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Wayfarers Chapel

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA View map Visit website

About

Up to 100 guests

Wayfarers Chapel is a Swedenborgian church located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. This gorgeous venue offers couples an impressive and historic architectural structure to host their wedding ceremony with up to 100 guests. Wayfarers Chapel is an open and affirming Christian ministry, offering equal blessing and support to all people regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religious background, or chosen spiritual path.

Facilities and Capacity

Nestled in a grove of towering redwood trees, the natural sanctuary made of Palos Verdes stone, redwood, and glass was designed by architect Lloyd Wright. The Chapel's organic architecture gives unique expression to the sanctuary as a sacred space that welcomes all wayfarers along life's path. With its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, the 3.5 acres of the Chapel grounds feature beautifully landscaped gardens, trees forming arbored walkways, a reflection pool with a memorial fountain, a colonnade, a rose garden with walkways of engraved pavers, a hillside stream, and a visitors center.

Services Offered

Holding your ceremony at the Chapel gives you the best of all things–it is a sacred space that offers a natural, beachy/coastal, and woodsy atmosphere in close proximity to Los Angeles, the Beach Cities, and Orange County.

If you have additional questions, please contact our Weddings & Special Events Office, as we will be happy to help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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?

$5,400

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

$5,400

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Beach
Garden
Historic Building
Religious
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Lighting

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Lucero P. Married on 08/07/2021
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    Great Service

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    Tracy Married on 10/12/2019
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    So stunning

    We originally booked at a different venue, but after pushing our wedding back a year, we came across Wayfarers Chapel and completely fell in love! I had no idea this chapel existed in the outskirts of LA! Upon reading other reviews, I felt concerned with the strict time limit we had on the grounds (2 hours), and how we would manage to take 1st look, wedding party, and family pictures in the span of time. When we toured the venue, we were blown away! It was a very cold and gloomy day but the view was nothing short of spectacular. The booking process was very easy – you just call in and place your deposit to hold the date, then pay the remaining balance a few weeks later. We had a few meetings prior to the actual wedding day and everyone who worked with us were all so nice! We always left excited and happy for the big day. On the wedding day, we got to the venue 15 minutes early (we held our 1st look and wedding party pictures at a location 2 miles away) and there was a wedding ending. When it was our time, our witnesses signed the marriage license and we proceeded to take more pictures until it was time. The actual ceremony itself was really quick – 20 minutes or so. Since they coordinate so many weddings, we were in and out in the 2 hours. Overall, the views and church itself is STUNNING. It is open to the public, but the chapel itself is blocked off when there are weddings taking place. We highly highly recommend Wayfarers Chapel!
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    Katherine R. Married on 04/13/2019
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    Fairy Tale Wedding Venue

    Thanks to Wayfarer's Chapel and the whole staff, my husband and I were able to have our dream wedding. Wayfarer's does TONS of weddings, which in our opinion was a huge PLUS. Having a venue that knows exactly what they're doing from experience is a huge stress-relief during a crazy time. They are so organized with you each step of the way that we wish we could give 5+++ stars. From the booking, to the planning conferences, to the day of , Wayfarer's kind, friendly staff made us feel very taken care of. They have their set rules that we were very appreciative for because it made for a flawless ceremony with no hiccups or stress. As an added bonus, our guests were simply blown-away by the stunning views, lush gardens and trees, and overall serenity that is Wayfarer's -- everyone said it was the most beautiful, calm, serene wedding ceremony they'd every been to. Thank you to all the staff here that made our wedding a beautiful dream come true.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Nicole & Kyle
    33 photos · 07/10/2021
  • QIANA & PAUL
    14 photos · 09/10/2018

Team

Bobbi Spahr
Bobbi Spahr
Lead Event Coordinator & Wedding Director

Dan Burchett
Dan Burchett
Executive Director

Rev. Dan has been serving Wayfarers Chapel in the capacity of Rites and Sacraments since 2000. In January of 2018, he joined the Leadership team and assumed the Director of Finance Administration position. On May 1 of 2021, Rev. Dan became the Executive Director of Wayfarers Chapel. His ministry career beginning in 1980 and has included Senior Minister and Administrative duties. During his ministry, he served as a hospice chaplain for four years. Rev. Dan received his education at Global University, Springfield, MO (1981), Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA (1998) and the Center for Swedenborgian Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA (2019). Rev. Dan was inducted as an ordained Swedenborgian Minister in 2019

Emma Silagy
Emma Silagy
Social Media Coordinator & Event Coordinator

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Erhart's by the Sea at Fort MacArthur Erhart's by the Sea at Fort MacArthur Banquet Halls

It goes without saying that Wayfarer's Chapel is one of the South Bay's most breathtaking wedding ceremony locations but what put's them above the others is the wonderful service of their staff. Erhart's by the Sea is proud to partner with Wayfarer's in providing the next step in the wedding planning process for their clients by offering reception services with packages exclusively designed just for them!

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5755 Palos Verdes Drive South Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
3103771650

Weddings & Special Events Office: Monday - Thursday | 9am - 4pm Visitors Center: Thursday - Sunday | 10am - 5pm
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Wayfarers Chapel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Wayfarers Chapel?

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

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

The space offered by Wayfarers Chapel for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Religious
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Wayfarers Chapel for wedding events?

Wayfarers Chapel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Wayfarers Chapel offer?

Wayfarers Chapel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Elopements

What services does Wayfarers Chapel offer for wedding events?

Wayfarers Chapel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Wayfarers Chapel have available for wedding events?

Wayfarers Chapel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Lighting

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

Wayfarers Chapel is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.4 in value and 4.2 in flexibility.

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