We love our family and can't wait for everyone to spend time together and create memories that will last a life time! We chose Bacara Resort & Spa as our hotel because it is a large kid-friendly resort with 78 acres to roam, including 3 pools and a playground.
Our wedding reception at San Ysidro Ranch, however, is going to be a very intimate and formal sit-down dinner so we are asking that the dinner be adults only. We would of course love to have everyone at the ceremony, so if you do plan on bringing your children, please contact us and we will do our best to help you work out babysitting options for them when the ceremony is over. We are bringing a babysitter for our own children but she will not be able to watch eveyone as there are as many children as there are adults in our immediate family. Thank you for your understanding!
Things to check out while you're there....
State Street - a historic shop lined street filled with specialty shops, indie boutiques, national brand stores, galleries, bars & restaraunts.
The Funk Zone - a converted warehouse district filled with wine tasting rooms, breweries, distilleries, urban restaraunts, art galleries and the Santa Barbara Surf Museum.
The Urban Wine Trail: a self-guided walking trail of 20+ tasting rooms representing the best of Santa Barbara County wines.
Along the Santa Barbara Coast lies East Beach, West Beach, Butterfly Beach, Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf, Skater's Point and Cabrillo Bike Path as well as an arts & crafts fair every Sunday.
Santa Ynez Valley lies just outside of Santa Barbara and is home to over 120 small boutique wineries.
The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a Spanish historical landmark from 1929. The clock tower observation deck offers 360 degree views of Santa Barbara.
Old Mission Santa Barbara is a historical Native American landmark from1820.
Santa Barbara is home to a Botanic Garden, Zoo, Natural History Museum, Art Museum, Maritime Museum and Natural History Sea Center.
Santa Barbara offers a variety of tours available by foot, bicycle, boat, automobile, helicopter and horseback.
For a complete guide to Santa Barbara including points of interest, dining, wine tasting, tours and maps visit www.santabarbara.com
If you prefer not to rent a car or drive while in town.....
From Los Angeles:
Santa Baraba Airbus provides daily shuttles from LAX to Santa Barbara and Goleta. Visit www.sbairbus.com for details.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers direct trains from Union Station at LAX to Santa Barbara and Goleta. Visit www.amtrak.com for details.
While in Goleta and Santa Barbara:
Goleta/Santa Barbara offers bus transportation and Santa Barbara has open-air "Downtown & Waterfront" shuttles. Visit www.sbmtd.gov for details.
Uber and Lyft are also availbale in Goleta and Santa Barbara.
We are working on providing trolley transportation to and from San Ysidro Ranch on the day of the wedding. It will pick up & drop off at Bacara Resort & Spa. Other pick up/drop off locations will depend on where everyone is staying and how many people are staying there. Please let us know when you have booked your hotel so we can complete the arangements :)
These are our recommendations however they are by no means mandatory, you may of course stay wherever you like for as little or as long as you like :) We scheduled our wedding plans on Monday and Tuesday in hopes that you could enjoy all that Santa Barbara has to offer over the weekend prior to the festivities.
- Five-star ocean front Meritage Collection resort on 78 acres
outside of Santa Barbara
- Where the bride, groom & bride's family will be staying
- Ammenties include 3 pools, fitness, spa, har-tru tennis, golf,
hiking trails, bike rentals, babysitting services & restaraunts
- Starting at $450/night (or $400/night with AAA)
- Discounted group rates starting at $299/night - contact
Courtney asap to book as a group
- Five-star Belmond resort
- 1920s landmark on 7 acres in the Santa Barbara Hills
- Ammenities include pool, gardens, fitness, spa, restaraunt
and complimentary transportation & bike rental.
- Starting at $298/night
- Three-star boutique hotel built by Charlie Chaplin
- Located just 2 Blocks from Butterfly Beach & 2.4 miles from the
wedding ceremony/reception at San Ysidro Ranch
- Ammenties include pool, fitness, babysitting services,
included continental breakfast & complimentary bike rentals.
- Starting at $345/night (or $310 with advance purchase)
- Four-star Kimpton hotel
- Located just off State Street in the heart of Santa Barbara
- Walking distance to the Rehearsal Warm Up & Dinner
- Ammenities include rooftop pool with a view, fitness,
restaraunt & complimentary bike rentals
- Starting at $425/night (or $361/night with advance purchase)
- Five-star Ty Warner property
- Voted #1 Hotel in America by Forbes
- Ceremony & Reception Site
- Where the newly weds will be staying the night of the
- Ammenities include pool, fitness, spa, gardens, hiking trails &
- Starting at $795/night
It means so much to us that everyone has come together to make this day so special! We love you guys & want everyone to be involved in some way or another!
Welcome to Santa Barbara and Courtney & Chadwick's wedding! Join us for a wine flight in the Foley Food & Wine Society tasting room at the entrance to the Bacara Resort & Spa
Hosted by Carin & Rick Utt
5:00pm - 6:00pm
*15 minute walk or 0.5 mile shuttle ride down State Street afterwards to The Palace Grill for dinner
Must be 21 years of age
Dress Attire: Dressy Casual
Hosted by Carin and Rick Utt
Dress Attire: Dressy Casual
Trolley departs Bacara Resort & Spa at 3:00pm sharp
Dress Attire: Semi-Formal/Black Tie Optional
Hosted by Carol & Daniel McCawley
Immediatley following ceremony
Trolley departs at 10:00pm
Dress Atire: Semi-Formal/Black Tie Optional
After 6 years we are FINALLY getting married! Life has been busy and complicated, especially with our big blended family, the birth of our daughter and Chad's recent move to Los Angeles for work, but we are so happy that we are finally making it official! We have been immensley blessed with our beautiful daughter Cali Rose and would like nothing more than God's blessing on our union and as parents to our children. We have already been through so much together and can't wait to see what is next in this great adventure of life!
Courtney and Chad
Welcome to our wedsite! We created this space as a special way for you to participate and celebrate with us - anytime, from anywhere. We've invited only our very closest family and friends and wish to keep our special day a small, meaningful and intimate affair. We can't thank you enough for all of your love and support over the years and we can't wait to celebrate with you in sunny Santa Barbara, California!
Go to "Events" to RSVP and don't forget to sign our Guest Book!
We will continue to update our site so please check back in with us here and if you have any additional questions, feel free text Courtney at 954-232-2118 :)