Chapman Estate

Chapman Estate

The Chapman Estate is the Central Coast’s most exclusive estate and private event venue. With breathtaking views of the Pacific, beautiful gardens, distinctive architecture, and a temperate climate during its open season, the Estate is the perfect location for weddings and private events. This hidden treasure is nestled in the heart of Shell Beach, conveniently located off Highway 101, and close to dozens of boutique hotels and resorts, restaurants, and great shops.

The Chapman Estate has been an integral part of the Shell Beach community since Clifford Chapman purchased the property in 1962. He and Don Shidler, Chapman’s partner of almost 50 years, collected art and treasures from around the world that are now displayed in the house and on the grounds. They hosted numerous parties and opened the Estate for non-profit events year-round. Clifford Chapman’s generous gift of his Estate to the City of Pismo Beach enables the City and Chapman Estate Foundation to continue these valued traditions, to provide innovative cultural and artistic experiences while engaging patrons who wish to support the Estate, and to establish an exclusive outdoor wedding venue for those who wish to get married in the beautiful and quaint Classic California beach town of Pismo Beach.

As a cultural and historic site in the City of Pismo Beach, site fees for the Chapman Estate help sustain the integrity of this beautiful property and ensure its availability for the future.

To view more photos of the Chapman Estate property, click here. For more information on booking the Chapman Estate for your wedding or private event, please contact the Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau at 805-773-7034.