HISTORIC CARRILLO BALLROOM

Historic Beauty in the Heart of Downtown Santa Barbara

The centrally-located historic landmark Carrillo Recreation Center is the perfect downtown venue for your special event. Select Friday and Saturday nights are available for rentals that can accommodate up to 400 guests.

The entire ground floor is included and boasts amenities including:

  • One of the best dance floors in the western United States. Our unique cantilevered floor flexes under every step, making it feel like you’re dancing on a cloud!
  • Beautifully landscaped front and rear courtyards that can provide an elegant extension of our interior spaces.
  • Working fireplaces in two rooms.
  • Downstairs dance studio that can be used as a catering prep area or childcare zone.
  • 400 chairs and a variety of tables to accommodate almost any need.

In addition, rooms are available to rent for business meetings, conferences and retreats.

View the Historic Carrillo Ballroom photo gallery or try our Google 360 Tour of this beautiful historic venue to walk through the rooms with Google Maps.

CAPACITY

Ceremony
Max. Seated: 300
Max. Cocktail: 400 (Including Patio)

Meeting Rooms
Max. Classroom Style: 50
Max. Theater Style: 79

LOCATION USES

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

VENUE TYPE

Ballroom
Historic/Landmark Building
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg
Historic/Landmark Building

SITE VIEWS

Cityscape

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS
CHECK AVAILABILITY
CONTACT

Kyle Thumm
Facility Coordinator
(805) 560-7557
KThumm@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION

100 E. Carrillo Street (at Carrillo and Anacapa)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Price

Facility available for rental 7 days per week.
(subject to availability)

Ballroom
Weekend rates start at $330 per hour (min booking applies)
Weekday Rates start at $120 per hour

Ancillary Rooms (Founder’s Room, Meeting Room, & Dance Studios)
Starting at $40 per hour

Catering

Provided by customer

Kitchen Facilities

Kitchen facilities available

Alcohol

Provided by customer (no kegs)

Amplified Music

Indoors/outdoors

Parking

Limited paid parking available nearby

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, 6:00am–1:00am.

Tour the Historic Carrillo Ballroom