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Facility Rentals El Presidio Chapel Casa de la Guerra Marisol Room Pico Adobe

Awaken the romance of Santa Barbara’s rich history by celebrating your wedding or special occasion at one of the Trust for Historic Preservation’s Rental Sites.Rentals

El Presidio Chapel

Presidio WeddingThe Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park is a faithful reconstruction of Santa Barbara’s first church. Using authentic materials and building techniques of early California’s Spanish Colonial architecture, it is truly a unique space for your wedding. Furnished with period artifacts, the niches are filled with statuary, the walls are punctuated with paintings and candle sconces, and the altar is dressed with a reredos (altar piece), altar frontal, and candlesticks. The interior walls and altar rail are painted to represent marble or tapestry. Site of all of life’s ceremonies—weddings, christenings, funerals, community gatherings and church services, the original chapel was built in the 18th century. This is an intimate space for your family and friends. More Information.

Casa de la Guerra Courtyard

Casa de la GuerraLocated in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Casa de la Guerra was the social center of Santa Barbara after its construction in the 1820s. Using materials and building methods similar to its original construction, the Casa has been restored to its appearance during the time José de la Guerra, Presidio Commandant, and his family resided there, between 1828 and 1858. The Casa is one of the most important remnants of Santa Barbara's Spanish-Mexican heritage and offers one of the most charming outdoor courtyards in all of Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to offer the central courtyard for parties, receptions, concerts and plays. More Information.

Marisol Room

The Marisol Room, located next to the Inn of the Spanish Garden, is the optimal setting for business meetings, presentations or parties. Large windows and a stone hearth create a bright and welcoming ambiance in the room for guests. The room is equipped with a small kitchenette, bathroom, and an abundance of tables and chairs for up to 50 guests. Your desired set up can be provided in advance by our staff. A projector and screen are also available for use upon request. More Information.

Pico Adobe

The Pico Adobe is a historical site now utilizing its charm to host business meetings, presentations, or banquet or small gatherings up to 25 guests. The house, built in 1850, was occupied by 1776 Anza Expedition descendant Buenaventura Pico and his wife Anita. It has since been restored and maintains a lovely gated garden with patio table and chairs, fire pit and bird bath out front and classic Mexican American style interior. The main room contains a large wooden table and chairs ideal for meetings, a flat screen TV for presentations, and beautiful hearth in the whitewashed walls for extra warmth and comfort. The house also has a full bathroom and beautifully tiled kitchenette. This site exudes history and elegance that will make your next event a unique one. More Information.


For information on event rentals please email Facilities Rentals Coordinator, Rain Longo.

Please Note: Use of our grounds for professional photography is by permission only. Please email at least two weeks in advance for more information.

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