Today is National Lighthouse Day. Therefore today’s post is about lighthouse weddings
On August 7, 1789, the United States Congress approved an act for the “establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers.” It was two hundred years later that Congress designated August 7 as National Lighthouse Day. (1)
Lighthouses have always represented beacons of of hope, security and safe passage, which may account for their popularity as wedding venues. You may be wondering where to find a lighthouse in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area in which to have your wedding. The answer is you need look no further than the beautiful coastal city of San Pedro, CA.
The Point Fermin Lighthouse of San Pedro was built from California Redwoods in 1874. (2) It is part of the 37 acre Point Fermin Park, located on the southern most point of Los Angeles County.
Ceremonies are not allowed within the lighthouse itself; however the gigantic and lovely fig tree pictured here will provide ample shade for your summertime wedding guests.
From Point Fermin, your guests will have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking views of ocean sunsets, and on a clear day, one can see Catalina Island.
For more information visit www.pointferminlighthouse.org
Photo credit: Connie Jones-Steward