Plan a Perfect Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

Our charming shop is just 1 block away from the Santa Barbara Courthouse - a stunning and intimate spot for weddings! There's so much that goes into planning your "perfect" day, but luckily, we're pros at Santa Barbara Courthouse weddings.

We frequently have brides, grooms, wedding guests and members of the bridal party rushing into our shop looking for a last minute gift or bouquet. We'll break down the how-to's of how to host a wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, our top tips for your wedding welcome gifts, the best flower bouquets and more!


Cara robbins SB courthouse wedding

Source: Courtesy of Cara Robbins Studio 

Santa Barbara courthouse map

Source: County of Santa Barbara | Courthouse Garden Weddings

The Sunken Gardens are the showstopper of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Filled with birds of paradise flowers and luscious lawns, the Sunken Gardens create a romantic atmosphere that can host up to 250 guests! This is the most popular spot for weddings at the SB Courthouse, and truly the most stunning.  So many people who have their weddings in the Sunken Gardens look for a memento to remember their perfect day. We often recommend this extraordinary Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens print by local artist Steve Thomas to help preserve the nostalgia long after the big day is over. And when the big event is over, send a Peggy Oki Sunken Gardens Note Card as your thank you card or write each of your guests a heartfelt welcome note! They are like mini art prints!

Sunken Garden courthouse print and note card

Browse our full list of Santa Barbara Courthouse Gifts & Mementos HERE!


Santa Barbara courthouse wedding flowers

 We’ve long decided to leave custom wedding bouquet flowers to the amazing event florists in town, but after years of creating bouquets for courthouse weddings down the street from our shop, we have decided to release a limited edition Courthouse Wedding Flower Bouquet + Boutineere!

These arrangements are specifically designed for Santa Barbara’s most popular spot for special gatherings, elopements, and weddings - the Courthouse! This floral arrangement is an elevated version of our Muted + Elegant Flower Wrap, featuring luxurious ribbon, gorgeous seasonal blooms and special touches for your special day. We can create these flower wraps to fit your needs, whether you're interested in just the bouquet, or a bouquet paired with 1-2 boutineeres! 

Shop our Courthouse Wedding Flowers HERE!

SANTA BARBARA WEDDING WELCOME GIFTSSanta Barbara wedding welcome gifts

Why are wedding welcome gifts so important?

They give a glimpse into the festivities to come, mark the occasion, and make your guests feel appreciated. Especially meaningful for destination weddings, they are a simple and sophisticated touch that makes everyone, from the wedding party to the plus ones feel valued!

Browse our full blog post with wedding welcome gift ideas and suggestions here!

Santa Barbara wine tumbler and map flask

Treat your bridesmaids and groomsmen with custom Santa Barbara Map Wine Tumblers and Santa Barbara Map Flasks to keep as a memento of your big day. Or better yet, use on your big day!

Cara robbins Santa Barbara courthouse wedding
Cara Robbins SB Courthouse bride & groom

Source: Courtesy of Cara Robbins Studio 

We love seeing our wedding bouquets, welcome gifts & mementos in action! Be sure to share the love and tag us on Instagram @thesantabarbaracompany with your wedding photos!