Wedding receptions, private parties and dinners, showers, bachelor/ette parties, workshops, classes....and the list goes on.

A beautiful Spanish-style building located right in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, The Chapala Center is crafted to feel spacious, yet intimate. The bright and crisp space is easily molded to fit any style, accommodating a variety of event types. The large windows allow for tons of natural light, making it perfect for daytime photo opportunities. The full kitchen is fit with a large island, stove and bar countertop which allows for convenient catering. One of the best features of the space is that it is only a short walk to all of your favorite Downtown Santa Barbara places! 

1221 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(above photo by Braydon Russell + event coordination by Zohe Felici)



• 50 seated, 80+ standing
• Full kitchen
• Tables and chairs for 50
• Men's and women's restrooms
• AV equipment on site
• Public parking
• Available 7 days a week

Vendor Services Needed
• Food and beverage service
• Vendors of your choosing
• DIY allowed


All Day (inclds set up/strike)
$1,600 (8 hours)
$150 per additional hour

Half Day (inclds set up/strike)
$800/4 hour blocks broken into morning, afternoon and evening hours
$150 per additional hour

Hourly Rate
$200 per hour, 4 hour minimum

Chapala Center Image Gallery

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