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A lavish wedding altar adorned with greenery and flowers overlooks the ocean.


A Perfectly Unexpected Wedding

There is a saying that reads, "Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone."

The team at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara knows a thing or two about lending a listening ear and a generous helping hand. After learning that a couple staying at the hotel had checked in for their would-be honeymoon when their wedding plans were canceled due to California wildfires, they decided to plan a wedding ceremony extravaganza to mark the couple's vow to lifelong love.

A Moment to Remember

On the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, the Director of Banquets — who also just so happens to be an ordained minister — officiated a picturesque wedding and even gave a Best Man toast for the bride and groom. The hotel filled the guest chairs ensuring that the photos reflected a full house for this seaside matrimony. 

Not only was this story of romace covered by a local newspaper, but the couple also expressed that the experience was like "having a fairy godmother."

The hotel listened to their guests and helped make their wedding dreams come true.

Discover Santa Barbara

What better way to celebrate forever love than with the ocean breeze, and outdoor adventure only steps away? The sun and the sand are just the beginning of what The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has to offer. From sampling the wines of a 12,000-bottle collection and relaxing in a sanctuary-like spa to golfing in the ocean air and meandering through the historic downtown, there is something for everyone in this city by the sea — lovebirds included.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara