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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)

PHONE

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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Nancy
Wedding:
10/15/2016
4.7/5.0
The dreamiest of venues! My husband and I got married at the Wayfarers Chapel in October. We had always dreamed of having our wedding there from the moment we saw it on Pinterest. hahaha. The location is beyond beautiful. There are no words that can truly describe how stunning this chapel is. We had the most magical ceremony there and we loved our officiant. There are very strict rules here. You are allotted two hours for your time only. And they are true to those two hours by the second. Your wedding will start on time, not a minute past, and your guests will be asked to leave shortly after the ceremony. I wasn't so bothered by all the rules because prior to booking I had done my research and knew what to expect. Honestly, so many people want to get married here and they have to be fair to everyone so it's understandable but if you're looking for flexibility it is not going to happen. But truthfully those were the least of our worries, we had the romantic ceremony we dreamed of and we couldn't have been happier.
The dreamiest of venues! My husband and I got married at the Wayfarers Chapel in October. We had always dreamed of having Read more...
The dreamiest of venues! My husband and I got married at the Wayfarers Chapel in October. We had always dreamed of having our wedding there from the moment we saw it on Pinterest. hahaha. The location is beyond beautiful. There are no words that can truly describe how stunning this chapel is. We had the most magical ceremony there and we loved our officiant. There are very strict rules here. You are allotted two hours for your time only. And they are true to those two hours by the second. Your wedding will start on time, not a minute past, and your guests will be asked to leave shortly after the ceremony. I wasn't so bothered by all the rules because prior to booking I had done my research and knew what to expect. Honestly, so many people want to get married here and they have to be fair to everyone so it's understandable but if you're looking for flexibility it is not going to happen. But truthfully those were the least of our worries, we had the romantic ceremony we dreamed of and we couldn't have been happier. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
10/8/2016
4.7/5.0
Wayfarers Chapel was the best wedding venue a girl could ask for! Not only is it absolutely BEAUTIFUL and looks AMAZING in pictures, but they are very well organized and recommend great vendors! I highly recommend going with the photographers and florists on their list because they know the rules and regulations of the venue. There are quite a few restrictions when it comes to photographers, because of this I didn't think it was worth getting a videographer. We paid for the chapel's HD videos and they were perfect! The original video had one unflattering angle but they were so sweet and quick when I asked if it could be edited and use a different angle. Flower displays are not allowed inside the chapel except for the pew displays which have to be made by their florist. I ended up using the same florist for the rest of my flowers as well and they looked great! At first it looks like a lot of restrictions but it actually made everything easier and a lot less expensive! The planners at the chapel are very prompt and on top of things, they took such good care of us and made sure we got everything we wanted out of the venue. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Wayfarers Chapel was the best wedding venue a girl could ask for! Not only is it absolutely BEAUTIFUL and looks AMAZING in Read more...
Wayfarers Chapel was the best wedding venue a girl could ask for! Not only is it absolutely BEAUTIFUL and looks AMAZING in pictures, but they are very well organized and recommend great vendors! I highly recommend going with the photographers and florists on their list because they know the rules and regulations of the venue. There are quite a few restrictions when it comes to photographers, because of this I didn't think it was worth getting a videographer. We paid for the chapel's HD videos and they were perfect! The original video had one unflattering angle but they were so sweet and quick when I asked if it could be edited and use a different angle. Flower displays are not allowed inside the chapel except for the pew displays which have to be made by their florist. I ended up using the same florist for the rest of my flowers as well and they looked great! At first it looks like a lot of restrictions but it actually made everything easier and a lot less expensive! The planners at the chapel are very prompt and on top of things, they took such good care of us and made sure we got everything we wanted out of the venue. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
2/29/2016
4.4/5.0
I originally wanted to get married at the church I attended my whole life. But as a wedding present to me, my step-father wanted me to check out the Wayfarers. I grew in Long Beach and have somehow never been up to see this chapel. We went up to see it on a Saturday morning, and my fiance and I fell in love. It is absolutely stunning...How could we say No to this place! I contacted the Wayfarers and they were extremely helpful and quick to get me everything I needed to book this venue for my wedding. I will say that the fee you pay is a bit pricey (our wedding is a Monday so we saved a little) considering you only get 2 hours. I think if they offered it for 3 hours it would be way less stressful and put brides a little more at ease. But you're also paying for the beauty of the chapel and it's surroundings. My wedding is coming up in less then 3 months and I'm super excited! Leap year wedding - Feb 29, 2016!
I originally wanted to get married at the church I attended my whole life. But as a wedding present to me, my step-father Read more...
I originally wanted to get married at the church I attended my whole life. But as a wedding present to me, my step-father wanted me to check out the Wayfarers. I grew in Long Beach and have somehow never been up to see this chapel. We went up to see it on a Saturday morning, and my fiance and I fell in love. It is absolutely stunning...How could we say No to this place! I contacted the Wayfarers and they were extremely helpful and quick to get me everything I needed to book this venue for my wedding. I will say that the fee you pay is a bit pricey (our wedding is a Monday so we saved a little) considering you only get 2 hours. I think if they offered it for 3 hours it would be way less stressful and put brides a little more at ease. But you're also paying for the beauty of the chapel and it's surroundings. My wedding is coming up in less then 3 months and I'm super excited! Leap year wedding - Feb 29, 2016! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
11/29/2014
4.9/5.0
I love this place! Very romantic and best view of the pacific ocean. All of our guests were amazed by the scenic view. It was a dream come true.
I love this place! Very romantic and best view of the pacific ocean. All of our guests were amazed by the scenic view. It Read more...
I love this place! Very romantic and best view of the pacific ocean. All of our guests were amazed by the scenic view. It was a dream come true. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/6/2014
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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Angela
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Most BEAUTIFUL place to get married!!!! Everyone there was incredibly supportive, friendly and so helpful! An Absolutely amazing and magical experience!!!
Most BEAUTIFUL place to get married!!!! Everyone there was incredibly supportive, friendly and so helpful! An Absolutely Read more...
Most BEAUTIFUL place to get married!!!! Everyone there was incredibly supportive, friendly and so helpful! An Absolutely amazing and magical experience!!! 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Our wedding coordinator, Sheri, was extremely helpful. She accommodated all our requests and helped keep our bridal party organized, and we had a LARGE group. She was super sweet too!
Reverend Dan was our officiant and we cannot say enough nice things about him. During our first meeting he was warm and inviting and did a great job of making us feel comfortable. You would not believe the presence he has during the ceremony! His voice is profound and perfect for a wedding. We are so grateful for Reverend Dan and his help with our ceremony. If you have the opportunity I highly recommend requesting him!
The entire staff we had contact with from making the reservation all way to the ceremony were helpful, polite and pleasant.
The (small) down side:
It costs quite a pretty penny to reserve a time for your ceremony, and you are only allowed 2 hours on site, which means pictures are either limited or you must do them quickly. Also, your ceremony is pretty short about 15-20 minutes (but that was perfect for us), but you CANNOT beat the view!!!! It was totally worth it, but it would have helped out our bank accounts if it were slightly more affordable, especially when you consider the amount of weddings they could potentially have in one day. Lastly they will not book your wedding rehearsal on a Friday much further than a month before your wedding date, so if you have a lot of out of town people in your wedding party this might cause them to miss the rehearsal on a Wednesday or Thursday due to time off of work. Luckily it all worked out for us.

Overall the experience we had working with the staff and the photos we will have forever were completely worth it! If you have the opportunity to get married at Wayfarers Chapel you WILL NOT regret it!!!!
Our wedding coordinator, Sheri, was extremely helpful. She accommodated all our requests and helped keep our bridal party Read more...
Our wedding coordinator, Sheri, was extremely helpful. She accommodated all our requests and helped keep our bridal party organized, and we had a LARGE group. She was super sweet too!
Reverend Dan was our officiant and we cannot say enough nice things about him. During our first meeting he was warm and inviting and did a great job of making us feel comfortable. You would not believe the presence he has during the ceremony! His voice is profound and perfect for a wedding. We are so grateful for Reverend Dan and his help with our ceremony. If you have the opportunity I highly recommend requesting him!
The entire staff we had contact with from making the reservation all way to the ceremony were helpful, polite and pleasant.
The (small) down side:
It costs quite a pretty penny to reserve a time for your ceremony, and you are only allowed 2 hours on site, which means pictures are either limited or you must do them quickly. Also, your ceremony is pretty short about 15-20 minutes (but that was perfect for us), but you CANNOT beat the view!!!! It was totally worth it, but it would have helped out our bank accounts if it were slightly more affordable, especially when you consider the amount of weddings they could potentially have in one day. Lastly they will not book your wedding rehearsal on a Friday much further than a month before your wedding date, so if you have a lot of out of town people in your wedding party this might cause them to miss the rehearsal on a Wednesday or Thursday due to time off of work. Luckily it all worked out for us.

Overall the experience we had working with the staff and the photos we will have forever were completely worth it! If you have the opportunity to get married at Wayfarers Chapel you WILL NOT regret it!!!! Read less
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5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 See On Map
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