Carrillo Ballroom

Historic Wedding and Event Venue in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara

The centrally-located historic landmark Carrillo Recreation Center is the perfect downtown venue for your wedding or special event. Select Friday and Saturday nights are available for rentals that can accommodate up to 400 guests.

The entire ground floor is included and boasts amenities including:

  • One of the best dance floors in the western United States. Our unique cantilevered floor flexes under every step, making it feel like you’re dancing on a cloud!
  • Beautifully landscaped front and rear courtyards that can provide an elegant extension of our interior spaces.
  • Working fireplaces in two rooms.
  • Downstairs dance studio that can be used as a catering prep area or childcare zone.
  • 400 chairs and a variety of tables to accommodate almost any need.



The venue above made our list because it is a wonderful wedding and event venue in Santa Barbara county. This wedding venue offers everything you could need from a venue. When you pair this location with one of Top Shelf’s amazing coordinators, DJ and Photo Booth Packages, trust your bartending service to the Top Shelf bartenders and leave the set up and food service to our crew of talented professionals, your wedding becomes an affordable amazing experience for you and all of your loved ones in attendance.

Top Shelf has had the pleasure of being part of many successful events here and look forward to helping you plan and create your one of a kind wedding. Combine your needed wedding services supplied by Top Shelf to obtain a larger discount and one company that is responsible for the managing the majority of your special event’s services.

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