Weddings at Wayfarers Chapel

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.

The beautiful, terraced hills of Palos Verdes have experienced shifting land for Millenia. In 2023 there has been an increase of land movement in the Abalone Cove area surrounding Wayfarers Chapel. Accordingly, the grounds of Wayfarers Chapel are open to visitors but the Chapel building itself is only open for scheduled services. If you would like to see the interior of the Chapel, you are invited to attend our regularly scheduled 10am Sunday services. Thank you for your interest in Wayfarers Chapel as the venue for your wedding ceremony.

To Have and to Hold

The Perfect Day at Wayfarers Chapel

For almost 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.

For additional wedding information see Our Wedding at Wayfarers Chapel.

Featured Weddings

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

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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.