We hope that you will be able to join us the weekend of September 24th in Santa Barbara. Planned wedding festivities include:
Rehearsal Dinner on East Beach (Calle Puerto Vallarta)
All guests are invited to a casual barbeque on the beach Ė Santa Barbara style. 5:00pm-9:00pm. Bare feet are encouraged! (Click here for a map)
Our wedding ceremony and reception will be at Hilltop Farm Ranch in Carpinteria (which is about 10 miles south of Santa Barbara). Transportation will be provided. Shuttle busses will pick up guests from select hotels at approximately 4:00pm. Exact schedule will be provided.
Farewell Brunch at Hotel Andalucia
Hotel Andalucia is located at 31 West Carillo, between State Street and Chapala Street. Please meet us on the rooftop for a casual brunch between 9:00am and 11:00am. (Click here for a map).
In addition to the above festivities, we are organizing a few optional activities in which you may want to take part. Please email or call us with any questions!
wine tasting in santa ynez valley
Are you interested in exploring Santa Barbaraís beautiful wine country and tasting some wonderful wine while youíre at it? If so, you might consider taking a tour with Wine Edventures (www.welovewines.com). The shuttle will pick up guests at the Harbor View Inn and Hotel Andalucia 9:00amĖ9:30am Friday morning, returning by 3:30pm. The cost is $75-85 per person (will vary depending on how many sign up) and includes tasting fees at four wineries, a 19oz souvenir glass, and gourmet lunch. Reservations required. To sign up, contact Anne Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-506-5611, or call Mary Beth at Wine Edventures directly at 805-965-WINE and reference the Baker/Menell group.
beginnerís surf lessons
Have you always wanted to catch a wave, but didnít know how? If so, then consider taking a beginner surf lesson with Santa Barbara Surf School (www.santabarbarasurfschool.com) at 9:00am Saturday morning. Location: 156 Elm Street in Carpinteria. Cost: $65 per person for a 2-hour lesson, wetsuit and board rental. Reservations preferred. To sign up, contact Anne Baker at email@example.com or 248-506-5611.
a good walk spoiled (golf)
What better way to calm pre-wedding nerves than through a peaceful day on the links? We will arrange foursomes and tee times on Friday morning for those who are interested at the beautiful Sandpiper Golf course (www.sandpipergolf.com). First tee time is 7:20am. Greenís fees are $130; rentals (if needed) are $50. If you are interested in participating, please contact Anne Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-506-5611. If possible, please provide Anne your average score for 18 holes.
Of course, there are many other things to see and do in Santa Barbara. See our abbreviated list here.
we canít wait to see you in santa barbara!