Wayfarers Chapel: Glass Wedding Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes

Nestled in the hills of Ranchos Palos Verdes sits this beautiful glass church known as the Wayfarers Chapel, a place I highly recommend you visit at some point in time.

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Details

  • Free to enter, assuming a wedding isn’t happening
  • Services at 10 AM on Sunday

History

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After arriving in the small parking lot that overlooks the ocean you can start your exploration of this small but beautiful church.

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I headed right for the entrance to see the inside first hand. It was playing music when I arrived and was open for meditation.

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As soon as you enter the church you will be blown away by the simple beauty. The church itself is nothing but wood, stone and glass but it quickly captures your imagination with its serenity.

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The alter itself has three stone steps, with inscriptions on them that read “Hallowed be thy name, they kingdom come, thy will be done”  and a large bible sitting on a mantle with a stone inscription of “Our Father who art in heaven.”

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I sat in the pews for 10 minutes just taking it all in and relaxing in the beauty of the place with the quiet melodic music providing a background.

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After exiting the chapel there is a forest of trees that beckon you onward to the small bench that you can sit in and look over the ocean.

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After that head around to the front where there are a few rows of flowers in a wide range of colors that you can admire with the background of the church and its steeple. Here are some of the flowers.

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Lastly, there is a gift shop and information center where you can purchase things like photographs and inquire about weddings.

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Wedding Cost – Amie and I took guesses as to what the cost would be for a wedding and both of us were on the high-end. This place is relatively well priced at costs ranging from $1,600 – $3,500 depending on the day. I for one would have loved to get married here.

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All in all this is a great stop and an easy recommendation. It is a beautiful and free place to spend a little time and just relax in the quiet serenity. One of these days I would like to come back for an actual service as well.

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  • ocshutterbug

    I truly enjoy your photographs. I am a California native and you have shown me places I didn’t know existed. I am an amateur photographer and your blog is giving me a long list of places i want to see and photograph. I really love that your photographs are not overly post processed. I guess I am old school and like photographs that aren’t modified in LR and PS to the point that they don’t look real. Your photographs are always amazing and inspire me to get out there! Thanks!

    • Thanks for the compliments on my photography, that means a lot! I agree that I like more raw images over the over processed ones, every once in a while I do get carried away though haha.

  • whatever_dude

    This really is a lovely place, in a lovely setting. You do get around, don’t you?

    • Ya I really like this spot as well, and yes I try to explore as much as I can!