Canary Hotel | website | 31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
We had a chance to interview the amazing Joanie from the Canary Hotel! Here’s some wonderful info she’d love to share about the Canary Hotel.
CE: What do you love the most about working at the Canary?
JV: I love that every day is different and exciting. I love meeting new clients and couples and getting to know them, as well as being a part of their special day. I also enjoy the fact that I have such a beautiful venue to promote…it makes working at the Canary very enjoyable.
CE: What make the Canary weddings unique?
JV: Canary Weddings are unique because they are really very “Santa Barbara.” With the Rooftop, you really get the feel of being in Santa Barbara with the amazing views…this is a very unique experience for everyone. Also, our couples really have great ideas about bringing their personal style into their Wedding day, making every event unique in its own way. The other thing that makes Canary weddings unique is our personal attention…we typically only have one wedding on property at a time, so we are able to give every bride and groom the personalized attention that they deserve.
CE: Tell me about some details that you just love?
JV: I love chalkboards—I think they look fantastic and add a fun touch to any event. I also love the use of whimsical touches to reflect personal style. Another specific detail I love is late night tray passed snacks—I think having a fun “wow” moment at the end of any event is the greatest!
CE: What’s the most original thing you’ve seen at a wedding?
JV: This is a tough one…my memory is not the best, and I know I have seen a lot of originality over the years. I don’t know if this was the most original, but I really loved it when one of our couples had a basket of flip-flops out near the dance floor with “dancing shoes” for their guests so they could kick off their heels and be comfortable…I think it was a great idea and very original.
CE: Do you recommend day of coordinators?
JV: Absolutely!! I think day of coordinators are fantastic for any couple—especially if they want a stress free day! We have so much great talent here in Santa Barbara and I love working with all of the coordinators!
CE: If you could give a bride one tip what would it be?
JV: The tip that I give to all of my couples is always the same….Take in all the moments, BREATHE and enjoy your Wedding day. If you are stressed on your Wedding day, when you look back and think about it in years to come, you will remember that you were stressed…Turn that memory around–relax and enjoy every minute of it –then you will remember what an amazing day you had instead of the stress.