Racho La Patera

& Stow House

Goleta // Santa Barbara




The Stow House Wedding Venue | Santa Barbara

Alisha & Ozzie are extremely special to us! We always say we’re not afraid to fall in love with our couples (our adaption from Annie Lebovitz), but we felt so tight with them that we literally shoot other people’s weddings with these two…that’s real friendship lol (if you know us, you know we don’t typically like shooting with second shooters)! Also, it’s not just anyone we would be willing to drive out a day early just to scout out their location. But holy cow, Rancho La Patera and The Stow House just outside of Santa Barbara is such a cool venue to have your wedding at! It’s all outdoors since it’s a museum and historic building, but it’s about a mile from the beach so the weather is perfect! If you like to nerd out on history this place is brimming with it! As you can tell from the photos their bridal party was freaking awesome AND they’ve all been getting engaged (be on a lookout for their weddings coming this year)! ANYWAYS, we’re so thankful for the moments we got to witness to at this wedding – it was beautiful how God was glorified throughout their entire day!

One of the most meaning full things about their wedding was praying at Stow House with a “first touch” or “first prayer” instead of doing a first look! When they first touch hands around the corner of the building you can feel the butterflies and the anticipation was palpable! Their pastor prayed over them as they step into this commitment and it was powerful….JUST GO LOOK AT THE PICTURES. I can’t do it justice. After you see this gallery, go check the Linville Gorge elopement in North Carolina that convinced Ozzie to book with us!

Three reasons we love The Stow House for a Wedding Venue:

  1. Scenic Location: The Stow House Venue is located in a picturesque and historic setting in Goleta, just minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara. The venue boasts sprawling lawns, beautiful gardens, and a charming Victorian-style home that is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions. The stunning backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains, coupled with the serene and peaceful surroundings, makes it an ideal location for couples looking to have a romantic and memorable wedding.
  2. Versatile Space: The Stow House Venue offers a versatile space that can accommodate weddings of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to larger celebrations. The venue has several indoor and outdoor areas that can be customized to suit the couple’s preferences, including a covered pavilion, spacious lawns, and a picturesque rose garden. This flexibility makes it easier for couples to plan and execute their dream wedding without any limitations.
  3. All-Inclusive Packages: The Stow House Venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages that include everything from catering and bar services to decor and lighting. This means that couples don’t have to worry about sourcing and coordinating with multiple vendors, making the planning process much simpler and stress-free. Additionally, the venue’s experienced event coordinators are on hand to assist with every aspect of the wedding planning process, ensuring that the couple’s vision is brought to life seamlessly.