The candle-lit sanctuary, gardens and historic reception hall at the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church is a wonderful and timeless place to hold your wedding. Open to people of all backgrounds, the wedding program is non-denominational and welcomes same-gender couples and non-religious ceremonies. 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!
We were married at Swedenborgian almost two years ago and had a wonderful experience. The historic church is naturally beautiful and the candles and lit fireplace during the ceremony made it feel magical and intimate. Reverend Lee married us and we are so grateful for the time he took to counsel us before the wedding. He made us feel comfortable during the entire process and the ceremony he performed was very moving. The parish house and garden were the perfect space for our 50 person reception. We still feel so lucky we happened upon Swedenborgian Church while planning our wedding!
I discovered the Swedenborgian Church while on a City Guides walking tour. What a gem! Hidden behind a wall, you walk past a mini meadow with nicely kept flowers & shrubs. The church interior has a Swedish design inclination. Loads of wood and a very natural style of decor. There are antique items that make the place feel homey. The interior design is unique. The congregation is a mix of people and very welcoming. This intimate church is a nice respite from the larger more flamboyant churches. If you like architecture/interior design, check this place out.
Had heard about the architecture (American Craftsman) and my parents were married there in 1931, so made a visit recently with two friends and this is a very beautiful structure. The tree trunk roof beams are wonderful and you can tell it is a church of love. The garden is lovely too.
I am a wedding planner who had a wedding at Swedenborgian Church. This is such a wonderful place to make your dream wedding happen. It's such a beautiful church which combines rich historic details with a warm, candlelit ambiance to impress all of our guests. The memories here were so perfect! I would highly recommend it to our new couples.
Such a beautiful church! Truly a hidden gem. Perfect location for anyone looking for an intimate wedding. Everyone here is so sweet and accommodating :)