Weddings and Events

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Garden is currently not available as a venue for private receptions, weddings, and other events. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe.

For possible locations for your upcoming event, we recommend contacting the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau. For more information, please contact [email protected] 



The romantic setting of the Garden is the perfect place to propose to your loved one and to commemorate the moment with engagement and wedding photos. Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to come and capture the natural beauty of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. If you are a photographer planning to visit for the purpose of taking photos, please contact Guest Services or call (805) 682-4726 to request an Amateur or Professional Photography Permit. You may bring the appropriate one with you, or fill one out upon arrival.

For commercial photography and film location use, contact us by email at [email protected]

Click here to read our Photography Policy.