Frequently Asked Questions
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We know that you may have many questions regarding the planning of your wedding. Here is a list of commonly asked questions. We encourage you to call the reservation staff with any additional questions or concerns, which you may have. They will be happy to give you more information.
Yes. Sponsored by The Swedenborgian Church the Wayfarers Chapel provides a ministry to people from all religious backgrounds. There is no formal membership. All wayfarers are welcome.
Chapel ministers conduct all services. You may invite your minister, priest or rabbi to participate in your wedding ceremony. We emphasize the word “participate” because the Chapel minister will conduct the majority of your wedding ceremony and sign the Marriage License. Have your clergy contact one of the Chapel ministers so the role of you clergy is clearly defined.
There is no waiting list. You reserve a day and time that best meets your needs. Weddings are scheduled on even hours from 10am to 8pm every day, and on Sundays from 2pm.
We ask that you arrive one hour before your designated wedding start time.
Thank you for your interest in Wayfarers Chapel.
The contribution amount depends on the day of the week. Here is a breakdown of our contribution amounts for a wedding.
Monday: $2,300 (10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm 6pm, or 8pm)
Tuesday: $1,500 (10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, or 8pm)
Wednesday: $2,300 (10am, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, or 8pm) *No 12 noon on Wednesdays.
Thursday: $2,300 (10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm 6pm or 8pm)
Friday: $2,900 (10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm or 8pm)
Saturday: $2,900 (10am, 12noon, 2pm, 8pm. *The 4pm and 6pm on Saturday is $3,400)
Sunday: $2,900 (2pm, 4pm, 6pm, or 8pm)
We ask that a Reservation Fee of $100 be given at the time you place your reservation. Fifteen days later, the entire amount is due. Contributions are non-refundable, but you may change your date or time for up to one year without penalty.
When you are ready to make a reservation, please call a Reservationist Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm at 1(310) 377-1650 ext. 1. They will be happy to check available times. You may make a reservation over the phone.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Two hours. We want you to have the full enjoyment of the Chapel and surrounding gardens. Because your wedding is so special we ask you to arrive no earlier than one hour before your scheduled wedding time. The marriage service is about 15-20 minutes long. You will have the remaining portion of the hour (about 40 minutes) on the grounds for photos and videos if you wish. Your departure will follow on your scheduled time. This way we can respect everyone’s time.
The Chapel will comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests, plus your wedding attendants.
You may hire your own photographer/videographer, or you may hire a photographer from our suggested photographers’ list and the Chapel’s exclusive videographer. All photography/videography adheres to the same guidelines, with the exception of our Wayfarers Chapel Video. All other photographers and videographers must stand behind the last pew in the Chapel. Once the wedding is over you may re-enter the Chapel for close-ups and reenactments. Wayfarers Chapel’s Video exclusively provides remotely controlled cameras to capture close ups of your wedding.
Wayfarers Chapel and the grounds are a No Drone Zone.
The Chapel is already decorated with seasonal white flowers except during December when red poinsettias grace the front of the Chapel. If you wish to have floral arrangements attached to the aisle/pews you may do so provided it is with our exclusive Chapel florist. For more information and to place your order, please contact the Reservations Office.
We provide a dressing room for the bride and her attendants. We ask that hair and make-up be completed before arrival.
There are no facilities for receptions. We will be glad to guide you to the many facilities that are available within a short distance from the Chapel.