Weddings (Archived)

Weddings (Archived)

Weddings (Archived)2024-06-19T13:55:50-07:00

Weddings at Wayfarers Chapel

Are Unavailable due to Chapel Closure

Imagine your wedding day in one of the most romantic and awe-inspiring wedding venues on earth – the Wayfarers Chapel, also known as the “Tree Chapel” and the “Glass Chapel”. Located less than an hour from Downtown LA, overlooking the Abalone Cove shoreline, the Chapel is nestled in a grove of redwoods and surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. Holding your ceremony at the Chapel gives you the best of all things–it is a sacred space that offers a natural, beachy/coastal, and woodsy atmosphere in close proximity to Los Angeles, the Beach Cities, and Orange County.


We welcome you to join us for Sunday Worship Service at 10:15am, and Wednesday Prayer & Healing Service at 12:00pm, currently held at St Francis Episcopal Church (small sanctuary). 2200 Via Rosa ~ Palos Verdes Estates ~ 90274

Chapel & Grounds Are Closed


Wayfarers Chapel management announced plans to move forward with disassembly of the iconic structure to save it from landslide destruction. Currently, Wayfarers Chapel and the surrounding grounds are closed due to the momentum of local land movement. The Portuguese Bend landslide has accelerated at an unprecedented rate and is dramatically impacting the Wayfarers Chapel campus and surrounding area.

It has been determined that the immediate deconstruction of the chapel is the safest and most viable preservation action to take at this time and will prevent further irreparable damage to the chapel’s structure and materials. The team will begin the careful disassembly of the chapel, which includes cataloguing and documenting each piece, preserving as much of the chapel’s original materials as practicable, and relocating all component parts to a temporary safe location until they can be reassembled. Simultaneously, the team will evaluate options for reconstruction on this site or one nearby. The Wayfarers community is committed to preserving the historic chapel and giving it a resilient future.

For more information, please visit our website to view our recent press release and frequently asked questions.

Bell Tower Disassembly

Wayfarers Leadership Moves Forward with Next Phase of Disassembly to Save the Chapel from Imminent Destruction in Landslide National Historic Landmark Wayfarers Chapel’s bell tower will be dismantled and removed July 17, 2024 Rancho Palos Verdes — The first phase of the Wayfarers Chapel disassembly is now complete and the team has successfully salvaged the most vulnerable elements of the landmark chapel: redwood, steel, glass, and roof tiles. Wayfarers Chapel and the surrounding grounds are now closed due to the momentum of local land movement, non-historic buildings on site have been removed, and the last remaining historic elements to be salvaged are the Palos Verdes stone walls of the chapel, other historic site elements such as the stone fountain, and the bell tower. As the Portuguese Bend landslide accelerates at an unprecedented rate it is important to safely remove the bell tower as soon as possible. At roughly 80 feet high, and with the dangerous site conditions, it is not possible to carefully salvage the materials of the bell [...]

View the Disassembly Currently in Progress
June 2024

To Have and to Hold

The Perfect Day at Wayfarers Chapel

For over 70 years, the Wayfarers Chapel has welcomed couples from all religious and spiritual backgrounds to celebrate their wedding in this natural sanctuary. Designed by Lloyd Wright, the all glass sanctuary is nestled in a grove of towering redwood trees surrounded by 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns and gardens with a panoramic ocean view of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. The exquisite Rose Garden forms a stunning background for wedding photography and videography. Evening ceremonies provide an opportunity for an enchanting candlelit atmosphere.

The natural plantings inside the Chapel eliminate the need for added decorations. Music is played by the Chapel keyboardist or you may have additional Chapel Musicians play, allowing you to choose a wide variety of music. Candles on the altar are lighted for your ceremony. Evening ceremonies have an additional candlelight option available.

Our dedicated staff guides you from your initial reservation through your wedding day including a planning conference, your rehearsal, and the wedding ceremony. Your assigned Chapel minister will meet with you to discuss and personalize your ceremony.

Featured Weddings

Take a closer look at various ways that couples have chosen to celebrate their special day at Wayfarers Chapel.

“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love”
~ 1 Corinthians 13:13

Wedding FAQs

Everything You’ll need to Know

The most asked questions.

Wedding Music

Artistic Excellence

Wayfarers Chapel features some of the finest musicians in Southern California.

Wedding Video & Streaming

Chapel Exclusive Multiple Camera Angles

Wayfarers Chapel Video offers two wedding video packages, “The Ceremony” and “Arrival to Departure”, and the option to add Live Streaming to “The Ceremony”.

Wedding Photography

Chapel Recommended Photographers

We strongly encourage you to consider using one of our recommended photographers. Our recommended photographers work well with staff, and their familiarity of the Chapel, grounds, lighting, and time frame allow them to take full advantage of this beautiful setting.

Aisle/Pew Flowers

Exclusive Floral Arrangements

You may hire any florist you wish for your personal flowers, such as bouquets and boutonnieres. However, if you would like to add aisle/pew flowers, these must be designed and delivered by our Chapel Preferred Florist, and ordered through our Reservations Office.

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