The International Special Events Society Ventura-Santa Barbara Chapter is comprised of special event industry professionals from all disciplines; event planners, venues managers, rental companies, photographers, lighting/décor companies, entertainment and more.


We believe that our members are the represent the best of the special events industry professionals in Santa Barbara and Ventura. 

  • Flame Design Studio

    Our purpose is to design events that create a positive social & environmental impact in our community by working exclusively with conscious artisans, farmers, and vendors. We exist to create imaginative events that blend spectacular beauty with positive local outcomes. Specializing in locally sourced product and responsible waste-management business practices.



  • Main Course California

    We provide personalized, professional service & creative, flavorful food every time. Full Service catering services including food, beverages and bar services, equipment rentals and more!



  • Kelsey Crews Photo

    Kelsey Crews Photo is a boutique destination photography business, based in Santa Barbara. Kelsey’s photographic career began years ago, in the darkroom. She started her career as a fine-art photographer, and that is how she approaches each wedding. She works hard to make images happen naturally and comfortably, for the couple. Her style is fresh, simple and classic. It has been said that Kelsey is a cheerful photographer, whose work catches, not only the essential shots, but also the moments-of, and the moments-in-between. Kelsey is always on her toes, helping the day go as smoothly as possible.


    Photography/ Videography

  • SPARK Creative Events

    With over 20 years’ experience owner Lani Ballonoff and his team at SPARK Creative Events (formerly known as LBPS Events) have a reputation for creative designs, great customer service, attention to detail and utmost professionalism. SPARK Creative Events has successfully brought to life countless weddings, social and corporate events. SPARK Creative Events provides dynamic lighting and extensive decor for all types of events as well as comprehensive technical services including sound systems of all sizes, video systems, generators and power distribution. With an extensive background in theater and the arts, owner Lani Ballonoff and his team with bring their unique creativity and theatrical design flair to all your events.


    Lighting, Décor & AV

  • KB Events

    Katie has been honing her knowledge about the Santa Barbara Event Industry since 2005. Event planning has always been a part of Katie’s life: from planning her little brother’s 8th birthday party to being involved in momentous productions like Sean & Catherine’s ABC Bachelor Wedding at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara in January of 2014. Her decade of local experience will provide you with a wealth of connections to knowledgeable vendors and premier venues, along with key insights to Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas. Katie’s organization and attention to detail are second to none. She has an intrinsic passion for people, and her goal for each event is to paint a personalized picture of the honored guest(s) to each attendee. Katie strives to ensure every celebration reflects her client’s individual personality and style – which means no cookie cutter designs or formulas –but merely illustrating just who they are. Though she is skilled with any type of event, weddings are Katie’s passion and specialty. She believes this special day should reflect the nuances of the couple and the love they share. That love and specialized character should be evident in every detail- and it is Katie’s job to guarantee it is.


    Event Planning & Design

  • Sandpiper Golf Club

    From majestic mountain views to the serenity of the Pacific Ocean outstretched before you, we offer several on course locations to accommodate any desire. Whether hosting wedding festivities, corporate function or intimate dinner party, our special events team would be delighted to assist you in creating an exceptional event. Events at Sandpiper Golf Club are handled with the utmost professionalism, local knowledge & consistency. Our attention to detail will ensure your experience surpasses your imagination.



  • Islay Events

    We begin by listening and learning what your dreams and visions are. Every project is based on a targeted consultation, which develops a strategy in line with your needs. Once finalized, we begin the event organization and take your custom concept to become a fully-integrated and completed event. Whether a wedding, private party, or public event we have the experience.


    Lighting, Décor & AV

  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    Tucked inside the Garden are a variety of unique and special places just right for your private event. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, planning an intimate luncheon, a corporate meeting, or perhaps a small afternoon wedding, indoor and outdoor spaces are available in a range of prices and sizes. Make your event even more memorable with unique options such as an education table with microscopes or monarch cocoons; or a special docent led tour of the Garden. Set-up services, clean-up services, the use of our kitchen and catering recommendations are also available. Although we specialize in small gatherings for groups of less than 80, the Garden also offers spaces for larger groups depending on the season.

    1-805-682-4726 ext. 103


  • Seasons Catering

    Seasons Catering is a full service catering company dedicated to creating memorable events through its impeccable service, exquisite food, and creative presentations. We pride ourselves on creating menus to suit every catering need and budget, and are determined to maintain our high standards of service and presentation whatever the event may be. We will work with you to bring to life your ideas for such an occasion. Enjoy the convenience of our service along with the opportunity to truly relax and enjoy yourself.



  • The Tent Merchant

    The Tent Merchant Inc is Santa Barbara's premier boutique event and wedding rental company. Imagine, dream, and create- The Tent Merchant\nspecializes in making your event everything you could imagine. Dreams and events come in all shapes and sizes .... from corporate events to wedding, festivals to showers, fundraisers to birthdays, The Tent Merchant's experienced event specialist will guide you through planning your event. Come by and visit our newly remodeled showroom and prop & decor shack in Santa Barbara's. downtown district or schedule a venue visit .... The Tent Merchant carries so much more than tents, china, flatware, chairs, and tables ... We are in the business of making your dreams come true ....


    Rental Company

  • Merryl Brown Events

    Merryl Brown Events is an award-winning event design and production company, specializing in elegant corporate events, social events and weddings. Unparalleled creativity, a passion for excellence and an unrivaled attention to detail are just part of what we bring to every event that we produce. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering for ten or a celebration for five hundred, Merryl Brown Events will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.


    Event Planning & Design

  • Felici Events

    Felici Events is a full service wedding coordination and event production and design company specializing in creating innovative parties from intimate soirees to grand-scale galas. By exploring cutting-edge concepts and technologies within the industry, Felici Events has positioned itself at the forefront of event design trends. They listen to clients in order expertly translate visions into reality. They make communication with all parties involved a priority to ensure that the planning, production and celebrations are all stress-free and a huge success. Time and time again, Felici Events produces top-tier events through innovation and meticulous coordination.


    Event Planning & Design

  • Jump On The School Bus, A Sierra Bravo Company

    Wedding transportation is our specialty. Wine tours and beer tours are our passion. We love coordinating corporate team building and adventure tours! For​ ​a​ ​"Good​ ​Time"​ ​Call:​ ​the​ ​"Mentors of Fun"​ ​at​ ​​Jump​ ​On​ ​The​ ​School Bus!

    Darin Fiechter, Chief of Sales & Good Times Coordination 1-805-331-2301 Sierra Falso-Fiechter, Chief Executive Fun-Officer 805-256-5436




  • Classic Party Rentals

    We are a full service rental company providing unforgettable details for memorable special events. Whether you're planning a small soiree or a big bash, our brightly colored fleet of trucks is eager to bring you exceptional, beautiful products. From start to finish, our service-oriented team is always dependable, on time, and ready to deliver.


    Rental Company

  • Choozly

    Coming Soon.


  • Catering Connection

    Catering Connection offers full service catering and special event planning for every occasion! At Catering Connection we listen to your dreams and help you bring them to reality. Our experienced team will work with you step by step to coordinate whatever it takes to achieve the vision of your dream day!\n\nWe offer fabulous food using only locally grown produce, full staffing, event rentals, and full coordination to include venue selection and vendor assistance. At Catering Connection, we believe in the power of an exceptional meal and a flawless special event!\n\nOur gifted team of experts will guide you through each step of the planning process with your gourmet catering for Fundraisers, Weddings, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties, Company Picnics and Private Gatherings. Serving Santa Barbara, Ventura, Ojai and Santa Ynez.



  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

    Reserve the museum for your next special occasion. All proceeds from facility rental go to support the non-profit educational mission and programs of MOXI.



  • Town & Country Event Rentals

    Town & Country Event Rentals provides the most distinctive, elegant and sophisticated event and party rentals in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California. It is our passion to provide the highest level of customer service, goods and products for your amazing event.


    Rental Company