Can arrangements be made for a wedding of about 50 people in the San Fernando Mission or the park?
We are planning a wedding in San Fernando California. My daughter and her Fiancée would love to get married either in the San Fernando Mission or the park where everyone takes their pictures. There will only be around 50 people, and the pastor from our church will marry them wherever they decide. Can arrangements be made for this? We were born and raised in California. My Great Great Great Grandfather was one of the first Spanish Settlers in Los Angeles, and my Grand father sat in one of the chairs in the San Fernando Mission because he was so tired, he was 103 just months before he died in 1969. He loved going to that old mission. I’ve seen the damage from the earthquakes shake that old mission, but God has kept her alive.
Please advise if there is anything you can help us with. We will be driving in from Texas the weekend of August 15th.
Congratulations and best luck in finding a mission venue on short notice.
There is no other option but to get on the phone and call the rectories of all possible missions. San Fernando Rey would be nice but if that proves impossible three other options I would consider are San Gabriel (not as extensive or as elegant grounds but the mission church itself is spectacular and it is close) San Buenaventura (in Ventura) and - a bit further drive for you - Santa Ines mission. Santa Barbara is typically booked 6 months in advance and San Juan Capistrano is also very difficult to book. There are telephone numbers on our website.