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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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ABOUT US

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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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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Erin
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.7/5.0
i LOVE Wayfarer's Chapel. It is a beautiful and unique place for your wedding. They have it down to a science and get you in and out while the next bride is rolling in. The only reason I docked them any points in value is that it is EXPENSIVE, but if the unique-ness and beauty is important to you it's worth it. Also, for the amount you pay, you only have a limited time on the grounds before and after the ceremony to mingle with guests and have photos taken.
i LOVE Wayfarer's Chapel. It is a beautiful and unique place for your wedding. They have it down to a science and get you Read more...
i LOVE Wayfarer's Chapel. It is a beautiful and unique place for your wedding. They have it down to a science and get you in and out while the next bride is rolling in. The only reason I docked them any points in value is that it is EXPENSIVE, but if the unique-ness and beauty is important to you it's worth it. Also, for the amount you pay, you only have a limited time on the grounds before and after the ceremony to mingle with guests and have photos taken. Read less
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Dionne
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff was wonderful and if I did it again I would definitely be back to this BEAUTIFUL chapel.
The staff was wonderful and if I did it again I would definitely be back to this BEAUTIFUL chapel.
The staff was wonderful and if I did it again I would definitely be back to this BEAUTIFUL chapel. Read less
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NWD
Wedding:
9/24/2011
3.4/5.0
We choose Wayferer's as our ceremony because it is simply goregous. It lets you have the feel of a beautiful outdoor ceremony without actually having to be outdoors and dealing with the elements and bugs.

But you should definitely consider its rules before picking the place. The chapel does not allow photography during the ceremony by guests and your professional photographers and videographers have to stay behind the last pew so they cannot get any shots of guests and family's faces etc during the ceremony. They will only be able to shoot you from the back too.

You also only get 2 hours to do your ceremony, which sounds like a lot but consider that your ceremony is the in the middle of the 2 hours. Therefore if the bride/groom don't plan on seeing each other before the ceremony then you really only have 1 hour for BOTH the ceremony and pictures. Even if you do decide to get ready elsewhere and arrive at Wayferer's at the beginning of your 2 hours to take pictures, you need to do some wedding paper work first still then you have maybe 35mins to take pictures before having to go prepare for the ceremony 10-15mins beforehand. So if pictures are really important to you you should talk to your photographer first and consider whether you even have time to take advantage of the beautiful grounds of the place. For us, we only had time to take a few pictures before the ceremony. Then after the ceremony we only had time to take pictures inside the chapel.

The pros of the place is that after you pay them your money you basically don't have to worry about the ceremony at all. You meet with them twice and your ceremony is basically all done by them.
We choose Wayferer's as our ceremony because it is simply goregous. It lets you have the feel of a beautiful outdoor Read more...
We choose Wayferer's as our ceremony because it is simply goregous. It lets you have the feel of a beautiful outdoor ceremony without actually having to be outdoors and dealing with the elements and bugs.

But you should definitely consider its rules before picking the place. The chapel does not allow photography during the ceremony by guests and your professional photographers and videographers have to stay behind the last pew so they cannot get any shots of guests and family's faces etc during the ceremony. They will only be able to shoot you from the back too.

You also only get 2 hours to do your ceremony, which sounds like a lot but consider that your ceremony is the in the middle of the 2 hours. Therefore if the bride/groom don't plan on seeing each other before the ceremony then you really only have 1 hour for BOTH the ceremony and pictures. Even if you do decide to get ready elsewhere and arrive at Wayferer's at the beginning of your 2 hours to take pictures, you need to do some wedding paper work first still then you have maybe 35mins to take pictures before having to go prepare for the ceremony 10-15mins beforehand. So if pictures are really important to you you should talk to your photographer first and consider whether you even have time to take advantage of the beautiful grounds of the place. For us, we only had time to take a few pictures before the ceremony. Then after the ceremony we only had time to take pictures inside the chapel.

The pros of the place is that after you pay them your money you basically don't have to worry about the ceremony at all. You meet with them twice and your ceremony is basically all done by them. Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.0/5.0
Wayfarer's was beautiful and all the staff did an amazing job of making our wedding run smoothly. If you are not familiar with their policies, a weekend wedding costs $3,000.00. This includes 2 hours on the property, bridal changing room, minister, and ceremony music. The Chapel was perfect size for our small wedding, 70 guests. Also your phtographer is not allowed past the back pew during the ceremony. (Jolynne still had amazing shots!). Over all it was a great expierience there. I don't think I would have changed anything!
Wayfarer's was beautiful and all the staff did an amazing job of making our wedding run smoothly. If you are not familiar Read more...
Wayfarer's was beautiful and all the staff did an amazing job of making our wedding run smoothly. If you are not familiar with their policies, a weekend wedding costs $3,000.00. This includes 2 hours on the property, bridal changing room, minister, and ceremony music. The Chapel was perfect size for our small wedding, 70 guests. Also your phtographer is not allowed past the back pew during the ceremony. (Jolynne still had amazing shots!). Over all it was a great expierience there. I don't think I would have changed anything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Absolutely beautiful! It's like having an outdoor wedding without worrying about the weather. Beautiful, real chapel. Simple and elegant. Staff is very professional, very easy to work with, and know how every minute should flow. Seamless in execution. Different days and times have different prices. We did Sunday at 4pm and it was $3,000, so a little pricey for sure. They allow you to be on site for only 2 hours - an hour before the service, then the service into departure time. In other words, our ceremony was at 4pm, we arrived at 3pm and departed at 5pm. There is a small dressing room for the ladies, best for touch ups and hiding out.

They have about 4 to 6 different ministers/pastors that you can choose from. We have Dr. Reverend Donald Barnes. Great man!

They also offer their own video service, 24kt Video, which is totally worth using! They use 4 different cameras that are already set up, to video you from front and behind. You're own photographer won't be able to go up front, so this is almost a must. They also offer a 2 hour deal, from arrival to departure. The video service does cost extra, from about $700 on up, but is worth it.

There are many areas around the chapel that make for wonderful photo opps. Views inside & outside the glass chapel, green grass, large trees, many different flowers, benches, stone walkways, fountain, steps, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

I totally recommend this place. If you can swing the cost of this, cut back on other things in your budget, then it is soooo worth it. Very memorable for both us and all who attended, since not everyone has seen a glass chapel before. Our focus (money) was on the ceremony, with keeping a more simple (less expensive) reception. Everyone loved the chapel!
Absolutely beautiful! It's like having an outdoor wedding without worrying about the weather. Beautiful, real chapel. Read more...
Absolutely beautiful! It's like having an outdoor wedding without worrying about the weather. Beautiful, real chapel. Simple and elegant. Staff is very professional, very easy to work with, and know how every minute should flow. Seamless in execution. Different days and times have different prices. We did Sunday at 4pm and it was $3,000, so a little pricey for sure. They allow you to be on site for only 2 hours - an hour before the service, then the service into departure time. In other words, our ceremony was at 4pm, we arrived at 3pm and departed at 5pm. There is a small dressing room for the ladies, best for touch ups and hiding out.

They have about 4 to 6 different ministers/pastors that you can choose from. We have Dr. Reverend Donald Barnes. Great man!

They also offer their own video service, 24kt Video, which is totally worth using! They use 4 different cameras that are already set up, to video you from front and behind. You're own photographer won't be able to go up front, so this is almost a must. They also offer a 2 hour deal, from arrival to departure. The video service does cost extra, from about $700 on up, but is worth it.

There are many areas around the chapel that make for wonderful photo opps. Views inside & outside the glass chapel, green grass, large trees, many different flowers, benches, stone walkways, fountain, steps, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

I totally recommend this place. If you can swing the cost of this, cut back on other things in your budget, then it is soooo worth it. Very memorable for both us and all who attended, since not everyone has seen a glass chapel before. Our focus (money) was on the ceremony, with keeping a more simple (less expensive) reception. Everyone loved the chapel! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This place is magical, it is beyond beautiful. The wedding Director that they assign you walks you through everything (at your initial meeting and at the rehearsal) And your meeting with the minister is awesome, he'll walk you through every single word he is going to say, and they are very flexible with Changes. There is no other Chapel quite like this place. Worth every penny!
This place is magical, it is beyond beautiful. The wedding Director that they assign you walks you through everything (at Read more...
This place is magical, it is beyond beautiful. The wedding Director that they assign you walks you through everything (at your initial meeting and at the rehearsal) And your meeting with the minister is awesome, he'll walk you through every single word he is going to say, and they are very flexible with Changes. There is no other Chapel quite like this place. Worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
GREAT PLACE! WOULD RECOMEND TO ANYONE. VERY ORGANZIED AND A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
GREAT PLACE! WOULD RECOMEND TO ANYONE. VERY ORGANZIED AND A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
GREAT PLACE! WOULD RECOMEND TO ANYONE. VERY ORGANZIED AND A BEAUTIFUL PLACE Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Wayfarers Chapel has to be the most beautiful chapel - capturing an essence of spirituality and nature all in one. We had our wedding there and 90% of our guests were from all over the country. They had never seen anything like it! I got to see pictures from our guests after the wedding and everyone used the chapel grounds to capture tons of photos. The chapel overlooks the pacific ocean and is just breathtaking. The staff there do weddings ALL the time so even if there is no rehearsal they prep your wedding party so that everyone is good to go (which was our case) The chapel only seats 100 people. There is enough room for 6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsman to stand with you at the front. You have two hours to arrive, take photos, get married, take more photos and get going but for some reason it doesn't feel rushed. Our ceremony was about 20 minutes long and everyone complimented the length. Since its a glass chapel it can get hot in there but for our 2pm July wedding the weather cooperated and stayed in the mid 70's. Perfect venue!
Wayfarers Chapel has to be the most beautiful chapel - capturing an essence of spirituality and nature all in one. We had Read more...
Wayfarers Chapel has to be the most beautiful chapel - capturing an essence of spirituality and nature all in one. We had our wedding there and 90% of our guests were from all over the country. They had never seen anything like it! I got to see pictures from our guests after the wedding and everyone used the chapel grounds to capture tons of photos. The chapel overlooks the pacific ocean and is just breathtaking. The staff there do weddings ALL the time so even if there is no rehearsal they prep your wedding party so that everyone is good to go (which was our case) The chapel only seats 100 people. There is enough room for 6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsman to stand with you at the front. You have two hours to arrive, take photos, get married, take more photos and get going but for some reason it doesn't feel rushed. Our ceremony was about 20 minutes long and everyone complimented the length. Since its a glass chapel it can get hot in there but for our 2pm July wedding the weather cooperated and stayed in the mid 70's. Perfect venue! 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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