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Spacious 1200 sq. ft. Studio World Dance & Cultural Center
  • $40/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Cruz, CA
Meeting Room/Dance Studio 1
  • $42/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • $72/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Cruz, CA
Conference Room (Room 2)
  • $15/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Cruz, CA
Meeting Room/Dance Studio 7
  • $42/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Cruz, CA
Meeting Room/Dance Studio 5
  • $42/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Cruz, CA

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Frequently Asked Questions about Wedding venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Santa Cruz?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Santa Cruz on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Santa Cruz?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Santa Cruz at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Wedding venues are available in Santa Cruz?
Right now, there are 14 Wedding venues available in Santa Cruz.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Santa Cruz bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Santa Cruz guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Santa Cruz locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Santa Cruz?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Santa Cruz. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Santa Cruz booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Santa Cruz?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Santa Cruz is $42 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Santa Cruz?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Wedding venues in Santa Cruz, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $15 to $72.
Which Wedding venues are most popular in Santa Cruz, CA in 2023?
How do I book a Santa Cruz location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Santa Cruz reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz (Spanish for Holy Cross) is a city in Santa Cruz County, California. Lying on the north shore of Monterey Bay, at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz is about 80 miles south of San Francisco and is known for its moderate climate, natural environment, vast coastline, redwood forests, alternative community lifestyles, and socially liberal leanings. The area’s scenic landscape and mild climate are major attractions, as well as its magnificent list of beaches, which attracts thousands of tourists all year.

Santa Cruz is a spectacular California wedding destination that offers an array of beautiful settings and venues that are sure to make your big day one to remember. The city’s gorgeous redwood forests, warm sandy beaches, and rustic wineries provide amazing wedding possibilities. From an informal outdoor ceremony to a large banquet, the City of Santa Cruz has many different facilities, services, and people that can help make your wedding unforgettable.

  • Interesting Fact
    Santa Cruz is also home to the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, an oceanfront amusement park operating continuously since 1907.

Wedding Vendor Options in Santa Cruz, California

  • Equipment Rental Companies
    There are dozens of Santa Cruz-based rental companies that can provide necessary items like tables, chairs, dinnerware, décor, and more, for your wedding. Similarly, if you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, there are many tent rental companies in the city as well.

  • Photographers & Videographers
    Santa Cruz is home to many professional photographers and videographers. You can hire one to help you relive your big day after it is all over, providing pictures or video of all your events' best moments.

  • Attire Vendors
    One of the things that make a wedding gorgeous is the dressing of the couple and their train of friends. In Santa Cruz, you can get all your wedding attire like wedding dresses, tuxedos, and wedding party dresses, among others, from Santa Cruz’s many wedding attire vendors. Whether you want ready-made clothing or something custom-made, you can have it all in Santa Cruz.

  • Favor Vendors
    All of your wedding guests deserve a heartfelt thank you whether they live in the city or have traveled across the country to grace your occasion. Wedding favors and gifts can be your ‘little’ thank you note to thank your wedding guests for being part of your special day. From edible treats to thoughtful keepsakes, you can get many different types of handcrafted and local favors made and delivered in Santa Cruz, California.

  • Officiants
    Whether you want a secular or religious wedding, you should get a wedding officiant to perform the kind of ceremony that you want in Santa Cruz, as you’ll find many religious and non-religious officiants throughout the city.

Event Planning Companies in Santa Cruz, CA

  • Danzante Events and Design
    Danzante Events and Designs Inc. is a premier wedding and event planning company in Santa Cruz, California, specializing in weddings and elopements. With over five years of experience planning and designing weddings in the city, Rebecca Zavaleta and her team have been part of all kinds of weddings, including those for LGBTQ+ partners.

  • Wylie Weddings and Events
    Wylie Weddings is a one stop shop for all your event planning, design, and production needs! With over a decade of experience, they take pride in working with clients to create custom packages to help design, organize and implement their vision. Their services range from day of coordination to full event management, among other event management services.

  • All Occasions Entertainment
    For over two decades, All Occasions has been providing bespoke entertainment services to residents of Santa Cruz and the greater Bay Area for everything from weddings to corporate events, and everything in between. With a stellar reputation for their professionalism, their award-winning DJs will collaborate with you to create lifetime memories at your wedding event.

Pros and Cons of Having a Wedding in Santa Cruz


  • Many activities
    There are lots of activities you can engage in when in Santa Cruz. From surfing to enjoying natural views, and so much more.

  • Beautiful scenery
    Santa Cruz is a beautiful city with a pleasant environment and fascinating landscape.

  • Vibrant art community
    There is access to a vibrant, unique, and abundant art community in Santa Cruz that art lovers can experience when in the city for a wedding.

  • Great weather
    Santa Cruz boasts pleasant weather year round, with an adequate amount of sunshine per year.


  • Small town
    Santa Cruz is a small town. There is always a great possibility of running into someone you know.

  • High cost of living
    The cost of living in Santa Cruz is extremely high.

  • Homelessness
    There are numerous homeless people begging on the streets of Santa Cruz that you will likely come across wherever your wedding is in the city.

Famous Wedding Venues in Santa Cruz, California

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk & Amusement Park
    Go out and have fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk when you visit Santa Cruz! The oceanfront amusement park is one of the best attractions in Santa Cruz, California, and is also the city’s oldest surviving amusement park - one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States.

  • Santa Cruz Wharf
    Enjoy warm sand, cool surf, hot rides and free entertainment at the Santa Cruz Wharf. Santa Cruz Wharf is another top sight in Santa Cruz, CA, known for its fishing, boat tours, sea lions, and large variety of restaurants, clubs, and gift shops. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon (or evening) with all your wedding party guests.

  • Lighthouse Field State Beach
    Want some alone time before the big day? You won’t find a better spot than the Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz. This 36-acre protected beach is a great spot to relax, walk by the coastline, or surf. It also houses the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, housed in a 1967 lighthouse.