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Rent the Presidio Chapel

The Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park is furnished as it would have been in the late 18th century. The whitewashed walls are punctuated by paintings and candle sconces, and the altar is dressed with a spectacular reredos (altar piece), altar frontal, and candlesticks. Period santos fill the niches. The interior walls and altar rail are painted to represent marble or tapestry. A small balcony overhanging the interior front of the building adds charm and utility and can be used to house vendors such as musicians or photographers. The acoustics are ideal for any genre of music, overall making this the perfect place for all of life’s special celebrations and events.


Dimensions of interior

Door and entry measurements


$2,000.00  -  Six (6) hour rental ($100 each additional hour)

$1,000.00  -  Refundable damage/cleaning/security deposit

$150.00 - Cleaning fee    

Non-profit and co-sponsorship rates available, please email for more information.


Facility supervisor, parking in the adjacent lot (33 parking spots available with prior notice and approval), waiting rooms for bridal party, and use of 180 chairs (optional, additional charge apply, see below).


$200.00 - Use of audio system and mic(s)

$200.00 - Chair set-up and take-down

$100.00 - Lighting of real candles inside the Chapel


1. Check availability and either send an email or fill out the Rentals Inquiry Form

2. Review the rental agreement and fees associated with renting the Presidio Chapel 

3. Return rental agreement reservation form with a $500 non-refundable deposit

4. Return rental/fee balance, security deposit, and proof of insurance at least 60 days before your event.

Forms and payments may be submitted in person, by mail, or online.

ATTN: Director of Event Rentals

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP)

123 East Canon Perdido Street

Santa Barbara, California 93101-2215


The Presidio Chapel is located at 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, California


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