classy and fun. I highly recommend the USSB church. The staff are great, very helpful in everyway. Great location and tons of parking next to the great park.

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