Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. (Main Church)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. (Main Church)
Weekday Mass: 8:00 a.m. (Serra Chapel)
Saint Barbara Parish
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA


Old Mission Santa Barbara
Photography/ Videography Policy

Please note that the Rose Garden park across from Mission Santa Barbara is owned by the City of Santa Barbara. Approval granted by the City for commercial photography in the Rose Garden park does not extend to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

Personal photography is allowed in the following areas:

  • The grounds in front of the Mission
  • The Museum
  • The Church
  • Other approved public areas of the tour.


  • Personal videography without tripods is allowed ONLY in public outdoor areas.
  • The private inner gardens of the Mission grounds, except those areas visible from the designated tour route, are off limits for photography unless otherwise approved by the administration. See below for additional details.
  • Commercial/model photography is not allowed without prior administrative approval and is highly scrutinized for appropriateness. You may submit a request for approval of a commercial photoshoot via our website at
  • Photography for families/individuals, weddings, quinceaneras, and other events are not allowed.
  • Individuals/groups granted administrative approval for photography or videography must present a copy of the fully signed agreement upon arrival at the Mission and keep it on hand throughout the duration of the activity as verification of approval. An approved OMSB staff member must be present during all photo/video activities.
  • The use of images and likenesses of Old Mission Santa Barbara is not permitted for any commercial/political enterprise or advertisement.
  • DRONES ARE NOT ALLOWED and are subject to both State and local laws.