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.
Monday – Friday from 9am to 4:30pm (PDT) at 1 (310) 377-1650 Ext. 1 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weddings at Wayfarers Chapel include a wedding director on the day of your wedding, a gate attendant, our minister and the chapel musician.
We require three 1 hour meetings prior to your wedding:
- A planning conference to go over your wedding service
- A conference to meet the minister to review your ceremony
- A wedding rehearsal
A valid California marriage license or legal proof of marriage elsewhere is required.
No congregation, membership or classes are required.
Yes. While our “Celebration of Marriage” is based on Christian principles, our ministers have also worked with couples of mixed faiths and those who prefer a non-religious service.
Our Chapel ministers conduct all services. With the approval of our minister, you may invite your minister, priest or rabbi as a guest to participate in your wedding ceremony. We emphasize the word “guest” because our Chapel minister will conduct the majority of the wedding ceremony and sign the marriage license.
There is no waiting list. You reserve a day and time that best meets your needs based on our availability.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – $2900
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – $3900
You will have a full two hours on the Chapel grounds and surrounding gardens. Please arrive no earlier than one hour prior to your designated ceremony time. The marriage ceremony is approximately 15-20 minutes. Departure is at the end of the wedding hour. For example, if your wedding is at 2 p.m., you will arrive at 1 p.m., and your departure time is 3 p.m.
Yes. Your photographer may arrive on the grounds one hour prior to your designated ceremony time. This allows you to make full use of your two hours on the grounds.
The Chapel will comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests, plus your wedding attendants.
The Chapel and the immediate surrounding grounds will be closed off from visitors a half hour prior to your wedding. A gate attendant will be provided to ensure only your guests and wedding party enter into the area during your wedding. The remaining grounds are open to the public every day.
Beautiful greenery and white orchids are planted inside the Chapel. During December, red poinsettias are added and an evergreen Advent wreath is suspended above the altar. Couples may add aisle flowers created by our Chapel florist. (Please see “Wedding Aisle/Pew Flowers” for more details.) To preserve the natural setting, no additional flower arrangements, ribbons, bows or aisle runners are permitted.
Rice, confetti, birdseed or flower petals cannot be tossed, inside or outside the Chapel. Bubbles, balloons, butterflies or birds cannot be released after weddings.
Yes, we provide a dressing room for the bride and her attendants. We ask that hair and make-up be completed before arrival. The Bridal Room includes a vanity, private restroom and a full length 3-way mirror.
You may hire your own photographer or you may hire a photographer from our suggested photographers list. All photographers adhere to the same guidelines and must stand behind the last pew during your wedding. Once the wedding is over, you may re-enter the Chapel for close-ups and reenactments.
All videographers must adhere to the same guidelines by standing behind the last pew during your wedding service with the exception of our Wayfarers Chapel videographers. They have the capability of using remotely controlled cameras from an adjacent room which provides close-ups during your service. Wayfarers Chapel and grounds are a No Drone Zone.
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.