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Of course! You are also welcome to hold just a ceremony or reception on site.
The museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Sunday Noon to 5:00PM. Guided sites tours are available by contacting Katherine Pennington at (805) 966-1601 ext. 115 or « EMAIL ».
Contact the Rental Coordinator for date availability. The Museum reserves your date with a signed contract and payment of rental fees.
Upon request, we can add your name to a date waiting list.
4:00PM; earlier times can be negotiated in advance.
By City Code, the event must end no later than 10:00PM.
The grounds open at 9:00AM. Vendors are to be off-site by midnight unless prior written arrangements have been negotiated 30 days in advance.
The Museum does not accept deliveries or shipments. If you are tenting or renting furniture, your vendor can arrange for delivery prior to 9:00AM. Additional fees may apply.
Yes, but only if they are enclosed in protective containers. Our full policies and procedures are covered in your contract. You may request an electronic version: « EMAIL ».
No, the Museum does not have any in-house equipment for events.
Yes. Fees include a Museum Representative the day of your event to assist with vendors, security, and custodial services. The rental fee also includes grounds keeping and custodial services before your event. Additional security staff is provided if you are renting the Museum galleries.
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No. The Museum recommends a day-of coordinator, but does not require it.
If you are renting during the rainy season you should create a backup plan of tenting the site.
Yes. A room is available.
We do allow event hosts to provide their own alcohol through an approved supplier. Some caterers do not allow clients to provide their own alcohol, as they carry the license and liability for liquor. Alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender, self-service bars are not permitted.
No. Self-catering is not permitted. However, we are able to offer useful tips and proven resources to assist you in keeping your event within your budget.
Guests will not be permitted into the event space until your contracted start time; however, early guests are welcome to tour the Museum galleries. For a guided tour, please contact the Rental Coordinator to arrange a docent led tour.
Onsite parking is limited to Museum staff, gallery visitors, your event vendors and your event satellite kitchen. However, the Santa Barbara School District parking lot is conveniently located across the street and provides fifty spaces that are available on weeknights and weekends.
Yes, a $1,000 refundable cleaning/damage fee, a Certificate of Insurance covering $1,000,000 general liability (naming the Museum as co-insured), and a list of your vendors is required 60 days prior to the event.
Yes! Your rental contributes directly to the educational and curatorial goals of the Museum.
Contact Katherine Pennington , Rental Coordinator, via email: « EMAIL » or by phone: (805) 966-1601 Ext. 115