Santa Ynez Valley located in northern Santa Barbara County, California, is just 35 miles from the beaches of Santa Barbara, 125 miles up the coast from Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco. The picturesque Santa Ynez Valley encompasses six communities clustered closely together like wine grapes. From the charming, tiny gem of rural Ballard, the bustling gateway city of Buellton, the vintage western town of Los Alamos, the arts-influenced wine-infused town of Los Olivos and the turn-of-the-20th-century township of Santa Ynez, to the northern European atmosphere of the city of Solvang.
Combining incredibly scenic venues with friendly, professional services is the recipe for memorable special events for two to 700 throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. In this mild year-round climate, more than 30 lodging properties offer banquet/meetings rooms and outdoor areas for corporate, incentive, association and tour groups. And not only weddings and social functions shine here, but also conferences, executive board meetings, reunions, retreats and festivals. Rates and facilities range from AAA 4-diamond-rated hotels and resorts to charming inns that suit every taste and budget. Numerous area wineries and tasting rooms also offer facilities for special event group rentals.