The Chapel and grounds are open daily from 9am – 5pm.
The Visitors Center is open daily from 10am – 5pm.
The Chapel is closed to the general public during private weddings, baptisms, and memorial services. During this time you are welcome to visit our gardens and the Visitors Center. You can call the Visitors Center before visiting to check our daily event schedule at (310) 377-1650 x2.
Group Visits and Tours
Due to the number of events we have here at the Chapel, any group of visitors over 15 people must be put on our schedule in advance.
Guided group tours of the Chapel and grounds may be arranged on Mondays at 10 am. To schedule your group tour, please call the Visitors Center 1 (310) 377-1650 Ext 2. A contribution of $3 per person is required for a guided tour.
Photography and Videography
Wayfarers Chapel is strictly a N O D R O N E Z O N E !
Any professional photography or videography must have prior authorization and permit. Wedding photography is restricted to only those couples that are being married at the Chapel. Couples who have fully confirmed a wedding here will not be charged for an engagement shoot, but still must schedule a time and get a permit.
If you are interested in taking any professional photos on the Chapel grounds (including family portraits, engagement photos, landscape/nature photography, etc.) you will need a reservation.
We schedule these sessions up to a month in advance. Monday only is the day assigned for this type of photography. Reservations are for up to one hour with a $250 contribution. You are required to observe the following: No wedding attire and no photos inside the Chapel.
Your contribution will be collected at the Visitors Center when you check in to receive your permit prior to the start of your photo shoot.
For professional photography, videography and permit please contact the Reservation office M-F at (310) 377-1650 Ext. 1.
Movie, Television & Commercial Use
The Wayfarers Chapel has appeared in many movies and television shows. 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. For more information about the use of the Chapel and ground for filming, please contact the Director of Administration at (310) 377-1650 x6.
Community Events & Services
Wayfarers Chapel invites you to participate in the various worship services and community events offered throughout the year. Special events include concerts, lectures, workshops, and classes. Special worship services are New Year’s Renewal service, Palm Sunday Pageant, Easter Sunrise service, Easter services, Marriage Renewal service, Blessing of the Animals service, Raising of the Advent Wreath service, Carols & Candles service, and Christmas Eve services. Tickets to special events, if required, can be purchased at the Visitors Center (310) 377-1650 Ext. 2.