The Presidio Chapel 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.
The Presidio Chapel is located at:
El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park
123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Driving Directions
We Provide: Facility supervisor, candles for wall sconces and two altar candlesticks, 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 applies).
$1,800.00 for six hours ($100 each additional hour)
$1,000.00 Damage/Cleaning/Security deposit
Optional $200.00 for chairs (including set up and take down)
Optional presence of Presidio soldados at $100.00 per soldado
Optional $400.00 Cannon and musket firing by soldados. (fee covers two soldados.)
Non-profit and co-sponsorship rates available. Please email us for more information.
How to Rent El Presidio Chapel for your Event
1. Check availability and complete rental agreement (email)
2. Return rental agreement reservation form with a $500 non-refundable deposit
3. Return rental/fee balance, security deposit, and proof of insurance.
All forms and payments must be submitted in person or by mail to:
ATTN: Facilities Rental Coordinator
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP)
123 East Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
**SBTHP will only accept checks