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Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

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Address: 5755 S. Palos Verdes Dr. at Barkantine St., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Phone Number: 310-377-1650
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Description: Overlooking the Pacific coast, this beautiful church was designed by the...
Overlooking the Pacific coast, this beautiful church was designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Helen Keller was a Swedenborgian

Many weddings, may from as far as Japan, but still, you can enter the chapel in-between. The son of Frank Lloyd Wright made his own mark, here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Many weddings, may from as far as Japan, but still, you can enter the chapel in-between. The son of Frank Lloyd Wright made his own mark, here.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went in for a quick visit in between the wedding service. It has nice view, we enjoyed the scenery. When wedding proceeding, visitor can't get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walking into the church and looking out onto the canope of trees is very special and inspiring. If you are into architecture or just happen to drive along the P.V. coast, this is a must see but this is a quick stop only.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The church and grounds are lovely, plenty of rose bushes and other naturally beautiful landscape simply add the overall serenity and beauty of this location overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Palos Verdes. My visits have been to either spend some quite time or to show visiting friends this location. Looks like a wonderful place to get married.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This site began as a Swedenborgian Church and is now a 'destination' for California weddings every weekend. It is a (mostly) glass shell embedded in a grove of trees on a hill overlooking Abalone Cove in Palos Verdes. If you are an architecture fan, it deserves a visit. Try to avoid the weekend wedding crush.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beyond beautiful location and setting. The church itself is such a great experience, especially on a sunny day. Our wedding was April 2015 and it was a great time of year to visit. It gets a little warm in the church in the afternoon, but the sun shining in is beautiful. Well worth a visit even if you are not... More 

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San Pedro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful chapel surrounded by lush trees, plants, flowers, lawn and views of Catalina Island in the distance. Docents and a gift shop help make this a memorable visit.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Such a lovely setting directly across Pacific Coast Highway from Abalone Cove State Beach. Large glass windows surround the structure and allow beautiful natural light to illuminate this space. Lloyd-Wright designed the chapel. The small chapel seats about 100 people and can be rented for Weddings, funerals, etc.

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Upland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

After a hike at Abalone Cove our hiking group visited the Chapel. It was the highlight of my day; a peaceful, restful, quite spot of great beauty. The gardens/trees were perfectly manicured and the small chapel is quite stunning (designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright). The Bells in the tower sound every 15 minutes. For a few minutes... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Worth a stop, just for the views. Serene and peaceful and beautiful. I've been visiting Wayfarers for many years. A friend was married here in a gorgeous ceremony, and was very happy with the services provided.

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