Swedenborgian Church 2107 Lyon St • San Francisco • CA 94115

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Swedenborgian Church

2107 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Why You'll Love This Place

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Built in 1895 in Pacific Heights by a coterie of artists, architects and spiritual seekers, the historic Swedenborgian Church is rustic and charming in the Arts and Crafts tradition. There's a huge brick fireplace inside and, lit with candles, the interior is exceptionally beautiful and serene. Floors, walls and ceilings are wood, and the arching overhead beams are good-sized madrone tree trunks. In lieu of conventional pews, handmade Mission-style maple chairs are provided.

Many of San Francisco's most important (if not famous!) personages were once affiliated with this church, such as Robert Frost, who went to Sunday School here. The founders of the Sierra Club were all active associates, including John Muir. The Sierra Club's legendary landscape painter, William Keith, painted four large murals that line the north wall of the sanctuary, and Phoebe Hearst (William Randolph Hearst's mother) is represented by her donation of a rare cast-iron copy of Peter Vischer's 15th-century "Praying Madonna."

Adjacent to the chapel is a turn-of-the-century Craftsman house whose Garden Room, Fireside Room and Dining Room are used for receptions. Both the Fireside and Dining Rooms have working fireplaces. In front of the house, a quiet garden with a small pool, trees, benches and flowers provides a pretty spot for gatherings and wedding photos.

The Swedenborgian Church offers traditional, contemporary and interfaith ceremonies, with weddings usually scheduled three hours apart.

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Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $1,400–2,200/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
Package Prices
  • $1,000/event and up
  • This pricing is for elopement packages.

Capacity

IndoorsOutdoors
CeremonySeated12045
Cocktails, etc.Standing1200
ReceptionSeated900
MeetingsTotal meeting capacity for this venue is 100

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The chapel holds 120 seated or 150 standing.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The house holds up to 90 seated or 120 standing guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: The house can accommodate up to 100 people for a meeting.


Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Special Events, Parties
  • Business Functions/Meetings
  • Rehearsal Dinners

Essential Info

Price

$

Catering

Preferred list
BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited

Availability

Receptions can be scheduled by arrangement. Guests must vacate the premises by 9pm.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Church/Chapel/Temple
  • Garden
  • Historic/Landmark Building
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: BYO or select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes, small receptions only
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: n/a
Parking: on street, garage nearby
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: caterer
View: garden


Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: BYO wine, champagne or beer; no hard alcohol permitted
Smoking: not allowed on premises
Music: amplified ok indoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, seeds, flower petals or bubbles



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