Host your wedding celebration, client reception, or annual banquet in classic Santa Barbara style at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Recently renovated in 2019, the auditorium accommodates a dinner and dance reception of 150 people, and amplified music is allowed inside the auditorium. Music must stop at 9:00 PM, and all guests depart by 9:30 PM.
Large wood floor area, dark wood paneling. Museum collections on display. Creative decor allows an auditorium to be transformed into a memorable, customized space.
Capacity: Cocktail Reception: 300, Theatre-Style Seating: 300, Dinner Seating: 200, Dinner/Dance Seating: 150
The Museum’s wooded picnic area offers simple elegance. This outdoor open space is available for wedding ceremonies, memorial services, acoustical concerts, or presentations. Additional indoor space is also available for various private, corporate, or wedding events.
Access this area by crossing Mission Creek over the bridge. Your guests may stand for a brief ceremony, or your rental company can deliver and set up chairs, creating an aisle for the bridal party to enter. The picnic area is available for wedding ceremonies or as part of a wedding and reception package.
Beautiful site located along Mission Creek. The area is surrounded by trees with a woodchip surface. Two paths (part of the Museum’s Nature Trail) lead to this site.
Capacity: Theatre-Style: 200, Additional Space Available with Rental Combination