The Wayfarers Chapel
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Overview***COVID-19 Notice*** 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 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. 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 Chapels organic architecture gives unique expression to the sanctuary as a sacred space that welcomes all wayfarers along lifes 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. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.wayfarerschapel.org/ If you have additional questions, please contact their Reservations Office, they will be happy to help you. They are in the office Monday – Thursday from 9am – 4pm. +1 (310) 377-1650 Ext. 1 email@example.com
Venue NotesWedding contributions include a Chapel Minister, a wedding director, a gate attendant, and the Chapel musician. Three 1-hour meetings are required prior to your wedding (all of which are included in your contribution): a planning conference with a wedding director to go over your time at the Chapel, a conference to meet your assigned Chapel Minister to go over your ceremony, and a wedding rehearsal. For your wedding day, you will have a full two hours on the Chapel grounds and surrounding gardens. For example, if your wedding is at 2 p.m., you will arrive at 1 p.m., the ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. (the ceremony typically lasts for approximately 20 minutes), and you will depart at 3 p.m. Available Wedding Times 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm every day of the week with these exceptions: No weddings on Sundays at 10am and 12noon; 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. Wedding Contribution Amount & Reservation Fee Monday through Thursday – $3,400 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and most Holidays – $4,900 Wedding contributions are non-refundable, but you may change your wedding date or ceremony time without penalty. A Reservation Fee of $200 is given at the time you place your reservation, then fifteen days later, the remaining amount is due. Military Discount As a way of saying thank you to our active-duty personnel, they offer a $300 discount for weddings. Proof of active service is required. Available Add-Ons Aisle Candles Aisle Candles are especially lovely for weddings at dusk or in the evening. There are eight candles protected by glass hurricane vases set atop individual wooden poles that are attached to the end of the first row, third row, fifth row, and seventh row pews. Each candle is attached with a custom designed fitting to keep them secure and to not harm the wooden pews. The candles are in keeping with the philosophy of Chapel Architect Lloyd Wright, and can only be placed on the pews by Chapel staff. Aisle Candles – $200 Aisle/Pew Flowers Our Aisle/Pew Floral Package includes a total of ten arrangements made up of white hydrangeas, white roses, and greenery. The arrangements are placed on the aisle of every other pew. Each arrangement is attached with a custom designed fitting so as not to harm the wooden pews. The arrangements are in keeping with the philosophy of Chapel Architect Lloyd Wright, and can only be placed by the Chapel Preferred Florist. The arrangements are yours to take with you after your ceremony. Aisle/Pew Floral Package – $500 Video and Streaming HD cameras are strategically placed for the best possible shots. One camera is in the front of the Chapel to capture exclusive close-ups as you exchange your marriage vows and rings, surrounded by family and friends. A back camera will be ready to preserve this joyous moment as you begin your married life together. The remote-controlled cameras will provide you with a seamless filming and recording of the entire ceremony. Your complete ceremony video will be presented to you before you leave the Chapel! Ceremony - $700; Add Live Streaming - $100 Engraved Paving Stones The walkways in and around the Rose Garden are paved with engraved paving stones. The stones honor the lives of loved ones, commemorate important life events, and mark wedding anniversaries. Many couples who get married at the Chapel elect to have a paving stone inscribed with their names and wedding date so they are forever a part of the Chapel. Hexagon paving stones – $500; Brick paving stones – $400
Amenities And Requirements
Bride's dressing area
Chapel Minister to officiate the ceremony is included
Chapel musicians are included
Large parking lot
Wedding planning services
- No additional decor is permitted- No alcohol allowed on premises- No amplified music allowed- No catering allowed- No dropping of flowers or flower pedals down the aisle- No pets permitted inside the Chapel- No restrictions on music end time- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- No rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter, etc- Smoking outside only- Venue must approve all decorations