Top Rated Wedding Bands in Santa Barbara

Stunning, secluded and deep, Santa Barbara’s wedding venues combine rustic beauty with elegant amenities. Wherever the party is, our live dance band will meet you there. Our top musicians have played up in the hills at San Ysidro Ranch, down by the ocean at Bacara Resort, and just about everywhere in between.

Santa Barbara is a second home for Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment. Our live wedding bands provide the right touch for each element of the evening: beautiful love songs to start the evening, singer-songwriter favorites for cocktail hour, classic standards for dinner, and finally the best dance party you’ll ever enjoy to close out the evening.

Surrounding areas: Santa Ynez, Carpinteria, Goleta, Solvang, San Luis Obispo, Buellton, Los Olivos, Lompoc, Montecito


Couple: Catherine & Mike

Date: July 20, 2019

Venue: Presqu’ile Winery

Reviewed On: The Knot

The Ben Mallare Entertainment group was just excellent for all our wedding ceremony sound and reception entertainment needs! Ben’s group is very professional and responsive through the planning process. They provided us with exactly what we needed for the ceremony including speakers, a microphone stand, and microphones. During the reception, we specifically had the All-Stars group with Rebecca and Gabriel as our lead singers. Because we planned our wedding from the East Coast, we needed to make our wedding band decision based on the Ben’s provided video examples. We were already confident that this group would be awesome from the videos, but on the day of, they well exceeded our expectations. They played such a great selection of background music during the dinner, did a fantastic job MC-ing, and absolutely killed the dancing part of the evening! Many of our guests (and of all ages) came up to us during the reception saying this wedding band was one of the best they had seen/heard. Our guests were extremely impressed by the wide repertoire of songs and music styles they could play. Further, our guests were having so much fun dancing they boo-d the early shuttle back to the hotel which is just a testament to how this group knows how to get your wedding guests wanting to dance and celebrate all night.

Recent venues

  • Belmond El Encanto
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Californian
  • Montecito Club
  • Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
  • Ritz-Carlton Bacara
  • Roblar Winery
  • Rosewood Miramar Beach
  • Valley Club of Montecito

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