Filming at the Chapel

Wayfarers Chapel is an all glass sanctuary nestled in a grove of towering redwood trees. The Chapel, designed by Lloyd Wright, is constructed of Palos Verdes stone and redwood elements that come together at 30 and 60 degree angles. It opened its doors almost 70 years ago and is famous for its organic architecture. The natural elements used in its construction are a unique expression of the sacred space that welcomes all wayfarers along life’s path. With its breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, the 3.5 acres that the Chapel sits on feature beautifully landscaped gardens with trees forming arbored walkways leading to gardens replicating the forest floor, expansive lawns, an outdoor amphitheater, and a rose garden with a walk of honor featuring engraved pavers. 

The Wayfarers Chapel has appeared in many movies, television shows, and music videos, including: “The O.C.”, “Lucifer”, “Beverly Hills 90210”, “The Bachelorette”, Sliders, Revenge, Innerspace, Endless Love, “The Colbys”, “Hunter”, “The Rockford Files”, “World of Dance”, “Baby” by Clean Bandit (feat. Marina & Luis Fonsi), “True Detective”, “Godspeed” by James Blake for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, and “Amazing Grace” by Pentatonix.

COVID-19 Notice: The Chapel and grounds are closed to the public at this time. Our Reservations office is available by phone (310-377-1650 x 1) to arrange for scheduled tours for film and photography site location managers. Our reservations staff are currently working modified schedules (Monday – Thursday from 9am – 4pm) and as a result our response times may be delayed.

You can also check out our Virtual Tour to experience the the layout of the Chapel and grounds.

Film and photography site location managers are welcome to visit and explore the use of the Chapel and grounds for film, television, and commercial use. Wayfarers Chapel sits within the thirty-mile zone (TMZ) making it a great site option for local shoots. For more information about the use of the Chapel and ground for filming, please contact our Director of Administration, Rev. Dan Burchett, at danb@wayfarerschapel.org or (310) 377-1650 x6.