Weddings

Swedenborgian Church

San Francisco, CA View map

About

Tucked away from busy city streets, in the heart of Pacific Heights, lies San Francisco’s most unexpected hidden jewel. Unlike any other venue in the city, the Swedenborgian Church combines rich historic details with a warm, candlelit atmosphere to make your special day uniquely yours, creating memories that will last long after your ceremony.

Behind century-old iron gates, you’ll discover a lush and serene garden leading to a one-of-a-kind sanctuary, where you will be greeted by a roaring fire and the fine craftsmanship of days past. A cozy reception house with its Mediterranean-style courtyard sits just across the garden and features two fireplaces, fine art, and a charming library.

At the Swedenborgian Church, your wedding won’t be average—it will be extraordinary

Services are non-denominational and can be performed by anyone who is legally allowed to officiate wedding ceremonies in the state of California.

Capacity for the church is 120, and for receptions 100.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2200.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2200.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

56 Reviews

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    Marla Married on 04/27/2019
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    A secret gem in a wonderful city

    The Swedenborgian was a fantastic find for our wedding ceremony. From the cost to the overall look and feel of the church, this place was a perfect choice for us.

    It's interiors are absolutely divine with a warm feel of not just candlelight, but with truly warm and sturdy wood that envelopes the atmosphere with just pure warmth and love. It truly brought our family and friends together where it just felt right and perfect.

    The process to reserve the Church for our non-denominational wedding was smooth and easy from the Event Manager communicating the overall cost, any limitations and answering questions to the Venue Coordinator helping us develop our ceremony timeline, schedule, and fielding questions and working with our Day of Coordinator.

    I am absolutely thrilled that this church was our choice as it's value is incomparable for the look of it, the quality of the church and just the overall feel this location gave us from the first moment we visited, when we signed our contract to when we actually had our big day.

    If you are planning to have an SF wedding and would love a classic, vibrant yet warm location for your ceremony that is intimate, lovely, and just allows you and your bridal party to shine, choose the Swedenborgian. They are worth their fair price and make it so easy.
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    Paloma Married on 04/06/2019
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    Ethereal space, great for even the non-religious and those sharing alternative spirituality in their ceremonies

    My now-husband and I had been looking at having our ceremony and reception in one space but we ended up choosing this venue because we realized we wanted my dad to walk us down a real aisle. We are not religious, but because the Swedenborgian welcomes diversity in their celebrations, we knew it was the perfect place for us. We brought in our celebrant (a friend who is an ordained Zen Buddhist priest) who gave us the right amount of spirituality in our otherwise secular ceremony script in this romantic and spiritual place. We could feel the magic and all our guests could, too!
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    Pictures do not do the church justice. Amazing location, amazing people (shot out to Jana and Ashley) who are extremely helpful. You will not regret using them.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Touch Of Honey Photography Touch Of Honey Photography Wedding Photographers

This sweet little church is a gem in The City. It's cozy and warm (the fireplace is wonderful), and has so much character. For an intimate wedding, this place is great. The small garden is so pretty and a great place for photos, and reception hall on the grounds is fully equipped for an intimate cocktail reception or sit-down dinner. The staff was super supportive, friendly, and available throughout the event.

Branch Out Event Design Branch Out Event Design Wedding Florists

Swedenborgian is a San Francisco gem. What a special and beautiful place. I am always excited when we get to design flowers for this amazing place.

Map

2107 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA, 94115
4153466468
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Swedenborgian Church frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Swedenborgian Church?

Swedenborgian Church includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Swedenborgian Church in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Swedenborgian Church for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Religious

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Swedenborgian Church for wedding events?

Swedenborgian Church offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Swedenborgian Church offer?

Swedenborgian Church offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Swedenborgian Church offer for wedding events?

Swedenborgian Church offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms

What furniture and decorations does Swedenborgian Church have available for wedding events?

Swedenborgian Church offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Swedenborgian Church and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Swedenborgian Church is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in value and 4.5 in flexibility.

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