This French Gothic cathedral has been gracing the Pasadena area since 1928. Home of Westminster Presbyterian, the church continues its history of welcoming couples interested in a breath-taking venue for their wedding ceremony. We invite you to have the picture perfect wedding you always imagined!
Recommended by 81% of couples
Jennifer · Married on 06/23/2012
This church is GORGEOUS. The pastors are wonderful and fun. You can be any faith as long as you do the ceremony with joint pastors. You have to do pre-marital counseling at the church. They seem pricy at first, but in the end it's worth every penny. The live organists, the amazing look of the sanctuary, a day of wedding coordinator to keep you on time and tell you where to go.... In the end it was perfect for our wedding day.Sent on 06/29/2012
The only draw backs are that you can't have any recorded music so you you either have organ only or have to hire musicians. We hired to two trumpet players and it was epic. The other draw back is that the photographers have to stay behind the last row of guests or be in the upper level pews. I haven't seen my professional photos yet so I can't comment on the impact that this rule has.
In the end I can't imagine having my wedding anywhere else and I'd book it again in a heartbeat.
Jennifer · Married on 06/21/2014
Westminster is a GORGEOUS French gothic cathedral built somewhere in the 1920s, complete with gorgeous stained glass windows! It is a bit pricey, but it compares well to other wedding venues. Pre-marital counseling is required and a part of the fee, but it is well worth it. Even if you are not religious or of a different faith, their counseling sessions are non-biased and non-judgmental. We enjoyed them so much that we were surprised how quickly they went by and we were sad when we found out we weren't going to have any more! As far as the venue itself, as others have said, no pre-recorded music is allowed. However, the pipe organ is incredible and if you can splurge to hire additional musicians (trumpet or guitar players), it would make it that much more awesome. We couldn't splurge, but the organ was beautiful all on its own (and honestly, I was so nervous walking down the aisle, the only thing I remember is trying not to fall and just waving hello at everyone). My only complaint is that one of the coordinators was a little less than professional when dealing with the bridal party. She snapped at my girls because we were running a few minutes behind schedule (as most weddings typically do). She thought she had been clear about getting them to line up, but she wasn't and she came back and snapped at them when they were just waiting to be told what to do. Considering that they are used to doing a LOT of weddings, I expected a little more decorum than that. Aside from that and a lack of proper air conditioning in the reception hall, those were the ONLY hiccups and everything else ran smoothly. The pastor is super nice (and funny!) and the rest of the staff is wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Westminster to host your wedding ceremony if you are looking for a gorgeous gothic cathedral with incredible stained glass windows and an exceptional counseling session that will help prepare you for your upcoming marriage.Sent on 06/29/2014
Lois · Married on 05/19/2012
Gorgeous gorgeous church. Photographs really nicely. Rev. Twining Campbell co-officiated our wedding and he was really easy to work with. Just a heads up, if you want to get married at this church, you have to take 5 pre-marital counseling sessions ... which my husband and I actually ended up enjoying. We got to know more about each other during these sessions and talked about certain issues that were never brought up in the 5+ years we were dating. The ceremony coordinator and reception coordinator were both very professional and made sure the entire wedding from start to finish went as smoothly as possible.Sent on 09/17/2012