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Historical Wedding Experience

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Have you ever wondered what it might be like to step back in time and attend a wedding in the Presidio Chapel over 200 years ago? SBTHP’s new Historical Wedding Experience allows visitors just the opportunity. The original Presidio Chapel was completed in 1787 to serve the residents of the Presidio. This included over 50 soldiers and their families who resided within the fort. The Chapel was the location for many important rites of passage in the lives of these residents, including baptisms, weddings, and funerals. In the heart of El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park today, the chapel was reconstructed in 1985, and this special space continues to serve as the site of many weddings and community gatherings.


General Admission to El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park is required. Visit the Presidio Visitor Center for admission. For more information call (805) 965-0093.


Program Times

Duration is 10 minutes

Monday – Friday at 12 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & Most Holidays at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Viewing times subject to change depending on rental schedule at El Presidio Chapel. For special group screening inquiries, please email.

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