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Swedenborgian Church

San Francisco , CA
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LOCATION

2107 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 US (map)

PHONE

415-346-6468

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Built in 1895 in Pacific Heights by a coterie of artists, architects and spiritual seekers, the historic Swedenborgian Church is rustic and charming in the Arts and Crafts tradition.... Read more
Built in 1895 in Pacific Heights by a coterie of artists, architects and spiritual seekers, the historic Swedenborgian Church is rustic and charming in the Arts and Crafts tradition. There’s a huge brick fireplace inside and, lit with candles, the interior is exceptionally beautiful and serene. Floors, walls and ceilings are wood, and the arching overhead beams are good-sized madrone tree trunks. In lieu of conventional pews, handmade Mission-style maple chairs are provided.

Many of San Francisco’s most important (if not famous!) personages were once affiliated with this church, such as Robert Frost, who went to Sunday School here. The founders of the Sierra Club were all active associates, including John Muir. The Sierra Club’s legendary landscape painter, William Keith, painted four large murals that line the north wall of the sanctuary, and Phoebe Hearst (William Randolph Hearst’s mother) is represented by her donation of a rare cast-iron copy of Peter Vischer’s 15th-century “Praying Madonna.”

Adjacent to the chapel is a turn-of-the-century Craftsman house whose Garden Room, Fireside Room and Dining Room are used for receptions. Both the Fireside and Dining Rooms have working fireplaces. In front of the house, a quiet garden with a small pool, trees, benches and flowers provides a pretty spot for gatherings and wedding photos.

The Swedenborgian Church offers traditional, contemporary and interfaith ceremonies.

events@sfswedenborgian.org

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Historic, Religious
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Garden
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?
120
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs

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Karen
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
This was the one and only place we looked at for our wedding. We knew right away we were in the perfect place. The staff was phenomenal!
This was the one and only place we looked at for our wedding. We knew right away we were in the perfect place. The staff Read more...
This was the one and only place we looked at for our wedding. We knew right away we were in the perfect place. The staff was phenomenal! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
All of the staff were wonderful and responsive to our requests and needs. The location offered everything we wanted. We would highly recommend this church for your venue.
All of the staff were wonderful and responsive to our requests and needs. The location offered everything we wanted. We Read more...
All of the staff were wonderful and responsive to our requests and needs. The location offered everything we wanted. We would highly recommend this church for your venue. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married at the Swedenborgian Church this summer and I only positive things to say about it. The staff, Reverend Lee, and everyone involved with the venue were professional and easy to work with. Everything went as we hoped (and better!). I couldn't recommend a better place to get married.
My wife and I got married at the Swedenborgian Church this summer and I only positive things to say about it. The staff, Read more...
My wife and I got married at the Swedenborgian Church this summer and I only positive things to say about it. The staff, Reverend Lee, and everyone involved with the venue were professional and easy to work with. Everything went as we hoped (and better!). I couldn't recommend a better place to get married. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The Swedenborgian Church did a really fantastic job with our wedding ceremony and reception. They matched us up with our wonderful officiant, Rev. Rachel Rivers. The Church is gorgeous, and the Swedenborgian team took care of wonderful touches, including lighting the fireplace and beautiful candles for the ceremony. Ashley, Shannon and team worked seamlessly with our vendors (La Bonne Cuisine Catering, Sebastien Sanges Floral Design, and Pretty Please Bake Shop). They were extremely responsive to requests and questions, and helped with planning (including a helpful wedding planning document). Shannon was our wedding hostess the day of the wedding, and really went out of her way to ensure that everything went smoothly. The Swedenborgian Church Parish House is perfect for a small reception -- we had 40 guests for a seated dinner. The entire planning process was a delight. We had a blast the day of the wedding, as did our guests.
The Swedenborgian Church did a really fantastic job with our wedding ceremony and reception. They matched us up with our Read more...
The Swedenborgian Church did a really fantastic job with our wedding ceremony and reception. They matched us up with our wonderful officiant, Rev. Rachel Rivers. The Church is gorgeous, and the Swedenborgian team took care of wonderful touches, including lighting the fireplace and beautiful candles for the ceremony. Ashley, Shannon and team worked seamlessly with our vendors (La Bonne Cuisine Catering, Sebastien Sanges Floral Design, and Pretty Please Bake Shop). They were extremely responsive to requests and questions, and helped with planning (including a helpful wedding planning document). Shannon was our wedding hostess the day of the wedding, and really went out of her way to ensure that everything went smoothly. The Swedenborgian Church Parish House is perfect for a small reception -- we had 40 guests for a seated dinner. The entire planning process was a delight. We had a blast the day of the wedding, as did our guests. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Brett
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything about the Swedenborgian was top notch. Rev Lee was amazing on all levels.... And is now our meditation instructor as well! I would highly recommend the Swedenborgian for weddings!!!
Everything about the Swedenborgian was top notch. Rev Lee was amazing on all levels.... And is now our meditation Read more...
Everything about the Swedenborgian was top notch. Rev Lee was amazing on all levels.... And is now our meditation instructor as well! I would highly recommend the Swedenborgian for weddings!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The perfect option for an intimate, very special and unique celebration.
The perfect option for an intimate, very special and unique celebration.
The perfect option for an intimate, very special and unique celebration. Read less
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David
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My (now) wife and I had a great experience and wedding at the Swedenborgian Church. The location was beautiful and we especially enjoyed working with Rev. Junchol Lee leading up to the ceremony. He did a great job counseling us in general as well as guiding us through the day itself. He was like an ocean of calm: just was we needed on a very intense day!
My (now) wife and I had a great experience and wedding at the Swedenborgian Church. The location was beautiful and we Read more...
My (now) wife and I had a great experience and wedding at the Swedenborgian Church. The location was beautiful and we especially enjoyed working with Rev. Junchol Lee leading up to the ceremony. He did a great job counseling us in general as well as guiding us through the day itself. He was like an ocean of calm: just was we needed on a very intense day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful place to have a wedding.
Wonderful place to have a wedding.
Wonderful place to have a wedding. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
A beautiful venue for a wedding. The entire experience was wonderful for us and our guests.
A beautiful venue for a wedding. The entire experience was wonderful for us and our guests.
A beautiful venue for a wedding. The entire experience was wonderful for us and our guests. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Swedenborgian Church in October 2012. We had a Thursday evening wedding and it was absolutely everything we hoped for and more! We wanted to get married in the evening by candle light and the entire church was lit up with candles. It's a historical location too which added to the magic and charm of our SF wedding. The venue is an incredible value as you receive services from the minister, musician and wedding coordinator. This also included pre-wedding counseling with our minister which we really enjoyed. I'm Catholic and my husband is Jewish - neither of us is deeply religious but we are spiritual and wanted a ceremony that reflected this and we were able to choose the readings that best suited our beliefs and values. Our musician (pianist) was awesome as well and learned new music for us and played a fantastic selection of contemporary music to entertain our guests. We had a very small ceremony of 20 people but the venue can fit much more guests. In terms of value, it can't be beat. The location is in a quiet and beautiful residential are of SF as well. We had our ceremony at the church and our reception at Spruce restaurant which is very close to the church. Highly recommend!
My husband and I were married at the Swedenborgian Church in October 2012. We had a Thursday evening wedding and it was Read more...
My husband and I were married at the Swedenborgian Church in October 2012. We had a Thursday evening wedding and it was absolutely everything we hoped for and more! We wanted to get married in the evening by candle light and the entire church was lit up with candles. It's a historical location too which added to the magic and charm of our SF wedding. The venue is an incredible value as you receive services from the minister, musician and wedding coordinator. This also included pre-wedding counseling with our minister which we really enjoyed. I'm Catholic and my husband is Jewish - neither of us is deeply religious but we are spiritual and wanted a ceremony that reflected this and we were able to choose the readings that best suited our beliefs and values. Our musician (pianist) was awesome as well and learned new music for us and played a fantastic selection of contemporary music to entertain our guests. We had a very small ceremony of 20 people but the venue can fit much more guests. In terms of value, it can't be beat. The location is in a quiet and beautiful residential are of SF as well. We had our ceremony at the church and our reception at Spruce restaurant which is very close to the church. Highly recommend! Read less
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