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Wayfarers Chapel

Rancho Palos Verdes , CA
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5755 Palos Verdes Drive South
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 US (map)

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310-377-1650

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With its breathtaking Pacific Ocean view and original Lloyd Wright architecture, the Wayfarers Chapel was conceived as a respite for all wayfarers on the journey of life. Here all people... Read more
With its breathtaking Pacific Ocean view and original Lloyd Wright architecture, the Wayfarers Chapel was conceived as a respite for all wayfarers on the journey of life. Here all people may sit and be nurtured by the beauty of nature and enjoy peaceful meditation. No one realized that this simple idea would produce a world-renowned sacred site. The power of Wayfarers Chapel is a blend of the sacred purpose and beauty that people experience. This quiet beauty is emphasized by the openness and echoing of nature in the elegant glass structure. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
4.4/5.0
I can't even describe how beautiful this chapel is. Simply amazing, and to me, well worth the price. It only holds 100 people and they are so strict about their 2 hour limit, photography restrictions, and the way they run their ceremony, so if you need to have things done your way, don't come here. On the other hand, the staff is amazing, from their coordinator to the Reverend conducting the ceremony. Your guests will be blown away from the drive down Palos Verdes Blvd, and then the breathtaking views of the ocean and, of course, the chapel itself. It is truly a special place to get married.
I can't even describe how beautiful this chapel is. Simply amazing, and to me, well worth the price. It only holds 100 Read more...
I can't even describe how beautiful this chapel is. Simply amazing, and to me, well worth the price. It only holds 100 people and they are so strict about their 2 hour limit, photography restrictions, and the way they run their ceremony, so if you need to have things done your way, don't come here. On the other hand, the staff is amazing, from their coordinator to the Reverend conducting the ceremony. Your guests will be blown away from the drive down Palos Verdes Blvd, and then the breathtaking views of the ocean and, of course, the chapel itself. It is truly a special place to get married. Read less
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Starr
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely stunning is the only way to describe this venue! My wedding coordinator recommended Rancho Palos Verdes as a possible location for our wedding when she heard that we had originally wanted to get married in Big Sur. We did some research and stumbled across Wayfarer's Chapel, the minute I stepped inside it I knew this was the perfect backdrop to celebrate our love. The chapel itself is so gorgeous, all glass on top of a high hill overlooking cliff's tumbling into the ocean. Because the chapel is glass you really get the sense of being outdoors even with a roof over your head. They have great greenery inside the chapel and a gorgeous little garden outside. You really don't need to bring in any additional décor which is good because you aren't allowed to anyways, but this rule probably saved my $1,000's in unnecessary flowers. They are kind of stickler for their rules but, the setting is so gorgeous and the price so cheap you will quickly forget those rules. Our officiant Terry Micheals was absolutely amazing! We were nervous and didn't really want to say our own vows, the ceremony she came up with for us was absolutely perfect! We added some personal parts and kept some of the Wayfarer's parts and it flowed smoothly and was short but sweet. Overall the Wayfarer's Chapel was the perfect venue for our ceremony, we will remember that day forever, even without our own personalized brick in their garden walkway to commemorate it!
Absolutely stunning is the only way to describe this venue! My wedding coordinator recommended Rancho Palos Verdes as a Read more...
Absolutely stunning is the only way to describe this venue! My wedding coordinator recommended Rancho Palos Verdes as a possible location for our wedding when she heard that we had originally wanted to get married in Big Sur. We did some research and stumbled across Wayfarer's Chapel, the minute I stepped inside it I knew this was the perfect backdrop to celebrate our love. The chapel itself is so gorgeous, all glass on top of a high hill overlooking cliff's tumbling into the ocean. Because the chapel is glass you really get the sense of being outdoors even with a roof over your head. They have great greenery inside the chapel and a gorgeous little garden outside. You really don't need to bring in any additional décor which is good because you aren't allowed to anyways, but this rule probably saved my $1,000's in unnecessary flowers. They are kind of stickler for their rules but, the setting is so gorgeous and the price so cheap you will quickly forget those rules. Our officiant Terry Micheals was absolutely amazing! We were nervous and didn't really want to say our own vows, the ceremony she came up with for us was absolutely perfect! We added some personal parts and kept some of the Wayfarer's parts and it flowed smoothly and was short but sweet. Overall the Wayfarer's Chapel was the perfect venue for our ceremony, we will remember that day forever, even without our own personalized brick in their garden walkway to commemorate it! Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My grandparents married here in 1960 as they were high school sweethearts.
I always wanted a destination wedding near the beach and this was by far the most amazing place to come. Plus it had so much meaning for me to go back where my grandparents once stood.
Staff is awesome and on top of it and our pastor was even better. Love!
My grandparents married here in 1960 as they were high school sweethearts.
I always wanted a destination wedding near Read more...
My grandparents married here in 1960 as they were high school sweethearts.
I always wanted a destination wedding near the beach and this was by far the most amazing place to come. Plus it had so much meaning for me to go back where my grandparents once stood.
Staff is awesome and on top of it and our pastor was even better. Love! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. Stunning location, super friendly and helpful staff, wonderful pastor. They made our special day stress free and beautiful. There is no more beautiful chapel to get married at. The only thing I would have liked is to have more than 2 hours at the church. 3 hours would have been perfect for longer picture taking time.
Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. Stunning location, super friendly and helpful staff, wonderful pastor. They made our Read more...
Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. Stunning location, super friendly and helpful staff, wonderful pastor. They made our special day stress free and beautiful. There is no more beautiful chapel to get married at. The only thing I would have liked is to have more than 2 hours at the church. 3 hours would have been perfect for longer picture taking time. Read less
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alina
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the most gorgeous places I ever seen, and I am so glad I found my dream place to get married. This chapel is absolutely breath taking and the staff are supper friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this beautiful place. Vicki is amazing and very helpful.
Thank you Wayfarers chapel team, my wedding was an absolute fairytale.
One of the most gorgeous places I ever seen, and I am so glad I found my dream place to get married. This chapel is Read more...
One of the most gorgeous places I ever seen, and I am so glad I found my dream place to get married. This chapel is absolutely breath taking and the staff are supper friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this beautiful place. Vicki is amazing and very helpful.
Thank you Wayfarers chapel team, my wedding was an absolute fairytale. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The chapel is beautiful. The coordinators and staff are very nice and professional. My officiant Don was fantastic!!! No complaints. I would recommend.
The chapel is beautiful. The coordinators and staff are very nice and professional. My officiant Don was fantastic!!! No Read more...
The chapel is beautiful. The coordinators and staff are very nice and professional. My officiant Don was fantastic!!! No complaints. I would recommend. Read less
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Kay Lynn
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
If you have seen Wayfarers, you know why people choose it, this was the first wedding venue we looked at, and there was nowhere else for me once I saw it in person. I had always dreamed of getting married near the ocean, but still wanted a church ceremony, and this was the perfect combination of the two. They do lots of weddings here, and they walk you through the process step by step. I wanted to make a small change to the ceremony (I wanted to include a ring blessing), which we did include. They assign a minister to you, we were assigned Father Mouret, who met with us beforehand, and the ceremony he performed was perfect for us. They also assign you a coordinator who is there for a planning meeting, rehearsal and ceremony. Deborah was absolutely amazing, she helped manage all of us, including making sure my 91 year old grandmother was able to wait inside, and still managed to keep her from seeing me beforehand. It is a little pricey, but for us, it was totally worth it.
If you have seen Wayfarers, you know why people choose it, this was the first wedding venue we looked at, and there was Read more...
If you have seen Wayfarers, you know why people choose it, this was the first wedding venue we looked at, and there was nowhere else for me once I saw it in person. I had always dreamed of getting married near the ocean, but still wanted a church ceremony, and this was the perfect combination of the two. They do lots of weddings here, and they walk you through the process step by step. I wanted to make a small change to the ceremony (I wanted to include a ring blessing), which we did include. They assign a minister to you, we were assigned Father Mouret, who met with us beforehand, and the ceremony he performed was perfect for us. They also assign you a coordinator who is there for a planning meeting, rehearsal and ceremony. Deborah was absolutely amazing, she helped manage all of us, including making sure my 91 year old grandmother was able to wait inside, and still managed to keep her from seeing me beforehand. It is a little pricey, but for us, it was totally worth it. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
12/8/2012
2.4/5.0
I had my ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel.
Pros:
-It is a beautiful chapel overlooking the ocean.
-It comes with a wedding coordinator.

Cons:
-You only get 2 hrs at the chapel. No more than 2 hours for your ceremony and pictures. You get rushed out at the end of your two hours. They book each wedding party on two hour blocks. For example, your time ends at 2PM, another party begins right at 2PM.
-The cost is $3,000. (It's a little steep for only 2 hours.)
-During the holidays, they have a circular wreath at the altar. I did not like it and they could not take it down. (I did not see this when I booked the chapel.)
-The wedding coordinator seemed to change each time I was there, making it hard to keep the facts and what would happen straight for the wedding coordinator.
-I had my ceremony at noon. The light in the chapel is bad for pictures the altar at that time in December. Might want to keep that in mind. It would have been nice if the chapel told people this or had blinds to block the light from coming in.
I had my ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel.
Pros:
-It is a beautiful chapel overlooking the ocean.
-It comes with Read more...
I had my ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel.
Pros:
-It is a beautiful chapel overlooking the ocean.
-It comes with a wedding coordinator.

Cons:
-You only get 2 hrs at the chapel. No more than 2 hours for your ceremony and pictures. You get rushed out at the end of your two hours. They book each wedding party on two hour blocks. For example, your time ends at 2PM, another party begins right at 2PM.
-The cost is $3,000. (It's a little steep for only 2 hours.)
-During the holidays, they have a circular wreath at the altar. I did not like it and they could not take it down. (I did not see this when I booked the chapel.)
-The wedding coordinator seemed to change each time I was there, making it hard to keep the facts and what would happen straight for the wedding coordinator.
-I had my ceremony at noon. The light in the chapel is bad for pictures the altar at that time in December. Might want to keep that in mind. It would have been nice if the chapel told people this or had blinds to block the light from coming in. Read less
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Somer
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
From the "we're just checking things out" phase to the post-ceremony wrap-up we were extremely pleased with our experience at Wayfarers. There are some relatively strict rules about hosting an event at this location, (no decorations allowed, for example) but with such an exquisite venue nothing was an issue big enough to matter. We were able to combine both our favorite songs via ipod for some portions of the ceremony and the tremendous musical talents of the chapel muscians for the others. We are so happy to have found this venue and grateful for the easy and efficient process the chapel has for helping couples create their magical day.
From the "we're just checking things out" phase to the post-ceremony wrap-up we were extremely pleased with our experience Read more...
From the "we're just checking things out" phase to the post-ceremony wrap-up we were extremely pleased with our experience at Wayfarers. There are some relatively strict rules about hosting an event at this location, (no decorations allowed, for example) but with such an exquisite venue nothing was an issue big enough to matter. We were able to combine both our favorite songs via ipod for some portions of the ceremony and the tremendous musical talents of the chapel muscians for the others. We are so happy to have found this venue and grateful for the easy and efficient process the chapel has for helping couples create their magical day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had my ceremony on a September morning and it was simply gorgeous there. The coordinators were very efficient and helpful. It can be a little difficult to find a nearby reception site other than Terranea.
I had my ceremony on a September morning and it was simply gorgeous there. The coordinators were very efficient and Read more...
I had my ceremony on a September morning and it was simply gorgeous there. The coordinators were very efficient and helpful. It can be a little difficult to find a nearby reception site other than Terranea. Read less
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