Whether you would like to thank your office for a year of hard work and treat them to something decadent and elegant or whether you just would like a break from the kitchen with family in town and want to host a family holiday meal so you can be a guest at your own event, The Santa Ynez Inn specializes in the luxury boutique hospitality and event experience. There is nothing more warm, lovely and unique than a holiday party in Santa Barbara’s own wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley.
Our charming garden can be tented with the event industry’s most innovative tents (clear walls and specialty lighting) to still allow guests to dine under a wine country starry sky or the more intimate feel of our Coach House, which allows for music and dancing and the romance and glow of a winery barrel room without the price tag, our attention to personal detail and specialty in events that are 80 and under make the Santa Ynez Inn an ideal choice for holiday parties.
Choose from our holiday package menus or bring in one of our fabulous off-site pre-approved Full Service Caterers, we have the perfect grounds for private holiday celebrations in wine country. And if you have family from out of town or want to treat your guests to an overnight stay at the Inn, we can work with you on a special rate for your holiday party with the securing of hotel rooms for your guests. But don’t take our word for it, check out one of the most popular holiday parties at the inn:
Small business owner Jack S. values his team of professionals. He does not have a large corporate holiday party budget, so he focuses on putting on a small but memorable event with special touches that genuinely “touch” his guests (staff). Guests arrive at the glow of sunset to a solo acoustic guitarist in our garden and enjoy passed appetizers and wine and several seating areas with glowing fire bowls scattered throughout the garden to enjoy their appetizers and local wine before they adjourn into the Coach House.
When it’s time for dinner, guests arrive to a stunningly -lit Coach House with amber glow, specialty linens and long feasting-style banquet tables lining the length of the Coach House. On each placesetting, Jack has included a gift certificate wrapped up with a bow for a massage at the Santa Ynez Inn as his holiday gift to each of his staff. During dinner, guests continue to enjoy the soft music of the guitarist. After dinner, guests enjoy dancing to the beat of the DJ and while they are dancing, our staff sets out blankets/wraps for guests and little s’more kits for the guests to come out and roast s’mores under the stars in the fire bowls and relax on their way home from a fantastic evening.
From the simple to the more elaborate, sometimes just having a lovely venue in which to celebrate life is the real gift. We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your special event. Please contact: SpecialEvents@SantaYnezInn.com to discuss your unique needs and allow us to customize a Proposal for you.