First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
FCCLA's church is breathtaking and their wedding coordinators are a god send! Both Joanna and Larry at FCCLA made our wedding planning super easy. The day of the rehearsal was a breeze with Larry at the helm. Using our own pastor was not a problem and their head pastor was easy to work with as well. Would highly recommend this church if you are looking for one amazing wedding!
We live out of state and so choosing a ceremony location was difficult. We then stumbled upon FCCLA after looking online. Choosing FCCLA for our ceremony was the best decision we made regarding our wedding. We had our wedding weeks ago and guests are still raving about the church/ceremony and how beautiful it was. Our first initial visit to the church took our breath away. It's architecture/style is stunning.
Rev. Ryan & Joanna were amazing to work with and guided us through everything. They were professional and organized and our wedding day went off without a hitch. Rev. Ryan made us feel comfortable and welcome and made our special day memorable.
We highly recommend FCCLA. This is a church that will give you beautiful memories for a lifetime!
Joanna and the whole staff were very professional, patient, and understanding!!
Our wedding went well primarily thanks to all of them
The quality of the church is really what you pay for. The value of the photos are remarkable and everyone who attended our wedding was blown away by the incredible sanctuary. Joanna is a very helpful coordinator that keeps you updated with all the ongoing decision-making that you need to do and she is much more flexible than your traditional church coordinators.
Most Beautiful Church !! Rev. Ryan Steitz is wonderful. I have never heard so many compliments about how beautiful a church was until I got married here. Great service. Joanna Chong is the wedding coordinator there, we loved her so we used her as our own wedding planner. I would reccommend this church to anyone!!
very good. The place is gorgeous. The service is excellent. We like it very much.
We had our wedding ceremony at this wonderful and historic church Memorial Day weekend May 29, 2010. I've always wanted to get married here as I have a history with this church. I(the bride) graduated from Pilgrim School (the school affiliated with the church). As an alumni , they gave us a discount. I've always loved the beauty of this church. The architecture, the arches, the gardens and of course the organ is phenominal ! It has the largest church organ in the world and I've always loved the sound of it. The center aisle is 150ft long. We had around 375-380 guests and the church seats well over 1000.
The church coordinator Nancy Huddleston is great. She's very knowledgeable and thorough. She answered all my emails and questions promptly. She helped a lot with the selection of music for the ceremony and lots of other things. They even gave us an audio cd of our wedding ceremony.
A few other things... This church is very strict on the music it allows to be sung or played. Also, this church is pretty dark inside so you need a knowledgeable photographer to deal with the lighting or else your pictures will turn out pretty dark (no flash photography is allowed during the ceremony). My photographer was excellent and my pictures were awesome !
This was the most gorgeous church. Please see the pictures I've uploaded. Nancy, the onsite coordinator, was great to work with and created a smooth and seamless process for us. We were very happy with this choice and we thought it was very good value as well. It is a giant church and I would recommend it if you wanted to go for the dramatic. We didn't come close to filling it, but we chose it because so much of our ceremony revolved around music and it's a great venue for live music.
Beautiful, ornate church suitable for a larger (350 + guests) wedding. The church is able to house a reception indoors for no more than 250-300 guests but has additional space for outdoor receptions. Most likely, you will need to rent chairs unless you are comfortable with blue chairs. Holding a ceremony at this location is costly.
First Congregational Church is the perfect place for an elegant Los Angeles wedding.
- Two ceremony venues to choose from: A sweeping majesty of our neo-Gothic Sanctuary (fits up to 1000 guests) or the gorgeous intimacy of Shatto Chapel (fits up to 175 guests)
- Home of the world’s largest church pipe organ (over 23,000 pipes!)
- Varied reception areas, including outdoor courtyards, banquet halls and historical parlors
- Open clergy and musician policies as well as an available staff of world-class musicians and accessible, engaging ministers
- Attentive and exemplary service from our dedicated wedding staff, including a wedding coordinator, pastor, security, facilities staff, and free parking.
For more information or to book a venue tour, please contact 213.355.5240 or email email@example.com.
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