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Jan 11, 2013 10:41 AM

Help for Santa Barbara wedding lunch

Hello All,
My fiance and I are eloping in Santa Barbara in June. We would like to host a lunch for a party of about 10-14. Can anyone suggest a restaurant with great food, service and ambience/view without breaking our budget? There are so many venues in Santa Barbara that I could visit myself but I would really appreciate a knowledgeable local person to make some great suggestions. Thanks in advance!

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  1. El Encanto hotel should be reopened by then. It is on a hill with stunning views of city and ocean. Biltmore hotel in Montecito also has views of water from their patio. San Ysidro Ranch is a beautiful spot, although no ocean views. Not sure about El Encanto prices, but other two will be on expensive side.

    1. You might want to check out Stella Mare. They have a private dining room to handle your needs. See their web site.