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Belmond El Encanto, a Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. As part of Belmond, this is the company’s first excursion to the American west coast.

Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.
Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellised-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor swimming pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today’s luxury-seeking guest. Sumptuous contemporary cuisine delights with organic and locally sourced ingredients. In essence, the hotel’s charming setting atop a commanding hilltop perch offers the ultimate secluded retreat, creating an eclectic and authentic ambiance for romance and rediscovery.

Nestled between lush green mountains and a crystal blue sea, Belmond El Encanto sits atop a Santa Barbara hill just minutes away from exquisite restaurants, fine galleries, boutique wineries and the beautiful California coast. Santa Barbara’s reputation as the American Riviera is well-earned by the temperate weather and sophisticated ambiance of this Mission Canyon city.

Lush gardens and sweeping ocean views set a lovely scene for your wedding or gathering. From the wisteria-lined Arbor and Lily Pond to the elegant ballroom with exclusive patio, you can select from a variety of signature locales to host your event. From rehearsal dinners to ceremonies to post wedding brunches,
the hotel offers the ideal venue.
Menus reflect organic and locally sourced California coastal cuisine expertly prepared by our executive chef. The Spa offers exclusive pre-wedding treatments for brides and grooms to be. Our regal spaces can accommodate up to 160 guests, all of whom will delight in the charming ambiance, beautiful gardens and luxurious amenities that are exclusively Belmond El Encanto.


Photography: Jen Huang

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800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, California 93103