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  • 3

    Event Rooms

  • 5,250 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 100

    Capacity Largest Space

About This Venue

  • Situated in the heart of Santa Barbara, our hotel taps into the pulse of the Funk Zone neighborhood.

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  • Plan a fun and creative event poolside with dining al fresco from local Santa Barbara caterers.

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  • Caterers can whip up your dream menu onsite with our fully equipped modern kitchen.

  • Wedding guests and families will enjoy our prime location nearby all of Santa Barbara's attractions.

  • Overnight guests can stay and play at The Waterman with use of our modern boutique amenities.

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  • Amenities include: library & lounge, outdoor pool, community games, 24/7 market, and free AM coffee.

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Meeting Space & Event Venues Updates

We can't wait to host your next event with us. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate hotel buyouts at this time. For more information on event space or group blocks, please contact us directly for country restrictions or current guidelines for meetings and events in Santa Barbara.

Plan an Inspired Event

Attendee Booking Tools

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We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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Manage Your Event with Ease

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Capacity

Capacity Chart

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Room Set-Up Examples

Setup Example

Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

Setup Example

Theater

Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

Setup Example

Banquet

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

Reception

Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

Setup Example

E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

Setup Example

Conference and Hollow Square

Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.

Setup Example

Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

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