We are open for private ceremonies (weddings, baptisms, memorial services)! For information about private ceremonies during this time, please see our website's "Current Wedding Ceremony Protocols" page. Our reservations staff are currently working modified schedules and as a result our response times may be delayed. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
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. 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
Couples may host up to 100 of their friends and family at Wayfarers Chapel for their ceremonies. This stunning construction allows couples to sit inside and enjoy your wedding ceremony while also being able to view the luscious, vibrant outdoors through magnificent geometrically-shaped glass structure — it’s almost as if you’re sitting outside. Beautiful wooden pews sit in rows facing the altar, where you will stand. Such a gorgeous, breathtaking place will surely stick with you and your guests for years and years. The outdoor area is a fantastic place to take photographs amongst all that nature has to offer.
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.
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.
Wayfarers Chapel courteous, hardworking staff will do their best to help you have a great, comfortable time and will help you with anything you need. In addition to the Chapel Minister officiating the service, they also provide couples with the Chapel musician, and a wedding director, who will help with organizing your wedding and making sure you take advantage of all that Wayfarers Chapel has to offer. You may bring in outside vendors, though Wayfarers Chapel has a list of reliable vendors they have worked with in the past, including additional musicians, photographers, videographers, florists, and more. The Chapel has a large parking lot and is wheelchair accessible.
For more information about what this venue has to offer, please call their Reservations staff at 310-377-1650x1 (Monday - Thursday from 9am - 4pm), and visit their website: https://www.wayfarerschapel.org
Available Wedding Times
Ceremonies can be scheudled at Wayfarers Chapel any day of the week at various times of the day:
10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm every day of the week with these exceptions: No weddings on Sundays at 10am or 12noon, and no weddings on Wednesdays at 12noon.
They do not keep a waiting list for reservations. To find out what dates and times are currently available for scheduling, please contact their Reservations Office.
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71 Reviews for Wayfarers Chapel
Recommended by 92% of couples
Lucero P. · Getting married on 08/07/2021
Well Organized in a timely matterSent on 10/15/2019
Tracy · Married on 10/12/2019
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!Sent on 10/30/2019
Katherine R. · Married on 04/13/2019
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.Sent on 04/25/2019
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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!