Courthouse Garden

COVID-19 Notice as of 1/06/2021- In accordance with guidance issued by the Center for Disease control, Santa Barbara County Community Services Department is currently not accepting wedding reservations for the Mural Room for any dates from now through February 28, 2021.  All events scheduled for the Mural room through February 28, 2021 will be cancelled, or rescheduled and CSD staff will be contacting those groups. The frees spaces, A-H, located along the perimeter of the courthouse grounds are closed until further notice. Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.


The fee to reserve the Exterior Gardens is $1,100 ($900 facility fee + $200 non-refundable application fee.) Full Payment (application fee + facility fee) must be made at the time the reservation is made.

Cancellations must be made at least sixty (60) days before the event to receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable application fee. Cancellations received less than sixty (60) days before the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation charge of the paid facility fee. 

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Park Description:

This historic 1929 Spanish-Moorish structure is one of the most beautiful buildings in the U.S. Its meticulously maintained gardens and spacious lawns have become a popular site for special events.

Special Events:

For more information on special events at the Courthouse Gardens, please call (805) 568-2460, Option 5


Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, on Anapamu Street between Anacapa and Santa Barbara Streets.

Wedding Reservations

(805) 568-2460, Option 4

Special Event Reservations:

(805) 568-2460, Option 5

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