All around gorgeous views, Spanish-inspired architecture and beautiful weather year-round make Santa Barbara the perfect place for an absolutely unforgettable proposal. Here are some of our favorite spots to pop the question:
Butterfly Beach: Pack a picnic lunch with some of your favorite treats from the local South Coast Deli and discover the pristine shores of this breathtaking beach befitting the perfect time to tell her how much she means to you. Reveal the ring from a secret spot with the peaceful sound of the rolling tide in the background.
Santa Barbara Wine Country: There’s something romantic about vineyards and beautiful landscapes – did you ever see “A Room with a View” or “Under the Tuscan Sun”? Plan a day wine tasting in the stunning Santa Ynez mountains and propose amongst the grapevines. Discover this guide to Santa Barbara’s best wineries and choose the setting that best speaks to your version of an ideal proposal.
Lotusland: Stroll through the winding paths of this exotic botanical garden. Savor the sweet aroma of fresh flowers and take in the Santa Barbara sunshine before you present your offer of marriage. Be sure you make a reservation beforehand for this one!
Old Mission: Stunning Spanish architecture and 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on a hillside with a view of the ocean make this beloved church an intimate and romantic backdrop for a truly unique proposal. Perhaps choose an anniversary rose from the scores of individually named roses in the gardens close by. Be careful not to pick any though as this is not allowed!
Wine Cask: Fine dining at its best can be found at this established restaurant offering romantic candlelit tables outside on brick patios or at private cozy tables inside – it’s one of our favorites! Begin the evening with a glass of Santa Barbara’s finest wines and indulge in exquisite California cuisine. Call ahead and alert the staff of your special evening and advise the chef so he can prepare a special dessert surprise for the big moment
Celebrate with us! After your thrilling event, retreat to our romantic Santa Barbara Inn for a celebratory glass of champagne and homemade treat before you slip off to your luxurious suite for the evening.