Our Tradition

Though the church has an active and vibrant congregation rooted in the Swedenborgian tradition, the wedding program is non-denominational and open to people of all backgrounds. We welcome same gender couples. Guest officiants are welcome upon approval. By celebrating your marriage at this National Historic Landmark, you weave yourself into the fabric of San Francisco’s vibrant history.


The seating capacity of the church is 100-115 guests (in addition to the wedding party, who, as participants in the ceremony, do not need seats). Standing room only weddings will hold 140, but this is a firm limit. The size and intimacy of our church makes it suitable for smaller weddings.

Our weddings are normally scheduled 3 hours apart from each other, with two and one-half hours allotted to each wedding. For example, if you have a 2 o’clock wedding, you have use of the church and gardens from 1:00 to 3:30.


A fee of $2,000 is required for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday wedding ceremonies. The fee for Monday-Thursday ceremonies is $1,500. The fee includes use of the sanctuary, the assistance of a wedding hostess, a one-hour rehearsal, all the candles in the church, a fire in the fireplace, the bride’s room and use of the garden for photos.The minister’s services are $600 and include an in person, pre-meeting to discuss the details of the ceremony. A staff musician is available for $225. Guest musicians are also welcome, upon approval by our staff.


We offer our beautiful, historic garden for your wedding ceremony or reception. Our garden can accommodate up to 45 seated and 75 standing guests.

The fee for a weekend garden wedding is $2,500 ($2,000 weekday) and includes a wedding hostess, rehearsal, setup and breakdown, and the bride’s room. The minister’s services are $600 and include an in person, pre-meeting to discuss the details of the ceremony. If it should rain, we offer you peace of mind with the use of our historic chapel.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your wedding date and time. It will be applied towards your full contribution to the church. Full payment is due one month before the wedding.