1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara Shores, CA 93108
This Spanish Colonial-style resort sits on Butterfly Beach in Montecito. While the indoor event space is both elegant and business-appropriate (the Loggia Ballroom has 18-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, a rear-screen projection booth, and high-speed Internet access), the several lush gardens and lawns with ocean or mountain views are most stunning. The Escala Garden holds 150 for receptions; the lush Mariposa Garden overlooking the ocean holds 200; and the mountain-view Monte Vista Lawn holds 400.