Whether you’ve spent years dreaming about it or are just starting to plan, finding your dream wedding venue can be daunting.

As far as Santa Barbara goes, the options are endless. From cool barns and rustic ranches to the opulent vineyards, there’s a space for all kinds of tastes and budgets.

But if you’re looking for something a little different, we’ve rounded up 4 unique venues that you might just want to consider for an extra-memorable day.

Easy on the Budget

The Santa Barbara Zoo makes for one of the strangest and most exciting wedding venues around. There’s no denying its uniqueness, and it’s easy on the pocket.

You can snap a few photos with the flamingos while your guests feed the giraffes.

The venue has its own ceremony garden that can hold almost 300 guests. Once you’ve said your “I do’s,” you and your guests can head to the Hilton hotel reception site adjoining the zoo, where you can have up to 500 guests help celebrate your day.

Don’t forget to book your out-of-town guests professional transportation, like a black car service, to make sure they get there on time.

A Waterfront Wedding

Believe it or not, a wedding set amongst the glistening Santa Barbara waters isn’t out of reach. In fact, the Maritime Museum offers an exclusive spot looking out over the harbor at a highly affordable rate.

The venue is all-inclusive, and you can even rent out the entire museum for the evening, for less than $5,000.

An Outdoor Taste Sensation

Everyone talks about the food at weddings, don’t they?

Wow your guests by booking your laid-back outdoor celebration at Arnoldi’s Café. For less than $40 per head, Arnoldi’s will make sure your guests indulge in mouth-watering three or four-course meals. Daytime weddings can be booked for under $4,000.

The Santa Barbara Club

This may seem like an unassuming venue, but it’s worth considering. The Club is truly an oasis right in the heart of Santa Barbara and it’s completely private.

That means you can enjoy your day and evening from getting ready in the designated areas to taking full advantage of the photographic backdrops and amazing lighting.

The venue boasts both indoor and outdoor options along with a lush garden, making it a dream for couples, guests, and photographers alike.

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