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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.

[Please note we are a ceremony site only]

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Historic Building

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Audio Equipment

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Shelley K. Married on 06/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Picture Perfect

The famous "Glass Chapel" in Rancho Palos Verdes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son is one of the most beautiful places. There is little need for decorating as you are one with nature and surrounded by the ocean. The chapel is small accommodating only 100 guests which was perfect for us. I don't like to be the center of attention so it was perfect. They also offer an option for video and livestream for an extra 800. It was perfect for family and friends that were not able to attend for a variety reasons. The only downside was we were given 2 hours for our ceremony, so the next ceremony can start. They do rope off the area for your ceremony so it is private but there are lots of visitors to the property due to its history. I chose to use their florists because of the restrictions for the pew flowers. In addition, I used one of the recommendations for their photographer for the same reason. Overall, it is a picture perfect venue and worth every penny. Highly recommend this venue!!!
Lucero P. Married on 08/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great Service

Well Organized in a timely matter
Tracy Married on 10/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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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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

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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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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
The space offered by Wayfarers Chapel for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Religious
  • Waterfront
Wayfarers Chapel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Wayfarers Chapel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Elopements
Wayfarers Chapel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
Wayfarers Chapel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Lighting
Wayfarers Chapel is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.4 in value and 4.2 in flexibility.

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