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Wilshire United Methodist Church

Los Angeles , CA

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Los Angeles, CA US
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Miranda
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.1/5.0
We weren't looking into getting married at a church (not budget friendly!), but decided it would be best if we did. So, we took a look at a few churches in the area we were having our reception and took a look here. I had been to a couple weddings at the church before so I knew that it was a beautiful church both inside and outside. Lori, the coordinator, knows exactly what she is doing. She made things really easy for us leading up to our wedding day. We had a few mishaps that day (she ironed my groom's suit because the tailor missed a crease, and we found an open seam in his pant and she sewed it up!), but I was able to laugh it all off because she was on top of it.

There are a few restrictions regarding photography/videography and decorations, but honestly, our pictures came out beautifully and the church is so ornate inside that we didn't decorate much. The price included aisle runners, aisle decor (tule, ribbon, candles), candelabras at the altar, tables for the guestbook, organist, rehearsal, brides and grooms rooms, and Lori. They have all the equipment necessary for any other instrumental plug-ins, they have a grand piano for use as well. If you want a reception there, they have a nice reception hall. We had a morning ceremony so we got a slightly discounted price.

The church is beautiful and all of our pictures came out beautifully, too (even with the restrictions!).
We weren't looking into getting married at a church (not budget friendly!), but decided it would be best if we did. So, we Read more...
We weren't looking into getting married at a church (not budget friendly!), but decided it would be best if we did. So, we took a look at a few churches in the area we were having our reception and took a look here. I had been to a couple weddings at the church before so I knew that it was a beautiful church both inside and outside. Lori, the coordinator, knows exactly what she is doing. She made things really easy for us leading up to our wedding day. We had a few mishaps that day (she ironed my groom's suit because the tailor missed a crease, and we found an open seam in his pant and she sewed it up!), but I was able to laugh it all off because she was on top of it.

There are a few restrictions regarding photography/videography and decorations, but honestly, our pictures came out beautifully and the church is so ornate inside that we didn't decorate much. The price included aisle runners, aisle decor (tule, ribbon, candles), candelabras at the altar, tables for the guestbook, organist, rehearsal, brides and grooms rooms, and Lori. They have all the equipment necessary for any other instrumental plug-ins, they have a grand piano for use as well. If you want a reception there, they have a nice reception hall. We had a morning ceremony so we got a slightly discounted price.

The church is beautiful and all of our pictures came out beautifully, too (even with the restrictions!). Read less
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Celine
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
This is my home church and I'm so proud that it didn't let me down in terms of holding my wedding ceremony and reception here. For future brides out there, I would highly recommend getting married here. Lori Jones, our wedding and special events coordinator is very helpful and she pays attention to detail. Paula Davis, her alternate, is also a doll!
If you plan on having your wedding here make sure to book it about a year ahead because the church rents out to other outside organizations. Saturday seems to be the most common day for a wedding at the church but I had mine on a Friday evening.
If you also want to book your reception let me inform you that the Fellowship Hall, where the reception will be held, only holds 250 guests (seated) and the tables seat 8, not 10. Don't ask them to seat 10 because it is REALLY CROWDED. If you fill the hall beyond 250 they can rent out an overflow room that seats 50 (this is an estimate so you have to ask Lori or Paula) but it's located away from the Fellowship Hall which means your guests won't be able to see the action. So this is something to think about when you have a large guest list. The sanctuary's no problem. It holds more than 250. Let Lori know if you need the church organist for your ceremony music. NO OUTSIDE ORGANISTS ARE ALLOWED. Only the church organist can use the organ. That's policy and has been there for years so please don't question Lori about it. If you have an outside pianist it's fine as well as outside string groups.
This is my home church and I'm so proud that it didn't let me down in terms of holding my wedding ceremony and reception Read more...
This is my home church and I'm so proud that it didn't let me down in terms of holding my wedding ceremony and reception here. For future brides out there, I would highly recommend getting married here. Lori Jones, our wedding and special events coordinator is very helpful and she pays attention to detail. Paula Davis, her alternate, is also a doll!
If you plan on having your wedding here make sure to book it about a year ahead because the church rents out to other outside organizations. Saturday seems to be the most common day for a wedding at the church but I had mine on a Friday evening.
If you also want to book your reception let me inform you that the Fellowship Hall, where the reception will be held, only holds 250 guests (seated) and the tables seat 8, not 10. Don't ask them to seat 10 because it is REALLY CROWDED. If you fill the hall beyond 250 they can rent out an overflow room that seats 50 (this is an estimate so you have to ask Lori or Paula) but it's located away from the Fellowship Hall which means your guests won't be able to see the action. So this is something to think about when you have a large guest list. The sanctuary's no problem. It holds more than 250. Let Lori know if you need the church organist for your ceremony music. NO OUTSIDE ORGANISTS ARE ALLOWED. Only the church organist can use the organ. That's policy and has been there for years so please don't question Lori about it. If you have an outside pianist it's fine as well as outside string groups. Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We had our Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the Fellowship Hall. This church is amazing and a grand place to have your church wedding. There is an old Organ that sounds so beautiful as you walk down the aisle. The church seats up to 500 people. You can have your wedding in the morning, afternoon or evening. They have their own Wedding Coordinator, Lori, who helps you with all the details and information you need. She will help you from your marriage license to decorating. They have a wedding there every week - so book early! We were lucky to get a spot in March 2009 due to another couple canceling. It takes a LONG TIME to walk down the whole aisle and the stage is amazingly big and beautiful. We had 2 flower arrangements which was just enough for the altar area. They provide candles, tulle and can even provide you with a minister if you don't have one. There is also a Bridal Room with "Hollywood" lights and bathroom, so the Bride and Bridesmaids could get ready in there. Absolutely stunning pictures come out as well.

The Reception Hall fits up to 250 with an adjoining room that seats 50. They are NOT flexible with the number, which is the reason I gave it a 4. We had about 300 guests at our wedding but everyone couldn't be seated in the same room. You can have a dance floor, there is room for a slideshow, they have a speaker system and also kitchen you can use.

If you want a beautiful church wedding, this is the place. Lori has all the information you need and you can reach her 24/7.
We had our Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the Fellowship Hall. This church is amazing and a grand place to have your Read more...
We had our Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the Fellowship Hall. This church is amazing and a grand place to have your church wedding. There is an old Organ that sounds so beautiful as you walk down the aisle. The church seats up to 500 people. You can have your wedding in the morning, afternoon or evening. They have their own Wedding Coordinator, Lori, who helps you with all the details and information you need. She will help you from your marriage license to decorating. They have a wedding there every week - so book early! We were lucky to get a spot in March 2009 due to another couple canceling. It takes a LONG TIME to walk down the whole aisle and the stage is amazingly big and beautiful. We had 2 flower arrangements which was just enough for the altar area. They provide candles, tulle and can even provide you with a minister if you don't have one. There is also a Bridal Room with "Hollywood" lights and bathroom, so the Bride and Bridesmaids could get ready in there. Absolutely stunning pictures come out as well.

The Reception Hall fits up to 250 with an adjoining room that seats 50. They are NOT flexible with the number, which is the reason I gave it a 4. We had about 300 guests at our wedding but everyone couldn't be seated in the same room. You can have a dance floor, there is room for a slideshow, they have a speaker system and also kitchen you can use.

If you want a beautiful church wedding, this is the place. Lori has all the information you need and you can reach her 24/7. Read less
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HaileyShin
Wedding:
1/19/2008
4.0/5.0
This church is very beautiful. Very great for photos and the reception hall on the side is very convenient for guest.
This church is very beautiful. Very great for photos and the reception hall on the side is very convenient for guest.
This church is very beautiful. Very great for photos and the reception hall on the side is very convenient for guest. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/26/2007
4.3/5.0
Lori the wedding coordinator is amazing. You'll have a beautiful wedding.
Lori the wedding coordinator is amazing. You'll have a beautiful wedding.
Lori the wedding coordinator is amazing. You'll have a beautiful wedding. Read less
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