Getting there
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)

15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

2 hours from downtown Santa Barbara.

Getting Around Santa Barbara

Car rentals are available at each of the airports listed above.

Uber and Lyft are available and will be the best transportation method to all wedding events because of limited parking. Please expect wait times of up to 30 minutes.


Hotels in Santa Barbara can book up quickly, so we recommend reserving your rooms at your earliest convenience. If the room block is fully booked, it's still worth checking with the hotel before looking elsewhere, as non-block rooms may be available for the same price.

Transportation will be provided from the three hotels listed below to Kestrel Park and back again at the conclusion of the wedding reception and after party.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
(805) 969-2261

A block of guest rooms has been booked at a discounted rate of $825 per night. If guests wish to book a Suite or Junior Suite, they can benefit from a 15% discount under the same booking.

These rooms can be booked by calling (805) 565-8299 or (888) 424-5866 prior to June 26, 2019. To receive the negotiated group guest room rate, the caller must mention "Sarah Ufner & Peter Noorani Rooms Only" group block.

Montecito Inn
1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
(805) 969-7854 |

We reserved a block of rooms for $355 per night. You can make a reservation by calling 800-843-2017 or (805) 969-7854 and referencing the Ufner & Noorani Wedding. If you want to book online, you can input UNW in the "Rate Code" field to reserve a room within this block.

Coast Village Inn
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
(805) 969-3266 |

We reserved 26 rooms with several different room options (Queen, King, Kitchenettes, etc.) ranging from $209-$239 per night. Guests can call (805) 969-3266 and reference the Ufner & Noorani Wedding Block to reserve rooms at the Coast Village Inn. If you would prefer to book online, use "Sarah" in the rate Rate Code section to be a part of the block.

Airbnb or VRBO

There are a number of great rental options in the area! Because of local renting laws, you cannot rent a home in Santa Barbara proper for under 30 days. If you choose to use Airbnb or VRBO, make sure to look at Montecito, Summerland, or Hope Ranch. We recommend reserving early as homes book up quickly.

Things to Do

Channel Islands Kayak Tour
34 E Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93102, USA
(805) 884-9283

We did this kayaking trip on our first trip to Santa Barbara in 2013. You take a boat out to the Channel Islands and kayak surrounded by seals (or sea lions... not sure we weren't listening because it's so beautiful!) . Make sure you take time to hike on the Channel Islands and keep an eye out for the Island Fox!


The website below has 11 of the best hikes in Santa Barbara - pick one (or two!) and enjoy the views.

Butterfly Beach
Butterfly Beach, Montecito, CA 93108, USA

Spend the day at the beach or take a great walk on the beach. Start at Butterfly Beach at low tide and walk East.

State Street, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Explore downtown Santa Barbara while walking down State Street and enjoy the local stores and restaurants.

Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
(805) 682-4713

Learn about the Santa Barbara Mission that was established in 1786.

The Funk Zone

Sample local crafts in the tasting rooms and breweries in the Funk Zone.

Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
(805) 969-9990
Drinks at the Bella Vista restaurant in The Biltmore Santa Barbara
1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
(805) 969-2261

Grab a cocktail and enjoy the view of Butterfly Beach.

Brophy Bros.
119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA
(805) 966–4418

Popular seafood restaurant on the harbor. Brophy Bros does not take reservations, so be prepared to wait for a table during popular dining hours.

1279 Coast Village Road, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
(805) 565-7540

A Montecito staple for a fun steak dinner. Keep your eyes open for celebrities - you may see Rob Lowe!

San Ysidro Ranch
1399, 900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
(805) 565-1700

Visit the Stonehouse, for a romantic dinner, or visit Plow & Angel for a more comfortable atmosphere. JFK and Jackie O spent their honeymoon at San Ysidro Ranch.

Boathouse at Hendry's Beach
2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA
(805) 898-2628

The perfect lunch spot for great cheeseburgers!

Sandpiper Golf Club
7925 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
(805) 968-1541

A beautiful and quintessentially Californian course located right on the Pacific; this is definitely worth checking out.

Rancho San Marcos Golf Course
4600 CA-154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
(805) 683-6334

A course situated further inland and nestled in the hills surrounding the wedding venue, Kestrel Park.

Glen Annie Golf Club
405 Glen Annie Rd, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
(805) 968-6400

More forgiving than Rancho San Marcos, this hilly course has great views of the ocean and the Channel Islands.

Santa Barbara Golf Club
3500 McCaw Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
(805) 683-6334

The local public course has easy access from downtown Santa Barbara and dramatic views of the Santa Ynez mountains.