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Wayfarers Chapel

Rancho Palos Verdes , CA
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LOCATION

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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REVIEWS

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SuperChooper
Wedding:
9/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I live in the area, and the chapel represents everything about Southern California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, blue sky, and surrounded by beautiful green...everything I wanted for my special day. We wanted to have a small and intimate wedding with family members and close friends, so the Wayfarers was the perfect location!
I live in the area, and the chapel represents everything about Southern California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, blue Read more...
I live in the area, and the chapel represents everything about Southern California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, blue sky, and surrounded by beautiful green...everything I wanted for my special day. We wanted to have a small and intimate wedding with family members and close friends, so the Wayfarers was the perfect location! Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
9/9/2009
4.9/5.0
There couldn't be a better place to do your vows than the Wayfarer's Chapel. We had a sunset candle light wedding and the feel of this location is very different compared to day time. It was elegant and breath taking. Guests will forever remember your wedding because of the ambiance. The ceremony was nearly flawless. The only drawback is that you can only have about 100 people in the chapel otherwise it'll look too jam packed and the fire dept. will need to be called since it's capacity is only for 100 people or so. This is a great location especially if you would like to have an intimate ceremony. Your wedding memories will definitely be remembered with timeless style. If you have the budget, there are hidden cameras that are set on the ceiling and walls to capture your wedding ceremony without obstructions. The cameras are controlled remotely and the company that is contracted with the Wayfarer's chapel is very professional and can also cover your reception on HD. The chapel staff are truly amazing and the music coordinator is very talented. We requested Coldplay and U2 to be played during the pre-processional and he was able to play them with ease! BTW, the chapel fees are all tax deductible so when you think about it, it's definitely worth it to get married here!!! Hope this review helped you & good luck with your wedding preparations!!!
There couldn't be a better place to do your vows than the Wayfarer's Chapel. We had a sunset candle light wedding and the Read more...
There couldn't be a better place to do your vows than the Wayfarer's Chapel. We had a sunset candle light wedding and the feel of this location is very different compared to day time. It was elegant and breath taking. Guests will forever remember your wedding because of the ambiance. The ceremony was nearly flawless. The only drawback is that you can only have about 100 people in the chapel otherwise it'll look too jam packed and the fire dept. will need to be called since it's capacity is only for 100 people or so. This is a great location especially if you would like to have an intimate ceremony. Your wedding memories will definitely be remembered with timeless style. If you have the budget, there are hidden cameras that are set on the ceiling and walls to capture your wedding ceremony without obstructions. The cameras are controlled remotely and the company that is contracted with the Wayfarer's chapel is very professional and can also cover your reception on HD. The chapel staff are truly amazing and the music coordinator is very talented. We requested Coldplay and U2 to be played during the pre-processional and he was able to play them with ease! BTW, the chapel fees are all tax deductible so when you think about it, it's definitely worth it to get married here!!! Hope this review helped you & good luck with your wedding preparations!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place for a wedding. Impossible to take a bad picture! Loved it.
Beautiful place for a wedding. Impossible to take a bad picture! Loved it.
Beautiful place for a wedding. Impossible to take a bad picture! Loved it. Read less
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shleymay03
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.5/5.0
I never thought I would ever be married in a church. We wanted to get married outside. But I'm telling you, if you step foot into the Wayfarers chapel, you won't be able to talk yourself out of getting married there. It is a bit pricey, they are incredibly strict (no decorations allowed, no petals allowed to be dropped, and nothing is allowed to be thrown / blown at you during the recessional). It doesn't matter. This is a spiritual place. A wonderful place. The Rev that married us was amazing. We aren't EXTREMELY religious people, but we heartily believe in God and he formed the service around our beliefs and values. They do all sorts of weddings, including humanistic and homosexual. All of our wedding party fell in love with the place and also wants to get married here. I would reccommend this venue to anyone!

Just be sure to book WAY in advance. We booked a year and 3 months in advance and got June 13th at 4pm. PERFECT time. But there were already weekends in June booked when we did this!
I never thought I would ever be married in a church. We wanted to get married outside. But I'm telling you, if you step Read more...
I never thought I would ever be married in a church. We wanted to get married outside. But I'm telling you, if you step foot into the Wayfarers chapel, you won't be able to talk yourself out of getting married there. It is a bit pricey, they are incredibly strict (no decorations allowed, no petals allowed to be dropped, and nothing is allowed to be thrown / blown at you during the recessional). It doesn't matter. This is a spiritual place. A wonderful place. The Rev that married us was amazing. We aren't EXTREMELY religious people, but we heartily believe in God and he formed the service around our beliefs and values. They do all sorts of weddings, including humanistic and homosexual. All of our wedding party fell in love with the place and also wants to get married here. I would reccommend this venue to anyone!

Just be sure to book WAY in advance. We booked a year and 3 months in advance and got June 13th at 4pm. PERFECT time. But there were already weekends in June booked when we did this! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/1/2009
4.8/5.0
The Wayfarers Chapel is a beautiful place to get married! The ministers and staff are very easy to get along with and are pretty flexible regarding reading and music choices for the ceremony. All the employees are very helpful and kind. The only downside to this venue is that there are no reception facilities (in other words, you need to have the big party somewhere else). Fortunately, there are a lot of reception venues nearby (with rates ranging from "That's a great deal!" to "That's way too much!"), so it's not really a deal-breaker. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married at a location that is beautiful on any day, during any time and season. (It ended up raining on our wedding day and even the dark clouds couldn't take away from the Wayfarers' beauty.)

I said that it took us 12+ months to book the Wayfarers, but I don't know really know how far in advance you have to book it. Our wedding was on a Monday, so I feel like we probably could have waited longer (we booked it over a year in advance just because we felt like it). I'm pretty sure that more popular days of the week (Friday or Saturday) get snatched up much sooner though, so if you know the Wayfarers is where you want to have your ceremony, you might as well book it early.
The Wayfarers Chapel is a beautiful place to get married! The ministers and staff are very easy to get along with and are Read more...
The Wayfarers Chapel is a beautiful place to get married! The ministers and staff are very easy to get along with and are pretty flexible regarding reading and music choices for the ceremony. All the employees are very helpful and kind. The only downside to this venue is that there are no reception facilities (in other words, you need to have the big party somewhere else). Fortunately, there are a lot of reception venues nearby (with rates ranging from "That's a great deal!" to "That's way too much!"), so it's not really a deal-breaker. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone looking to get married at a location that is beautiful on any day, during any time and season. (It ended up raining on our wedding day and even the dark clouds couldn't take away from the Wayfarers' beauty.)

I said that it took us 12+ months to book the Wayfarers, but I don't know really know how far in advance you have to book it. Our wedding was on a Monday, so I feel like we probably could have waited longer (we booked it over a year in advance just because we felt like it). I'm pretty sure that more popular days of the week (Friday or Saturday) get snatched up much sooner though, so if you know the Wayfarers is where you want to have your ceremony, you might as well book it early. Read less
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CaliforniaDreamin
Wedding:
5/15/2009
4.8/5.0
We are very happy that we had our wedding ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel. We live out of the state and have to plan the wedding from afar, and Wayfarer's Chapel was very helpful at making this possible. They worked with our schedules. On the day of the ceremony, they ran the wedding so efficiently and seemlessly. We hired one of the recommended photographers and our wedding photos at the Chapel were incredible. Beautiful chapel, beautiful scenery, beautiful setting. I do think they are quite expensive, and you can probably get married somewhere else for much cheaper, but truly the unique beauty of this location cannot be matched anywhere else.
We are very happy that we had our wedding ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel. We live out of the state and have to plan the Read more...
We are very happy that we had our wedding ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel. We live out of the state and have to plan the wedding from afar, and Wayfarer's Chapel was very helpful at making this possible. They worked with our schedules. On the day of the ceremony, they ran the wedding so efficiently and seemlessly. We hired one of the recommended photographers and our wedding photos at the Chapel were incredible. Beautiful chapel, beautiful scenery, beautiful setting. I do think they are quite expensive, and you can probably get married somewhere else for much cheaper, but truly the unique beauty of this location cannot be matched anywhere else. Read less
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fmlin
Wedding:
12/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend - great place with nice scenery.
Highly recommend - great place with nice scenery.
Highly recommend - great place with nice scenery. Read less
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warmjune
Wedding:
11/29/2008
4.6/5.0
Wayfarer's Chapel is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! All of my guests were amazed at how beautiful it was, and its beauty made our ceremony so much more touching than it already was... A lot of my female guests even cried during our ceremony...
Wayfarer's Chapel is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! All of my guests were amazed at how beautiful it was, and its beauty made our Read more...
Wayfarer's Chapel is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! All of my guests were amazed at how beautiful it was, and its beauty made our ceremony so much more touching than it already was... A lot of my female guests even cried during our ceremony... Read less
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John
Wedding:
10/10/2008
3.3/5.0
Extremely beautiful place for a wedding...but they know it. They are very business like and not expecially friendly. They have very strict rules and seem to be more interested in your fee. They messed up the paper work for our wedding license and we had to fill out additional forms at the courthouse. Like I said, very beautiful place, but you have to work for it.
Extremely beautiful place for a wedding...but they know it. They are very business like and not expecially friendly. They Read more...
Extremely beautiful place for a wedding...but they know it. They are very business like and not expecially friendly. They have very strict rules and seem to be more interested in your fee. They messed up the paper work for our wedding license and we had to fill out additional forms at the courthouse. Like I said, very beautiful place, but you have to work for it. Read less
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mrod
Wedding:
8/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Wayfarers Chapel is breathtaking! Its a glass chapel that over looks to beautiful Palos Verdes Beach. Our pictures turned out amazing there and the staff is so friendly. Its truely an angleic place to get married
Wayfarers Chapel is breathtaking! Its a glass chapel that over looks to beautiful Palos Verdes Beach. Our pictures turned Read more...
Wayfarers Chapel is breathtaking! Its a glass chapel that over looks to beautiful Palos Verdes Beach. Our pictures turned out amazing there and the staff is so friendly. Its truely an angleic place to get married Read less
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5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 See On Map
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