The Santa Barbara Airport is a short drive to the venue. It is a smaller airport and there may be fewer nonstop flights from your departure airport. Alternatively, LAX (Los Angeles) is likely less expensive than Santa Barbara. LAX is 100 miles from Santa Barbara and a scenic drive up the 101 freeway. You can enjoy the real SoCal experience by getting stuck in LA traffic during weekday rush hour (7-9am & 2pm-7pm) and weekends from noon-7pm. Avoid those times and your 100 mile drive will take 90 minutes; or double that during heavy traffic.
This link has Zola's list of discount hotels throughout Santa Barbara county (and beyond). They are sorted by how close they are to our Venue - Elings Park on Las Positas Road. A few are 30+ miles away, so please play attention to where you are booking!
The Bride and Groom have booked a room here. The Harbor View Inn is located very close to the Funk Zone and State Street as well as Stearns Wharf and the beach! They are offering our guests 15% off NON-STANDARD rooms with the discount code, DONNELLYWEDDING. To get the discount, you must book directly with the hotel on their website. I believe they also offer a similar discount for AAA/AARP members, which may be applied their standard rooms.
Discount Code - DONNELLYWEDDING
Just under a mile to the Funk Zone, and 2.5 miles to the wedding venue.
Below is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations for a special discount for Wedding travelers. PLEASE NOTE: This discounted rate is bookable only on marriott.com or the Bonvoy app. These rates are based on availability and are subject to change. https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1666210295698&key=CORP&app=resvlink