Rent our Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall with Ocean View Deck in La Jolla

Our intimate campus offers a uniquely “La Jolla” experience for hosting your wedding, memorial, reception or other event. This historic church corner is located in the heart of a cozy residential area of The Village, just blocks from the Pacific Ocean and Marine Street beach. From our recently added outdoor deck, you can even see the ocean looking straight down Genter Street!

Campus History

The church was established here in 1927 when our current Fellowship Hall building was acquired from St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla and moved six blocks straight down Draper Street on horse-drawn wagons to its current location on the corner of Draper and Genter Streets. The current church sanctuary was built in the mid-1950s and is a perfect representation of Mid-Century Modern design with its intimate lobby entry area, wooden pews, and beautiful arched wooden columns and ceiling panels. For modern appeal, two cozy “Living Room” areas in the back of the sanctuary offer guests comfortable sofas and upholstered rotating chairs. In 2018, the Fellowship Hall was enhanced with an expansive outdoor deck with ample area for seating, tables or just mixing about. It even has an ocean view from the front area of the deck.

St. James by the Sea in 1908

St. James church being moved

LJCF in 1945 after WWII

 

 

 

 

 

The Sanctuary

Our sanctuary has a classy old-school church appeal with its wooden pews and perfect location in La Jolla.

  • 350-400 people in classic wooden pews as well as modern sofa area
  • Professional audio and video facilities
  • Multiple bathroom facilities
  • Back stage rooms for the bride and groom

The Fellowship Hall

Our fellowship hall can be rented in conjunction with the sanctuary or as a separate rental.

  • Banquet seating for 175 people
  • Round and square tables
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Ocean view outdoor deck
  • Firepit table & outdoor heaters
  • Audio and video capable
  • Classic Irving Gill architecture

Ready to Rent?

Please complete the LJCF Facility Rental Inquiry form HERE.

Contact us for more details at andrea@ljcfemail.org