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Nestled in the heart of historic Pacific Grove, just one block from picturesque Monterey Bay and Lover’s Point, The Center For Spiritual Awakening is the ideal setting for the exchange of wedding vows of all types, vow renewals, the celebration of life’s milestones, and other non-denominational ceremonies.
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offer Ustream of events for family not able to attend
Pacific Grove Sanctuary & Garden
The building’s unique architecture presents a bright, open ambience with distinctive curved glass walls and a warm, inviting foyer. This Pacific Grove sanctuary has been lovingly cared for and cherished by past and present owners and this reverence is apparent from the moment one walks into the central space. The sanctuary comfortably accommodates 200 people in gracious ambience. The curved glass walls offer natural lighting and a view of a lovely outdoor garden. The Garden offers the perfect location for receptions or small garden weddings or events. Our outdoor garden and deck provides a haven for activities, such as wedding ceremonies, photo shoots, receptions, or breaks during seminars, workshops or meetings.
Music, Lighting & Video
The outstanding acoustics in the sanctuary and the grand piano result in a superior musical experience. There is a state-of-the-art sound system with JBL speakers and a Soundcraft mixing board; a Mitsubishi XD450U data-projector and Da-Lite screen are also available at an additional cost. We also have the ability to live stream events and/or record with HiDef video equipment.
Community / Reception Room
The Pacific Coast Church Social Room is ideal for receptions or meetings. Measuring 23 x 41 feet, it can easily accommodate 70 for a seated dinner or a classroom setting, and twice that number if formal seating is not required. The beautiful Pergo wood floor is perfect for dancing, and the fabric valances adorning the windows create an air of elegance and comfort.
Staging Areas / Bride & Groom Locations
We have two different rooms that can be setup to accommodate the special needs of the Bride and Groom. We will work with you to find the best room design for your needs.
event coordinator & ministers available for special events
Rev. JoAnna Daum
Rev. JoAnna, ordained 2010 through Emerson Theological Seminary, performs customized sacred ceremonies to mark life events -- to celebrate life, to support healing, to mourn loss and to recognize new beginnings. These rites of passage include, birth, marriage, death, coming of age, graduation, promotion, moving in or out of a home or office, starting or ending a job or business. Customize your ceremony with a complimentary session. 831-601-0606, email@example.com
Rev. Sandra Leader
Rev. Sandy brings heart energy and a poetic sensibility to creating ceremonies and rituals that reflect the client, including blessings for newborns, weddings, healing support clearings and blessings for homes, celebrations of life and other rites of passage. 831-659-5528; firstname.lastname@example.org
David Martin, RSc.
David, a longtime Relgious Science practitioner, is available to perform weddings, house blessings, and energy clearings for houses and properties. 831-277-1615; email@example.com
Rev. Bari Roberts
Rev. Bari is certified to play healing music with guitar and vocals at the bedside for people transitioning, in memory care, acute medical conditions, in long term care, etc. with guitar. She also provides ballroom dance music with a small ensemble for special events as well as healing music for events. 831-206-3695; firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Dr. Carell Zaehn
Rev. Carell performs weddings, same sex marriages or ceremonies, memorials, baby blessings, rites of passage. 831-277-4588; email@example.com