Set atop seven acres of secluded gardens in the Santa Barbara hills, El Encanto Belmond Hotel is an iconic hideaway offering stunning views of the American Riviera. First opened in 1918, the resort has been a mainstay of the Santa Barbara social scene ever since. It is gleaming and glamorous, yet relaxed and low key, making it the perfect place to recline poolside, breathe in the ocean air, and sip a glass of crisp local wine. El Encanto features sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean, rare flora, and balmy West Coast evenings. It is the perfect place to declare your love. From coastal culinary treats on the lawn to pre-wedding pamper time in the spa, El Encanto will make sure every detail of your wedding day is flawless.