Veronica and Paul were married on the 22nd of August 2004. It was a superb day, here are some pictures for you to enjoy while waiting for the proofs. If you have any digital pictures you took at the wedding that you would like to share, please send them to us at VeenPaulsWedding@usmollards.com
Reception location and time
With the hour between the ceremony and reception, feel free to walk around the area near the cafe.
Half a block east of the cafe is the famous Santa Barbara courthouse. With it's beautiful sunken gardens and interesting architecture, it is an optimal photo spot. Offering spectacular views of the beach, ocean, mountains and downtown area is the tall courthouse tower. It is open before our ceremony but not after 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Half a block west is State Street with all its shopping and charm.
Across the street is the library and the SB Art Museum.
Contact info for the cafe - phone: 805-730-1460
The rehersal dinner will be at Shoreline Park overlooking the Pacific ocean near downtown Santa Barbara. Excellent sunset views, whale and dolphin watching, kite flying, playground for the kids and nearby restrooms. Food will be courtesy of Woodies BBQ and will be served at ~5 pm, drinks provided by your hosts. Bring your bib!
Directions to Shoreline Park: Directions: From the 101 take the Castillo Exit and turn away from the mountains. Castillo will dead-end onto Cabrillo Blvd. Turn right and follow the road for about half a mile. Continue past the harbor and at the top of the hill you will see the park on your left, we will be in the first picnic benches in the first parking lot.
From ceremony to reception (and parking)
In general, the reception is two blocks west and four blocks south of the ceremony. Parking is a bit of a problem at the reception site, you will have two options, street parking along Anapamu St in front of the Cafe or in the lot at the corner of Anacapa St. and Anapamu St. However, it gets more complicated. There is no entry to the lot from Anapamu St., the only entrance is from Anacapa st, which is one way to the south. Parking is free on the street all day, in the lot it is 90 minutes free, $1.00 per hour after that.
Hotels are a bit of a problem for Saturday night, there is a soccer tournament in town and SB hoteliers charge exorbitant rates! This is only a problem for Saturday night, Sunday there are a lot of rooms available and at rates less than Half of the Friday/Saturday rates. Your best bet for an inexpensive Saturday night stay would be to lodge in one of the outlying communities such as Ventura or Oxnard to the south, or Buellton or Santa Maria to the north. It would also be worth trying carpenteria which is close by and often has rooms at much cheaper rates than Goleta or Santa Barbara.
IF you are having trouble finding a place to stay, we have had reports of available rooms at the Sandpiper Inn. Also try calling HotSpots USA at 800.793.7666 and ask about reservations in Santa Barbara, CA. Hours are 10-10 weekdays, closed Sunday and short hours Sat night.