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The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is one of the loveliest event venues in Southern California. The large, pristine expanses of perfectly flat lawn allow for so many possibilities to create just about anything that one can imagine. In fact, one of our favorite events we ever produced was at the Club and our experience working with their staff was absolute perfection. They have a real spirit of collaboration, excellent attention to detail, and an old world graciousness. They truly understand the importance of impeccable customer service and they take great pride in doing all that they can to facilitate the creation of sumptuously exquisite celebrations.
- Merryl Brown, Premier Event Designer re: our facility
Thank you, thank you for yesterday! You and your staff were so great and attentive. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time. In fact, we didn't hear one negative comment, which is rare! You were so organized and everything went so smoothly.
Thanks again, you are really good at your job! The Newcomers are all over doing other events at the Polo Club.
- Christy C re: event on 6/9/13
Thank you so much. We all had such a wonderful time. I have never received so many "great event" comments before. It is certainly something we will want to do next summer as well.
- Marianne W re: event on 6/9/13
Thanks again for everything. I appreciate all you did for us.
- Caitie G re: event on 6/8/13
I just wanted to thank you for all you did to make Alexandra and Gavin's wedding so special and memorable.
They are still traveling but I spoke with Gavin today and he said their wedding was just what they had envisioned. They were very happy with everything.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone at the polo club who played a role in their wedding. And thank you for all your care and efforts in ensuring this was a day to remember.
- Nitaña, Wedding Voordinator re: event on 6/1/13
Thank you! You were a pleasure to work with - I am glad the club house and events are in good hands!
- Jocelyn K, Vendor re: event on 6/1/13
The after polo party was a blast!! We enjoyed the people, music, food, and ambiance the polo club exudes. Also, you looked fantastic and are the perfect hostess with your dynamic personality! Whatever you're doing, keep it up, because it's working. It's always nice to be around happy, positive, beautiful people like yourself. It was so apparent that everyone was having a great time.
I wish you a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! You deserve the best! Hope to see you again soon!!
- Sonia, Mother of 4/20/13 Groom and current Friend of the Club re: event on 5/24/13
It turned out great! Thanks for the photos - so glad the bride was happy.
- Eileen & Jessa, Vendors re: wedding on 4/20/13
I just want to THANK you for the fun day with my boys! What a treat! Xoxoxo!
- Mindy, re: Sunday polo on 5/12/13
Thank you for letting me do the pink flowers for your luncheon yesterday. I hope it went well! It looked great and like everyone was having a good time. The Clubhouse has never looked better!
- Anna, Vendor re: Sunday polo brunch on Mother’s Day 5/12/13
I wanted to take a minute to let you know how impressed I am with Alison Hansen. She is a gem. Alison reached out to CALM on her own initiative to see if we’d be interested in holding an event at the Polo Club. She welcomed me twice – once just our professional team, and once with our entire committee of volunteers. She is personable, professional and knowledgeable. In fact, she is so delightful that everyone on the committee felt not only comfortable, but enthusiastic about working with her. We are very excited to plan our next signature event: CALM at Heart, Healing through Music at the Polo grounds. We’re in the process of reviewing the contract, but Alison will have it back with the deposit very soon.
I understand that Alison has not been working at the Polo Grounds very long, but I certainly hope you keep her a long time. She is wonderful. You are lucky to have her and we feel very fortunate to be working with her.
- Lori, from a local non profit re: event on 11/16/13
Dear Blaine, polo staff and members,
As the Founder and Executive Director of Reins of H.O.P.E. I want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude of an amazing fundraiser event at the Santa Barbara Polo Fields Sunday on May 26, 2013.
Our H.O.P.E. for Warriors veterans, ranging from WWll to Afghanistan were all so very appreciative of the day. They all thoroughly enjoyed watching the graceful, powerful and beautiful polo ponies. They all felt so appreciated.
Ms. Josette Wingo, WWll Navy veteran, was so honored to throw out the first ball. She continues to talk about that event, with a huge grin from ear to ear. And, Captain Sasek and his family also enjoyed the games and having the experience to honor the polo winners with a trophy.
We are looking forward to having this be an annual fundraiser event for our non profit organization.
Thank you Blaine, and your staff for making this event seamless and professional.
- Julie S, from Reins of Hope re: event during Sunday polo on 5/26/13
What an absolute dream of a day at the Polo Grounds! Thank you all for such a wonderful and exciting day. We had a blast with Firestone and the company and one dangerous cocktail!
Hope to see you all soon again. Fantastic time!
- Taft M, Guest at Sunday polo on 5/12/13
I hope we feature the SB Polo & Racquet Club on "Living Local" as it would be so great for the community to find out about all that you have to offer and the fabulous event spaces available! I have personal history playing tennis, swimming and attending many an event, party and Polo match at the club being a native of SB. Thank you for all your hospitality and if possible we would love a copy of the photos you took? It was wonderful fun and I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Gail K, Guest re: Sunday polo on 6/9/13
Santa Barbara Polo Club: End of Season Soiree by Merryl Brown
This was a spectacular tented affair at the Santa Barbara Polo Club on the lawn with cocktails, dinner and dancing to a fantastic DJ that had everyone up and on their feet from the moment he started playing! The party has been widely touted as the "best event that anyone has ever seen at the Santa Barbara Polo Club!" We would agree! It was truly a night to remember - gorgeous crowd, beautiful décor, one of Santa Barbara's best caterers - the perfect way to end the polo season!
"Thank you for putting on such a fabulously spectacular party! Such good energy!"
—Arlene M, Party Host re: event in August of 2012
Thank you for showing us an amazing time yesterday. We really appreciate every moment that we as a group witness at the tournament, & look forward to building an amazing relationship with you as well.
Also, please keep us posted with any more polo events, etc! We're looking forward to coming back soon.
- Bradley B re: Sunday polo on 5/5/13 in a cabana
Oh Alison, you are just a joy! I think you are a bundle of positive energy and just exactly the shot in the arm I needed. And thank you for sending the pictures as well. Very helpful. My brother and I have some really interesting ideas and so hope we shall be able to implement them.
Whenever you happen to have the basket ready, I shall come over and get it. I will need to fill out a new Donation Form describing what is in the basket, and the value.
I saw Mindy today and gave you a big shout out!
With enormous appreciation,
- Susan, Prospective Client re: 2014 event