Wayfarers Chapel

Things to do Rancho Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills Estates Free
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Wayfarers Chapel
Photograph: John Borden Wayfarers Chapel.

Though part of an obscure sect of Christianity, this glass church serves nature first and foremost. While some brides-to-be flock here simply for the oceanfront views, plenty appreciate the serene space for its impeccable construction; its faceted shell hugs the trees and drinks in sunlight to create an enchanting and intimate environment.


Venue name: Wayfarers Chapel
Address: 5755 Palos Verdes Dr S
Los Angeles

Opening hours: 9am-5pm; visitors center opens at 10am
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Wayfarers Chapel is an architectural gem on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Completely encased in glass, this chapel is a bride's dream. It's been the setting of numerous TV shows, and it's easy to see why. With the Pacific Ocean crashing into the cliffs nearby, you feel like you're in a different world here. Definitely a beautiful spot. 


This is a gorgeous piece of architecture tucked into a wooded hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Regardless of your religion, it's an incredible place to visit for its natural beauty—you'll appreciate the soaring glass ceilings and indoor/outdoor architecture, as well as the peacefulness of the grounds. be aware, the place is packed with back-to-back weddings on weekends, and though they open the church to visitors in hour increments between each ceremony, it feels a little strange to be the looky-loo waiting for folks to say "I do" so you can get that perfect picture. Maybe worth calling ahead to find out the best (and least crowded) time to visit.