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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)

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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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REVIEWS

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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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warmjune
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
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 were so touched and 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 were so touched and cried during our ceremony... Read less
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thislovelylove
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
A coworker had her ceremony at this chapel. It's a beautiful place. The locations is great and the ceremony was really nice. Beautiful!
A coworker had her ceremony at this chapel. It's a beautiful place. The locations is great and the ceremony was really Read more...
A coworker had her ceremony at this chapel. It's a beautiful place. The locations is great and the ceremony was really nice. Beautiful! 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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HolyMolyMatrimony
Wedding:
8/31/2008
4.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Chapel August 31st 2008! It is absolutely beautiful and a hit with our guests as well. Although a little pricey, you don't have to do anything! Its ready to go and well organized- another reason why we choose the Chapel. No rentals, no finding ministers, don't have to worry about decorating, and they have meetings to help you plan your ceremony. We also liked it because we will always have a beautiful, sentimental, place to go. We decided not to use any of the photographers they refer because we were not impressed with their work, etc. Also many photographers by now have shot at the Chapel so it wasn't a problem at all- as long as they know "the rules" and still help to accommodate your needs to get the pictures you want, etc. So we chose a photographer that we LOVED as well as already had experience shooting at the Chapel! Overall, it was a great experience and a magical day at the Chapel! They do pump weddings out all day long- so expect to see a bride before or after your wedding leaving the Chapel grounds. No biggie, it all works out smoothly and worth it. Lastly, we were worried about fitting the full 100 people- but it did just fine! We had a few guests not make the ceremony, I actually wished we would have invited more! We were so worried about this since it is small- so we really stuck to 100, since we didn't want to squish our guests- but it easily accommodated everyone! If your interested, I would definitely go take a look at the Chapel, even just for the experience- its a very beautiful place! (PIB) - HMM :)
We had our wedding at the Chapel August 31st 2008! It is absolutely beautiful and a hit with our guests as well. Although Read more...
We had our wedding at the Chapel August 31st 2008! It is absolutely beautiful and a hit with our guests as well. Although a little pricey, you don't have to do anything! Its ready to go and well organized- another reason why we choose the Chapel. No rentals, no finding ministers, don't have to worry about decorating, and they have meetings to help you plan your ceremony. We also liked it because we will always have a beautiful, sentimental, place to go. We decided not to use any of the photographers they refer because we were not impressed with their work, etc. Also many photographers by now have shot at the Chapel so it wasn't a problem at all- as long as they know "the rules" and still help to accommodate your needs to get the pictures you want, etc. So we chose a photographer that we LOVED as well as already had experience shooting at the Chapel! Overall, it was a great experience and a magical day at the Chapel! They do pump weddings out all day long- so expect to see a bride before or after your wedding leaving the Chapel grounds. No biggie, it all works out smoothly and worth it. Lastly, we were worried about fitting the full 100 people- but it did just fine! We had a few guests not make the ceremony, I actually wished we would have invited more! We were so worried about this since it is small- so we really stuck to 100, since we didn't want to squish our guests- but it easily accommodated everyone! If your interested, I would definitely go take a look at the Chapel, even just for the experience- its a very beautiful place! (PIB) - HMM :) Read less
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catandmark
Wedding:
8/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Wayfarers is a beautiful chapel! I loved the location and ambiance. We worked with Marian as our ceremony coordinator and Reverend Jonathan Mitchell as our minister. Both were absolutely wonderful! Wayfarers is extremely well organized and, as mentioned in other reviews, there are strict policies for schedule, photographers, flowers and limos...but it is all worth it! We used Dorothy Victor as our harpist during the ceremony. She was recommended by the Chapel and she was awesome. The music was perfect. We loved everything about our ceremony. We also used Marc Gold of 24kt for the in-chapel videography (and also later at our reception). I highly recommend you use 24kt so you can get great photos from the front of the chapel. Thank you so much to Marc, Marian, Dorothy and Rev. Mitchell =)
Wayfarers is a beautiful chapel! I loved the location and ambiance. We worked with Marian as our ceremony coordinator and Read more...
Wayfarers is a beautiful chapel! I loved the location and ambiance. We worked with Marian as our ceremony coordinator and Reverend Jonathan Mitchell as our minister. Both were absolutely wonderful! Wayfarers is extremely well organized and, as mentioned in other reviews, there are strict policies for schedule, photographers, flowers and limos...but it is all worth it! We used Dorothy Victor as our harpist during the ceremony. She was recommended by the Chapel and she was awesome. The music was perfect. We loved everything about our ceremony. We also used Marc Gold of 24kt for the in-chapel videography (and also later at our reception). I highly recommend you use 24kt so you can get great photos from the front of the chapel. Thank you so much to Marc, Marian, Dorothy and Rev. Mitchell =) 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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melinda_1019
Wedding:
7/30/2008
5.0/5.0
When we first stepped foot on the Wayfarers grounds, we knew it was for us. It's as beautiful as everyone says and more -- it's a place that must be experienced: calm and serenity fills the air, and the small glass chapel makes for an intimate, engaging setting. Yes, it's rather expensive and they will kick you out of there as soon as your two hours are up. But it's entirely worth it. The rate includes a wedding coordinator, who will coordinate your ceremony and determine the ceremony program. For an additional $350, you can elect the "candlelight" option, which includes candlelit sconces on the aisles and your choice of musicians: harpist, male or female vocalist, organist, and/or flutist (i think). We chose Dorothy Victor, the harpist, and who played beautiful music that we chose during a personal recital that she held for us two months prior. Dorothy is a consummate professional!
When we first stepped foot on the Wayfarers grounds, we knew it was for us. It's as beautiful as everyone says and more -- Read more...
When we first stepped foot on the Wayfarers grounds, we knew it was for us. It's as beautiful as everyone says and more -- it's a place that must be experienced: calm and serenity fills the air, and the small glass chapel makes for an intimate, engaging setting. Yes, it's rather expensive and they will kick you out of there as soon as your two hours are up. But it's entirely worth it. The rate includes a wedding coordinator, who will coordinate your ceremony and determine the ceremony program. For an additional $350, you can elect the "candlelight" option, which includes candlelit sconces on the aisles and your choice of musicians: harpist, male or female vocalist, organist, and/or flutist (i think). We chose Dorothy Victor, the harpist, and who played beautiful music that we chose during a personal recital that she held for us two months prior. Dorothy is a consummate professional! Read less
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San
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
We simply fell in love with this Chapel upon our first visit, simply breath taken. From the view to the chapel itself.
We simply fell in love with this Chapel upon our first visit, simply breath taken. From the view to the chapel itself.
We simply fell in love with this Chapel upon our first visit, simply breath taken. From the view to the chapel itself. Read less
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nyla
Wedding:
6/30/2008
4.9/5.0
The glass chapel is EVERY girl's dream! The scenery, the architecture, the feel in nature, are hard for whoever attends your wedding to forget. If you want to have a wedding day during the weekend, you might want to book way early! It's not cheap but it's going to be so worth the memory.
The glass chapel is EVERY girl's dream! The scenery, the architecture, the feel in nature, are hard for whoever attends Read more...
The glass chapel is EVERY girl's dream! The scenery, the architecture, the feel in nature, are hard for whoever attends your wedding to forget. If you want to have a wedding day during the weekend, you might want to book way early! It's not cheap but it's going to be so worth the memory. Read less
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tinabeme
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Beautiful grounds with a well organized staff! Getting married here is a breeze, you hardly have to think as someone is always telling you what to do/where to be. You don't need a wedding coordinator here. I loved it as did our guests....everyone was taking pictures of themselves before the ceremony...worth every penny!
Beautiful grounds with a well organized staff! Getting married here is a breeze, you hardly have to think as someone is Read more...
Beautiful grounds with a well organized staff! Getting married here is a breeze, you hardly have to think as someone is always telling you what to do/where to be. You don't need a wedding coordinator here. I loved it as did our guests....everyone was taking pictures of themselves before the ceremony...worth every penny! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Once you go onto the website you will know why we picked this place to get married! It beautiful and has an amazing view!
Once you go onto the website you will know why we picked this place to get married! It beautiful and has an amazing view!
Once you go onto the website you will know why we picked this place to get married! It beautiful and has an amazing view! Read less
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Belle
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.8/5.0
Wayfarers Chapel is beautiful! The staff was excellent, and our officiant was great! Our ceremony was perfect. If you are interested in having your ceremony at the Chapel, make sure to call the reservation office as soon as possibly to find out availability. Luckily, for us we were able to find a date and time that worked for us, but this place gets booked quickly.
Wayfarers Chapel is beautiful! The staff was excellent, and our officiant was great! Our ceremony was perfect. If you are Read more...
Wayfarers Chapel is beautiful! The staff was excellent, and our officiant was great! Our ceremony was perfect. If you are interested in having your ceremony at the Chapel, make sure to call the reservation office as soon as possibly to find out availability. Luckily, for us we were able to find a date and time that worked for us, but this place gets booked quickly. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.3/5.0
What a beautiful location to get married!! Absolutely breathtaking!! The entire ceremony was so well organized and every step along the way was well thoughtout and planned. The only downside is the expense and the time limit.
What a beautiful location to get married!! Absolutely breathtaking!! The entire ceremony was so well organized and every Read more...
What a beautiful location to get married!! Absolutely breathtaking!! The entire ceremony was so well organized and every step along the way was well thoughtout and planned. The only downside is the expense and the time limit. Read less
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Desi632
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
I absoloutly fell in love with Wayfarers! You get the forest, the beach and the gorgeous church all in one. It took my breath away when I saw it online and even more so in person! The staff are the kindest and most helpful people! I believe ther prices are listed online. When I booked last August '06 their rate was 2,300 for Fri, Sat and Sun weddings. Weekdays as usual are cheaper. So worth it!
I absoloutly fell in love with Wayfarers! You get the forest, the beach and the gorgeous church all in one. It took my Read more...
I absoloutly fell in love with Wayfarers! You get the forest, the beach and the gorgeous church all in one. It took my breath away when I saw it online and even more so in person! The staff are the kindest and most helpful people! I believe ther prices are listed online. When I booked last August '06 their rate was 2,300 for Fri, Sat and Sun weddings. Weekdays as usual are cheaper. So worth it! Read less
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MegSilverman
Wedding:
7/21/2007
4.4/5.0
Wayfarers Chapel (also known as the glass chapel) sits on the cliff of Palos Verdes. The view is exquisite! Many of my guests still talk about how beautiful the site was. There are a couple of down sides: Wayfarers is popular, so they have weddings every 2 hours (you have one hour for photos, 15-20 minutes for the ceremony, and then another 40-45 minutes for pictures before you need to leave the site), you cannot have your own minister, your photographer cannot come into the site (but the videographer recommended by the chapel has remote control cameras located throughout the chapel - the scenic photos more than made up for the lack of chapel pictures) and they have a "standard" set of vows. Also, there isn't a place to hold the reception on site - But, there are plenty of places in the surrounding area to have your reception! My husband and I fell in love with this site, so these "cons" did not matter to us. The fee does seem high (we paid $1900 for a weekend wedding, and that has gone up to $2300), but it is tax-deductible...
Wayfarers Chapel (also known as the glass chapel) sits on the cliff of Palos Verdes. The view is exquisite! Many of my Read more...
Wayfarers Chapel (also known as the glass chapel) sits on the cliff of Palos Verdes. The view is exquisite! Many of my guests still talk about how beautiful the site was. There are a couple of down sides: Wayfarers is popular, so they have weddings every 2 hours (you have one hour for photos, 15-20 minutes for the ceremony, and then another 40-45 minutes for pictures before you need to leave the site), you cannot have your own minister, your photographer cannot come into the site (but the videographer recommended by the chapel has remote control cameras located throughout the chapel - the scenic photos more than made up for the lack of chapel pictures) and they have a "standard" set of vows. Also, there isn't a place to hold the reception on site - But, there are plenty of places in the surrounding area to have your reception! My husband and I fell in love with this site, so these "cons" did not matter to us. The fee does seem high (we paid $1900 for a weekend wedding, and that has gone up to $2300), but it is tax-deductible... Read less
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loveaddict00
Wedding:
6/21/2007
4.0/5.0
This was my first choice when we decided to get married. The church is exquisite. There are a few things to think about: You only get one hour of use, which could be stressful because you have to make sure guests and ceremony are on time. They book weddings every hour, so you have to be out of there when your hour is up. Fits 100 people, not including wedding party No photographer inside of church.
This was my first choice when we decided to get married. The church is exquisite. There are a few things to think about: Read more...
This was my first choice when we decided to get married. The church is exquisite. There are a few things to think about: You only get one hour of use, which could be stressful because you have to make sure guests and ceremony are on time. They book weddings every hour, so you have to be out of there when your hour is up. Fits 100 people, not including wedding party No photographer inside of church. Read less
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dbsk8dance
Wedding:
6/20/2007
4.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue. It is a bit more expensive than most church's, but they limit you on floral, so that helps with the budget. Also, since it is a church, it is a charitable contribution and can therefore be a tax deduction.
This is a beautiful venue. It is a bit more expensive than most church's, but they limit you on floral, so that helps with Read more...
This is a beautiful venue. It is a bit more expensive than most church's, but they limit you on floral, so that helps with the budget. Also, since it is a church, it is a charitable contribution and can therefore be a tax deduction. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/6/2006
3.8/5.0
We had to take pictures quickly because there was going to be another wedding party after. It was a beautiful place though, but a bit expensive to book the place.
We had to take pictures quickly because there was going to be another wedding party after. It was a beautiful place Read more...
We had to take pictures quickly because there was going to be another wedding party after. It was a beautiful place though, but a bit expensive to book the place. Read less
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5755 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 See On Map
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