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First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Los Angeles , CA
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LOCATION

540 S. Commonwealth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020 US (map)

PHONE

213-355-5240

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ABOUT US

First Congregational Church is the perfect place for an elegant Los Angeles wedding.
Two ceremony venues to choose from: A sweeping majesty of our neo-Gothic Sanctuary (fits up to... Read more
First Congregational Church is the perfect place for an elegant Los Angeles wedding.
Two ceremony venues to choose from: A sweeping majesty of our neo-Gothic Sanctuary (fits up to 1000 guests) or the gorgeous intimacy of Shatto Chapel (fits up to 175 guests) Home of the world’s largest church pipe organ (over 23,000 pipes!) Varied reception areas, including outdoor courtyards, banquet halls and historical parlors Open clergy and musician policies as well as an available staff of world-class musicians and accessible, engaging ministers Attentive and exemplary service from our dedicated wedding staff, including a wedding coordinator, pastor, security, facilities staff, and free parking.
For more information or to book a venue tour, please contact 213.355.5240 or email weddings@fccla.org.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
9
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Religious
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

4.6
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Kimberlee
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
We live out of state and so choosing a ceremony location was difficult. We then stumbled upon FCCLA after looking online. Choosing FCCLA for our ceremony was the best decision we made regarding our wedding. We had our wedding weeks ago and guests are still raving about the church/ceremony and how beautiful it was. Our first initial visit to the church took our breath away. It's architecture/style is stunning.

Rev. Ryan & Joanna were amazing to work with and guided us through everything. They were professional and organized and our wedding day went off without a hitch. Rev. Ryan made us feel comfortable and welcome and made our special day memorable.

We highly recommend FCCLA. This is a church that will give you beautiful memories for a lifetime!
We live out of state and so choosing a ceremony location was difficult. We then stumbled upon FCCLA after looking online. Read more...
We live out of state and so choosing a ceremony location was difficult. We then stumbled upon FCCLA after looking online. Choosing FCCLA for our ceremony was the best decision we made regarding our wedding. We had our wedding weeks ago and guests are still raving about the church/ceremony and how beautiful it was. Our first initial visit to the church took our breath away. It's architecture/style is stunning.

Rev. Ryan & Joanna were amazing to work with and guided us through everything. They were professional and organized and our wedding day went off without a hitch. Rev. Ryan made us feel comfortable and welcome and made our special day memorable.

We highly recommend FCCLA. This is a church that will give you beautiful memories for a lifetime! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
If you take nothing else away from this review, just know that our experience with the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles for our wedding was absolutely superb from start to finish, and we have no hesitations recommending them to anyone looking for a breathtaking venue for their wedding.

We began planning for our wedding one year ago and had researched quite a few LA-area venues online. This was the first one we arranged to see, and while we had others in mind, the moment we walked into the sanctuary, we decided that this was where we wanted to get married. The main sanctuary simply has to be seen to be believed (pictures hint at its beauty, but ultimately do not do it justice). It is immense, gorgeous, grand, and simply breathtaking. Everyone at our wedding commented on how beautiful the church was, and we cannot imagine having gotten married anywhere else.

What we are most excited to recommend to others, however, is the fantastic team that has been assembled at FCCLA. We worked with Craig and his team from day one, and the energy and enthusiasm they brought to the proceedings cannot be overstated. Craig in particular was incredibly diligent throughout, quick in responding to all of my inquiries, and thorough in his responses. He coordinated with all the members of his team to accommodate us in all of our various idiosyncratic requests (song requests, use of church equipment, finding a spot for our puppy bar...), and on the day of he was instrumental in helping everything come together (even staying until the very end of the night to snap some last pictures for us). We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed working with him and the rest of his team.

All in all: our wedding day was one of the best days of our lives, and this is in large part thanks to Craig and his team. Five stars, ten out of ten, two thumbs up, etc. etc. etc. Simply a beautiful experience.
If you take nothing else away from this review, just know that our experience with the First Congregational Church of Los Read more...
If you take nothing else away from this review, just know that our experience with the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles for our wedding was absolutely superb from start to finish, and we have no hesitations recommending them to anyone looking for a breathtaking venue for their wedding.

We began planning for our wedding one year ago and had researched quite a few LA-area venues online. This was the first one we arranged to see, and while we had others in mind, the moment we walked into the sanctuary, we decided that this was where we wanted to get married. The main sanctuary simply has to be seen to be believed (pictures hint at its beauty, but ultimately do not do it justice). It is immense, gorgeous, grand, and simply breathtaking. Everyone at our wedding commented on how beautiful the church was, and we cannot imagine having gotten married anywhere else.

What we are most excited to recommend to others, however, is the fantastic team that has been assembled at FCCLA. We worked with Craig and his team from day one, and the energy and enthusiasm they brought to the proceedings cannot be overstated. Craig in particular was incredibly diligent throughout, quick in responding to all of my inquiries, and thorough in his responses. He coordinated with all the members of his team to accommodate us in all of our various idiosyncratic requests (song requests, use of church equipment, finding a spot for our puppy bar...), and on the day of he was instrumental in helping everything come together (even staying until the very end of the night to snap some last pictures for us). We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed working with him and the rest of his team.

All in all: our wedding day was one of the best days of our lives, and this is in large part thanks to Craig and his team. Five stars, ten out of ten, two thumbs up, etc. etc. etc. Simply a beautiful experience. Read less
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Taguhi
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Larry from FCCLA to plan our wedding ceremony. Everything turned out so beautiful on the day of the wedding. The church itself is breathtaking and the staff was very helpful throughout the whole process!!
We worked with Larry from FCCLA to plan our wedding ceremony. Everything turned out so beautiful on the day of the Read more...
We worked with Larry from FCCLA to plan our wedding ceremony. Everything turned out so beautiful on the day of the wedding. The church itself is breathtaking and the staff was very helpful throughout the whole process!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Larry was the best Wedding Event On-Site Coordinator the church could have assigned to us. He was truly a God-send!

He provided his creative ideas and suggestions, which made our wedding the most professionally and smoothest run event ever.

His willingness and insight added creativity and beauty to the ceremony and his intuitiveness helped us in our last-minute emergency when we were missing important elements for a special part of our ceremony called "Love Is." Our host pastor could not cease in expressing her gratitude for how helpful he was to her.

We have also received numerous compliments from our guests on how beautiful the church was, but most importantly how professional Larry was with the handling of our event beginning with the wedding rehearsal as well as the day of logistics.

We are eternally grateful to FCCLA and Larry
Larry was the best Wedding Event On-Site Coordinator the church could have assigned to us. He was truly a God-send!
Read more...
Larry was the best Wedding Event On-Site Coordinator the church could have assigned to us. He was truly a God-send!

He provided his creative ideas and suggestions, which made our wedding the most professionally and smoothest run event ever.

His willingness and insight added creativity and beauty to the ceremony and his intuitiveness helped us in our last-minute emergency when we were missing important elements for a special part of our ceremony called "Love Is." Our host pastor could not cease in expressing her gratitude for how helpful he was to her.

We have also received numerous compliments from our guests on how beautiful the church was, but most importantly how professional Larry was with the handling of our event beginning with the wedding rehearsal as well as the day of logistics.

We are eternally grateful to FCCLA and Larry Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The church is gorgeous! It's just jaw dropping.
The staff was so easy to work with. They are not one of those churches that makes you jump through hoops. They are the type that are used to doing weddings so they are pros.
The church is gorgeous! It's just jaw dropping.
The staff was so easy to work with. They are not one of those Read more...
The church is gorgeous! It's just jaw dropping.
The staff was so easy to work with. They are not one of those churches that makes you jump through hoops. They are the type that are used to doing weddings so they are pros. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
FCCLA is such a beautiful church. It's absolutely breath-taking! The church was so pretty that I didn't add anything to it. No flowers, no candles, absolutely nothing. I got so many compliments about the church and how beautiful it was. I loved it because I didn't have to do anything (which is a bride's dream!) Besides the aesthetics of the church, the church has a great responsive staff. Right when you book it to the day you walk down the aisle, you know that your ceremony is all set. On the day of the wedding rehearsal, we got in and out in 30 minutes! The staff and Larry had everything under control and literally answered every question before it was asked. Thank you FCCLA for making my special day memorable :)
FCCLA is such a beautiful church. It's absolutely breath-taking! The church was so pretty that I didn't add anything to Read more...
FCCLA is such a beautiful church. It's absolutely breath-taking! The church was so pretty that I didn't add anything to it. No flowers, no candles, absolutely nothing. I got so many compliments about the church and how beautiful it was. I loved it because I didn't have to do anything (which is a bride's dream!) Besides the aesthetics of the church, the church has a great responsive staff. Right when you book it to the day you walk down the aisle, you know that your ceremony is all set. On the day of the wedding rehearsal, we got in and out in 30 minutes! The staff and Larry had everything under control and literally answered every question before it was asked. Thank you FCCLA for making my special day memorable :) Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
This church is so incredibly beautiful and dramatic. There are so many great places for pictures, our photographer was in heaven. Larry was the coordinator on our wedding day, and this guy really knows what he's doing.
This church is so incredibly beautiful and dramatic. There are so many great places for pictures, our photographer was in Read more...
This church is so incredibly beautiful and dramatic. There are so many great places for pictures, our photographer was in heaven. Larry was the coordinator on our wedding day, and this guy really knows what he's doing. Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
FCCLA's church is breathtaking and their wedding coordinators are a god send! Both Joanna and Larry at FCCLA made our wedding planning super easy. The day of the rehearsal was a breeze with Larry at the helm. Using our own pastor was not a problem and their head pastor was easy to work with as well. Would highly recommend this church if you are looking for one amazing wedding!
FCCLA's church is breathtaking and their wedding coordinators are a god send! Both Joanna and Larry at FCCLA made our Read more...
FCCLA's church is breathtaking and their wedding coordinators are a god send! Both Joanna and Larry at FCCLA made our wedding planning super easy. The day of the rehearsal was a breeze with Larry at the helm. Using our own pastor was not a problem and their head pastor was easy to work with as well. Would highly recommend this church if you are looking for one amazing wedding! Read less
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Aeran03
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Joanna and the whole staff were very professional, patient, and understanding!!
Our wedding went well primarily thanks to all of them
Joanna and the whole staff were very professional, patient, and understanding!!
Our wedding went well primarily thanks Read more...
Joanna and the whole staff were very professional, patient, and understanding!!
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GonzNyZilla
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Most Beautiful Church !! Rev. Ryan Steitz is wonderful. I have never heard so many compliments about how beautiful a church was until I got married here. Great service. Joanna Chong is the wedding coordinator there, we loved her so we used her as our own wedding planner. I would reccommend this church to anyone!!
Most Beautiful Church !! Rev. Ryan Steitz is wonderful. I have never heard so many compliments about how beautiful a Read more...
Most Beautiful Church !! Rev. Ryan Steitz is wonderful. I have never heard so many compliments about how beautiful a church was until I got married here. Great service. Joanna Chong is the wedding coordinator there, we loved her so we used her as our own wedding planner. I would reccommend this church to anyone!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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