Your special occasion in a very special setting

Waverley Chapel - Santa Ana, CA

Timeless Architecture

Nestled under a canopy of trees, charming and stately Waverley Chapel offers a truly special setting for life’s most memorable celebrations and ceremonies. For weddings and other significant occasions, Waverley Chapel lends an atmosphere that is truly unique.

Built in the Old English architectural tradition, Waverley Chapel is a dignified and distinctive landmark on the beautifully landscaped grounds of Fairhaven. Surrounded by 70 acres of lush lawns and trees, Waverley Chapel recalls the charm of English village chapels and abbeys where close-knit communities come together.

From the distinguished stone masonry exterior to the interior stone arches, every detail creates a lovely traditional atmosphere appropriate for any event. Much attention has been paid to interior details such as the hand-carved mahogany pews covered with antique red velvet, stunning stained glass windows, and elegant candelabra, which lend a memorable touch to your special occasion.

We invite you to visit this beautiful setting and tour the facilities. We think you will agree that Waverley Chapel is a special place for a very special occasion.


Old-world charm with modern conveniences

Comfort and convenience are also a priority for you and your guests. Waverley Chapel comfortably accommodates up to 200. Inspired by the romance of 18th century France, the Bride’s Room is both luxurious and practical, with many thoughtful touches a bride will appreciate. The Bride’s Terrace provides an outdoor patio setting ideal for a private moment or a photo opportunity.

While traditional and timeless, Waverley Chapel also offers modern conveniences to help ensure the success of your occasion. The chapel is equipped with an updated sound system as well as a modern keyboard, and is air conditioned for your comfort. At your disposal is the chapel’s on-staff facility coordinator, here to help make sure the bride and groom enjoy their special day. Wedding packages are also available for your convenience.


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Waverley Chapel is one of the most beautiful wedding sites in Southern California.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the facilities and the staff.


Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help make your special day perfect. Here are some of the questions we get asked a lot. 

1. Can you help us plan the music?

Our Resources page has listings for musicians and entertainment. Whether you desire classical or modern, we can recommend some great musicians for your special day.

2. Do have a wedding planner?

No, we do not. However, our chapel facility coordinator is available to work with your wedding planner. See our Resources page for listings of other wedding planners.

3. Do you have a bride’s room?

Inspired by the romance of 18th century France, the Bride’s Room is both luxurious and practical, with many thoughtful touches a bride will appreciate. The Bride’s Terrace provides an outdoor patio setting ideal for a private moment or a photo opportunity.

4. How many can the chapel accommodate?

Waverley Chapel can accommodate up to 200 guests while also creating an intimate atmosphere.

5. What about flowers?

Our Resources page has listings of florists who specialize in weddings.

6. When is the deposit due?

A minimum nonrefundable deposit of $200.00 is required to secure Waverley. The balance must be paid no later than one day prior to the event.


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