Weddings & Events
CONTACT: Lynn Taylor
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and canyons of Palos Verdes, our beautiful grounds and facilities are a gorgeous setting for your event! Our versatile facilities can be set up to suit your taste and needs. We are a premier location for your next event, whatever the occasion:
- Weddings and commitment ceremonies
- Recitals and performances
- Memorial Services
- Birthday, anniversary and other family celebrations
Pacific Unitarian Church is devoted to providing same-sex couples a place for their special day to unite in marriage.
Our Hall: This versatile open space offers ample opportunity for personalizing your event. 250 guests can be seated theatre-style for your indoor wedding, concert or meeting. An in-ceiling projector screen is available for slideshows. The Hall comfortably seats 150 at tables. Or clear the space for a party and dancing. A Yamaha grand piano is available for concerts and recitals with a backdrop of the canyon and sky seen through our new beautiful floor-to-ceiling blue glass wall. No air conditioner is necessary due to the breezes off the canyon.
Meditation Garden: Have an outdoor wedding, memorial service, or healing circle in our Meditation Garden while enjoying the breathtaking view of the canyon, with the panorama of the Los Angeles basin to the Santa Monica, San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. The Meditation Garden’s gazebo is the perfect focal point for your wedding or commitment ceremony. The Meditation Garden can accommodate up to 100 seated guests.
Patio: Enjoy this wonderful setting for an open-air reception. Our patio features a lovely fountain and beautiful paver stones. You and your guests will feel connected to nature in this beautiful outdoor space. The patio easily accommodates 150 guests seated at tables, and it conveniently located adjacent to our Hall and the kitchen. Retractable awnings provide cool comfort and shade on sunny days.
Wedding Dressing Room: Our Wedding Dressing room has been recently renovated. In addition to your private dressing area with a full-length mirror, you’ll have your own adjoining restroom
Kitchen: Your caterer can stage from our non-commercial kitchen for your event. We have a large stove/oven, a microwave, two refrigerators, a dish sanitizer, and plenty of counter space.
Wedding Officiant: Rev. Steve Wilson, Pacific Unitarian Church’s settled minister. He received his Masters in Divinity from Boston University and his bachelor of science at Ithaca College. He is progressive in his politics, and old-fashioned in his loyalty to a large core group of family and friends.
Rev. Teri Masters, a South Bay native, is an ordained Interfaith minister and a graduate of The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California. An Associate Clinical Chaplain with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Rev. Masters is an experienced hospice chaplain and grief counselor.
We respect your values, officiants of your choice are welcome.
Music Director: Severin Behnen Severin did his college work in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul area earning his BA from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. He earned MA degree from California Institute of the Arts and his Ph.D. degree in Music Composition from UCLA.
Severin loves a wide variety of musical styles including classical, bluegrass, jazz, avant-garde, and opera. A talented composer, his works have been performed in a variety of venues, including Disney Hall in Los Angeles He has toured and performed throughout the United States, and in Asia. He also teaches Music Theory and Musicianship classes in primary and secondary school levels.
Onsite Coordinator: Lynn Taylor, CMP is our onsite coordinator. She is a Certified Meeting Professional. You will certainly benefit from Lynn’s thirty-plus years of experience in event and wedding planning. She can share recommendations and ideas to set up our versatile facilities to suit your event. For weddings, she will assist you with your rehearsal dinner and during the day of your ceremony.
- The Wedding Brochure (downloadable/printable PDF)
- Hall Diagram / Layout Request Form
- Meditation Garden Diagram / Layout Request Form
- Patio Diagram / Layout Request Form
CONTACT: Lynn Taylor
For efficiency, kindly include in your email: Dates desired, starting and ending times, the number of participants you anticipate and the room(s) you desire.