About Riviera Events

From the family that brings you award-winning Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, FisHouse, Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach, Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina, and Shellfish Catering, is proud to introduce Riviera Events and Cocktails. We provide all of our local favorites with new additions only offered by our catering and event department.

The all encompassing Riviera Events and Cocktails brings elegance and festive ambiance to your special event.  Our team of professionals have many years of experience in the hospitality industry, and along with our veteran chefs and their visionary expertise you can rest assured we are the perfect company to provide an overall outstanding experience.

Shellfish Catering specializes in local seafood boils, shrimp boils, lobster feasts, crab bakes, clam bakes, or even clam chowder and lobster bisque bread bowls for your office lunch.  The ocean is the limit.  See what we did there ;-)

Our Santa Barbarian family has established award-winning oceanfront seafood restaurants for over three decades. The Santa Barbara Shellfish Company began on Stearn’s Wharf in 1980 at the end of the pier. Originating as a fresh seafood wholesale operation, we began experimenting with some different cooking recipes and have created many flagship dishes. A popular place for lunch, The Shellfish Company specializes in steamed crab, local lobster, Ridgeback shrimp, and who can forget the delicious clam chowder and lobster bisque soups.

In 1999, we opened the Santa Barbara FisHouse on Cabrillo Blvd and ventured into the full dining arena. A casual and elegant blend of ambiance creates the atmosphere for guests enjoying the freshest fish and shellfish usually sourced local and always focused on sustainability.

We love Hendry’s (Arroyo Burro) Beach so much, that in 2008, we opened the Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach. We continue our commitment to serving fresh local and sustainable ingredients, and sourcing the finest seafood anywhere. Our goal with Boathouse is to provide an atmosphere for a relaxing breakfast, or a delightful lunch or dinner. Watching the surfers, beach goers, dog walkers, and Santa Barbara sunsets are favorites among every guest here.

Growing up in Santa Barbara, Mexican cuisine has been a staple of our family meals. In 2011, we hired local renowned architect Jeff Shelton to design and remodel the building to feature our latest restaurant, Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina. A beautiful exterior and interior sets the scene for our delicious and innovative Mexican cuisine creations. Casa Blanca has the largest selection of tequilas in the county, offering over 150 tequilas.

We have one goal, to consistently provide a memorable and unique experience for every guest, whether it is an elegant wedding, cocktail party, or a Santa Barbara beach boil.



Riviera Events and Cocktails